590 Where you live affects your personality, study says

590 Where you live affects your personality, study says

When people move across state lines, they usually think about what their new place will be like, their new neighbors, their new town -- in short, all the other changes that come with a change of a...

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589 Your Phone Can Now Instantly Translate Japanese Text

589 Your Phone Can Now Instantly Translate Japanese Text

Learning a new language is hard. And if there's a new alphabet involved—like there is with Japanese for English-speaking travelers—it's even harder. But technology is here to help. Google annou...

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588 ROBOTIC FOOD DELIVERY IS ROLLING INTO THE UNITED STATES IN FEBRUARY

588 ROBOTIC FOOD DELIVERY IS ROLLING INTO THE UNITED STATES IN FEBRUARY

Starship Technologies, co-founded by Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis of Skype fame, raised $17.2 million in January to build a fleet of six-wheeled delivery robots. More feasible for large-scale rollo...

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587 How Japan has almost eradicated gun crime

587 How Japan has almost eradicated gun crime

Japan has one of the lowest rates of gun crime in the world. In 2014 there were just six gun deaths, compared to 33,599 in the US. What is the secret? If you want to buy a gun in Japan you need...

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586 Does Cough Syrup Really Work? Eating Chocolate And 3 Other Natural Remedies To Stop Coughing

586 Does Cough Syrup Really Work? Eating Chocolate And 3 Other Natural Remedies To Stop Coughing

There is very little evidence cough syrup is effective at treating coughs. In one review, 15 out of 19 studies analyzed showed no benefit, or the results were conflicting. Other reviews have simil...

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585 Dementia rates ‘higher near busy roads

585 Dementia rates ‘higher near busy roads

As many as 11% of dementia cases in people living within 50m of a major road could be down to traffic, the study suggests. The researchers, who followed nearly 2m people in Canada over 11 years...

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584 Why These 5 Ancient Eats Are New Superfoods

584 Why These 5 Ancient Eats Are New Superfoods

When it comes to health food, everything old is new again. And experts say that can be a good thing: "What is long familiar to humans implies what we’re adapted to," says David Katz, MD, director ...

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583 What is brain fog?

583 What is brain fog?

You can't find your keys. You forgot the new neighbor's name. You don't remember why you went upstairs or what you were planning to make for dinner. If you're in your 20s or 30s, you chalk up y...

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582 What skills should everyone have by age 18?

582 What skills should everyone have by age 18?

Growing up has never been easy. Even though the past seems like a simpler time in retrospect, our world is complex and it always has been. But there is one thing from the past that made growing up...

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581 5 Images That Will Instantly Make You Feel Calm

581 5 Images That Will Instantly Make You Feel Calm

In an ideal world, you’d escape to a yoga class or slip into a warm bath to melt away your stress. But when that’s just not doable, there are quicker ways to get zen, stat—like simply gazing at im...

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580 Seasonal Affective Disorder: Happiness Is Actually Linked To Sunshine, Study Finds

580 Seasonal Affective Disorder: Happiness Is Actually Linked To Sunshine, Study Finds

Does sunshine actually make you happy? A recent study from Brigham Young University has revealed that the amount of time between sunrise and sunset influences virtually everyone's mood — even more...

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579 Mountains or beaches? What your choice says about you

579 Mountains or beaches? What your choice says about you

Given the option of spending time on a beach or in the mountains, which would you choose? Researchers have determined that your preference is related to how outgoing you are. In a series of fiv...

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578 3 Reasons Why Non-Smokers Get Lung Cancer

578 3 Reasons Why Non-Smokers Get Lung Cancer

November is lung cancer awareness month, a time to learn about one of the most common and deadly forms of cancer. Although the disease is often associated with smoking, according to the American C...

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577 University opens without any teachers

577 University opens without any teachers

A university without any teachers has opened in California this month. It's called 42 The US college, a branch of an institution in France with the same name, will train about a thousand stude...

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576 Treating Pain Without Drugs

576 Treating Pain Without Drugs

A new federal report revealed that the majority of U.S. adults (more than 54 percent) had some type of musculoskeletal pain disorder such as back, joint or neck pain in 2012 (the latest year f...

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575 One of the Most Powerful Ways to Boost Your Brainpower Starts With This Simple Weekend Chore

575 One of the Most Powerful Ways to Boost Your Brainpower Starts With This Simple Weekend Chore

Cleaning out your closet can actually make you smarter by eliminating decision fatigue. We’re forced to make hundreds of small decisions daily that for the most part we take for granted: Do ...

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574 6 ways energy drinks can hurt your body

574 6 ways energy drinks can hurt your body

The concept seems relatively innocuous. Get a burst of energy by drinking something out of a colorful can that looks an awful lot like a soda. But energy drinks have a lot more going on under that...

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573 Japanese Food Can Help You Live Longer: What Are The Health-Boosting Ingredients?

573 Japanese Food Can Help You Live Longer: What Are The Health-Boosting Ingredients?

Experts believe that Japanese food can help you have a healthy life, and according to the London-based nutritionist Cassandra Barns, it can help in getting a long life. Japanese diet that inclu...

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572 6 Strange Effects Of Stress Including Vivid Dreams, Hair Loss, Gallows Humor

572 6 Strange Effects Of Stress Including Vivid Dreams, Hair Loss, Gallows Humor

An insatiable appetite, profuse sweating, a racing heart and high blood pressure — these are just a few of the well-known physical manifestations of stress in our everyday lives. Beyond those obvi...

