Pesticides are Not Just Found on the Farm, Protect Yourself

Pesticides are Not Just Found on the Farm, Protect Yourself






Pesticides are Not Just Found on the Farm, Protect Yourself $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Industrial farming uses a large amount of pesticides, 86% of Corn and 96% of Soybean grown in the US are also engineered to produce their own pesticide within the plants themselves. Over 122-M pounds of glyphosate was sprayed over Soybeans planted in […]






Some of America’s Great Leaders Suffered with Mental Health Problems

Some of America’s Great Leaders Suffered with Mental Health Problems






Some of America’s Great Leaders Suffered with Mental Health Problems Some of America’s greatest leaders in history have had mental health problems and it may have helped in times of crisis, psychiatrists and psychologists said. Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, along with Civil War generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman and […]






Pilot Fire at Silverwood Lake Grows, Evacuations Ordered

Pilot Fire at Silverwood Lake Grows, Evacuations Ordered






Pilot Fire at Silverwood Lake Grows, Evacuations Ordered A fast-moving wildfire near Silverwood Lake in southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains continued to burn out of control Sunday night, scorching some 1,500 acres, and prompting evacuation orders and road closures, officials said. The blaze, dubbed the Pilot Fire, erupted about 12:10p near the Miller Canyon OHV […]






Americans are Getting Heavier and Heavier

Americans are Getting Heavier and Heavier






Americans are Getting Heavier and Heavier Since the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the average American has put on 15 or more additional pounds without getting any taller. Even 11-year-old kids aren’t immune from this weight plague, the study found. Girls are more than 7 pounds heavier even though their height is the same. Boys […]






Rejection, A Painful Survival Tool

Rejection, A Painful Survival Tool






Rejection, A Painful Survival Tool Life coach Maryam Ghouth examines the cause, effect and remedies for rejection  Rejection is by far one of the most distressing experiences known to humans. Whether we are rejected by someone we know, someone we dislike or someone entirely new, it hurts. The strongest and fittest of us all have […]






At the Olympics? Don’t Let Illness Interfere with the Festivities

At the Olympics? Don’t Let Illness Interfere with the Festivities






At the Olympics? Don’t Let Illness Interfere with the Festivities About 500,000 people from around the world are travelling to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. And while Zika bearing mosquitoes are in the news, other bugs and health problems that Olympic athletes and spectators should bear in mind. The Big Q: What’s the biggest […]






Legalization of Marijuana on the Ballot in 9 States in November

Legalization of Marijuana on the Ballot in 9 States in November






Legalization of Marijuana on the Ballot in 9 States in November Ballot measures to liberalize laws involving marijuana use will be on the ballot in 9 states this November Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada all will have measures on the ballot to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. Arkansas, Florida, Montana and Missouri, will decide […]






People who are Thankful are Healthier

People who are Thankful are Healthier






People who are Thankful are Healthier “If thankfulness were a drug, it would be the world’s best-selling product with a health maintenance indication for every major organ system,”– Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, an expert in brain and mind health So, if you are serious about your wellbeing increase the frequency at which you feel and express […]






Saudi Coalition Will Stay Off UN ‘Blacklist’

Saudi Coalition Will Stay Off UN ‘Blacklist’






Saudi Coalition Will Stay Off UN ‘Blacklist’ Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the UN claimed safety of children in Yemen is at the Top of its priorities Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, announced that the Saudi-led Arab coalition will remain off the ‘blacklist’ of those causing the deaths of children in Yemen. Earlier […]






Unattended Campfire Ignites California Wildfire Near Big Sur

Unattended Campfire Ignites California Wildfire Near Big Sur






 Unattended Campfire Ignites California Wildfire Near Big Sur A wildfire that scorched some 43,000 acres, and destroyed dozens of homes near California’s famed Big Sur coast was sparked by an illegal, unattended camp fire in a State Park, authorities said Tuesday. The Soberanes Fire, which erupted on 22 July, began as a small blaze, 2 ft […]






Pet Healthcare is Costly, and Rising

Pet Healthcare is Costly, and Rising






Pet Healthcare is Costly, and Rising The American Pet Products Association estimates that US pet expenditures hit $60.59-B last year, up from $58.04-B in Y 2014. A substantial portion of those costs are for Vet care ($15.73-B) and medicine ($14.39-B). That breaks down to an average of $235 on routine Vet visits for dog owners […]






A Healthy Lifestyle is Important for Your Pet

A Healthy Lifestyle is Important for Your Pet






A Healthy Lifestyle is Important for Your Pet To provide a healthy lifestyle for your pet you must focus on identifying, then removing, and unnecessary stressors from your pet’s world before disease can occur. These obstacles might involve your pet’s diet, exercise, environment, and veterinary care. Being proactive is in contrast to the reactive approach […]






