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2020 Tokyo Olympics cost estimate reportedly comes in 7 times over budget

e 2020 Olympics and Paralympics — to be held in Tokyo, Japan — are estimated to cost seven times more than what was originally budgeted, Japanese newspaper The Mainichi reported on Friday. Hosting the mega-events would cost Japan 801.1 billion yen ($7.03 billion), the report said, citing the country’s Board of Audit. That’s the agency that reviews government expenditure. Japan, the world’s third-largest economy, had earlier estimated that the games would cost around 112.7 billion yen, according to the report. Hosting the Olympics has become an expensive venture, and a number of past hosts…

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Exercise doesn’t cost you your memory

Exercise doesn’t cost you your memory (Getty Images) People, your nightly run isn’t causing you to forget things. Contradicting earlier work, a team of researchers has confirmed that new neurons created via exercise don’t erase old memories. Exercise is well known for its cognitive benefits, thought to occur because it causes neurogenesis, or the creation of new neurons, in the hippocampus, which is a key brain region for learning, memory and mood regulation. Therefore, it was a surprise in 2014 when a research study, published in the journal Science, found…

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Weekend Getaways That’ll Cost Less Than a Meal For Two: Mumbai Read more at:

Here’s something you didn’t know, you could plan a weekend getaway and spend Less than  what you would on a fancy dinner for two. So all you Mumbaikars, pack your bags, hit the throttle, and plunge for a break! 1. Go, raise a coast! a) Palgarh The scenic location of this princely state, replete with waterfalls makes it the perfect retreat. Mahim and Kelve beach are both at an arm’s distance from Palgarh. All you art enthusiasts, can get an introduction to Worli art here. Distance: 113 km Room tariff:…

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