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More grownups are buying toys to capture childhood memories

More grownups are buying toys to capture childhood memories

We are all kids at heart. So it may not come as a surprise that scores of adults are buying toys – a fascinating consumer trend. An emerging category known as “kidults” accounts for one-fourth of about $9 billion spent each year on toys and represents 60% of the industry’s dollar growth, which is pretty …

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The maddening ubiquity of tipping at the point of sale

The maddening ubiquity of tipping at the point of sale

Tipping can be downright awkward these days, which a recent article with tips on tipping made abundantly clear. You could be in a bakery where patrons don’t normally tip or other place where there’s no mechanism for tipping, even though the option is now nearly ubiquitous at the point of sale in the form of …

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Psychedelics show promise for treating binge eating disorder

Psychedelics show promise for treating binge eating disorder

Psychedelics are becoming increasingly popular in the medical field for their therapeutic effects. These substances offer a new perspective on mental health disorders that have not seen much success from traditional treatments options. This is an exciting development for me as a certified coach in the emerging psychedelics field. Until now, the focus has been …

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How Psychedelic Therapy Can Help Treat Brain Injury

Psychedelics showing promise as treatment for brain injuries

Psychedelics have been capturing attention in recent years as an alternative and efficacious treatment for mental illnesses. But I was surprised to learn recently how psychedelic therapy can help treat traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI. Research suggests that certain psychedelics can promote functional and structural neuroplasticity. In response to new experiences or stimuli, …

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By cancelling football game, NFL puts people ahead of profit

By cancelling football game, NFL puts people ahead of profit

The National Football League has been mired in endless controversy, but the tale of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin proved to be a rare bright spot for the league. Everyone has been talking about the humanity of this highly unusual story. A business that reportedly earned $18 billion in total revenue from its 2021 season …

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Bob Weir’s crippling stage fright offers a survival guide

Bob Weir’s crippling stage fright offers a survival guide

Even though Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir has been performing for 57 years, he admitted in a new Guitar World interview to still getting stage fright. He also revealed that bandmate Jerry Garcia had the same crippling fear, arguing that it could have led to his death after years of a stage-fright triggered heroin addiction. …

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How the most expensive party in history caused a ripple effect

How the most expensive party in history caused a ripple effect

Long before Burning Man and Coachella, the most exclusive, lavish and expensive party in history took place in 1971 to mark the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire. Costing $635 million, it lasted for three days and featured a guestlist of emperors, kings, queens, princes, sheiks, sultans and Hollywood stars. The venue was an old …

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How Hurricane Ian brought together neighbors – and even political rivals

How Hurricane Ian brought together neighbors – and even political rivals

If there’s one thing that brings people together, it’s a natural disaster. One big takeaway from Hurricane Ian is just how resilient Floridians are when it comes to weathering these annual storms. Living in central Florida for a little more than a year now, I was spared the worst of Hurricane Ian’s wrath along parts …

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