What is Kratom? Kratom is a tropical tree (Mitragyna speciosa) native to Southeast Asia, with leaves that contain compounds that can have psychotropic (mind-altering) effects. Kratom is a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia, with leaves that can have psychotropic effects. Kratom is not currently illegal and has been easy to order on the internet. Most people […]
15 Must Haves In Your Essential Oil Collection If you’re reading this, chances are you already have quite an essential oil collection. Whether you always have a stash on hand in your bag next to your crystals for any stress or ache, or if you’re relatively new and bought some lavender oil on the suggestion […]
5 Reasons You Should Add Acai To Your Smoothie Acai is more than a buzzword. Here are 5 reasons why you should be getting on board with this hip fruit. You’ve probably seen it on your Instagram feed – deep purple smoothie bowls covered in technicolor tropical fruits and juices touting “superfood” benefits. That deep […]
Caring Families Race for Autism Cares Foundation’s Race for Resources on Saturday, November, 3 at picturesque Bucks County (PA) Community College Being the mother of a child with autism is often both a great joy and a tremendous challenge. Just ask Linda Kuepper and Jacqui Makowski, the loving mothers of sons with autism, who know how vital the right support […]
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Proven Methods to Boost Self-Discipline for Better Health Today’s modern world is absolutely bursting with temptations coming at you, left, right and centre. From food to drinks, technology, and much more; the list is endless, but research illustrates that people who show self-discipline are the happier of the two types of people in this world. […]
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(PCM) We all know that the opioid crisis here in the United States has become a tremendously huge problem. Tragically, each and every day lives, both young and old, are taken due to opioid addiction and the crisis appears to show no signs of slowing down. However, did you know that there are several steps […]
(PCM) Mental illness is a real condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide, however often times it can be incredibly hard to detect. Some forms of mental illness show little to no physical symptoms, so it can be truly difficult for medical professionals to get to the bottom of what is truly going on. This […]
(PCM) Any music fan will surely tell you that music can have a significant effect on a persons mind and emotions. Listening to music can cause us to feel happiness and joy, while other times it can cause us to feel sadness and pain. It all depends on the mindset of the listener and the […]
(PCM) Powerful news for families fighting the good fight of nutrition in the home: Super Hero help is here. Black Panther, Captain America, Black Widow and other Avengers have teamed-up to help moms, dads and all citizens win more of their daily battles to adopt a healthier lifestyle including a diet rich in fresh fruits and […]
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(PCM) As we quickly approach the summer season, many women (and men too) find themselves thinking about unwanted hair and whether or not shaving is the best option. There are other options out there such as waxing, laser hair removal and more, however shaving is usually the go to method for getting rid of unwanted […]
(PCM) Back in the year of 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, often referred to as FDR, founded an organization which was then called the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The foundation’s mission was to find a cure for polio, which FDR contracted. The foundation immediately gained intense popularity, mostly due to its’ founder and the nations’ support […]
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Health and Wellness Coach Helps Clients Find Their Passion, Grit and Determination to Foster Healthier Minds and Bodies When you listen to Jane Diamond’s story you immediately understand that if you follow her lead you can use perseverance, grit, and passion to change the world for yourself and your loved ones. Diamond, who grew up […]
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(PCM) The concept of a designated driver is one that certainly most all of us have heard of by now. Anyone that plans on spending a night out partying, especially drinking, should always be sure to have a designated driver put in place to ensure that everyone arrives home safe and secure. Designated drivers are […]
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Suburban Philadelphia Families Support the Autism Cares Foundation’s Race for ResourcesWhen parents are first given a diagnosis of autism for their young son or daughter it can be frightening. There can often be a myriad of emotions, unanswered questions, and a hunger for just the right services and programs to make sure their child thrives […]
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(PCM) Everyone knows that getting anywhere from six to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep each and every night is ideal, however with most of us keeping insanely busy schedules and working long hours, handing over six to eight hours to rest can be next to impossible. A lot of times we forget that we need […]
