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Brain patterns try to sync during conversations, researchers say

Brain patterns try to sync during conversations, researchers say | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Cornell researchers sat the discovery sheds new light on how the brain processes conversations.
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Stop exchanging holiday gifts? Why most of us would gladly bow out

Stop exchanging holiday gifts? Why most of us would gladly bow out | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Holiday hassles, fears of sending too much: "I give you a gift card, you give me a gift card -- what's the point?"
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Most workers say that they'd rather skip the holiday party. Here's how to survive it.

Most workers say that they'd rather skip the holiday party. Here's how to survive it. | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
90 percent of people surveyed say they'd rather skip the office party. Here's how to make it work to your advantage.
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One in four men lose their wedding rings

One in four men lose their wedding rings | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Men are far more likely to lose their wedding ring than women, a survey has found. Almost a quarter of men admitted they had lost their wedding ring.
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Women could reduce their risk of breast cancer if they lose weight

Women could reduce their risk of breast cancer if they lose weight | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Researchers from the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California, build on previous studies linking estrogen stored in fat tissue to an increased breast cancer risk.
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Being Unemployed Can Be Better For Health Than Having Any Job At All, Study Finds

Being Unemployed Can Be Better For Health Than Having Any Job At All, Study Finds | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
A new study finds that unemployed adults who transition into jobs with poor work environments face greater health risks than those who remain without a job.
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Infants Recognize When Words Are Related By Visual Cues, Study Finds

Infants Recognize When Words Are Related By Visual Cues, Study Finds | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
A new study finds that infants pick up on words and can identify when they're related, especially if what's spoken about is within their immediate view.
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Why morning sickness IS the sign of a healthy baby

Why morning sickness IS the sign of a healthy baby | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Endokinin, which acts on the brain to cause morning sickness, also ensures good blood flow through the placenta so that oxygen and nutrients can reach the unborn baby (file image).
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Survey reveals our honest reactions to Christmas gifts

Survey reveals our honest reactions to Christmas gifts | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
According to the research, 'It's just what I always wanted' is the biggest indicator that someone is unhappy about a present - and actually means, 'If I'd wanted that, I would have bought it myself'.
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This is the best way to save and organize holiday photo cards

This is the best way to save and organize holiday photo cards | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
What does one do with all the holiday cards received each year?
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Drumroll, please: Oreo mystery flavor is Fruity Pebbles

Drumroll, please: Oreo mystery flavor is Fruity Pebbles | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
The cookie company released the mystery flavor in early October. As it turns out, it was Fruity Pebbles.
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Holiday bots are stealing Christmas, driving up prices

Holiday bots are stealing Christmas, driving up prices | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Online bots go online and buy out popular holiday toys, leaving parents to comb through third-party sites and buy them at a markup.
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How often you should clean your home, according to science

How often you should clean your home, according to science | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
A cleaning guide for when (and how) to wash everything from your bathroom towels to your kitchen sponges to your doorknobs.
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Ban window blinds with cords to prevent kids' deaths, injuries: Study

Ban window blinds with cords to prevent kids' deaths, injuries: Study | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Research should be "wakeup call," advocates say, though industry plans ban on most such blinds
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Dogs are better able to read their owner's mood

Dogs are better able to read their owner's mood | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
The findings will form part of the upcoming Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, being given Sophie Scott, professor of cognitive neuroscience at University College London (stock).
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Holiday weight worries? Why it's OK to indulge a little at Christmas

Holiday weight worries? Why it's OK to indulge a little at Christmas | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Warnings about holiday weight gain are as plentiful as Christmas cookies. So it may surprise you some experts say it's OK to indulge a bit.
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Sleep Well, Live Longer: Study Links Insomnia To Heart Attack, Stroke

Sleep Well, Live Longer: Study Links Insomnia To Heart Attack, Stroke | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Poor sleep can be maddening, but it may also carry serious health risks. A new study finds that insomnia increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
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Study: Roller-Coaster Sleeping Habits Weaken Focus, Creativity

Study: Roller-Coaster Sleeping Habits Weaken Focus, Creativity | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
A new study finds that staying up late on some nights and then binge sleeping on others can take a toll on one's focus and creativity levels.
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The scientific reason you shouldn't give your kids so many toys at Christmas

The scientific reason you shouldn't give your kids so many toys at Christmas | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
"Fewer toys at once may help toddlers to focus better and play more creatively," the study says.
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Kids are more likely to persevere when dressed as a SUPERHERO

Kids are more likely to persevere when dressed as a SUPERHERO | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Six researchers gave children an important, but boring 10-minute computer task to perform, and also told them they could opt to play iPad games instead.
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Americans spend $1,652 a year on retail therapy

Americans spend $1,652 a year on retail therapy | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Americans spend a whopping $1, 652 on purchases a year, for the sole reason of cheering themselves up. More than two thirds of people say that shopping has some therapeutic qualities.
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Move over Christmas trees: Pineapples are the hottest new holiday decoration

Move over Christmas trees: Pineapples are the hottest new holiday decoration | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
No tree? No problem! This holiday season it's all about the pineapple tree (seriously).
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Are You Addicted? Survey Finds 40% Of Smartphone Use Is Compulsive

Are You Addicted? Survey Finds 40% Of Smartphone Use Is Compulsive | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
A new survey from the United Kingdom finds that about 40 percent of the time smartphone owners check their devices -- it's for no apparent reason.
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Just Fearing You'll Get Dumped Boosts Odds Of Breakup, Study Finds

Just Fearing You'll Get Dumped Boosts Odds Of Breakup, Study Finds | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Keep calm and love on. A new study finds that simply worrying that you might get dumped actually increases the odds of an imminent breakup.
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Why we stress-spend during the holidays — and how to stop

Why we stress-spend during the holidays — and how to stop | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
How to have a meaningful holiday and get out of the vicious cycle of stress and debt.
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