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What Upsets Children On-Line 2013-02-03

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Children are as upset by violent videos on YouTube that feature animal cruelty or beheadings, and by insensitive Facebook messages from divorced parents, as they are by on-line bullying and pornography, according to the biggest survey of young British people and their Internet use. (more…)

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TV Chef Recipes ‘Unhealthy’ 2012-12-19

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Recipes by prominent TV chefs are less healthy than supermarket ready meals, Newcastle University researchers say.

Meals by Mr. Jamie Oliver, Ms. Lorraine Pascale, Ms. Nigella Lawson and Mr. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall were compared to those from Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

The meals in TV chefs’ cookbooks contained more calories, fat, saturated fat and sugar — but less salt.

The researchers said this was not about ‘bashing’ chefs as many campaigned to tackle obesity. (more…)

Food that helps you look better 2012-08-31

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Seven face-friendly foods to  consider for your diet and lifestyle: (more…)

Intriquing Ultrarunner found dead. 2012-04-05

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The mysterious thing about the disappearance last week of Micah True – better known as Caballo Blanco, the White Horse of the Sierra Madre mountains – was that, for once, we knew where he was. (more…)

Reasons to Learn Another Language 2012-03-17

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Speaking two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But in recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider range of people. Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age. (more…)

Beer Stampede over wrong pricetag 2011-06-04

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An error which slashed the price of beer and cider led to a stampede of customers at a number of Tesco supermarkets in Scotland.

A deal offering three boxes of various alcoholic drinks for £20 was going through the tills at three for £11.

Police were called to Tesco in Greenock after heavy congestion was reported in the car park as customers rushed to get the deal. (more…)

Health Labels on Underwear 2011-05-25

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Lawmakers in Brazil may have found an unconventional way to get their citizens’ attention.

The congress has recently passed a law that would require sexual health messages to be placed in underwear manufactured and sold in Brazil. The measure, which was introduced 12 years ago, is now awaiting approval from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. (more…)

Religion Boosts Sport 2011-05-12

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At the Champions League final there is likely to be evidence of faith, with players making the sign of the cross and other religious gestures. But does belief really boost sporting performance, asks Mr Matthew Syed.

All eyes will be on Mr Lionel Messi, the world’s greatest footballer, when he walks out with Barcelona in The Champions League final. If you watch carefully, you may see him crossing himself as he strides onto the pitch.

On the opposing side, Manchester United striker Mr Javier Hernandez has been known to pray on the pitch. (more…)

Toddlers’ Self-Control Key to Their Future 2011-01-26

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It’s worrying news for any parent who’s struggled with a headstrong young child, but scientists claim that children who have low levels of self-control at age three are more likely to have health and money problems and a criminal record by the age of 32, regardless of background and IQ. (more…)

Alcohol Drinkers Live Longer 2011-01-24

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A newly released study shows that regular drinkers are less likely to die prematurely than people who have never indulged in alcohol. Time reports that abstaining from alcohol altogether can lead to a shorter life than consistent, moderate drinking. (more…)