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A Plea for Women to Sit Down on Public Toilets

A Plea for Women to Sit Down on Public Toilets

Come on, ladies. Just use toilet paper and make the world a better place. If it’s not a porta-potty, all you have to do to protect yourself is use a paper towel and sit down to pee. If you don’t want to sit at all, you can consider one of those urination device thingies (make […]

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Is There Fecal Matter in Your Animal Products?

Is There Fecal Matter in Your Animal Products?

A group that stands for our consumer advocacy rights is pushing the US government to require meat distributors to label their products with “may contain fecal matter”, before they are sent out to grocery stores. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is made up of over 12,000 physicians, whose mission includes promoting plant-based diets […]

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Cryotherapy Treatment Saves Nurse with Stage 4 Cancer

Cryotherapy Treatment Saves Nurse with Stage 4 Cancer

A nurse with stage 4 esophageal cancer has been in a five-year remission thanks to cryotherapy. Karie Fisher, a nurse from Colorado, was initially fatigued six years ago in 2013 when she thought she might have had a vitamin D deficiency, which an estimated one billion people have worldwide [1] Then, she began coughing up […]

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Ketogenic Diet and Cancer: What This Brand New Research Is Telling Us

Ketogenic Diet and Cancer: What This Brand New Research Is Telling Us

No matter which side of the fence you’re on when it comes to the ketogenic diet, recent groundbreaking studies are starting to point out that it’s likely here to stay, but not for reasons you might expect. [1] A strict keto diet provides up to 90% of a person’s daily calories from fats and limits […]

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6 Most Nutritious Gluten-Free Flours, Plus A Delicious Almond Bread Recipe

6 Most Nutritious Gluten-Free Flours, Plus A Delicious Almond Bread Recipe

You or someone you know has probably tried the gluten-free diet in the past few years. The popularity of this diet has led to the creation of an array of gluten-free products and entire grocery store aisles dedicated to it. Gluten-free options are now widely available on restaurant menus, in flights, and even in pizza […]

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6 Hard Truths About Losing A Parent

6 Hard Truths About Losing A Parent

Just thinking about losing a parent is an unbearable thought. Parents are some of the most important people in our lives, and whether we’re in contact with them or not, losing a ‘life giver’ puts us through a series of emotional changes. We all owe life death, and at some point, we will still have […]

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A Nova Scotian Self-Written Obituary Reminds People to “Live a Little”

A Nova Scotian Self-Written Obituary Reminds People to “Live a Little”

What would you do if you were diagnosed with incurable cancer? In Bailey Matheson’s obituary, she encourages people to “live a little”. Diagnosed two years ago, Bailey Matheson reminds us that “none of us know how long we’re here, so you might as well enjoy it. Enjoy the ride.” Bailey grew up in Cape Breton, […]

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Flex Your Brain A Bit With This Challenging Riddle: “What Has An Eye But Cannot See?”

Flex Your Brain A Bit With This Challenging Riddle: “What Has An Eye But Cannot See?”

Think. You know this. It might be tricky, but give it your best shot before scrolling down further. Riddles can be timeless, ageless, and even helpful for our noggins. No matter how young or old you are, riddles give your brain a workout and help lift your mood. Here a few benefits of having fun […]

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Electrical Jolts May Restore Memory in Older Adults

Electrical Jolts May Restore Memory in Older Adults

Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, it’s a ruthless and unforgiving disease that slowly strips the sufferer of their individuality and personal memories. At some point in our lives, it is likely that we will witness a close family member or friend suffer with dementia, and there is no known way to reverse […]

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The Working 92 Year Old Star Who Won’t Quit Her Lifestyle

The Working 92 Year Old Star Who Won’t Quit Her Lifestyle

When 92-year-old June Brown was asked to give up drinking booze and smoking cigarettes, she had one thing to say – the key to a long life is doing simply, “what you damn well please.”[1] She plays Albert Square favorite Dot Banning on the soap opera, Eastenders. One of the things that she claims keep […]

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