BBC: A study has found that learning a second language, even in adulthood, has positive effects on the brain.
NYT: Dish customers will be able to make manual payments in Bitcoin beginning in the third quarter.
WSJ: The prevalence of people overweight of obese jumped 27.5% for adults; 47.1% for kids from 1980 to 2013.
Reuters: Apple Inc. will acquire Beats for $3 billion.
CNN: A new study showed that cynical people have a higher likelihood of developing dementia.
TIME: Median CEO pay hit a record high of $10.5 million in 2013, an 8.8% rise over 2012.
CNN: A study funded by the American Beverage Association showed that individuals who drank diet soda lost more weight compared to their counterparts who just drank water.
CBS: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are examining how Yelp can be used to track incidences of food poisoning that is not reported.
CNN: Tennessee is the first state to make use of the electric chair mandatory when lethal injection drugs are unavailable.
CNET: The online retailer is asking users to change their passwords following a security hack.
NBC: Pet jerky treats imported from China are linked to more than 1,000 deaths in dogs, more than 4,800 complaints of animal illness and three reports of sickness from people who ingested the product.
Reuters: The online movie and television subscription service will launch in six more European countries, including France and Germany.
NIH: High cholesterol levels may impair fertility in couples trying to achieve a pregnancy.