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Biggest Ferris wheel in the world opens in Sin City

(Relaxnews) – The world’s largest observation wheel has opened in Las Vegas, at 550 feet or 168 meters high. The Las Vegas High Roller began boarding its first passengers this week for 30-minute spins that include a video and music presentation before fading out to let the...
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Dark chocolate’s healthy effects due to actions of gut bacteria

(Relaxnews) – The idea that dark chocolate is good for your health is nothing new, however the exact reason why it’s so darn beneficial has remained something of a mystery…until now. Researchers have discovered a specific stomach bacteria that breaks down...
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Parents: put down your cell phones at mealtime, say researchers

(Relaxnews) – A new study notes that many parents remain glued to their cell phones while dining with their children, and it’s not going unnoticed by kids. Researchers from Boston Medical Center studied 55 caregivers, mostly parents, while they ate at Boston-area fast...
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Singapore world’s costliest city: survey

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – The soaring cost of cars and utilities as well as a strong currency have made Singapore the world’s most expensive city, toppling Tokyo from the top spot, according to a survey Tuesday. Tokyo’s weakening yen saw it slide to sixth place, the...
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An app designed for kids with ADHD?

(Relaxnews) – Researchers from Norwegian research organization SINTEF are studying smartwatches, digital calendars and other technology as possible support devices for children with autism and ADHD. Kids with these issues can become difficult when daily routines and habits...
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Got lice? Try ordinary conditioner, say scientists

(Relaxnews) – Scientists from Belgium have found that ordinary conditioner is just as effective as special conditioners and treatments for removing lice. Findings have been published in the Journal of Medical Entomology. Those who have dealt with lice eggs, or nits, know...
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Michelle Obama unveils new US food label plan

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Calories in bold print, added sugar amounts and realistic serving sizes may soon be portrayed on food labels aimed at fighting America’s obesity epidemic, First Lady Michelle Obama said Thursday. No more would a serving of ice cream be described as...
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Rolls-Royce owners like the personal touch

(Relaxnews) – Just like Ferrari, the luxury carmaker has confirmed that 2013 was a record year for clients customizing their cars and the trend looks set to continue. Rolls-Royce says that bespoke customization requests are nearing the 100 percent mark and that 2013 was the...
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New technique boosts broccoli’s shelf life, health benefits: researchers

(Relaxnews) – Broccoli has long been celebrated for its many nutritional benefits, including its anti-cancer properties. In addition to ongoing research involving the veggie’s use in preventing cancer, researchers at the University of Illinois have found a way to...
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Lonely Planet releases guide for spicy food lovers

(Relaxnews) – Travel guide Lonely Planet has released a new book for chili and spice lovers that will allow readers to travel to exotic and remote locales via their taste buds. To be released next month, “The World’s Best Spicy Food,” is a compilation of some of the most...