Why the language we speak makes us see the future differently

Why the language we speak makes us see the future differently

Does our perception of time depend on the language we speak? What happens if the language you speak makes you perceive time differently? Does it sound like magical realism? Almost: it’s Economy. Some recent research papers argue that languages ​​that grammatically distinguish the future of the present mean that their speakers plan less,...

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Ways women can boost their heart’s health

Ways women can boost their heart’s health

Here’s how you can boost your heart’s health and live a healthy life. 1. Tame Your Stress Research conducted at the University of California’s psychiatric department proved that people who feel chronic or permanent stress at their places of work, or even at home, are more than two times likely...

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Salah calls for change in treatment of women in Muslim world

Salah calls for change in treatment of women in Muslim world

Egyptian football star Mohamed “Mo” Salah has called for change in the way women are treated in the Muslim world, in an interview with Time magazine published Wednesday. The 26-year-old Liverpool forward was named one of the US magazine´s 100 most influential figures of the year, alongside other athletes including...

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Why plastic packaging is not as bad as you think

Why plastic packaging is not as bad as you think

Nowadays, plastic containers have a bad reputation. But the first commercially viable version of the material that is now ubiquitous, cellophane, was conceived in a more innocent time, before there was concern about plastic in landfills, the sea or the food chain. It all started in 1904, at a luxury restaurant...

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5 ancient tricks of the first dream gurus to fight insomnia (and that help you today)

5 ancient tricks of the first dream gurus to fight insomnia (and that help you today)

The first dream gurus believed that consistency was the key to a long and virtuous life. We all like to sleep well at night, and people from the past also liked it. Much we can learn from how our ancestors from the modern era onwards have attacked the scourges of...

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Olive oil fraud: 5 ways to know if the product you buy is genuine

Olive oil fraud: 5 ways to know if the product you buy is genuine

The European Commission included olive oil in a list of adulterated products.   Nobody likes to feel cheated. There are times when our own ignorance about the products that we buy plays a trick on us, and others in which manufacturers take advantage of the circumstances to sell “jack-o-the-box”, as...

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The 10 countries in the world with the most executions by death penalty

The 10 countries in the world with the most executions by death penalty

The 690 people executed in 2018 -excluding China- represent a fall of 31% compared to 2017, when there were 993 deaths. At least 690: this is the number of people executed worldwide in 2018 after being sentenced to death. It is the lowest figure in more than a decade, according to a...

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The traumatic experience of people who fail anesthesia during an operation

The traumatic experience of people who fail anesthesia during an operation

Some patients who suffer from intraoperative perception do not understand what is happening and come to believe that they are dying. A minor event can trigger in Donna Penner the traumatic memories of an operation that he lived more than ten years ago. One day, for example, he was waiting...

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The most promising innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer

The most promising innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer

Cancer is still lethal. In 2018, the disease killed 9.6 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). And it is expected that, by 2030, the figure will exceed 13 million. One of the causes why more and more people die as a result of the disease is the...

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How does air pollution affect your body?

How does air pollution affect your body?

In the big cities, some cyclists choose to use special masks to filter the air. The impact of air pollution is more serious than previously thought. As David Shukman, publisher of science topics at the BBC, explains, the fact that particles suspended in the air and poisonous and toxic gases...

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