Energy drinks are destroying teens’ teeth


Energy drink habit among teens is causing irreversible damage to teeth as the high acidity levels in the drinks erode tooth enamel.

Scientists have warned that teenagers’ love of energy drinks is taking a terrible toll on their teeth.  A study published in the Academy of General Dentistry charted an alarming increase in the consumption of both energy and sports drinks among young adults in the U.S. who use them to help get through the day.

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You Don’t Have to Track Every Penny to Maintain Good Financial Habits

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Hey look. My money is gone!

It’s important to track your spending habits for financial health, but what happens when you’ve achieved it? Personal finance blog Get Rich Slowly’s J.D. Roth explores why he no longer needs to keep track of every penny he spends.

Roth explains that while he used to log and track his spending fastidiously, and that while it was an effective tool in helping him change his spending habits, he found himself spending less and less time doing it as time went on. He found that instead of losing control over his finances like he feared, his spending habits remained in check. In a way, he had outgrown this technique…

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Internet Over Use Linked To Depression


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There is a strong link between heavy internet use and depression, UK psychologists have said. The study, reported in the journal Psychopathology, found 1.2% of people surveyed were “internet addicts”, and many of these were depressed.

The Leeds University team stressed they could not say one necessarily caused the other, and that most internet users did not suffer mental health problems. The conclusions were based on 1,319 responses to an on-line questionnaire. Recruitment was via links on social networking sites. People were asked how much they used the internet and for what purposes. They were also asked a series of questions to assess whether they suffered from depression.

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The Danger Bomb Clock


Getting out of bed in the morning is one of my hates. Rather then wake up I’d rather just ignore the alarm clock by leaning over to put it on snooze. The Danger Bomb Clock might change this bad habit though as it requires you to defuse a bomb every morning.

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