(PCM) Even mentioning the word flu can send waves of fear through people and send them heading straight underneath the covers or to the nearest health clinic for a vaccination. There are many different strains of the flu virus. Some are relatively mild, while others can lead to more serious health complications including pneumonia and […]
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(PCM) It sometimes seems that everywhere we look these days we are being shown some kind of advertising urging us to purchase various products and explaining to us just how these particular products will better our lives. One of the major players in this advertising game is the pharmaceutical industry. You can not look through […]
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(PCM) Slim Fast is one of the oldest and most trusted diet programs on the market. The company initially began selling their meal replacement shakes back in 1977, however the FDA did hesitate a bit before allowing the company to move forward. It took about two years for the Slim Fast company to really gain […]
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(PCM) Doctors are warning people to stay far away from the new trend of snorting chocolate as a way to get high. The trend became very popular in Europe over the last few years and is now slowly making its’ way into the States. There is a new “snorting” cacao powder on the market which […]
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(PCM) Some of us are big followers of astrology and others not so much, but did you know that according to some recently conducted research your birth month could be linked to certain chronic diseases, putting you at a potentially higher risk. The research study was recently published in Science Direct via the Medicina Clinica […]
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(PCM) We truly feel like this is a sentence we should never have to write, but please, ladies, stop putting wasps nests in your vaginas! This should really go without saying, however a new trend is picking up that urges women to place ground up wasps nests into their va jay jay’s as a way […]
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(PCM) Everyone is in an uproar over the release of meal planners and food journals from a UK -based stationary company called Fox & Moon which feature messages that could easily be construed as fat-shaming and bullying. The company is calling these messages printed on the planners and journals “sassy”, but everyone else begs to […]
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(PCM) Russell Davisons’ absolutely heart-wrenching post explaining why he kept the body of his deceased wife Wendy in their bedroom for six days has gone viral and once you read it, you will completely understand. Get ready to have the tissues handy! Russells’ wife Wendy’s 1o-year long battle with cervical cancer came to an end […]
(PCM) Many people would assume that growing older would mean longing for our younger years or stressing nuances that come along with aging physically. However, a new study has shown that while our overall physical quality of life may be decreasing, our mental spirits tend to be doing quite the opposite.
The study of over 10,000 participants from both the U.S. and the U.K. has revealed that people tend to be the happiest in life right around the age of 40. It is thought that people in their 40’s seem to be more content and settled with their daily lives. They have learned over the years how to cope with what life throws at them and are much more able to properly deal with hardships and other negative circumstances in their lives much better than when they were younger.… Full Story
Frank and Linda Kuepper of the Autism Cares Foundation are joined by Jacqueline Laurita and her son, Nicholas, at a recent event in New Jersey.
(PCM) As a reality TV star, Jacqueline Laurita is accustomed to high drama, but off-camera is when the reality of motherhood stirs the most emotions in her life.
Laurita, of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, (RHONJ), is the mother of a five-year-old son, Nicholas, who was recently diagnosed with autism.
Since that first moment that his mom saw Nicholas struggle with speech and socialization issues, she began a tireless search to find answers: therapists, teachers, activities and groups that would improve his life.… Full Story
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(PCM) We have all had those days when the desire to call out of work even when we are not really sick have occurred. Sometimes we are looking for some more time to relax and other times there are just too many important errands to run and not enough time in the day.
CareerBuilder.com has compiled a list of some of the most ridiculous and zany excuses that people have given for calling out of work sick.
Topping the list as the most insane excuse for calling out was “I just put a casserole in the oven” … what that has to do with being ill beats us, but we can certainly understand why it nabbed the number one spot.… Full Story
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(PCM) Seems that PCM’s home state of Delaware is good for making some oddball headlines. A Dover man has recently filed a lawsuit stemming from an incident that took place back in 2012 during which he awoke from a surgical procedure to find himself wearing a pair of women’s pink panties.
The man was undergoing a colonoscopy at Delaware Surgery Center in the city of Dover, he also happened to work there at the time and the pink panty incident was a prank set up by his co-workers.
