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How to learn an instrument in 2013
If you don't want to take music lessons the traditional way, you don't have to. Numerous apps have been created to make it easy for you to learn the piano, guitar, drums or just about any other instrument you can think of.
To clean up the Chesapeake Bay, researchers say, we need to unleash oyster power
Behold the tiny oyster.
No, not on the half-shell, with a squirt of lemon, but in its watery habitat, the Choptank River.
Tanning beds should carry skin cancer warnings, FDA proposes
Tanning beds would be forced to warn young people of the dangers of skin cancer and face tighter oversight under a proposal from U.S. regulators.
The best and worst jobs in the current economy
With rapid changes in the economy, some jobs are valued more than others, meaning if you can land one, there's usually higher pay and more perks. Meanwhile, other jobs that have traditionally been considered desirable have slipped toward the bottom of the heap.
Suicides now outnumber deaths from car crashes
The number of suicide deaths in the U.S. has climbed past the number of motor vehicle deaths in recent years, due mostly to an increase in suicide among middle-aged Americans.
Ireland legislates for limited abortion after woman's death
Two doctors must agree a real and substantial risk to the life of a woman exists during pregnancy to approve a termination, according to government documents published in Dublin late Tuesday.
How credit cards can help pay for summer travel
When you're planning a summer vacation, having the right credit card can help you not only save money, but actually get some money back.
Discovering a bat that's in a league of its own
Researchers in the grasslands of South Sudan were taken by surprise when they first spotted a beautifully patterned bat with pale yellow spots and stripes on dark black fur.
Benefits of exercise go beyond weight loss
Exercise is good for you, but have you ever stopped to ask yourself why? The answers are varied and may not be as obvious as you might think.
5 myths about electric cars
The troubles of electric-car-maker Fisker Automotive have fueled another round of debate about whether plug-ins can live up to their promises.
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