Truths About C-Section Moms

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As more and more birth stories sweep their way across blogs and social media, let’s take a moment to appreciate the unsung heroes. Here’s to the moms who didn’t get to choose their story, and for those that carefully chose what was right for them. All birth is beautiful and neither method of bringing a…

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It’s Not a Done-Deal Yet, But Florida Lawmakers Just Voted to Keep Daylight Saving Time All Year Long

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Daylight saving time (DST) is a sunlight conservation practice where the clocks are uniformly advanced to one hour ahead of the standard of the time in the summer, and back again in the fall [1]. In the United States, DST begins at 2:00 am on March 11 and ends on November 4. It’s a common…

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Kids are Now Getting Drunk by Adding Vanilla Extract to their Coffee

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What won’t kids do these days? First, they were eating Tide Pods, then they discovered juuling. The next scary trend? Possibly drinking vanilla extract. Minors at a high school in Atlanta, Georgia have been caught using typical baking ingredients such as bourbon vanilla extract to get drunk, and they’re buying these bottle from grocery stores….

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“It Was Like Opening a Time Capsule”: Construction Crew Reunites Woman with Purse She Lost 65 Years Ago

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When 81-year-old Marty Ingham Everett was 16 years old, her little black purse decided to play a number on her. It fell out of her handbag and landed behind the cabinet in the science room at Jeffersonville High in Indiana. This happened in 1954 and she never saw it again, until now. Erin Bojorquez, who…

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“It Was Like Opening a Time Capsule”: Construction Crew Reunites Woman with Purse She Lost 65 Years Ago

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When 81-year-old Marty Ingham Everett was 16 years old, her little black purse decided to play a number on her. It fell out of her handbag and landed behind the cabinet in the science room at Jeffersonville High in Indiana. This happened in 1954 and she never saw it again, until now. Erin Bojorquez, who…

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Missouri Police Raid Hospital Room of Stage 4 Cancer Patient Using Cannabis

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The altercation was filmed by the patient himself. Nolan Sousley is a stage 4 pancreatic cancer patient receiving treatment at Citizen’s Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, Missouri. On Thursday the 7th of March, he received a shake-down from the cops following a phone call reporting him to be in possession of cannabis. Nolan uploaded the live video…

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Missouri Police Raid Hospital Room of Stage 4 Cancer Patient Using Cannabis

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The altercation was filmed by the patient himself. Nolan Sousley is a stage 4 pancreatic cancer patient receiving treatment at Citizen’s Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, Missouri. On Thursday the 7th of March, he received a shake-down from the cops following a phone call reporting him to be in possession of cannabis. Nolan uploaded the live video…

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A huge, strange-looking fish washed up on a California beach. Scientists say it’s a first

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A seven-foot fish was discovered on the shores of UC Santa Barbara’s Coal Oil Point Reserve in Southern California, a world away from where it normally lives. The fish, which was originally named ‘the Hoodwinker sunfish’ by a marine scientist, Marianne Nyegaard, was only discovered in 2017.  All recent sightings of this fish have been…

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Illinois Nurse Adopts Baby from Intensive Care Unit

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Angela Farnan, a primary charge nurse at OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois has officially become a mother to one of the tiny patients she cared for in the pediatric intensive care unit. Born with a congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Blaze had his first surgery when he was just 3 days old….

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The Deadly Kiss: Toddler Hospitalized After His Face Was Ravaged By Herpes

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27-year-old full-time mom, Lorna Hoy has been spreading awareness on social media to let other parents know that even a harmless kiss can be detrimental to their child. Her two-year-old son, Kalo Hoy was hospitalized for four days after his face, arms and legs were ravaged by sores, caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus 1…

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Hospice Patients Share Their Mysterious Dream Experiences: “Who You See Before You Die”

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It’s one of our biggest questions: what exactly happens when we die? Death is but a mystery of life. Some call it our ‘next big adventure’. Patients at a Hospice in New York are revealing some incredibly insightful knowledge, about their slow process of dying. Dr. Christopher Kerr and his Hospice team have been observing…

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Oldest Mall In America Turned Into Tiny Homes

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America’s oldest indoor shopping mall has been completely re-imagined since it was first built in 1828. Its three storeys were once a haven for retail therapy, but its doors were shut to the public when it went out of business in 2008. Of course, as you might have guessed, that wasn’t the end of the…

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Seed Cycling for Hormonal Balance

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Seed cycling has been a long-standing therapy to aid in hormone balance as part of our menstrual cycle as certain seeds and oils are consumed to balance the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone in women. It is used for a variety of hormone-related concerns, used as treatment or part of a lifestyle, as there can…

