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Why Stress is Essentially Useful

Why Stress is Essentially Useful

In these hectic times, we mainly associate stress with negative things, such as burn-outs and heart problems. We seem to forget that stress is essentially useful. Stress doctor Luc Swinnen explains why this is the case.

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Taking a Cold Shower Every Day Causes You to be Sick Less Often

Taking a Cold Shower Every Day Causes You to be Sick Less Often

​​​​​​​Not long ago, we very much liked taking a cold shower, but with the weather changing these days, we prefer taking a hot shower. However, it might not be such a bad idea to completely turn the heat down: after all, a cold shower keeps you healthy.

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101 Tips to Prevent Stress

101 Tips to Prevent Stress

The manual to having a stress-free life, written by an American psychology teacher, went viral on Twitter after a student posted photos of his 101 tips.

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This is Why a Paper Cut Hurts So Much

This is Why a Paper Cut Hurts So Much

A piece of paper is a harmless object, until its edge cuts into the tip of your finger. Journalist Jason Goldman of the British broadcasting company BBC tried to find out why these cuts are so painful.

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Why Toddlers Should Not Watch Too Much Television

Why Toddlers Should Not Watch Too Much Television

Placing your toddler in front of the TV-screen to finally get some things done can be very practical. But you had better not do it too often. Those who watch too much television, can start showing asocial behaviour when they reach the age of 13.

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What Really Happens when You Pee in the Swimming Pool

What Really Happens when You Pee in the Swimming Pool

​​​​​​​No, pool water does not turn purple when you pee in it, but that does not mean that you can just go ahead and do it. This video explains which chemical processes occur when urine ends up in the pool water.

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Breakthrough in Cancer Research: Oxygen

Breakthrough in Cancer Research: Oxygen

Scientists have discovered that an oxygen deficiency in tumour cells contributes to the growth of cancer and that an improvement of the oxygen supply to tumours inhibits the growth of cancer cells.

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