The 32-year old man, by the name of Andrew Walls, claims that he suffered severe emotional distress due to the incident and claims that he lost his job as a result.… Full Story
(PCM) Sam’s Club stores have announced a voluntary recall of its’ Simply Right baby wipes saying that there is a potential possibility that they could be contaminated. Please note that it is not a full on FDA recall on the product.
The company sent out an email to its’ customers that may have purchased the baby wipes which read:
“You are receiving this message because Sam’s Club’s records indicate that you recently purchased Simply Right baby wipes.
The safety of our members and their families is a top priority at Sam’s Club. Our supplier, Nutek Disposables, Inc., has advised us that some Simply Right branded baby wipes offered for sale at Sam’s Clubs beginning June 30th of this year may be contaminated with B.… Full Story
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(PCM) It has recently been revealed that major technology companies, Apple and Facebook, have added a new benefit to their female employee’s medical coverage which will now assist them with paying to freeze their eggs.
Because of the high cost that is normally associated with the freezing of a woman’s eggs, many women did not consider it to be an option if they wanted to wait to have children until later in life. With both Facebook and now Apple agreeing to assist their female employees in paying for this option it opens up new choices for women that were not available before.… Full Story
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(PCM) A recent news development (October 12, 2014) surrounding paintball has brought the sport into question once again. AP reported that in HAUSER, Idaho an 18 year old boy was struck by a bus designed with mounted paintball guns to shoot zombies during a fall Halloween themed event/ride.
Thankfully it was clear that nothing about a paintball gun was the cause. Yet for many years this sport has been targeted as unsafe.
Let’s get straight to the facts. It is not unsafe. More injuries in paintball are sports related than any other injury. What does that mean? It means more injuries are twisted ankles to broken bones due to uneven terrain.… Full Story
(PCM) If you have ever gone through any type of dental procedure we are sure that you can at least sympathize somewhat with the pain and confusion that one teen was going through in the video that has since gone viral.
In the video, a mother filmed her 17-year old son post dental surgery after his wisdom teeth were removed. He hilariously becomes incredibly distraught that Beyonce never showed up after his procedure. Through the tears he proclaims “She promised me she would be here!”.
In a description listed for the video is says that the woman’s son is a World Competitive Hip-Hop dancer and he had just been listening to Beyonce prior to go in for the surgical procedure.… Full Story
(PCM) Major soda manufacturers Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper and Pepsi have recently revealed a pledge to cut down calories in their famous drinks.
One of the major reasons that health conscious people stay away from a variety of carbonated beverages is due to their incredibly high calorie count.
Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo Inc, and Dr.Pepper Snapple Group Inc. have pledged to consumers that they will cut the calorie count in their beverages by 20 percent by the year 2025. It is the companies goal to assist with the ongoing issues of not only obesity, but both diabetes and heart disease as well.
The pledge was revealed at the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative in New York.… Full Story
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(PCM) We have enough problems with body image as it is now, however there are plans being put into to place is Moscow, Russia to install park benches that would act as a scale, weighing the individuals seated on them.
The idea is still in the proposal phase in Moscow, however a similar idea has already be implemented in the Netherlands with a bench that was installed at at public bus stop.
The proposed Moscow benches would be sponsored by gyms and fitness clubs (of course) in the area and the hope is that by the individual seeing their weight flash on the bench would seek out joining the gym or fitness club featured.… Full Story
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(PCM) There has been a nationwide recall issued on all theater-sized boxed of M&M’s candies. The recall, issued by Mars, Inc. claims that the 3.4 oz boxed that are labeled as milk chocolate original M&M’s may contain a bag with peanut butter M&M’s instead.
The snafu was brought to the attention of Mars Inc. after a customer contacted the company to let them know that a M&M’s brand Milk Chocolate theater box contained at M&M’s brand Peanut Butter package of candies.
Many individuals suffer from severe peanut allergies, however the company claims that thus far there have been no reports of any illness, allergic reactions or side effects due to the mislabeled product.… Full Story
(PCM) A new Los Angeles start-up appropriately called “Stoned Oven Gourmet Pizzas” is currently offering new marijuana-infused pizzas.
