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9 easy ways to practice self-care this week

Between long hours at work, weekend chores, dinner plans with friends, and time for your family, your calendar is overflowing. But can you remember the last time you took an hour, maybe even two, for yourself? If you had to think longer than a few seconds, you may want to consider taking a step …

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How to encrypt your Facebook Messages

All 1 billion Facebook Messenger users can now encrypt their messages so that governments, hackers, and even Facebook itself can’t read them. Facebook announced its “Secret” messages feature back in July. Now it’s fully rolled out, but still a bit tricky to use. Messenger threads aren’t Secret by …

Public Health

EpiPen’s 400 percent price hike tells us a lot about what’s wrong with American health care

The EpiPen was invented in the 1970s by a biomedical engineer, Sheldon Kaplan, who was searching for a way to treat allergic reactions quickly.<p>What he came up with was the EpiPen we know today: a pen-like device that delivers a premeasured dose of the hormone epinephrine in emergency situations. …

Health Care

Ottawa will play active role in improving health system: minister

Ottawa will not content itself with merely transferring health dollars to the provinces and territories, and plans to play an active role in improving Canada's health system, the federal health minister says.<p>"We have an obligation as a federal government to do more than throw open the federal …

Satellite imagery can be used to predict regions of poverty

A new study in the journal <i>Science</i> shows how a combination of satellite imagery and machine learning algorithms can be used to predict poverty in regions of the world where data is otherwise unavailable. While it has long been accepted that nighttime lighting is a rough indicator of a region's …

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