Surviving Survivor Guilt

From Natural Disasters to Layoffs, Today’s World is Full of Tortured Survivors, Physician Says There wasn’t a name for the syndrome before the 1960s, when psychologists started recognizing a condition among patients who all happened to be Holocaust survivors. It came to be known as “survivor guilt.”  The affliction also affects those who have endured […]

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New Research Confirms that Cocoa is Health Food for your Heart

A study published on August 29, 2011 in the British Medical Journal (BMJ 2011; 343:d4488) has shown that chocolate consumption significantly reduces cardiovascular disease risk factors,including coronary heart disease, stroke, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. The meta-analysis, conducted at the University of Cambridge in England, reviewed seven independent studies of cocoa consumption among more than 100,000 […]

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Can Common Pain Relievers Do More Harm Than Good?

When it comes to relieving the common headache or body aches, it seems as if the cure may be worse for you than the pain it’s supposed to relieve. Consumption of NSAIDs – common pain relievers like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and acetaminophen (Excedrin) – has grown to 70 million prescriptions and 30 billion over-the-counter sales […]

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Surprising Survey on How Americans Shop

 Surprising Findings in New Nationwide Survey: Men Care More About Name Brands Than Women Do, Those With Highest Incomes Check Coupon Sites More Than Others               LOS ANGELES (May 18, 2011) – One size does not fit all when it comes to enticing online shoppers to  buy, according to a new consumer survey released today from SteelHouse […]

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Do You Push People Away When You Greet Them?

 So, How Are You?: Three Strategies for Striking the Balance between “Real” and “Rant” “So, how are you?” can be a difficult question to answer. Do you tell a white lie, or do you launch into a long description of why you’re not “fine”? According to Marla Tomazin, you don’t need to do either.            […]

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Religion vs. Science – Who Is Right About Evolution?

Dr. Ron Frost didn’t actually WANT to write the book which eventually became Religion Versus Science: Where Both Sides Go Wrong in the Great Evolution Debate (O-Books), and which took six years of his life to complete. However, an incident in January of 2002 persuaded him to go ahead.  He’d had a waking dream where he […]

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Call of Duty: Black Ops

“Call of Duty” and Other War Video Games May Be Dangerous to War Vets

I remember watching, with my heart in my mouth, as a friend played “Call of Duty.”  I stood behind him, amazed and appalled at the realistic portrayal of what I knew of war.  Nowadays there’s not a whole lot left to the imagination because of photo-taking and video-taping right in the battlefields.  It is commonplace to see, […]

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A Unique Way to Leave Your Valentine (or anyone else)

These unusual cards don’t greet, they say hit the street!! Not everyone wants to send flowers and candy on Valentine’s Day.  Sometimes the relationship is over but it still officially exists.  How do you end it?  You know you want to…need to.  You’ve talked, fought, cried, tried.  Nothing has worked…for a very long time. Jeff DeLong knows […]

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Into the Mouths of Babes – Toxic Toys

 Into the mouths of babes – Phthalates Regulations soon in force in Canada – U.S. to follow? (The following article was written by Dr. Dianne Saxe and Ms. Jackie Campbell – see below for information on the authors – used by permission.  Please note that the picture of the baby biting on a teething ring […]

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Bats in North America Dying By the Thousands

Over one million bats in six species in eastern North America have died from white-nose syndrome (WNS) since 2006. As a result several species of bats may become endangered or extinct. White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a fatal disease of bats that hibernate. And it’s moving west.  (In the featured picture note the fungal spots of […]

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