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Gather round, it's time for another news recap. We've got the skinny on new skinnies, the latest in love and rex research, 50 Shades of Grey mania (yes, us too), and more. 

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Hearing a bedtime story may still lull you to sleep as an adult, but it might help more if the reader whispers it.

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We all have that moment before we click “complete purchase” where we question if we’re totally positive we want to buy that sundress.

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The city of Dubai is putting an interesting twist on the expression "worth your weight in gold," with a new program that rewards citizens for losing weight.

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If you're a fan of the Bachelor franchise, you know what the words "fantasy suite" imply.

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Minnesota residents have reason to celebrate this month: The Mayo Clinic, located in Rochester, was recently named the nation's top hospital in U.S.

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In a world of beauty advertisements, and photoshopped images, what does the term "beautiful" mean to a blind person?

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"It was like a scene from Jaws," said one observer, describing the rush of panicked swimmers trying to get out of the ocean after a rare lightning strike at Venice Beach, California,...

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Dutch Olympic and three-time world champion Marianne Vos made history today on the final stretch (and most prestigious stage) of the Tour de France, taking home the top prize as...

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You know all that advice about not acting too eager to please on a first date? Well, according to new research, you may want to throw that approach out the window.

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