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It's hard to make time for reflection, but we should stop viewing it as 'optional'

Life today is often spent running from one thing to the next, feeling like you’re being chased by a burning fuse that’s about to explode if you don’t get to each thing on time. I’ve heard people disdain the phrase “I’m busy” as a modern affectation. That is, people are saying “I’m busy, so I’m important, I’m going places”. Where do we find time to reflect, before the world wakes up and starts with all its noise and chaos? Photo: Stocksy I don’t agree with that judgment. I think most people…

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Time, not material goods, 'raises happiness'

Using money to free-up time is linked to increased happiness, a study says. In an experiment, individuals reported greater happiness if they used £30 ($ 40) to save time – such as by paying for chores to be done – rather than spending the money on material goods. Psychologists say stress over lack of time causes lower well-being and contributes to anxiety and insomnia. Yet, they say even the very wealthy are often reluctant to pay people to do the jobs they dislike. “In a series of surveys we find…

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Spending money to save time may increase life satisfaction: Study

Money can’t buy love, but who says it can’t buy happiness? Spending money on time-saving services may result in greater life satisfaction, according to a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. An international team of researchers surveyed more than 6,000 men and women across the United States, Canada, Denmark and the Netherlands about their spending habits. Those in the study who spent money on services to buy time –- by paying other people to do the cleaning or cooking, for example –- reported…

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For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs

For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday. AIDS deaths are also now close to half of what they were in 2005, according to the U.N. AIDS agency, although those figures are based on estimates and not actual counts from countries. Experts applauded the progress, but questioned if the billions spent in the past…

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Liverpool transfer update: Reds set to make £70m bid to land RB Leipzig star Naby Keita at third time of asking

Naby Keita Thursday, July 20, 2017 Liverpool are set to make a third bid to sign Naby Keita – by upping the price to £70million. The Reds have twice failed in raids for the RB Leipzig star this summer, with their latest offer of £66m rebuffed earlier this week. But Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp is refusing to give up on the man he has identified as his number one transfer target this close season. Speaking to the media following his side’s 2-0 Asia Trophy win over Crystal Palace in Hong…

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Can psychedelics be used for therapy? Time to allow research to find out

In the last few years, calls for marijuana to be researched as a medical therapy have increased. It may be time for us to consider the same for psychedelic drugs. Two general classes of such drugs exist, and they include LSD, psilocybin, mescaline and ecstasy, or MDMA. Researchers say it may be time to consider psychedelic drugs to be researched as a medical therapy. Photo: Jon Han/New York Times All are illegal in the most countries because they carry a high risk of abuse. They can also cause harm. The best-known…

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Artificial sweeteners could cause weight gain over time, analysis says

Too much sugar, we know, is linked to obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. And people who are watching their weight may choose artificial sweeteners to fight back — products like aspartame, sucralose and steviocide (brand names: Equal, Splenda and Stevia, respectively). But a new analysis of studies in the Canadian Medical Association Journal looked at the long-term heart health, weight, stroke incidence and blood pressure levels of more than 406,000 people who said they use artificial sweeteners in place of sugar and found that the effects weren’t on the…

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