Monthly Archives: September 2016

Smoking rates at ‘all-time lows’ as number of daily smokers almost halves over 20 years

“Regular smoking rates have continued to come down under the past three years, so we’ve found that … the daily smoking rate is down to an all-time low of [under] 13 per cent. That’s one of the lowest smoking rates in the world.” Continue reading

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So That’s Why People Hate Hillary Clinton 

“When the Bush administration was discovered to have erased millions of emails illegally sent by 22 administration officials through private, RNC-owned accounts, in order to thwart an investigation into the politically motivated firing of eight US attorneys, just one talk show covered it that Sunday. ” Continue reading

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Urgent need for more exorcists as increasing number of people dabble in Satanism and black magic, Catholic priests say

“The number of people who take part in occult and satanic practices, which lead to serious physical, psychological and spiritual damages, is constantly rising.” Continue reading

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No grammar schools, lots of play: the secrets of Europe’s top education system

“Differences in educational outcomes between individual schools in most areas are relatively trivial, meaning parents rarely send their children farther afield than the local comprehensive. Pupils are generally more content too: a quality-not-quantity approach means school hours are shorter and homework duties are light. After-school tutoring is rare. Finnish children are happier and less stressed than their British contemporaries.” Continue reading

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Australian newspaper cartoon depicts LGBT people as Nazis ahead of equal marriage vote

“Polls have consistently shown that a majority of Australians support marriage equality, and there are fears the non-binding public vote will give rise to homophobic vitriol in the media – vitriol which, as Bill Leaks’ cartoon suggests, is already starting to build…” Continue reading

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With 60 Years of Data and 3000 Studies, Australia Declares Fluoride ‘Completely Safe’

“A comprehensive study by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia have found fluoride in potable water to be safe for consumption, in optimum levels. The study saw that fluoridation had no link with low IQ, cancer, or any other perceived health risks.” Continue reading

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A comprehensive guide to cognitive biases — Quartz

“Four problems that biases help us address: Information overload, lack of meaning, the need to act fast, and how to know what needs to be remembered for later.” Continue reading

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We are living in the age of unreason and that’s a fact

“Pete Evans, whose talent at cooking led him to repeatedly dispense crackpot medical advice … Such is his misplaced self-confidence that he thinks it acceptable to tell people to do the opposite of what the evidence says they should.” Continue reading

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Dangerous chemicals accumulating in the body

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Why Bill Shorten and Labor can afford to ignore Rupert Murdoch

“Their slanted front pages, unbalanced coverage and combative editorials only highlighted their growing irrelevance to the electoral process.” Continue reading

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