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Cigarettes ‘could help people quit hypnotherapy’

resistance is futile, but manageableJust seven sessions a week, standing outside a pub sharing lighters with complete strangers, gave Susan the confidence to talk to people she didn’t know. ‘I’m much more outgoing now and can make friends with anyone. If I ever feel a bit low, I pop outside, stick a fag in my mouth and start cadging a light off passers by. It’s a ritual that really works,’ says Susan.

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Amazon alienates customers as ‘…recommends’ function becomes honest

and you're done.Customers were left confused and upset this week after Amazon.com’s famous ‘Amazon recommends…’ function was adjusted by the site’s designers to be more frank with their consumers.

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Homeopathic medicines ‘proved to work’, if repeatedly diluted in codeine

all down to homeopathy, said patients who survivedA new study from The University of Penge has shown that over-the-counter homeopathic medicines are proving surprisingly effective at treating pain relief when diluted to homeopathic levels using mainstream medicine.

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‘Concussion not good for you’ discovery shocks scientists

NFL players wear their IQ on their shirtsSince 1920, thousands of American footballers haven taken part in an elaborate experiment to repeatedly ‘ram their heads together’ in the hope of generating an alternative source of energy.

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Tesco self-scan machine develops consciousness

customers struggled to answer its questionsThere was excitement at a Haslemere branch of Tesco Local yesterday when one of its self-scan machines exhibited signs of heightened awareness and began communicating with shoppers.

‘For a few days the machine had been repeating the phrase, Unexpected Item In Bagging Area’’, said Assistant Manager Mrs Maureen Grebe. ‘Then yesterday it began asking deeper questions such as, ‘Am I an unexpected item? Are you? Are we all unexpected items in the bagging area of life?’ Now it won’t shut up.’

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