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Buying a house from a smoker could prove dangerous for your health, study finds

Third hand smoke permeates furniture, carpets and walls and could prove toxic, even months after people have stopped smoking in it, scientists say<p>Buying a home from a smoker could increase the risk of cancer as third-hand smoke is almost impossible to remove from carpets, curtains and walls, a new …

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

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No one needs a smartphone full of gimmicky apps. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best tools for the digital-savvy traveller<p><b>’</b><b>Appy days: Tell us your favourite travel app in the comments below</b><p>For a long time, whenever I was spotted using Google Maps to navigate London’s public transport network a …

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33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

First genetically modified salmon cleared to enter human food chain

The Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) in the US has approved production of the first gentically modified animal which will enter the food chain before 2018<p>The first genetically modified animal will enter the human food chain within two years after GM salmon was cleared for production in the US, …

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First Draft for Mac wants to help your writing flow

I recently wrote about Ilys, a Web app focused on helping writers <i>write</i> rather than edit. It was all about creative flow over granular perfectionism. First Draft is a Mac app with a similar goal but a slightly less extreme approach to achieving it.<p>Unlike Ilys, First Draft allows you to see what …

The international banking system just recorded its biggest slump since the financial crisis

Cross-border lending fell by $910 billion (£589 billion), an enormous slump, and the largest since the fourth quarter of 2008, the worst bit of the global financial crisis.<p>BIS is often referred to as the central bank of central banks, collating information on financial flows around the world and …