People who use e-cigarettes smoke less and are more likely to quit smoking

“Combustible cigarettes are the most harmful form of nicotine delivery. Alternative delivery of nicotine, through e-cigarettes, could significantly reduce harm and the risks of cancer and other diseases to smokers,” said Matthew Carpenter, from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in the US. In the pilot study published, funded by the National Institutes of […]

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Business for the people by the people

The ideology of ‘privatisation’ of economies and societies has advanced so much around the world in the last 30 years that the very concept of ‘economic reforms’ has become restricted to reductions in the role of government and more freedom for business corporations. There is realisation now that business corporations set up to make profits […]

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People on Twitter are furious at this startup that aims to replace mom-and-pop stores with vending machines

A new startup launched by two former Google employees aims to replace the corner store – but city dwellers on Twitter don’t seem too happy about that. Called Bodega , after New Yorkers’ preferred term for the local convenience store, the idea behind the startup is to place interactive pantry boxes full of non-perishable goods in convenient spots, […]

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People Are Going Crazy For This Lemon Drop Moonshine

Moonshine’s making a comeback, only not in the way you think. Recipes have been popping up all over Pinterest, but these aren’t the totally DIY — and very illegal — version popularized in the Appalachian region of the U.S. This trend is more about infusing store-bought, high-proof alcohol with another flavor, so it’s a little […]

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NIH research improves health for people with asthma

May is Asthma Awareness Month, and the National Institutes of Health is finding solutions to improve the health of the nearly 25 million people in the United States who currently have asthma. In recent decades, the prevalence of asthma has been increasing, resulting in millions of urgent medical visits and missed days of work and […]

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More people keeping their own chickens for lifestyle sustainability

“Eggs from your own chickens are generally superior to most store-bought eggs.” She said not all breeds were created equal and broodiness was unwanted if people were counting on daily eggs from their chickens. “Some of the fancier breeds and heritage varieties with attractive plumage and striking features, are not the greatest egg layers.” Hyline brown and […]

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People More Likely To Choose a Smartwatch Over Glasses

Sure, it seems these days that Google Glass grabs the headlines. But it turns out more people say they would be likely to choose smartwatches over glasses, when it comes to wearable tech. Perhaps more surprisingly, most said they were unlikely to choose either. Of 417 consumers surveyed, 411 respondents answered questions about wearable technology […]

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