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Eyestrain in the digital age? A smart diet can protect your vision

Bad news – light can hurt you. If you’ve ever been sunburned, you know this for a fact – ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun can burn your skin if you don’t protect yourself with sunscreen. Research has shown that overexposure to the high-energy visible blue light can, indeed, damage our skin. But what about the other organ that comes into frequent contact with light? What about the eye? The eye is...

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3 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Natural Flavors

There is very little difference between natural and artificial flavors. “Natural Flavors” only mean 80% natural, and they are not better for you. Natural flavors can be added to food without being confirmed as safe — so there is no way to know how in the long run they will affect you. Natural flavors are added so that people become addicted to the processed food, buy more of it, and...

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Want to Fight Poverty? Give Women Financial Equality.

It seems hard to believe, but as recently as the 1970s, it was still legal for U.S. banks to refuse to issue a credit card to a woman because of her gender, and to require a husbands’ permission before married women could get credit or start a business. Keep that context in mind as you consider the following statistics about women’s financial and economic rights and access in the developing...

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