We’ve Got Some Meatsplaining to Do

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Produce Doesn’t Really Look Like That

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Microblading: What the Heck?

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Written by Leslie Johnson It can be tricky for family members to recognize when a loved one is experiencing depression. Take Monica Rios and her mother, Maria Gonzalez. At 42, Monica looks back on her life and can see that she struggled with depression as a child. She thinks it was due to a series of painful losses—her parents got divorced, she and her family lost their home, her beloved grandfather died. Early on, Maria didn’t …

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Written by Angela Silva The food industry is a big business, and like any other industry, it operates to experience growth and please stockholders. But growth in the food industry translates to consumers spending more money, which means eating more food, in larger portions, more often. Here are some of the latest ways the food industry has been convincing us …

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Grabbing something quick at the nearest place may be tasty, and may even seem healthy, but here are some wrong choices and their better alternative. Jamba Juice  Peanut Butter Moo’d (Large) Calories: 980 Total Fat: 29 grams   Health Swap: Orange Carrot Karma Smoothie
(Large) Calories: 310 Total Fat: 1 gram Vitamin A (daily value): 720% Vitamin C (daily value): 170% …

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Written by Tina Homolik  With summer right around the corner, everyone is looking forward to some barbeque heaven. Warm weather and good company are only made better by a juicy hot dog or hamburger right off the grill. Before enjoying the wonders of grilled meat, however, you must brave a tidal wave of meat options with their confusing labels, like “farm-raised,” “organic,” and “free-range.” Inevitably, consumers wonder if they …

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Health and happiness are synonymous. Being in good health is the greatest indicator of people’s spiritual, mental, physical well-being, and happiness.  Medical researchers tell us that people are predisposed to inherit family diseases. When people think of health, though, the absence of disease comes to mind, but health entails more than the nonexistence of the …

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ugly produce

Why we demand and create beautiful produce, and why some people are fighting for ugly fruit and vegetables. Photo Source (right picture): Perfectly Imperfect Produce, an “ugly” produce seller in Cleveland Written by Michael Richardson We love it when fruit in the grocery store looks beautiful, and when each piece looks like the one next …

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Sugar Addiction

Written by Emily Rollins Everybody loves the taste of an ice cold Coke at a summer barbecue. And who can resist a warm, flakey donut on their way to work? Let’s face it, as Americans, we love our fizzy sodas and our Krispy Kreme’s, but the health consequences resulting from our high-sugar diet may not …

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organ donation the wave set

By Jared Wohl “We Are Vital to Each Other” is a mantra I remind myself of every day, and one that defines one of the most pivotal times in my life. On February 11, 2014, I donated 65 percent of my liver to my younger brother, Cameron. He was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), …

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microblading

Thin eyebrows are a plague among those who make appearance a high priority. Okay, plague might be a bit of an exaggeration, but still. People hate their thin, whispy, or missing eyebrows. In fact, thin eyebrows have led to the popularization of an edgy trend with a dangerous-sounding name: microblading. Microblading is Tattooing Face tattoos? …

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HOUSTON – (April 6, 2017) – The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Texas Children’s Hospital is the first to be designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) as a level IV NICU, the highest level of care available for premature and critically-ill newborns. One of the first NICUs reviewed by the …

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