6 Reminders That Happiness is a Choice

6 Reminders That Happiness is a Choice

To me, life is pretty simple. There’s things you can control and others you can’t. Everything boils down to your actions and your mindset but there’s just far too many of you continuously caught up that just don’t see it that way.

This is my attempt to clear things up once and for all.

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Rubber ducks may be haven for nasty germs

Rubber ducks may be haven for nasty germs

Scientists have the dirt on the rubber ducky: Those cute yellow bath-time toys are — as some parents have long suspected — a haven for nasty bugs. Swiss and American researchers counted the microbes swimming inside the toys and say the murky liquid released when ducks were squeezed contained "potentially pathogenic bacteria" in four out of the five toys studied.

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Our Idea of Intelligence Is Broken. This Is How We Can Fix It.

Our Idea of Intelligence Is Broken. This Is How We Can Fix It.

Intelligence is one of those terms that causes quite the turmoil within society but also within ourselves. From a very young age, each person is raised to perceive intelligence as probably the most critical factor that will determine his or her well-being. The truth, however, is that the way intelligence is portrayed and eventually interpreted leads to a myriad of issues that every generation needs to face.

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Eating out increases levels of phthalates in the body, study finds

Eating out increases levels of phthalates in the body, study finds

Eating at restaurants and fast food chains may increase exposure to potentially harmful hormone-disrupting chemicals used to increase the flexibility and durability of plastic, a study has found. Researchers investigating levels of phthalates in the human body, which have been linked to asthma, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and fertility issues in the past few years, were found to be nearly 35% higher in participants who had eaten out the previous day compared with those who stayed at home.

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Woman receives life-saving kidney donation after placing ad in Toronto magazine

Woman receives life-saving kidney donation after placing ad in Toronto magazine

Jennen Johnson walked into Toronto General Hospital Tuesday ready to complete the final step of a journey to save her own life. Last November, the 42-year-old was told she needed a new kidney, or she would only have four years left to live. Instead of depending on the traditional hospital waiting list, she posted an ad in a Toronto magazine pleading for a donor to come forward.

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Popular Beer and Wine Brands Contaminated With Monsanto’s Weedkiller, Tests Reveal

Popular Beer and Wine Brands Contaminated With Monsanto's Weedkiller, Tests Reveal

The past few years have revealed some disturbing news for the alcohol industry. In 2015, CBS news broke the announcement of a lawsuit against 31 brands of wines for high levels of inorganic arsenic. In 2016, beer testing in Germany also revealed residues of glyphosate in every single sample tested, even independent beers.

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Brain activity study links social anxiety to a preoccupation with making errors

Brain activity study links social anxiety to a preoccupation with making errors

A new study that monitored children’s brain activity suggests that social anxiety is related to a preoccupation with making mistakes. The research, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, provides insight into the neurological mechanisms underlying social anxiety symptoms.

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