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American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they buy

American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire, economists report. This food waste has an estimated aggregate value of $240 billion annually. Divided among the...
Ketogenic diet

Research shows ketogenic diet might hurt you after about a week

A ketogenic diet—which provides 99% of calories from fat and protein and only 1% from carbohydrates—produces health benefits in the short term, but negative effects after about a week,...
Hazelnuts and measuring tape

Becoming less active and gaining weight: Downsides of becoming an adult

Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to increased weight gain, conclude two...
Construction

5 tips on how to avoid accidents in construction work

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the authority in workplace safety in the UK, reports that 57% of fatal and non-fatal injuries in 2019 were workers from the construction...
Frozen car

What you should never do to remove ice from your car’s windshield

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With the arrival of the cold weather it is very important to have the windshield and wiper blades in perfect condition, especially in areas with frequent snowfalls, rain and...
Envious neighbor

Neighbors’ solar panels can shift climate change beliefs

New research details what happens to climate change bias when people witness their neighbors putting solar panels on their roofs. “Any new laws or advancements in technologies and movements to...
Aquifers water with arsenic

Why was artificially recharging the aquifers a poisonous idea?

The potable water municipalities use to recharge an aquifer can become contaminated with dangerous levels of arsenic, new research shows. To replenish groundwater, many municipalities inject reclaimed water into depleted...

Roman Emperors had a really dangerous job

Being a Roman emperor might seem like a cushy gig, but it was a potentially deadly job, according to a new study. “Popular culture associates the lives of Roman emperors...
Fast food

Trump is a bad influence on the American diet

People who pay more attention to media coverage about President Donald Trump’s diet are more likely to view fast food as a socially acceptable meal option, according to a...
Teenager smartphone night

Parents of teens must set a bedtime (without smartphone) and enforce it

A clear bedtime that parents consistently stick with can get teens to sleep more, according to a new study. “Greater enforcement of parent-set bedtimes for teenagers aged 14-to-17 are associated...
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Business pitch writing

Tips when editing the content of your business pitch

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You can’t expect the first draft of your business plan to be the same as what you will pitch to potential investors during the...
Solar panel install

Boost your solar power business with online solutions

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By far the biggest expanding industry in Australia, the solar energy sector is growing exponentially, as more and more home and business owners see...
BPA free plastic

Alternative chemical BPS could be just as harmful as BPA in water bottles and...

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Is BPA-free plastic safe? New findings with mice suggest the alternative chemical BPS could be just as harmful. For decades, scientists have studied BPA extensively...
Water quality at home

Your home’s water quality can vary from room-to-room

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The findings challenge the assumption that the water in a public water system is the same as the water that passes through a building’s...
Electric guitar

Guitar tuner: a must for guitar players (I)

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The tuner is a typical purchase for those who are starting with the guitar. It is very normal that at first a friend or...
Coronavirus structure

Is a coronavirus vaccine on the way?

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Researchers have created the first 3D atomic scale map of the part of the 2019 coronavirus that attaches to and infects human cells. Mapping this...
Life insurance for children

Do I really need life insurance for my children?

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Depending on who you ask and what you read, purchasing life insurance for your kids is either a terrible idea or a stroke of...

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