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Even a Second of Laughter Speaks Volumes

Scientists find that across cultures humans are good at discerning intimacy via laughter

(Newser) - What can be revealed in just a brief moment of laughter—an audio recording a mere second long, played without any context to people in two dozen different parts of the world? Quite a lot, it turns out. In fact, that tiny blip of sound is enough for many of... More »

Man Charged With Striking Stranger's Child

Annoyed by crying, Ga. shopper pledged to 'shut her up for you'

(Newser) - A Georgia man is being held on charges of felony cruelty to children after he slapped a stranger’s crying child in Wal-Mart, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Roger Stephens, 61, approached the mother and said, “If you don’t shut that baby up, I will shut her up for... More »

8 Tips for Traveling Solo

Traveling alone is a great way to meet new people and experience a foreign country. —if you know how.

(Newser) - Traveling alone is a great way to find yourself—and meet other people when you get sick of that company. Budget Travel passes along advice from experienced soloers:
  1. You'll be carrying your own bags, so pack clothes that can do double duty.
  2. Leave your iPod at home—you'll meet more
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