Wearing make-up can make other women jealous

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Wearing make-up will make other women see you as “dominant” but men will see you as “prestigious”.

Women who wear make-up are perceived differently by men and by other women. Continue reading

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Broccoli joins superfood ranks

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Broccoli has joined the ranks of the superfoods.

The array of health benefits associated with the vegetable now include cutting the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma and several types of cancer. Continue reading

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Americans spend €27bn on complementary healthcare

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Americans spend just under €27 billion a year on complementary healthcare.

The most popular therapies are Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Yoga, Meditation and Massage.

The most popular supplements include fish oils, glucosamine, probiotics, melatonin, Coenzyme Q10 and echinacea. Continue reading

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Tantalising fat makes ice cream irresistible

ice creamIt’s the fat that makes ice-cream, chocolate and cheese so irresistible.

Fat free ice cream won’t stay on the tongue long enough to give that lingering, rich, creamy flavor.

These tempting food are full of fatty acids and a sweet-tasting glycerol molecule known as TAGs.

TAGs are essential to the body but and excess can lead to problems like diabetes.

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Music soothes during eye surgery

Relaxing musicRelaxing music before eye surgery helps patients feel less anxious and reduces their need for sedation.

The patients cannot wear headphones during the operation because of the liquids used in the procedure.

The effects of the pre-surgery music, however, last for up to 60 minutes after the music has stopped.

A study on patients having cataract operations under local anaesthetic showed a 39 point difference in anxiety levels between those who listened to music beforehand and those who did not.

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