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Could this medical kit help smokers quit their habit?

Even though about half of smokers try to quit every year, only about 3 to 5 percent succeed after six months. That’s why a company has created a no-smoking kit that includes medication, gum, and an app to help smokers stop the habit. Although the kit isn't necessarily cheap, it’s supposed to quadruple your odds of quitting successfully.

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  • Engadget
  • Date:09/19/2018

This is when you should be sending your kids to bed

Children ages 3 to 12 need to get somewhere between 10 to 12 hours of sleep each night. Why? Not getting enough shut-eye time can lead to weight gain, as well as taking a toll on their physical, emotional, and social health. If you don’t know what time you should be sending your child to bed, check out this handy chart. The bedtimes may come as surprise to you.

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  • Prevention
  • Date:09/13/2018

This Google tool allows users to reduce their carbon footprint

Search engine giant Google has partnered with the California Academy of Sciences to create an interactive new tool that will helps users track their environmental footprint, the company said in a blog post. Named ‘Your Plan, Your Planet,’ the tool uses scientifically proven methods to measure environmental impact and help users reduce their carbon footprint, the blog post added.

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  • Date:09/11/2018

A complete guide to buying ethical clothes on a budget

The world is addicted to cheap, crappy clothes. Thanks to low-wage manufacturing in poor countries and the rise of fast fashion, clothes have morphed from being valuable possessions to disposable items that we chuck out at the end of the season.

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  • Date:09/07/2018

Semi-automatic washing machines are perfect for the thrifty apartment dweller

If you live in the US, you’ve probably never heard of a semi-automatic washing machine. A semi-automatic is typically lightweight and comprised of two side-by-side tubs encased in plastic, one for washing, one for spin-drying. These washers are extremely popular in Asia, and there’s an environmental/financial case to be made about making them common in the US. Here’s why you should consider getting a semi-automatic washing machine.

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  • Quartz
  • Date:09/04/2018

Meet the teens who are turning their backs on social media

It’s widely believed that young people are hopelessly devoted to social media. The teenagers of Generation Z, according to this stereotype, tweet, gram, Snap, and scroll. But for every young person hunched over a screen, there are others for whom social media no longer holds such an allure. These are the teens who are turning their backs on the technology – and there are more of them than you might think.

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  • The Guardian
  • Date:08/31/2018

How to help homeless people

We’ve all been there. A guy – almost invariably it is a guy – enters your train carriage and announces to anyone who will listen that he is down on his luck, needs a few quid to get a hostel for the night, wasn’t always like this, is trying to get back to some semblance of normality.

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  • Date:08/31/2018

How mindfulness is being used to treat sexual dissatisfaction

The applications of mindfulness are not limited to inducing calmness, treating depression, or encouraging healthy eating. Now, with huge numbers of men and women reporting sexual dissatisfaction, it is being applied to our relationships too. Have a look here to see how mindfulness can put an end to unhappiness in the bed.

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  • The Guardian
  • Date:08/30/2018

Obama's reading list is the respite we need

It’s the classiest, most passive-aggressive move Barack Obama could make: He posted a list of books he’s been reading on Facebook. That’s it.

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  • Date:08/28/2018

Could this resiliency program help solve mental health issues amongst students?

Rates of stress and anxiety are alarmingly high amongst university students in the U.S. right now. That’s why Florida State University is tackling the problem head-on with a unique resiliency program that aims to not only help students deal with stress, but also to help them deal with trauma. In particular, the program looks to make students spend time confronting any possible adverse childhood experiences where the origins of stress and anxiety may lie. This fall, the school’s 6,000 incoming freshmen will be required to take part in the program.

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  • Quartz
  • Date:08/17/2018
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