Are You Actually Tech-Savvy or Just Dependent? – ReadWrite

Knowing how to use smart devices doesn’t mean you’re savvy, and there’s a huge — but subtle — difference between being savvy and being dependent.

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12 Surprising Uses for Vicks VapoRub

Find out the most surprising uses of Vicks in this helpful article.

Whenever I had a cold, those were my mom’s go-to remedies. She would make me a glass of hot water, honey, and brandy and then rub Vicks on my chest. I always felt instantly better (and slightly tipsy).

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15 Glorious Hangover ‘Cures’ From Around the World – Gastro Obscura

Before you wake to a rough morning, check out some of our favorite submissions below. While we can’t guarantee that any of these “cures” will work, why not start the new year off right by trying something new? The only thing you have to lose is that pounding headache.

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Loneliness is a serious public-health problem – All the lonely people

[…] Doctors and policymakers in the rich world are increasingly worried about loneliness. Campaigns to reduce it have been launched in Britain, Denmark and Australia. In Japan the government has surveyed hikikomori, or “people who shut themselves in their homes”. Last year Vivek Murthy, a former surgeon-general of the United States, called loneliness an epidemic, likening its impact on health to obesity or smoking 15 cigarettes per day. In January Theresa May, the British prime minister, appointed a minister for loneliness.

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To solve problems caused by sitting, learn to squat — Quartzy

Sentences that start with the phrase “A guru once told me…” are, more often than not, eye-roll-inducing. But recently, while resting in malasana, or a deep squat, in an East London yoga class, I was struck by the second half of the instructor’s sentence: “A guru once told me that the problem with the West is they don’t squat.”

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How to brush your teeth properly | Life and style | The Guardian

I have a friend who brushes her teeth only once a day but for 15 minutes. And another who bans her children from eating dried fruit. It seems that no one knows quite what they’re meant to be doing. Should you floss, use a tongue scraper – and what exactly is the modified Bass technique? Confused? Here’s your step-by-step guide.

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Subversive Greeks stub out cigarette habit in record numbers | World news | The Guardian

As tobacco use plummets, figures reveal dramatic attitude shift from EU’s worst offender

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