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A Sense of Purpose Can Be Hard to Find, but It’s Linked to Many Health Benefits

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Having a sense of purpose, or specific life goals, can give meaning to the more mundane aspects of life, psychologists say, while also proving beneficial to physical and mental health. Research shows a life purpose sparks healthy behaviors and reduces the risk of early death, depression, loneliness, dementia, heart attacks and strokes.

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Kissing Became Increasingly Popular 5,000 Years Ago – and so Did Cold Sores

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Oral herpes, known as HSV-1, affects about 3.7 billion people under age 50. The virus may have first become widespread during the Bronze Age, when kissing become increasingly popular, according to an analysis of ancient dental remains found in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Russia.

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Joe Biden Calls Brittney Griner’s Nine-Year Prison Sentence ‘Unacceptable,’ WNBA Also Responds

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President Biden called Brittney Griner’s sentence “unacceptable” on Thursday after the WNBA superstar was given a nine-year prison term following her conviction on drug charges.

“Today, American citizen Brittney Griner received a prison sentence that is one more reminder of what the world already knew: Russia is wrongfully detaining Brittney. It’s unacceptable, and I call on Russia to release her immediately so she can be with her wife, loved ones, friends, and teammates,” Biden said in a statement, reported CNN.

He continued, “My administration …

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Drug Testing at Work Is a Thing of the Past, Study Finds

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According to a study conducted by Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE: DGX), drug use among American employees, as measured by the percentage of employees who tested positive in urine drug tests, hit a 14-year high in 2018, reaching 4.4 percent.

Cannabis continues to be the most popular substance, with 2.8 percent of all employees tested showing positive results.

The news led addiction experts at the American Addiction Centers to wonder about the impact this might have on pre-employment drug testing in professionals. Seeking for an answer, they conducted an analysis of job postings on the popular website Glassdoor. They were trying to find out what types of jobs are most likely to include requirements for drug tests, and regular drug screening.

Overall, remarkably few jobs disclose that they require drug testing before confirming employment, or during employment. On average, only 1.47 percent of job postings in the U.S. mention that they require pre-employment drug tests.

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