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The MetroSpritual: Use your aura to generate positive energy

Is it possible that our brains and not our genes control whether or not we get sick — and that love is the cure all? The happy-go-lucky, hug a tree-type of person tends to radiate this contagiously healthy, feel -good ...

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Bisexual women at higher risk of sexual abuse

A new report reveals that bisexual women experience sexual violence at an alarmingly higher rate than straight or lesbian women. Half of bisexual women have been raped at one point while in the U.S., while 75% have experienced sexual violence, ...

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Iranian Olympic athlete to sell gold medal for earthquake relief

Weightlifter Kianoush Rostami won his gold medal in Rio last summer but says it belongs to the people of his home country. Rostami, 26, is auctioning off his medal to raise money for those affected by the 7.3-magnitude earthquake that ...

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It'll cost less to gobble, gobble this Thanksgiving

ALBANY – It will cost a little less for New Yorkers to stuff themselves silly with turkey this Thanksgiving, a new survey Thursday revealed. The New York Farm Bureau’s annual Market Basket Survey found that the average cost for a ...

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How school lockdowns can save students’ lives

Lockdown procedures have been cited for saving lives during a deadly shooting attack in a northern California community. Officials at Rancho Tehama Elementary School initiated a lockdown at the school as soon as shots by a gunman — later identified ...

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How to have the marijuana conversation this Thanksgiving

After Election Day, more than 21 percent of Americans now live in a state that allows for recreational marijuana. And 29 states now have programs designed for medical patients to receive cannabis. With all the good news, it’s still tough to ...

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Richest 1% owns more than half of the world’s wealth: study

The world’s richest 1% owns more than half of the world’s wealth, according to a financial report. In over a year, the world’s wealth increased from $ 16.7 trillion to $ 280 trillion, the report by Credit Suisse, released Tuesday ...

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Fidget spinners make consumer safety group's 'worst toys' list

Fidget spinners, a Nerf crossbow and Spider-Man drone all topped a consumer safety group’s list of the 10 toys your child is most likely to shoot their eye out with this year. The Boston-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, or ...

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People were drinking wine a lot earlier than originally expected

It’s always wine o’clock somewhere — and always was. Researchers have unearthed telltale evidence of the world’s earliest winemaking in clay crockery dating back to 6,000 B.C., the Guardian reports. The discovery, in the country of Georgia, suggests that the ...

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Champion Scrabble player banned after investigation

This Scrabble ace has been ex-spelled. Former UK Scrabble champion and star Allan Simmons has been banned from playing the game competitively for three yeas following an investigation that found he is a C-H-E-A-T-E-R. Under the right circumstances, that’s a ...

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