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Psychological Distance: 10 Fascinating Effects of a Simple Mind Hack

PsyBlog spring.org.uk This mind hack is simple: you imagine yourself way off in the future, or living in a different country or as a different person. The aim is to have that feeling of detachment, of stepping outside yourself, by … Continue reading

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Designing language proficiency tests

I.     Introduction Continuous focus on quality and productivity forces many institutions to assess competency of potential candidates. Effective communication strengthens proficiency, while ineffective communication weakens it. Language testing can prove to be a powerful tool in measuring proficiency, through detailed … Continue reading

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Exploding Watermelons, Latest Food Scandal in China

NTD TV Chinese consumers have been hit by yet another food safety scandal. This time, it’s exploding watermelons. Farmers in eastern Jiangsu province say they used a chemical to make the watermelons grow faster, so they could make more money. … Continue reading

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Study shows air emissions near fracking sites may impact health

David Kelly EurekAlert They contain hydrocarbons including benzene. AURORA, Colo. — In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health have shown that air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic … Continue reading

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Dehydration can alter mood and ability to think

Press TV A recent study has suggested that mild dehydration can have an adverse effect on a person’s energy level, mood and ability to think and perform mental tasks. Researchers at the University of Connecticut asked a group of dehydrated … Continue reading

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Banks Benefit From Fighting Nursing-Home Crime

Clea Benson Bloomberg Banks have found an unusual way to comply with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), the federal law requiring them to bolster the economies of low-income neighborhoods: They’re funding a program dedicated to fighting crime in nursing homes. … Continue reading

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Kids’ abnormal breathing during sleep linked to increased risk for behavioral difficulties

Kim Newman EurekAlert Risk of problems later in childhood can double with snoring and apnea. March 5, 2012 — (BRONX, NY) — A study of more than 11,000 children followed for over six years has found that young children with … Continue reading

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Who has fibromyalgia? It might not be who you think

PR Newswire ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — You’ve probably seen the many commercials for fibromyalgia drugs on TV. They usually feature middle-aged women, describing unexplained aches and pains. Although fibromyalgia most often affects adults, it can also develop in … Continue reading

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A study analyzes the causes of the trafficking of women in China

Ana Herrera EurekAlert This release is available in Spanish. This study is part of broader research that these scientists are carrying out on the imbalance of the sexes in China and its potential consequences. This phenomenon started to be noticed … Continue reading

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Don’t Self Sabotage

Femi Adebanji Entrepreneur Mag Achieving success at any level requires having a great relationship with oneself. Now, I’m not talking about going about hugging yourself the whole day with a big smile on your face, rather what I’m talking about … Continue reading

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