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John Travolta busts out his old 'Grease' dance moves

John Travolta stopped by the set of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on the fortieth anniversary — to the day — that the hit film “Grease” premiered in New York City. So naturally, the late night host and the actor had a lot to reminisce about. But Travolta did more Read more

Google Gives First-Grader $30K Scholarship For Her Adorable Drawing

If you ask parents, they’ll probably tell you that their kid’s drawings are priceless — but Google just valued one little girl’s doodle at about $80,000. Sarah Gomez-Lane, a first-grader from Falls Church, Virginia, won the 2018 Doodle 4 Google contest, which included some serious prize money for herself and Read more

Why There’s A Severe Shortage Of Mental Health Professionals In Rural Areas

Almost every American will, at some point or another, face a mental health challenge. It may be related to depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse or maybe something more circumstantial like grief over a loss or trouble adjusting to a life change. The CDC reports 43.4 million adults suffered from Read more

Starbucks Plans To Close 150 Stores Next Year

Starbucks will close 150 poorly performing company-operated stores next year, about three times as many as it typically closes. The affected stores are located in mostly urban areas that are densely populated with Starbucks locations. The company told investors that it expects same-store sales to grow just 1 percent for Read more


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What Drinking Alcohol Means For Your Cancer And Death Risk

The science is clear: Drinking too much alcohol is bad for your health, but exactly how low-risk is light drinking? A study published in the journal PLOS Medicine on June 19 provides some new insight. It found that those who drink the most have the highest risks of death and Read more

Gatorade Is Going Sugarless For The First Time In Its 53-year-history

Gatorade is ditching sugar. Gatorade Zero, a thirst quencher without sugar or carbs, hit stores around the country this week. It comes in orange, lemon lime, and glacier cherry, and is priced in line with the brand’s classic sports drink. The new drink is a tacit admission that the heyday Read more

Canada Becomes Second Nation In The World To Legalize Marijuana

Recreational marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after the Senate passed a “historic” bill on June 19 with a vote of 52-29. Canada is only the second country in the world — and the first G7 nation — to implement legislation to permit a nationwide marijuana market. In Read more