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Philippines second-quarter GDP growth to quicken, focus on outlook as peso at 11-year lows

© Reuters. Construction of new buildings alongside older establishments is seen within the business district in Makati City, metro Manila<p>MANILA …

Economy

We Finally Know Why Artificial Sweeteners Can Make You Put on Weight

It's got nothing to do with the sugar.<p>If you think using an artificial sweetener helps keep your weight down, think again.<p>Artificial sweeteners …

Your Emotions Are a Social Construct

Our feelings aren’t baked-in, research suggests.<p>Throughout the day, you experience a variety of emotions. Anger, when someone cuts you off on the highway; fear, should you happen across a snake on your morning run; sadness, well, most nights when watching the news. The emotions come and go …

Emotions

5 ways to lose weight fast

I’m not a fan of most quickie diet plans if long-term weight loss is what you’re hoping to achieve. Following a strict diet is often a direct route to yo-yo dieting. However, there are certain long-term lifestyle changes you can make today that <i>will</i> help you reap weight-loss rewards by the end of …

Ancient Romans were way better at making concrete

The ocean didn't break it down— it only made it stronger.<p>What have the Romans ever done for us? Yeah, yeah, they gave us sanitation, roads, aqueducts, public order, wine, and education. But then they couldn’t be bothered to write down the recipe for their <i>insanely</i> durable concrete.<p>So here we …

Engineering

The Universe Itself May Be Unnatural

When it comes to the physical Universe, we fully expect things obeying the same fundamental laws to unfold in similar fashions, and to be comparable to one another today. By the same token, if they obey vastly different rules, we expect them to be different from one another today. If aspects of the …

Physics

What is climate change? The definition, causes and effects

Climate change is the catch-all term for the shift in worldwide weather phenomena associated with an increase in global average temperatures. It's …

Climate Change

WATCH: Is there a formula for falling in love with anyone?

The author of “How to Fall in Love with Anyone” talks to Salon about Cinderella myths, intimacy and lasting love<p>In 2015, author Mandy Len Catron offered up an intriguing proposition in the New York Times' famed Modern Love column. Could a psychologist's simple set of 36 increasingly personal …

Stop Telling Women They Need to "Marry Up"

Why do we still think women need to "diet like crazy" and "ditch their friends" to land a dream (a.k.a rich) guy?<p>You may have thought that, as a woman in 2017, you would never encounter an article instructing you on how to “marry up.” Or rather, you would not encounter one unless you were engaged …

Why This Is the Best Sin of the 7 Deadly Sins

No, not lust. Calm down. This is not that kind of website.<p>I’m talking about <i>pride</i>. When you think about the deadly sins, pride’s actually kinda …

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here’s How To Know For Sure

Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly …

OK, let’s just put the facts out on the table. Healthy food is more expensive, calorie for calorie, than junk food, but less expensive when you think about the long-term benefits of a healthier diet. So if you think saving money means ditching that organic apple for a bag of potato chips, remember that the ramifications of a junk-food diet are also costly. All calories are not created equal. Heart disease, diabetes and cancer all may have some association with poor dietary choices, and medical expenses are the least of it when you consider the costs of these diseases. So if you’re determined to embark on a healthy diet without breaking the bank, it can be done with a little bit of planning and supermarket savviness. Here’s how to get started.

An investment in your health pays off in the long run. Here are some tips to help you eat healthy on a budget.<p>If you’re determined to embark on a …

1 Gram Of Turmeric Boosts Working Memory In Just 6 Hours

<i>Need a caffeine-free, memory-boosting alternative to coffee? Just one dose of turmeric powder (1 gram) was found to improve working memory in</i> …

Neuroscience

'If You Can't Pronounce It, Don't Eat It' And Other Food Mantras That Don't Hold Water

In the quest to stay healthy, youthful, energetic and beautiful, it makes sense to focus on food. That we should strive to eat nutrient dense foods with low levels of sodium, sugar and unhealthy fats is not controversial. Poor dietary choices over time can have real impacts on our health, and …

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