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Three Myths About Sparkling Water, Debunked

Whether you call it seltzer, sparkling water or soda water, this bubbly beverage is getting popular by the day, with Americans guzzling it at increasing rates. And though it’s frequently marketed as part of a healthier lifestyle—specifically one that does not include sugary soda—there are some persistent myths about… Read more…

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Three Myths About Sparkling Water, Debunked

Whether you call it seltzer, sparkling water or soda water, this bubbly beverage is getting popular by the day, with Americans guzzling it at increasing rates. And though it’s frequently marketed as part of a healthier lifestyle—specifically one that does not include sugary soda—there are some persistent myths about…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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A Medievalist’s Guide to Decoding the Creatures in Godzilla: King of the Monsters

The recent release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters and the introduction of a whole new “monsterverse” has got this medievalist thinking a lot about the creatures that are coming to define our time, and their origins both as kaiju monsters developed in the 1950s and ‘60s by Japan’s Toho Studio and their far older…Read […]

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Pokémon Go Players Are Capturing Mews Under Trucks

Back when Pokémon Red and Blue came out, there was a rumor surrounding the elusive legendary, Mew. As kids around the playground told it, you could find the mythical Pokémon under a truck near the S.S. Anne. The rumor, though pervasive, was complete bullshit. But now, 22 years later, Pokémon fans are technically …Read more… […]

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‘Abortion Reversal’ Is Not a Thing

A typical medication abortion involves two doses of pills. The first, mifepristone, blocks a hormone that the embryo or fetus needs to grow and thrive. The second, misoprostol, triggers the uterus to expel its contents. But there is a growing political movement to get people who have taken the first drug to undergo an…Read more… […]

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GTA Fans Find Hidden Red Dead Redemption 2 Mission, Solve Years-Long Grave Mystery 

GTA Online’s latest update, The Doomsday Heist, is all about big new weapons and high-tech vehicles. According to players who have dug into the game’s files, however, there’s also a mysterious new scavenger hunt that is directly tied into the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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GTA Fans Find Hidden Red Dead Redemption 2 Mission, Solve Years-Long Grave Mystery 

GTA Online’s latest update, The Doomsday Heist, is all about big new weapons and high-tech vehicles. According to players who have dug into the game’s files, however, there’s also a mysterious new scavenger hunt that is directly tied into the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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An Infamous Creepypasta That Explored The Dark Side Of Pokémon Fandom

By now finding a “haunted” cartridge is a scary video game story cliche, but one series in sells the tale better than the rest. Pokémon’s piracy problem, coupled with fan’s’ hunger to see a mature monster-collecting game allowed “Pokémon Black” to become one of the most famous Pokémon creepypasta to ever dwell on the…Read more… […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Trust Your Friends’ Health Advice

There’s a lot of bad advice, bad science, and bad logic out there—and I’m sorry to report that some of it is probably coming from people you trust. Sharpen your pencils and take a seat—Bullshit​ Resistance​ ​School​ ​is in​ ​session. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Apple Cider Vinegar Isn’t the Miracle Elixir It’s Cracked Up to Be

Apple cider vinegar has been a multipurpose folk remedy for decades, touted as a disinfectant, a natural way to replenish skin and hair, and a superfood with all kinds of benefits. Science has backed a few of these purposes, for vinegar in general, but the observable results are pretty meh.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What Everybody, Including Donald Trump, Needs to Know About How Your Body Gets Its “Energy”

Food contains energy. Exercise takes energy. We feel great when we’re full of energy. But, uh, are we talking about the same thing in all three sentences? We aren’t, and our president is one of the many people who can’t keep the different meanings straight. Let’s clear up the confusion.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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