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Why Do the Holidays Make Us So Nostalgic?

There’s something about the holiday season that often makes us all a little nostalgic. And it’s not just the result of carefully-crafted marketing by retailers — psychological experts say that wistful feeling has an actual purpose.

Krystine Batcho, a professor of psychology at Le Moyne College in New York, says nostalgia helps us feel connected to one another and can even ease pain during a crisis.

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New Movie Releases — ‘The Adventures of Tintin,’ ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,’ ‘We Bought a Zoo,’ and More

It’s a holiday week, and you know what that means — studios realize you’re looking to escape your visiting in-laws, so most are debuting this weekend’s movies a few days ahead of schedule. And without a doubt, there are some surefire winners in the pack.

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Kobe Bryant Could Be Out $200 Million After His Wife, Vanessa, Files for Divorce

Basketball star Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, steadfastly stood by his side during the 2003 scandal in which he was accused of raping a 19-year-old Colorado resort employee.

But now, after what inside sources say is a long history of infidelity during their 10-year marriage, Vanessa has had enough, and on Friday she filed for divorce.

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Should Nuns Be Offered the Pill to Reduce Cancer Risks? — Health Check

If you were going to choose a segment of society least likely to need birth control pills, no one could fault you for putting nuns at the top of the list. Researchers, however, say the notoriously contraceptive-averse Catholic Church should make the pills available to those women to reduce their risk of cancer.

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Coke Moves Its Secret Formula for All to See — Kind Of [VIDEO]

Since 1925, the secret recipe for Coca-Cola has been famously locked in a bank vault. But no more — to much fanfare, the coveted list of ingredients was moved Thursday to a new vault that’s on display at the World of Coca-Cola Museum at the company’s headquarters in downtown Atlanta.

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You Won’t Believe What a Group of Parents Did to Get Better Schooling for Their Kids

Parents upset about the education their children are receiving at the Notre-Dame de Caderot school in southern France didn’t merely hold meetings or complain to the school board.

Instead, they stormed the building and took several teachers and the school headmistress hostage.

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Man Endures Seven-Hour Flight While Standing, Obese Passenger Took Up His Seat

In the past year or so, several airlines have made headlines for insisting obese passengers buy two seats to accommodate their size and avoid infringing on the space occupied by others. Some people say the practice is unfair, but Arthur Berkowitz likely isn’t one of them.

On a recent US Airlines flight from Anchorage to Philadelphia, he was forced to stand for the entire seven-hour trip when he was seated next to a man who took up not only his own seat, but half of Berkowitz’s as well. The flight was completely full, meaning there was nowhere left to go.

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