A sudden loss of a majority of one’s life-savings in middle or older age is associated with a significantly higher risk of death, reports a study published in the Journal of American Medical Association.

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Estimated survival for all-cause mortality by wealth status, 1994-2014​

Keep walking…but beware of where

​Scientists are now cautioning us that the path we walk on is as important as the walk. They report that the health benefits of walking exercise can be reduced, cancelled out, or even reversed, if we walk in traffic-polluted air.

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Figure: Where urban household insects prefer to live. <br>Arthropods are insects and their close relatives such as spiders and millipedes. They can have six legs (moths), eight legs (spiders), or one hundred legs (centipedes), and fly or wander from the outside environment into the indoor world.

Scientists discovered that urban household insects prefer ground-level, carpeted, high-traffic rooms with lots of windows and doors. Human messiness and pets do not seem to affect their choices.

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Blue light calms faster than white light

​Blue lighting calms us faster than conventional white light after short-term stress, researchers of the Brain-computer Interface Lab at the University of Granada, Spain, reported.

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