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Aim For At Least 7 Hours Of Sleep Nightly To Fend Off A Cold

Just a couple extra hours can make a real difference, a study shows. Adults who slept only five or six hours were four times more likely to get sick when exposed to a common cold virus.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg And Sandra Day O'Connor, 'Sisters In Law'

A new book details that the women were not personal friends, but they were strong allies on the Supreme Court bench, especially in the legal fight for women's equality.

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Boosting Family Leave Is Often About Getting Workers To Stay

Nestle, Netflix and Microsoft are among several major employers that have announced big increases in family leave benefits this year. The moves are seen as essential as companies compete for talent.

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