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10:02am

Tue April 1, 2014
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Becoming More Popular Doesn't Protect Teens From Bullying

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 6:01 am

Cady Heron (played by Lindsay Lohan, left) found out the hard way that moving up into the A-list clique doesn't protect you in the movie Mean Girls.
The Kobal Collection

Movies like Mean Girls have told us that the popular crowd rules, and the nerds and nonconformists get picked on.

But even the top rungs of high school social ladder aren't immune to bullying, researchers say. Becoming more popular can actually increase a teen's risk of getting bullied rather than making them immune to attack.

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8:10am

Tue April 1, 2014
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HealthCare.Gov Woes Frustrate Last-Minute Shoppers And Helpers

Originally published on Tue April 1, 2014 1:30 pm

Loretha Cager talks with an applicant at MNSure's call center in St. Paul, Minn., Monday. Monday was the open enrollment deadline for signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Ann Heisenfelt AP

Last-minute health insurance shoppers turned up in record numbers Monday, both online and in person at clinics, county health departments and libraries. They were there to sign up for Obamacare on the last official day of open enrollment.

Public radio reporters checked out the scene in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Houston — three of the 36 states that are using HealthCare.gov — as well as in Minnesota, which has one of the most troubled state-run marketplaces.

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6:00am

Tue April 1, 2014
Health

Colorado Children Of Color At A Big Disadvantage

Credit Bradley Gordon / Flickr-Creative Commons

Colorado’s gap in well-being between white and Hispanic children is the seventh largest in the country, according to a new report.

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3:36pm

Mon March 31, 2014
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British Drugmaker Funds Research On Chronic Disease In Africa

Originally published on Tue April 1, 2014 1:31 pm

Andrew Witty, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, says that better control of infectious diseases in Africa is allowing chronic diseases to come to the surface.
Mark Lennihan AP

One of the world's largest drugmakers says it will invest more than $200 million in Africa over the next five years in a push for better treatment of noncommunicable diseases there.

GlaxoSmithKline said the funding would be focused on sub-Saharan Africa, where the company already employs about 1,500 people and operates three factories. The money would go toward building five more factories and funding of research and development focused on the region.

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3:22pm

Mon March 31, 2014
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How Your Face Shows Happy Disgust

Originally published on Tue April 1, 2014 1:31 pm

Can you name the 10 emotions conveyed above? The first six are basic emotions. The last four are complex emotions that combine two of the basic ones. (Check at the bottom for the answers.)
Courtesy of Aleix M. Martinez

We smile when we're happy. But how does a face strike the proper look to show, say, happy surprise? Or happy disgust, like when you're laughing at a really gross joke?

A new report, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that we instinctively mix and match actions from the six basic emotions to stitch together more subtle expressions.

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