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Influenza-like-illness is sweeping the country with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention reporting that most areas of the country experiencing high rates. This year may rival some of the worst years in recent history.


Via Forbes

Plastic water bottles aren’t silent killers, even if you leave them out in the heat. Brian Dunning, of myth-busting web series inFact, explains why.

Via Lifehacker for inFact

Olivia Fox Cabane, author of The Charisma Myth, talks about why charisma is so critical to business and how special Jedi mind tricks can help get you there.

Navigated from Fast Company

Credit is easily one of the most important aspects of our financial lives, yet it’s often one of the most misunderstood.

Via Credit Sesame

Yet another brain myth bites the dust, joining “we only use 10 percent of our brain,” and other pseudoscience nonsense that tries to cram people in nice neat boxes. The left hemisphere of your brain, thought to be the logic and math portion, actually plays a critical role in creative thinking.

Navigated from Kurzweil AI

These days, eating healthy has become a curiously difficult task. Despite the fact that the canons of healthy eating have not changed in centuries, the proliferation of health food products has continued unabated for years. It’s become a crisis of abundance.

However, just because a product occupies shelf space in a boutique food store doesn’t mean it’s any better for you than its generic counterpart.

Full story at Dumb Little Man

The idea that the oil must be changed in a car every 3,000 miles or three months is a myth that even Jiffy Lube admits is not true. Nonetheless, the majority of drivers still insist on changing the oil more often than necessary, prompting the state of California to launch an initiative to clue car owners in as to what’s best for automobiles, the environment, and consumers’ pocketbooks.


Preeti Bhatia

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

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