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Sweet job: England seeks ‘choc doc’ to study candy

International Chocolate day

Is there a doctor of chocolate in the house?

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Neanderthals were first bird eaters

A picture taken July 19, 2004, shows visitors of the Museum for Prehistory in Eyzies-de-Tayac looking at a Neanderthal man ancestor's reconstruction. Neanderthals may have caught, butchered and cooked wild pigeons long before modern humans became regular consumers of bird meat, a study revealed on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.  AFP PHOTO/PATRICK BERNARD

Neanderthals may have caught, butchered and cooked wild pigeons long before modern humans became regular consumers of bird meat, a study revealed on Thursday.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The healing power of suggestion


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The ability of the human mind to affect health and wellbeing has been known since ancient times, from Apollonius of Tyana in the first century AD to Carl Jung in the 20th century.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes, say scientists

In this undated photo provided by Prifysgol Aberystwyth University researchers David Whitworth, left, and Sara Mela, pose for photo in the lab at Prifysgol Aberystwyth University in Aberystwyth, Wales. According to results published online Monday, July 28, 2014, in the American Journal of Infection Control the researchers found that the knocking of knuckles, fist bump, spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does. (AP Photo/Prifysgol Aberystwyth University)

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Are birthmarks related to one’s past life?


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Do birthmarks have something to do with one’s past life? Apparently, some do have a connection, but perhaps not all.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

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