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Here's how eating sugar affects your body and brain

In the late 1960s, a food industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation paid three Harvard researchers $6,500 (about $50,000 today) to discount research that increasingly showed links between sugar and heart disease and to point the blame at fat instead, according to an analysis of historical …

Diabetes

The Las Vegas shooter was reportedly prescribed a common anxiety medication — here's what you need to know about it

One detail that has emerged around the shooter, Stephen Paddock, concerns his prescriptions. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that in June, Paddock was prescribed diazepam, sometimes known by its brand name, Valium. It's a common medication used to treat anxiety.<p>The drug has been on the market …

Las Vegas Shooting

The Seven Types of Dress Shoes Every Man Should Own

<b>Last Updated December, 2017.</b><p>Long a product of the highest craftsmanship and design — from wizened men in Turkey to cobblers in Western New York — …

Men's Fashion

Human Evolution in Action: Natural Selection Means We Are Hitting Puberty Later, Huge Genetic Study Indicates

Humans appear to be evolving to hit puberty later and those who start at an older age live longer, a genetic study has found.<p>Using data from over …

China blocks internet searches for 'hydrogen bomb' and warns media not to 'hype' stories on nuclear test

China is censoring media reports and online discussion on Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test, as it seeks to allay fears over North Korea and maintain stability.<p>Authorities have blocked searches for the word “hydrogen bomb” and reportedly issued an order for all local media outlets not to “hype” up …

North Korea
South Asia
South Asia

10 Jobs With the Fastest Pay Growth | Inc.com

The rate at which a person's salary increases over time can be a big motivator (or demotivator, depending on the numbers). Glassdoor, an online job review and search platform, recently released its latest Local Pay Report which applies an algorithm to millions of salaries collected from U.S. …

Employment

Harvey could cost Houston $50B in property damage, economic activity: report

The high winds and record flooding Hurricane Harvey brought to Texas’ Gulf coast since Friday could cost the city of Houston tens of billions of dollars, according to a report.<p>Since making landfall as a Category 4 storm, Hurricane Harvey has damaged countless homes, disrupted local oil refineries, …

Confederate battle flag sales boom after Charlottesville clash | Reuters

(Reuters) - Demand for Confederate flags at Chris Ackerman’s Civil War memorabilia shop in Pennsylvania has surged since violence at a white nationalist rally in Virginia this month reignited the United States’ debate over race and the legacy of slavery.<p>Blanca Hernandez sews stars on a Confederate …

Rights & Freedoms

We Just Figured out How to Activate Stem Cells to Treat Baldness

External Problem. Internal Solution.<p>Researchers have already explored ways to use stem cells to treat everything from diabetes to aging, and now, a …

iPhone Earbuds That Let You Charge Your Phone While Listening To Music Or Talking

Apple’s decision to ditch the headphone jack with the release of the iPhone 7 was a bold move. Apple claimed its main reason for dropping the jack was to make the iPhone 7 water resistant. However, another reason for giving the jack the chop was possibly Apple’s wish for more people to buy its …

Tech Trends

This site lists all the countries you can travel to without a visa

Itching to go on vacation, but don’t know where? One way to narrow down your choice of destination is to figure out which places are easy to travel to – and this new site can help.<p>Tell VisaDB where you’re from and it’ll list all the countries you can travel to without having to apply for a visa. It …

The 10 Most Peaceful Countries in the World

The world became a little more peaceful in the past year.<p>That's according to the 2017 Global Peace Index. It ranks 163 countries by their levels of …

The Top 10 Fat-Burning Foods-Best Metabolism Boosting Foods That Help You To Lose Weight

1) Spinach<p>Spinach is a green leafy vegetable that can be of immense help if you want to lose some pounds. It should be cooked by using very little or …

Protein

A user's guide to the summer sun: how to stay healthy without harming your skin

To go out in the sun or not to go out in the sun, that is the question. As summer tempts us to shed our cardigans, Britons seem to be caught between the fear of developing skin cancer through excess sun exposure, and new worries about vitamin D deficiency from catching too few rays.<p>Both are …

Why Olive Oil is Awesome

For a long time, I thought the only difference between olive oil and standard vegetable oil was the price. But would you ever find yourself dipping …

Inside Burma’s ghost town capital city, which is 4 times the size of London with a fraction of the population

The capital city of Myanmar, Naypyidaw, is 7,054 square kilometres in size, roughly four and a half times the size of London (1,569 square …

Grenfell Tower

Simple tips for real people who want to clean up their diets

The world of nutrition has evolved in the past decade. Nutrition and wellness experts from have come out of the woodwork. Information on diets (for better or for worse) has become as multifaceted and confusing as an organic chemistry textbook. This surplus of information on how to eat has not …

Nutrition

Housing Prices Have Gotten So Insane That Renting Now Looks Better Than Before

The math is shifting.<p>Millennials locked out of the housing market have this consolation: House prices have shot up so quickly that the financial …

Real Estate

How to maintain, or even improve, your memory as you age

As you age, some slowdown in memory and processing is to be expected. That can mean a forgotten birthday, an accidentally retold story, a temporarily misplaced wallet.<p>Such run-of-the-mill forgetfulness may increase over the years but is usually not — as you may fear — a sign that you’re on the road …

Wellness

These Are The Best Cuts Of Steak To Grill

You can’t just buy a hunk of meat, throw it on the grill and expect to eat a tasty feast. It <i>could</i> happen if luck is on your side, but if you buy the wrong cut of meat chances are you’ll end up with a tough, chewy meal that will feel a lot more like a waste of money than dinner. Some cuts of meat …

Cooking

3 Supplements For Hair, Skin And Nails That Dermatologists Swear By

Supplements For Hair, Skin, And Nails That Dermatologists Swear By<p>The latest and great skincare products everyone wants to try aren't actually …

This is why your hair is falling out (AND how to stop it)

Rule No1, don't freak out...<p>Hair shedding is a part of every day life, yes it clogs up your shower drain, <i>and</i> yes, it means you have to vacuum every other day or your carpet turns into a hairy rug... But the fact is, hair loss is totally normal.<p>On average we lose around 80 strands a day, if you …

Dyson’s newest bladeless fan has advanced air purifiers and will work with Alexa

Big surprise: it’s not cheap<p>Dyson, maker of high-end vacuums, fans, and hair dryers, just announced the newest version of its combo purifier and bladeless fan, one that the company says has a more advanced filtration system intended to trap harmful gases.<p>The new Pure Hot + Cool Link Air Purifier …

Smart Homes

More pets die travelling with United than any other major US airline

It has not been a good week for United Airlines.<p>And now, to top it all off, they have been criticised over the number of pets that die when …