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The study found sleep deprivation interfers with the ability of neurons to encode information and translate visual input into conscious thought. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Spacing Out?

Lack of Sleep Causes Mental Lapses: Study Ever sleep poorly and then walk out of the house without your keys? Or space out while driving to work and nearly hit a stalled car? A new study led by a UCLA professor is the first to reveal how sleep deprivation disrupts brain cells’
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The thought of a new school year can trigger debilitating fears in children with anxiety. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Jitter Bug

Dealing with the ‘Back to School’ Butterflies For most kids, there is nothing like the phrase “back to school” to throw cold pool water on an otherwise glorious summer vacation. At the first mention of back-to-school preparation, many children experience a passing wave of
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The DMV ranked 86th out of the 100 fattest cities in a recent survey by D.C.-based WalletHub. (Photo: AP)

Fattest Cities in America

DMV Ranks 86th Out of 100 Fattest Cities Americans are the fattest people in the world. More than 70 percent of the U.S. population is overweight or obese, but a recent study by D.C.-based WalletHub, a personal finance website that ranks American states and cities on a variety of
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