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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550 Website Introducing “sento” Public Baths Gains Traction

550 Website Introducing “sento” Public Baths Gains Traction

A website providing information about "sento" public bathhouses mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area is proving popular despite the decline in such communal baths, a major part of Japanese cult...

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549 What Are The Best Ways To Prevent Cancer?

549 What Are The Best Ways To Prevent Cancer?

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by David Agus, M.D., USC Professor of Medicine and Engineering. Here are 8 simple ways to help your body prevent the ravages of cancer: 1. Ge...

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548 Americans Spend Half Of Their Food Budgets At Restaurants

548 Americans Spend Half Of Their Food Budgets At Restaurants

Unless you have a Blue Apron subscription, the idea of having regular, home-cooked meals is probably more nostalgic than realistic. It’s tough to get motivated to pack a lunch every day when you w...

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547 Outdoor learning ‘boosts children’s development’

547 Outdoor learning ‘boosts children’s development’

Childhoods were dramatically changing, with fewer opportunities to spend time outdoors, researchers observed. The loss of exposure to the natural environment would have negative long-term conse...

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546 Stress in the classroom could be contagious between teachers and students, scientists discover

546 Stress in the classroom could be contagious between teachers and students, scientists discover

The stress suffered by exhausted teachers could be contagious to their students and have a negative impact on their ability to learn, a landmark study has found. Students of ‘burned out’ teache...

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545 RAMSEE IS A SECURITY GUARD ROBOT WITH INFRARED VISION

545 RAMSEE IS A SECURITY GUARD ROBOT WITH INFRARED VISION

Gamma 2 Robotics’ RAMSEE borrows the name of pharaohs, which is fitting since it works the graveyard shift. The security bot is an autonomous patrolman, rolling around empty halls and hard-to-surv...

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544 How I Ended My Toxic Relationship with Stress

544 How I Ended My Toxic Relationship with Stress

I used to thrive on stress—I truly believed it gave me energy and excitement. But my company,EXHALE, is centered around the belief that relaxation is essential to wellbeing. And eventually, I real...

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543 Junior high school in Japan introduces trial afternoon nap time for students

543 Junior high school in Japan introduces trial afternoon nap time for students

Requested by the students themselves, the afternoon siesta is designed to improve concentration levels and protect the environment. Kakogawa Junior High School in Kakogawa City, Hyogo Prefectur...

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542 GERMANY MAY HAVE DRIVERLESS TRAINS BY 2023

542 GERMANY MAY HAVE DRIVERLESS TRAINS BY 2023

Germans are speeding toward a future of driverless trains. At least, that's what Deutsche Bahn chairman Rudiger Grube has been telling German newspapers. He says that by 2021, 2022, or 2023, the G...

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541 Study shows living near nature can help you live longer

541 Study shows living near nature can help you live longer

A long-term study from Harvard that has been collecting data on study participants since 1976 has drawn a correlation between living near nature and a longer life expectancy. Taking data collected...

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540 Foods Endorsed by Celebrities Are Almost All Terrible for You

540 Foods Endorsed by Celebrities Are Almost All Terrible for You

Almost every food or drink a music celebrity endorses and promotes through commercials and advertisements is unhealthy, according to a new study from NYU researchers. That’s a shame, the study aut...

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539 McDonald’s overhauls popular menu ingredients

539 McDonald’s overhauls popular menu ingredients

NEW YORK: McDonald's Corp, which is trying to shake its image for serving processed junk food, said on Monday that it would eliminating some unpalatable ingredients from its most popular menu item...

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538 (County:Vietnam) VN protests Taiwan’s violation of Trường Sa

538 (County:Vietnam) VN protests Taiwan’s violation of Trường Sa

HÀ NỘI — Visits by a number of Taiwanese officials to the Ba Bình (Itu Aba) feature area have seriously violated Việt Nam’s sovereignty over the Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelago, stated Foreign Mi...

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537 (Country Vietnam) Experts inspect Zika prevention measures in localities

537 (Country Vietnam) Experts inspect Zika prevention measures in localities

Eight inspection teams from the ministry of health (MOH) have checked Zika virusdisease and dengue fever prevention and control measures in 16 provinces and citiesthe preventive medicines center s...

