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What’s TSA’s Newest Flight Hazard? A Handgun-Style Handbag

A teenager’s western-style purse emblazoned with a handgun emblem on the front caught the attention of the Transportation Security Administration.

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This Day in History for December 1 – Rosa Parks Arrested and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1824 – Congress acts to decide a presidential election for the first time in history, giving the presidency to John Quincy Adams (More info)

1913 – The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line, reducing the time needed to build a car from 12 hours to just under three (More info)

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Most Would Rather Eat Their Vegetables Than Work Out — Survey of the Day

According to a new Gallup poll of 1,012 adults, 52 percent lost weight at some point in their lives, but it’s how they’re doing it that’s intriguing.  Of those successful weight droppers, 32 percent got slimmer by dieting exclusively, and 47 percent named both diet and exercise as important factors.

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Why Sixth Grade May Be the Most Important Factor for Your Child Graduating High School

The latest numbers show about eight percent of American kids drop out of high school before graduating. Want to keep your kids from becoming a statistic? Then pay attention to how they do in the sixth grade.

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Survey Says — Holidays Are No Longer the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Seems “holiday cheer” may be a misnomer, at least according to a new survey. Consumer Reports polled 1,013 adults, revealing that 90 percent of us have at least one thing to complain about the holidays, and 15 percent hate that they’re expected to be nice.

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Dreaming Away Your Stress May Actually Work — Health Check

While brain activity during sleep is still largely a mystery, scientists have discovered that dreaming not only consolidates our memories and helps us learn, it may also soothe stressful reactions to bad experiences.

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Newest Trick to Eating Less Has People Using Different Colored Plates — Health Check

Veteran dieters know one way to eat less is to use smaller plates to fool the eye into thinking we have more food in front of us. But new research revealed the color of our plates and tables matter just as much.

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Hiring Strangers to Do Your Chores Has Never Been Easier with Micro-Labor Sites [VIDEO]

Whether you need a fresh pair of pants stat or your garden could use a good weeding, the internet is making farming out your chores and odd jobs the best way to clear off your “to do” list.

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This Day in History for November 29 – Israel Formed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1929 – American explorer Richard Byrd and three companions become the first to fly over the South Pole (More info)

1947 – Despite strong Arab opposition, the United Nations votes for the partition of Palestine and the creation of an independent Jewish state (More info)

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Miraculous Accident Allows Paralympic Cyclist to Walk Again [VIDEO]

Normally it’s an accident that causes permanent limb damage and changes the course of an athlete’s career. But for paralympian Monique va der Vorst, the opposite proved to be true. The paralympic cyclist and two-time silver medalist recently got into an accident and found herself left with a bit of a surprise — after 14 years of living in a wheelchair, she could suddenly walk again.

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