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This Healthy Aging Trick Will Make the World a Better Place

Diet, exercise and social engagement—the three pillars of successful aging need to make room for a fourth: volunteering. A new study led by scientists from the Rotman Research Institute in Ontario, Ca…

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4 Ways to Help Raise Awareness for World Water Week

Two and a half times the number of people that live in the U.S. don't have access to clean water! Millions of women and children in the developing world spend hours daily—walking up to six miles—t…

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How Not to Spread Invasive Pests

When hungry insects decide to travel to new areas, they can devastate crops and trees and upset native ecosystems. And we humans often inadvertently provide transportation for these hungry pests. …

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9 Facts About ALS Every Ice Bucket Challenger Should Know

You've probably watched dozens of videos of friends and celebrities dumping buckets of ice water over their heads and challenging others to do the same. This video, though, cuts right to the heart of …

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Shocking Link to Suicide Rates

In the wake of the tragic loss of Robin Williams, one of the great comedians of our time, and his suicide, it is important to examine why suicide rates are increasing with the hope that better underst…

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10 Rules Every Kid Should Know to Avoid Dog Bites

Dogs can be man's best friend - and as the number two pet in America - many people obviously agree. However, Fido comes with a sharp set of canine teeth. With those teeth, nearly 5 milli…

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Awesome Doggie Makeovers Save Lives

I don't know about you, but I love seeing makeovers of people in magazines or on television. Well, now I love them even more, because dogs across America are getting their chance to let their inner an…

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New York Island Overrun By Cats, But One Woman Is Making a Difference

Manhattan Island is not the only island in New York being over-populated. There is another lesser-known island on the Niagara river that has an exploding population, albeit of cats, not people. That i…

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Why You May Want a Therapy Dog When You’re Sick

A therapy dog is truly a special breed of animal. Unlike service dogs, which are used to help people with a specific disability, therapy dogs are specially trained and credentialed to provide love, su…

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The Worst Food for our Planet?

A new study by American and Israeli researchers has determined the environmental cost of producing beef, dairy, poultry, pork and eggs. Their findings reveal the high price the planet pays per calorie…

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I gave up social networking quite a while ago. Perhaps, it's great for venting, but you get no fa…

OK... tomorrow morning will give whirling a whirl.

I think I can manage 1 cup of water first thing in the a.m. but not 2 or 3. Will try to get more wa…

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