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Can you trick people into improving their lives? A behavioral economics professor is banking on it

  Whether personal or professional, change is hard. And the cumulative data is not on our side. Take something obviously detrimental, like smoking. A mere 4% to 7% of people successfully quit without the aid of medication or outside help. Even experiencing a traumatic event like...

UFC’s once-great hope Rousey suffers lightning-fast defeat

(CNN)Only 48 seconds after the opening bell, the comeback was over.   Ronda Rousey, the UFC's once-great hope and the sport's all-dominating athlete, saw her chance to redeem her November 2015 loss to Holly Holm.   But almost straight away that dream was shattered by a prepared,...

Dear world, I wasn’t all bad. Signed, 2016

(CNN)I know, I know. You're SO over me. You lost a favorite celebrity. Your Samsung Galaxy exploded. You got really tired of Pokemon Go really fast. But look a little closer. I was also all kinds of awesome - in ways that left...

$120 million worth of meth seized in record-breaking Philippines’ drug raid

Manila, Philippines (CNN)Philippines authorities have made the biggest drug seizure in the country's history, confiscating 2,000 pounds (890 kilograms) of methamphetamine worth $120 million in a series of raids this month.   "It is not only the biggest haul for this year, but so far the...

Awesome Ad Proves There’s No Such Thing As Girl Toys And Boy Toys

Audi Spain is making an awesome statement about how absurd it is to label toys by gender. The car company posted an animated ad on YouTube on Dec. 17 that begins at a closed toy store with a pink side of the aisle and a...

Holiday drones are great until they end up in a tree or in someone’s hair

Remote controlled drone. Image: Rex Features via AP Images Few things define the holidays like the fading whine of a newly-gifted drone as it floats ever farther away, over branches and out of sight, where it will eventually smack into a tree and smash into the...

The Salvation Army at Christmas: A true servant’s heart shines bright

Salvation Army donation kettles and bell ringer.  (Torin Halsey/AP) This past Sunday night I was watching the NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, after scoring a touchdown, jumped into an oversized Salvation...
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