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The most popular things to give up for Lent

Feb 20, 15 The most popular things to give up for Lent

Posted by in Lifestyle, Seasonal, Technology

With Lent now here, many observant Christians are deciding what to give up during their 40-day fast. Among the most popular sacrifices publicized on social media last year was, ironically, social media, with Twitter ranking high on the list, according to the Washington Post.

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Chocolate (in moderation) can do just about anything

Feb 15, 15 Chocolate (in moderation) can do just about anything

Posted by in Health, Science, Seasonal

This Valentine’s Day whether your date gifted you a box of chocolates or you shamelessly bought it on your own for your rom-com and wine marathon, it’s a win-win for your health. Chocoholics can rejoice that science has got their back when it comes to catering to their sweet tooth. Eating the right kind of chocolate, in moderation, can actually be healthy based on its chemistry.

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The benefits of unrequited love

Feb 15, 15 The benefits of unrequited love

Posted by in Lifestyle, Science, Seasonal

My unrequited love and I were standing outside a party when I’d finally mustered the nerve to ask what we were. He briefly turned away, so I prompted him again. After five months of a casual…thing, of daily talk and instantly gravitating towards one another any time we found each other in the same room, he finally fessed up to what I’d suspected in the couple weeks he’d grown distant: there was someone else. He didn’t want me.

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Opposites attract, sometimes

Feb 14, 15 Opposites attract, sometimes

Posted by in Science, Seasonal

Traditional thinking suggests opposites attract. But as we learned in this new video from BrainCraft — PBS’s digital studio series about neuroscience and psychology — this is more the exception than the rule (or a myth, depending on who you ask).

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Valentine’s Day History 101

Feb 14, 15 Valentine’s Day History 101

Posted by in Lifestyle, Seasonal

Twenty-first century Valentine's Day celebrations are all about chocolate, romance and "Fifty Shades of Grey," but it wasn't always like that. The annual holiday celebrated on Feb. 14 has a storied history stretching back hundreds of years. Several myths surround the origin of Valentine's Day, also called St. Valentine's Day.

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Chocolate anuses and more – The weirder side of Valentine’s Day

Feb 13, 15 Chocolate anuses and more – The weirder side of Valentine’s Day

Posted by in Lifestyle, Seasonal, WTF???

It may not be the perfect Valentine’s idea for finally making a move on that secret crush at the office, but people who know that their partners like a bit of kink – actually, a lot of kink – might currently be awaiting a bronze cast of their butthole through the mail. Whatever their date’s reaction may be, they could never say they didn’t try something different.

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Unromantic Japanese men need “Love Your Wife Day”

To hear some observers speak on the subject of romance in Japan - observers ranging from Westerners in a bar to expert Japanologists - you could be forgiven for thinking that romantic love is something that only really exists to make TV dramas better and to sell products through advertising.

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6 cool ways to fight the winter blues

Jan 17, 15 6 cool ways to fight the winter blues

Posted by in Mental Health, Seasonal

Less hours of daylight, cold weather, and cold and flu season in the winter can make even the most optimistic of us feel down in the dumps. It is common to feel downhearted during the winter months — even for those without seasonal affective disorder (SAD) — but you don’t need to fly out to a tropical paradise to fight the winter blues.

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Try a ‘dry January’ after holiday drinking

Jan 12, 15 Try a ‘dry January’ after holiday drinking

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

A popular New Year’s resolution is to quit drinking alcohol — thanks, holiday season. In fact, Newsweek reported alcohol sales typically drop each January, and tens of thousands of people are signing up for sober-long challenges. But is going dry for the month enough to impact health?

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Chill out and trigger a fat-burning protein

Jan 11, 15 Chill out and trigger a fat-burning protein

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

Winter is here, and although most people are persuaded by the cold temperatures to stay inside and hibernate, potential weight loss triggers are found just outside — no exercise required. Researchers took a closer look into how the fuel-efficient, fat-burning brown fat is triggered by cold temperatures, and discovered the flip switch. Their findings may bring doctors closer to better treating obesity.

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