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  • The emulsifiers also changed the composition of the microbiome, reducing levels of Bacteroidales (species generally considered to be good guys in terms of the host's health) and increased levels of species that degrade mucus.
  • The composition of the gut microbiome is known to impact immune signaling.
  • Polysorbate-80 and carboxymethylcellulose increased the secretion of pro inflammatory cytokines, which increased the permeability of the gut.

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  • Overall, there were 5,593 deaths from all causes, with current smokers nearly three times (2.96) more likely to die than never or former smokers.
  • The two stand-out results are that up to two-thirds of the deaths in current smokers were due to smoking (the bad news) and that death rates in former smokers who had quit before turning 45 were not different from those in the study who had never smoked (the very welcome news).
  • We can now say with confidence that up to two-thirds of smokers will die from their smoking, on average ten years early.

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  • They found that at the level of individual use, alcohol was the deadliest substance, followed by heroin and cocaine.
  • Weed — roughly 114 times less deadly than booze,
  • Take in too much salt and you're looking at increased odds of a stroke.

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  • "The profitability comes in latter years not day one, but the market doesn't see that.
  • They are not seeing a return so you get a lower share price.

  • The Nielsen homescan data shows Coca-Cola 1.25L bottles are the second most popular branded item sold excluding private label brands, fresh meat, deli products and produce. 
  • You wouldn't eat 16 teaspoons of sugar so the thought of drinking it in a 600ml bottle of Coca-Cola is a little unsettling

  • While most Australian retailers have internet access, less than half have an online presence despite customers going online.

  • when the WHY is strong enough, you’ll do what you have to do. Right? I really wanted to meet Tim. So I made it work.

  • You simply breathe in through your nose for four seconds, hold your breath for seven seconds, and exhale through your mouth for eight seconds.
  • Try Dr. Andrew Weil’s “4-7-8” breathing trick to help you fall asleep in less than 1 minute:


  • By extending your inhale you force your lungs to take in more oxygen, then by holding the breath you allow that air to flow through your bloodstream.

  • What’s your morning schedule, and what time do you wake up in the morning?
  • If I could free up time for you to do anything, what would you do with that free time, personally OR professionally?
  • What else are you learning right now?

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  • The capital light business model makes for a healthy 57% earnings margin, with the business re-investing in its placement strategy and adjacent career products to leverage future growth.
  • there’s little doubt that SEEK is facing increased competition from Linkedin and other websites, while rising unemployment is also a headwind.
  • it’s the tantalising international growth prospects which have left SEEK trading on over 30x expected earnings for much of the past year.

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  • If we view the brain as a muscle — which it is — students learn that practice and hard work in school grows their mental abilities in the same way that athletes improve at their sports.”

  • Nothing changes until you do.
  • Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings.
  • Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.

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  • f you view the ego as a friend, something to shape and control, you’re giving your energy away to a false sense of self. If you view the ego as an enemy, something to fight against and defeat, you’re still giving away your energy to a false sense of self.
  • Either way you’re giving it power, even when fighting it.
  • The car picks up so much dirt the original color is forgotten, and the dirt itself becomes the new color of the car. This is the relation between consciousness and the ego, and it doesn’t mean the dirt is an enemy. In fact, the whole idea of having an enemy is part of the dirt that was built up.

  • You may see the expressions of negative emotions happening in the world, but the negative emotions themselves are only in the mind.
  • The mind is the source of all problems, you may believe that someone losing the use of their legs is a physical problem, but the reality is that the problem is still in the mind.
  • Physically, it’s the same situation, yet mentally it’s vastly different. It’s the difference between happiness and misery, simply because of a mental attitude. The way things are is the way things are, it’s the mind that judges that as being a problem or not.

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