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Your Sweat Could Soon Be A Window Into Your Health

Oct 30, 14 Your Sweat Could Soon Be A Window Into Your Health

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Sweat, the cooling system of your body, is made almost completely of water, with tiny amounts of other chemicals, including ammonia, urea, salts, and sugar. Remarkably, these chemicals along with the small molecules and peptides they contain can reveal what is going on inside your body. For this reason, scientists are trying to harness sweat through some form of wearable technology and turn it into a new way to measure and monitor your immediate health.

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Algae-Based Material Takes On Body Odor

Oct 27, 14 Algae-Based Material Takes On Body Odor

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It isn’t actually perspiration that causes that dank gym scent but rather the bacteria that thrive off sweat. Good news: A team of researchers has found a way to eliminate the growth of this smell-inducing bacteria using one of nature’s best antimicrobials, algae. Even better: They’ve created an algae-based material that can prevent both body odor and the bacteria that cause it.

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The World’s Worst Excuses For Calling Off Work

Oct 26, 14 The World’s Worst Excuses For Calling Off Work

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While taking time off work can be restful, relaxing, enjoyable or necessary, the actual act of calling a supervisor and telling them you can’t make it in that day because you’re sick, injured or have a doctor’s appointment is far from a pleasant activity – and, as it turns out, some people are better at it than others.

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Weather Channel Co-Founder: ‘There Is No Climate Crisis’

Oct 25, 14 Weather Channel Co-Founder: ‘There Is No Climate Crisis’

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A leading meteorologist who co-founded the Weather Channel has issued an open letter slamming global warming science and arguing that man-made climate change is a myth created to push a political agenda.

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The Not-So-High Life: 38,000 Beers Stolen From Truck

Oct 23, 14 The Not-So-High Life: 38,000 Beers Stolen From Truck

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Precious cargo was aboard a big-rig truck stolen from a rest stop in Florida: roughly 44,000 pounds of Miller High Life—equaling about 9,700 four-packs of the “Champagne of Bottled Beers.” The High Life–toting trucker, Van Thomas, tearfully recounted what happened to Orlando’s WFTV.

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How To Get Resveratrol Without Taking A (Ridiculous) Red Wine Bath

Oct 22, 14 How To Get Resveratrol Without Taking A (Ridiculous) Red Wine Bath

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Drinking a glass of red wine makes us feel healthy and divine, but the rich and famous have decided to reap the benefits of this alcoholic beverage in an unusual way — bathing in it. Celebrities have turned to vinotherapy to immerse not just their mouth, but their bodies in the crimson wave of liquor to boost circulation of red blood cells and mask free radicals with the compound resveratrol.

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Ontario Man Sets Sights High With World’s First Hemp Plane

Oct 20, 14 Ontario Man Sets Sights High With World’s First Hemp Plane

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Derek Kesek plans to be flying high in the world’s first hemp plane next year. At first, people laughed when the Burlington, Ont., former organic restaurant owner said he was going to build a plane made out of hemp. “Can you smoke it, too?” they jibed. “But, they’re not laughing at me now,” the environmental activist told the Star this week.

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Why Certain Men Should Be Sitting Down To Pee

Oct 19, 14 Why Certain Men Should Be Sitting Down To Pee

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Forget how it might bruise your ego; if sitting down on the toilet improves your ability to urinate comfortably because you suffer from a prostate condition, such as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), there’s no shame in the act. A new study in PLOS ONE finds that while sitting down, men who suffer from LUTS are able to urinate faster, with greater force, and leave less urine behind in their bladders.

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Your Beer May Be Making You Look Like A Slut

Oct 18, 14 Your Beer May Be Making You Look Like A Slut

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A typical girls' night out may include a couple of wine glasses, cocktails, and beers at the bar. And no matter a woman’s beverage of choice, simply sitting by her glass may send off the wrong signal. According to a recent study, women who simply sat next to a beer at the bar were perceived by both men and women as more flirtatious and more likely to consent to sex.

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Think Of Us As A Blood Bank, But For Poop

Oct 17, 14 Think Of Us As A Blood Bank, But For Poop

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An MIT postdoctoral associate has created a nonprofit that pays volunteers to provide doctors with stool samples. Mark Smith's nonprofit, OpenBiome, pays qualified individuals under 50 years old $40 a day for their bowel movements - and it's saving lives. "Think of us as a blood bank, but for poop," Mr. Smith told Boston.com on Wednesday.

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