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You Can Now Buy Pokemon Egg Bath Bombs And They’re Amazing

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Attention, Pokemon lovers: Pokemon egg bath bombs are real and they’re incredible.

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Sleeping Between Study Sessions Improves Memory

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A FRENCH study of student sleep confirms the importance of getting enough sleep to perform better academically and remember more from revision sessions.

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The Ignorance Aimed At Caster Semenya Flies In The Face Of The Olympic Spirit

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The image that will stay with me long after the last competitor leaves Rio this week is a decidedly un-Olympic one.

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The Decisions Behind Remaining Child-Free

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Despite the recent findings that having kids might be harmful to your self-esteem, it's pretty safe to say that American culture is "pronatalist": As soon as you graduate college, start a career, and marry somebody, the next level of the video game called life is parenthood.

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Undersea Surprise: Big-Eyed Squid Looks More Toy Than Animal

This Aug. 10, 2016, image provided by OET/NautilusLive shows a stubby squid on the ocean floor near Channel Islands National Park west of Los Angeles, Calif. The team of scientists that discovered the cephalopod that is closely related to a cuttlefish is part of a four-month Ocean Exploration Trust expedition to map fault zones and understand ecosystems around them. (OET/NautilusLive via AP)A team of scientists and technicians scanning the rocky ocean floor off Southern California couldn't contain their excitement when they spotted a bright-purple, googly-eyed stubby squid.

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Diabetes: Regular Foot Check To Stave Off Lower-Limb Amputation

KUALA LUMPUR: Lower-limb amputations for diabetics may be prevented by doing regular foot checks, according to National Heart Institute's (NHI) Diabetes Clinic senior diabetes educator Siah Guan Jian.

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Time To Listen To The Ice Scientists About The Arctic Death Spiral

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Ice scientists are mostly cheerful and pragmatic. Like many other researchers coolly observing the rapid warming of the world, they share a gallows humour and are cautious about entering the political fray.

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Dreaming Again For Equality In India

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He was a firebrand and when he spoke, the warmth in his speech touched us. He was Professor Mariswamy Madaiah, who was born as an untouchable Hindu and died as a Buddhist.

An incident from an interview with Mariswamy has haunted me ever since reading it. Mariswamy was waiting for a bus to go to the next village on a street where upper caste Lingayats lived.

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Could Human Rights Protections Reverse Today's Cruelty?

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Week after week, year after year, the endless stream of cruelties and occasional barbarism across the Middle East seems only to widen and deepen.

Routine criminal deeds using barrel bombs, chemical weapons, starvation sieges, shooting of children, torture and rape, mass imprisonment, destruction of hospitals and schools, and death by drones and missiles are committed by all actors in the region, including governments, rebel groups, foreign militaries, ethnic militias, and criminal gangs.

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Money Laundering And The Art World

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One of the ways of turning dirty or black money into legitimate money is through money laundering. Money laundering is the process of converting dirty money so it appears legal.

The money is smartly cleaned in order to distinguish its criminal origin and appear to have derived from a legitimate source. Dirty money originates from a predicate crime and obtained illegally from corruption, fraud, embezzlement, financial crime and other profit- driven crimes.

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