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Philosophy and science agree: We spend too much time thinking about what to add to our lives and not enough thinking about what to subtract. When you're trying to improve a situation, your first impulse is probably to think of what you can do more of to make things better. Psychologists say this …
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Reusable water bottles hold 40,000 times more bacteria than do toilet seats, a recent study from WaterFilterGuru of Denver, Colorado, revealed.
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It’s 2023 – everyone knows about skincare routines. At this point, we've even branched out into taking more targeted care of the skin on our hands and décolletage. While our routines may already touch on the tender skin around our eyes and neck, what about our actual eyes? As a visually able person, …