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Could the Dangers of Driving and Using a Cell Phone Be a Bunch of Baloney? — Health Check

In recent years, study after study has raised the alarm about the dangers of talking on the phone while driving, with some saying you could be four times as likely to have a crash if you’re using a phone behind the wheel.

But new research indicates it may have been much ado about nothing.

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my_southborough, Flickr
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What Are the Most and Least Dangerous Cities in America?

The 2011 CQ Press City Crime Rankings, which purports to identify the most dangerous cities in America, was released on Thursday — but experts say not to put too much stock in the controversial annual report.

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Too Many Drivers Eat, Text, Watch Videos and More Behind the Wheel — Survey of the Day

Buckle your seat belts, folks.

According to Harris Poll chairman Humphrey Taylor regarding a new survey, “The number of drivers who engage in potentially dangerous, in some cases extremely dangerous, behaviors while driving is terrifyingly high.”

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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New York Is the City Where Americans Would Most and Least Like To Live — Survey of the Day

A new survey has found that New York is the city Americans where they would most and least like to live.

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Fewer Will Fly for Thanksgiving, But Planes Will Be Jam Packed

If you’re planning to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, be prepared to have trouble finding open seats, pay a premium when you do and fly on a packed plane. Industry insiders say that, because of high costs and lower bookings, airlines have had to increase ticket prices and reduce the number of available seats.

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Pilot Makes Harrowing Emergency Landing Without Wheels [VIDEO]

Warning: If you have a fear of flying, this video definitely won’t help. A Boeing 767 made an emergency landing in Warsaw, Poland yesterday after its landing gear failed to extend due to a hydraulic problem.

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Heroic Motorcyclist Saves Calf From Drowning [VIDEO]

The curious little calf in this video was perhaps a little too curious while investigating a nearby canal and found himself unable to climb back out.

Luckily,  a passing motorcyclist who spotted the struggling bovine realized the danger the calf was in, rushed to its aid, and after several attempts, managed to save its life. 

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San Francisco, Boston Among Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating

Everyone thinks their neighborhood is the best for trick-or-treating. But the folks at real estate site Zillow have actually compiled a list of the best cities for scoring some ‘tricks or treats’ this Halloween.

In creating its third annual Trick-or-Treat Index, Zillow considered factors such as median home values, crime rates, population density and overall “walkability” when choosing the 20 best urban areas in which to gather candy on October 31.

So how does your city measure up?

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wackelijmrooster, Flickr
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What Are the 10 Best Places to Retire?

When people retire, they often decide to pull up stakes and move to a new city. No longer bound by the restraints of employment offices or client locales, retirees may instead find themselves drawn to places with great weather, affordable housing or better amenities than where they currently live.

U.S. News used data from Onboard Informatics to ascertain 10 things people look for when they retire, and matched up those attributes with cities excelling in each.

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Watch Plane Crash Survivors Get Rescued From a Ferris Wheel [VIDEO]

Four people recently found themselves in a precarious situation when a plane crashed into a ferris wheel at a rural festival in Australia, trapping two men in the plane and two children on the ride, MSNBC reports.

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Little Girl Has Adorable Freak Out Over News She’s Going to Disneyland [VIDEO]

When six-year-old Lily learns she is going to Disneyland today, as part of an early birthday present, she is completely overwhelmed with happiness. Watch Lily react to this greatest of surprises below. (The waterworks start at 2:19.)

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Breathtaking View of the Auroras From Space [VIDEO]

This breathtaking new video from the International Space Station offers a rarely seen view of the Auroras from space.

The Southern and Northern Lights are one of the most beautiful natural phenomenon in the world. So you can imagine how amazing they look while floating above the Earth. You gotta see this footage after the jump.

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