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Lack of exercise costs world $67.5 billion and 5 million lives a year | Reuters

Jul 28, 2016

Lack of exercise costs world $67.5 billion and 5 million lives a year | Reuters

LONDON A study of one million people has found that physical inactivity costs the global economy $67.5 billion a year in healthcare and productivity losses, but an hour a day of exercise could eliminate most of that. Sedentary lifestyles are linked to increased risks of heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers found, but activity - such as brisk walking - could counter the higher likelihood of early death linked with sitting for eight or more hours a day. Such inactivity is estimated to cause more than 5 million deaths a year - almost as many as smoking, which the World Health Organization (WHO) says kills 6 million a year. #United States #India #markets #Entertainment #lifestyle #article
Democrats beat Republicans in first night TV convention audience | Reuters

Jul 27, 2016

Democrats beat Republicans in first night TV convention audience | Reuters

NEW YORK Democrats beat Republicans in the TV ratings, according to early data on Tuesday for the first night of the Democratic National Convention ratings. Preliminary data from the three main TV networks ABC, NBC and CBS showed some 10.6 million Americans watched Monday evening's 10 p.m #Economy #Business #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #democratic #lifestyle
100-year global study finds world's tallest are Dutch, Latvians | Reuters

Jul 26, 2016

100-year global study finds world's tallest are Dutch, Latvians | Reuters

LONDON Dutch men and Latvian women are the planet's tallest people but Iranian men and South Korean women have grown the fastest in the last century, according to the largest ever study of height around the world. Americans, once among the world's tallest people, have dropped from having men and women at 3rd and 4th in the global height rankings a 100 years earlier, to placing 37th and 42nd respectively in 2014. The research, led by scientists at Imperial College London and published in the journal eLife, also found some nations have stopped growing over the past 30 to 40 years, despite having spurts at the start of the century studied. #Education #Entertainment #Netherlands #Czech Republic #lifestyle
Romania moves closer to ruling out possibility of legalising same-sex marriage | Reuters

Jul 21, 2016

Romania moves closer to ruling out possibility of legalising same-sex marriage | Reuters

BUCHAREST Romania moved a step closer to ruling out the possibility of legalising same-sex marriage on Wednesday when its top court paved the way for a referendum on defining marriage in the constitution as a union strictly between a man and a woman. The nine judges on the Constitutional Court ruled unanimously that a proposal signed by 3 million Romanians this year to change the constitution's definition of marriage was valid #United States #Economy #markets #lifestyle #article
Hopes for democracy crushed in the Chinese rebel village of Wukan | Reuters

Jul 01, 2016

Hopes for democracy crushed in the Chinese rebel village of Wukan | Reuters

WUKAN, China Hopes for democracy in the Chinese village of Wukan, where an uprising against corruption five years ago gained global notice and led to direct village-wide elections, have all but evaporated, with protest leaders either in detention, in exile, facing arrest or quitting their posts. Villagers have been marching in protest every day since the middle of June in a fresh flare-up of unrest, but the so-called "Wukan model", with authorities seemingly taking a more tolerant approach towards unrest by kicking out corrupt officials and allowing a free vote, appears to have been a one-off #United States #markets #Hong Kong #chinese #lifestyle #article
South China Sea reefs 'decimated' as giant clams harvested in bulk | Reuters

Jun 28, 2016

South China Sea reefs 'decimated' as giant clams harvested in bulk | Reuters

TANMEN, China Ornaments made from the shells of endangered giant clams, renowned in China for having auspicious powers and the luster of ivory, have become coveted luxuries, a trend which has wreaked havoc on the ecosystem of the South China Sea. China banned harvesting of giant clams last year but in the tiny seaside town Tanmen on the southern island of Hainan, most stores still sell products made from the over four-foot-wide shells. #United States #India #markets #Entertainment #lifestyle #article
Canada PM pushes work-life balance, cabinet too busy to listen | Reuters

Jun 16, 2016

Canada PM pushes work-life balance, cabinet too busy to listen | Reuters

WINNIPEG/OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is so committed to "work-life balance" that he took a whole day off during a work trip to Japan last month to celebrate his wedding anniversary. #India #science #United Kingdom #Foreign policy #lifestyle
Factbox - About 1.3 million wild alligators in Florida but attacks rare | Reuters

Jun 16, 2016

Factbox - About 1.3 million wild alligators in Florida but attacks rare | Reuters

Police on Wednesday recovered the body of a two-year-old boy who was grabbed by an alligator in front of his family during a vacation at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, officials said. The child was snatched by the alligator as he played at the water's edge on Tuesday night and dragged into a lagoon despite his parents' efforts to save him. The following are some facts about Florida alligators: EVERYWHERE IN FLORIDA There are about 1.3 million wild alligators in Florida, according to an estimate from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission #India #Business #Middle East #Europe #Entertainment #lifestyle
Thailand's king shows improvement following heart treatment - palace | Reuters

Jun 13, 2016

Thailand's king shows improvement following heart treatment - palace | Reuters

BANGKOK Thailand's 88-year-old king, the world's longest reigning monarch, has shown signs of improvement following surgery for narrowing of the arteries, the palace said in a statement on Sunday. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has been treated for various ailments during a year-long hospitalization in the Thai capital. He was last seen in public on Jan #United States #Business #United Kingdom #Copyright #lifestyle
Anonymous bidder pays $3.46 million for Warren Buffett lunch | Reuters

Jun 12, 2016

Anonymous bidder pays $3.46 million for Warren Buffett lunch | Reuters

An anonymous bidder agreed at auction to pay $3,456,789 to eat lunch with Warren Buffett, tying the record for the right to dine with one of the world's most admired investors. Money will go to Glide, a San Francisco charity that provides food, health care and other services to people who are homeless, poor or struggling with substance abuse #United States #India #Business #United Kingdom #New York #lifestyle