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3 Personal Items You Should Be Cleaning More Often

Even the most hygiene-conscious people often forget to clean some everyday items. But the truth is, wiping the toilet seat and scrubbing the kitchen counter are simply not enough to protect you from i…

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Why You Should Probably Not Read the Magazines at Your Doctor’s Office

It’s something we do without really thinking about it—leafing through a magazine while we wait for our turn at the doctor’s clinic. But it may be a good idea to resist that habit. Instead, pop your…

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Do You Google Your Illness? That May Be a Good Thing

Your habit of Googling for a diagnosis may help detect an infectious disease epidemic. By searching your symptoms or even a specific type of illness, you are contributing data that may help stop an ep…

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Top 10 Causes of Death Around the World

Most humans don't like to think about dying, but it's an inevitability for all of us. How or why we will die isn't something any of us can know for certain, but there are plenty of things that can tip…

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CrossFit Workouts Could Cause Deadly Condition

Rhabdomyolysis is an extremely rare and potentially fatal muscle disease that fries the kidneys. This is doubtfully the first time you've heard of it, unless you're a CrossFitter. CrossFit is a Marine…

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5 Ways To Stay Happy During Shorter & Darker Days

Everyone has a favorite season, and if you feel alive and joyful during Summer's long, warm days, you probably view the impending chill with some apprehension. Although the science of whether the seas…

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Antibiotic Resistance and the Rise of the Superbug

This was a particularly tough cold and flu season. In my neck of the woods, people were getting sick for weeks instead of days, with illnesses tearing through entire families at once. Thousands flocke…

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Pick Your Placebo

For four years, since Tricia Barrett first introduced me to the merits of drinking green juice as a dietary supplement, I’ve been drinking 4 or 5 fresh green veggie juices daily. These juices – painst…

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How Fear Makes You Sick

You’re afraid to start your own business because you might fail. You’re afraid to go to the doctor because she might find something wrong. You’re afraid to get married because you might wind…

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Is It Your Fault If You Can’t Heal Yourself? Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog series Is It Your Fault If You Can’t Heal Yourself, I addressed the questions of whether or not we should blame or shame someone who is sick – and whether we should withhold con…

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Kara Foran

Kara is an editor for Care2's Healthy Living. She's happiest when engaging with creative, bright and loving people--whether they are the stranger on... more

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A deaf cat can still detect vibrations so you should still talk to them, and stroke them a lot gent…

This is very interesting... I should try to grow it first and then try it on my teeth.

Great idea, but isn't it a shame it is necessary? Why can't males just be taught not to rape?

When I found out about what quorn was, I was horrified (and I have previously heard that was more of…

Never tried Quorn and now I am glad I haven't. There are much better meat substitutes out there-Beyo…