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Why Do People Eat Mussels? — ‘The Why’

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Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why do people eat mussels?” Good question. (OK, it’s a little “Food Channel” but again it beats answering those inquiries about assorted, odd intimate acts.  Seriously? We thought the “Fish-Hook” was just ...

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Beauty Really Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

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Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. According to a new study published in the journal Current Biology, research concerning twins reveals that differences of opinion on attractiveness are linked to individual personal experiences unique to each person. ...

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Why Do We Sleep? — ‘The Why’

why do we sleep

Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why do we sleep?”  Good question. (OK, it’s a little “Weekly Reader Science Page” but it beats answering questions about the assorted, odd intimate acts. Seriously? We thought a “Wake Up Call” ...

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It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week

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Since 1990 the first full week of October has been Mental Illness Awareness Week. A mental illness is defined as a condition that affects an individual’s feeling, mood or thinking. It can impact upon the person’s ability to function on ...

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Why Is Being Called ‘Weird’ A Compliment? — ‘The Why’

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Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why is being called ‘weird’ a compliment?” Good question. (OK, it’s a little “after school special” but again it beats answering those questions about assorted, odd intimate acts. Seriously? We thought “Couch ...

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Washing Dishes Reduces Stress

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Yes, you read the headline correctly. According to a new study just published in the journal Mindfulness, washing dishes can significantly reduce stress. Adam Hanley, one of the study authors and a doctoral candidate in Florida State University’s College of ...

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Why Do Some Coins Have Notched Edges? — ‘The Why’

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Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why do some coins have notched edges?” Good question. (OK, it’s a little “Franklin Mint” but it beats answering those inquiries about your odder, intimate acts. Seriously? We thought “Paying The Rent” ...

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Taller People Have Higher Risk Of Cancer

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According to a new study just unveiled at the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology conference in Barcelona, Spain, taller people have a higher risk of developing cancer than their shorter peers. The study, conducted by a research team from Karolinska ...

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Why Is McDonald’s Using Australia As A Testing Ground? — ‘The Why’

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Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why is McDonald’s using Australia as a testing ground?” Good question. (OK, it’s a little “Forbes magazine” but again it beats answering questions about the names of assorted, odd intimate acts. Seriously? ...

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NFL Tackles Breast Cancer

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The NFL (National Football League) has teamed up with the American Cancer Society to promote October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to a source at CBS the partnered pair has already raised more than $8 million for the ...

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