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How being beautiful affects our careers, success and salary

How being beautiful affects our careers, success and salary | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Economist Daniel Hamermesh calculates that more attractive people earn an average of $230,000 more in one lifetime.
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Facebook's New 'Riff' App Lets You Make Videos With Friends

Facebook on Wednesday unveiled an app called Riff that lets users create video with friends. It's kind of like Vine or Instagram, except short videos can kee...
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Baby's risk of congenital heart disease can be cut by half if their mother exercises during pregnancy

Baby's risk of congenital heart disease can be cut by half if their mother exercises during pregnancy | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Experiments show the condition, which affects nine in 1,000 babies, is not due to ageing eggs, but the age of the mother - and that the risk can be alleviated with regular exercise.
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61% of Americans are embarrassed by their own homes

61% of Americans are embarrassed by their own homes | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Millions of Americans avoid inviting people round because they are embarrassed about the state of their homes. New research shows that 61 per cent are ashamed of their houses.
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Hot or not? The question nine-year-olds are asking each other online

Hot or not? The question nine-year-olds are asking each other online | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Scroll through YouTube and you’ll find these shocking videos posted by worryingly young girls. This is a new, more public humiliation which, says Tanith Carey, could have devastating effects.
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A Three-Letter Word for More JOYFUL Parenting

A Three-Letter Word for More JOYFUL Parenting | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
We all love our kids, right? Truth be told, there is probably nothing in the world we wouldn’t do for them. Sometimes however, there are so many things we HAVE...
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Teenage girls more likely to succeed if they have pushy mothers

Teenage girls more likely to succeed if they have pushy mothers | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Teens who are told to live up to high expectations by their mothers are less likely become pregnant and to suffer the setbacks that go with having a baby early in life, an academic study has revealed.
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Why a weekly trip to the cinema could ward off dementia

Why a weekly trip to the cinema could ward off dementia | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
In a bid to prove their thesis, academics from Southampton University are launching a study involving 40 elderly patients - half of whom will go to the cinema once or twice a week.
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What your favourite sport says about you

What your favourite sport says about you | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
According to a study by psychology specialists Mindlab, a person's choice of sport reveals a lot about them, ranging from personality type to voting intentions and even their choice of reading material.
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Starbucks Is Offering Kale Smoothies, Healthy New Line of Drinks: Nutritional Details

Starbucks Is Offering Kale Smoothies, Healthy New Line of Drinks: Nutritional Details | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Starbucks announced that it will carry a healthy new line of beverages including a kale smoothie -- find out the nutritional details here
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Half of U.S. Households Struggle to Save Even a Few Cents

Half of U.S. Households Struggle to Save Even a Few Cents | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Brother, can you spare a nickel? For roughly half of American households they answer is "barely," according to the results of a new survey by Bankr...
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Two helpings a day knocks 11 YEARS off your brain age 

Two helpings a day knocks 11 YEARS off your brain age  | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
It is thought that vitamin K, folate or vitamin B9, and the natural colourings lutein and beta-carotene were behind the effects, say researchers from Rusg University, Chicago.
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Mom posts public apology for her kids' 'rude' movie theater behavior

Mom posts public apology for her kids' 'rude' movie theater behavior | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
When Kyesha Smith Wood learned her daughter and stepdaughter reportedly were disruptive at a recent movie screening, she issued a public...
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McDonald's to test all-day breakfast soon: Report

McDonald's to test all-day breakfast soon: Report | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Fast food giant McDonald's is making an early step toward extending breakfast hours to all-day long.
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Smartphones Are Lifelines for More Poor Americans, Study Says

Smartphones Are Lifelines for More Poor Americans, Study Says | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Smartphone dependency is up sharply nationwide, particularly among lower-income households and those with fewer years of education, according to a new report...
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Exercise is making us FAT according to new study

Exercise is making us FAT according to new study | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
A survey from Weightloss and Health Institute found half of participants admitted they can't seem to reach their weight loss goals, with 53% of respondents admitting to overeating after exercise.
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Why being a night owl is bad for your health

Why being a night owl is bad for your health | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
The nocturnal lifestyle of night owls disrupts their body clock and eating habits so much that their health deteriorates, suggest researchers from the Korea University College of Medicine.
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Facebook's 'Scrapbook' feature puts baby photos in one place

Facebook's 'Scrapbook' feature puts baby photos in one place | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
If you're one of the new mothers or fathers that likes to post pictures of the kid on Facebook, you might have already run across the...
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Amazon's Dash button--Not an April Fools' joke

Amazon's Dash button--Not an April Fools' joke | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
"Amazon Dash is Jeff Bezos' latest 'I want it now' convenience stratagem," said Richard Doherty, director of consulting firm The Envisioneering Group, who
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Forget violence, it’s TIME spent playing video games that’s damaging

Forget violence, it’s TIME spent playing video games that’s damaging | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Oxford found that children who play video games for more than three hours a day are more likely to be hyperactive, fight and not be interested in school.
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Google makes you feel smarter than you are

Google makes you feel smarter than you are | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Yale researchers say the increasing reliance on Google and other search engines to answers questions is affecting our own perception of what we know.
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Workers reveal their dream office

Workers reveal their dream office | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
A survey of 2,000 office employees found that it's not just location that matters, but also décor, amenities and food menus - as well as a library, board games, great restaurants and a nappy area.
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Teens more apt to binge if parents let them 'sip' as kids: study

Teens more apt to binge if parents let them 'sip' as kids: study | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Those early tastes of dad's brewski or mom's merlot may leave a troubling legacy as young sippers are more prone than their peers to...
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New study reveals that eating chocolate doesn't affect your BMI

New study reveals that eating chocolate doesn't affect your BMI | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
A new study reveals that eating chocolate doesn't affect your Body Mass Index and can even help you lose weight and feel good.
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Kids’ fast food consumption on the decline: study

Kids’ fast food consumption on the decline: study | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Between 2003 and 2010, the number of U.S. kids eating fast food on any given day went down.
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Parents’ absorption in mobile devices can take a toll on kids - The Boston Globe

Parents’ absorption in mobile devices can take a toll on kids - The Boston Globe | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Every other weeknight, it’s Marc Kaufman’s turn to read to his two young sons. The Roslindale dad sets himself on the couch with Max, 6, and Theo, 3. Every now and then, a red light flashes on his BlackBerry, indicating a new email. A moment of palpable tension follows: Does he check the message now and risk feeling compelled to respond, or wait until he’s put the kids to bed?
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