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International Business Times
Megalodon shark tooth discovered in Croatia [Photos] A megalodon shark tooth has been discovered in Croatia along the banks of the K
Megalodon shark tooth discovered in Croatia [Photos]
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
A megalodon shark tooth has been discovered in Croatia along the banks of the Kupa river. Pictures of the prehistoric monster shark's tooth show it is about the size of a man's palm. Stjepan Sucec had been searching for shells when he came across the... Read more
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Swissinfo
Figuring out why we get sickIt is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on
Figuring out why we get sick
Swissinfo / Posted 3 days ago
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News-Medical-Net
Flu remedies can help treat E. coli bacteriaIf the intestinal bacteria level becomes unbalanced, it can cause diseases. Phy
Flu remedies can help treat E. coli bacteria
News-Medical-Net / Posted 3 days ago
If the intestinal bacteria level becomes unbalanced, it can cause diseases. Physiologists from the University of Zurich reveal how a specific carbohydrate in the intestinal mucosa heavily multiplies certain E. coli bacteria and thus causes... Read more
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New Kerala
Flu medicines may also treat gut diseases Certain flu remedies have the potential to treat intestinal inflammatory dise
Flu medicines may also treat gut diseases
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
Certain flu remedies have the potential to treat intestinal inflammatory diseases caused by the bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli), new research has found. "Derivatives of known flu agents such as Tamiflu... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Should You Earn Your College Degree Overseas?A growing number of Americans are seeking to study abroad during their college
Should You Earn Your College Degree Overseas?
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 4 days ago
A growing number of Americans are seeking to study abroad during their college years, according to data from the Institute of International Education. For the 2012/2013 school year (the most recent year for which numbers are available), 289,000... Read more
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Doctors Health Press
Indecisiveness Caused By Disruption in Brain Communication, Study Shows When it comes to making preference-based decisions, such as what to order on
Indecisiveness Caused By Disruption in Brain Communication, Study Shows
Doctors Health Press / Posted 5 days ago
When it comes to making preference-based decisions, such as what to order on a menu or which color of shirt to purchase, some people come across as being much more indecisive... Read more
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Medical News Today
Value decisions rely on communication between two brain regions, study showsWhen communication between two regions of the brain is disrupted, we become mor
Value decisions rely on communication between two brain regions, study shows
Medical News Today / Posted 5 days ago
When communication between two regions of the brain is disrupted, we become more indecisive about value or preference decisions - such as choosing a new laptop or what dish we fancy on the menu. However, disruption of this communication does not... Read more
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Bel Marra Health
Scientists unearth the mystery of the decision making processThe term ‘brain-wave’ is commonly associated with a burst of inspiration, but n
Scientists unearth the mystery of the decision making process
Bel Marra Health / Posted 7 days ago
The term ‘brain-wave’ is commonly associated with a burst of inspiration, but now a study links brain-waves to moments of indecision. So, the next time you are in the midst of making an important decision, you could say you’re having a brain-wave and... Read more
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redOrbit
Indecisive people may want to blame their brains, according to decisive researchersThe road of life is full of flattened squirrels that couldn’t make a decision—a
Indecisive people may want to blame their brains, according to decisive researchers
redOrbit / Posted 7 days ago
The road of life is full of flattened squirrels that couldn’t make a decision—and scientists from the University of Zurich think they know why those choices were such a struggle (for humans, anyway). The team set out to explore why some people can... Read more
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Psych Central
Sketchy Information Flow between Brain Regions Leads to IndecisivenessFor many, making a relatively simple decision on what one may prefer ends up be
Sketchy Information Flow between Brain Regions Leads to Indecisiveness
Psych Central / Posted 8 days ago
For many, making a relatively simple decision on what one may prefer ends up being a source of stress. Researchers now believe this difficulty to make a decision is linked to the intensity of the communication between different regions of the... Read more
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New Kerala
Brain waves blamed for indecisiveness How often do you have a problem us making decisions? A new study has suggeste
Brain waves blamed for indecisiveness
New Kerala / Posted 8 days ago
How often do you have a problem us making decisions? A new study has suggested that intensity of communication between different regions of the brain dictates whether a person is indecisive or not. The more... Read more
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ITV.com
Assisted dyingExperts from the University of Zurich analysed data from the Zurich Institute o
Assisted dying
ITV.com / Posted 8 days ago
Experts from the University of Zurich analysed data from the Zurich Institute of Legal Medicine database on assisted suicide of non-Swiss residents during the five year period. They looked at 611 cases from 31 countries around the world - 126 of... Read more
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New Kerala
Why some people are poor at making decisions Do you find it difficult to decide what to order for dinner every time you ar
Why some people are poor at making decisions
New Kerala / Posted 8 days ago
