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Top 10 Tips on How to Beat the After-Christmas Blues

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Charles Dickens After all the wrapping paper, bows and decorations are put away, all the big holiday meals a thing of the past, and the thought of all the credit card bills coming due …

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5 Healthy Habits to Adopt This Year

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We are nearing the time of year when we make lists of all the things we have resolved to change (and which two-thirds of us will fizzle out on within the first month). The problem with resolutions is that often we make multiple major and life-altering changes and expect them to …

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About 1 in every 5 people who take Valium, Xanax and other benzodiazepines are misusing the potentially addictive medication, finds a new study, with young adults aged 18 to 25 most likely to misuse benzos. : Health

The post title is a copy and paste from the first and fourth paragraphs of the linked popular press article here: About one in every five people who take Valium, Xanax and other benzodiazepines are misusing the potentially addictive medication, U.S. survey data show. Young adults aged 18 to 25 …

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About 1 in every 5 people who take Valium, Xanax and other benzodiazepines are misusing the potentially addictive medication. Young adults aged 18 to 25 are most likely to misuse benzos, typically prescribed to treat anxiety and depression. : Health

The post title is a copy and paste from the title, first and fourth paragraphs of the linked popular press article here: Abuse of xanax, valium is on the rise, study says About one in every five people who take Valium, Xanax and other benzodiazepines are misusing the potentially addictive …

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Chrysanthemum Tea: Benefits and Uses

For some people, chrysanthemums — also known as mums — may be nothing more than a hardy flowering plant commonly found in garden beds and flowerpots. For others, however, this pretty flower is known to provide an array of medicinal benefits. In fact, it’s been used as a traditional herbal …

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The Bitter Price of Tropical Fruits

Sweet, healthy and delicious, and inexpensive to boot, pineapples are one of the world’s most desired fruits. On average, the world eats more than 26,000 tons of pineapples each year.1 But hidden beneath their low-price tag lies an industry riddled with heavy pesticide use, water pollution, deforestation and the …

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Are Vital to Our Psyche

I know, I know, you might be coming across this post and you might be thinking to yourself, ‘Oh boy, here is yet another article about new year’s resolutions.” But instead of writing about various resolutions and how we can try to keep them as the new year progresses (I …

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Cockroach Farming in China

The featured video, produced by the South China Morning Post, opens with these words: “If cockroaches make you uncomfortable … this could be your worst nightmare.” Indeed. Most of us would do almost anything to avoid a daily work environment that involves contact with millions of teeming roaches. In China, …

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Food Brings Double Dose of Pleasure to Your Brain – WebMD

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There may be a powerful reason why you can’t resist that plate of brownies. It turns out that eating causes the release of dopamine in your brain not once, but twice, German scientists report. …

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PTSD Drug May Do More Harm Than Good – WebMD

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A drug used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may actually be harmful, a new study suggests. The high blood pressure drug prazosin is sometimes used to treat PTSD-related nightmares and insomnia that can increase suicide risk. But this small study suggests …

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