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The website wiseGEEK recently put together a brilliant project that puts healthy eating into perspective. The team photographed what 200 calories of many different foods looks like. Needless to say, the broccoli portion is much more generous than Doritos.

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Via Business Insider

If you’re used to the hours of sedentary, stressful working conditions that come with your office job, you may want to know that this kind of working environment is killing you a lot faster than you think. Aside from the stress that comes from tight deadlines, plenty of things you do every day in the workplace are slowly chipping away at you.

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Navigated from Business Insider

A ceramic tablet infused with silver or copper nanoparticles can disinfect water for up to six months. Called MadiDrop, the tablets are being developed for use in communities in South Africa that have little to no access to water.

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Via Futurity

A new look at data missing from a 1966-73 study casts doubt on current dietary advice about vegetable fats and heart health. With rediscovered data and modern statistical methods, researchers find that the clinical trial’s omega-6 linoleic acid group had a higher risk of death from all causes, as well as from cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease, compared with the control group.

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Via Futurity

Many of us attempt to measure our happiness based on the duration of certain favorable experiences in our lives.  The longer a favorable experience lasts, the happier we think we’ll be.  But the truth is, life is simply a string of small, independent moments that are always changing.  Thus, a few minutes well spent here and there can make a big difference in what we get out of life in the long-term.

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Navigated from Marc and Angel Hack Life

Enterprise tech has gone from a yawn to an excited scream over the past year. Businesses that sell to other businesses, with their steady revenues and more-predictable growth, are now the darling of tech investors. That means they’re good places for employees, too.

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Full story at Business Insider

We’ve all grown up on Earth, but how much do we know about our home planet? Here are 10 awesome facts about the third rock from the sun.

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Via Business Insider

“Being the digital mom I am, I thought I had covered all bases. But what I hadn’t counted on was social media being an entirely different beast, and rendering my digitally savvy girls into digital Mr. Magoos.”

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Navigated from Mashable

“Today I want to share nine inspiring quotes that changed my life.  I’ve listed them below along with supplementary lessons I’ve learned about each one over the years.”

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Via Marc and Angel Hack Life

Things may not always be exactly what they seem and — perhaps more precisely — we already know that. We go on.

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Via NPR

Preeti Bhatia

Interesting Fact Of The Day

Lightning may contribute to the onset of headaches and migraines, a new study says.

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