Do you find it difficult to decide what to order for dinner every time you are in a restaurant? If yes, it could be due to interruption in the flow of communication between two areas of the brain which... Read more
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redOrbit
Earliest case of leukemia found in 7,000-year-old skeletonResearchers in Germany have found what is thought to be the earliest known case
Earliest case of leukemia found in 7,000-year-old skeleton
redOrbit / Posted 9 days ago
Researchers in Germany have found what is thought to be the earliest known case of leukemia in an early Neolithic skeleton. Excavated in 1982 at a site near Stuttgart-Mühlhausen in south western Germany, the skeleton belonged to a female who died in... Read more
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Times of Malta
Andes face water woesResidents of the Central Andes mountains in Peru and Bolivia, already short of
Andes face water woes
Times of Malta / Posted 9 days ago
Residents of the Central Andes mountains in Peru and Bolivia, already short of water, could see rainfall decline by up to 30 per cent by the end of the century, a Swiss study said. Even the next 20 years could see a noticeable drop in rainfall, with... Read more
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International Business Times
Earliest case of leukaemia discovered in 7,000-year-old skeleton in Germany What could be the first ever case of leukaemia has been discovered in a 7,000-y
Earliest case of leukaemia discovered in 7,000-year-old skeleton in Germany
International Business Times / Posted 10 days ago
What could be the first ever case of leukaemia has been discovered in a 7,000-year-old skeleton found at an early Neolithic site in south-western Germany. The remains were among 72 other burials unearthed near Stuttgart-Muhlhausen in 1982 and have... Read more
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PhysOrg
High-precision control of nanoparticles for digital applicationsA nanorod is switched between two states – bright (high signal) and dark (low s
High-precision control of nanoparticles for digital applications
PhysOrg / Posted 11 days ago
A nanorod is switched between two states – bright (high signal) and dark (low signal) by an external electrical pulse (red trace). The state of the rod can be readout instantaneously at any time using polarized light. The rod stores the most recently... Read more
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Swissinfo
Stemming the academic brain drainIt is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on
Stemming the academic brain drain
Swissinfo / Posted 11 days ago
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PhysOrg
Up to 30 percent less precipitation in the Central Andes in futureSeasonal water shortages already occur in the Central Andes. In the future, the
Up to 30 percent less precipitation in the Central Andes in future
PhysOrg / Posted 12 days ago
Seasonal water shortages already occur in the Central Andes. In the future, the region could suffer from even greater aridity. Credit: Nadine Salzmann Seasonal water shortages already occur in the Central Andes of Peru and Bolivia. By the end of the... Read more
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Daily Mail
Mummy or marinade? Unusual recipe used to embalm Egyptian architectIs it for a mummy or a marinade? Unusual ingredients including plant gum and fi
Mummy or marinade? Unusual recipe used to embalm Egyptian architect
Daily Mail / Posted 12 days ago
Is it for a mummy or a marinade? Unusual ingredients including plant gum and fish oil used to preserve ancient Egyptian architect Scientists X-rayed the mummies of Egyptian nobel Kha and his wife Merit They found they had been buried with their... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Uganda to Revive MuseumsUganda is set to host a milk exhibition under a new collaboration between Ugand
Uganda to Revive Museums
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
Uganda is set to host a milk exhibition under a new collaboration between Uganda Tourism Board and Uganda National Museum and the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich. Last week, during a visit by Mr Rahael Schwere, a Swiss... Read more
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Swissinfo
Swiss gear up for possible 2026 Winter Games bidIt is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on
Swiss gear up for possible 2026 Winter Games bid
Swissinfo / Posted 12 days ago
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The Register
Boffins nail 2FA with 'ambient sound' login for the lazyInternet users who think two taps on a smartphone is two taps too much may soon
Boffins nail 2FA with 'ambient sound' login for the lazy
The Register / Posted 12 days ago
Internet users who think two taps on a smartphone is two taps too much may soon be able to use seamless second factor authentication that verifies a person is in possession of their phone by matching ambient noise sound prints. Researchers Nikolaos... Read more
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Swissinfo
Freedom and responsibility in university researchIt is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on
Freedom and responsibility in university research
Swissinfo / Posted 13 days ago
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New Kerala
Why we prefer easier 'Hindi' over complicated 'Sanskrit' language Though derived from the same script, we tend to opt for much easier Hindi lan
Why we prefer easier 'Hindi' over complicated 'Sanskrit' language
New Kerala / Posted 15 days ago
Though derived from the same script, we tend to opt for much easier Hindi language than Sanskrit, and scientists now shed light to explain why. The new study, where researchers... Read more
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iafrica.com
Grammar's evolution linked to biologyIf it's too much effort for your brain to cope with difficult case construction
Grammar's evolution linked to biology
iafrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
If it's too much effort for your brain to cope with difficult case constructions as grammar evolves, it simplifies them over time, according to a new study. Grammar continues to reorganise itself in the world's languages, say Swiss researchers who... Read more
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Post Magazine
