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Put on your tin-foil hat, cover your webcam with a piece of tape, and wait for the imminent arrival of the lizard people because it's time for some conspiracy theories. Over half of American adults believe in at least one wacky theory, but why are these absurd and complex ideas are so appealing?

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In August 2015, I boldly proclaimed that I would become a "deadlifting badarse". In my own world, that meant being able to deadlift 136kg. I struggled with 93kg at the time, so 136kg felt like a dream goal, the kind a four-year-old might blurt out. Then, last week I finally deadlifted 125kg for the first time!

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If you think running is a waste of time, you might want to reconsider. A new study suggests that one hour of running could elongate your life by nearly seven hours, earning you more time than you spend on the activity.

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Med School Insiders has a video on getting enough sleep while dealing with the very demanding schedule of someone early in their medical career. It's a field notorious for early starts and long hours, so what's successful for them is probably worth listening to for anyone needing a little more spring in their step.

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Some days, you're full of energy, on others... not so much. Even so, if you find yourself straddling the lower end of this scale more often then not, it might be time to contemplate a few lifestyle changes. And they don't have to be that radical, as this video from AsapSCIENCE explains.

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I've just sat down with my third cup of tea for the day. Technically it might be considered my fourth, as my work mug is the largest one I could find. Often it feels like a good cuppa is the only thing that gets me through a tough day — and even on a good day I still enjoy the ritual. But does tea's feel-good appeal come down to more than just personal preference?

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If you have a teenage son or daughter, you're more than a decade into the same routine: Take them to the doctor, do all the paperwork, answer the doctor's questions, and ask your own. But as your kid grows up, they need to learn to take over those jobs. It's time to get out of your rut.

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Pull-ups and chin-ups are both great strength-building bodyweight exercises, but they're not the same exercise. People tend to use them interchangeably, but the differences are distinct enough that you should avoid lumping them together.

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Dear Lifehacker, I bought some pork rolls and fried pork cakes from an Asian grocery shop in April. I did not check the expired date until my family finished the first fried pork cake. I then saw on the label "use by 24FEB2017". I called the shop today and the staff there did not say sorry to me but spoke to me as if that is not their responsibility. They just told me to bring the foods to the shop and talk directly to them. So, I am writing to ask you what I should do in this case? Should I let any officer know about this matter?