For the price of ten dollars for a personal-sized pie, the pizza shop bakes medical marijuana directly into your pie of choice. Rest assured, however the company is not breaking any California state or national laws.
According to the L.A. Times, each six-inch pizza contains 250 mg of ethanol-extracted tetrahydrocannabinol, otherwise known as THC concentrate. THC is the substance found within marijuana that induces the feeling of being high.
The company is currently selling, as well as, delivering the six-inch personal pizzas to medical marijuana dispensaries all around California, they also offer catering.… Full Story
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(PCM) Residents in the city of Berkeley, California that qualify as low-income will be offered the chance to receive free marijuana as early as next summer.
The San Francisco news is reporting that the city will require their medical marijuana dispensaries to giveaway two percent of the medical marijuana that they see each year to assist low-income families.
Although they must still have a prescription, if a person earns less that $32,000 per year individually or $46,000 for a family then they will meet the eligibility requirements to receive free marijuana at one of the dispensaries in the city.
It was a unanimous vote from the Berkeley City Council and there are even plans to open a fourth dispensary in the city.… Full Story
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(PCM) It was announced yesterday that CVS executives made the decision to transition the company into both a new name and out of the sale of tobacco/tobacco related products.
About seven or eight months ago the company first revealed their plans for the big change, however those changes were not set to take place until October 1st. There was no specific reason given for the why the switch over has taken place almost a month earlier than expected.
CVS Caremark will now be known as CVS Health and the sale of tobacco products in stores has ceased. It is reported that tobacco sales accounted for nearly 2 billion in annual profits for the company.… Full Story
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(PCM) It has just been announced that Kraft is issuing a wide-spread recall on packages of their Kraft American Singles cheese. While the recall is voluntary, Kraft Food Group believes that close to 7,000 cases of cheese could be affected.
The recall stems from the fact that one of the company’s suppliers had out of standard storage temperatures for one of its’ ingredients.
There are four different variations of the Kraft American Singles are part of the recall. Check your fridge for “best when used by” dates of Feb. 20, 2015 and Feb. 21, 2015.
Thus far there have been no illnesses reported by anyone who has consumed the cheese, however Kraft is still recommending that customers return the cheese to the place of purchase for a full refund.… Full Story
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(PCM) We all know that most movie theaters have a policy that does not allow outside food or drinks to be brought into their establishments, however shouldn’t individuals with certain health conditions be given an exception?
Recently, 16-year old diabetic Brad Weidner and his family were visiting the Delsea Drive-In in Vineland, NJ and were kicked out of the establishment because Brad had a backpack on him that contained some juice and candy.
Brad suffers from Type-1 diabetes and carries a backpack with him at all times that contains insulin, an Epi-pen, a juice box and some candy that he can eat in case his blood sugar were to drop suddenly.… Full Story
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(PCM) A Texas woman has filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau after she was recently kicked out a Texas restaurant for changing her baby’s diaper at the table.
In fairness to the woman, she did make an attempt to change the baby in the restaurants bathroom, however found that they had no changing table. She claims this gave her no private place to change the baby forcing her to just quickly do it at the table.
The woman goes on to claim that she was dining alone with her baby and her other two daughters who are 4 and 8 years old.… Full Story
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(PCM) If you were curious as to why there have been a ton of photos and videos popping of people dumping buckets of ice water over their heads on various social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook, we have your answer.
In order to raise awareness for ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a former Boston College baseball player by the name of Peter Frates came up with the idea for the #icebucketchallenge. Twenty-nine year old Frates was diagnosed with ALS two years ago and he and his family have made it their goal to spread the word about the disease and raise money to help with finding a cure.… Full Story
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(PCM) There is a new device that is getting ready to come onto the market that has the ability to protect women and men from date rape. The device works with your cell phone and will send an alert via text message if your drink has been tampered with while you are out.