'The Reel Thing' symposium to look at preservation & restorationLOS ANGELES — The 35th edition of The Reel Thing (www.the-reel-thing.com) techn
'The Reel Thing' symposium to look at preservation & restoration
Post Magazine / Posted 16 days ago
LOS ANGELES — The 35th edition of The Reel Thing (www.the-reel-thing.com) technical symposium returns to Los Angeles this month, with two full days of sessions that look at the preservation of media assets and the recent restoration of projects. The... Read more
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PhysOrg
Grammar: Eventually the brain opts for the easy routeIf the first noun in a sentence without a clear case marker (Bertram) does not
Grammar: Eventually the brain opts for the easy route
PhysOrg / Posted 16 days ago
If the first noun in a sentence without a clear case marker (Bertram) does not refer to the agent, the brain activity is stronger (see blue curve). Credit: UZH Languages are constantly evolving—and grammar is no exception. The way in which the brain... Read more
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International Business Times
Mummified remains of two ancient Egyptians shows unusual embalming methods used A new study from an international team of researchers has shown that two ancien
Mummified remains of two ancient Egyptians shows unusual embalming methods used
International Business Times / Posted 19 days ago
A new study from an international team of researchers has shown that two ancient Egyptian mummies were embalmed using unusual methods at the time which included antibacterial and anti-insecticidal properties. The mummified remains of royal architect... Read more
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Quartz
Your stressed-out brain is breaking your diet - Quartz You’ve decided to go on a diet. For the first few days, things go we
Your stressed-out brain is breaking your diet
Quartz / Posted 19 days ago
- Quartz You’ve decided to go on a diet. For the first few days, things go well—you avoid the donut, you munch on carrots, and you deal without sugar in your coffee. But then, during a particular hectic... Read more
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The Star
Can money buy you happiness?ACCORDING to a new report by the Psychological Science Journal, how much you ar
Can money buy you happiness?
The Star / Posted 19 days ago
ACCORDING to a new report by the Psychological Science Journal, how much you are respected by those around you contributes more to your overall happiness than the contents of your bank account. The researchers believe that money may not necessarily... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Babies And Bonobos Have Much More In Common Than You May ThinkOur high-pitched human baby talk may not be so unique after all. It turns out
Babies And Bonobos Have Much More In Common Than You May Think
The Huffington Post / Posted 22 days ago
Our high-pitched human baby talk may not be so unique after all. It turns out that bonobos -- a species of great ape most closely related to humans and found only in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- communicate just like human infants do,... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Scientists scan the brain to see how stress undermines your dietIf you’re trying to lose weight, kick off your diet by relaxing. Stress tinkers
Scientists scan the brain to see how stress undermines your diet
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 23 days ago
If you’re trying to lose weight, kick off your diet by relaxing. Stress tinkers with your brain chemistry in ways that make it hard to make healthful food choices and maintain self-control, a new study finds. Study volunteers who endured a somewhat... Read more
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Daily Mail
How being stressed can wreck your dietStress really CAN ruin your diet: When the going gets tough 'we lose self-contr
How being stressed can wreck your diet
Daily Mail / Posted 23 days ago
Stress really CAN ruin your diet: When the going gets tough 'we lose self-control and indulge in cake' Stress makes us abandon commitments to health eating, experts found Researchers put people watching their weight in a stressful... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
University of Zurich professor recognized with 2015 Vallee Young Investigator AwardMartin Jinek, a professor at the University of Zurich's Department of Biochemis
University of Zurich professor recognized with 2015 Vallee Young Investigator Award
News-Medical-Net / Posted 23 days ago
Martin Jinek, a professor at the University of Zurich's Department of Biochemistry, was presented with the 2015 Vallee Young Investigator Award. The international prize is awarded to young researchers for outstanding achievements in biomedicine and... Read more
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New Kerala
Stress can weaken self-control: Study Even moderate levels of stress can impair self-control, a new study ha
Stress can weaken self-control
New Kerala / Posted 23 days ago
: Study Even moderate levels of stress can impair self-control, a new study has revealed. "Our findings provide an important step towards understanding the interactions between stress and self-control in the human... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Stress tweaks brain to sabotage self control › News in Science (ABC Science) Site Navigation Ancient Worlds Energy & Tra
Stress tweaks brain to sabotage self control
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 23 days ago
› News in Science (ABC Science) Site Navigation Ancient Worlds Energy & Transport Environment & Nature Health & Medical Innovation & Technology Latest News in Science News Analysis Science... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Stress tweaks brain to sabotage self control › News in Science (ABC Science) Site Navigation Ancient Worlds Energy & Tra
Stress tweaks brain to sabotage self control
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 23 days ago
› News in Science (ABC Science) Site Navigation Ancient Worlds Energy & Transport Environment & Nature Health & Medical Innovation & Technology Latest News in Science News Analysis Science... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Stress may sabotage diets by short-circuiting self-controlPeople are less likely to resist tasty, unhealthy foods when they're under stre
