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5-Star Friday: Reports of the death of investigative journalism have been greatly exaggerated

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Who says investigative journalism is dead? (And, yes, I know the subtitle above is a misquote. It’s been investigated.) This brings up something that comes up again and again in my mind: both medicine and journalism are being hurt by being too rushed. Our collective health would improve tremendously, in …

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Natural Bathroom Cleaner Recipe for Deep Cleaning & Disinfecting

Natural Diy Bathroom Cleaner Recipe

I frequently use my homemade all-purpose spray around the house, but it’s nice to have something a little stronger for the bathroom. Bathrooms are prone to mildew, bacteria, and viruses that aren’t so nice to have hanging around (especially when you have boys whose aim isn’t always the best!). This natural bathroom …

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Some news stories sugarcoat limitations of study linking skipping breakfast to heart disease

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A raft of news stories this week covered yet another study that links skipping breakfast to health woes. The study was observational and offered up this association: People who ate less than 5 percent of their total daily calories at breakfast, based on their answers on a questionnaire about their eating habits, …

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How to Make Marshmallows: Healthy Marshmallow Recipe

How To Make Marshmallows Healthy Marshmallow Recipe

Candy and sugary desserts are not a food eaten very often by my family. My husband doesn’t have much a sweet tooth, and we attempt to avoid sugar as much as possible. But occasionally when the kids are craving sweets, or if we’re out somewhere candy and other junk food …

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the quote that changed my parenting mantra

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Motherhood is a delicate balance between enjoying/savoring the moment, and getting sh*t done. When we were living in Tucson, for a few months before heading to Valdosta, I found myself more lost than usual in the scramble of work and kid to-dos. My pendulum swung far into work mode, with intense …

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Non-profit Alliance for Patient Access uses journalists and politicians to push Big Pharma’s agenda

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In an era of widespread calls for action to tame skyrocketing prescription drug costs, one organization consistently opposes measures to rein them in: the Alliance for Patient Access (AfPA). Associate members of the Alliance for Patient Access, or its offshoot the Institute for Patient Alliance, are primarily drug or medical …

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Why the Birth Control Pill Screws Up Hormones (& What to Use Instead)

Why The Birth Control Pill Screws Up Hormones And What To Use Instead

Nicole Jardim is a Certified Women’s Health Coach and Functional Nutrition Coach who specializes in helping women with hormonal problems. She has some much needed insight especially on the subject of the birth control pill and some of its lesser known effects.Nicole is the creator of “Fix Your Period,” a …

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around the weekend - The Fitnessista

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(+ why is Mexican food so bad here?) Hi friends!! How are you? Hope you’re having a wonderful morning. How was the weekend? Ours was low-key, and a lot of fun. Monday morning, I was able to hit up the gym for a quick weights circuit. I’m starting to feel …

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A prostate ‘Pep Talk’ is the wrong way to get men thinking about cancer screening

Prosate Pep Talk

Posted By Alan Cassels is a drug policy researcher. He frequently reports on consumer drug issues and has authored and co-authored several books. He tweets as @AKECassels. With September’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in full swing, an industry-affiliated partnership has turned to high-profile former NFL coaches to deliver its prostate …

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Meatloaf Cupcakes Recipe (w/ Sweet Potato Frosting!)

Meatloaf Cupcakes With Sweet Potato Frosting Easy Kid Approved Dinner Idea

I know what you’re thinking … meatloaf cupcakes? Have I finally taken it too far?! Granted, frosted meat cupcakes may not sound like a treat, but this recipe takes plain ol’ meat and potatoes and makes them fun and appealing for kids.If you have a picky eater (more on that topic here), …

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