Foster Care Reform: Family First Act Proposes Change to Government Funding Structure

Foster Care Reform: Family First Act Proposes Change to Government Funding Structure






In June 2016, the House of Representatives passed the The Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016 (or Family First Act) which promises to change the funding structure for the better. The bill would provide federal funding to reduce the number of children that enter the foster care system while extending funding for young adults after they age out of the system. […]






IBM (NYSE:IBM) Cancer Detection






IBM (NYSE:IBM) Cancer Detection IBM (NYSE: IBM) scientists have developed a new lab-on-a-chip technology that can, for the first time, separate biological particles at the nanoscale and could help enable physicians to detect diseases such as cancer before symptoms appear. As reported today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology*, the IBM team’s results show size-based separation […]






Ben Dunlap The Life Long Learner

Ben Dunlap The Life Long Learner






“Jó napot, pacák” Which, as somebody here must surely know, means “What’s up, guys?” in Magyar, that peculiar non-Indo-European language spoken by Hungarians for which, given the fact that cognitive diversity is at least as threatened as biodiversity on this planet, few would have imagined much of a future even a century or two ago. […]






This Year’s Wildfires From Space

This Year’s Wildfires From Space






This Year’s Wildfires From Space Fire seasons are an average 78 days longer than they were in Y 1970, and the number of acres scorched each year has doubled since 1980, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) If the start of this wildfire season is any indication, this alarming trend won’t be extinguished anytime […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Some US senators take the 1st step on medical marijuana, a California cannabis-growing county approves a massive cannabis growing farm, Montanans will have the chance to reinstate their medical cannabis system in November, and more.  National Last Friday, a CBD research bill was filed in the Senate. Four members of the Senate […]






Big Pharma Promotes Legal Drug Addiction

Big Pharma Promotes Legal Drug Addiction






Big Pharma Promotes Legal Drug Addiction Many of us believe that Big Pharma must be held accountable for this dangerous opioid trend, especially since several have been caught lying about the benefits and risks of their drugs. As noted by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), the drug industry has “fostered the opioid addiction epidemic” in several […]






With Legal Marijuana Users, “Bud” is More Popular than Editables

With Legal Marijuana Users, “Bud” is More Popular than Editables






With Legal Marijuana Users, “Bud” is More Popular than Editables With the loosening of the US Marijuana laws collegians are cheering, but it’s the older folks  who are the average consumers of the newly enhanced “Bud”. Seattle-based Headset Inc., research firm in the field, reviewed about 40,000 legal Marijuana purchases made in Washington State from September 2014 to […]






Jimmy Carter Wins LUI Che Woo Prize 2016

Jimmy Carter Wins LUI Che Woo Prize 2016






The inaugural laureates of the LUI Che Woo Prize 2016 are: Prize Category 1: Sustainable development of the world (Sustainability Prize) Specific Area of Focus: World Food Supply: Safety and Security Laureate: YUAN Longping Professor Yuan Longping is awarded the Sustainability Prize for his scientific achievement in developing high-yielding hybrid rice, bringing about sustainable and stable food […]






Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes

Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes






Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes: ‘These are Not Normal Times,’ Warn Authorities As the Sand Fire ravages 33,000 acres and displaces 22,000 people, authorities are begging residents to heed evacuation orders. A California Sand Wildfire has destroyed more than 18 homes, left 1 man dead and is forcing thousands of residents to evacuate as […]






The Spice to Boost Human Intelligence: Cinnamon

The Spice to Boost Human Intelligence: Cinnamon






The Spice to Boost Human Intelligence: Cinnamon A Chicago research team has revealed that Cinnamon turns poor learners into good ones, at least in studies involving mice. Lead researcher Dr. Kalipada Pahan with Rush University and the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chicago, said the study offers the 1st tantalizing evidence the spice […]






Update: California’s Fast Moving Wildfire Threatening 25,000 Homes

Update: California’s Fast Moving Wildfire Threatening 25,000 Homes






Update: California’s Fast Moving Wildfire Threatening 25,000 Homes As of Saturday afternoon the fast-moving Sand Fire in Santa Clarita California has burned 20,000 acres and is not contained. A raging wildfire grew to more than 30 square miles east of Santa Clarita Saturday, prompting an expanded evacuation order affecting some 1,500 homes and spreading smoke and […]






$80 Fine for Saudi Motorists Caught Playing Pokemon Go

$80 Fine for Saudi Motorists Caught Playing Pokemon Go






$80 Fine for Saudi Motorists Caught Playing Pokemon Go $NTDOY “Playing Pokemon Go will distract the driver who may hurt himself, other motorists and pedestrians,” an official warned.  Saudi Motorists found playing mobile game Pokemon Go will be fined SAR 300 ($80), the country’s traffic department said. The Traffic Department director general for the Eastern […]






