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Cold Weather More Lethal Than Hot Spells, Says Study

A study of 74 million deaths in 13 countries -- where there was a wide variety of climate -- found that cold weather snaps were responsible for 7 percent of all deaths (AFP Photo/Karen Bleier)PARIS: Colder weather kills more people than hot spells, a probe into a key issue of public-health policy said on Thursday.

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8 Delicious Ways To Fight Sugar Cravings

Oh no…the sweet treats are luring you…again! You're at your weakest at 4pm and 10pm. And, if you're honest, you give into them more than you'd like too. You've tried the dark chocolate thing…but, you know, the entire bar somehow goes in two days. You've justified cacao dusted almonds - they're just almonds with a superfood, right? And you've gone cold turkey on all sugar, including fruit, only to find yourself eating nut butter straight from the jar (it's sugar-free)! And now you think you have a nut addiction. What's a sugar-craving person to do?

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[WITH PICS] Enter The Circus Of Nightmares: Clowns That Will Haunt You Forever!

Exactly one year ago Malaysian Digest wrote an article titled “Clowns Make Your Cheer Or Clowns Make You Fear?” (read here). It touched on the paradox that despite originally intended for humour and cheering people up, many people react to clowns with a sense of fear.

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Why Islam Doesn’t Need A Reformation

 In recent months, cliched calls for reform of Islam, a 1,400-year-old faith, have intensified. “We need a Muslim reformation,” announced Newsweek. “Islam needs reformation from within,” said the Huffington Post.

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Is It Better To Walk Or Run?

 Walking and running are the most popular physical activities for American adults. But whether one is preferable to the other in terms of improving health has long been debated.

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Getting Enough Sleep Could Counteract Negative Effects Of Shift Work

A study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has found that while it may not be easy, getting at least seven hours of sleep a day could lessen the negative health consequences for those who do shifts outside the 9-to-5 schedule.

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Malaysian Parents Choose International Schools Over National Schools These Days – What Are The Advantages?

MAKING a choice on which school your children should attend is a critical decision and it is no doubt that it can be challenging as it will affect their future. More often than not, parents would grapple at the multitude of factors that influence these decisions, as it is crucial to determine what kind of educational environment and experience you would want for your children, as well as your long-term educational goals for them.

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Poor Little Rich Women

 WHEN our family moved from the West Village to the Upper East Side in 2004, seeking proximity to Central Park, my in-laws and a good public school, I thought it unlikely that the neighborhood would hold any big surprises. For many years I had immersed myself — through interviews, reviews of the anthropological literature and participant-observation — in the lives of women from the Amazon basin to sororities at a Big Ten school. I thought I knew from foreign.

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Most Children Are Happy No Matter What, But Materialism Catches Up Eventually

 A new survey of 53,000 children across 15 countries reveals that children tend to be happy regardless of the context of their lives. From Nepal to Norway, children between the ages of 10 and 12 say that they are largely satisfied with their lives.

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Tomorrowland Almost Featured Samuel L. Jackson In Awesome Post-Credits Scene

 In less than a week, Disney’s latest science-fiction adventure will hit theaters and expose us to the world of Tomorrowland. With two-time Oscar winning director Brad Bird joining, Oscar-winning actor, George Clooney, it is bound to be an incredible ride. But in a film exploring scientific curiosity along with that Walt Disney-inspired imagination, some thrilling surprises are surely in store, and now knowing that Samuel L. Jackson was almost in an awesome post-credits scene, Tomorrowland sounds even more enticing.

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