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Is this the death of the dining table? Now SIX out of ten meals are eaten in front of the television

Is this the death of the dining table? Now SIX out of ten meals are eaten in front of the television | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Research revealed millions of families now retire to the sofa to enjoy their meal. More than one third of us regularly eat meals in front of the box without making any conversation.
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Stu Gray's curator insight, March 14, 2013 1:32 PM

We battled this in our family! I don't think we have it completely solved :)

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Study: Atlanta still has nation’s largest apartments

Study: Atlanta still has nation’s largest apartments | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
For all this talk of micro apartments in Atlanta, and the prevalence of studios that can fetch well above $1,000, it seems that one age-old selling point of the ATL — sheer space — is still alive and well. And two-bedrooms cost 1/3 of San Fran's.
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Changeable weather 'makes us less violent': Heat linked to aggression

Changeable weather 'makes us less violent': Heat linked to aggression | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Hot weather has long been linked to more aggression in a population. But now researchers have found countries with more diverse weather like Britain are less violent.
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How running jogs the memory

How running jogs the memory | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Research by the National Institute on Ageing found running boosted the levels of a protein called cathepsin B. When this was lacking, participants struggled to remember things.
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Burger King Jumps Into Snack-Brand Hybrids With Mac ’n Cheetos

Burger King Jumps Into Snack-Brand Hybrids With Mac ’n Cheetos | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Burger King, the restaurant chain backed by 3G Capital and Warren Buffett, will begin selling deep-fried sticks of macaroni and cheese encrusted in Cheetos-flavored breading, part of a trend toward blending fast food with well-known snack brands.
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Every sports city in America ranked, from least to most depressing

Every sports city in America ranked, from least to most depressing | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
The Cleveland Cavaliers' 2016 NBA Championship victory didn't just succeed in winning the city its first major sports championship since 1964, it also propelled Cleveland up the ranks of the general happiness standings.
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The ten questions you should ALWAYS ask before accepting a job

The ten questions you should ALWAYS ask before accepting a job | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
From enquiring about recent promotions to questioning what they dislike about the company, posing these can help ensure you get the money, respect and happiness that you deserve.
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Women feel just as betrayed by 'emotional cheating'

Women feel just as betrayed by 'emotional cheating' | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Men by contrast are less concerned about ‘emotional infidelity’ but more concerned if their wife or girlfriend has sex with another man, according to the research by the University of Texas.
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How slouching on your comfy sofa could be ruining your health

How slouching on your comfy sofa could be ruining your health | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
The soft, deep, low modern sofa is bad for you. Specialists are seeing a range of problems that stem from slouching. To avoid the problem, change positions regularly and use cushions.
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USA Today: Big Chicken is Georgia’s most iconic landmark

USA Today: Big Chicken is Georgia’s most iconic landmark | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
The Peach State clearly got short shrift in a recent USA Today rundown of "iconic landmarks" that road-trippers should visit in all 50 states. Other picks included the Grand Canyon, Walt Disney World, and Graceland. Ours involves biscuits and steel.
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How baby name trends just may pick the next president

How baby name trends just may pick the next president | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
A new study shows that baby names may have a bigger role in the election than you expect.
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More Americans are eating a healthier diet

More Americans are eating a healthier diet | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Over a period of 13 years the estimated percentage of Americans eating a poor diet fell from 56 per cent to 46 per cent, scientists at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Boston found.
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Why the older woman is a better worker

Why the older woman is a better worker | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
PR company Wunderlich Kaplan Communications, which is based in New York is taking on eight staff in their 30s, 40s and 50s who want to re-enter the workforce after taking time out to have children.
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Here's why you may never see another Photoshopped ad again

Here's why you may never see another Photoshopped ad again | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
ModCloth supports the Truth in Advertising Act, which would regulate altered images in ads — and mean big changes for the industry.
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How money can make children as young as three more selfish

How money can make children as young as three more selfish | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
The behaviour of children as young as three can change dramatically if they handle and interact with money even for a short time, an American research study has found.
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Why Frozen's Elsa can harm young girls' self -esteem

Why Frozen's Elsa can harm young girls' self -esteem | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Fictional characters beloved by generations of cinema goers actually promote negative female stereotypes by indoctrinating little girls at an early age, the study claims.
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Yes, 8-year-olds can do their own laundry: Which chores at what ages?

Yes, 8-year-olds can do their own laundry: Which chores at what ages? | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Dr. Deborah Gilboa tells parents that chores are important to help build character, and they can start as early as 18 months of age.
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​Working for the man? Not in the future, workers say

​Working for the man? Not in the future, workers say | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Employees say eight-hour days will become obsolete -- as will employers that guide a career and benefits
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Temporary vision loss from smartphones 'misdiagnosed as stroke'

Temporary vision loss from smartphones 'misdiagnosed as stroke' | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Experts from Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, warned this fleeting loss of vision is too often mistaken for a stroke, leading to ‘unnecessary anxiety and costly investigations’.
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Children with supportive parents are richer and happier in later life 

Children with supportive parents are richer and happier in later life  | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Researchers from Kobe University surveyed 5,000 men and women about their relationship with their parents. Children with indulgent, easygoing, or harsh parents lacked positive mentality.
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Experts warn perfectionist parents can give their kids DEPRESSION

Experts warn perfectionist parents can give their kids DEPRESSION | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Singapore researchers from found that children with intrusive parents had a higher tendency to be overly critical of themselves and this tendency increased over the years.
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What's the healthiest (and unhealthiest) condiment?

What's the healthiest (and unhealthiest) condiment? | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Business Insider recently ranked 12 popular condiments from unhealthiest to healthiest. Where does your fave fit in?
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Chick-fil-A is America's Top-Rated Fast Food Chain, Again: Survey

Chick-fil-A is America's Top-Rated Fast Food Chain, Again: Survey | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Papa John's comes in a distant second at 82, even though it gained five percent.
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Why WHEN you eat is just 'as important as what'

Why WHEN you eat is just 'as important as what' | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Researchers from King's College London and Newcastle University found eating inconsistently may affect our internal body clock putting people at risk of diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure.
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What's the key to a good night's sleep? Your pre-bed routine!

What's the key to a good night's sleep? Your pre-bed routine! | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Experts at the University of Western Australia found switching off all electronics one hour before bed, using mindfulness and meditation and sleeping in a cool room are key to getting good shut eye.
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