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U.S Hospitals Need ‘Baby Cuddlers’ to Help Newborns Suffering from Opioid Withdrawal

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An opioid epidemic is affecting millions of newborn babies, nationwide. The National Institute of Drug Abuse reports that a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal every fifteen minutes [1]. These babies experience pain and suffering before they can experience anything else. Newborns brought into this world by mothers who suffer from addiction are ending…

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Hospital Runs a Socializing Pub In Their All-Male Dementia Wing To Prevent Sundowning

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Many may wonder why a hospital would have a pub on site. Aren’t sick people supposed to abstain from alcohol? In general, that’s true, and of course, this was taken into consideration before they set up the alcohol-free establishment.  This isn’t your average pub, there is no alcohol, no bar fights, and nobody is talking…

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After 20 Years, This Mexican Scientist Has Been Able To Eradicate Human Papillomavirus

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This medical breakthrough may finally put an end to cervical cancer among women. After 20 years of research, Eva Ramon Gallegos, a Mexican scientist has developed a promising approach to eliminate the human papillomavirus and in turn, prevent the spread of cervical cancer among women. There are over 100 variants of HPV, of these at…

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British Student with Extreme Tooth Decay Says Energy Drinks ‘Completely Ruined His Life’

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21-year-old Vinnie Pyner from Margate, Southeast England claims energy drinks have changed his future, and it’s not for the better. His teeth have endured extreme decay, and its thought to be from excessive consumption of Monster Energy Drinks. He started taking the beverage in 2017 because it helped him stay up and alert to study….

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Dad Travels to Canada for Son’s Medicine That Would Cost $53K in U.S.

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“So right now, I’m paying $15,000 a year for this medicine, which costs in the United States $53,000 a year which I feel is… at best, criminal,” father Jon Yeagley told CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil early February 2019. (1) Yeagley has been taking an expensive 6.5 hour trip north of the border every three…

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The Cause of Alzheimer’s Could Be Coming From Inside Your Mouth, Study Claims

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Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative neurological condition that is known for its debilitating symptoms, such as memory loss, confusion, and loss of identity. The two hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease is the formation of plaques (beta-amyloid) and tangles (tau proteins)in the brain. Over time, these build up to a point where symptoms begin to develop and, eventually,…

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A Nap Desk Is Exactly What You Need To Be Productive At Work

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The nap is mightier than caffeine. Long nights and drowsy mornings are as close as the numbers 5 and 6. Nearly everyone who stays up at night and has to get to work in the morning can relate to this. Espresso machines have become a strong pillar of nearly every office building across the world….

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Transparent Solar Panels Will Turn Windows Into Green Energy Collectors

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Since William Adams and Richard Day first harnessed solar power in 1876, it’s been regarded as a major scientific breakthrough ever since. The first material that produced usable electricity from solar power was the metalloid compound selenium. It converted energy from the sun to electricity at about 1 to 2 percent efficiency [1]. Photovoltaic cells…

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Stop Shaming Parents for Not Having a Second Kid

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Many of us don’t know it’s considered bad manners to ask a couple about their family planning business. It’s can offend the couple in question, even if you are close to them. It gets more astonishing when a mere acquaintance pops up and asks, “When are you having your second child? This little one needs…

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Airbnb Will Pay 4 People to Live Amongst Locals in a Remote Italian Village for 3 Whole Months

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“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.â€� – Anthony Bourdain No one would want…

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The 7 Most Common Relationship Problems For Each Zodiac Sign

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When it comes to love, a lot of people are willing to admit they need answers and solutions. We sometimes find ourselves having the same problems over and over again, in different relationships. Horoscopy can sometimes help us figure out the answers we seek. People who belong to the same zodiac sign may notice certain…

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Take Magnesium To Relieve These 6 Health Conditions

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Magnesium is one of the most important mineral elements needed by the body. It’s believed to play the role of a supporting factor in more than 300 biochemical processes that the body undergoes. Magnesium can be obtained naturally from many foods we consume, or taken as a dietary supplement in form of tablets and syrups….

