Archive For June 23, 2017

Why Do We Hiccup?

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Most of us have experienced hiccups, an uncomfortable, sometimes embarrassing, but usually short-lived experience. But sometimes hiccups persist for a long period of time and can be a sign of serious underlying disease. What are hiccups? Hiccups are bursts of inspiratory (breathing in) activity. The muscles we use when we take in a breath are the…

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Living the high life in Lahaul and Spiti

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Imagine an arid land set high in the Indian Himalaya, a high-altitude desert punctuated by small patches of green and miniature villages of white, flat-roofed houses perched below stark rocky hillsides and jagged snow-covered peaks. Picture high passes blocked by snow and ice for half the year, and scattered stabs of colour from fluttering prayer…

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What is Asthma? How Do You Get Asthma? How Long Does Asthma Last?

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Asthma is a long-lasting (chronic) disease of the lungs and airways (bronchi) that affects 5 people in every 100. In children, this figure is higher and rising. Asthma is characterised by attacks of breathlessness, tight chest, wheezing and coughing which are caused by the airways becoming narrowed and inflamed. Some people may have these symptoms all…

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Into the heart of Borneo: a guide to Sarawak’s national parks

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Home to some of the world’s biggest caves and most diverse ecosystems, superlatives abound when it comes to describing Sarawak’s national parks. So blessed is this Malaysian state with a wealth of natural wonders that it can be difficult deciding exactly which parks to visit. To help you make your decision we’ve come up with…

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10 Little Things That’ll Have a Big Impact on Your Career

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When you think of the phrase “career-changing impact,” your first thought is that serious projects lead to serious results. And sure, some people can brag of big wins like working overtime for three months and then scoring a competitive promotion. But it’s just as important to remember that to accomplish anything, much smaller (and simpler)…

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This Is How Successful People Overcome Their Insecurities

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Over the past month, I’ve interviewed some of the most exceptional and accomplished people in the world, including Nobel Laureates, Olympic medalists, Oscar winners, and Fortune 500 executives for The Influencers podcast. In the process, I’ve learned one surprising commonality among all these industry leaders. No matter how successful they become, they’re still insanely insecure and want to be…

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