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Blame open plan offices for making cold and flu season worse

Blame open plan offices for making cold and flu season worse | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
The most popular office design in the United States is a large open plan office. People who have seen such offices half empty or full of sniffling people during the winter flu season won't be surprised to hear they make people more likely to get sick.   Compared to people in mostly or partially private...
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Is it ever OK to skip the sunscreen? One doctor says yes

Is it ever OK to skip the sunscreen? One doctor says yes | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
In summer do you slather on the sunscreen, or soak up a little sun? One doctor says it's OK to step away from the sunscreen, a little.
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Auto Insurers Charge Widows, Other Single Women More: Study

Auto Insurers Charge Widows, Other Single Women More: Study | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
A new study finds that major auto insurance companies are penalizing widows, divorcees and other single women with higher rates.
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Amanda Carroll's curator insight, July 28, 9:34 AM

hey!  I think I should get a discount!  BEcause I'm not driving while arguing with someone on my way to church.... nmot that that ever happens...

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Can't control your shopping habit? You're probably an extrovert

Can't control your shopping habit? You're probably an extrovert | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Extroverts are far more likely to indulge in impulsive spending, have higher credit card debts and reduced savings, researchers say.
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Coffee may ward off breast cancer

Coffee may ward off breast cancer | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Coffee may protect women against breast cancer, say Swedish researchers. They analysed two decades of data from more than 40,000 women.
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Why premature babies could turn into neurotic grown-ups

Why premature babies could turn into neurotic grown-ups | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Experts at the universities of Warwick, Oxford and Brighton have warned that infants born more than five weeks early are more likely to become introverted, risk averse and neurotic in later life.
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4-year-olds don't care much for crummy prizes

4-year-olds don't care much for crummy prizes | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
New research suggests children as young as 6 are less likely to give up relatively crummy prizes if they were earned with hard work.
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Coffe shop customers will judge you if you order a complicated drink

Coffe shop customers will judge you if you order a complicated drink | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
The next time you start ratting off your large and complicated coffee order, be aware that half the people half the people in the cafe are making a judgement about you based on what you drink.
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Sarcasm might be the lowest form of wit but it makes people brighter

Sarcasm might be the lowest form of wit but it makes people brighter | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
People who make sarcastic comments are often accused of using the lowest form of wit but new research suggests sarcasm might make you more intelligent.
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Children who use iPads could suffer from chronic neck and back pain

Children who use iPads could suffer from chronic neck and back pain | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Stephanie Cassidy, a Melbourne-based occupational therapist, said children should spend a maximum of half an hour in a fixed position before moving again.
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Cool factor: Why teens report positive feedback to using e-cigarettes

Cool factor: Why teens report positive feedback to using e-cigarettes | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
About 40 percent of teen users of e-cigarettes have never used tobacco, a new report finds. And 91 percent report getting positive feedback about them.
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Could this be the end of the freezing cold summer office?

Could this be the end of the freezing cold summer office? | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Building Robotics, an Oakland-based startup, has created an app dubbed Comfy which connects to an office's existing heating and cooling systems.
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Decline of Back-to-School Spending Reflects New Consumer Habits

Decline of Back-to-School Spending Reflects New Consumer Habits | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Consumers are increasingly stocking up on school essentials throughout the year, reducing the back-to-school shopping's importance to retailers.
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New fathers become sexist after birth of first child

New fathers become sexist after birth of first child | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
The study of 1,800 new parents in Australia found many new fathers take on more stereotypical views regarding motherhood and women's roles in the house following the birth of their first child.
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KISSING overtakes smoking as leading risk for head and neck cancers

KISSING overtakes smoking as leading risk for head and neck cancers | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
HPV has long been a concern for gynaecologists as one of the leading causes of cervical cancers, but a Darwin doctor has spoken out on the dangers of an infection in the oropharynx.
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Struggling to remember something? Sleep on it

Struggling to remember something? Sleep on it | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Volunteers taking part in a study at the University of Exeter were asked to remember made-up words either before a night’s sleep or after 12 hours of wakefulness.
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About to have a baby? Why not invite your friends along to watch!

About to have a baby? Why not invite your friends along to watch! | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Expectant mothers are now taking up to eight people into the delivery suite for the birth of their new baby in a new 'crowdbirthing' phenomenon sweeping the UK.
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Study: Some new moms get too little advice from doctors

Study: Some new moms get too little advice from doctors | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
New mothers get a lot of advice, but when it comes to key issues of infant health and safety, some moms hear surprisingly little from doctors, a new study shows.
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Calorie consumption in US down since 2003 as people drink less soda

Calorie consumption in US down since 2003 as people drink less soda | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
After decades in which American eating habits have got steadily worse, with fat and sugar consumption fueling obesity, the US is finally pulling out of the calorie nosedive.
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Placebo effect IS real - even when patients know the treatment is fake

Placebo effect IS real - even when patients know the treatment is fake | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Colorado in Boulder found that people can still feel the benefit from a pain relief treatment even when they are aware it has no medical value.
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Holidaymakers willing to pay a fee to be the first off the plane

Holidaymakers willing to pay a fee to be the first off the plane | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
In an age when people whinge about fees for checked bags and legroom, a study found 60 per cent of travellers are willing to pay more for premium services to make their journey hassle free.
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How hard is it for you to make mom friends?

How hard is it for you to make mom friends? | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Making mom friends is like playing the dating game all over again. Are you a Romeo or a wallflower?
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FDA Takes on Sugar in Food Labels

FDA Takes on Sugar in Food Labels | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Food labels should contain more detail about how much sugar is in a product, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.It's proposed a rule that fo
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Those who spend two hours a day on social networking sites are 'more likely to have mental health problems

Those who spend two hours a day on social networking sites are 'more likely to have mental health problems | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Researchers from Ottawa Public Health say parents should consider frequent use of social networking sites a sign of psychological problems.
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