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10 Foods Overweight People Eat Regularly

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Not all foods are created equal when it comes to the impact on body weight. Some are higher in calories than others. Others are tougher to eat in small portions. Still others are both rich in calories and impossible to consume in small amounts—which spells double trouble for the waistline.

So when you load up on these foods day after day, it’s not surprising that your weight goes up. Portion control is the best solution but there are ways to enjoy these foods in more healthy ways.

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The Evolutionary Reason Why We Love Sitting By A Crackling Fire

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Relaxing in front of a crackling fire (or at least the Netflix version) is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a cold winter evening. And now scientists know why.

Watching a fire lowers blood pressure, according to new University of Alabama research. Our enjoyment of gazing at fire may be rooted in evolution, as the act of gathering around a fire dates back to prehistoric times.

The researchers, led by anthropologist Christopher Lynn, asked 226 adults to watch a video of a fireplace, and took their blood pressure before and after watching the video. They also asked participants to report on their experiences of the fire.

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This State’s Review Of The Death Penalty Reveals The Shocking Cost Of Executing A Prisoner

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An audit conducted by the state of Nevada shows the cost of death penalty cases is nearly twice as much as murder cases where a lesser penalty is sought.

The audit, which focused on 28 murder cases in two Nevada counties between 2000 and 2012, concluded that the death penalty costs about $532,000 more than non-death penalty cases. The report cited the additional time and resources needed when the death penalty is sought as reasons for the escalated cost.

“These cases are more costly because there are procedural safeguards in place to ensure the sentence is just and free from error,” the audit stated.

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iPod Classics Are Selling For As Much As $900 Now

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Apple stopped selling the iPod Classic in the fall, but people still really want those chunky music players. And they’re willing to pay a lot.

On Amazon and eBay old iPods are priced many times higher than they were originally listed, The Guardian first reported. Three thousand iPod Classics have been sold on eBay since Apple discontinued the device.

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The iPod Classic in its heyday back in 2007

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Sydney Siege Ends: Police Storm Cafe Where Man Haron Monis Held Hostages

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Gunfire erupted as police stormed a chocolate shop where a self-professed sheik was holding hostages in Sydney early Tuesday.

An intelligence source named the gunman as Man Haron Monis, who is also known as Sheikh Haron. He appeared to be making demands to negotiators through Facebook, YouTube and local news media.

Monis has been convicted of penning offensive letters to the families of Australian soldiers slain during the war in Afghanistan. A black flag used by Islamist groups in the Middle East had been shown in the window of the Lindt cafe.

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When a Rapist’s Weapon Is a Drug

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He had money, charisma, movie star looks and no apparent reason to drug his sexual partners. But he did it anyway, according to multiple accusers, who remember little except losing consciousness and waking up partly dressed and molested.

That case — of Andrew Luster, a cosmetics heir convicted in 2003 in Ventura County, Calif., of raping three women after dosing them with a date-rape drug — is distinct from comedian Bill Cosby’s. Women have accused Mr. Cosby of drugging and raping them over a period of decades; he has denied the allegations and not been charged.

Yet the stories the men’s accusers tell raise an overarching question: Why would someone who has seemingly easy access to consensual sex resort to drugging?

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!!!!!DateRape1The cosmetics heir Andrew Luster at his trial in 2002. He was convicted of raping three women after dosing them with a date-rape drug. Bill Cosby is facing similar accusations. Credit Anacleto Rapping/Associated Press Photo

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Joan Rivers’ Will Designates Portion Of $150 Million Fortune To Charities

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Late comedian Joan Rivers had a reputation for being charitable, and her will, recently obtained by Page Six, upholds her generous character.

Of the estimated $150 million fortune Rivers left behind, she designated a portion of the funds to go to several nonprofit and non-governmental organizations: Guide Dogs for the Blind, God’s Love We Deliver, the Jewish Guild for the Blind, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Jewish Home and Hospital Foundation.

Melissa Rivers, the “Fashion Police” star’s only child, was named an executor of the estate. Other beneficiaries include the entertainer’s grandson Cooper, niece Caroline Waxler and nephew Andrew Waxler, and five members of Rivers’ staff.

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