Apps Can Cut Blue Light From Devices, But Do They Help You Sleep?

Apps Can Cut Blue Light From Devices, But Do They Help You Sleep?

If you're losing sleep over the blue light coming from your phone, there's an app for that. In fact, there are now lots of apps that promise to improve sleep by filtering out the blue light produced by phones, tablets, computers and even televisions. But how well do these apps work?

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The Delicate Art of Clickbait

The Delicate Art of Clickbait

We writers all want readers. We need them; they are the fuel to our fires, the bitters to our bubbles. We all pine for attention, we want the world to look our way, amazed and amused. As tiny fish swimming in the big wide web, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of content. We lack marketing departments, free gifts, and effective life hacks.
We, small voices, need tricks to lure the eyeballs; bait for the big fish.

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Black Vegans Step Out, for Their Health and Other Causes

Black Vegans Step Out, for Their Health and Other Causes

Aph Ko got tired of hearing that eating vegan was something only white people did. So in 2015, she created a list of 100 black vegans for a website. It included pioneering figures like Dick Gregory and Coretta Scott King and younger, less famous writers, filmmakers, cooks and activists. “When you say ‘vegan,’ a lot of people tend to only think of PETA, which doesn’t reflect the massive landscape of vegan activism,” said Ms. Ko, 28, a Floridian whose favorite dish at the moment is the spinach pie in “The Vegan Stoner Cookbook.” “The black vegan movement is one of the most diverse, decolonial, complex and creative movements.”

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12 year study shows dog owners are 30 percent less at risk of death from Cardiovascular disease and other causes

12 year study shows dog owners are 30 percent less at risk of death from Cardiovascular disease and other causes

Cardiovascular disease accounts for over 31 percent of deaths worldwide. Every 40 seconds somebody suffers from a Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) in the United States alone, with over 4 million deaths occurring across Europe every year due to various other Cardiovascular diseases. Many of these issues can be attributed to damaging lifestyle choices such as smoking, drug abuse, poor diet, lack of exercise or excessive alcohol intake. Other people simply develop unfortunate infections that lead to endocarditis and other potentially fatal illnesses.

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Migraines linked to high sodium levels in cerebrospinal fluid

Migraines linked to high sodium levels in cerebrospinal fluid

Migraine sufferers have significantly higher sodium concentrations in their cerebrospinal fluid than people without the condition, according to the first study to use a technique called sodium MRI to look at migraine patients. The findings were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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”Modern Air Is a Little Too Clean”: The Rise of Air Pollution Denial

''Modern Air Is a Little Too Clean'': The Rise of Air Pollution Denial

Despite report after report linking air pollution to deterioration of the lungs, heart and brain, Professor Robert Phalen believes the air is "too clean" for children. After all, everybody needs a bit of immune-system-boosting dirt in their lungs. "Modern air is a little too clean for optimum health," he told the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), one of the world's largest scientific societies, in 2012.

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Big tobacco forced to run a year of ads admitting smoking kills

Big tobacco forced to run a year of ads admitting smoking kills

Big tobacco is forced to run advertisements saying that smoking kills, and cigarettes are intentionally designed to get people addicted. The companies will also pay for television ads running between 30 and 45 seconds with the same message to air on major television networks at prime time, five nights a week for a year.

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