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Here's why performance anxiety before an Olympic event may not be a bad thing

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) — Just moments before Mikaela Shiffrin, the world’s top-ranked women’s skier, clipped into her bindings on Friday for the first run in her attempt to defend her Olympic gold medal in the slalom, she vomited. It was a dramatic physical reaction to the nerves that plague athletes at all levels of competition, but not so rare for …

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Tiny house on wheels takes minimalist living to the next level

ABC News(PESARO, Italy) — Having grown up in a tiny room in his family’s home in Pesaro, Italy, 27-year-old architect Leonardo Di Chiara is used to living a minimalist lifestyle. His latest project, the aVOID tiny house, currently on display — and inhabited — by the architect in Berlin, takes the concept of reductionist living to the next level. Measuring …

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'Black Panther' and mental health in the Black community

IMDB(NEW YORK) — Black Panther signals a revolutionary moment –- not only in its implications for Black culture, but also for Black mental health. “At a very basic level, representation affects people’s identity,” said Dr. Ruth Shim, Director of Cultural Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of California, Davis. “Having positive representations and people reflecting …

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Identical twin brothers propose to identical twin sisters: 'It was amazing'

Courtesy Brittany Deane(NEW YORK) — Two sets of identical twins are now planning a joint wedding after twin brothers proposed to twin sisters on February 2, or 2-2. Brittany and Briana Deane met Josh and Jeremy Salyers last August at The Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, which bills itself as the “largest annual gathering of twins (and other multiples) …

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Baby abductors, like Gloria Williams, often fit a similar profile

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After a South Carolina woman stood in court this week and pleaded guilty to abducting an infant from a hospital nearly two decades ago and raising the girl as her own daughter, many were left asking this: Who would steal a baby? And why? Gloria Williams admitted she acted alone in 1998 when she walked into a …

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