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Day: May 6, 2018

Dangers Of using cotton swabs or cleaning ears
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Dangers Of using cotton swabs or cleaning ears

    Whenever you come across cotton swabs, your mind is bound to associate it with the image of someone cleaning their ears with a Q-tip. Despite being the most obvious connection most people would make, this is not a safe method recommended for removing earwax. Wait, what? But I've seen many people use them. Swabs were invented in the 1920s for the purpose of ear-cleaning. Due to relatively low public awareness, the practice has persisted even after doctors and manufacturers alike have pointed out how dangerous they are. The warning label on Q-Tip boxes reads CAUTION: Do not enter ear canal.… Entering the ear canal could cause injury. Curious children often try to use them, which is particularly dangerous as their ears are delicate. According to a 2017 study, more tha...
Meghan and Harry reportedly cut down guest list
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Meghan and Harry reportedly cut down guest list

    As many of you will already know, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have invited 600 guests to their royal wedding on 19 May at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. And yes, while we’re still mourning the factthe couple decided to bump us off their original guest list, is it bad that we’re slightly smug at hearing the pair decided to cut down the number of attendees? According to E!, the famous chapel can hold approximately 800 people. However, the soon-to-be married couple reportedly decided to cut 200 potential guests to the church ceremony in order to accomodate an altered seating plan. An insider told the publication the couple have considered spreading out the chapel's pews or arranging them diagonally so guests can get a better view of the altar. Basically, Hazz...
The thing women are doing to avoid job interview discrimination
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The thing women are doing to avoid job interview discrimination

    Nearly three in ten married or engaged women remove their rings before a job interview, a new survey has found. Though employers aren't allowed to ask candidates whether they're married or have children, 29% of married or engaged women told Credit Angel that they take off their rings to avoid potential discrimination. American recruiter Bruce Hurwitz caused a huge controversy two years ago when he wrote an article for LinkedIn titled: When interviewing for a job, lose the ring! The article, which is still online, features the horrifically sexist and backwards advice: When a man sees that ring he immediately assumes you are high maintenance. When the woman at the office who has the largest diamond on her finger, sees that ring, she will realise that if you are hire...
Reveal extent of NHS crisis
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Reveal extent of NHS crisis

    The UK was found to have a third the number of hospital beds per head compared with Germany. The NHS has among the lowest per capita numbers of doctors, nurses and hospital beds in the western world, a new study of international health spending has revealed. The stark findings come from a new King’s Fund analysis of health data from 21 countries, collected by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. They reveal that only Poland has fewer doctors and nurses than the UK, while only Canada, Denmark and Sweden have fewer hospital beds, and that Britain also falls short when it comes to scanners. If the 21 countries were a football league then the UK would be in the relegation zone in terms of the resources we put into our healthcare system, as measu...
May bringing back project fear
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May bringing back project fear

    Theresa May has been accused of resurrecting Project Fear after her Business Secretary warned that thousands of jobs will be at risk unless the Government adopts a Customs partnership with the EU. Eurosceptics Cabinet ministers thought they had killed off the plans after a meeting of the Brexit wars Cabinet last week amid concerns it would lead to a climbdown over Brexit and see Britain staying in the Customs Union. However Mrs May has insisted that the partnership is still on the table, with the issue set to be decided at another meeting of the Brexit war cabinet on Thursday. Greg Clark, the Business Secretary, disclosed that he spoke to Toyota last week and as he raised concerns that 3,500 jobs could be at risk if the company decides to locate a new plant in Euro...