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878 Here’s How Much Sleep People In Middle, Old Age Should Have

How much sleep do people in middle and old age really need? Seven hours appears to be the ideal amount of sleep, a t...
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877 The Benefits of Vitamin D from Head to Toe, Says Science

Vitamin D can lead to sharper eyesight, better memory, slower aging...and so much more. Is it the magic vitamin? ...
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876 How often should you change your bed sheets?

Some may think of it as a topic not to be discussed publicly, but it's one that affects each and every one of us: Ho...
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875 Want to Be Healthier and Happier? Science Offers an Unexpected Suggestion: Try Singing

It should be noted straight from the outset that studies show basically any artistic pursuit, no matter how bad at i...
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874 Elon Musk strikes deal to buy Twitter for $44bn

The board of Twitter has agreed to a $44bn (£34.5bn) takeover offer from the billionaire Elon Musk. Mr Musk, who ...
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873 Japan researchers develop electric chopsticks to enhance salty taste

Japanese researchers have developed computerized chopsticks that enhance salty tastes, potentially helping those who...
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872 How to Create Good Passwords That Hackers Will Never Guess

You already know to avoid using common, easy-to-guess passwords for your online accounts, but creating good password...
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871 Is Pizza Bad For You?

For many, pizza is the ultimate comfort food. In addition to being affordable and accessible, it’s also very versati...
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870 Eccentric Japanese billionaire now betting that ’emotional’ robots can heal your heart

The eccentric billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa, who made his fortune through the Japanese e-commerce fashion site Zozotow...
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869 From Pakistan to Peru, soaring food and fuel prices are tipping countries over the edge

When people took to the streets in Egypt in 2011, protesters chanted about freedom and social justice — but also bre...
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868 German airline unveils candy-striped aircraft

Most airplane exteriors look more or less the same -- white backdrop, bold lettering, company logo -- but every now ...
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867 What’s to know about alopecia areata?

Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune disorder that often results in unpredictable hair loss. It affects roughly 6...
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866 Tokyo schools drop controversial dress code on hair and underwear color

or decades, being a student in Tokyo meant you had to look a certain way. Under the public school system's dress c...
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865 April Fools’ Day: How Did It Start, and Why Is It April 1?

April Fools’ Day is an annual holiday that consists of practical jokes, pranks, and hoaxes. Pranksters often unmask ...
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864 Not smart but clever? The return of ‘dumbphones’

Seventeen-year-old Robin West is an anomaly among her peers - she doesn't have a smartphone. Instead of scrolling...
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863 How to Do a Digital Detox for Less Stress, More Focus

Being plugged in is a normal way of life now. If you’re like most people, your smartphone alarm wakes you up in the ...
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862 6 Things You Should Never Do First Thing in the Morning

The perfect morning routine--for you--should also include a 'not to do' list. Morning routines. Everyone has them...
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861 How reliant is the world on Russia for oil and gas?

The US has announced a complete ban on Russian oil, gas and coal imports, after Ukraine called for sanctions to be e...
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860 10 Ways to Get Out of a Slump When You’re Feeling Unmotivated

The colder months of the year can leave us feeling a bit sluggish and less motivated, and that feeling can affect ou...
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859 Millions in Bitcoin pouring into Ukraine from donors

Cryptocurrency analysts say at least $13.7m (£10.2m) has so far been donated to the Ukrainian war effort through ano...
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858 What Is Sashimi, Exactly?

News flash: Sashimi and sushi are not the same thing. Simply put, it’s raw fish. But it’s not just raw fish—fres...
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857 6 DIY Japanese Arts and Crafts You Can Try at Home

You might feel that ethereal, long-lived Japanese arts and crafts are beyond mastering, that you need ancient tools ...
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856 6 ways to wake up without coffee

An hour after you've gotten out of bed, you still feel sleepy and haven't started to tackle your big to-dos for the ...
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854 Breakfast around the world: How different places start the day

When it comes to breakfast foods around the world, there are as many ways to enjoy the first meal of the day as ther...
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853 Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, also called St. Valentine’s Day, is a holiday (February 14) when lovers express their affection wit...
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852 The world’s best soups

If a steaming bowl of soup strikes you as the ultimate in old-fashioned comfort, you've got plenty of company. Soup ...
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851 Japan’s best castles to visit at least once

During Japan's Sengoku "Warring States" era (1467-1615), castles were constructed, bolstered and fortified all acros...
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850 This is the ultimate snack food — and it’s better for you than you think

When you're snacking for dinner, popcorn can't be beat. It's an ideal "main course" because it's more filling than o...
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849 Playtime: Is it time we took ‘play’ more seriously?

