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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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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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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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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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Kayla Mueller’s parents praise Trump, while condemning Obama

The heartbreak for the Mueller family hopefully had some closure on Sunday, upon hearing of the brutal death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, dying like a coward in a tunnel “whimpering and crying.”   For those that perhaps forgot the tragic story of Kayla Mueller the attractive 26-year old human rights activist and aid worker who traveled to the ...

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3-D Mammograms Get A Thumbs Up From The Experts

The incidence of breast cancer among women in the United States has declined sharply over the past three decades.  Undoubtedly increased awareness of the pervasiveness of the disease and of the need for early detection has led to dramatic improvements in screening through mammograms. But those screenings are far from fool-proof.  Using two-dimensional imaging techniques, some women’s breast cancer might ...

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Contaminated Food From China Sold As “Organic”

Organic food is supposed to be healthier than non-organic food, right? Wrong! – if we’re talking about agricultural imports from China. What a lot of people don’t understand is that farming practices and quality standards vary wildly around the world and the Communist Chinese are rather slack where consumer safety is concerned. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2007 Consumer ...

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Does Life Begin At Conception? What Biologists Have To Say

When does life really begin? Supporters and opponents of abortion rights have been debating this question for decades. Now, some 6,000 biologists appear to have provided a stark answer:  Conception. The author of the new study, Steve Jacobs, a newly-minted Ph.D. at the University of Chicago’s School of Comparative Human Development, has begun promoting the idea that the weight of ...

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