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Two years into the pandemic, Yale’s ‘happiness’ course is more popular than ever
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Two years into the pandemic, Yale’s ‘happiness’ course is more popular than ever

When Yale psychology professor Laurie Santos witnessed the severity of the depression, anxiety and stress her students were facing, she decided to do something about it. Her “happiness” course — which she began teaching live in 2018 — became Yale’s most popular class in over 300 years, according to the university. But when the coronavirus…MORE

A Houston-area deputy who trained and mentored others was killed during a traffic stop, constable says
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A Houston-area deputy who trained and mentored others was killed during a traffic stop, constable says

A Texas deputy constable “was brutally murdered” during a traffic stop for no apparent reason, authorities said. Charles Galloway, 47, was a 12-year veteran and a field training officer, Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap said Sunday morning. Galloway was making a traffic stop on a newer-model, white Toyota Avalon around 12:24 a.m. (1:24…MORE

UFC 270: Francis Ngannou beats Ciryl Gane to retain heavyweight title and unify division
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UFC 270: Francis Ngannou beats Ciryl Gane to retain heavyweight title and unify division

Francis Ngannou beat Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 on Saturday night to retain his heavyweight title and unify the division. Hampered by knee injuries — which he revealed after the fight — Ngannou, known for being one of the sport’s biggest punchers, relied on his wrestling and ground game against Gane. And despite appearing down…MORE

Make this mood-boosting meal right now
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Make this mood-boosting meal right now

If the post-holiday slump is hitting a little harder for you in 2022, you’re not the only one. It’s cold and icy across the country, and many of us feel like staying indoors until spring. It’s times like these when we all need comfort, and a hearty bowl of chili will cure what ails you:…MORE

Humans do a poor job of calculating risk. That’s terrible for the climate crisis
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Humans do a poor job of calculating risk. That’s terrible for the climate crisis

When the remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded Francisco Carrillo’s basement apartment in Queens, New York, last year, his subsequent displacement was a wake-up call. He knew the climate crisis was real, but it was the first time he’d ever endured its nearly deadly consequences. As the floodwater rose rapidly, Carrillo grabbed what few, precious belongings…MORE

Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers complete stunning NFL playoff upsets thanks to last-second field-goals
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Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers complete stunning NFL playoff upsets thanks to last-second field-goals

Unless you had a crystal ball or had read the tea leaves, Saturday evening wasn’t a good evening for people in the predicting business. The Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers both claimed shock wins thanks to field-goals as time expired despite both coming into their NFL divisional round clashes in the playoffs as underdogs.…MORE

Could Florida turn off the sun? Advocates say a utility-backed bill imperils rooftop solar in the Sunshine State
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Could Florida turn off the sun? Advocates say a utility-backed bill imperils rooftop solar in the Sunshine State

Steve Rutherford had a unique mission as a Navy SEAL: Help the military harness the power of the sun. Traces of his work could be seen around Afghanistan starting in 2010. The solar panels he installed turned the desert’s relentless rays into energy that kept bases operating even when cut off from diesel lines. When…MORE

Turkish journalist detained after ‘insulting’ President Erdogan in a TV interview
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Turkish journalist detained after ‘insulting’ President Erdogan in a TV interview

A Turkish journalist has been sent to prison for “insulting” the nation’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Sedef Kabas was arrested in Istanbul on Saturday following a live interview on the opposition TV channel Tele1 last Friday, according to Turkey’s state broadcaster Turkish Radio and Television, TRT Haber. Kabas used traditional Turkish proverbs to make references…MORE

The Secure Community Network has been building a shield over US Jewish communities. It saved lives in the Texas synagogue attack
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The Secure Community Network has been building a shield over US Jewish communities. It saved lives in the Texas synagogue attack

When the survivors of last weekend’s attack on a Texas synagogue talk about why they’re alive today, they point to two factors. One is the work of law enforcement. The second is the training and preparation they got from the Secure Community Network, a nonprofit safety and training organization that is “working to build a…MORE

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