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Happiest Baby Wombat in the World (Video)

When you think of picnics, you probably don't think of happy wombats. We have good news for you: you will now! Related Sloths Relax in a Giant Bucket (Video) Ferret Playtime: The Peanut Pool (V…

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What to Do If You See a Dog Locked in a Hot Car

Most animal lovers know it’s not safe to leave a pet in the car when it is warm outside. When it’s 80 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car can reach 99 degrees in just 10 minutes, according…

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Why Climate Change is a Women’s Issue

Climate change has a disproportionate impact on women, especially those living in the poorest regions of the world. A report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Women's Environmen…

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9 Steps to a Happy Life

If I share my wisdom with the world, I would offer my 9 steps to a happy life…. 1. Build something that you believe in – a relationship, a family, a company or a project. Focus on what you can do t…

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3 Steps to Healthier Vending Machines

Does your kid's school have vending machines? While these machines full of snacks and drinks can fill bellies and tide over hungry children, the majority of them serve up less than desirable foods fil…

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The Truth About Black Shelter Pets

Ask most people involved in animal rescue, and they'll swear it's true: Black shelter pets are less likely to be adopted than pets of other colors. My own experience bears this out: During this year'…

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2 Good Reasons to Get Grandma Online

As soon as Bruce and Esther Huffman bought a shiny new laptop, their granddaughter, Mindy, taught them how to record a video using the built-in webcam—or so she thought. Here's what happened, a little…

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Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Obesity Epidemic

In a new study released in Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science, researchers link the ingestion of artificial sweeteners to increased blood sugar levels (an early indicator of Type 2 diabet…

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The 6 Words That Helped Me Stay Sober

25 years ago today, I picked myself from the fetal-position heap I was in on the middle of my bed and made a decision not to kill myself. Or maybe it was the fleas that made me move. Whatever it …

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Does ‘Fat Shaming’ Help People Lose Weight?

Harassing and shaming people who are overweight can make the obesity epidemic worse. That's what researchers at University College London found when they studied the link between fat discrimination…

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signed. Thanks for sharing

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Black Cats are Considered Lucky in England

thanks, interesting. I started using quinoa a while ago, maybe I'll try something else too