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7 nutrients to protect your brain from aging

Apr 27, 15 7 nutrients to protect your brain from aging

Posted by in Health

While genetics and exercise play a large role in your brain health and risk of developing dementia, diet is quite influential, too. There is no magical elixir that can cure or completely prevent dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, but scientists have been able to pinpoint certain nutrients that are associated with improved cognitive function or memory.

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5 food companies that make it easy to go green

Apr 27, 15 5 food companies that make it easy to go green

Posted by in Science

When late Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in 1970, his primary objective was to demonstrate to political leaders the “broad and deep support” people had for the environment. Nelson knew the day would be a success, with peaceful demonstrations catching on from coast-to-coast — but he never could have imagined the actual response.

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To die as you wish, you must start the discussion

Apr 27, 15 To die as you wish, you must start the discussion

Posted by in Health, Lifestyle

Most doctors hesitate to begin a serious conversation with their deathly ill patients about what the final days will look like. The new study, which surveyed medical residents during their final year of training, finds this to be especially true when a patient’s ethnicity is different than a doctor’s own.

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As Facebook grows up, all eyes are on Instagram

Apr 27, 15 As Facebook grows up, all eyes are on Instagram

Posted by in Technology

As Facebook continues growing into a behemoth of mobile advertising, both analysts and investors are eager to hear the company's plans for two fast-growing assets, Instagram and Facebook video, which have the best chance to take ad dollars away from TV.

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What happens to your body if you eat the world’s hottest pepper?

Apr 27, 15 What happens to your body if you eat the world’s hottest pepper?

Posted by in Health, WTF???

The strong and sometimes overwhelming effects that come with eating spicy food are caused by one small chemical found in chili peppers: capsaicin. The discomfort of eating high amounts of capsaicin is meant to deter overconsumption, but for those able to overcome both the physical and mental pain, the consequences can range from unpleasant to just plain deadly.

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Online public shaming is getting out of hand

Apr 27, 15 Online public shaming is getting out of hand

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

While social media is great for putting out positive things about ourselves, from a new business to a new haircut, there is also a dark side to going public. One wrong move or offensive comment and anybody can find themselves at the center of a social-media witch-hunt.

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What running tells us about the battles of the sexes

Apr 27, 15 What running tells us about the battles of the sexes

Posted by in Science

Having a competitive edge can mean the difference between winning a race and coming in a close second — but does your gender give you an edge? Researchers studied the differences between male and female runners in order to assess different types of competiveness unique to each gender.

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Gigantic ‘supervoid’ raises more questions than it answers

Apr 27, 15 Gigantic ‘supervoid’ raises more questions than it answers

Posted by in Space

Space, as Douglas Adams once observed, is mind-bogglingly big. Given its sheer size, it should come as no surprise that the biggest structure ever detected in the universe is basically an incredibly large chunk of empty space.

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Are health apps bad for you?

Apr 27, 15 Are health apps bad for you?

Posted by in Health, Technology

Very little research has been down about the impact of health apps, but most experts agree that any effort made to be healthy is better than no effort at all. That is, until researchers published in The BMJ about whether or not there are any actual benefits associated with health apps.

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Watching the Game of Thrones leaks ruins the show

Apr 27, 15 Watching the Game of Thrones leaks ruins the show

Posted by in Media & Entertainment

I wish I hadn’t watched the Game of Thrones leaked episodes. I really do: It ruined me on this whole season, and I like the show a lot less than I probably would have otherwise. Alas, that is the peril of binging on a show that is not meant to be binged—at least not the first time through. O ye who didn’t watch the leaks—how I envy you!

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