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EAT­ING BOGIES IS GOOD FOR YOU

Ac­cord­ing to re­search at Har­vard Univer­sity, nasal mu­cus is full of friendly bac­te­ria that can boost your im­mune sys­tem when con­sumed. Ew.

FACE-TO-FACE RE­QUESTS ARE 34 TIMES FOR SUC­CESS­FUL THAN EMAIL ONES

If you want some­thing do­ing, re­quest it in per­son, say psy­chol­o­gists at the Univer­sity of Western On­tario. The ef­fect is thought to be due to the non-ver­bal clues con­veyed when speak­ing face-to-face.

BEAUTY SLEEP RE­ALLY DOES EX­IST

The sleep- de­prived are deemed to be less at­trac­tive and less healthy than the well rested, a team at Stock­holm Univer­sity has found.

HARDLY ANY­BODY WILL OWN THEIR OWN CAR IN 2030

The ad­vent of self- driv­ing elec­tric ve­hi­cles will see pri­vately owned cars mak­ing up just 5 per cent of all traf­fic, a team at Cal­i­for­nia think tank Re­thinkX has es­ti­mated.

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