Why rocking can help you sleep better (even if you’re an adult)

Why rocking can help you sleep better (even if you’re an adult)

We know that cradling a baby helps him sleep better. And anyone who has fallen asleep in a hammock recognizes that it can be a most pleasant sensation. Now, a new study suggests that a gentle rocking during the night could significantly improve the sleep of adults. Researchers at the University...

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Here’s why tattoos are trending in Pakistan – You wake up and you’re ready!

Here’s why tattoos are trending in Pakistan – You wake up and you’re ready!

“It’s convenient for working girls — you wake up and you’re ready,” says a certified permanent make-up professional. Five years ago, when Zehra Kachelo was visiting her daughter in Hanoi, Vietnam, she noticed that a lot of women looked effortlessly dolled up: their eyebrows were the perfect shape and colour;...

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The unexpected secrets that hide our laughter

The unexpected secrets that hide our laughter

Laughter, an infallible remedy? Last September, during the United Nations General Assembly, US President Donald Trump said almost without blushing that his government had achieved more achievements than “no other administration” in the history of his country. Immediately, a loud laugh was heard in the plenary of the Assembly. Trump...

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“What we call ‘reality’ are hallucinations that we assume to be real because we all tend to perceive them in the same way”

“What we call ‘reality’ are hallucinations that we assume to be real because we all tend to perceive them in the same way”

The British neuroscientist Anil Seth starts from the idea that reality is a hallucination on which we agree. Anil Seth is sitting in the lobby of a hotel in Santiago de Chile. “This chair is red,” he says. The phrase of the British neuroscientist resonates as an absolute truism: it is...

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A portion of fried chicken daily is related to a 13% higher risk of death, according to study

A portion of fried chicken daily is related to a 13% higher risk of death, according to study

A regular serving of chicken or fried fish is associated with an increased risk of death from any cause, except cancer, according to a new study in postmenopausal women in the United States . Women who enjoyed fried chicken once or more per day had a 13% higher risk of death from any cause...

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20 signs that predict what babies will look like when they grow up

20 signs that predict what babies will look like when they grow up

“I got it from my mama…” Most of us probably hear that classic Will.I.Am. song from the mid-2000s in our head when considering whether we got more of our physical features from our mother’s or our father’s side. Given that we’re an exact 50/50 combination of both of our parents,...

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Contraceptive pill: is it good for your health to take it every day?

Contraceptive pill: is it good for your health to take it every day?

Some women decide to take the pill without a break, to avoid menstruation and menstrual cramps. There are not a few women who decide to take the contraceptive pill every day of the month, without the rest normally prescribed by doctors. In this way, they avoid menstruation and the severe pains that...

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9 parts of the body that we no longer need at all (and what they used to do before)

9 parts of the body that we no longer need at all (and what they used to do before)

Some people keep certain muscles or body parts that we no longer use but others have lost. From an anthropological point, they are called “evolutionary leftovers”. They are those parts of our body that have no use for the functions we develop in a modern life. But it has not always...

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The largest snake that has ever existed

The largest snake that has ever existed

Plunge the chasm of human mythmaking and you’ll encounter lots of colossal snakes, from cosmic world serpents to malevolent monsters. Today, their fictional descendants continue to enthrall us, whether trying to swallow Mowgli from “The Jungle Book” or simply vomiting up a half-digested Jon Voight in 1997’s “Anaconda.” But outside the...

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What is the planetary diet that could feed 10 billion people

What is the planetary diet that could feed 10 billion people

As in other diets, vegetables play a central role. It promises to save lives and feed 10 billion people without causing catastrophic damage to the planet. The media has dubbed it ” the planetary health diet ” and it is a new proposal to protect the Earth from a group of more...

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