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Brain-eating amoeba: What is it and how do you protect yourself

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Lakes, rivers, and streams are home to thousands of bacteria. Many of these bacteria are harmless, however fresh water is host to numerous microorganisms that can directly affect human health. Polluted drinking water is a major source of illness and death around the world, particularly in developing nations. In most cases, these organisms make their…

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‘You couldn’t help but cry’: Hospice nurse helps fulfill patient’s wish to watch son’s football game

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This father was told he had only a few months left to live. Wanting to make the most of it, he wrote a bucket list of things to do before he died. On the top of that list was to watch his son play his season opener football game. Thankfully, he had a hospice nurse…

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A New York Clock That Told Time Now Tells the Time Remaining

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In 1999, Andrew Ginzel and Kristen Jones unveiled their mixed-media artwork, “Metronome”. The piece is a clock that covers a ten story-high area on the north wall of One Union Square South, a residential building. The work also included concentric circles of gold-flecked brick. They rippled outward from a round opening, with clouds of steam…

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Toddler dies in her sleep after parents are told by doctor she only has the flu

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Being a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. For all its joys, however, it also comes with many fears and worries.  As a parent, you are constantly concerned about your child’s health and well-being. Of course, one of the biggest fears any parent has is losing their child. Deborah Carr,…

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Vikings may not be who we thought they were, DNA study finds

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When you think of Vikings, what do you picture? Burly, bearded men? Strong blond-haired, blue-eyed people that look like Thor? New genetic discoveries are now showing that Vikings may have been more ethnically diverse than we originally thought. New DNA Changes What We Know About Vikings The largest-ever genetic study done on Vikings was published…

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How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled

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Plastic was invented in the late nineteenth century to replace materials derived from nature, like ivory from elephant tusks. For this reason, plastics were celebrated. They could protect the natural world from the destructive needs of human beings – it turns out, big oil misled us. After World War Two, the plastics industry began booming….

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Pregnant Woman Jumps Into Water to Rescue Husband from Shark Attack in Florida

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A rare shark attack happened this month in the Florida Keys. A man received a severe bite on his shoulder before his pregnant wife jumped into the water and pulled him to safety. This is their incredible story. Pregnant Wife Saves Man from Shark Attack A shark attack such as this one is almost unheard…

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Laid-Off Dad Hands Out Resume on Street Corner and Gets Hundreds of Job Offers

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The pandemic has affected the world in so many ways, namely the high amount of lay-offs. It’s difficult to find a new job. There’s a lot of handing out resumes, cold calling, and hoping to land an interview. Sometimes applicants won’t receive a response since their CV is lost among so many others. It’s a…

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Colorado couple’s 20-year search for extinct fruit finally pays off

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When we think of extinction, most of us first think about different species of endangered or already extinct animals. Extinct fruit isn’t something that most of us consider. This couple spent 20 years searching for an “extinct” apple variety. Finally, their search has been fruitful. The Hunt for an Extinct Fruit Though not the most…

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Candy overdose: Man dies from bag-a-day black licorice habit

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It is common knowledge that eating copious amounts of candy is not good for your health. Large amounts of sugar can cause dental caries, lead to blood sugar problems, and weight gain. It turns out, however, that some types of candy have a few more consequences than others. Black licorice has been a popular sweet…

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Texas Shelter Builds Tiny Homes to Give Rescue Dogs Awaiting Adoption a ‘Home-Like Environment’

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The world is a tough place for homeless pets. Shelters often aren’t much better: They can be crowded, frightening places for many dogs, despite the shelter’s best efforts. This animal shelter in Austin, Texas is building tiny homes for rescue dogs to make shelter life better. These little homes are the perfect place for them…

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People are shaving down their teeth with nail files to gain followers. Dentists say it could cause permanent damage.

