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Losing weight can be a struggle, but there are so many little things you can do to make things easier. Here's a super long list of tips for those of you trying to shift a bit of weight.

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Mincing your own meat is the best way to control what goes into your burgers, and it results in meat patties that are tastier and juicier. The folks at America's Test Kitchen show us how to produce our own meat patties with nothing more than a freezer and a food processor.

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Hair grows back thicker when you shave it! Reading in dim light turns you blind! Peeing on a jellyfish sting will soothe the pain! The way our bodies work is a bit of a mystery, and our desire to unlock its secrets has led to a vast amount of misinformation. Many of these false notions are more widely believed than the truth. We took our healthy scepticism and a bunch of research to find the truth behind some of the most common myths about our bodies and our health. Here's what we learned.

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Kombucha has been around for years but has recently gained a lot of traction as a soft drink replacement due to some clever marketing that pits it as a low-sugar tonic that can heal all sorts of maladies. It’s taking up more and more space in the drinks aisle at the supermarket as consumers clamour for options outside the traditional high-sugar drinks and anything that seems remotely healthy.

But is kombucha actually as good for you as some may claim?

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Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a flavour enhancer that you’ve likely run across if you’ve ever eaten before. It is found naturally in many foods but it is most famously known as an additive that provides food with a savoury taste. Though MSG has been around since the early twentieth century, in more recent times, its safety has been questioned and it has been built up as a potentially dangerous additive that can cause a whole range of health issues. How much truth is there to that?

Here's everything you need to know about MSG.

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If you're feeling a little dusty this morning, then you've gone and got yourself a hangover, haven't you? There's no real way around it, you have to go through it - but here are a few tips that may help stave off the real punishing effects of getting a little overzealous on the party's punchbowl.

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A team from the University of Melbourne has been able to take de-identified data of 2.9 million Australians and put it back together to identify who the data pertains to. This has potentially placed the personal data on more than one in ten Aussies in public, with sport stars and other public figures likely to be targeted.

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If you're anticipating a late night and don't want to resort to hard drugs or caffeine, this infographic contains bunch of clever ways to keep yourself more alert, ranging from sniffing peppermint oil to various acupressure techniques.

Shared from Gizmodo

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"I'm going to get some Chicken McNuggets® if anyone wants to come get some. Will probably get some sweet 'n sour sauce to go along with it idk."

This is a story about a Facebook event - possibly the greatest since my neighbour organised a casual Pokemon Go walk and thousands of people showed up. It's a Facebook event for nuggets, folks.

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Absenteeism is a massive impost on businesses. A recent survey has found that workers are, on average, away from work for about 9.5 days per year. With the average work week nudging towards 41 hours per week according to the ABS many of us are spending a lot of time at work in potentially unhealthy positions. Belinda Lyone, the general manager at family owned business COS, is involved in supplying offices with office equipment and is deeply concerned at how our work environments are making us less healthy. That's bad for business but, more importantly, bad for all of us.

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Sleep is a mysterious process, and that means it's the subject of many untruths and much ill-informed wishful thinking. If you're trying to improve your quality or quantity of sleep, don't fall for these myths and you'll be well on the way.

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When it comes to healthy snacking, most people concentrate on foods that are low in fat and sugar. However, effective satiation is also important - otherwise you'll end up snacking way more than you should.

Researchers from the University of Sydney set out to determine which foods are best at filling you up and keeping you full. The result is the Satiety Index Of Common Foods. It's essential reading for anyone on a diet.

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Local start up MyFiziq wants to change the way we measure the progress of our exercise and diet programs. By using your smartphone camera and measuring over 70,000 data points on the body, they claim to be so accurate the health, insurance and fitness markets are interested in buying or leasing the tech.

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Many of us can't wait to pack up and head home at the end of a long workday: we count down the hours and as soon as our shift is up, we're out the door. For others however, there's a stigma to leaving on time, or worse, we have a difficult time forcing ourselves to leave the office, even if we have no love for our work. Here are some ways to break the cycle of working late and get your evenings, and sanity, back.

Shared from Businessinsider

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Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?

Get moving.

A wealth of recent research, including two new studies published this spring, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period of time — known as aerobic exercise — has a significant, overwhelmingly beneficial impact on the brain.