The new device and mobile app is called pd.id or Personal Drink ID, and it has the ability to analyze the contents of your drink to let you know if it is safe. The device will send an alert to your phone if your drink has been compromised.… Full Story
(PCM) Smartphone and tablet users are now able to take advantage of a new app called Doctor On Demand, which they can use to access a doctor who can then diagnose their symptoms and prescribe any needed medications all directly from the phone/tablet app.
The cost of the service runs $40 a month, but is an ideal solution for those individuals who don’t have the time to go to the doctors office or happen to be in need of a doctor when they are traveling far away from home.
The app is available to users in 47 states and the app boasts a pool of over 1,400 board certified doctors that are available on-call to the app.… Full Story
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(PCM) You may have seen several stories popping up around the web warning people about the dangers of swimming in fresh water lakes and ponds, as there are potentially lethal amoebas lurking under the surface.
The reports began circulating after a 9-year old girl by the name of Hally Yurst passed away on July 9th after a waterborne, brain-eating amoeba caused her death.
As terrifying as it sound sounds, Yurst’s family has come forward and spoken out about their daughter’s death claiming the she was one in a billion. In a news conference Shon Yurst claims “You are more likely to die from drowning than you are from ever dying from this organism.… Full Story
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(PCM) British make-up artist and former model Bethany Townsend is making headlines after she posted an image of herself in a bikini laying out with her colostomy bags in full view.
Townsend has been suffering from Crohn’s Disease since the age of three, but was not officially diagnosed until the age of 11. Because of her misdiagnosis, she was forced to have 16 inches of her bowl removed at a young age and has been on steroids, infliximab, methotrexate and every other drug going as well as being tube fed for 4 years.
After five additional surgeries, Townsends’ bowl burst four years ago and she ended up with two colostomy bags.… Full Story
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(PCM) Caffeine addiction has been proven to have some dangerous consequences, which is definitely the case in the mysterious death of high school senior, 18-year old Logan Stiner.
Stiner, was discovered dead on the floor of his home back on May 27th, just one week shy of his high school graduation. His death baffled officials who saw no immediate signs of foul play and were informed that Stiner was in excellent physical health.
Stiner’s death was initially assumed to be from natural cause, however upon further examination of a white powdery substance that was found at the home it was discovered that Stiner had died from a caffeine overdose.… Full Story
(PCM) Is it just me or does there seem to be quite a bit of experimenting with people’s moods going on lately. First there was the news about Facebook’s experiments with users moods and emotions and now British Airways has unveiled the ‘happiness blanket’ which is being used to conduct research on passengers moods while traveling.
The ‘happiness blanket’ is supplied by British Airways to travelers and features both neurosensors and fiber optics, which are woven into the blankets material. The sensors measure the passengers brainwaves and can sense if they are tense or relaxed. The blanket is designed to turn red to indicate tension is present and blue to show that the passenger is calm and relaxed.… Full Story
(PCM) Distracted driving, especially when people are texting, is still an issue that has a huge effect on road safely all around the world. Here is the US, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ran an incredibly graphic ad aimed to urge young people to think about the dangers with texting and driving.
Now, overseas in Hong Kong, Volkswagon has put a location-based broadcaster to work to create a startling interactive ad experience to urge people to think twice about texting and driving that was shown in an area movie theater.
The location-based broadcaster was able to send out a mass text message to everyone in the theater all at the same time.… Full Story
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(PCM) Bakery and restaurant chain Panera has revealed an all new policy regarding their food which is said to be fully in place by the year 2016. The company’s new promise is to remove all artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives from the food served in their restaurants.
The decision was made after numerous studies have shown that people have a growing dislike for food that is artificially processed and are more likely to seek out restaurants that are free of artificial substances and feature healthier alternatives.
Paneras’ food policy will not be the only change taking place within the company.… Full Story
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(PCM) According to several doctors the latest way to combat illness, especially those that are spread via hand contact, is to fist bump rather than handshake as a greeting. While the handshake is one of the oldest and most cherished greetings invented by mankind, it is also a way to spread sickness from person to person when their palms are touching.