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571 4 Worst Things To Order When You Go Out For Sushi

571 4 Worst Things To Order When You Go Out For Sushi

Going out for sushi seems like a pretty good choice when your other options are burgers or pizza. But is it really a clean option, period? As with so many of life's biggest questions, the answe...

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570 Alternative medicine is now a $30 billion industry. But does it work?

570 Alternative medicine is now a $30 billion industry. But does it work?

Alternative medicine is big business in the U.S. A 2016 report found that Americans spent more than $30 billion on alternative therapies in 2012. That includes treatments such as homeopathy and ...

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569 Prescribing holidays ‘could help fight infections’

569 Prescribing holidays ‘could help fight infections’

Scientists are investigating whether prescribing holidays, music or a change of scene might boost our immune system and help us to fight off disease. In tests on mice, they discovered that spru...

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568 Doraemon under attack as a bad influence on children in India, Pakistan

568 Doraemon under attack as a bad influence on children in India, Pakistan

Beloved Japanese manga character Doraemon might seem to be an unlikely source of serious controversy. But in India and Pakistan, the chubby blue robotic cat has become a target of bitter critic...

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567 Move to this small Canadian town, get a job and 2 acres

567 Move to this small Canadian town, get a job and 2 acres

Cape Breton is an island on the northeastern tip of Nova Scotia. The island has only around 135,000 residents, and the numbers keep dropping. Cape Breton is home to many towns including tiny Wh...

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566 Why Danish students are paid to go to college

566 Why Danish students are paid to go to college

Every Danish student receives about $900 (5,839 Danish krones) per month under a scheme known as SU (Statens Uddannelsesstøtte). The generous financial support does not have to be paid back even i...

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565 Zuckerberg and Chan aim to tackle all disease by 2100

565 Zuckerberg and Chan aim to tackle all disease by 2100

Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have pledged $3bn (£2.3bn) to fund medical research over the next decade. At a press conference in San Francisco, they said their ...

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564 5 Things You Should Avoid On An Empty Stomach

564 5 Things You Should Avoid On An Empty Stomach

You can do a lot of things on an empty stomach. Sleep, for example, is best experienced on an empty stomach. Going to bed on a full stomach can prompt the body to store those extra calories as fat...

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563 9 skills they don’t teach in school (but should)

563 9 skills they don’t teach in school (but should)

In Michigan, legislators are mulling over a plan intended to increase the number of CPR-trained members in their community by requiring that students learn the lifesaving skill before they graduat...

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562 What’s the best work schedule for your age?

562 What’s the best work schedule for your age?

Scientists have long known that you have an internal biological clock that regulates various physical, mental and behavioral changes your body experiences over a 24-hour cycle, called circadian rh...

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561 Why do kids go to school? Americans are divided on the answer, a new poll shows.

561 Why do kids go to school? Americans are divided on the answer, a new poll shows.

What is school for? A new poll released Monday night shows that Americans are divided on the issue. And in an era when public education has been under attack, most public school parents still thin...

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560 Does ‘Young Blood’ Reverse Aging? 5 Things To Know About Peter Thiel’s Parabiosis

560 Does ‘Young Blood’ Reverse Aging? 5 Things To Know About Peter Thiel’s Parabiosis

Thiel, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who was the first outside investor in Facebook, has poured millions of dollars into anti-aging startups and therapies, and has argued that the rest of society ...

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559 Health benefits of drinking hot cocoa

559 Health benefits of drinking hot cocoa

Drinkable chocolate has been used for years to treat ailments and maladies. When chocolate made its way to France in the 17th century, it was used "to fight against fits of anger and bad moods.” ...

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558 Satellite images used to predict poverty

558 Satellite images used to predict poverty

There's little reliable data on local incomes in developing countries, which hampers efforts to tackle the problem. A team from Stanford University were able to train a computer system to ident...

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557 Self-driving buses are roaming the streets of Helsinki

557 Self-driving buses are roaming the streets of Helsinki

Two self-driving minibuses began plying the roads of Helsinki this week -- in real traffic. The small electric buses were developed by a French company EasyMile and can transport up to nine passen...

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556 16 simple ways to reduce plastic waste

556 16 simple ways to reduce plastic waste

Plastic is found in virtually everything these days. Your food and hygiene products are packaged in it. Your car, phone and computer are made from it. And you might even chew on it daily in the f...

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555 Parents who insist on vegan diet for children may risk jail in Italy

555 Parents who insist on vegan diet for children may risk jail in Italy

If parliamentarian Elvira Savino has her way, Italian parents who insist on a vegan diet for their children will risk up to four years in jail. Savino, from the conservative Forza Italia party,...

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554 Will this be the happiest place in the world?

554 Will this be the happiest place in the world?

Can the state engineer a happy country? The United Arab Emirates thinks so. Last week, the country’s government announced it had selected 60 “chief happiness and positivity officers” to travel ...

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553 Workplace Essentials For Better Health: 8 Things You Need

553 Workplace Essentials For Better Health: 8 Things You Need

Chances are you spend most of your day at a desk job. While you avoid certain health hazards by not working in manual labor, sitting in front of a computer screen for at least eight hours a day is...

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552 San Francisco Just Issued The Country’s Broadest Ban On Styrofoam

552 San Francisco Just Issued The Country’s Broadest Ban On Styrofoam

“This stuff is an environmental and public health pollutant, and we have to reduce its use.” San Francisco just took a major step to save the environment. The city’s Board of Supervisors una...

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551 The reasons why exhaustion and burnout are so common

551 The reasons why exhaustion and burnout are so common

More and more people are suffering ‘burnout’ – but is this the fault of modern life or is physical, mental and spiritual exhaustion a far older condition? According to one argument, our brains...

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