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Why It’s So Cold And Snowy In November

Nov 20, 14 Why It’s So Cold And Snowy In November

Posted by in Natural Science, Seasonal

The first major Northeastern snowstorm of the season dumped five feet of snow in some areas of upstate New York and record low Nov. 19 temperatures were shattered in many states Tuesday, kicking off what many forecasters say will be a tough winter for much of the country.

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99 Problems And Your Skin Ain’t One: Ask The Experts

Nov 20, 14 99 Problems And Your Skin Ain’t One: Ask The Experts

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

Dry, chapped, cracked: Winter is open season on a person’s skin. It’s no coincidence, then, the American Academy of Dermatology declared November National Healthy Skin Month. Per their website, “now is the time to prepare … for colder fall and winter weather that can affect their skin and aggravate certain conditions with drier air and chilly temperatures.”

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Mediterranean Diet May Be Helpful In Dropping A Few Pounds Before Thanksgiving

Nov 19, 14 Mediterranean Diet May Be Helpful In Dropping A Few Pounds Before Thanksgiving

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

A Mediterranean diet has long been associated with lowering your risk of heart disease, yet a new editorial says it also will help you if you’re concerned about becoming obese. and want to lose a pound or two before your upcoming Thanksgiving feast.

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Ask The Test Kitchen: Timely Topics For Thanksgiving

Nov 17, 14 Ask The Test Kitchen: Timely Topics For Thanksgiving

Posted by in Lifestyle, Seasonal

With Thanksgiving just weeks away, it's time to get prepared. Here are a couple of timely questions. How do I baste a fresh turkey for grilling? What is the best meat thermometer to use?

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The Science Of Gratitude: It Really Is The Little Things

Nov 14, 14 The Science Of Gratitude: It Really Is The Little Things

Posted by in Health, Science, Seasonal

As the month of November ushers in the holiday season, there’s a sharpened focus on gratitude. This often inspires others to give back to those who are less fortunate. And if you didn’t already know, it makes for greater physical and psychological health.

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Timelapse Video Shows Massive Sunspot In Motion

Nov 14, 14 Timelapse Video Shows Massive Sunspot In Motion

Posted by in Seasonal

From October 14 to 30 of this year, a sputtering, tempestuous spot on the surface of the sun was visible from NASA’s roving Solar Dynamics Observatory. With a diameter of 111,847 miles, or 14 times the width of the Earth, sunspot AR 2192 is the largest seen over the past 22 years, or the last two of the sun’s 11-year sunspot cycles.

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Beard Vs. Clean-Shaven: A Scientific Debate

Nov 08, 14 Beard Vs. Clean-Shaven: A Scientific Debate

Posted by in Science, Seasonal

November has become a hallmark month for facial hair. Yes, we’re talking about #Movember: the 11-year-old global campaign that launched to encourage men to grow a mustache as a way to educate other men about men’s health. But let’s skip to the good stuff: What does science have to say about those mustaches and beards?

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Social Media And The Midterm Elections

Nov 04, 14 Social Media And The Midterm Elections

Posted by in Seasonal, Technology

During this time of midterm elections in the US, the Pew Research Center has taken a look at how important social media and technology are to the electoral process. They found that the number of Americans who engage with politics in newer ways is increasing significantly, and that this is the case regardless of political persuasion.

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Top 5 Scariest Games To Play On Halloween

Oct 31, 14 Top 5 Scariest Games To Play On Halloween

Posted by in Gaming, Seasonal

Halloween is here, but we don’t need an excuse to play some freakishly scary games alone in the dark at night. There’s plenty of awesome, chill-inducing titles out there, so it’s hard to choose just five, but below are the scariest video games we’ve ever played.

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Dancing Plagues, Cursed Penises And Wildfire Laughter: Mass Hysteria At Its Best

Oct 31, 14 Dancing Plagues, Cursed Penises And Wildfire Laughter: Mass Hysteria At Its Best

Posted by in Health, Juxtaposed In Japan, Seasonal

With today being Halloween, it’s always worth looking at the weirder, creepier side of life. Recently, I have been reading about cases of mass hysteria. Some of them at first are almost beyond belief, until you remember just what a peculiar thing the human mind is.

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