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Taking on the role of a game avatar like the benevolent Superman or villainous Voldemort may influence a person's behavior after the game is over, according to a new study.
Max: I know the Common Core standards fairly well. For six years, culminating with the 2011-12 school year, I was a high school history teacher at a large, urban, public school in Massachusetts.
The United Arab Emirates' Islamic authority has a clear, urgent message for Muslims: Don't go to Mars. The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment has issued a fatwa prohibiting participation or promotion of one-way trips to the red planet, the Khaleej Times reported Wednesday.
No glitzy gold, no rich velvet, no regal fur. Pope Francis' pared down papal wardrobe of sensible black shoes and a white cassock so thin you can see his black trousers through it is a perfect fit for his call for simplicity and humility among his clergy.
Sara Al Amoudi, whose true bloodline remains a mystery, was cleared by a London judge Thursday of swiping six multi-million-pound properties from two property tycoons who believed she was royalty.
David Bowie created some new waves Wednesday when he used his acceptance speech at the Brit Awards to beg Scotland to forgo independence.
Three Al Jazeera reporters, including an Australian, were denied bail in a Cairo hearing Thursday. They are locked up 23 hours a day and have not been shown any evidence against them, the three shouted from cages in a courtroom.
Evelyn Rogers, 34, will receive 10-years' probation for having sex four times with the student. She will also surrender her teaching license and register as a sex offender.
Amy Adams wasn't acting when she broke down on "Inside the Actors Studio" Wednesday. The "American Hustle" actress was overcome with emotion when the discussion turned to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Megan Fox and husband Brian Austin Green are the proud parents of a baby boy. TMZ reports that the couple recently welcomed their second child and have named him Bodhi Ransom Green. According to the birth certificate obtained by the website, the child was born Feb. 12.
Three Oregon teens accused of kidnapping and torturing a classmate have been charged as adults and are being held on $3 million bail each. Jess Taylor, 17, Jenna Montgomery, 15, and Blue Kalmbach, 15, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Portland court, KPTV in Oregon reported.
The author of a controversial university textbook that paints late President Ronald Reagan as a sexist and calls conservatives “corrupt and lazy,” is under fire from young Republicans who feel insulted by the book’s contents.
A Tennessee woman admitted to stabbing her mother three times because she thinks the 61-year-old leads a satanic cult and possesses diabolical powers.
Ty McDonald scored 19 points for East Union Tuesday night, but three of them were unforgettable.
Ryan Braun reported to spring training on Thursday with a message, repeated over and over: He does not plan on answering any more questions about performance-enhancing drugs. In a session with reporters that lasted about 10 minutes, the Milwaukee outfielder deflected every inquiry about the suspension that ended his 2013 season, and his history with PEDs.
A Russ & Daughters restaurant is closer to becoming reality. The restaurant is coming to the Lower East Side near the iconic smoked fish shop, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
It seems Elizabeth Olsen can tell her famous twin sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, apart by which one remembers her birthday.
High school students who discussed condoms or another form of birth control via text or other technology were almost four times as likely to use condoms when they had sex, a new study shows.
Broadcasters are anxiously awaiting a judicial ruling on whether they can carry live coverage of double-amputee's high-profile murder trial. The sensational trial of 'Blade Runner' athlete Oscar Pistorius could be South Africa's version of O.J. Simpson's TV trial.
Every would-be director of a celebrity biography should be required to watch Chiemi Karasawa’s delightful "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me."