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November 22, 2014 - New Moon 0° Sagittarius

50 Years Ago the Verrazano Bridge Opened

November 18, 2014     7:24 AM ET

On November 21, 1964 the Verrazano Bridge opened to much hoopla in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

In the decades that followed, what was farm country became suburbia to families who migrated over the bridge from Brooklyn, to raise their families. From Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge to Staten Island then later to New Jersey - that pattern continues.

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Diet Suggestions - November 2014

November 19, 2014     3:22 PM ET

Love handles, like most types of abdominal fat, can be quite challenging to get rid of, and for many may hold even after you've lost weight elsewhere in your body. But, contrary to popular belief, targeting your abs with crunches or even targeted exercises for your obliques (the muscles under your love handles) will not specifically reduce fat in your problem areas. Read more

Self-Help Lists November 2014

November 20, 2014     8:43 AM ET

10 Tips For Healthier Grocery Shopping, From The Nutrition Experts Who Know Best
3 Simple Tricks To Improve Running Form (And Have The Best Run Ever)
7 Signs You Own Way Too Much Clothing
5 rules to make your diet stick for good
5 Things That Highly Productive People Do
7 Reasons Why To Care About Your Posture
7 Things You Should Never Apologize For
6 Morning Habits You Need to Dig Into
8 Healthy Habits to Adopt Now
9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Your Body's Internal Clock

I find lists make my life easier and more efficient. New Years Eve 2015 is not far away. How about making that list now and seeing what you can do over the next two months.

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How scientists can learn what distinguishes science from pseudoscience

November 18, 2014     8:00 AM ET

As time passes the line between science and pseudoscience becomes finer and finer - as what was once science-fiction becomes physical fact.

Critically, scientists must learn what really distinguishes science from pseudoscience. We can fall for comforting myths, with pseudoscience being the domain of cat palmists on TV claiming to predict earthquakes with the moon. Amusing, sometimes exasperating, but mostly harmless stuff. Read More ...

Broken Plates and Flying Saucers

November 16, 2014     10:41 AM ET

From current earthquakes to Ancient Aliens theories about the Watchers .... Read More

The Continuing Adventures of Philae Lander

November 18, 2014     8:21 PM ET

The Philae lander has detected organic molecules on the surface of its comet, scientists have confirmed. Carbon-containing "organics" are the basis of life on Earth and may give clues to chemical ingredients delivered to our planet early in its history. The compounds were picked up by a German-built instrument designed to "sniff" the comet's thin atmosphere. Other analyses suggest the comet's surface is largely water-ice covered with a thin dust layer. Read More ...

Warmth, flowing water on early Mars were episodic

November 18, 2014     9:06 AM ET

How to reconcile indisputable evidence of flowing water on Mars with severely low temperatures?

New research shows volcanism and greenhouse gas could have warmed the planet sufficiently, but only for tens or hundreds of years at a time. Ample evidence of ancient rivers, streams, and lakes make it clear that Mars was at some point warm enough for liquid water to flow on its surface. While that may conjure up images of a tropical Martian paradise. Read More ...

Paper Bag Speed Dating

November 16, 2014     9:44 AM ET

As everything in our reality is accelerating and becoming more and more ridiculous ... have you ever tried speed dating ... with a paper bag on your head? Looks like a fun way to sell something about yourself that you want to attract in a partner.

What would your paper bag look like? What would it say? It could teach you something about how you think the world views you. Read More ...

Speed Dating