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How to naturally purify the air in your house

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In the late 1980s, America’s space agency (NASA) studied house plants as a way to clean the air in their space station. What they found was that several common plants are particularly good at filtering out many harmful chemicals.

And because many of us spend such a large part of our…

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Great Scott, Ridley, you’ve lost the plot

 

This article contains SPOILERS, so if you have yet to see Alien:Covenant and intend to see it, then stop reading now.

In space, no one can hear you scream, but they sure can in the cinema.

And screaming is exactly what I felt like doing after sitting through Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott’s…

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Trump the Trickster: How a mythological trickster will change the world and what you can do to prepare yourself

November 8, 2016.

The day most pollsters, mainstream media journalists and Hillary Clinton fans never expected to see.

The day that left millions of people shocked, confused and devastated.

The day a billionaire business man with zero political experience won the US election.

How did this happen?

How, despite a venomous press, mass celebrity opprobrium…

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The sit down/stand back up longevity test that will surprise you

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The yogis say there’s nothing wrong with death and that it’s part of life.

Which is fine, of course, until it’s your turn.

And maybe that’s why yogis invented yoga in the first place — to stave off death for as long as possible and make the rest of us look like…

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How to be an oxytocin love rat

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It’s 12.25pm and I’ve given two hugs today. Three if I count my dog.

I need to give five more.

This is because hugging floods me with oxytocin.

And if I hug you — or your dog — it will boost your oxytocin too.

Your health will improve. Your mood will improve.

I know this because Dr Paul…

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How yoga can save you from looking like Quasimodo

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Yoga is the best all-round movement that resists gravity and helps prevent or heal most age-associated degenerative conditions.
                       ~ Dr Joan Vernikos, former NASA life scientist
Years ago, I saw an old woman at the supermarket who stooped so badly she could hardly see where she was going.

It looked painful.

It…

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Yoda’s Top 5 casting tips for believable mid-life women in Star Wars 8

In a post that’s gone viral, Sue Bell ponders the youthfulness of Carrie Fisher’s face in The Force Awakens and wonders why aging is such a scary on-screen prospect. And we all know it’s an aging woman that scares us the most.

So Disney, be a good sport and let Carrie…

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Why John and Mary can’t read and write and spell

Twelve years ago I was shocked to find I had no idea how to teach anyone to read and write and spell.

For most people this would be no reason to panic. But it was for me because I was in my final year of teacher training.

Incredibly, I’d spent nearly four…

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