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Watch: Woman shows off person-sized cabbage

3 days ago from UPI

An Australian couple said it took about nine months of careful maintenance to grow a huge cabbage nearly the size of an adult person.

War of Will and Gray Attempt featured in weekend Kentucky Derby preps

3 days ago from UPI

The long Presidents Day weekend features Kentucky Derby preps from Louisiana to Japan, with War of Will and Gray Attempt among those looking to move forward toward Louisville.

New research offers insights into what keeps gay hockey players from coming out

3 days ago from Physorg

The overriding threat of becoming a distraction is the main barrier keeping professional hockey players from identifying publicly as gay, even though such an admission would likely accelerate a more...

Province vague on details for Red Deer hospital expansion

3 days ago from CBC: Health

The hospital — which serves at least 400,000 in central Alberta — is often over capacity and doctors there say the facility is short at least 100 beds, something they've...

Lisa MacLeod tweets apology, after calls to resign over autism controversy

3 days ago from CBC: Health

Ontario's social services minister said Thursday that she was sorry if she made anyone feel threatened, after behaviour analysts said she warned them of consequences if they didn't support her...

Watch: Kings' Ilya Kovalchuk lays out two Canucks players in five seconds

3 days ago from UPI

Los Angeles Kings left wing Ilya Kovalchuk needed just five seconds to lay out two players during a painful stretch for the Vancouver Canucks.

Bradley Cooper says he's retired his 'A Star is Born' voice

3 days ago from UPI

Bradley Cooper discussed how he intentionally lowered his voice to play Jackson Maine in "A Star is Born" featuring Lady Gaga and Sam Elliott.

Pages and prejudice: How queer texts could fight homophobia in Australian schools

3 days ago from Physorg

Recently, the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE)—the peak professional body for Australian English teachers—published a special issue of the journal English in Australia entitled "Love in English."...

The friendly extortioner takes it all

3 days ago from Physorg

Cooperating with other people makes many things easier. However, competition is also a characteristic aspect of our society. In their struggle for contracts and positions, people have to be more...

Pelicans star Anthony Davis knocked out of game with shoulder injury

3 days ago from UPI

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis left the first half of the team's win against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a shoulder injury and did not return.

Watch: Maple Leafs' Mitch Marner thrills little girl with puck flip, selfie

3 days ago from UPI

Winger Mitch Marner delighted a girl in the stands by flipping her a puck and taking a selfie before scoring in the Toronto Maple Leafs' win against Vegas.

Kindness works: Teachers' helping behaviors related to better student relationships and academic confidence

3 days ago from Physorg

Think back to your favorite teacher you had in school. Now, think about the subject they taught—you probably got a better grade in that subject than other classes.

Reduce children's test anxiety with these tips—and a re-think of what testing means

3 days ago from Physorg

The term "test anxiety" typically conjures up images of a high school or university student obsessing over an upcoming exam.

An unlikely ‘brake’ mechanism that helps to modulate overdrinking

3 days ago from Science Blog

We’ve all seen these people. Maybe at one point in time we’ve actually been these people: messy, falling-down drunk, slurring and incoherent, precariously close to catastrophe … and asking the...

It doesn’t take much for soldiers to feel cared for

3 days ago from Science Blog

A soldier named Jerome Motto received caring letters from home in World War II. They helped boost his spirits and later led to one of the nation’s first successful suicide interventions....

The world has become more peaceful

3 days ago from Physorg

Although the war in Syria is in its eighth year, statisticians have established that the world is becoming increasingly peaceful.

Ben Whishaw to reprise 'Paddington' voice in Nickelodeon series

3 days ago from UPI

Actor Ben Whishaw will lend his voice to the beloved character Paddington Bear in a new animated series for preschoolers on Nickelodeon.

Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez calls for April elections to break Parliament impasse

3 days ago from UPI

A budget standoff prompted Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez Friday to call for snap general elections in two months -- the third country's general election in four years.

Why seeing marginalized communities in pop culture matters

3 days ago from Physorg

It was just four years ago that the social media hashtag #OscarsSoWhite was trending, helping to spark a national outcry regarding the lack of diversity in Oscar-nominated films and Hollywood...

How accurate are dog-activity trackers?

3 days ago from Physorg

There are countless gadgets available these days for people to track everything from our heart rate to our stress levels. So perhaps it's no surprise that there also are quite...

Tommy Lee marries Brittany Furlan on Valentine's Day

3 days ago from UPI

Rocker Tommy Lee and social media personality Brittany Furlan announced they have gotten married.

Jason Momoa in talks for 'Dune' role

3 days ago from UPI

"Aquaman" and "Game of Thrones" icon Jason Momoa is in talks to play the sword-master Duncan Idaho in the remake of "Dune."

Do You Want to Be Pregnant? It’s Not Always a Yes or No Answer

3 days ago from NY Times Health

New data on women’s uncertainty over motherhood may reshape how doctors and policymakers think about family planning.

Interview: ‘Umbrella Academy’: Nickelodeon’s Aidan Gallagher is a time-traveling assassin

3 days ago from UPI

Fifteen-year-old "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" star Aidan Gallagher plays a 58-year-old time-traveling assassin in Netflix's "The Umbrella Academy."

Interview: Taylor Ortega, Todd Stashwick cause 'chaos' in 'Kim Possible' reboot

3 days ago from UPI

"Kim Possible" reboot stars, Taylor Ortega and Todd Stashwick, talk to UPI about their villainous roles as Shego and Dr. Drakken.

Roblox, the game platform teaching young kids to code

4 days ago from Physorg

With its Lego-like avatars and easy-to-learn coding for budding programmers, the online gaming app Roblox has cornered the market in younger gamers, with 80 million monthly users, many of them...

Personal and social factors impact return to work after ill-health

4 days ago from Physorg

Support from managers and colleagues, as well as a positive attitude, are most likely to enable a more long-term return to work for employees after a sickness absence, according to...