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  1. Thanksgiving: 4 Easy Ways to Become More GratefulRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 23 | Time

    Thanksgiving is the official season of gratitude: that old-fashioned, warm and fuzzy out-loud appreciation of our fellow humans. Most of us count our blessings for a day, then dust off the list a year from now.


  2. Young Blood Transfusions Don't Cure AgingRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 22 | Time

    The search for cutting edge ways to extend life has led to some curious experiments, including the idea that young blood could help improve the aging process. Venture capitalist Peter Thiel has said he's interested in the possibility of young blood transfusions , and one company called Ambrosia is currently conducting a human trial of such transfusions.


  3. 4 Ways to Live a Happier Life, According to ResearchRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 21 | Time

    But in the end, you want all these adult-y things you do to lead to positive emotions, right? "The good life" is all about how you feel . Yet feelings aren't very welcome in the workplace and they're not taught much in schools.


  4. At Least 21 Transgender Americans Have Been Killed in 2016, Say Advocacy GroupsRead the original story

    Friday Nov 18 | Time

    On Sunday, vigils will be held in several cities to remember the transgender people who died in acts of violence this year. According to advocacy groups, at least 21 transgender Americans have been killed so far in 2016.


  5. Teens Who Couldn't Vote Struggle to Accept President Donald TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 17 |

    Lillian Weiner-Mock , co-head of the student body's Gay-Straight Alliance, stages a walk out with fellow students at Berkeley High School to protest against the presidential election of Donald Trump, in Berkeley, Calif., on Nov. 9, 2016. By 9 p.m. on Election Night, Maya Raiford-Cohen had started sending texts to her fellow students at Berkeley High School, organizing young people in a county that voted for the losing presidential candidate by a margin of about six to one.


  6. Soda Taxes Prompt High Fives from Health AdvocatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 11 | Time

    Soda companies poured substantial funding into fighting soda taxes on some 2016 ballots, but four cities and one county passed related measures on Wednesday. San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany, California and Boulder, Colorado all passed soda taxes on Tuesday.


  7. 4 Ways to Become a Better Parent, According to ScienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 8 | Time

    And if you don't understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to thrive. Lately the trend has been helicopter parenting and trying to get them ready as soon as possible for an increasingly competitive world.


  8. 3 Easy Ways to Become More GratefulRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Time

    Why give thanks? Plain and simple, gratitude is good for us. Research shows that counting your blessings has many benefits, from better sleep to reduced depression .


  9. More Cities Are Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day Instead of Columbus DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2016 | Time

    Members of Groupo Tlaloc and Groupo Xochitl dance on West Colfax Ave in Denver, Colorado during the Four Directions All Nations March and Rally on Oct. 08, 2016. Vermont, along with the cities of Phoenix and Denver, are celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day on Monday, joining at least 26 other American cities that have chosen to focus on Native Americans instead of Christopher Columbus's arrival to the Americas in 1492.


  10. Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples Day and the Problem With 'Discovery'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2016 | Time

    As the U.S. celebrates Columbus Day on Monday, many locations will be celebrating a parallel but very different day: Indigenous Peoples Day. The idea of a holiday to celebrate the people who lived in the Americas before Christopher Columbus ever set foot there got its start in the 1970s, and became reality in 1992 in Berkeley, Calif., just as much of the world was celebrating the 500th anniversary of Columbus' fateful journey.


  11. Donald Trump Is the Ultimate Status Quo CandidateRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2016 | Time

    Robin Lakoff is a professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of Language and Woman's Place But when they sort out which candidate is which, we part company. For some analysts, Trump is the "change" candidate, Clinton the "status quo."


  12. New Report Outlines Higher Education's $2.7 Billion 'Debt Bomb'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2016 | Time

    People gather in front of Widener Library on the campus of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass., on March 13, 2016. As I've written recently, higher education, and in particular the for-profit sector, has become increasingly financialized - meaning, it is focused on money over outcomes and engaged in financial machinations that actually undermine the quality of the core business proposition, which is supposed to be turning out well-prepared students.


  13. Princeton, Williams and U.C. Berkeley Top New List of Best CollegesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2016 | Time

    Princeton University, Williams College and the University of California, Berkeley sit atop new rankings of the best universities, liberal arts colleges and public universities, respectively. The annual and closely-watched rankings from U.S. News & World Report , released Tuesday, showed consistency - as they usually do - in the standing of most top universities.


  14. Why We Can't Hear Truth From Either CandidateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2016 | Time

    Robin Lakoff is a professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of Language and Woman's Place A conversation is properly constructed so as to transmit meaning between or among participants. It is often thought that a speaker is responsible for encoding meaning, and a hearer's job is simply to understand what a speaker says.


  15. You Asked: Can My Couch Give Me Cancer?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2016 | Time

    Ask a public health scientist about couches and cancer, and you're sure to hear about a State of California law enacted back in 1975. That law, called technical bulletin 117, or "TB117", required furniture manufacturers to treat their products with flame retardant chemicals, "Most manufacturers didn't want to have two production lines - one for California and one for the rest of the country - so after the regulation was passed most furniture included flame retardants," says Heather Stapleton, associate professor and program chair of environmental health at Duke University.


  16. Ford's Future Self-Driving Car Won't Have a Steering Wheel or PedalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2016 |

    Ford fully autonomous Fusion Hybrid research vehicle on streets of Dearborn, MI. Ford has been researching autonomous vehicles for more than a decade and currently tests fully autonomous vehicles in Michigan, Arizona and California, and will triple its autonomous vehicle test fleet this year to have the largest of any automaker.


  17. California Student Among the Dead in Attack on NiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2016 | Time

    People visit the scene and lay tributes to the victims of a terror attack on the Promenade des Anglais on July 15, 2016 in Nice, France. An American student from the University of California, Berkeley, was identified Sunday as one of the 84 people killed in Thursday's Bastille Day truck attack in the French city of Nice, according to statement from the school.


  18. 10 Things You Didn't Know About Fast FoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2016 | Time

    They may seem relatively harmless, but Ronald, Wendy and that Burger King guy are all members of an underground society of fast food owners - a club with more tricks up its sleeve than Houdini. The good news: Protecting your waistline and wallet doesn't mean you have to always ditch the burgers, sandwiches and fries you hate to love.


  19. 200 People Unexpectedly Show Up to Formerly Homeless WWII Veteran's FuneralRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Time

    Serina Vine, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 91, had no known living relatives. In fact, only four people were expected to attend the funeral of the former member of the Navy, who worked in radio intelligence and spoke three languages.


  20. Paul Simon Paused While Singing 'The Boxer' to Break News of Muhammad Ali DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2016 | Time

    Paul Simon gave a fitting tribute to Muhammad Ali Friday night pausing in the final verse of singing the 1969 hit "The Boxer" to tell the crowd that "the Greatest" had died. Simon was performing at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California, stopped near the end of one of his final songs to say: "I'm sorry to tell you this way, but Muhammad Ali has passed away."


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