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This simple sitting test could predict how long you will live

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If you have trouble performing this test, your life could be cut short.

12 million misdiagnoses occur yearly in U.S.

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The researchers caution that since their study likely did not capture all types of diagnosis errors that the true rate of misdiagnoses could be much higher.

Use baking soda for easy-to-peel hard-boiled eggs

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Our food blogger couldn't figure out why her hard-boiled eggs, which she's cooked for years, were looking so beat up — until she learned this trick.

Alton Brown hard cooks his eggs in the oven

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Is creating perfect hard-boiled-like eggs in the oven cray-cray? Alton Brown’s new web cooking show Cook Smart shows us it’s not.

30 insane facts about sleep

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Do you know what temperature your room should be for a good night's sleep? Find out the answer to this and more in this fact-filled infographic on sleep.

NASA wants your thoughts on how to recycle oxygen during deep-space voyages

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The space agency is looking to improve its oxygen recovery rate while also researching ways to create oxygen from other substances.

What is mindfulness?

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Defining it can be tricky, but once you have grasped the concept, we've got 5 ways to practice it and change your life for the better.

12 quinoa recipes for any time of day

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Quinoa is one of my favorite grains, and now I can enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert with these recipes!

The week in wildlife - in pictures

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A hare on hind legs, technicolour savannahs and rare snow leopards are among the pick of this week's images from the natural world

What if you could decide where your taxes go?

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What if we took a 'vote with your dollars' approach to the federal government's distribution of tax dollars?

10 surprising facts about palm trees

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Palm trees should conjure more than just the image of a tropical paradise. This diverse family of plants has a rich history entwined with our own.

2014 Lyrid meteor shower to peak on Earth Day

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Our planet is now passing through debris left by Comet Thatcher, which hasn't visited the inner solar system since 1861.

What every girl wants on prom night: A chicken corsage

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Video: Fast-food chain KFC teamed up with a Kentucky florist to develop a prom corsage that features baby’s breath flowers and a drumstick. The corsage costs $20 and comes with a $5 coupon for a drumstick in any flavor.

15 sage quotes from Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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In memory of the master of magical realism, we offer these words of wisdom from the pages of Gabriel Garcia Marquez' books.

What to expect from the first lunar eclipse of 2014

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The moon will go through 12 phases of an eclipse in a span of 3.5 hours, so have some coffee next to your telescope.

The 7 happiest babies on YouTube

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They say there's nothing sweeter than the sound of a child's laughter; these videos prove it.

World's 'most haunted island' to be auctioned

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Venetian island of Poveglia comes with 17 acres, an abandoned mental hospital, and a disturbing history.

15 things humans do wrong at dog parks

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Dog parks are supposed to be fun — but often they're not. Here's what dog owners can do to fix that problem.

New NASA photo may show birth of new Saturn moon

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The potential new moon object has been christened 'Peggy,' and it may turn out to be the last moon Saturn produces.

DIY Diva: Natural food dyes for Easter

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Fruits and vegetables give Easter eggs and foods safe, healthy color.

How to make delicious homemade Peeps

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Making these classic Easter treats yourself opens them to a wide range of yummy interpretations. What will yours taste like?

15 Of The Most Beautiful Scenic Trails In The World

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Let the magic of the outdoors take you to some breathtaking places! Take a hike and see what life's like from the summits of Israel and elsewhere worldwide.

Get free fees this weekend at your favorite national park

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Celebrate National Park Week with a free pass to any one of our country's 401 national treasures.

The Titanic iceberg: A photo history of potential suspects

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Is the most notorious iceberg in history captured in one of these photographs of the site of the disaster?

Portland flushes 38 million gallons of water after teen tinkles in reservoir

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Portland authorities faced a tough decision this week: To drain a large reservoir or provide residents with pee-tainted tap water? To some controversy, they opted for the former.

Astronauts to grow lettuce in space with NASA 'Veggie' farm

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The mini-farm isn't just for tasty food — the Veg-01 experiment will test how well lettuce and other large plants grow in orbit.

13 natural remedies for the ant invasion

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Ants are making their way into homes this time of year. Thankfully there are natural pest control methods to help you cope with and eliminate the problem. Plus, many of the solutions use what you already have in your cupboard!

Story Behind The Shot: Malaysia's Magnificent Chickens

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[Editor's Note: This is part of our Story Behind The Shot series. Got a great shot? Got a great story? Join The Dodo and tell us about it.] My interest in animals was nurtured while growing up in my grandmother’s kampung in 1980’s Singapore -- a very different ...

What are the different types of salt and what are they used for?

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From pickling to adding an 'eggy' flavor, there all kinds of salts capable of enhancing your food — when used in moderation, of course.

Scientists witness breathtaking polar sunrise over Greenland

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Scientist captures stunning sunrise during an aerial research mission to study polar ice in the Arctic circle.

Blood moon shines during total lunar eclipse in stunning photos

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See the lunar eclipse up close with these amazing images.

A boy and his rescue dog … with matching headgear?

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Meet Zoey and Jasper: Grace Chon turns the camera on her 10-month-old baby and 7-year-old rescue mutt for this comically adorable photo series.

14 unique animals of the Galapagos Islands: Blue-footed boobies

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The funny name almost matches these creatures' funny look. Blue-footed boobies are most easily recognized by their signature feet. The birds' mating ritual is also an entertaining affair, as males lift their feet up and down in a strutting display for the females. Interestingly, the blueness of their feet ...

MNN Quiz: Can you name these cat breeds?

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Do you consider yourself a cat person, or maybe you're simply curious about cat breeds? This quiz will test how well you know some of the most popular and more obscure breeds of Felis catus.