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A Brief Guide to Quitting a Bad Habit

zen habits : breathe A Brief Guide to Quitting a Bad Habit By Leo Babauta There aren’t many of us who don’t have some bad habit we’d like to quit: smoking, sweets, shopping, nail-biting, porn, excessive checking of phones or … Continue reading

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How to Bounce Back After Getting Laid Off

Losing your job is hard. It dents your self-esteem; it’s tough on your bank account; and if you’re not smart about your next steps, it can derail your career. Aside from getting back on the horse and looking for a … Continue reading

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How to Overcome the Top 5 Fitness Barriers

Sticking to a regular exercise schedule isn’t easy. After all, there are plenty of potential hindrances — time, boredom, injuries, self-confidence. But these issues don’t need to stand in your way. Darcy Reber, nurse practitioner at Mayo Clinic Health System … Continue reading

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Treadmill better than Wii Fit free run activity: J Sports Med Phys Fitness

J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2015 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print] Is the Wii Fit free run activity a feasible mode of exercise for regular exercisers: a comparison with treadmill running. Roopchand-Martin SC1, Nelson GA. Author information 1Section of … Continue reading

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For CKD patients, byproduct of intestinal bacteria may jeopardize heart health

Highlights Blood levels of TMAO, a byproduct generated from intestinal bacterial as they metabolize dietary nutrients, progressively increase with advancing severity of kidney disease. TMAO levels are dramatically reduced when kidney function is restored following kidney transplantation. High TMAO levels … Continue reading

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Paralyzed men move legs with new non-invasive spinal cord stimulation

Five men with complete motor paralysis were able to voluntarily generate step-like movements thanks to a new strategy that non-invasively delivers electrical stimulation to their spinal cords, according to a new study funded in part by the National Institutes of … Continue reading

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Aquariums deliver health and wellbeing benefits: University of Exeter

People who spend time watching aquariums and fish tanks could see improvements in their physical and mental wellbeing, according to new research published in the journal Environment & Behavior. In the first study of its kind, experts from the National … Continue reading

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Hormones Influence Unethical Behavior: University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

AUSTIN, Texas — Hormones play a two-part role in encouraging and reinforcing cheating and other unethical behavior, according to research from Harvard University and The University of Texas at Austin. With cheating scandals a persistent threat on college campuses and financial fraud … Continue reading

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Black men are at double the risk of prostate cancer compared to white men

Black men in England are at double the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with, and dying from, prostate cancer compared with white men in England, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. The study also finds … Continue reading

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A Framework for Understanding Poverty

People in poverty face challenges virtually unknown to those in middle class or wealth–challenges from both obvious and hidden sources. The reality of being poor brings out a survival mentality, and turns attention away from opportunities taken for granted by … Continue reading

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Juvenile arthritis: why genetic risk is not in the genes

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Scientists have been finding that genetic risk for many diseases lies primarily in noncoding parts of the genome, which used to be called “junk DNA,” and not in the genes themselves. But that finding naturally begs more … Continue reading

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3,300,000 Magnetic and Dry Erase Boards Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard

Recall Summary Name of product: Quartet Magnetic and Dry Erase Boards Hazard: Sharp metal edges on the back of the boards can become exposed while removing mounted boards, posing a laceration hazard. Remedy: View Details Repair Consumer Contact: ACCO Brands … Continue reading

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18,500 crib mattresses recalled for flammability

Recall Summary Name of product: Foam crib mattresses Hazard: The crib mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal mattress flammability standard for open flames, posing a fire hazard. Remedy: View Details Repair Consumer Contact: Stork Craft at (800) 274-0277 Monday … Continue reading

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