Brittany Hambleton

Miner to millionaire: Man sells largest-ever Tanzanite gems for $3.3M

Miner to millionaire: Man sells largest-ever Tanzanite gems for $3.3M

Many of us dream of winning the lottery and becoming instant millionaires overnight. One man in Tanzania did almost exactly that. Not by winning the lottery, but by finding two of the largest pieces of Tanzanite in the world. From Miner to Millionaire Saniniu Laizer is a small-scale mining boss in Tanzania. Through his mining […]

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Margarita Trucks Could Be Rolling into Your Neighborhood Soon and 2020 Needs Them

Margarita Trucks Could Be Rolling into Your Neighborhood Soon and 2020 Needs Them

Many of us have fond memories of hearing the sound of the ice cream truck rolling through our neighbourhood when we were kids, and the excitement that followed. There was nothing quite like a sweet ice cream cone to cool you off on a hot summer day. As adults, that excitement has perhaps worn off […]

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Not so random acts: Science finds that being kind pays off

Not so random acts: Science finds that being kind pays off

When you turn on the news or read the headlines that constantly appear on your Facebook feed, it’s easy to start to think that human nature is inherently evil, angry, and selfish- and rightly so. It seems that every day we’re given another example of people disrespecting each other, harming each other, and discriminating against […]

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Kids Don’t Need Plastic Junk. So, Please Stop Buying It.

Kids Don’t Need Plastic Junk. So, Please Stop Buying It.

Dolls, trucks, Lego, and action figures are all classic children’s toys that have one thing in common: they’re all made of plastic. In fact, in 2017 the website ecobirdy.com conducted a survey which found that 90 percent of all children’s toys are made entirely out of plastic [1]. These brightly-colored plastic toys are placed conveniently […]

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Scotland becomes the first country in the world to add LGBTQI history to school curriculum

Scotland becomes the first country in the world to add LGBTQI history to school curriculum

Scotland has now taken an important step toward combating homophobia and is the first country in the world to include LGBTQI history as a part of their school curriculum. For centuries, the LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex) community has faced discrimmination, violence, oppression, and persecution at the hands of the church, state, […]

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Drug company to charge thousands for coronavirus treatment

Drug company to charge thousands for coronavirus treatment

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, doctors, researchers, and drug-makers have been searching for an effective treatment for the virus that has now, as of July 7th, killed more than half a million people worldwide [1]. Remdesivir by Gilead Sciences was the first drug to show benefit against the novel coronavirus, and as such it’s arrival […]

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Autoimmune Experiments Switch Immune Cells From Attacking The Body to Protecting It

Autoimmune Experiments Switch Immune Cells From Attacking The Body to Protecting It

In a healthy individual, the body’s immune system is there for protection- it attacks invaders and destroys pathogens. An autoimmune disease occurs when this system makes a mistake, and instead attacks healthy cells. There are more than eighty different types of autoimmune disorders, and a person can have more than one at the same time. […]

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Getting Stoned With Your Spouse Could Reduce Conflict in Your Marriage

Getting Stoned With Your Spouse Could Reduce Conflict in Your Marriage

When it comes to fostering healthy relationships, drugs and alcohol are typically viewed very negatively- and rightly so. Addictions and substance abuse can destroy the bonds you have with friends, families, and spouses, and tear relationships apart. A more recent study, however, has been published that suggests that marijuana use may not deserve the bad […]

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Alabama Teens Are Throwing Coronavirus Parties with Cash Rewards for the First to Get Infected

Alabama Teens Are Throwing Coronavirus Parties with Cash Rewards for the First to Get Infected

The COVID-19 pandemic, which began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, has reached nearly every continent around the world, claimed thousands of lives and damaged the global economy.  After months of lockdowns and closures to contain the spread of the virus, many countries are finally seeing a reduction in cases and are starting to open […]

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Potential New Therapy turns cancer cells into fat to stop it from spreading

Potential New Therapy turns cancer cells into fat to stop it from spreading

Breast cancer is the most common cancer that affects women, and 2.1 million women are impacted by the disease every year. In 2018, nearly 630 thousand women around the world lost their battle with breast cancer, which makes up fifteen percent of all cancer deaths among women worldwide [1]. Cancer in general is the second […]

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