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Do avocados help with weight loss? Study will pay you to find out

( CNN) If you’re the kind of person who’ll willingly pay extra for guac and thinks avocado toast is life, four universities are looking for you. Researchers from Loma Linda University, Penn State, Tufts University and the University of California, Los Angeles will pay you to eat avocados every day for six months. It seems …

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‘Sex addiction can happen to anyone’: author Erica Garza sheds light on a female taboo

In her debut memoir, Getting Off, Erica Garza confronts her experience of overcoming sexuality and porn addiction, and the shame that still surrounds it Sex ‘Sex addiction can happen to anyone’: writer Erica Garza sheds light on a female taboo In her debut memoir, Getting Off, Erica Garza confronts her experience of overcoming sex and …

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Begging your kids to eat doesn’t make a a shred of difference | Emma Brockes

Now shaming, bribing and guilt are off the table, mothers must resort to more implausible tactics, says the Guardian columnist Emma Brockes When I were children, it was received parental wisdom that the way you got a kid to eat was either to threaten them-” no pudding until you clear your plate”- or disgrace them …

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More than 95% of world’s population breathing unhealthy air, says new report

( CNN) More than 95% of the world’s population is breathing unhealthy air and the poorest nations are the hardest hit, a new report has found. The report says exposure to air pollution led to strokes, heart attacks, lung cancer and chronic lung disease, causing many of those premature deaths. It also says that air …

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No hug: are we live their lives a crisis of touch?

Strokes and hugs are being edged out of our lives, with physicians, both teachers and colleagues increasingly hesitant about social touching. Is this hypervigilance of borders beginning to harm our mental health? When did you last touch person outside your family or intimate relationship? I don’t mean a brush of the thumbs when you took …

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Chinese women’s newest accessory: six-pack abs

( CNN) Along the streets of Beijing, flyers advertising newly founded gyms are passed into everyone’s hands. With prices ranging from 1,000 RMB to 19,000 RMB( US $156 to $2,974) a year, salesman are ready to explain the advantages of their gym’s membership card over the competition. Exercise isn’t traditionally part of Chinese culture, barring …

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Remains of bread cooked 14,400 years ago found in Jordan

( CNN) Archaeologists have discovered the burnt remains of a bread cooked 14,400 years ago, more than 4,000 years before the advent of agriculture. The findings, excavated in northeastern Jordan’s Black Desert, expose the oldest direct evidence of bread and are discussed Monday in the journal PNAS. Twenty-four bread-like discoveries were located in two fireplaces …

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Weedkiller found in granola and crackers, internal FDA emails show

The FDA has been testing food samples for traces of glyphosate for two years, but the agency has not yet released any official results US government scientists have seen a weedkiller linked to cancer in an array of commonly consumed foods, emails obtained through a freedom of information request show. The Food and Drug Administration( …

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