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Trouble with decluttering? Being dependent on stuff is part of being human, Stanford scholar...

Feb. 5, 2019 - Decluttering, spring cleaning or watching an episode of a home makeover television show often leads to the question: Why do...

Topical pain creams not statistically better than placebo

February 5, 2019 - In an effort to reduce chronic pain, many people look for hope by paying $20 to thousands of dollars for...

Books: Graphic novel “Berlin” depicts a society slowly awakening to the stranglehold of fascism

February 1, 2019 - During the past two decades, Jason Lutes has quietly created one of the masterworks of the graphic novel golden age....

What happens to your body when you freeze to death? (VIDEO)

Jan. 31, 2019 - Good reason to stay inside during this Polar Vortex! Created by: Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown Written by: Tharsan Kana,...

Babies who hear two languages at home develop advantages in attention

TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2019 - The advantages of growing up in a bilingual home can start as early as six months of age, according...

Make Bear-Killing Father and Son Watch Pro-Animal Documentary, PETA Asks Judge

ANCHORAGE, AK Jan. 29, 2019 - PETA sent a letter to Alaska District Court Judge Pamela S. Washington, who sentenced Andrew and Owen Renner—the...

Urgent Message From PETA: Winter Survival Tips for Animals

Jan. 28, 2019 - As a wind chill watch is affecting your area, animals, who can suffer from deadly frostbite and exposure, become dehydrated when water...

Why flamingos are cooler than you think (video)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2019 — To many people, flamingos are synonymous with Florida, tacky lawn ornaments and cocktails on the beach. But their silly...

Change your phone settings so Apple, Google can’t track your movements

Your phone tracks your movements all the time. grapestock/Shutterstock.com Jen King, Stanford University January 24, 2019 - Technology companies have been pummeled by revelations about how poorly...

It’s cold! A physiologist explains how to keep your body feeling warm

JohnEric Smith, Mississippi State University January 23, 2019 - Whether waiting for a bus, playing outside or walking the dog – during the colder winter...

CA and NV ski resorts to host events in recognition of Ski California Safety...

PETALUMA, Calif. Jan. 23, 2019 – Ski California and its member resorts will proactively educate skiers and snowboarders about safety on the slopes during the first ever Ski California...

On 46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood Celebrates State Efforts to Expand...

Washington, DC, Jan. 22 2019 - Today, Planned Parenthood and its partners celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. During the...

Ford Expedition’s Outsized Pollution Rivals a Tyrannosaurus Rex

DETROIT, Jan. 17, 2019 – As the international auto industry descended on Detroit to take in the latest automobile offerings, consumer, environmental, health and...

Home Buyers and Sellers Are Confused and Harmed by Complex, Poorly Enforced State Laws...

Washington, D.C. Jan. 14, 2019 — Today the Consumer Federation of America released an extensively researched report titled, The Agency Mess: Home Buyer and...

How compostable plastic works (video)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2019 — Due to the demands of eco-conscious consumers, manufacturers are making more and more disposable plastic products from compostable polylactic...

Public Citizen Urges FDA to Ban Common, Deadly Gout Medication

WASHINGTON, D.C. January 11, 2019 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should immediately ban the widely used gout medication febuxostat because it...

Feral Cats Relocated from Jones Beach State Park

Jones Beach State Park, New York, January 8, 2019 - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) and American...

Study: Americans Are Happier in States That Spend More on Libraries, Parks and Highways

WACO, TX, Jan. 7, 2019 - Americans are happier in states where governments spend more on public goods, such as libraries, parks, highways, natural...

Explore the California coast with the Coastal Commission’s new YourCoast iPhone app

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. January 2, 2019 - The California Coastal Commission released a free app that will allow the public to explore state’s iconic...

Urgent Message From PETA: Winter Survival Tips for Animals (VIDEO)

Dec. 31, 2018 - As a winter storm warning is affecting your area, animals, who can suffer from deadly frostbite and exposure, become dehydrated when...