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What Can Happen to a Marriage When a Wife Gets Sick

‘Til death do us part' is a popular marital promise that couples are finding it increasingly difficult to keep, especially when ‘In sickness and in health' becomes a reality. Nearly 6,300 divorces …

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Woman Pulled from 20 Mile Race for Running Too Slowly

Netty Edwards says that she was pulled out of the Spen 20 Race in the UK for running too slowly. At a mile and a half in, she says a race official told her that staff was not able to stick around for …

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New Documentary Exposes USDA’s Secret War on Animals

USDA Wildlife Services is an agency whose mission is "to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist." But according to a group of whistleblowers in the new award-winning do…

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How Healthy is Coconut Oil?

Many of us (me included) love coconut. But, is coconut oil good for you? The answer isn’t quite clear. It is common knowledge that coconut flesh, milk, and oil are high in saturated fat. Saturated …

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Are Refurbished Electronics as Good as New?

If you’re like most bargain hunters, you’re looking for great deals on electronics. While many retailers frequently offer steep discounts, buying refurbished electronics can save you up to 50 percent.…

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6 Most Persistent Dog Myths

There are certain dog myths that seem to stubbornly persist that passage of time. Many are kept alive by starry-eyed children watching fantasy films. Others are passed on in campfire tales, in storybo…

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How Climate Change Makes Our Food Less Safe (and less abundant)

An EU study looked at how climate change is impacting our food safety now and projected what global warming could mean for the future of food safety. How will climate change affect the future of our f…

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Chronic Fatigue: Is it All in Your Head?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has been a topic of great controversy in the medical community for decades. One of the most confusing aspects of the condition (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis o…

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Why K-Cup Crafts Aren’t the Answer

An ounce of waste for every cup of coffee–that’s what Keurig is doing to our planet. Sure, all that waste may not *literally* equal the giant K-Cup monster that destroys that nameless city in t…

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Can We End Our Fossil Fuel Addiction by 2050?

If you feel any sense of guilt while filling your car with gas or sitting in traffic amongst dozens of other burning cars, you are not alone. No matter how much time we spend willing people and govern…

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Real conversation at 2AM "Hello." I said though a sticky voice not yet awake. "Thank you for being…

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Thank you, Michelle! Where I live the doctors rarely prescribe antibiotics because of this issue. …