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‘Eye-opening’ Dementia Breakthrough Announced Today by USC Researchers

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The Alzheimers Society has recognized a recent study by the University of California. Their finding suggested that an early onset indicator of dementia is leaky blood vessels in the brain. This new finding could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment to reverse or delay this neurological disease. Eye-opening results presented themselves to a team of…

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Meet the Cambridge scientist on verge of curing Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, affecting 2.3 million people in our world. MS is as an immune-mediated disease, where the immune system attacks the protective myelin sheath which covers nerve fibers, causing communication issues between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause…

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Homeless Man returns realtor’s $10,000 check. She repaid him by starting him up with a new home

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Do good, and good shall come to you. When Elmer Alvarez stumbled upon a $10,000 dollars check lying freely on a busy street corner, the last thing anyone would expect from him would be that he’d return it. Elmer did a shocking thing. It was the right thing. He returned the money as quickly as…

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Finally, It Is Legal To Breastfeed In Public In *ALL* 50 States

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‘Couldn’t she find somewhere more private to do that?’ or ‘ Is she really going to feed that baby out here in the open?’ are two out of the derogatory questions people murmur under their breaths when a nursing mother feeds her child in a public setting. Breastfeeding laws on federal property varied from state…

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This teen’s performance in the passenger seat of his mom’s car is worthy of Broadway

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America’s truly got talent! Teenager Colin O’Leary impressed and amused people all over the world when a hilarious video of him went viral. The video was also his ticket to becoming an internet sensation. The talented teen could be seen lip-synching to over twenty Broadway songs in his mom’s car, donning a totally goofy costume…

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Hydrogen Peroxide Can Help Clear Ear Wax, but what about Ear Infections?

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Hydrogen peroxide is a common disinfectant in the household first-aid kits. It’s widely used in homes to clean floors, toilets, sinks, wash-hand basins and door handles. Mild, 3% concentrations of it can be used to clean cuts and wounds. Due to its powerful antimicrobial properties, hydrogen peroxide is used as a bleaching agent. It’s also…

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A Tattoo So Good You Don’t Even Notice It

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When pure talent meets excellent skill, the result is always overwhelming. Eric Catalano is a hyperrealistic tattoo artist who came into the limelight when a photo of his work went viral. Eric tattooed a man’s nail beds back onto his fingers after they were amputated, and he did it for free! It’s nearly impossible to…

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Pregnant Women Who Eat Bananas Have A Higher Chance Of Having A Boy, Study Says

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You are what your mother eats. …or so they say. Women have tried since the dawn of time to influence the sex of their child. It’s not a new thing to want a boy and try to make sure you have a boy. Moms all over the world have done everything from drinking milk for…

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I Gave Birth to the Babies With ‘White’ Hair & This Is What I Need You to Know

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CafeMom contributor Patricia Williams talks about her experiences having two amazing babies born with albinism. In a post published on the blog, she first talked about her second baby Redd, and how at the time she knew nothing about albinism. When her baby was handed to her, she was thrilled at his sparkly white hair…

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Please Stop Telling My Daughter That Her Sibling Is Her “Half-Sister”

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One of the greatest joys of motherhood is to see one’s kids bond in a loving relationship. A lot of people like to believe that kids who have only one parent in common can’t be that close. Fortunately, they’re absolutely wrong. Rachel Sobel went through a stressful divorce and shares custody of her 8-year-old daughter…

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Doctors Warn Not to Use Ginger If You’re On Any Of These Medications

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Ginger (Zingiber officinal) is a plant used for centuries as a medicine, commonly to reduce nausea, relieve pain and aid in digestion. It is a common ingredient in many foods and beverages. Ginger can also be used as a supplement and comes in various forms, including concentrated tablets, liquid tinctures, and juices. While it has…

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Couple Carries Baby with Fatal Brain Disorder Full Term to Donate Organs to Newborns in Need

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The little angel spent only a week in this world, but her impact on this world will stand the test of time. When 23-year-old Krysta Davis was pregnant with baby Rylei, she received some terrible news during her 18th week. Her baby had been diagnosed with anencephaly, a fatal neurological defect where some parts of…

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Research shows that January babies are more likely to become rich and famous

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January can be quite an unsettling time of the year. Many people find themselves recovering from holiday expenditures, travel stress and worrying about impending bills. It may not really be the most appealing idea to have a baby amidst all that New Year fuss. On the contrary, research seems to suggest you might want to…

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The First and Most Important Step in a Sustainable Diet

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Are you an inspired grocery shopper? Here’s the quickest way to find out: When you walk down the aisles and fill your cart, do you get energized by all the fresh goodness that’s around you? Do you find new creative meal ideas and end up leaving with more than you thought you needed? Every trip…

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Moms Offer Free Hugs at Pride Parade for Kids Whose Parents Rejected Them

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Did you ever hear that we need four hugs a day for survival, 8 hugs a day for maintenance, and 12 hugs a day for growth? Fortunately, some good-doers at Austin’s Pride Parade are providing hugs to help lift the spirits of young people. People turned out to offer LGBTQ youth the support that some…

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