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536 (Country Turkey)Turkey presses post-coup purge with over 7,000 arrests

536 (Country Turkey)Turkey presses post-coup purge with over 7,000 arrests

ISTANBUL - The Turkish government is expected to continue its crackdown on suspected putschists on Tuesday, while the US-based Muslim cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating the coup attempt...

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535 (Country: Vietnam) Rains provide relief to parched wetlands

535 (Country: Vietnam) Rains provide relief to parched wetlands

HCM CITY — Recent rains have eased droughts affecting biological diversity at two protected sites: the Láng Sen Wetland Reserve and Tràm Chim National Park in the Mekong Delta provinces of Long An...

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534 (Country:Thailand) 100 nations to join new regime to fight tax avoidance

534 (Country:Thailand) 100 nations to join new regime to fight tax avoidance

KYOTO - The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Thursday around 100 countries are likely to join global efforts to fight corporate tax avoidance amid growing publi...

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533 (Country:Thailand) Reform panel demands refund of phone fees

533 (Country:Thailand) Reform panel demands refund of phone fees

The National Reform Steering Assembly's anti-corruption panel has urged telecom authorities to quickly order three big mobile phone operators to repay overcharged phone fees of up to 10,000 ba...

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532 Early retirement might be in your future

532 Early retirement might be in your future

Think you can continue to work as you age? The answer may depend on your profession. People in so-called blue-collar occupations are significantly more likely to retire early than those with of...

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531 (Country:Iran) Iran produces 90% of global rosewater

531 (Country:Iran) Iran produces 90% of global rosewater

Iran supplies 90 percent of the global demand for rosewater in light of its great farms and high-quality Mohammadi roses, said Mohsen Hallaji, who is involved in the development of Industrial Clus...

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530 (Country: Vietnam)Traffic: Vietnam’s Silent Killer

530 (Country: Vietnam)Traffic: Vietnam’s Silent Killer

In Vietnam outbreaks of cholera, dengue fever or hand, foot and mouth disease are not uncommon. Last year hand, foot and mouth epidemics killed hundreds of children. Yet there is another not so ob...

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529 (Country: India)Elephant seriously hurt after being hit by bus

529 (Country: India)Elephant seriously hurt after being hit by bus

A 10-year-old elephant sustained multiple injuries when it hit by a State Express Transport Corporation bus here near Shoolagiri on Monday. The accident took place on Krishnagiri-Hosur national...

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528 Google rolls out new tab to search in English and Hindi

528 Google rolls out new tab to search in English and Hindi

Targeting the significant Hindi-speaking population in India, search engine giant Google has rolled out a new tab on Google Search for mobile phones that shows results both in English and Hindi at...

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527 Bad communication habits you should break immediately

527 Bad communication habits you should break immediately

Conversations are a big part of our everyday lives. And whether you think of yourself as a world-class communicator or as someone who would rather just send an email than deal with face-to-...

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526 Zumba is trying to cash in on a new kind of fitness

526 Zumba is trying to cash in on a new kind of fitness

Zumba isn't just about dancing anymore. The famous exercise brand has ventured into new territory with a new program called Strong by Zumba. Strong by Zumba is a high intensity interval...

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525 Dalai Lama addresses joint session of California Legislature

525 Dalai Lama addresses joint session of California Legislature

The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama Monday addressed a joint session of the California Legislature in Sacramento where he stressed the importance of sense of community and wel...

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524 The surprising health benefits of drinking beer

524 The surprising health benefits of drinking beer

Could a glass of beer a day help you live longer? Researchers at the Mediterranean Neurological Institute in Italy seem to think so. They've published a study showing that drinking modera...

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523 Royal visit ‘good for investment’

523 Royal visit ‘good for investment’

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with Salman Amin Khan RIYADH: Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the United States is widely seen as a “very positive” step to bolster bi...

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522 Self-respect: Underprivileged Saudi women work in searing heat, won’t beg

522 Self-respect: Underprivileged Saudi women work in searing heat, won’t beg

RIYADH: It’s a common sight during Ramadan to see some women with their children roaming the streets seeking cash handouts from the public, but there are many others earning a living with honest w...

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