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How many times a day do you use soap? Paul Linse/The Image Bank via Getty Images

The dirty history of soap

With hand-washing top of mind, soap is an integral part of keeping clean. But people through the ages relied on earlier forms of soap more for cleaning objects than for personal hygiene.
Increasing the amount of exercise is one way to use the energy stored in fat cells, or to ‘burn’ fat. HoonQ/Shutterstock.com

How does your body ‘burn’ fat?

Trainers and fitness gurus often tell their charges how to ‘burn fat.’ But what does that actually involve? Here’s a Speed Read on something that actually takes a fairly long time.
Exposure to omega-3 fatty acids during a child’s early years may play a role in reducing breast cancer risk later in life. (Shutterstock)

How fish may reduce your child’s breast cancer risk

New research suggests omega-3s from seafood to be more effective at reducing breast cancer risk than those from plant-based sources.

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