Mondays Most Popular for Smokers to Consider Quitting

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_410e1cdefb.jpgWavebreak Media/Thinkstock (SAN DIEGO) -- What is it about Mondays that make smokers think about quitting? San Diego State University researchers are still looking into that phenomenon but their findings have at least determined that Mondays are indeed the day when nicotine addicts are most likely to consider kicking their habit.

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People Look Better in a Crowd, Study Claims

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_09a819e480.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (SAN DIEGO) -- The phrase “looking good” might be more applicable if you happen to be surrounded by others. Psychological scientists Drew Walker and Edward Vul of the University of California, San Diego contend that there is actually something to what one of the characters on TV’s How I Met Your Mother refers to as the “cheerleader effect,” that is, a person tends to get better looking in a crowd.

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Superstorm Sandy Baby Doing Well One Year Later

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_c08292ba92.jpgABC World News (NEW YORK) -- A Long Island infant celebrated his first birthday a few weeks ago, but there's another anniversary that his family won't soon forget: Superstorm Sandy. William "Will" Donovan was 3 weeks old when Sandy prompted an emergency evacuation of the hospital days after he started breathing on his own for the first time. "It's really something to look back on and celebrate," said Will's father, Jeremy Donovan. 

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Halloween Safety Tips for Kids and Adults

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_f891f78a80.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- As kids prepare to put on their costumes and roam from house to house Thursday, parents and neighbors should keep in mind that their presence on the road and around homes requires additional caution. Travelers.com, an insurance provider, recently released the following five tips on how to stay safe during Halloween and keep the holiday trick-free:

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Poverty Can Affect Size of Kids' Brains, Study Says

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_8895db93f5.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (ST. LOUIS) -- A life of poverty has even more detriments than scientists and sociologists ever imagined. A new study out of Washington University School of Medicine claims that the size of a child's brain can be affected if they grow up poor. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, quotes Dr. Joan Luby as saying, "When you're living in a less stimulating environment, when you're exposed to stresses, traumas and lack of support, your brain develops in a less healthy fashion."

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