16 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

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Want to pick up some good habits? The best approach is to start small. In the Quora thread “What are some good ‘mini habits’ to practice each day?” readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person. The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete. Here are some of our favorites: 1. Brush your teeth and floss Brushing and flossing...

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Should You Bother to Floss Your Teeth?

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Flossing isn’t usually seen as an enjoyable activity. Fifty-five percent of Americans, in fact, would rather wash dishes, sit in traffic, wait in a checkout line, or even clean the toilet than floss, according to a 2015 survey from the American Academy of Periodontology. If you’re in that camp, you may have rejoiced recently when headlines proclaimed that the medical benefits of flossing were unproved. But does that mean you can...

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How Your Dentist Can Save Your Heart

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Put off the dentist and your smile isn’t the only thing that can suffer: Poor oral hygiene could hurt your heart health, suggests a new study from Finland. After examining the teeth and the arteries of more than 500 people, the researchers discovered that those need of a root canal were nearly 3 times more likely to have acute coronary syndrome—a clogging of the heart’s arteries that can cause a heart attack—than patients with healthy teeth....

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