Medical News Today: High-tech epilepsy warning device could save lives

Scientists have developed a high-tech bracelet called the Nightwatch, which detects 85 percent of all severe nighttime epilepsy seizures — a much higher percentage than similar devices on the market today. A new type of wearable technology may help prevent epilepsy-related deaths. Smartwatches are gaining popularity, and they often help users monitor their health in…

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How to Tell if a Woman Likes You?

There are quite a number of people who would tell you that nothing is more unfathomable and complicated in the whole world than the heart of a woman. Arguably, that goes for a large part of the romantic in relationships, especially budding ones, causing acute interest in the very special lady, wondering about what is…

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Travel Tips: What You Need to Know Before Your First Trip Abroad

Travel is unpredictable, and sometimes that’s a good thing. You spot a humpback whale during your boat tour, for example. Other times, those unpredictable travel moments are utterly aggravating, like when bad weather cancels your flight or the hotel you’ve booked can’t seem to find your reservation. Obviously you want to minimize the frustrating experiences…

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The Sweet Spot: The Art of Giving Advice (and Saying Goodbye)

Cheryl Strayed: Dear readers, we have news: This will be the final Sweet Spot column. Steve and I have felt deeply privileged to answer letters from those of you who sought our advice here, but after much reflection we have decided that it’s time to shift our focus to other creative endeavors — namely, our…

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Medical News Today: Strong link found between back pain and mortality

A prospective analysis of back pain and rates of disability may help explain the association between back pain and mortality. Back pain is common and often debilitating. Back pain is very common, affecting millions of people worldwide. It is also a major cause of disability and missed work days. Risk factors such as posture, sedentary…

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New Office Hours Aim for Well Rested, More Productive Workers

A few years ago, scientists conducted a real-world experiment at a ThyssenKrupp steel factory in Germany. They assigned the day shift to early risers and the late shift to night owls. Soon the steel workers, many of whom had been skeptical at the outset, were getting an extra hour of sleep on work nights. By…

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Could Antibad Become the Net-a-Porter of Green Style?

Image The sustainability advocate Venitia Falconer models the Cipher Skirt by Samantha Pleat, £150. There are online marketplaces for luxury brands, secondhand fashion and street wear. Why not for sustainable style? So wondered Agatha Lintott from her remote farmhouse nestled in the green rolling hills of the South Devon countryside in England. Ms. Lintott, a…

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