Why playing board games could improve your love life

A recent study from Baylor University in Waco, TX, has revealed that romantic partners release oxytocin, the so-called love or hugging hormone, when they spend time together in these recreational activities. What most surprised the researchers, however, was that the highest rise in hormone levels occurred in men who attended the painting class. The rise in oxytocin in the paintbrush-wielding […]

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Happiness research: the long-term effects of life events are overestimated

People are evidently no good at predicting their own happiness or unhappiness: key life events such as marriage, invalidity or the death of a partner affect well-being for less time than those affected think. Two economists from the University of Basel came to this conclusion in the Journal of the European Economic Association. Estimates about how people assess their future […]

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Someday, a pig’s heart might save a child’s life

(HealthDay)—The supply of donor organs for infants needing a heart transplant is critically low, but researchers have taken a first step toward using pig hearts to fill the need. The concept of using animal organs to save human lives has been around for years. With donor organs in short supply, the hope is that animal organs can keep patients alive […]

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Taiwan’s traditional medicine stores struggle on life support

Traditional medicine store owner Gu Cheng-pu knows her dispensary can only stay open as long as her ailing father-in-law lives, their careers hostage to a quirk in Taiwanese law that is killing off the industry. At the back of her shop in New Taipei City, Gu tips a plate of freshly cut Chinese liquorice roots into a wok of boiling […]

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In this photo I am living my best life. The reality was very different

In pictures, Jill Stark seemed happy. But the reality was very different. In the photograph I am living my best life. Dressed in a fire engine red evening gown, I am clutching a glass of champagne at a glamorous arts festival ball with one of my closest friends. The photographer captures me mid-laugh, a candid moment which will later prompt […]

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This 30-Year-Old Woman Is Fighting for Her Life After Losing Multiple Limbs to Toxic Shock Syndrome

Just over a week ago, Anna Norquist was a healthy 30-year-old woman with a passion for gymnastics. On December 14, everything changed. She developed toxic shock syndrome (TSS), a rare, potentially lethal condition that has resulted in multiple limb amputations. Now, Norquist is struggling to stay alive. It all started when Norquist went to Chicago last weekend to see a concert, […]

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Macy’s Has Everything You Need to Upgrade Your Life for 2019—on a Major Discount

There’s something about the end of the year that makes us want to overhaul pretty much… everything. New year, new me, right? Which is why we seriously can’t wait for the biggest and best opportunity to re-up on socks, underwear, leggings, comfy sneakers, and our beauty holy grail products—not to mention fresh sheets, towels, and even mattresses (!) to get […]

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Foodie Kid Gifts for the Little Chef in Your Life

Many kids are drawn to the kitchen — whether because of a love of mixing and making messes, aspirations of chefdom or simply a desire to imitate their parents. But other children just plain love food. (I’ve got two such children myself, although they seem to love both real food and making “soup” in the sandbox equally). All this cooking and […]

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11 signs of an incompetent doctor, from whom better to stay away

If any of the following and you will hear, look for another specialist.Shouldn’t you got hurt! Pain need to give a warning signal: “Hey, here disorder, pay attention!”. If it were not for pain we would climb into the fire and suffered burns, broken limbs, and not paying attention, would run on — no pain. With the words of the […]

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