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The reason why women are freezing at work

Once I settled into my first office job, I realized I was going to need two things to do my job well: a blanket and a space heater. The office was freezing. In fact, most offices are colder than what…

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Life, liberty — and access to microbes?

Poverty increases the risk for numerous diseases by limiting people’s access to healthy food, environments and stress-free conditions. Researchers argue that poverty also compromises health by creating unequal access to beneficial microorganisms.

These are the most beautiful cities in the world, according to travel pros

Forget Paris. And while we’re at it, you can forget New York City, London and Rome, too. It’s not that we have anything against these world-class cities, but they certainly tend to steal the limelight when it comes to ranking…

16 houseplants that are almost impossible to kill

You love plants, but you don’t like a lot of maintenance and you secretly worry that you’ll kill them. Does that sound about right? We have a solution. These plants are easy as can be while still providing the benefits…

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City apartments or jungle huts: What chemicals and microbes lurk inside?

Researchers found city homes to be rife with industrial chemicals, cleaning agents and fungi that love warm, dark surfaces, while jungle huts had fresher air, more sunlight and natural materials with which humans evolved.

Game changer: New chemical keeps plants plump

(University of California – Riverside) A UC Riverside-led team has created a chemical to help plants hold onto water, which could stem the tide of massive annual crop losses from drought and help farmers grow food despite a changing climate.