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What we watch influences our emotions to such a point that advertisers are hoping to tap into that information to make more effective TV ads as well as better market their products to us. To understand how, let’s first take a closer look at the brain.

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Models are known for sporting high heel shoes down the runway, but there may be some evolutionary reasons from wearing these top fashion items.

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Nail polish (or nail lacquer or enamel) has come a long way since its origins, around 3000 BC. Although quite different from today’s product, adding colour to one’s nails was practiced in China as well as in Egypt.

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Experts in marketing know that one of the biggest factors influencing what you buy is the packaging. As a result $1 out of every $10 you spend on products can be directly attributed to the cost of packaging.

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The debate arising from the 2003 paleoanthropologists' discovery of a human ancestor who stood at 1m asks wheather this is a new species or still a Homo sapiens.

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That Gonzalez’s music has a scientific theme is no accident. When his first album Veneer came out in 2003 (North America in 2005), Gonzalez was working on a Master’s degree in microbiology - or biochemistry, depending on the source.

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With leap years every 4 years, our days drift from the time counted out by the Sun, but only measured over centuries. So leap years are lessened to non-centuries divisible by 4 and centuries divisible by 400.

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Testing may not be just a way to evaluate students, but actually help them learn. It has been found that testing increases understanding and memory retention.

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The latest rage in hair dyers are ionic hairdryers which claim to be better for your hair. But are they?

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"[by] my junior year of high school, that's when I really started bingeing and purging. Food was my crutch; it was how I dealt with emotions and uncomfortable situations."  -  Katharine McPhee,

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