Take a moment to imagine someone playing a game. It's usually a child, right? Many might consider it juvenile to ...
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848 Playtime: Is it time we took ‘play’ more seriously?

Take a moment to imagine someone playing a game. It's usually a child, right? Many might consider it juvenile to...
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847 he 9 Most Popular Fairy Tale Stories of All Time

Fairy tale stories are part and parcel of childhood. Endlessly retellable (and spoofable—we’re looking at you, Shrek...
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846 Europe’s tattoo artists fear for future after EU ink ban

Tattoo artists say that a new pan-EU ban on thousands of chemicals used in colouring inks could hurt their industry....
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845 7 Small Joys You Should Make Sure to Add to Your Daily Routine in 2022

What will you focus on in 2022? Whatever your other plans and ambitions may be, one of them should be this: to be ha...
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844 Behold the balaclava: Why a 19th-century army accessory has taken over social media

Scroll through Instagram, TikTok or Pinterest this winter and you'll see thousands of youthful faces framed inside w...
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843 History of Christmas Trees

The history of Christmas trees goes back to the symbolic use of evergreens in ancient Egypt and Rome and continues w...
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842 Time Person of the Year: Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, named most influential of 2021

Time magazine has named CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk as Person of the Year. "Person of the Year is a marker ...
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841 According to our Google searches, 2021 was about getting better

The results are in: This past year, people wanted to get better. That's what is clear from Google's annual "Year ...
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840 Spain’s social way to ‘cool off’

When the sun goes down in the Spanish town of Algar, people gather on chairs outside their doorsteps to catch up wit...
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839 Delhi pollution: What’s causing poor air quality?

India's capital Delhi has experienced some of its worst levels of pollution in many years this winter. It's been ...
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838 These are the world’s most expensive cities in 2021

All over the world, it's been a tough year on wallets. Supply-chain blockages and changing consumer demand have p...
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837 Top 5 health benefits of miso

Miso means ‘fermented beans’ in Japanese. A traditional ingredient in Japanese and Chinese diets, miso paste is made...
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836 How to Write a Heartfelt Thank-You Note

The practice may seem outdated to some, but sending a handwritten thank-you note is a timeless and memorable way to ...
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835 Here’s When You Should Use an Apostrophe

An apostrophe is not an accessory. Here are examples of how and when to use an apostrophe—and when you definitely sh...
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834 10 Ways To Help Improve, Maintain Mental Health

Since last year, the pandemic has brought forth many challenges, most of which left us struggling with our mental we...
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833 Too Little Free Time Can Make You Stressed and Unhappy. Surprisingly, So Can Too Much

Feel like you don't have enough time to do what you want to do? You're not alone: One survey shows nearly half of th...
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832 New anorexic patients up 60% among young people in Japan

The number of young people in Japan newly diagnosed with the eating disorder anorexia rose about 60 percent in fisca...
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831 Fad diets are out. It’s your lifestyle habits that matter

A full belly makes a happy heart, but your heart will be happier if you focus on sustaining long-term habits. Hea...
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830 The Niigata Geigi: Japan’s ‘other’ geishas

For most people, the word "geisha" conjures visions of Kyoto's Gion district. But there is another major geisha ce...
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829 Uniqlo outfits might become Japanese high school’s official uniforms

Among the things the staff of Saitama City’s Omiya Kita High School discussed with parents at its last orientation s...
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828 The world’s five safest cities post-pandemic

Nothing in modern memory has changed city life quite like Covid has. From the closure of city-centre offices to mask...
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