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‘Pink noise’ boosts deep sleep, memory for older adults

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‘Pink noise’ boosts deep sleep, memory for older adults

As we age, our quality of sleep declines. Researchers believe that this may contribute to later-life memory loss. New research, however, suggests that there may be a simple solution to this problem: “pink noise.” Researchers say that pink noise may help to improve deep sleep quality and memory for older adults. Pink noise is defined…

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Ketogenic diet may protect against gout

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Ketogenic diet may protect against gout

New research examines the effects of a high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet on both rodents and humans, and suggests that it can alleviate the symptoms of gout. New research suggests that a ketogenic diet – typically consisting of meats and high-fat dairy – may protect against gout. Gout is a rheumatic disease that affects more than 8 million people…

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Unhealthful plant-based diet can increase heart disease risk

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Unhealthful plant-based diet can increase heart disease risk

Plant-based diets are said to play an important role in preventing heart disease. This does hold true in most cases, but a team of researchers has found that some types of plant-based diet could do more harm than good. Specialists have repeatedly noted the health benefits of diets with a consistent plant intake. It is…

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Everything you need to know about FM radio on your phone

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Everything you need to know about FM radio on your phone

You can get FM radio in your car, so how come you can’t get it on your phone? Well, here’s a news flash, you probably can. Most smartphones include integrated chipsets that offer a variety of wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM radio. But until a few years ago, device manufacturers disabled the function —…

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New Kindle Oasis E-Reader Can Take a Dunking

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New Kindle Oasis E-Reader Can Take a Dunking

Amazon on Wednesday pulled the wraps off a new premium e-reader that’s waterproof and has a sharp 300 pixels-per-inch display. The Kindle Oasis has a 7-inch Paperwhite display and sports an aluminum back and ergonomic shape that makes it easier to read for prolonged periods. It has a battery life measured in weeks, and it…

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Eight great cities to explore by tram, boat, bike and more

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Eight great cities to explore by tram, boat, bike and more

From touring Hong Kong on a double-decker tram to sailing alongside the skyline of Manhattan, navigating cities using popular forms of transport can be a fun and affordable way to travel like a local. Forget snooze-worthy commutes. The ubiquitous underground takes on a new slant in Moscow, where palatial stations feel like museums, while floating…

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Meet a traveller: Benedict Allen, ultimate explorer and survival expert

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Meet a traveller: Benedict Allen, ultimate explorer and survival expert

Few travellers have pushed the boundaries of exploration like Benedict Allen. From the age of 22 he struck out alone to explore some of the most remote and hostile environments on Earth – from the windswept wilds of the Gobi Desert to the Central Mountain Range of Papua New Guinea and the jungle swamps of…

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Where to get a drink with a view in Beirut

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Where to get a drink with a view in Beirut

It’s almost as though Beirut was designed in a lab as an ideal urban setting for drinking en plein air. The weather is nice nearly year-round, Beirutis are a jolly lot who mix a great cocktail, and the high mountains outside the city turn gold, pink and purple at dusk. Sure, it might be smoggy, but…

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A Professional’s Guide to Asking for Your Old Job Back (Without Begging)

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A Professional’s Guide to Asking for Your Old Job Back (Without Begging)

You’re a few months to a year into what you thought would be your dream job. You left a perfectly good job in order to take this one because you thought it would be a better opportunity. But now that some time has passed, it’s clear you were dead wrong. Not only is this not the job of…

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4 Sneaky Ways to Figure Out How to Get on Your Boss’ Good Side

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4 Sneaky Ways to Figure Out How to Get on Your Boss’ Good Side

When you ask people for advice on how to get on your boss’ good side, the first thing they probably recommend is sucking up. Kidding. Maybe. No, the first thing a good friend would suggest is asking your boss about her work style, and then aligning it with your own. That’s not a bad suggestion—in fact, having that…

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