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Idea From Adam Sandler Film Used to Soothe Dementia Patients

Patient Louise Irving watches a laptop computer with her daughter's morning wake-up video playing, at The Hebrew Home of Riverdale, in New York, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Patient Louise Irving watches a laptop computer with her daughter's morning wake-up video playing, at The Hebrew Home of Riverdale, in New York, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK — For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar...




  • First-graders learn keyboarding skills at the Bayview Elementary School in San Pablo, Calif., on March 12, 2015.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    As Student Tests Move Online, Keyboarding Enters Curriculum

    SAN PABLO, Calif.—Seven-year-old Ja’Niyah Smith’s first-grade class filed into a computer lab at a suburban San Francisco school recently and, as they do every week,... Read more

  • Dangerous Dams

    Low-Lying Dams Drown Hundreds of Unsuspecting Victims

    DES MOINES, Iowa—For the better part of a century, submerged dams were workhorses of the American heartland, harnessing the power of rivers to run grain... Read more

  • Students walk to campus past the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. on Nov. 24. Rolling Stone published a story alleging a rape by seven members of Phi Kappa Psi in November. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Four Ways to Lessen Campus Rapes

    Campus rapes and sexual assaults can be reduced. It will take multiple approaches. One key is for victims to feel willing to report the crime... Read more

  • Brandon Bybee, left, and Cory McKenrick, second from left, talk with a ticket agent to try and move up their flight to Illinois in order to beat an expected snow storm at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Airlines canceled thousands of flights into and out of East Coast airports as a major snowstorm packing up to 3 feet of snow barrels down on the region. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    What Went Wrong With Airline Customer Service

    It’s bad news for airlines and worse news for U.S. air travelers. According to the 25th annual Airline Quality Ratings (AQR) report, the U.S. industry... Read more

  • The Sims Municipal Recycling plant in Brooklyn, New York City, on Jan. 14, 2015. The plant now has the city's first commercial wind turbine. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Falling Oil Prices Only the Latest Problem for Recycling Industry

    Plunging oil prices have sent the price for virgin plastic down even below the price of recycled plastic, just the latest problem for the recycling... Read more

  • Food-Healthy Fast Food Chains

    Veggies Take Center Plate as Healthy Fast Food Chains Expand

    MIAMI—They want it fresh. They want it cheap. They want it fast. And most importantly, they don’t want it to taste like it’s good for... Read more

  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton chats with those around her during a ceremony to induct her into the Irish America Hall of Fame on March 16, 2015 in New York City. (Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

    Clinton’s Long Road to 2016 Decision

    WASHINGTON—Around Christmas, Hillary Rodham Clinton set off on her annual holiday vacation at Oscar de la Renta’s beachfront estate in the Dominican Republic. It was... Read more

  • Diners at the David Burke fabrick restaurant in New York, June 11, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Eating Out Raises Odds of High Blood Pressure: Study

    A new study has linked meals eaten away from home and high blood pressure, finding that dining out just once a week raises the odds... Read more

  • Beef prices in the United States, already at a historic high after rising nearly 20 percent over the last year, are projected to rise even more this year. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

    Beef Prices Projected to Keep Rising in 2015—but There’s Good News

    Beef prices in the United States, already at a historic high after rising nearly 20 percent over the last year, are projected to rise even... Read more

  • In this photo taken Friday March 27, 2015, farmer Rudy Mussi poses at one of his pumps that draws water from a slough to irrigate his farm land in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta near Stockton, Calif. As California enters the fourth year of drought, huge amounts of water are mysteriously vanishing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and farmers whose families for generations have tilled fertile soil there are the prime suspects. Delta farmers deny they are stealing water, still, they have been asked to report how much water they’re pumping and to prove their legal right. Mussi says he has senior water rights in a system more than a century old that puts him in line ahead of those with lower ranking, or junior, water rights.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    California Delta’s Water Mysteriously Missing Amid Drought

    FRESNO, Calif.—As California struggles with a devastating drought, huge amounts of water are mysteriously vanishing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta—and the prime suspects are farmers... Read more

  • Italian trade commissioner Pier Paolo Celeste talks to Epoch Times in his office in New York, on March 23, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Italian Entrepreneurs Innovate Beyond Food, Fashion and Furniture

    NEW YORK—Everybody agrees Italians are creative when it comes to designing, producing, and marketing high quality products. What many people don’t know is that these... Read more

  • (Rob Counts/Epoch Times)

    Epoch Times Wins Awards of Excellence in Society for News Design Competition

    Epoch Times won two Awards of Excellence in the 36th Best of News Design Creative Competition run by the Society for News Design. “This is the... Read more

  • Cherry Blossoms are in bloom around the Tidal Basin across from the Washington Monument in Washington, Thursday, April 9, 2015. Washington's famous cherry blossoms are set to hit peak bloom this weekend as the National Cherry Blossom Festival draws big crowds for its annual parade and Japanese street festival. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Cherry Blossoms to Hit Peak Bloom for Parade, Festival Crowd

    WASHINGTON — Washington’s famous cherry blossoms are set to hit peak bloom this weekend as the National Cherry Blossom Festival draws big crowds for its... Read more

  • A South Korean activist (C) wearing a mask of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un holds a mock missile during a rally denouncing North Korea's rocket launch and the three-generational dictatorship, in Seoul on April 15, 2012. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Views North Korea Nuclear Missile as ‘Operational’

    North Korea might be capable of making a nuclear weapon small enough to put on its intercontinental ballistic missile, a top U.S. airspace defense official... Read more

  • Ted Cruz

    2016 Prospects Treasure Opportunity of Their Campaign Launch

    WASHINGTON—In a presidential campaign, you only get one Opening Day. For Ted Cruz, it was a simple speech on a college campus: no notes, no... Read more

  • Mike Hopkins

    Will California Drought Lead to Higher Food Prices Across United States?

    It’s one of the major questions related to the multiyear drought in California—will the lack of water lead to higher food prices in supermarkets across... Read more


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