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The madness of college admissions
A booklet, as glossy as a fashion magazine, slipped out of the envelope and fell on the floor. Its title: "The Best and the Brightest. How America's Top Students Choose Their Ideal College."
Young athletes face alarming risk of head injuries
Concussions are a growing injury among young athletes and cause for alarm. Reasons for the trend are varied, but we at least need better data and more study of how to avoid them.
Why teens love dystopias
It's not a mystery why so many young-adult best-sellers (and the lucrative movie franchises based on them) would take place in post-apocalyptic societies governed by remote authoritarian entities and rigidly divided into warring factions. The word dystopia comes from a Greek root that roughly translates as "bad place," and what place could be worse than high school? Adolescence is not for the faint of heart.
The 10 types of ER patients
You're sitting in the waiting room, icing your sore ankle. The teen-ager to your right is moaning and clutching his belly. The woman to your left is coughing into her mask. A stretcher rolls by with a man yelling at the top of his lungs. An ambulance arrives.
Three apps to help you get back into cooking
If you're returning to the kitchen or turning the stove on for the first time, these cooking apps will provide instructions, recipes and possibly one of the most important ingredients, inspiration.
BBQ My Way: Arguments aside, there's just one authentic recipe for wings
Passionate chefs love to argue about how to make authentic chicken wings. Dave Lobek settles the debate.
VIDEO: Man discovers secret dungeon under apartment
The day after moving into a new apartment, a man discovers that he is living above what is likely to be a 19th century dungeon.
Accused kitten killer faces 22 animal cruelty charges
Police say Ronald Fraser Golden kept a "cat room" in his house where he threw kittens onto the floor, stomped them and wrung their necks.
VIDEO: Mississippi man stands by alien abduction claim
On Oct. 11, 1973, Calvin Parker, Jr and Charles Hickson reported being abducted by aliens in Pascagoula, Miss. Decades later, in a rare interview with the Associated Press, Parker breaks his silence and stands by his story.
VIDEO: Smartphone costumes make Halloween creepy, cool
This is a way to be sure to win for best costume at your Halloween party! Check out these costumes that use your smartphone to make life-like images.
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