493 Japan looks to reform rigid tour guide exams as part of wider tourism push

493 Japan looks to reform rigid tour guide exams as part of wider tourism push

As Japanese hotels and tourist sites adapt to unprecedented numbers of foreign visitors, the tightly regulated profession of tour guide is following the flag and preparing to reform. At the...

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492  Exercises That Could Do More Harm Than Good

492 Exercises That Could Do More Harm Than Good

Hitting the gym and getting a sweat on is a good thing. Burning calories, building muscle and improving your cardiovascular is, by general consensus, good for you. But as with everything, it...

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491 Head of Central Russian University Urges Students to Avoid Foreigners

491 Head of Central Russian University Urges Students to Avoid Foreigners

Alexei Chumachenko, the head of Saratov State University in central Russia, has asked his employees and students to limit all contacts with foreign citizens. In a letter addressed to university d...

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490 Earth Day: We’re not as doomed as you think

490 Earth Day: We’re not as doomed as you think

Sure, there are plenty of reasons to be terrified about the future of the planet: melting ice sheets, intensifying heat waves, vanishing rainforests,falling temperature records, dying elepha...

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489 Are You Drinking Enough Water? Experts Suggest Asking Yourself Daily To Stay Hydrated

489 Are You Drinking Enough Water? Experts Suggest Asking Yourself Daily To Stay Hydrated

Dehydration can be deadly, and according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, most people have a hard time figuring out the right amount of water t...

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488 Extremism is on the rise among Swedish teenagers

488 Extremism is on the rise among Swedish teenagers

Radicalisation in Sweden is taking place not just in its biggest cities and their suburbs but around the country, researchers working for government agency the National Board of Health and Welfare...

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487 More obese people in the world than underweight, says study

487 More obese people in the world than underweight, says study

There are now more adults in the world classified as obese than underweight, a major study has suggested. The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and published in The...

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486 What Actually Happens to Your Hair as You Get Older

486 What Actually Happens to Your Hair as You Get Older

Can stress really turn your hair grey? Do strands actually thin out with age? Should you be using Rogaine? When it comes to the topic of hair and getting older, there are as many question...

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485 Four ways Nasa is teaching us how to live more sustainably

485 Four ways Nasa is teaching us how to live more sustainably

Missions to bring fresh supplies are expensive and time consuming. For any astronauts who take on a mission to Mars, planned for the 2030s, with the round trip likely to take two years, life would...

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484 Are ‘chatbots’ the future of online business?

484 Are ‘chatbots’ the future of online business?

An artificial intelligence "chatbot" from Taco Bell now lets you order a meal in a smartphone text exchange that might look something like this: You: Can I order one soft taco with beef? TacoB...

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483 The lazy way to quit bad habits

483 The lazy way to quit bad habits

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop.But … it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And you’re not crazy… Research from Duke Univer...

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482 Russians Spend Half Their Incomes on Food For First Time Since 2008

482 Russians Spend Half Their Incomes on Food For First Time Since 2008

For the first time since 2008 Russians are spending more than half their monthly income on food, as falling real incomes force them to buy only basic necessities. In February, Russians spent 50.1...

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481 Why President Vladimir Putin will never allow loss of its own sovereignty and development prospects?

481 Why President Vladimir Putin will never allow loss of its own sovereignty and development prospects?

"Not many want such an independent, effective player that knows his own worth and is capable of stating them," the Russian leader says Russia will never allow the loss of its own sovereignty, Rus...

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480 Preventive measures Japanese government should make for increasing occupational diseases

480 Preventive measures Japanese government should make for increasing occupational diseases

Sudden deaths and diseases attributed to overwork had been increasingly recognized as occupational diseases in Japan.The controversies surrounding the compensation forstress-related diseases inte...

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479 Avoiding the sun actually increase your cancer risk

479 Avoiding the sun actually increase your cancer risk

New research has found that women with high concentrations of vitamin D have a much lower chance of developing cancer. But even more striking is this: avoiding the sun may be as dangerous as smoki...

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478 4 surprising ways warmer temperatures will change our food

478 4 surprising ways warmer temperatures will change our food

One of the more shocking effects of a warmer planet, as outlined in a massive new report from the US Global Change Research Program, an environmental research group comprised of government agenci...

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477 Virtual Reality Is Not Just For Entertainment Anymore; How It Will Improve Health Care

477 Virtual Reality Is Not Just For Entertainment Anymore; How It Will Improve Health Care

You may have heard of virtual reality (VR) in terms of media and gaming. The term became mainstream in 2014 when Facebook acquired the VR headset company Oculus Rift for $2 billion. Media trade pu...

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476 Life Expectancy Varies Based on Your Income

476 Life Expectancy Varies Based on Your Income

Money may not buy you happiness (or love) but it might just buy you more time to find them. In the most comprehensive look at life expectancy and income—based on tax returns filed by every Amer...

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475 How To Be Popular: Your Stance On Moral Judgment Determines How Trustworthy You Seem To Others

475 How To Be Popular: Your Stance On Moral Judgment Determines How Trustworthy You Seem To Others

An out-of-control trolley car is speeding toward a group of five people. By pressing a button, you can switch the trolley to another track where one person stands. Do you allow the trolley to ...