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TikTok has become one of the most popular apps in the world. Its promise for instant fame has young people everywhere posting videos in hopes of “making it big”.  Since 2019, several trends have emerged on the app, from dance challenges, to hashtag challenges like the “fake travel challenge”. Other trends have emerged, however, that…

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Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe

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Bursting with zesty tomato goodness, this homemade marinara sauce is delicious over Italian-style baked meatballs with gluten-free pasta, as a dipping sauce for garlic bread, and more. We’ll talk about more ways to use it in a moment, but first let’s talk tomatoes.  If you’ve ever experienced the summer-in-a-jar, bright flavor of San Marzano tomatoes, you may […]

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Easy Italian Oven Baked Meatballs

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These oven baked meatballs are as easy to make as they are juicy and flavorful. You know I love skipping unnecessary steps in recipes, and this recipe is no exception. Instead of hovering over a hot pan of oil and cooking a few meatballs at a time, I just mix everything together, form the mixture into […]

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15 Minute Runner’s Core EMOM with Georgia Ellenwood

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Join pro heptathlete Georgia Ellenwood in this 15 minute core EMOM workout to build toward a quicker, more efficient running gait.
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20 Minute EMOM with Emily Ricketts

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Challenge yourself to complete this 20 minute EMOM workout with Under Armour trainer Emily Ricketts.
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15 Minute HIIT Workout with Adinda Sukardi

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Get ready to sweat with Under Armour trainer Adinda Sukardi during this 15 minute HIIT circuit.
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World’s first living coffin made of mushroom mycelium gives human nutrients back to nature

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Rituals surrounding death are deeply ingrained into our religious and cultural past. Throughout history, humans have gone to great lengths to preserve those traditions, and in almost every culture there is great ceremony surrounding the passing of a loved one. In many societies, burying the deceased is the traditional way of handling the passing of…

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Photographer Forms Landscapes Using Just Human Bodies

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The human body has been sculpted, painted, and photographed for hundreds and even thousands of years. Never before, however, has it been photographed like this. In his series “Bodyscapes” photographer Carl Warner uses the human body to create various desert and rocky human body landscapes. The results are stunning. Human Body Landscapes Using photographs of…

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Hungry Polar Bears Chew On Plastic Bag In Heartbreaking Photos

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Devastating photos have emerged of two polar bear cubs eating a plastic bag they dug up on the shore. Hungry polar bears aren’t the only ones who unintentionally eat plastic waste in the arctic, and this leftover trash is a big problem. Hungry Polar Bears Eat Plastic Bag Jens Wikström is an Arctic Expeditions leader…

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Canadian Woman Grows Banana Trees in Her Backyard

Pierre Van ZylHome + Garden

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All plants (like people) have their preferred climate. In the wrong environment, many kinds of greenery would perish. In the case of fruit trees, they won’t even bear fruit. That’s why it’s important to research before investing time, energy, and money into tending to trees that won’t ever bloom.   However, Lucie Hérard decidedly ignored that. Bananas are considered tropical…

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Family Finds Incredibly Sweet Hidden Note Left by Girl in Second-hand Caravan – Sparks New Trend Online

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It’s a beautiful thing to leave something of yourself everywhere you go – something nice to let another person know that this space used to be full of positive energy. Finding hidden items or messages in new homes or vehicles can be sometimes scary or even sinister, but this little girl had nothing but love…

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Nonprofit Organization Built Homeless Veterans Village of Tiny Homes Instead Of Leaving Them Homeless

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In a country that appears to take so much pride in their war veterans, a shocking number of those men and women find themselves homeless when their service is done. This non-profit organization has built a village of tiny homes for homeless veterans to help them get back on their feet. Tiny Homes for the…

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10 Stretches to Relax Your Spine After a Hard Day

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness

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Back problems are one of the most common pains that people experience around the world. Especially with our increasingly sedentary lifestyles, our bodies become stiff, tight, and gradually over time, immobile. These are nine of the best back & spine stretches to help relieve lower back tightness and improve your overall mobility. Signs Your Lower…

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Boy, 3, with terminal brain cancer enjoys ‘best Xmas ever’ three months early

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Terminal brain cancer is devastating news at any age, but especially when it’s a child. At just three years old, Ellis Price’s diagnosis meant that he will not make it to this Christmas. Not wanting him to miss out, his parents gave him the one thing he wanted most three months early: The best Christmas…

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Storm Francis Reveals an Ancient Underground Forest That Was Hidden for Thousands of Years

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There are not many happy results from dangerous weather. However, this one is downright mesmerizing. As Storm Francis raged across the United Kingdom, the rain and winds revealed a petrified Welsh woodland area. A forest that has been hiding underwater for thousands of years. Its photos are like something out of a fairy tale.  Revealing…

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These Close-Up Images Show Exactly What Different Types of Skin Cancer Look Like

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness

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The moment we’ve all been waiting for us here- it’s summertime! Kids are streaming out of their classrooms to the tune of school bells chiming for the last time and everybody is making their way to the nearest coastline. But before you dive into the fun, be sure to ask yourself, “How’s my beach bod?” No, we’re…

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Screen Your Vision With These 9 Visual Tricks: Can You Really See As Well As You Think?

