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What makes Denmark the happiest nation on earth

What makes Denmark the happiest nation on earth

Nov 11, – Social security, high level of trust considered main pillars. They are the most indebted people in the world, live through long, dark winters and have a shorter life expectancy than several Mediterranean countries. Yet for the past four decades, the Danes have consistently rated themselves as the happiest people on earth. Among […]

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Olympic torch returns home from space station

Olympic torch returns home from space station

Nov 11, – A Russian space capsule carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts returned to Earth on Monday from the International Space Station in a flawless landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan. The Soyuz capsule landed at 8:49 local time (0249 GMT), about three and a half hours after undocking from the station […]

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India-Pakistan border fights disrupt village life

India-Pakistan border fights disrupt village life

Nov 10, – The 20-year-old Pakistani’s village, Dhamala, is just a few hundred meters (yards) from the barbed wire and watchtowers. He says he has approached three families in other towns with marriage proposals and all demurred. Clashes between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India are always unnerving, but for Tanveer Ahmed, the latest border flare-up is […]

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Signs of Early Kidney Damage Found in Some 9/11 Responders

Signs of Early Kidney Damage Found in Some 9/11 Responders

Nov 10, – Some first responders who toiled at the World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are now showing signs of early kidney damage, a preliminary study finds. Experts said it’s the first time evidence of kidney trouble has been found in 9/11 first responders, and more study is needed before […]

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Venezuelan crowned Miss Universe in Moscow ceremony

Venezuelan crowned Miss Universe in Moscow ceremony

Nov 10, – A 25-year-old Venezuelan television presenter, Gabriela Isler, on Saturday was crowned Miss Universe in Moscow in a glittering ceremony. Judges, including rock star Steven Tyler from Aerosmith, picked the winner from a total of 86 contestants at the show, watched by millions of viewers around the world. Last year’s winner Olivia Culpo […]

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Sugary Soda Habit May Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests

Sugary Soda Habit May Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests

Nov 09, – If you have a penchant for drinking sugary sodas, you might be raising your risk for kidney disease, new research suggests. Employees at a university in Japan who consumed more than two sodas a day were more likely to have protein in their urine when compared to those who had fewer or […]

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Hackers expose Asia’s weak cyber defences

Hackers expose Asia’s weak cyber defences

Nov 09, – A rash of website hackings in the Asia-Pacific has exposed weak cyber defences which must be improved to help the region deal with more sophisticated and sinister threats, particularly from criminal organisations, analysts said. Hackers claiming to be from the global activist group Anonymous compromised several government and commercial websites in Australia, […]

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Things vegetarians have to deal with

Things vegetarians have to deal with

Vegetarians often get to hear eyebrow-raising comments from people who eat non-vegetarian food. For instance, they are told that they are weak as they don’t get enough protein in their food. Here is a list of comments that vegetarians are tired of hearing, reports huffingtonpost.com: Wait, so you don’t eat meat? I don’t get how […]

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FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

Nov 08, – U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg said the proposed restrictions on the use of trans fats could prevent 20,000 heart attacks a year and 7,000 deaths. U.S. health officials announced Thursday a plan to phase out heart-harmful trans fats in processed foods and restaurant fare. “The agency has made […]

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