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articles by: Samantha, selected from Tonic

Drink Water, Lose Weight

By Marc Hertz, Tonic The search for a no-fail weight-loss solution is right up there with pursuing of the Fountain of Youth. The sheer number of different diets out there is staggering. That said…

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Do Animals Laugh? (Video)

By David Bois, Tonic Now then everybody, please settle down, this is serious. Fun time is over, we have rats to tickle. Laughter, it seems, is a topic of scientific inquiry that is ripe to be …

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10 Natural Memory Loss Remedies

By Kirk Bromley, Tonic Memory loss is one of the downers of getting older. If life were fair, more rich experiences would mean more rich memories. But, of course, the brain ages too, and its abil…

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Abducted Cat Found 3,000 Miles From Home

By Marc Hertz, Tonic Somehow, some way, a nearly blind cat that was taken more than a year ago from the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) showed up on the str…

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Get Closure By Licking an Envelope

By Anne Driscoll, Tonic You've had a bad breakup. Or a job loss. Or a falling out with your best friend. How do you recover and put the sadness, guilt, regret and overall bad feelings to bed? Esp…

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How Sea Otters Fight Global Warming

By David Bois, Tonic The fact that these creatures are so darn cute is the only excuse some might require to help the conservation efforts on behalf of the endangered sea otter. But according to…

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Humpback Whales Nurture Long Friendships

By David Bois, Tonic We've long known them to be highly intelligent and at-least somewhat social creatures. But a surprising set of results from studies conducted by Canada's Mingan Island Ceta…

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Hearing Loss Awareness in the Amazon Rainforest

By Jo Piazza, Tonic Imagine going through high school and never being able to hear someone whispering in your ear, or whispering about you for that matter. Or being a middle-schooler with a v…

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8 Ways to Inspire Re-Use In Your Community

By John R. Platt, Tonic Reduce, reuse, recycle. For years, we've heard that environmental mantra. And we follow it, more often than not. Companies cut down on their packaging so it costs less…

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World’s Largest Beaver Dam Seen on Google Earth

By David Bois, Tonic At nearly 2,800 feet in length, it's one of the largest dams ever built. Construction began way back in the 1970's, and if four decades seems an excessively long time to sp…

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