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How exercise can boost your brain

A recent meta-analysis with a total of 266,939 participants reported that being active for 150 minutes or more per week was associated with a 20 per cent reduction in risk for depression.

Drugs and surgery should be last resort for back pain – but that’s not what’s happening

A 2013 trial of people with acute low back pain compared the effects of spinal manipulation with those of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac (Voltaren) and placebo on their pain. Spinal manipulation was found to be significantly better than diclofenac and clinically superior to placebo in reducing disability, pain and the need for rescue medication. It was also found to improve quality of life.
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Expenses are expensive

Target spent $1.8 billion on leasing two years before they even opened stores in Canada. Sears Canada rung up over $727 million in debt from 2014 through 2016 – but never considered closing the stores that were responsible for the losses. And it turns out, near the end, Toys “R” Us was paying $400 million per year in interest on a $5 billion debt, which had grown over the last 15 years. This is why we must steer clear of a big enemy: unnecessary expenses. » Read more...