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There’s Finally an Official Way to Grab Some Free PUBG Mobile UC

If you’ve been looking for a way to score some free PUBG Mobile UC, you might have finally found your answer — depending on where you live, of course. This week, Google opened up its Google Play Points rewards program to more countries, offering something back on your impulsive in-app purchases. ” Not all too dissimilar to the points system you might have at a big retailer, Google Play Points use a tier system. Earn enough points in a set period, and you’ll go up a grade, earning a little bit extra on subsequent purchases. The more you put in, the more you get out. It’s that sort of deal. While it’s certainly not something 99 percent of the PUBG Mobile population partakes in, like any even remotely big mobile game out there, there are “whales” spending the big bucks. If you’...

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Canada brewery apologises for beer named ‘pubic hair’ in Maori

The Canadian company said it used the word to mean its beer was "as light as a feather" A Canadian brewery has apologised for unwittingly naming one of its beers after a Maori word that is commonly used to mean pubic hair. Hell's Basement Brewery in Alberta said it released its Huruhuru pale ale two years ago, thinking it meant "feather". But Maori TV personality Te Hamua Nikora pointed out the common interpretation of the word in a Facebook video. The brewery's founder said the product would now be rebranded. "We acknowledge that we did not consider the commonplace use of the term huruhuru as a reference to pubic hair, and that consultation with a Maori representative would have been a better reference than online dictionaries," Mike Patriquin told Canadian network CBC. ...

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HAIR

Hair regrowth: Could microRNA lead the way?

New research in animals has identified a microRNA that appears to modulate the growth of hair. The study, which appears in the journal Science Advances, may lay the groundwork for future hair regrowth treatments that are more effective and less invasive than the current options. Hair loss is commonly associated with getting older. However, it can also be due to hormonal changes, as well as environmental and genetic factors. Key treatments for hair loss are minoxidil and finasteride. While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved both treatments, neither is particularly effective, and both require frequent reapplication. As the authors of the present study note, “Both are designed not for hair loss treatment but serendipity.” As a consequence, scientists a...

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YOGA

How Yoga Can Support Heart Health

Resting Poses The greatest gift yoga gives you is the ability to be more in tune with yourself. Your body will tell you when it’s energized and when it needs to rest. Thus, learning the resting poses is just as important as mastering the standing or seated series. Child’s pose is a position available to you at any time during a class. If you feel overheated or dizzy, this position will offer instant relief. It opens the hips and elongates the back, which relieves tension. Benefits: Releases tension in the back, shoulders and chest, and lengthens the spine; alleviates stress and anxiety. There’s no sweeter—or more challenging—pose in yoga than corpse pose, and it comes at the end of a class. Lying on your back, you get a chance to reflect on what your body has just accomplished. Br...

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YOGA

How Philly’s Black community is using yoga to heal from the trauma of George Floyd’s murder

A week after thousands of Philadelphians flooded the streets in June in a massive protest over George Floyd’s death, Adriana Adelé led a free outdoor yoga class at Logan Circle for the city’s Black community. Dozens showed up for the session, which was part of Spirits Up!, a six-day wellness series that focused on healing for protesters and people who had experienced racial traumas. “During my class, on one side you could see the Art Museum, and on the other side you could see City Hall,” said Adelé, an instructor at Three Queens Yoga in Queen Village and Maha Yoga in Center City. “In that moment, it felt like a manifested symbol of being a Black practitioner of yoga … having to find your center and your breath amidst the chaos of a bustling city.” While yoga is not a cure-all, studi...

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YOGA

Stretching out: A beginner’s guide to 10 essential yoga poses

Yoga on the High Roller observation wheel Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Courtesy/High Roller Observation Wheel By Genevie Durano (contact) Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 | 2 a.m. Yoga is a practice dating back thousands of years, first as an oral tradition from teachers to students, then collated into the Yoga Sutra, a 2,000-year-old treatise on yogic philosophy. Today, there are many styles of yoga using different sequences of poses (asanas), which, in tandem with the breath (prana), cultivate harmony between the body and the mind. It’s often said that yoga is a movement meditation, and when you pay attention to the breath as well as the poses, you’ll reap the full benefits of your practice. There are five categories of asanas, and they’re usually done in a sequence or flow. Think of these po

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fitness

Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province promotes national fitness online

The screenshot of the online sports game, which entered the selection process on Aug. 8, 2020 in China. Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province promotes national fitness online. HARBIN, China, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- In northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, people have found a way to compete without meeting. Owning a mobile phone is all that's needed to continue the rising tide off the nationwide fitness boom. August 8, 2020 marked the 12th National Fitness Day in China. On the day, the Internet Games in Heilongjiang Province entered the selection process. Over the last week, sports enthusiasts from all over Heilongjiang Province uploaded their fitness videos to the short video platform. The videos are packed full of various skills and interests. Short videos on related topics has been v

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Nurse loses 70 pounds as part of 100-day fitness challenge

Mollie Sanchez goes for a walk with her daughters, Liliana (6) and Zoie (2) on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls, S.D. Sanchez won the mayor's fitness challenge to bike, walk or run 100 miles in 100 days. (Erin Bormett /The Argus Leader via AP) less Mollie Sanchez goes for a walk with her daughters, Liliana (6) and Zoie (2) on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls, S.D. Sanchez won the mayor's fitness challenge to bike, walk or run ... more Photo: Erin Bormett, AP Image 1 of 4 Mollie Sanchez goes for a walk with her daughters, Liliana (6) and Zoie (2) on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls, S.D. Sanchez won the mayor's fitness challenge to bike, walk or run 100 miles in 100 days. (Erin Bormett...

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‘They will go to hell and back’: a taste of Super League-style fitness training

The smile on Ade Gardner’s face as I pull into Warrington Wolves’ training ground reminds me what I have agreed to put myself through. Professional sport is finally returning post-lockdown, but with that sort of normality comes packed schedules and extreme demands few elite sports stars will have ever experienced. Related: Super League on course for return after players agree scale of pay cuts Super League’s players are no exception. While footballers are used to three games in a week, and short turnarounds are par for the course throughout the cricketing summer, Super League is attempting to finish its remaining 22 rounds of the season – plus the Challenge Cup and play-offs – in only four months, starting on Sunday. Rugby league is already one of the most physically d...

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A new bestselling novel scrutinizes colorism and standards of beauty in America

While the world continues to reckon with systemic racism and anti-Blackness during a summer of protest and awakening after the killing of George Floyd, a new novel explores another layer of discrimination experienced by people within Black communities. Brit Bennett's "The Vanishing Half" is the story of the Vignes twins, Desiree and Stella, who yearn for escape from their small, fictional town in the Deep South populated solely by light-skinned Black people. In 1950s Mallard, Louisiana the residents venerate their proximity to Whiteness and consider dark skin undesirable. The twins are revered for their fair complexion but equally reminded of their race by the unfair world around them; years earlier, they witnessed their father lynched by a White mob, and now, when they want only to ...

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