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Take a nap — wake up smarter

It might be time to consider taking your pillow to work as researchers have found that a short sleep in the middle of the day can improve your capacity for learning and retaining new facts. Although, good luck explaining that to your boss when they catch you snoozing at your desk. Researchers in California have […]
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Breast is best — for teens, too

The benefits of breastfeeding just keep adding up. Now, according to a study published in the spring 2009 issue of Journal of Human Capital, it seems the effects also last for considerably longer than was once thought. Researchers examined the academic records of siblings, some of whom were breastfed as babies, and others who were […]
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Trans fats — the bad fats

In some countries they’re banned. In Australia, our federal government is advocating the reduction of them in our food supply. So what are trans fats? And why do we need to avoid them? Trans fats are formed when an unsaturated fat (a good type of fat) undergoes a process called hydrogenation. This changes it from […]
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