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Untangling 7 myths about head lice
Head lice: The idea alone is enough to make your scalp itch. It doesn't help that there's such confusion about how the little beasts operate. Here a few common myths are debunked.
VIDEO: Mystery restaurant patron leaving thousands of dollars in tips
A mysterious patron is dining at various restaurants and bars, then leaving anywhere from $500 to $10,000 in tips.
Painkillers may curb memory loss from medical marijuana
Medical marijuana can alleviate pain and nausea, but it can also cause decreased attention span and memory loss. A new study in mice finds that taking an over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen may help curb these side effects.
6 ways health-care reform can help end America's AIDS epidemic
With politicians, public health experts and epidemiologists announcing that the United States is at the beginning of ending the AIDS epidemic and that we will soon usher in an AIDS-free generation of youths, each World AIDS Day takes on increasingly special significance.
Cyber Monday deals await online bargain hunters
If you spent Black Friday in a turkey coma, it's not too late to snatch up money-saving deals during Cyber Monday.
The strangest non-emergency 911 calls
From missing chicken nuggets to problems with math, there are some strange reasons people call 911. Here's a list of the most bizarre.
VIDEO: Grinch not only 'rotter' at Christmas time
Christmas tree farmers fighting root rot may have found a hardy substitute. The Turkish fir is similar to Fraser fir and hails from the birthplace of Old Saint Nick himself.
Happy 100th to the crossword puzzle
On a snowy evening in the early 1900s, a newspaper editor at the New York World was hunched over his desk trying to think of something special for the Christmas issue. He drew a diamond-shaped grid with numbered squares and numbered clues, creating the first crossword puzzle.
Black Friday: The best tech deals to look for
The height of the holiday shopping season is upon us, as fervor over the deals coming on Black Friday and Black Thursday (a.k.a. Thanksgiving) grows.
Turkeys are funny-looking and tasty, but can they fly?
Turkeys are an ungainly mess of a bird. Their bodies appear too big for their scrawny legs, and they are pocked with all manner of bizarre anatomical structures, including snoods (fleshy bumps on their foreheads) and a dewlap (that distinctive flappy wattle under its neck). But amazingly, the bird - at least in its wild form - can fly.
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