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Chinese consumers aren't spending as much. Many are worried about the future

Chinese consumers aren't spending as much. Many are worried about the future

Finance
China's massive consumer base is feeling a chill that could have ripple effects throughout an economy that's already under pressure. While analysts say individuals are generally financially healthy, many are holding off on spending due to uncertainty about the future. "A decline in consumption is the biggest risk, because everyone already knows about the decline in investment, everyone also knows about the trade tensions," said Jian Guang Shen, chief economist at JD Digits, which was spun off from Chinese e-commerce company JD.com. He used to be the chief economist at Mizuho Securities Asia. ...
Is It Possible to Eat Too Much Avocado?

Is It Possible to Eat Too Much Avocado?

Health
If avocados had a dating profile, I’d swipe right faster than if Bradley Cooper showed up on my Tinder feed—anyone who’s recently seen the graying hunk in A Star Is Born knows that’s really saying something. Look, I don’t mean to get too swoony on avocados. But the once-humble, now-superstar food is basically perfect. We enjoy them in sandwiches, omelettes, smoothies, soups, and, of course, smashed on toast. They've even made their way into pudding and brownies. And as we slice, scoop, and scarf down what is technically categorized as a fruit, we pat ourselves on the back because it’s such a superfood. ...
Too much screen time, too little sleep linked to child development problems: Study

Too much screen time, too little sleep linked to child development problems: Study

Health
The average American child spends 3.6 hours staring at a computer, television, tablet, or smartphone daily -- an amount of screen time associated with inferior cognitive development and academic performance, according to a new study of over 4,500 children between the ages of eight and 11 published yesterday in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. The study was conducted by Canadian researchers, but examined children in the U.S. using the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth. Those guidelines recommend that children get nine to 11 hours of uninterrupted sleep, less than two hours of screen time and at least one hour of physical activity every day. The children who scored best on tests for assessing language abilities, memory, executive function, attention, and proc...