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Online Cheating Can Have Real-World Consequences, Even Suicide

by   -  August 31st, 2015

This article was written by award-winning writer and speaker, Natasha Tracy. In the next article, she will offer the tips about How to Protect Your Mental Health If You’re on the Ashley Madison List

One of the largest data breaches in the world – the Ashley Madison hack of 30 million records – has proven that actions taken online on an adultery website have real-world consequences, too. Of course, after an alleged cheating partner is discovered, relationship separations and even divorces can occur, but worse than that, even hate crimes and unconfirmed suicides have resulted from the Ashley Madison hack. Online cheating actions are not made in a vacuum, they affect lives of spouses, children, and other loved ones in the real world as well.

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Death By Sugar: Kicking the Addiction for a Better Life

by   -  August 28th, 2015

Death By Sugar: Kicking the Addiction preview

Not long ago, I wrote an article about sugar and the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation’s recommendation to start taxing high-sugar content foods and drinks. There are some interesting statistics for the concept, particularly the fact that Canadians and Americans alike are consuming toxic levels of sugar every day. After writing that article, it got me thinking about my own consumption and that of my family. For the most part, I considered my consumption to be fairly low – but oh was I surprised when I started to track it.

I am not typically one to have sodas or high sugar drinks in my house, nor do I eat a lot of candy, or high sugar foods. Yet, my sugar intake was well above the recommended 6-10 teaspoons per day. How could this be so?

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Dancing Your Way to Good Health

by Liubov Edwards   -  August 26th, 2015

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The power of dance has been used therapeutically for centuries, as a ritual of healing sicknesses. Later dance become a form of expressive art. The establishment of dance as a therapy occurred in the 1950s, when American Dance Therapy Association was founded.

Dance therapy is becoming more and more popular nowadays .

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Delicious and Healthy Summer BBQ Tips

by   -  August 24th, 2015

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Summer is already in full swing. If we aren’t careful, it will be over before we know it and the intense hubbub of back-to-school will begin. Before all that happens, let’s take a moment to savor the season and talk about a favorite pastime: summer grilling!

While we pretty much all love a good BBQ, it’s important to note that we don’t always eat the healthiest around these sorts of occasions. It’s all too easy to underprepare and overindulge – but have no fear, we got your back with some little known BBQ tips and tricks for eating healthy without losing flavor to savor. We may even have a couple yummy recipes to try!

1. Marinades are a must.

Not only do marinades add flavor to your favorite meat, just soaking for 10 minutes has been shown to reduce the formation of heterocyclic amines (HCAs), a cancer-causing compound formed when meat cooks at high temperatures.

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Brother Jericho Protects Cecil’s Cubs Amidst Death Claims

by   -  August 19th, 2015

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By now, I’m sure many of you are aware of the poaching death of Cecil the lion, a local favorite in Zimbabwe. The thirteen-year-old lion has been tracked by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit in Oxford's Department of Zoology, making him very beloved by those who knew of him. I won’t go into the gory details, but let’s just say, Cecil suffered needlessly, which is in part causing all the outrage. The other part was due to the fact he was a protected animal that was lured out of his sanctuary at the Hwange National park in Zimbabwe. The “trophy" hunter who took down Cecil – a Minnesotan dentist, I’m afraid – is currently a fugitive and due to international outrage, he’s being sought for extradition to face charges in Zimbabwe for the illegal hunt.

It’s not the first poaching conviction for Palmer, either, who has one on record for killing a black bear in Wisconsin in 2006, then lying to authorities about where he killed it. Despite going underground, Palmer did issue a statement claiming he was misled by local guides to believing the hunt was legal, and he had no idea the lion he shot was “a local favorite."

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Avoiding and Overcoming Swimmer’s Itch

by   -  August 16th, 2015

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by tashatuvango

Summer is in full swing and for many families, mine included, it means plenty of beach days. I mean, how else are you going to cool down without the blissful hum of a central air unit, right? (Mental note: must get central air by next year.) However, with all the water fun comes concerns of swimmer’s itch – especially as summer winds down. In our area of central Minnesota, we’ve already had cases popping up in local lakes and let me just say – kids are not happy campers when they contract it.

Steering clear of swimmer’s itch is sometimes easier said than done, but by following the tips I’ve laid out below, you can reduce your chances significantly.

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Blue Rag or Blue Cap

by Liubov Edwards   -  August 12th, 2015

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Sleeping sickness is quite common in countries of sub-Saharan Africa and around 300 000 people are infected every year. As some other tropical diseases, sleeping sickness is transmitted by fly, called the tsetse. The symptoms are headache, swollen joins, reduced body weight very often can be fatal. Scientists have been trying many methods to reduce the tsetse fly population and recently discovered a very simple but effective way.

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Recalled: Nuts, Spices, Raw Pet Food, and Sushi Tuna

by   -  August 10th, 2015

Warning Signs of Salmonella preview

What do nuts, spices, raw pet food, and raw tuna used for sushi have in common – that’s right – salmonella. In recent months there has been 62 confirmed cases popping up across 11 states – Minnesota included on just the sushi alone. Eeeep, I like my sushi, too.

Osamu Corporation out of Gardena, CA is responsible for recalling a batch of frozen yellow fin tuna chunk meat (lot #68568) after the product was found to host salmonella by the Minnesota Department of Health.

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Skinny Jeans and Other Fashion Hazards to Your Health

by   -  August 7th, 2015

by Tiffany
by Tiffany

The world is in no shortage of fashion trends, but how many of you knew there are perils of looking beautiful in the eyes of society? As a matter of fact, some of the most beloved trends are some of the most dangerous. Don’t believe me? Keep reading.

Not All Jeans are Made Equal

While I’ve never jumped on the bandwagon to wear my jeans like they’re tights (boot cut happens to be my style of choice), the skinny jeans trend has certainly been around longer than I can remember.

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De-stressing With Apps In The 21st Century

by   -  August 4th, 2015

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It should come as no surprise that our modern lifestyles are, or can be, chocked full of stress. As we advance, we have made many strides to alleviate some of the stresses, but new ones always seem to find a way to crop up. Are we just prone to bringing stress on? Or have we not evolved enough to learn when to release the trigger finger on our flight/fight mechanism? Whatever the answer might be, there are ways both online and off-line to calm down, and find your Zen. When life gets too hectic to make you pause, there’s an app for that.

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New Perspectives of 3D Printing

by Liubov Edwards   -  August 3rd, 2015

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3D printing has been becoming very useful in different industries. And now individualized pills, tailored to the need of each individual patient can be easily “created" thanks to this new technology. The first ever 3D printed drug, called SPRITAM has been approved to use for epilepsy treatment. Before that 3D printing was successfully used to print growth-flexible implants that saved lives of several babies with a life treating condition.

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