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Monthly Archives: November 2019

More Americans Getting “Hooked” on Sports Betting

What do Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. all have in common?  They’re sports super-stars, of course. But they’re also something else:  Hard-core gambling addicts. Which means they’ve also lost a ton of money– much of it betting on sporting events. Mayweather, Jr. regularly gambles as much as $400,000 on college football games.  He reportedly once ...

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When Did Touching Become So Touchy?

Even though touch is a basic human need – along with sight, hearing, smell, and taste – one in four people are suffering from skin hunger. Also called touch deprivation, this genuine medical condition can undermine a person’s overall health and well-being. Gentle touching is a natural way animals express affection, acceptance, and approval. From birth to death, all of ...

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Kansas City Votes to Remove Martin Luther King, Jr’s Name from a Historic Street

A year ago, African-American civil rights activists in Kansas City, Missouri convinced the city council to rename a major city artery in honor of slain civil rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr. Many city residents, Black and White, cheered. But under pressure from critics, who say the city council forced the name change through without proper consultation, the city’s been ...

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3 Reasons You Should Not Be A WAHM

These days, moms are practically expected to have a side hustle. Many of us want to stay home with our kids and cultivate a nurturing home environment, but we feel the financial pinch of not earning a paycheck. The pull to the workforce is especially strong for moms who have completed some sort of formal education. If we spent all ...

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Why This Swedish Couple Built A Greenhouse Around Their Home

The greenhouse effect has gotten a bad rap in the press since the United Nations declared its restrictive War on Carbon. A greenhouse is also called a hothouse. Its purpose is to let in light, convert it to heat, and trap it inside so plants can grow when it is much colder outside. A greenhouse is called a “forcing structure” ...

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Extended Paid Maternity Leave is Bad for Families

I am a mom of three young kids. I worked full-time from home when my first two were born, but the company I worked for was small and fell below the regulations that legally required it to offer employees paid maternity leave. So, I pieced together an unofficial maternity leave using unused sick days and accumulated vacation days, with a ...

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Nevada Banned Pre-Employment Drug Tests

Nevada, home to fast money and loose women, made U.S. history earlier this year by becoming the first state in the Union to prohibit employers from turning down job applicants because of a failed pre-employment drug test for marijuana. The western state is best known for its lavish casinos and legal houses of prostitution is breaking new ground for American ...

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Is Your Teen Addicted to Porn?

Curiosity about pornography among teens, especially teenage boys is a given. However, a generation ago, maybe that meant a sneak-peak at dad’s hidden Playboy magazines, and that was the end of it. However, today with the ubiquity of the internet and easy access to pornography in all forms, pornography addiction can be a real problem. Even children armed with only ...

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Eat Sushi – Risk Tapeworms

“Sushi lover’s entire body left riddled with WORMS after eating contaminated sashimi,” the Daily Mail headline screamed in a news story from 2014. A man in China complained to his doctor about an aching stomach and itchy skin. Diagnostic scans revealed that the sushi lover’s innards were riddled with tapeworms. Contaminated sashimi (slices of raw fish) was determined to be the ...

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Top Seven Secrets to More Satisfying Sleep

Most moms of kids from tots to teens will lament, “What I wouldn’t give for a good night’s sleep!” It’s true given the stress level experienced by most moms today, sleep can be elusive. However, the amount of studies that have been done that emphasize the importance of sleep — not only to relieve stress but for overall health — ...

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