Stress may sabotage diets by short-circuiting self-control
Calgary Sun / Posted 23 days ago
People are less likely to resist tasty, unhealthy foods when they're under stress because the promise of immediate reward trumps longer-term goals to eat well, a Swiss study suggests. Using brain scans, researchers found that circuits in the brain... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
2016 athletes' village set to become luxury housingRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Developers brag that the athletes' village for the 2016
2016 athletes' village set to become luxury housing
Yahoo Sports / Posted 24 days ago
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Developers brag that the athletes' village for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics will rival a five-star resort. The village will be turned into a private condominium complex after the games with some of the 3,600 luxury... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Stress may sabotage diets by short-circuiting self-control(Reuters Health) – People are less likely to resist tasty, unhealthy foods when
Stress may sabotage diets by short-circuiting self-control
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 24 days ago
(Reuters Health) – People are less likely to resist tasty, unhealthy foods when they’re under stress because the promise of immediate reward trumps longer-term goals to eat well, a Swiss study suggests. Using brain scans, researchers found that... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
New strategies to quit smoking and end bad habits | Health - Home Digital apps can help provide extra help Ready to kick your
New strategies to quit smoking and end bad habits
KTVZ Bend / Posted 24 days ago
| Health - Home Digital apps can help provide extra help Ready to kick your bad habit once and for all? More From KTVZ.COM Even if you're not... Read more
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News 8000
New strategies to quit smoking and end bad habitsReady to kick your bad habit once and for all? Even if you're not completely c
New strategies to quit smoking and end bad habits
News 8000 / Posted 25 days ago
Ready to kick your bad habit once and for all? Even if you're not completely committed yet, there's a technique that may unconsciously help, whether you're intending to quit smoking, binge eating, gambling or another addictive behavior -- and even... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Speed of glacier retreat worldwide 'historically unprecedented', says reportThe world’s glaciers are in retreat. The great tongues of ice high in the Himal
Speed of glacier retreat worldwide 'historically unprecedented', says report
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 25 days ago
The world’s glaciers are in retreat. The great tongues of ice high in the Himalayas, the Andes, the Alps and the Rockies are going back uphill at ever greater speeds, according to new research. In the past year or so, researchers have identified... Read more
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express
Don't be surprised if your little one is a cheeky monkey: Bonobo study finds human link CALLING children “cheeky monkeys” is usually the frustrated response to young
Don't be surprised if your little one is a cheeky monkey: Bonobo study finds human link
express / Posted 25 days ago
CALLING children “cheeky monkeys” is usually the frustrated response to youngsters’ back-chatting and naughty antics. Researchers have discovered the bonobos... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Scientists successfully test new tumor diagnosis methodScientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), in cooperation w
Scientists successfully test new tumor diagnosis method
News-Medical-Net / Posted 25 days ago
Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), in cooperation with colleagues at the University of Zurich and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, have for the first time successfully tested a new tumor diagnosis method under near-real... Read more
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New Kerala
World glaciers melting faster than ever The intense ice loss of the past two decades has resulted in a strong imbalan
World glaciers melting faster than ever
New Kerala / Posted 25 days ago
The intense ice loss of the past two decades has resulted in a strong imbalance of glaciers in many regions of the world, says an alarming study, indicating that glaciers will suffer further ice loss even if... Read more
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International Business Times
Glacier melt at 'unprecedented rates' recorded in first decade of centuryGlaciers are melting at rates never seen before in recorded history, with the f
Glacier melt at 'unprecedented rates' recorded in first decade of century
International Business Times / Posted 25 days ago
Glaciers are melting at rates never seen before in recorded history, with the first decade of the current century seeing thrice the rates over last century, according to the World Glacier Monitoring Service. This glacier melt is a global phenomenon... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Alps tests to see if altitude can boost athletes' performanceCHAMONIX (FRANCE) - Researchers have taken to the peaks of France's Mont Blanc
Alps tests to see if altitude can boost athletes' performance
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 25 days ago
CHAMONIX (FRANCE) - Researchers have taken to the peaks of France's Mont Blanc this summer to see whether the body's production of red blood cells at high altitudes has similar effects in athletes to doping agents like EPO. Norwegian athletes roller... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
New strategies to quit smoking and end bad habitsReady to kick your bad habit once and for all? Even if you're not completely c
New strategies to quit smoking and end bad habits
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 25 days ago
Ready to kick your bad habit once and for all? Even if you're not completely committed yet, there's a technique that may unconsciously help, whether you're intending to quit smoking, binge eating, gambling or another addictive behavior -- and even... Read more
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