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December 2011

Turn Over a New Leaf in 2012: Meditate!

If you want to change your life in the upcoming year, try meditation. One of the things Whitley Strieber writes about in his new book "Solving the Communion...
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The REAL Danger is Drinking and WALKING

Drinking and driving is a dangerous combination, but walking after drinking isn't any safer, and if you need to get home after a New Year's Eve party, there's no way to appoint a "designated walker."

Trauma surgeon Thomas Esposito says, "...
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Are You a Mean Drunk?

If you are, it's not excuse--you're mean when sober too. Drinking enough alcohol to become intoxicated increases aggression significantly in people who lack one particular personality trait.. But people with that trait are just as aggressive when they're sober as they are when drunk. And that trait is? The inability to consider the...
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Last Days to Get Free Enigma Bookplate

"Solving the Communion Enigma," the first nonfiction book Whitley Strieber has written about his Visitor experiences in a decade, will be published on January 5th. In it, he tells about the extraordinary information he's learned about who and what these mysterious...
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A Beautiful Way to Start Your Day

Some researchers think ALL crop circles are manmade, some think NONE of them are made by people, and other researchers think...
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If Climate Change Accelerates, Can Plants and Animals Keep Up?

No matter WHAT ELSE 2012 brings, there's one thing we KNOW will continue in the future: Climate change and the resulting extinction of many animal species.

The ranges of species will have to change dramatically as a result of...
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Mayans Ended up in Georgia

How did corn, beans and tobacco come to the Indians of the US? We used to think they came from Native Americans who brought them back from their trips across the border into Mexico. But if a recent archaeological find...
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Unintended Botox Effects

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to do something about your facial lines and wrinkles, be warned: It turns out that muscle-freezing Botox injections not only stay with you, they MIGRATE and affect muscles that you might not effected--it makes them TWITCH...
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Bees Function Like a Brain

Bees do a quantum dance in order to tell the other members of their hive where to find the honey. Now scientists have discovered that warms of bees and brains, which are made up of neurons, both make decisions in the same way.
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Is There Someone You Left Off Your List?

Some researchers think ALL crop circles are manmade, some think NONE of them are made by people, and other researchers think...
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Being Thankful is Good for Your Health

Are you thankful for all the wonderful Christmas gifts you received? Thankfulness doesn't just improve your emotional health, it impacts your PHYSICAL...
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Want to Live a Long Time? Get Elected President

As long as you aren't among the 4 who got assassinated, that is (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show). When we see and hear the...
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Why You Need to Get Smart

Besides being elected President, what's the REAL "Fountain of Youth"--the secret to a long life? Get educated! Researchers have concluded that this is why...
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The Science Behind Mistletoe

There was a mistletoe shortage this year--Does this mean there were fewer KISSES this Christmas? Scientists can't tell us if hanging the plant above a doorway really does inspire love, but they do know the history behind this seasonal plant.

Mistletoe is found mainly in tropical or temperate areas. Its name refers a species of...
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The Mall is a Church for Some People

Most Americans are religious--just not all in the same way. An international study of holiday shopping and religion finds that dominant religious groups are likely to experience discomfort at all the...
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Older Brains are Better

Christmas is the season when we get together with elderly friends and relatives (NOTE: You can watch the video here), and Santa's not so young either! Have...
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Let There be Light

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There May be Diamonds in the Sky

At the first Christmas, three astrologers followed a star that shone so brightly, it looked like a diamond in the sky. A new study suggests that some stars in the Milky Way could harbor "carbon super-Earths...
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Music to Our Ears

Why do we like the kinds of music we do? It could have to do with our brains (as well as the shape of our ears). We all love the sights and sounds of...
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Does Your Neighborhood Look Like It's Underwater?

We switched and now almost everybody has, especially when it comes to Christmas lights. LED lights are cooler and cheaper to run than old-fashioned...
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Faced With a Tough Choice? Here's What You'll Probably Do

During the Christmas season, the biggest choice we usually have to make is what present to buy for someone--but sometimes we're faced with tough choices. Here's an...
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Finding That Elusive Parking Place

Lots of us wish that cars would not only drive themselves, but that they would park themselves too. While a few automakers are starting to create cars that can do that, for most of us,...
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Coral Reefs are Dying-- A Surprising Reason Why

It's a real enigma: Humans aren't the only thing that's killing coral--a certain variety of seaweed is doing the same thing, in a battle beneath the sea. Scientists for the first time have identified and mapped the chemical structure of molecules used by certain species of marine seaweed to kill or inhibit...
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Dogs Have Been Our Friends Since Prehistoric Times

Getting a puppy for Christmas? It's amazing to realize that all dogs of today, that come in so many shapes and sizes, are all descended from...
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If Only Cars Could Drive Themselves

Being stuck in heavy traffic on your way to the mall to get last minute gifts can take away your Christmas spirit FAST. Thousands...
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Like Sweets? It's Because You're Sweet

If you’re dealing with a crabby co-worker or exasperating friend this season, maybe you should offer them some cake or cookies, because a new study has discovered that eating sweets make you sweet.

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War Dogs are Suffering as Much as Soldiers

Now that we're finally leaving Iraq, we need to remember that the dogs who go to war with us are suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disease), just like the soldiers who...
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Think Twice Before Getting That Manicure

Thinking of getting your nails done for those holiday parties? How about a new haircut? We hate to make you paranoid (NOTE:...
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Were Neanderthals Frozen Out?

It may have been the WEATHER that did them in. Researcher Julien Riel-Salvatore says, "It's been long believed that Neanderthals were outcompeted by fitter modern humans and they could not adapt. We are changing the main narrative. Neanderthals were just as adaptable and in many ways, simply victims of their own success."

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Fat Keeps You Warm

Why do some of us get fat, while others stay skinny? It turns out that there is "good" fat and "bad" fat, and some of us have inherited too much of the bad (brown) stuff, which is found throughout the interior spaces of humans and other warm-blooded creatures. It may hold the secret to diets and weight-loss programs...
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