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  • Panama City Beach banking on spring break rebound

    Panama City Beach banking on spring break rebound
    Spring break T-shirts, beer cozies, thong bikinis and Mardi Gras beads fill the shelves at the Paradise Found store on Panama City Beach. The shop is hiring extra staff and will maintain extended hours through March and April. "Now we are just waiting,"...
  • Colleges urged to screen more for depression

    Colleges urged to screen more for depression
    For many young people, the excitement of attending college is often followed by the stress brought on by new challenges. "There's definitely a lot of anxiety and homesickness that comes with going to college for the first time, especially when going to...
  • Some nutrients can stave off vision loss and eye disease that occurs as we age

    Some nutrients can stave off vision loss and eye disease that occurs as we age
    Even if you are reading this without glasses, it's not too early to start taking your eye vitamins. Some nutrients can stave off the burdensome vision loss and eye disease that occur as we age, mounting research suggests. But claims by supplement...
  • Quitting smoking makes economic sense

    Quitting smoking makes economic sense
    What does it cost to stop smoking? For just about anyone, less than it does to keep smoking. Many smokers burn through thousands of dollars each year buying cigarettes alone. Then there are peripheral costs like breath mints, extra trips to the dry...
  • School lunch blogger 'Mrs. Q' drops anonymity

    School lunch blogger 'Mrs. Q' drops anonymity
    Sarah Wu does not look like a troublemaker. The slight, blond mom comes off, by her own admission, as "a super nice person … without a bad word to say." That may be why the speech pathologist was able to crank out an incisive daily blog...
  • Kids' lack of self-control tied to extra pounds

    Kids' lack of self-control tied to extra pounds
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Preschoolers who had less patience and worse self-control while waiting for treats in a classic behavior study ended up weighing slightly more as adults, a new analysis shows. Although the link between childhood patience and...
  • Is the World Wide Web becoming our external memory drive?

    Is the World Wide Web becoming our external memory drive?
    Whether our laptops, tablets and smartphones have made us smarter or dumber is a matter of endless debate and of scant but growing research. A new study grabs hold of an important corner of that question, finding that we have adapted the way we remember...
  • Part 1: Love, then tragedy

    The girl in the road didn't move as the headlights swept over her. She wore a long blue dress that was soaked from the rain, and her feet were bare. The approaching driver slowed and reached for her cell phone, thinking the girl might have been in an...
  • Images of food may make you feel full

    Images of food may make you feel full
    Sometimes the eyes really are bigger than the stomach, at least where feeling full is concerned. How hungry we feel after chowing down may depend more on what our eyes tell us we've eaten, rather than how much we actually consumed. People shown...
  • Defining where words come from

    Defining where words come from
    When your former governor and your favorite Sudanese embassy-protesting movie star head to the clink the same week, it's time to rethink how you talk about prison. Starting with the word "prison." Boring! And really, clink? We can do better than that....
  • Cost of a good night's sleep

    Cost of a good night's sleep
    When it comes to sleeping peacefully at night, it's not so much about the money under the mattress as the money invested in the mattress — and in white noise machines, blackout shades and medicinal sleep aids. The long list of sleep-time...