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Is Your Produce Trying to Kill You?

Fruits and veggies are good for you, but maybe not for the reason you think. Everyone seems to be smitten with the thought that fresh produce is loaded with antioxidants -- which reduce oxidative stre…

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How Our Jeans Are Damaging the Rivers Around Us

Do you think your favorite pair of designer jeans was overpriced? Think again. It should be impossible to put a price tag on a product that poisons the most important lifelines of our planet, but unfo…

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5 Facts That Show What Life is Like for Working Caregivers

July is National Sandwich Generation month—a time to recognize the sacrifices made by those caring for young children and aging parents. Many of these men and women must also attempt to hold down a jo…

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Stigmatized and Misunderstood, Hepatitis Kills 1.5 Million People a Year

It's ignored, stigmatized, and misunderstood, but it kills 1.5 million people every year, as many as HIV/AIDS. It's the leading cause of liver cancer. Hepatitis is a serious inflammation of the liver,…

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Oklahoma Earthquakes & Fracking. Are They Related?

Oklahoma has now surpassed California in the number of earthquakes felt this year! Is the steep increase in Oklahoma earthquakes related to fracking? Or is it merely a coincidence? Here's what m…

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India Will Plant 2 Billion Trees Along Highways, Creating Jobs For 300,000 Youths

The rest of the world should plant more trees too. India's Rural Development Ministry has decided to try to tackle two problems at the same time: Youth unemployment and bad air quality. It has unveil…

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Boost Metabolism While You Sleep

At times it seems like everyone is looking for an easy way to boost their metabolism and shed some pounds. We've been told to drink cold water before meals. Some say constant fidgeting is key. Some us…

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Supermarket Uses Expired Food As Its New Power Source

Food in a British supermarket too rotten to be sold is still being digested—by a plant that turns it into electricity to power the store. The Sainsbury's store says it's the first retail outlet in the…

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4 Grocery Stores Recall Peaches & Plums

Watch out for those plums and peaches: A California packing company has recalled fruit sent to big stores around the country after internal testing revealed possible listeria contamination. The recall…

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Do You Really Just Use 10% of Your Brain?

In the movie Limitless, Bradley Cooper pops a pill that lets him tap into the supposed dormant 90 percent of his brain. It allows him to pick winning stocks, speak foreign languages, play the piano li…

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