Majority of the time a handshake is looked at as a common courtesy when meeting new people and some even say you can take the measure of a person’s personality based on the strength of their handshake. However, more and more studies in the medical field are showing that by healthcare workers shaking hands with patients they are transmitting both organisms and disease when can then spread from patient to patient.… Full Story
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When Kristin Arniotis’ son, Billy, who has autism, was four years old she was sitting at home one day thinking about his “quirky” behaviors and started to write them down.
Unlike many other observers of her son’s behaviors — looking at objects closely with his eyes and memorizing tons of facts – his loving mother saw the positive side to autism — a neurological and developmental disorder than can affect speech, socialization and various behaviors.
Instead of trying to change her son, Kristin saw the potential of what his behaviors could be. From these observations, a small yellow paperback book with a big heart was born.… Full Story
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(PCM) While this latest internet rumor about substances teens will use to get high may end up getting debunked, the latest word is that teens are using Burt’s Bees lip balm on their eyelids to supposedly intensify a high.
Teens have nicknamed the newest trend “Beezin” and it is reportedly that the tingly feeling after placing the lip balm on their eye lids caused the users to feel good while they are drunk or high. We think it is a perfectly good waste of lip balm!
Some teens are claiming that it adds a little bit of extra something to their intoxication while others claim that it causes them to feel more alert.… Full Story
(PCM) It is no secret that nowadays selfies have become a very big pop culture trend and the snapping of a selfie photo is something that just about everyone has done at one time or another. However, now doctors and scientists are linking our obsession with selfies to more and more cases popping up of people suffering from narcissism and body image obsession.
With the up rising of social media, people are more compelled than ever before to take and post selfie images and receive near instantaneous feedback on those images as soon as they are posted online. This can have a positive or negative outcome depending on the person and their ability to take criticism on the negative side or how narcissistic they could become when given positive reinforcement.… Full Story
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(PCM) You have to wonder sometimes where teens even come up with the ideas for some of these crazy and dangerous games that they find appealing for some reason. The newest game that students in a Connecticut middle school are playing is called “Eraser Challenge” and it causing some concern among school administrators and parents.
The game involves teens “erasing” their skin while saying the alphabet and coming up with a word for each letter. Once the letter “Z” is reached they stop the game and compare injuries with their friends. (Yeah, sounds like a fun time to us…..NOT!)
A letter sent home with students at the Connecticut school, urged parents to speak with their children about the dangers of the game and claims that it is not just a few students who are playing, but more like dozens.… Full Story
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(PCM) It seems that every couple of months there is news stating that consuming tilapia that has been raised and farmed from China can pose some dangerous health risks. We wanted to take a deeper look and see what is fact and what is fiction when it comes to America’s favorite farmed fish.
One major rumor that is constantly circulating is that Chinese tilapia is raised on both chicken and pig feces. Unfortunately this rumor does appear to be true, as due to the increased demand for farmed fish and the cutthroat practices of competing farmers many tilapia farmers are forced to cut corners. … Full Story
(PCM) A 9-year old girl by the name of Kamryn Renfro, was recently kicked out of her school in Grand Junction, CO after she shaved her head to show solidarity and support for her friend Delaney Clements who is currently battling cancer and lost her hair. The school district claimed that Renfro … Continue reading →
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(PCM) There have been quite a few headlines recently about the deaths of college students related to an outbreak of meningitis on their college campuses. Recently, a Philadelphia student from Drexel University has died from the same strain of meningitis that was seen in a recent outbreak at Princeton University … Continue reading →
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(PCM) Battery company Duracell put together quite an interesting social experiment in Canada that forced complete strangers to hold hands in an attempt to bring back age-old human interaction. It has been a brutally cold winter season this year, so Duracell came up with the idea to create a bus … Continue reading →
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(PCM) A family was hospitalized near Tampa, Fl after consuming a package of steaks that were purchased at local area Walmart store that were laced with the drug LSD. The authorities in Tampa are in the process now of attempting to figure out just how the steaks became laced with … Continue reading →
