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Even a Short Break From Social Media Can Improve Your Mental Health

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Reducing social media use can improve mental health, research shows. The latest study found a one-week break reduces anxiety and depression while improving overall well-being. Other studies have found a reduction in social media use reduces stress and feelings of loneliness.

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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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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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