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474 Surprising ways that a vegetarian diet is changing human genes

474 Surprising ways that a vegetarian diet is changing human genes

Scientific research has proven that some vegetarians can produce omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, because of gene mutation that happened over centuries. Researchers reported that people with ...

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473 9 Common Characteristics of People Destined for Greatness

473 9 Common Characteristics of People Destined for Greatness

Are successful people born or created? We all carry the capacity to become successful. We’re all equipped with our own special gifts and talents. But some of us lose our path a long the way. Li...

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472 7 common characteristics of the laziest employees

472 7 common characteristics of the laziest employees

When it comes to a business setting, you can think of "unproductive" in three different ways.First, an employee can be so outgoing and bubbly in the office that you actually miss the fact that he ...

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471 5 reasons people always misunderstand you, and how to fix it

Most of us have, at one point or another, experienced a moment, a day, or even an extended period of time when we felt like we were flat-out terrible at communicating. Maybe someone didn’t ...

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470 5 Quick Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

470 5 Quick Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Metabolism is the term for all the chemical reactions in your body. These chemical reactions keep your body alive and functioning. However, the word metabolism is often used interchangeably...

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469 Japan seeks alternatives to its pay system

469 Japan seeks alternatives to its pay system

It's a simple task, if you're trying to spot the highest paid employee in a Japanese office. Just look for the oldest staff member. Traditionally, the longer you've been at a company, the more...

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468 What are four of the biggest hazards of social media?

468 What are four of the biggest hazards of social media?

Not so long ago the phrase ‘social media’ didn't even exist. Now, for many of us, life has become: Eat. Sleep. Check timelines. Facebook alone now has more than 1.5 billion users worldwid...

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467 What If We All Went Vegetarian?

467 What If We All Went Vegetarian?

While it’s impossible to accurately predict how agriculture, climate, and even the land itself would change, a new AsapSCIENCE video tries to tackle that question. In the video, the narrator...

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466 Healthy eating habits that work according to scientists

466 Healthy eating habits that work according to scientists

As global rates of Type 2 diabetes rise, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has chosen to shine the spotlight on the disease this World Health Day. Some 422 millions people are currently ...

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465 The world’s going to need 50% more food by 2050

465 The world’s going to need 50% more food by 2050

The organization forecasts that by 2050, we’ll need 50% more food to feed the world’s population.Between now and 2050, they expect the world’s population to grow from seven billion to nine billion...

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463 25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

463 25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

How you spend your 20s is hugely important for determining who you'll become — personally and professionally — in the future. In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining deca...

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462 Small lifestyle changes you can make to get smarter

462 Small lifestyle changes you can make to get smarter

Most people make a conscious effort to improve their physical health, yet few think about what they can do to help boost the health of their brain. Just as you can eat healthily and exercis...

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461 How Your Surroundings Could Be Killing You

461 How Your Surroundings Could Be Killing You

The air you breathe, the water you drink and the surroundings where you work, play and sleep may go largely unnoticed on a day-to-day basis. But—visible or not—they constitute your living en...

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460 Sneaky Signs You Need Reading Glasses

460 Sneaky Signs You Need Reading Glasses

The most obvious symptom is blurry vision, but there are other surprising clues you might be overlooking. The muscles in your eyes work hardest when you focus on close-up or detailed work...

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459 characteristics of people with high emotional intelligence

459 characteristics of people with high emotional intelligence

Why do certain people achieve more success than others? What is it about how certain people behave and interact, how they are "wired," that drives them to greater success than their peers? M...

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458 Why smart people tend to be loners: Having lots of friends and socialising makes intelligent people miserable?

458 Why smart people tend to be loners: Having lots of friends and socialising makes intelligent people miserable?

Smart people may be far happier with their own company than meeting friends.A new study has found that for intelligent people, the more frequently they socialise with friends, the less satisfied t...

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457 These are the 9 biggest risks facing the world

457 These are the 9 biggest risks facing the world

2016 has been a challenging year for the world so far. Governments worldwide are trying to solve the puzzle of slowing growth, financial markets are struggling to find stability, and several maj...

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456 Americans Are Getting More Stressed Out, Study Finds

456 Americans Are Getting More Stressed Out, Study Finds

The study, conducted by the American Psychological Association, found that average stress levels in the U.S. rose since 2014, from 4.9 to 5.1 on a 10-point stress scale. There was a particul...

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455 5 Things to Do in the 5 Years Before Retirement

455 5 Things to Do in the 5 Years Before Retirement

The five years leading up to retirement are your last chance to pay down debt and seriously fund your nest egg. Taking care of a few odds and ends can make your retirement years more enjoyable...

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454 Healthy eating habits that work according to scientists

454 Healthy eating habits that work according to scientists

With options as varied as the Paleo diet and the 21-day challenge, there's a fad diet for practically everyone. But as fun as the diets may seem, it's often difficult to stick with them for...

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453 Should Governments Tax Unhealthy Foods and Drinks?

453 Should Governments Tax Unhealthy Foods and Drinks?

With obesity and diabetes at record levels, many public health experts believe governments should tax soda, sweets, junk food, and other unhealthy foods and drinks. Denmark, Finland, France, Hunga...

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