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Facebook helped me beat cancer

Facebook helped me beat cancer

An aspiring model says the overwhelming support she received from her Facebook friends is the secret behind her cancer recovery. Caris Hedd-Bowen, who has 2,127 friends on the social networking website, was told she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma in January after doctors spotted a lump on her

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'I was so relieved to hear him cry'

‘I was so relieved to hear him cry’

A father has told how he saved his newborn baby’s life when he was born suddenly at home with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. Ashley Edwards, 35, was forced to deliver his son, Toby, when his wife, Kimberly, 30, realised the baby would not wait until they got to hospital. H

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Cuba to Florida without shark cage

Cuba to Florida without shark cage

On her fifth attempt spanning 35 years and involving many agonising interactions with jellyfish, the long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad finally achieved her lifetime ambition to enter the record books as the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. Nyad came on shore at Flo

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Cancer shouldn't happen to young. But it does... and I'm proof you can survive it

Cancer shouldn’t happen to young. But it does… and I’m proof you can survive it

With flowing chestnut hair and wide blue-violet eyes, she gazes unflinchingly from posters and magazines – alongside the simple, arresting statement: ‘I was terrified, all I heard was cancer,  but thanks to Teenage Cancer Trust I knew I was going to be OK.’ I’d glanc

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a glass of water can make your brain 14% faster

a glass of water can make your brain 14% faster

If you’re struggling to come up with the answers, then a glass of water could be the best solution. Drinking water can sharpen your mind, research shows. The effect is particularly marked if a person is thirsty. The University of East London researchers believe that once thirst is re

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Cave Art Reveals Ancient View of Cosmos

Cave Art Reveals Ancient View of Cosmos

Some of the oldest art in the United States maps humanity's place in the cosmos, as aligned with an ancient religion. A team of scientists has uncovered a series of engravings and drawings strategically placed in open air and within caves by prehistoric groups of Native American settlers that dep

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Want to Feel Happier? Listen to a Favorite Song!!!

Want to Feel Happier? Listen to a Favorite Song!!!

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in — no need to catch up, just jump in right now. Each Friday’s post will help you think about your

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Monkeys 'show signs of speech'

Monkeys ‘show signs of speech’

Friendly lip-smacks made by a large African monkey show striking similarities with human speech, say scientists. Geladas, close cousins of the baboon that only live in the remote mountains of Ethiopia, produce "unnerving" sounds that can easily be mistaken for human voices. Researchers who

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Man Wriggles Rat's Tail Using Only His Thoughts

Man Wriggles Rat’s Tail Using Only His Thoughts

By linking the brains of a human and a rat, scientists have now helped a man wiggle a rodent's tail using only the man's thoughts. These new findings are the first case of a brain-to-brain interface between species, and the first example of a noninvasive brain-to-brain interface, researchers

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Living in the moment will improve your memory, working life and relationships

Living in the moment will improve your memory, working life and relationships

Just two weeks of mindfulness training on how to 'live in the momemt' can significantly improve reading comprehension, memory capacity and the ability to focus. Many psychologists define mindfulness as a state of non-distraction characterised by full engagement with our current task or situat

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