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Amazon pays less tax despite profits rise

Amazon pays less tax despite profits rise

Technology
Online retail giant Amazon paid far less tax in the UK last year, despite seeing a jump in profits.Amazon Services UK, its retail logistics arm, paid tax of £1.7m, down from £7.4m in 2016, but operating profits rose from £48m to £80m.One reason for the lower tax bill was a rise in share-based payments for staff.Over the past five years, full-time staff in the fulfilment centres have received, on average, shares worth more than £1,000 a year, the spokesman said.As Amazon's share price has risen so sharply, these are often worth more when they are sold to the open stock market. That sale price is the one on which the tax bill, for both the company and the individual, is based. Amazon UK Services, the division that runs the war...
Study: Better fluoridated water access leads to less tooth decay

Study: Better fluoridated water access leads to less tooth decay

Health
June 14 (UPI) -- U.S. children and adolescents with greater access to fluoridated drinking water are less likely to experience dental decay, according to a new analysis of data. Researchers from North Carolina, Maryland and the U.S. Census Bureau studied information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 's Water Fluoridation Reporting System and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys from 1999-2004 and 2011-2014. Their findings were published Thursday in the Journal of Dental Research. The research included 7,000 children aged 2-8 and 12,604 older children and adults. "This study confirms previously reported findings and provides additional evidence in support of water fluoridation as a core public health intervention promoting oral health," said Maria Ryan, ...
Women regret casual sex less if they take the initiative

Women regret casual sex less if they take the initiative

Health
Young women regret casual sex less if they take the initiative and the sex was good, according to a new study. Previous research has found that in general women regret one-night stands more than men. But researchers interviewed 547 Norwegian and 216 American university students, all of them heterosexual.The answers suggested that the "clearest gender-differentiating factor" for regret after casual sex is who made the first move.They also found that women feel less regret if the "partner was skilled and they felt sexually satisfied".All the participants in the the study undertaken by researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of Texas were aged under 30 years. Previous research has found that men in general regret casual sex much less than wo...
Premier League raises less from TV rights auction

Premier League raises less from TV rights auction

Business
The Premier League has seen a decline in the money raised from the sale of rights to broadcast matches in the UK.In total BT and Sky bid £4.4bn to screen the lion's share of 200 games for each season between 2019-2022.That amount falls short of the £5.1bn the Premier League netted in 2015.Two packages to show 20 midweek matches are still to be sold, but experts say it is unlikely they will raise enough to top the previous rights deal."I don't think that those two packages by themselves are going to bridge the gap between what the domestic rights were sold for last time and what they're going for this time," said Dan Jones, head of the sports business group at the accountancy firm Deloitte.In 2012, BT and Sky paid £3bn for the rights to show matches between 2013 and 2015, up from £1.77bn in
How to Feel Less Bloated After a Huge Thanksgiving Meal

How to Feel Less Bloated After a Huge Thanksgiving Meal

Health
Thanksgiving dinner, your house: After downing a couple of helpings of turkey and stuffing, your stomach gives a firm nuh-uh to that slice of pumpkin pie. A voice in your head has another idea, replying, "but today’s a holiday, you have to eat it.” After you consume the last delicious bite, your stomach gets revenge in the worst way: with a monster food baby spilling over your jeans.Belly bloat is your body’s way of saying, "you stuffed me," Keri Gans, RD, a New York City nutritionist, tells Health. This can be hard to avoid during holidays, when stuffing yourself is expected. Bloating can also be triggered by eating something your stomach doesn’t agree with, chowing down too quickly, and&nb