615 The Japanese skill copied by the world

615 The Japanese skill copied by the world

Mindfulness has become trendy around the world in recent years – but in Japan, it’s been ingrained into the culture for centuries. As the sleek shinkansen bullet train glided noiselessly into t...

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614 Travel without a suitcase with 13 packing tips from a Japanese pro

614 Travel without a suitcase with 13 packing tips from a Japanese pro

Seasoned travelers know how to make efficient use of their suitcase space, but it takes a real pro to travel without a suitcase at all. When getting ready to travel abroad, packing is always a ...

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613 9 great things walkers and bikers know about their communities that you don’t

613 9 great things walkers and bikers know about their communities that you don’t

"The art of seeing has to be learned." It's much like practicing mindfulness, really. While that sounds like a laudable goal, it's also one of those things that's hard to put on your "to do" li...

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612 Desperately short of labor, mid-sized Japanese firms plan to buy robots

612 Desperately short of labor, mid-sized Japanese firms plan to buy robots

Desperate to overcome Japan's growing shortage of labor, mid-sized companies are planning to buy robots and other equipment to automate a wide range of tasks, including manufacturing, earthmoving ...

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610 Eight ways intelligent machines are already in your life

610 Eight ways intelligent machines are already in your life

Many people are unsure about exactly what machine learning is. But the reality is that it is already part of everyday life. A form of artificial intelligence, it allows computers to learn from ...

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609 Rich List 2017: Six surprising ways to make money

609 Rich List 2017: Six surprising ways to make money

If you want to get rich fast, then donning a pinstriped suit and heading for the City has traditionally been seen as the most straightforward path to wealth. Unsurprisingly this year's ranking ...

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608 FOR THE LOVE OF DOG

608 FOR THE LOVE OF DOG

Dogs used to be thought of as guards, then as companions. Now they are being treated like children. No longer are they stuck with idiotic names like Fido and Fluffy: these days they get human name...

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607 How about a bath instead of a workout?

607 How about a bath instead of a workout?

According to a recent study from the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine at Loughborough University in the U.K., “An hour-long hot bath can boost metabolic health and cause an anti-inf...

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606 What to do about your noisy office?

606 What to do about your noisy office?

Anyone who has worked in an open office or shared a confined space with colleagues knows ambient sounds become synonymous with stress. But there are, at times, biological reasons why open office n...

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605 Five numbers that will define the next 100 years

605 Five numbers that will define the next 100 years

From energy to life expectancy, these crucial statistics could define Earth’s upcoming century. 83 million more people are alive in the world this year than last year. That’s the same as addin...

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604 Delayed Vending Machines Encourage Healthier Snack Choices, Study Finds

604 Delayed Vending Machines Encourage Healthier Snack Choices, Study Finds

If cookies, chips, and other high-calorie snacks take longer to fall from the vending machine, you may be enticed to get a healthier snack instead, according to a new study funded by the National ...

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603 6 reasons to make your bed every morning

603 6 reasons to make your bed every morning

This simple chore can lead to happiness and better sleep, so why not give it a shot? Last year, Naval Adm. William H. McRaven — the man who commanded the SEAL team that hunted for Osama bin Lad...

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602 10 Best Jobs for Seniors

602 10 Best Jobs for Seniors

There are several jobs to choose from when making the decision to work after you've reached the traditional age of retirement. Here are ten in-demand jobs for those who want to continue working we...

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601 British prisoners put to work building prefab homes

601 British prisoners put to work building prefab homes

As of 2015, 83 prisons across England and Wales partake in public/private partnerships in which inmates are paid between £40 and £50 per week for performing outsourced work using equipment and mat...

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600 Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth

600 Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth

Norway is the happiest place on Earth, according to a United Nations agency report - toppling neighbour Denmark from the number one position. The World Happiness Report measures "subjective wel...

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599  Is Sleeping Too Long An Early Sign Of Dementia? 3 Surprising Things Linked To Poor Brain Function

599 Is Sleeping Too Long An Early Sign Of Dementia? 3 Surprising Things Linked To Poor Brain Function

Sleep is a good indicator of our overall health and well-being. Seven to nine hours of sleep is recommended to feel truly rested, but oversleeping on a regular basis could signal problems with our...

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598 Hitachi develops technology to use bamboo as fuel

598 Hitachi develops technology to use bamboo as fuel

Hitachi Ltd. said it has developed a technology to utilize bamboo as fuel for boilers and biomass power generation. The new technology is expected to address a situation in which unused bamboo...

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597 6 Bad Habits That Give You Back Pain: Changes To Make For Pain Relief

597 6 Bad Habits That Give You Back Pain: Changes To Make For Pain Relief

Almost everyone you know, whether it's your grandparents, best friend, or boss, has complained of back pain. It's one of the most common forms of pain; about 80 percent of Americans have or will g...

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596 Scientists highlight deadly health risks of climate change

596 Scientists highlight deadly health risks of climate change

The future is expected to hold more deadly heat waves, the fast spread of certain infectious diseases and catastrophic food shortages. These events could cause premature deaths -- and they're a...

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595 Five natural alternatives to sugar

595 Five natural alternatives to sugar

Have you noticed just how many foods at your local market are now labeled "natural"? According to a recent Consumer Reports survey, 73% of shoppers seek out labels with this term (despite the f...

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594 Desk stuff to make your workday more productive, cheerful, and disaster-proof

594 Desk stuff to make your workday more productive, cheerful, and disaster-proof

Like it or not, your desk is a reflection of your work and your personality. Luckily, organized isn't a synonym for dull or sparse. Below, things that will keep you and your tools humming at maxim...

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593 Maintaining Good Eye Health: What Causes Cataracts And 3 Ways To Prevent Cloudy Vision

593 Maintaining Good Eye Health: What Causes Cataracts And 3 Ways To Prevent Cloudy Vision

We take many of our body's daily functions for granted, like using our legs to move, our voice to talk, or our eyes to see. Sight helps us navigate the world around us; our eyes communicate with o...

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592 7 Seemingly Innocent Symptoms That Could Signal a Serious Health Problem

592 7 Seemingly Innocent Symptoms That Could Signal a Serious Health Problem

If you're like us, you tend to overreact when you notice anything new or strange going on with your body. A little ache in your arm? OMG, cancer! A few extra hairs in your comb? Impending baldness...

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591 10 foods you should never, ever eat

591 10 foods you should never, ever eat

In a world of constant admonitions to eat this and not that, it’s hard to know what we're supposed to be putting into our mouths. Science flip-flops, experts disagree and food companies get creati...

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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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