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Across Cultures, Acting Extroverted And Outgoing Linked To Happier People

PULLMAN, Wash. (UPI) — Across cultures, people who act extroverted — energy, positive emotions, assertiveness, sociability and stimulation seeking and talkativeness — feel happier. Timothy Church, a professor and associate dean of research in the College of Education at Washington State University, and his team used a “Big Five” personality trait survey to measure behavior […]

Children With Autism Bond With The Family Dog

COLUMBIA, Mo. (UPI) — Man’s best friend may indeed be the best friend of a child with autism providing a child who has trouble interacting with people companionship and unconditional love. Gretchen Carlisle, a research fellow at the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, interviewed 70 parents […]

Mozilla Appoints CMO Chris Beard As Interim CEO

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (UPI) — Mozilla appointed Chris Beard to the board of directors and as its new acting CEO, following the controversy surrounding the the ouster of Brendan Eich. Beard has been at Mozilla for years and has been involved in multiple roles, including overseeing products, innovation and most recently as the chief marketing […]

Consumer Prices Rise 0.2 Percent, Americans Paying More For Food And Rent

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Americans paid more for food and rent as the Consumer Price Index inched up by 0.2 percent for the month of March, as the Fed contemplates increasing rates. With this 0.2 percent increase in consumer prices, the year-over-year inflation rate is now 1.5 percent, still below the Federal Reserve’s threshold. The median […]

Yellen: Fed Considering Tougher Rules For Big Banks

STONE MOUNTAIN , Ga. (UPI) — Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank was considering tougher rules for big banks, including stronger capital and liquidity standards. Federal Reserve officials approved stricter rules for the eight largest banks in the country, but Yellen said that additional measures may be required to prevent a freezing […]

White Supremacist Could Face Death Penalty For Killings Outside Jewish Community Center

OLATHE, Kan. (UPI) — A white supremacist charged with killing three people outside Jewish institutions in Overland Park, Kansas, was formally charged with capital murder Tuesday. Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., who also calls himself F. Glenn Miller and is better known under that name, could face the death penalty if he is convicted of killing […]

Corporate America Makes Tax Day A Little Easier With Discounts

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Taxes are due in the U.S. today and American businesses are attempting to make it a little easier with free products and discounts. For those who are hungry after spending all their energy itemizing, Arby’s is giving away snack-sized curly fries with the proper coupon. Bruegger’s Bagels is selling 13 bagels and […]

Rand Paul, Ted Cruz Test Waters For 2016 Presidential Bids

MANCHESTER, N.H. (UPI) — Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tested the waters for the 2016 Presidential race at a Tea Party Freedom Summit in New Hampshire. The conservative Senators rallied the people at the summit, saying that ultra-conservatism is not what is damaging the Republican party, but rather timidness and establishment politicians […]

Obama Uses Presidential Power To Correct Typo, Reduce Man’s Prison Sentence

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Proving the importance of proofreading, President Barack Obama used the power of his office to commute the sentence of a prisoner who was serving an extra 3.5 years due to a typo. Ceasar Cantu, a convicted drug dealer from Katy, Texas, would have been forced to spend an extra 42 months in […]

Wisconsin Republicans To Vote On Secession

MADISON, Wis. (UPI) — Wisconsin Republicans are going to vote at the next state GOP convention on whether to secede from the United States. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a Republican who is possibly considering a 2016 presidential run, disagrees with his party on this matter. “I don’t think that one aligns with where most Republican […]

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