Many, if not all, of us can get incredibly caught up in the hustle and bustle of day to day life. There are plenty of times that we forget the need to slow down, chill out and take a few moments to appreciate the calmer moments in life. Much of … Continue reading →
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17-year-old pop songstress Sara Alina has teamed with 13-year-old philanthropist Alanna Wall and her Polished Girlz nonprofit organization to spread joy and entertainment to children with special needs or frequent hospitalizations at facilities across the U.S. The two will host mini-mani parties (featuring on trend nail art and custom manicures) … Continue reading →
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(PCM) Back in early January a new law passed in California that required all workers who handle ready-to-eat food wear gloves at all times. While the initial law received many complaints from the restaurant industry, it was certainly understandable why an individual that handle food that is going to directly … Continue reading →
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(PCM) Dr. Mark Hyman is the chairman for the Institute of Functional Medicine and he is making it his mission to advise people about the dangers involved in consuming a diet that is high in sugar. Dr. Hyman claims that overall we are becoming so dependent on food and beverages … Continue reading →
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(PCM) Nestle Foods has issued a voluntary recall on Hot Pockets. The two specific varieties are Hot Pockets brand Philly Steak and Cheese in three different pack sizes and Hot Pockets brand Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese, in the two pack box. The voluntary recall is limited to these two products, … Continue reading →
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(PCM) Any type of surgical procedure can be nerve-wracking to many individuals, but we put our trust in the doctors and surgeons performing the procedure to do their very best work and provide us with the best care possible. That is why this recent incident out a of a North … Continue reading →
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(PCM) Throughout most of the country we have been dealing with freezing cold temperatures, snow, and all kinds of nasty weather conditions this winter, however a new study shows that all that shivering may indeed have some health benefits. According to new research, shivering triggers a response in muscles that … Continue reading →
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(PCM) CVS Caremark has just revealed plans to begin phasing out the sale of tobacco products from their nearly 7,600 stores across the country. The company reveals that the phase out ,which will include cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco, will cost the company about $2 billion dollars in revenue, but … Continue reading →
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(PCM) Looking at model Christie Brinkley’s gorgeous cover shot on the upcoming issue of People magazine, no one would ever guess that the beauty is about to celebrate her 60th birthday. It has been many years since Brinkley first graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and seeing … Continue reading →
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(PCM) As you know flu season is already very much underway, with the CDC already reporting epidemics in several states across the country. However, would you be willing to allow yourself to be infected with the flu if it mean receiving the sum of $3,000 in return? If so, than … Continue reading →
(PCM) There is an alarming new trend popping up in both middle schools and high schools across the country where kids are crushing up “Smarties” candies and snorting them like lines of cocaine. The teens are finding out about the trend via several videos that have been posted up on … Continue reading →
(PCM) Babies cry to alert their parents when they are uncomfortable, hungry, or in distress, however it has often been speculated that babies will sometimes actually fake cry to get attention. Researchers in Japan have put that theory to the test and studied two babies crying over a six month … Continue reading →
(PCM) It’s not every day that we are granted the opportunity to meet our idols, but Amanda Renneberg of Alberta, Canada turned her dream of meeting superstar Justin Timberlake into a reality this past Monday. Twenty-seven year old Amanda suffers from the rare and debilitating neuro-muscular disease, Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), … Continue reading →
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(PCM) You may think that quiet time in school went out the window once you were out of grade school, however new studies are showing the incorporating time each day for transcendental meditation has worked wonders in some of San Francisco’s toughest schools. With the addition of what the schools … Continue reading →
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(PCM) While we are full supporters of living a healthy lifestyle and keeping an eye out the calorie count in what we consume, but even we believe that health advocates are taking things a bit too far with the news that now all vending machines will be required to display … Continue reading →
(PCM) New research out of the University of Kansas has found a link between BPA, a chemical found in plastic to the occurrence of migraines, with especially worse symptoms found in women. The researchers say that 90% of the population already have some levels of BPA in their systems. The … Continue reading →
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