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10 Ups and Downs of Caffeine [New FDA Guidelines on Powder and Liquid Caffeine]

“CAFFEINE IS IN THE NEWS!” is how someone that’s consumed a bit too much caffeine might report the latest announcement from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In April, the federal agency released a statement regarding new caffeine guidelines. “Dietary supplements containing pure or highly concentrated caffeine in powder or liquid forms are considered unlawful […]




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Less Nicotine Equals Fewer Smokers – FDA Proposes to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration followed up on proposed tobacco regulations it made last summer. The new announcement, known as an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM), has the potential to decrease the number of cigarette smokers from 40 million to 35 million within a year and prevent an additional 33 million […]




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E-Cigarette Technology & Trickery: Are Your Kids JUUL’ing in Plain Sight?

Being a parent to teenagers these days comes with a unique set of challenges, not the least of which is keeping up with technology that has the potential to harm them. Stealthily designed e-cigarettes or vape pens, like the JUUL, which looks almost exactly like a USB thumb-drive, give kids the same kind of cover […]




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Does Alcohol Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer? What to Know During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

From the beginning of October to the end, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a way to raise public awareness around the facts, prevention and treatment of this potentially deadly form of cancer. Experts predict more than 250,000 women in the United States can expect to be diagnosed with a case of invasive breast cancer in […]




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Angel Shot – A Drink Order That Helps Keep Women Safe

Bars in the U.S. are following a trend started in the UK; posting signs in women’s restrooms about how to alert staff if they don’t feel safe with their date. Sexual Violence and Abuse Strategy Coordinator for Lincolnshire County Council, Hayley Child, launched the “Ask for Angela” campaign last year. Stateside, the campaign has a […]




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31 Things to be Grateful For and Why Gratitude Matters

Amid the day-to-day chaos of home, family and work, it’s easy to forget about gratitude, those elements of life, both big and small, that bring joy, safety and support. Certainly, there are times when gratefulness is the last thing to cross the mind, but science is showing that people who take the time to practice […]




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Exercise is Great For Your Health, But What Happens If You Stop?

One of the best and, frankly, cheapest ways to manage the daily pressures of life is consistent exercise. Loads of research confirms that even walking for 20 minutes a day is beneficial. What’s not as well known is how quickly those health gains go away without regular physical activity. A study published just last year, […]




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Original Joe’s Restaurant Goes Viral For Sober Responsibility Against DUIs

It’s a common dilemma: what to do with your car after consuming a little too much alcohol while on a night out with family and friends? Making the right decision is critical. One business owner is doing his part to reward customers for making the responsible choice and keeping the roads safer. In October last […]




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Kaizen Strives for Continuous Improvement and a Change for the Better

The word “Kaizen” originated in Japan and has a history in lean management circles as a process for improvement within a company or organization but it can also be used as a model for individuals to make positive improvements in daily life. The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen, simply translated as “change for the better,” is […]




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Got Gout? Might be Time to Ditch the Booze

Known as “the disease of kings” or “the rich man’s disease,” Gout earned these monikers centuries ago. The painful condition generally afflicted monarchs and the wealthy classes of people that could afford diets rich in fatty meats, seafood, fine wines, distilled spirits and ales. As society evolved, these types of dietary indulgences got less expensive […]




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