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07Nov

Low-carb diet coaching boosts health for people with diabetes

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The weight counseling approach emphasized a low-carb diet, with participants logging better weight loss, less use of diabetes medications, and fewer potentially dangerous episodes of plummeting blood sugar levels compared to study participants who only attended group diabetes sessions.

04May

Corruption Affects all Five Pillars of Sustainable Development – People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnerships

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Imagine your son is sick with a chronic disease for which he needs to take pills daily. The local hospital is supposed to provide medication for free, but when you arrive, the staff tell you they’ve run out of your son’s medication. A family friend knows someone who can sell you the medication, but the cost is the equivalent of what you earn in a week.

04Mar

This is How Much Veg People in the EU are Really Eating

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When it comes to the daily consumption of vegetables across the European Union, there is a tremendous variation between member states. Ireland certainly likes its greens with 84 percent of the population reporting they ate vegetables daily.

19Feb

Intelligent People are Happiest Alone

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In a just-published study about how our ancestral needs impact our modern feelings, researchers uncovered something that will surprise few among the highly intelligent. While most people are happier when they’re surrounded by friends, smart people are happier when they’re not.

23Jan

The Problem With Exponential Innovation: People

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We’re linear humans in a world of exponential change.

“Exponential emerging technological changes run counter-intuitive to the way our linear brains make projections about change, and so we don’t realize how fast the future is coming.” Jason Silva

22Jan

Brain Scans Show Why People Get Aggressive After a Drink or Two

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Researchers have used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans that measure blood flow in the brain to better understand why people often become aggressive and violent after drinking alcohol. After only two drinks, the researchers noted changes in the working of the prefrontal cortex of the brain, the part normally involved in tempering a person's levels of aggression.

20Jan

New Study Reveals Why Some People are More Creative than Others

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Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be considered a trait that everyone – not just creative “geniuses” like Picasso and Steve Jobs – possesses in some capacity.