Monday, August 19, 2019 Headlines & Global News


How to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Here’s How to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Aug 16, 2019 03:14 PM EDT

Did you know that just breathing fresh air has all sorts of health benefits? It's easy to get caught up in our wellness and think that we need to use new exercise trends and fad diets to feel our best.

Hair Product Ingredients

These Ingredients in Your Products Are Ruining Your Hair

Aug 16, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

Hair products, like most beauty items, tend to come with a long list of ingredients - and it's time to start reviewing that list a lot more closely. Spoiler alert: if a product has ingredients you can't pronounce, then it's probably not very good for you.

Home renovation projects with the best and worst return on investment

Home Renovation Projects with the Best and Worst Return on Investment

Aug 07, 2019 09:26 PM EDT

What's one of the first things you should do before you list your home for sale? If your answer was along the lines of "renovate," then you're heading in the right direction. Renovations can help boost the value of your home and speed up the selling process, as long as you choose what to renovate wisely.

8 Gift Ideas For Your Dad’s Birthday

8 Gift Ideas For Your Dad’s Birthday

Jul 30, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

To all the wonderful dads out there, we love you. You're brilliant and we are so proud to have you by our side.

5 Tips for a Healthier Home

Jun 05, 2019 05:47 PM EDT

Whether you're a first time homeowner or have been living in your own home for a long time, you might be wondering about some ways to make your home healthier. Keep reading to find out about healthier home tips that will improve the health of your home as well as the well-being of you and your family.

Raw or Cooked: This is How We Recognise Food (IMAGE)

Raw or cooked: This is How We Recognise Food

Jun 01, 2019 04:48 PM EDT

Do we see a pear or an apple? The occipital cortex in our brain will activate itself to recognize it. A piece of bread or a nice plate of pasta with sauce? Another region will come into play, called middle temporal gyrus. Different regions are implicated in recognition of different foods, raw in one case and processed in the other, because of two components of the so-called "semantic memory", the one that we always use to recognize the world around us, are involved.


E-cigarette Use, Flavorings May Increase Heart Disease Risk, Stanford-led Study Finds

May 27, 2019 04:01 PM EDT

The flavoring liquid for electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease when inhaled, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Gas vs. Electric? Fuel Choice Affects Efforts to Achieve Low-Energy and Low-Impact Homes

May 24, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

If you want to make your home as energy-efficient and green as possible, should you use gas or electric for your heating and cooling needs? Gas is the more eco-friendly option--for now--for an energy-efficient home in Maryland.

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Restaurant Acoustics that Schmeckt

May 17, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 17, 2019 -- Acoustics consultant Klaus Genuit says that new International Standards Organization guidelines for defining, measuring and evaluating soundscapes are a big step forward in guiding the creation of audibly fine restaurants.

Master Personal Finance with Strategies for Success

May 15, 2019 04:22 PM EDT

What does financial freedom look like to you? When you're dealing with the pressure that comes with overwhelming debt, gaining control over your finances might seem like a faraway dream. However, with the right help, commitment, and solid strategies for staying on track with your money, it's possible to turn the tables on debt and recover from any financial hurdle.

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Patterns of Compulsive Smartphone Use Suggest How to Kick the Habit

Apr 30, 2019 01:06 PM EDT

Everywhere you look, people are looking at screens. In the decade since smartphones have become ubiquitous, we now have a feeling almost as common as the smartphones themselves: being sucked into that black hole of staring at those specific apps -- you know which ones they are -- and then a half an hour has gone by before you realize it.

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Details of the History of Inner Eurasia revealed by New Study

Apr 30, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

An international team of researchers has combined archaeological, historical and linguistic data with genetic information from over 700 newly analyzed individuals to construct a more detailed picture of the history of inner Eurasia than ever before available.

Dead Outnumber Facebook user

The Dead may Outnumber the Living on Facebook within 50 Years

Apr 27, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

A new analysis by academics from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), part of the University of Oxford, predicts the dead may outnumber the living on Facebook within fifty years, a trend that will have grave implications for how we treat our digital heritage in the future.

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Breastfeeding Boosts Metabolites Important for Brain Growth

Apr 27, 2019 09:10 AM EDT

BALTIMORE - Micro-preemies who primarily consume breast milk have significantly higher levels of metabolites important for brain growth and development, according to sophisticated imaging conducted by an interdisciplinary research team at Children's National.


Asia's Diabetes Epidemic Preferentially Kills Women, the Middle-aged: Study

Apr 22, 2019 01:59 PM EDT

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Asia and has dramatically increased the risk of premature death, especially among women and middle-aged people, a multinational study led by Vanderbilt University researchers has found.

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