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We often dismiss our dreams as nonsensical dispatches from the mind while we're deep asleep. But recent research proves that our dreams can definitely affect our waking lives.

People often dream about their significant others and studies show it actually affects how we behave towads them the next day.

"A lot of people don't pay attention to their dreams and are unaware of the impact they have on their state of mind," said Dylan Selterman, psychology lecturer at the University of Maryland, says according to The Huffington Post. "Now we have evidence that there is this association."

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In 2009, the U.S. government paid $50 billion to bail out Detroit-based automaker General Motors. In the end, the government would end up losing $11.2 billion on the deal.

Government efforts saved 1.5 million jobs in the United States and a sizable portion of an industry that helped define America in the twentieth century.

As part of the auto industry's upheaval in the wake of the Great Recession, the United Automobile Workers (UAW) made sacrifices in contracts to help put the company on a solid footing after the government bailout.

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Fox News and President Trump seem like they may be headed for a breakup. "Fox is a lot different than it used to be," Trump told reporters in August after one of the network's polls found him trailing for Democrats in the 2020 election.

"There's something going on at Fox, I'll tell you right now. And I'm not happy with it," he continued.

Some Fox anchors have hit back at the president over his criticisms. "Well, first of all, Mr. President, we don't work for you," Neil Cavuto said on the air. "I don't work for you. My job is to cover you, not fawn over you or rip you, just report on you."

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Don't Freak Out, But CFLs Might Not Be Great for Your Skin

Studies show CFLs emit some UV radiation, but claims of skin cancer you may have heard on Fox News are wildly overblown.

We're guessing you long ago swapped out those old incandescent light bulbs for power conserving compact florescent ones. The energy and overall cost savings are massive: CFLs burn 75 percent less energy and last 6 times as long.

New research out of Stony Brook University though raises some concerns about their impact on our skin—it seems CFLs emit ultraviolet radiation that damages human skin cells. So, while CFLs are certainly the green choice, users should take some precautions, says Dr. Miriam Rafailovich.

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Poll Finds Fox News Is Worse Than No News at All

A new survey of Americans finds that those who watch Fox News are sometimes more ignorant than those who watch nothing at all.

The saying "no news is good news" takes on a whole different meaning in light of a new study [PDF] out of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Released last week, the study surveyed more than 600 New Jersey adults about current events and, later, what news media they consumed. The goal was to ascertain how informative and healthy certain news diets are. What the researchers found out may not surprise you:

For example, people who watch Fox News, the most popular of the 24-hour cable news networks, are 18 points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their government than those who watch no news at all (after controlling for other news sources, partisanship, education and other demographic factors). Fox News watchers are also 6 points less likely to know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government than those who watch no news.

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Everything Wrong with Cable News in One Infuriating Video

Watch as America's three major news networks literally mute Nancy Pelosi for talking about jobs and Medicare instead of Anthony Weiner.


Fox News often takes flack for dumbing down the news in favor of wild salaciousness. And while much of that reputation is deserved, what the shots to O'Reilly et al. often fail to add is that the other cable news outlets aren't much better. For proof, look no further than the TPM video above, which depicts the insane circus sideshow our news has become.

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