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“Internal Monologue” Debate Goes Viral, Causes Existential Dread

February 15, 2020

Some people have an inner voice and others don’t, a fact that startles many, according to “Bored Panda.” While many people think their thoughts in an internal, voiced set of words, others have abstract and nonverbal thoughts. Odd revelations like this can make us rethink everything. […]

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2020 Health Goals: How Much Body Fat Is Healthy?

February 11, 2020

Discover your ideal body fat range. Then, explore various methods for measuring body fat, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each. These include the Bod Pod, skinfold pinching, and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis. […]

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Starting a New Diet? Get to Know the Fat-Free Mass Index

February 10, 2020

Fitness programs often include a weigh-in at regular intervals, but the number on the scale doesn’t tell the whole story. Discover why the fat-free mass index is a much more accurate way to track progress, as it looks at both fat and muscle mass. You’ll also learn the role that essential and storage fat play in your health. […]

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Price of Obtaining Historical Family Records to Soar in 2020

January 2, 2020

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services document fees will skyrocket in 2020, NPR reported. The price for obtaining some documents will rise by as much as 500 percent, exponentially increasing costs for genealogists nationwide. Where are family records found and what can they tell us? […]

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As Thanksgiving Approaches, A Guide to Starting the Turkey

November 25, 2019

The end of November means Thanksgiving is here. It also means extended family visiting, a quickly emptying wine rack, tricky side dishes, missing recipes, and an intimidating-looking bird to cook. Fortunately, you’re not the first person to go through the holiday. Here are a couple of handy tips to start that turkey off right. […]

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Dog “Speaks” with Soundboard, Showing Canine Language Skills

November 15, 2019

A San Diego dog communicates with her owner via a custom soundboard, “People” reported. The owner, a speech-language pathologist, has conveyed the meaning of 29 words to the dog, so far. Canines not only understand words, but their barks hint at different meanings, too. […]

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Cursing Helps with Pain and Exercise Performance, Studies Show

November 9, 2019

Several studies indicate that swear words mitigate pain and ease exercise, CNN reported. Test subjects who were restricted to using “neutral words” had more difficulty with both experiences than those who weren’t. So-called “bad words” have an odd place in society. […]

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