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Blonde bombshell

There are so many blonde jokes around that we don’t need to canvass them here but the question does arise as to why are so many of them one-liners? ...

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News from: Economics Bulletin

Depression and social media

Last week in this column we reported on frequent phone usage being linked to an inability to delay gratification. This reflects that our phones and the way we use ...

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News from: Depression and Anxiety

Sitting killer

It’s not news that sitting is bad for you. The phrase “sitting is the new smoking” has slipped neatly into the philosophical zeitgeist. It makes sense that sitting is not ...

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News from: American Journal of Preventive Medicine

BPA substitute concerns

Bisphenol-A is commonly known as BPA and it is used in many plastics. BPA-based plastic is clear and tough, and has been made into a variety of products including water ...

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News from: Endocrinology

Prune protection

Prunes may not be the most glamorous form of fruit, probably because most of us have a recollection of Aunt Mavis telling us that they “keep her regular”. However, ...

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News from: Scientific Reports

Ageing in pop music

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) the number of people aged over 65 is going to increase from 524 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2050. With ...

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News from: Journal of Advanced Nursing

Political language

Aristotle said that the unexamined life is not worth living. He also believed that political leaders should necessarily be people who had great self-awareness. Leaders should be able to ...

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News from: Carnegie Mellon University

Phone attachment

Reports are that in the Australian market more than 5.2 million people have a mobile phone. On trains, in the park, even at work you will see people glancing down ...

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News from: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

Electric tomatoes

Estimates are that Australians throw out around 4,000,000 tonnes of food a year. On top of that is the food that never makes it to a consumer\'s basket because it ...

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News from: American Chemical Society

The sound of eating

You know by now that eating on the run is not good for you. When you are distracted you are prone to eat more than you really want to ...

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News from: Food Quality and Preference

Trust your intuition

Do you trust your intuition? When faced with a problem to solve do you ignore your flashing moments of insight, preferring instead to carefully reason your way through the ...

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News from: Thinking & Reasoning

Stairway to a young brain

If we share anything as human beings, it is the desire to retain our mental faculties as we age. So a new study will be of interest to everybody as ...

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News from: Neurobiology of Aging

Sequel Secrets

Filmmakers talk about magic and art and there is a lot of these in the movie business but it is also just that; a business. In the end films ...

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News from: Journal of Marketing

Tomatoes on Mars

Mars has an incredible hold on our psyche. We search for life there, we get very excited when we find water, and we love nothing better than dropping the ...

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News from: Wageningen University, Netherlands

Healthy retirement

Retirement for some seems a golden promise at the end of an arduous working life. Of course there are others who can’t even consider the prospect of retirement from ...

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News from: American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Blue-eyed origins

Van Morrison may have sung about his “brown-eyed girl” but Elton John soulfully let us know that his “baby’s got blue eyes”. This lyrical dichotomy could never have occurred ...

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News from: Human Genetics

Your turn to kiss

Kissing is something we do many times and in many different ways. You kiss your romantic partner but you also kiss friends, relatives, and children. There is even that ...

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News from: Laterality: Assymetries of Body, Brain, and Cognition

Benefits of bromance

There is something of a condescension in the term “bromance”, which refers to a bond between two males. There’s nothing unnatural being inferred but there is a sense of the ...

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News from: Neuropsychopharmacology







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