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20 Reasons To Be Cheerful In Middle Age

There’s a great scene in Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe. No, really, there is. And it sums up eloquently the unexpected joys of being middle aged. Kathy Bates is waiting patiently in her car for the guy to reverse out of a parking space at the mall. Then two entitled young twerps in big hair and yucky, acidulous tops (it’s 1991 in the US) drive into the space in their vile VW Beetle convertible. “Excuse me. I was waiting for that space,” Bates complains. “Yeah? Tough,” says one. “Face it, lady, we’re younger and faster,” says the other.

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Microbial Miracle Workers

Pic: Yale.eduThe human microbiome is a trending topic in the science world right now. It refers to all the microbes — like bacteria and yeast, both good and bad — that live in and on a person’s body.

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Opinion Makers: Shooting For Cancer Cure Without Bullets?

Pic: Derek Raghavan /COSA Urologic oncologist Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, questions the feasibility of a "Moon Shots" program to cure cancer, as President Obama called for in his last State of the Union Address.

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How Some Of The World's Top Chinatowns Will Be Ushering In Chinese New Year

Pic: CARL COURT / AFPOn February 8, the lunar new year will ring in the Year of the Monkey, or more precisely, the Fire Monkey, a sign that's associated with ambition and adventure. Here's how some of the biggest Chinatowns in the world will mark the occasion.

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The Back To The Future Cast Is Reuniting, Get The Details

 In 2015, we were all reminded that about how much fun the Back to the Future franchise is when we celebrated Back to the Future Day. However, 2016 will be the year that we get to see many of the cast members together again. The only catch, you’ll have to be in Northern California next month in order to see it.

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Can Casual Sex Really Lead To Love Everlasting?

Pic: Self.comThe last time you had a one-night stand, were you hoping for something more lasting?

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Have A Break, Have A Sake KitKat

There are more than 200 different flavours of Kit Kat in Japan since its launch 16 years ago. And as if that isn’t enough, the land of everything quirky has added a boozier version to their list, the Sake KitKat.

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Beauty Fix: 7 Uses Of Baking Soda That Have Nothing To Do With Baking

Pic: Healthyfoodhouse.comWe either know baking soda as the salty tasting substance we studied about in chemistry class by the name sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) or as a raising agent for cakes.

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Single-Most Headache For Singles On CNY

Pic: AFPThose of marriageable age who return home for the Chinese New Year reunion in China tend to hear the giant sucking sound of the institution of marriage, reminding them that to be single is shameful.

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