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Swedish Death Cleaning: What It Is, How to Do It, and Why It’s Important

You may have heard of a practice called “Swedish death cleaning” — a name that’s both intriguing yet fairly straightforward. Perhaps one of the more succinct and accurate summaries of the concept comes by way of comedic actor Amy Poehler’s narration in this amusing trailer for the TV series The Gentle Art of Swedish Death

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1940 Shipwreck Discovered in Lake Superior: Learn Its “Interesting — and Perhaps Mysterious — Story”

Lake Superior, the world’s largest freshwater lake by area, holds its fair share of secrets amid its icy depths. The massive body of water has been the site of hundreds of shipwrecks, most of which still remain undiscovered. Recently, researchers located one of them over 600 feet beneath the water’s surface — but some mystery

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Black Men in White Coats: The Organization Empowering Black Kids to Become Doctors 

In 2018, Black men accounted for only 2.6% of physicians in the United States, despite Black Americans comprising 12.8% of the population. What’s more shocking, however, is that the former figure showed no “statistically significant difference” from what it was in 1940, per a study out of UCLA — meaning no progress had been made

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Meet the Sisters Who Co-Founded a Dating App for People With Disabilities

After Jacqueline Child graduated from Colorado College in 2016, she moved about an hour and a half north to Denver, and like many young adults, started searching for love via dating apps. That’s a frequently fraught undertaking for anybody, but Jacqueline, who became disabled at age 14 due to chronic illness, found the experience particularly

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40% of Alzheimer’s Cases Are Preventable — How You Can Reduce Your Risk, According to an Expert 

Previous research has shown that nearly 40% of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia cases may be preventable or delayed. And in December, a team of U.K. researchers published a world-first study identifying risk factors that specifically apply to young-onset, or early-onset, dementia cases, meaning those diagnosed in people under age 65.  Some of the 15

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Houseplants for Your Health: 7 Indoor Plants That Can Improve Your Well-Being

The positive influence of nature on physical and mental well-being has been extensively documented — and you don’t need to start forest bathing on the regular to reap the benefits (though we’re all for that practice). A vast body of research points to the power that houseplants have to improve our health.  Back in 1989,

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Have You Heard of Cozy Cardio? Learn All About the Latest Fitness Trend — And Give It a Try

The latest fitness trend — cozy cardio — couldn’t be more Nice News-coded. The concept has blown up on social media thanks to a content creator named Hope Zuckerbrow. She began posting videos of her early morning workouts in 2022, and they quickly took off.  It’s easy to see why. Cozy cardio rejects the idea

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Turning 25-Ton Snow Blocks Into Art: The 2024 International Snow Sculpture Championships

Contestants from around the world convened in the tiny town of Breckenridge, Colorado, nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, to go for gold in the 33rd annual International Snow Sculpture Championships this January.  And when we say snow sculpture, we aren’t referring to Frosty the Snowman figures with coal buttons and carrot noses.

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