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Ticks and Lyme Disease Is On The Rise Again

The Centers for Disease Control in the U.S. estimates Lyme disease infections is 10 times higher than the number of reported cases. Tick-borne diseases have been “steadily going up every year. There are shortcomings in the way the infection is

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Breakfast Swaps That’ll Supercharge Your Mornings

Quieting your grumbling stomach may be the only reason you give breakfast a second thought. It’s great to have hunger off the brain on busy weekday mornings, but making that breakfast a quality breakfast can make getting your work done

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

This is One Crab you want to Avoid!

The largest terrestrial arthropod in the world, the coconut crab is far from your run of the mill crustacean. This species of hermit crab can grow to be over nine pounds and have a leg span of more then three

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Kensington Palace Releases First Official Photo Of Prince Louis

Well, this is royally adorable. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released the first official photos of their newborn son, Prince Louis Arthur Charles. The portrait included an appearance by big sister Princess Charlotte, who recently celebrated her third birthday.  “The Duke and Duchess would like

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The Amazing Inspiration behind Nike’s First Runners

Nike’s first pair of running shoes was inspired by tasty waffles. Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman was having breakfast with his wife in 1971 when it dawned on him that the grooves in the waffle iron she was using would be

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Allergies Are Everywhere

Given how confused we all seem about what the word “allergy” means, it’s not surprising that it seems like suddenly everyone has one. But it’s not just our perception. Allergies are on the rise, though no one is exactly sure

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Quick Tip on Growing Your Own Veggies

When Brian of The Wannabe Homesteader promises the “easiest way to grow tomato seedlings,” he isn’t kidding. “It’s almost too simple. All you need is dirt, a pot and some organically grown tomatoes!” Anyone can it, he simply slices a

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Pork Roll Ice Cream is a Hit!!

Summer and Ice what a combination and a New Jersey farm has taken its state’s love for pork roll to a completely new level — by turning it into ice cream. Windy Brow Farms has created a “Taylor ham ice

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Why Exercise is Great for Your Heart

We’ve all been told that exercise is good for us. It reduces stress, keeps our muscles and bones healthy, and makes our hearts stronger. A big question has always been whether the heart can generate new cells once it had

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Does shaving unwanted body hair make it grow back thicker and darker?

We don’t know who started the rumour that hair grows back thicker if you shave it off, from leg hair to body or facial. As early as 1928, a clinical trial showed that shaving had no effect on hair growth

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Hamilton’s Blue Box Blues: Recycling Ban

Hamilton spent years encouraging residents to recycle plastic items — but now they belong in the garbage. The city no longer wants you to put coffee cup lids, black plastic or Styrofoam in the blue box. The low-grade plastics are

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Go in Style with 10,000 Diamonds on a Coca-Cola Handbag

A Hong Kong-based diamond jewellery brand has used a show in Switzerland to show off the Most diamonds set on a handbag with nearly 10,000 embedded in a Coca-Cola-inspired accessory. This Coca-Cola bottle-shaped diamond handbag contains 9,888 pieces of natural

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Can My Dog or Sushi Get Me Sick?

The line of disease transmission does not end with germy children and coughing colleagues. Dogs, cows, mosquitos, ticks, mice, sushi, your neighborhoods beloved roving Romeo—the list goes on—are all opportunity for disease. Infectious diseases arise from contact with parasites, bacteria,

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

More than 100,000 Daffodils for Cancer

Thanks to Sheila Hirsch-Kalm more than 100,000 daffodils have been planted in support of the Canadian Cancer Society in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Sheila was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in 2003. As a way to give back to the Canadian

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Finally, a Foot Race for The Rest Of Us that Includes Beer and Donuts

The inaugural Boerne (pronounced like Bernie) race in Boerne Texas is “500 and some odd yards. The race, as its organizers call it, begins and ends with a free pint of beer. At the halfway point, if you’ve burned through

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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