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Alex Sarriegui

 

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The Problem with Processed Food

The obesity epidemic is one of the fastest growing problems in our modern society, and in my opinion, it is not being taken seriously enough. The amount of diseases and deaths caused by obesity, namely heart disease, and type 2 diabetes are one of the biggest killers in the world today, with over 600,000 deaths due to heart disease just in America, that’s 1 in 4 of all deaths.

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The Sad Truth About Dementia

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The human brain is one of the most intricate and complex things in existence. It gives us the ability to see, learn and think. It gives us personality. And it does all this in a relatively small package. Modern supercomputers that occupy whole warehouses can’t do half the things that our brains can do, and those that are fairly close to mimicking personality and human characteristics are nowhere near as efficient or compact as our brains.

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Why School Should Start at 11

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We sleep for a third of our lives, around 25 years of our life, there is no activity that we will do more while alive. So, for something that takes up a very great proportion of our lives, why do we know so little about it?

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The Brain's Secret Autopilot Mode

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Have you ever felt like you can carry out tasks effortlessly without giving them much thought or consideration? Well then, your brain is probably functioning on autopilot.

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The Science of Addiction

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Addiction is defined as “not having control over doing/taking or using something to the point where it could be harmful to you”. Addiction, is one of the worst diseases that affects humans in my opinion.

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Why Your Muscles Shake After Exercise

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When your muscles shake after exercise, they do so involuntarily, and there is little you can do to stop them immediately. This lack of control of our body usually scares most people, but the truth is that muscle tremors are perfectly normal (after exercise), and it just means that you are working out really intensely.

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What is Parkinson's Disease?

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Parkinson’s disease affects more than 10 million people worldwide, and although it is a horrible, debilitating disease that will stay with you all your life, it is not deadly at all. But what makes Parkinson’s stand out from other diseases, are its strange symptoms, of tremors, muscle rigidity or even hallucinations.

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