Governments try to reduce consumption of the sweet stuff through guidelines and taxes.
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In an age when the line between childhood and adulthood is blurrier than ever, what is it that makes people grown up?
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Staff picks of our favorite science, technology, and health stories from 2015
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The attention-grabbing tricks that keep an audience watching, even when people are just talking at a camera
Speed can be socially dazzling.
Yet another product that has become gendered for no reason
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The research behind “nonsense” words and what makes them so funny
New research hypothesizes that men eat more in front of women to “show off.”
Extroverts tend to be better at talking about their feelings, but practice and attention can help those without a natural gift for it.
A new study illuminates the problems antibiotic overuse could cause for individual patients.