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PEOPLE
Obama and Trump Tie in Gallup Poll as Most Admired American Man in 2019
Tied for second: Tom Hanks and Jeffrey Epstein.
 
ENTERTAINMENT
Study: The More We Watch TV, The More We Prefer Skinnier Women
At some point we end up binge-watching Olive Oyl cartoons.
 
BUSINESS
U.S. Stocks Rose Sharply in 2019
Take a break from your Uber route and review your portfolio.
Federal Reserve Report: Trump's Tariffs Raised Prices, Cut Employment, Hurt Manufacturers
President derides report, calls Fed “left-wing outfit made up of never-Trumpers!”
SCIENCE
Study: Plants “Talk” to Each
Other When Threat Nearby

When not threatened they just gossip.
Report: Rainwater in Parts of U.S. Contain High Levels of Toxic Chemicals
EPA says it's safe to use as rat poison.
 
Study: Dogs Process Numerical Quantities in Similar Brain Region as Humans
Other than that, they're far more loyal, trustworthy and friendly.
 
HEALTH / MEDICINE
Report: Hospitals Seizing Patients' Homes, Wages for Overdue Bills
“Hippocratic Oath says nothing about using strong-arm tactics to collect a debt,” says one hospital spokesman.
Study: Regularly Eating Chili Peppers May Extend Your Lifespan
But for some people an extra ten years might not be worth it.

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