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This Is How Many Insects You Can Consume A Year When You Drink Coffee

June 20th, 2017
Bugs are everywhere. There’s no refuting that fact. That’s why the FDA has to make allowances for a certain amount of insects or insect fragments in our food. They’re labeled as unavoidable defects in food and found in lots of ingredients, such as peanut butter, chocolate and even fruits and vegetables. This includes coffee, folks. COFFEE. The FDA keeps a cap on the amount of insects allowed in our food, but over time this number adds up. (Math can be a scary thing sometimes.) If you look at the quantity...
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Teens Are Getting As Little Exercise As 60-Year-Olds

June 19th, 2017
Looks like teenagers being lazy is more than just a stereotype. A new study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore looked at more than 12,500 people’s exercise habits by having them wear fitness trackers for a week. When they separated that data by age, they found something alarming about teenagers. “Activity levels at the end of adolescence were alarmingly low, and by age 19, they were comparable to 60-year-olds,” says the study’s senior author, Vadim...
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Adolescence Is a Gift, but Extended Adolescence Is a Trap

June 14th, 2017
Nebraska senator Ben Sasse wants parents and youth leaders to get serious about shepherding kids into responsible adulthood. Matt Reynolds, CT’s associate editor for books, spoke with Sasse about how parents (and youth leaders) can equip their children to escape the protective cocoon of extended adolescence. Read more. 
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