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Tuesday
Nov162010

Transportation Department Hosts Web Series to End Distracted Driving

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation is going viral in an effort to put an end to distracted driving.  The new campaign comes in the form of web videos in which the stories of distracted driving victims are shared.

The series, called Faces of Distracted Driving, is up on YouTube and features relatives speaking on how they lost their loved ones -- like Elissa Schee, who lost her 13-year-old daughter when a truck driver, who was on his cell phone, rear-ended a bus she was riding in, causing it to catch on fire.

The transportation department says distracted driving killed more than 5,000 people last year.´╗┐

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Saturday
Nov132010

What's the Secret to Happiness? Living in the Moment, Study Says

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Does your mind have a tendency to wander? It happens to all of us. While we're doing one thing, we're thinking about something else. A new study from Harvard says our wandering minds make us unhappy.

The study’s authors contacted 2250 people at random moments throughout the day and asked them three questions.

1.  How are you feeling right now? (on a scale of 0 to 100)
2.  What are you doing right now?
3.  Are you thinking about something other than what you're doing?

Researchers found that people's minds were wandering 46.9 percent of the time and that people were less happy when their minds were wandering than when they were present and attentive.

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