Emotion Can Set Bad Plans into Motion

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_43b23df4a4.jpgPurestock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- If you've ever made a decision based purely on emotion, it might not have turned out so well. That's where emotional intelligence can be beneficial.  According to researchers Stephane Cote and Jeremy Yip, emotional intelligence is the ability to identify, assess and control the emotions of oneself.

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Smaller Is Better When It Comes to Kids' Serving Dishes

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_f882eea2eb.jpgolga guzhevnikova/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Smaller bowls may prevent kids from packing on the pounds. Although that seems like logical advice, a lot of parents still give youngsters cereal in bowls that were probably meant for adult consumption. Cornell researchers Brian Wansink, Koert van Ittersum and Collin Payne tested their theory by having sweetened cereal poured into eight- and 16-ounce bowls and then giving preschoolers the option of saying when enough was enough.

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Teenager Credits Musical Talent to Head Injury

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_b4521255bd.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) -- A Colorado teenager has made headlines for his musical ability that his family says came to him after he endured a concussion. Lachlan Connors, a 17-year-old junior in Englewood, Colo., can't get enough of music. His mother, Elsie Hamilton, said she has to work to keep him away from the piano so his homework can get done.

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Drug Maker Doesn't Want Public to Think 'Popping Vicodin is Trendy or Cool'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_08d7a0c6a1.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (LOS ANGELES) -- A line of popular and controversial t-shirts are the focus of a lawsuit in which drug maker AbbVie Inc. is saying they don't want the public to think "popping Vicodin is a cool 'in' thing to do." iopharmaceutical company AbbVie is suing Kitson, which runs trendy fashion boutiques under the company A-List Inc., and fashion designer Brian Lichtenberg.

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Veterinarians Making Extra Money on Unnecessary Procedures?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_18ceda66d8.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- For most pet owners, man's best friend is another member of the family and deserves the best care, but a former veterinarian says that some vets, out to make an extra buck, will pad the bill with unnecessary shots, tests and procedures. Andrew Jones worked as a veterinarian for 17 years. He left the industry after a dispute with his medical board over marketing issues, and wrote a book called, Veterinary Secrets: Revealed.

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