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Black Tea Shown to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

Source: Natural Society Here is just one more reason to replace your unhealthy and sugar-laden beverages. A study recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has shown that black tea not only sparks no increase in blood pressure for people … Continue reading

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MP: Paying Tradesmen In Cash Is Morally Wrong

Sky News A Treasury minister has hit out at households who pay tradesmen in cash, saying it is “morally wrong” as it helps workers avoid tax. Exchequer Secretary David Gauke said: “Getting a discount with your plumber by paying cash … Continue reading

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Is this child abuse? The courts think so

Adrian Lowe The Age VICTORIAN welfare authorities have begun using extreme obesity as a reason to support children being separated from their parents – and experts predict more cases as the population gets fatter. The Department of Human Services has … Continue reading

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Vitamin B: The Happy Vitamin that Packs a Punch

Melissa Crossman Prevent Disease Vitamin B is sometimes called the “happy vitamin,” and for very good reason. Vitamin B is a dietary powerhouse, boosting energy levels and enhancing performance of nearly every system in the body. Hundreds of delicious and … Continue reading

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Removing estrogen from drinking water

Robert Braun EurekAlert Bielefeld University students participating in MIT competition This release is available in German. A biological filter to remove estrogens from waste water and drinking water — 15 Bielefeld students submitting this project to the ‘international Genetically Engineered … Continue reading

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The roar of the crowd

The Economist Crowdsourcing is transforming the science of psychology ACCORDING to Joseph Henrich and his colleagues at the University of British Columbia, most undergraduates are WEIRD. Those who teach them might well agree. But Dr Henrich did not intend the … Continue reading

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Zoning vs. Eminent Domain: How Ventura County Shut Down The Pine Mountain Inn

Reason TV In the northernmost reaches of California’s Ventura County, a two-lane rural road called Highway 33 runs into the rugged and mostly undeveloped Transverse Mountain Range. Though it’s mostly raw wilderness, a few businesses catering to adventurous explorers have … Continue reading

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5 Million Farmers Sue Monsanto for $7.7 Billion

Anthony Gucciardi Natural Society Launching a lawsuit against the very company that is responsible for a farmer suicide every 30 minutes, 5 million farmers are now suing Monsanto for as much as 6.2 billion euros (around 7.7 billion US dollars). … Continue reading

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Healthy habits can prevent disease

Jane Grochowski EurekAlert New evidence to support a range of healthy behaviors reported in the American Journal of Medicine. Philadelphia, PA, June 4, 2012 – Five new studies provide evidence to support simple steps we can take to prevent illness … Continue reading

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How to Overcome the Egocentric Bias

PsyBlog Most people are pretty bad at taking advice from others. People don’t mind hearing the advice, they just hate to take it.  This is one facet of what psychologists call the ‘egocentric bias’: the general rule that we think … Continue reading

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