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Why flossing may do more harm than good

Flossing is supposedly done to get rid of pieces of food and plaque from between your teeth, which if left to fester, can cause inflammation and disease. But flossing requires a high level of dexterity and if wrongly done, will do more harm than good, according to Robin Seymour, emeritus professor of dental sciences at Newcastle University, the Daily Mail ...

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Added sugar in soft drinks may damage heart

Soft drink lovers beware! A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology indicates that soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages can contribute to the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.The study is part of a new focus in medical researches on excess sugar as a risk for heart disease.Vasanti Malik, a nutritionist at Harvard’s T.H. Chan ...

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Lose weight to avoid cancer

You should lose weight in case you are overweight in order to avoid cancer for a new study, which analysed data relating to more than five million people, has found links between obesity and cancer. According to the study, published in the journal Lancet, more than 12,000 new cancers every year in Britain alone are associated with being overweight, Daily ...

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New app to help autistic with technology

There is a new smartphone app that can tap into the creative juices of people with autism to find new tech solutions to some of the everyday challenges they face.The app – called ASCmeI.T – has been developed by researchers from the Universities of Sussex, Bath and Southampton with the simple aim of involving people with autism in the development ...

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8 habits of people who always have great ideas

Eureka moments are rare. The backstory behind great ideas is often more complex and winding than having an apple fall on your head. But the best part is that creative ideas aren’t reserved for a special group of people; they can come to anyone if you change your mind-set. “The fact is, almost all of the research in this field ...

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Early school timings add stress on students

The health, safety and academic performance of high school students is at risk due to the early start time of schools in most countries, revealed a new study by researchers from the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Education.Sleep is particularly important for teenagers. It helps to restore both mind and body. Sleep can ...

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Stay mentally strong

We live in difficult times. As much as we want to be happy, everyday stress gets the better of us, leaving us exhausted and disconnected with our inner self. Experts however say it’s important to find a meaning to your life, pamper yourself and strike a work-life balance, lest you turn victim to mental health disorders. The mind-body connection is ...

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Should you tell interviewers the truth?

When it comes to interviews, job seekers often fear off-the-wall questions, awkward interviewers, or accidentally showing up late. But there’s another stressor that can be just as crippling: You’re asked a question, and you know your answer — but you also know it’s not the answer the interviewer wants to hear. Here’s an example: You show up to the scheduled ...

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Coach your kids

Parents can benefit by looking at themselves as coaches who build life skills. In an extract from her book, a family therapist and psychologist prescribes a gentler approach.We measure our worth according to how well the children fit into those dreams. If they fall short, we feel cheated, angry, depressed and wonder ‘Why me?’ We feel inadequate and, in our ...

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How do you get someone to fall in love? Make them laugh

The surefire way to a woman’s heart? In the wise words of Donald O’Conner in the classic musical Singin’ in the Rain: “Make ‘em laugh!” According to a recent study, the more a woman laughs when conversing with a man, the more likely she’s interested. And if both people laugh together, well, that’s an indicator of a definite romantic connection. ...

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