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Science

It Really Is in Your Head: Thinking Hard and Long Can Cause Brain Drain

The 19th-century American writer Wallace D. Wattles once claimed, “Thinking is the hardest and most exhausting of all labor.” On the surface, that might sound like a contentious comparison, but a new study suggests thinking too hard and too long really can drain your brain, much like exercise can wear out the body. Hard physical […]

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Finance

Dragons’ Den rejects told investment would ‘go down the drain’ now make £500,000 a year

Helen Woolridge and Polly Marsh entered the Den in 2007 seeking £100,000 for 15 percent of their business, Cuddledry. Cuddledry is a hooded ‘apron’ towel which makes it easier and safer for parents to get babies out of the bath. The Dragons’ thought that the pair had over valued their company based on the figures they […]

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US

Momma bear and two cubs rescued from storm drain

BURLINGTON, Conn. (WFSB) – A momma bear and her two cubs tried to beat the heat in Simsbury by climbing down into a storm drain. The bear family could not find its way out and neighbors heard the bears crying. “When we put a flashlight down there it was a tagged bear looking up at […]

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US

Thieves steal storm drain covers in West Haven

WEST HAVEN, CT (WSFB) – About five grates have been stolen from storm drains in West Haven, officials said. Most were stolen around the areas of Campbell Avenue and Forest Road. Police believe people are selling them for cash. Drains are all over the city, but officials are getting reports of them being wide open […]

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UK

NHS costs: Battle to slash prescriptions that drain health service of £18bn

Dr Aseem Malhotra, NHS consultant cardiologist and president of the Public Health Collaboration, said: “The figures are truly shocking. “Over-prescribing is now one of the greatest threats to public health, with one estimate suggesting that because of side-effects, pharmaceutical drugs are the third biggest killer globally after heart disease and cancer. “It’s time to put […]

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Finance

Pension warning: Britons urged to ‘watch out’ as scammers use new ways to drain pots

He suggested that if someone is any doubt, they should remember to never provide any personal information or details, including passwords or answers to their security questions. People can check the authenticity of anyone they’re dealing with by looking at brands’ official sites, or by giving the official brand a call directly to confirm that […]

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US

Brain Drain: Indian Crypto and Web3 Companies Migrate to Dubai

Brain drain has started in India. As regulations change in the country, many Web3 entrepreneurs and businesses formerly based in the country are now taking flight. Dubai has been picking up the talent, as well as other places such as Singapore. Representatives of the cryptocurrency industry in India are leaving in search of friendlier jurisdictions. […]

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Finance

‘Worried a moment!’ Santander issues warning on text which could drain your bank account

@Mattrfreeman replied: “Thanks for confirming. I got worried for a moment!” It is this worry the scammers are playing on, with hopes of hooking a concerned saver with their devious tricks.  Sadly, one person said they were reeled in by the scam, with @thewrldsucks writing: “I received a scam text and foolishly entered by details […]

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Technology

My journey to drain the M2 MacBook Pro’s battery

My review of the M2 MacBook Pro went up last Wednesday. But as soon as I got my hands on the device on the prior Thursday, it was clear that running down the battery — one of the most important things a laptop reviewer needs to do — was going to be a Whole Thing. […]

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Finance

Brits are throwing a billion pounds a year down the drain – as hot water taps are too hot

But reducing the temperature from 70 degrees to 50 could save households £79 on their bills each year. Added up across all the households that don’t know what temperature their tap is producing, means they are potentially wasting £1,077,560,000. And half of households aren’t even aware that their hot water tap temperature can be set […]