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If Your Back Hurts (And We Know it Does) You Can Probably Blame Evolution

If Your Back Hurts (And We Know it Does) You Can Probably Blame Evolution

Does your back hurt? (Of course it does). Well, blame evolution.  New research suggests that the quick evolution of the ability to walk on two legs may have had a substantial impact on human modern health. A common spinal disease...
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Statistics Canada Reveals the Most Satisfied Canadians by City (Hint: It’s Not People in Big Cities)

People who live in Saguenay, Trois-Rivières, Sudbury, and St. John’s lead some pretty satisfying lives – at least, they seem to think so. A new report by Statistics Canada reveals that life in some of the country’s most influential cities isn’t necessarily all it’s cracked up to be
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Scientists Discover Birth Control Pill Could Be Altering the Structure of Your Brain

The birth control pill could be altering your brain structure. Scientists at UCLA have found that women who take contraceptive pills experience thinner portions of the brain that are responsible for regulating emotions, which can lead to an increased risk of both anxiety and depression
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These are the 8 Nutrients Science Says Will Help Keep Your Brain Healthy

Especially after all those wild nights in our twenties, we’re going to need all the help we can get when it comes to our aging brains. In all seriousness though, as we age, we inevitably experience a range of cognitive issues. Well, according to science, these eight nutrients can help
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Science Says You’ll Be Happier Spending Money on Experiences Instead of Things

Go ahead; splurge on that weekend away at a summer music festival. Science now provides solid logic on why we should spend our precious paycheques on experiences rather than on things. In the end, it’s the experiences – not the material possessions – that make us happier
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New Study Reveals Canadians Care Less About Politics and Voting as they Get Older

A new study reveals some less-than-ideal insights when it comes to Canadians and how they feel about politics and exercising their right to vote. It turns out that young people are increasingly disengaged from politics – and remain so even as they get older
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It’s Not Your Fault: Science Says We’re Wired to Break Up

Here’s some good news for the (often) broken-hearted. Though it may take longer for some than others, new research now suggests humans are programmed to break-up, recover, and move on. It all comes down to evolutionary psychology
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New Research Links Longer Breastfeeding to Higher IQs and Earning Power

New research out of Brazil has found a link between the duration of breastfeeding and adult intelligence and earning power. The study followed the lives of 3,500 newborn babies, and found that longer their mothers breastfeed, the higher their intelligence in adulthood, longer schooling, and higher adult earnings
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LOL: Science Says Laughter is How You Land a New Relationship

The first step to a new relationship – and falling in love – is the breaking down of walls. Though it’s not always easy, new research has suggested that laughter can help your cause. Apparently, making someone laugh is the best way to get them to open up to you
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You Might Not Want to Know This: A Brisk Walk Will Diminish Your Chocolate Craving

Chocolate lovers know that a chocolate addiction is a real thing. But it’s also almost bikini season. New research has revealed that going for a walk will reduce your chocolate cravings. Not that that’s going to stop you from eating it anyway
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