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PUMPING IRONY: So Sad

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I’m at an age when funerals beckon way more frequently than weddings, so you’d think I’d have figured out the whole grieving thing by now. That’s the first thought that came to mind last week when I heard that my 73-year-old brother, affectionately known as The Tin Man (he once ran a siding company), had tumbled into the cancer vortex. A PET scan revealed tumors invading his scalp and shoulder, his liver and lymph nodes, his tibia and back. “We have called the Mayo,” his daughter wrote in a text replete with heart emojis and a call for prayers. I...

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Kiran Zhu’s portable sanitation kit aims to improve public hygiene

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Chinese designer Kiran Zhu has created the Handy Capsule sanitation kit in a bid to encourage better public health habits in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The compact sanitation kit, called the Handy Capsule, contains four types of health supplies: a disposable mask, hand sanitiser, temperature stickers and alcohol wipes. The soft pebble-shaped case is made from aluminium sheets that have been stamped to take the form of each of the items included inside. "Through this product, we hope to establish a new language for communication with the public, which is gentle and easy to understand," Zhu told Dezeen. "It's very...

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How To Use A Weight Lifting Dip Belt to Enhance Your Workout

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Increasing resistance in your workout is an important step in continuing to build stamina and strength, whether that’s ramping up the incline on the treadmill or (safely) racking a few more weights on the barbell. But with some exercises, it can be difficult to find ways to add a difficulty factor without just increasing your reps. For example, you may find yourself wanting more out of your squats or pullups. That’s where a dip belt comes in. A weight lifting dip belt may look pretty similar to weightlifting belts that are designed for providing support to your back, but they...

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