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Optical illusions occur when your brain simply doesn’t believe your eyes, or perhaps it can’t decode the information coming from the optical nerve. In simpler terms, the eyes are using color, light, and patterns to fool the brain, leading it to make quick and unconscious inferences [1]. You could see two lines that look obviously unequal…

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‘Root Beer Lady’ Lived Alone in a Million-Acre Wilderness

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Dubbed “The Loneliest Woman in America”, the Root Beer Lady was famous in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Though she lived alone, she was certainly not lonely. This is her incredible life story. The Root Beer Lady Dorothy Molter, known in the BWCAW as The Root Beer Lady, lived on the Isle of…

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A Single Opossum Can Kill 5,000 Ticks In One Season, Which Spread Lyme Disease

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately thirty thousand cases of Lyme disease are reported by state health departments every year. This number, however, does not reflect every case of Lyme disease in the US. More recent estimates believe that number may be closer to three hundred thousand [1]. Lyme disease…

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Guy Saved Elephants From Poachers, They Mourned His Death Outside His Home

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Empathy is one of the more complex and integral emotions that humans experience. The question is, are animals capable of experiencing it too? The idea that animals are capable of experiencing a full range of human emotion is not new. Early scientists believed that it was possible. Charles Darwin even once wrote that there is…

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“Glass Gem” Rainbow Corn Exists and Its Conception is Incredible

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“Glass Gem” corn went viral in 2012 when a photo of the rainbow-colored kernels was posted on Facebook. Imagine the excitement of peeling the husk of a corn of the cob to find the purple, pink, blue, red, and yellow of a kaleidoscope. You may not find rainbow corn at a farmer’s stand by the side…

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How Your Sleeping Position Affects Your Health

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How do you prefer to fall asleep? On your back? On your side? Maybe you flop face-down onto your bed every night. Perhaps you like to curl up into a little ball, or spread out and take up the entire bed. Whatever your go-to position is, we know one thing for sure: sleep is important…

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Farmers Come Together to Harvest for a Neighbor who Suffered a Heart Attack

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Farmers are icons of hard work. They have to be. They have to endure everything nature could throw at them. Infestations to droughts to storms to injuries to broken equipment, and every way possible way things could go wrong seem fixed on trying to cripple the harvest. Farmers are true survivors for living year-to-year to provide sustenance…

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Tesla driver pulled over going 93 MPH while completely asleep

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Futuristic self-driving cars are on their way sooner than we may think, however, they’re not quite as close to reality as some want to believe. A man was pulled over in Canada for speeding while driving a Tesla, where the police discovered him to be fast asleep. Man Pulled Over While Sleep-Speeding in a Tesla…

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Billionaire promised to die ‘broke.’ $8 billion dollars later, the world is a better place for it.

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The world’s wealthiest people are often criticized for being greedy. In many cases, this criticism is warranted. While a significant portion of society struggles to put food on their tables, the wealthiest among us seem to continue to make more and more money. This reality has become even more apparent amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. While millions…

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Solar-Powered Panels Pull Water Out of Thin Air for Families Who Have None

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Imagine how different your life would be if you didn’t have access to clean drinking water? This nightmare is a reality for the Navajo people, and has been for many years. A new type of solar panels, however, might just be the solution they’ve always needed. These solar panels are able to pull water right…

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Is Isolation Killing America’s Nursing Home Residents?

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As of September 16, the novel coronavirus has infected more than 470 thousand people at 19 thousand long term care facilities across the United States. At least 77 thousand residents and workers have died from the virus, accounting for approximately forty percent of all COVID-19 deaths in the country [1]. Sadly, there is another side…

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Man Searching For Wife In Wildfires Asked Burned Woman For Help Not Realising It Was Her

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Over labour day weekend, Oregon saw the most intense wildfire event ever recorded. A combination of high winds and extremely low humidity caused dozens of fires to start between Monday and Tuesday. Those fires quickly spread across the landscape, covering more than 230 thousand acres [1]. Since the fires began, thousands of residents have been…

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