Neuroscientists Helped Compile an “Accurate Map of the Human Brain”

Neuroscientists Helped Compile an “Accurate Map of the Human Brain”






Neuroscientists Helped Compile an “Accurate Map of the Human Brain” Doctors have had reliable charts of the human body and its organs: blood circulation, digestive system, nerves and the like, but always with 1 frustrating Grey Zone: the Brain. Wednesday, a team of neuroscientists, computer specialists and engineers said they had compiled what “could be […]






POKEMON GO MAY CAUSE REAL ESTATE INVESTORS TO LOSE EVERYTHING

POKEMON GO MAY CAUSE REAL ESTATE INVESTORS TO LOSE EVERYTHING






POKEMON GO MAY CAUSE REAL ESTATE INVESTORS TO LOSE EVERYTHING $NTDOY ONE OF THE NEWEST AND FAR-REACHING POP CULTURE TRENDS TODAY IS POKEMON GO AND THE FERVENT FOLLOWING IT HAS INSPIRED. WHILE MOST PEOPLE CONSIDER IT A HARMLESS INDULGENCE OF NOSTALGIA, RECENT EVENTS HAVE SHOWN THAT POKEMON GO REAL ESTATE TROUBLES ARE A VERY REAL […]






The Federal Government Subsidizes and Promotes Obesity

The Federal Government Subsidizes and Promotes Obesity






The Federal Government Subsidizes and Promotes Obesity $MON, $CAG, $KO, $PEP, $MCD Junk food is directly tied to the nation’s growing obesity crisis, it is heavily subsidized by the federal government, which makes sure it is cheap and plentiful, according to a new study. Junk foods (processed), including high-carb breads, cookies, donuts, sugary drinks, pizza, […]






People are asking: What is causing Florida’s huge Algae Bloom?

People are asking: What is causing Florida’s huge Algae Bloom?






People are asking: What is causing Florida’s huge Algae Bloom? Blue-Green Algae is dangerous to people, pets and the environment The blue-green algae, aka cyanobacteria, can now be seen from space. And it can produce toxins that are harmful to humans and marine life. Skin rashes and respiratory issues can result from exposure to it, […]






Cranberry Health Benefits

Cranberry Health Benefits






Cranberry Health Benefits While decades of cranberry research has found that regular consumption of cranberry products promotes urinary tract health, leading scientists studying the bioactive components of fruits and other foods reported that cranberries possess whole body health benefits. In a July 2016 Advances in Nutrition supplement, Impact of Cranberries on Gut Microbiota and Cardiometabolic […]






Many People Live Longer in Sardinia; Genetics or Fish Diet?

Many People Live Longer in Sardinia; Genetics or Fish Diet?






Many People Live Longer in Sardinia; Genetics or Fish Diet? A British biotech group has bought the genetic data of nearly 13,000 Italian residents of a Sardinian province where many people live to celebrate their 100th birthdays and beyond. Tiziana Life Sciences, a British company focused on cancer and diseases of the immune system, said […]






Wildfires Rage Across the Southwestern US

Wildfires Rage Across the Southwestern US






Wildfires Rage Across the Southwestern US Several major wildfires are raging across the Southwestern United States, after consuming dozens of homes and forcing evacuations. Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a blaze burning in the sparsely populated and wooded community of Timberon, New Mexico. That wildfire, which officials said was in the “mop-up stage” […]






Mutts Vs Pure Bred Dogs

Mutts Vs Pure Bred Dogs






Mutts Vs Pure Bred Dogs The Big Q: Are Mutts healthier than Purebred Dogs? The Big A: Many people believe that Mutts aka mixed breeds are healthier than purebreds. One of the reasons for this notion is that when 2 or more breeds are blended together, there is less risk a dog will inherit breed-specific […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The Republican platform committee rejects medical marijuana, medical marijuana research issues get a hearing in the Senate, Arkansas will vote on at least one medical marijuana initiative this Fall — maybe 2 — and more. NationalOn Monday, the GOP rejected a medical marijuana platform plank. Republican delegates meeting Monday in Cleveland ahead […]






Save the Bees

Save the Bees






“Planting safe ‘Bee Highways’ in our neighborhoods and across America sounds like a ‘cute’ and ‘quaint’ idea until you realize that without bees, crops such as apples, avocados, grapes, cotton, almonds and many others soon may completely disappear,” said Dr. Patricia Bragg, CEO of Bragg Live Food Products in Santa Barbara, Ca. an international organic […]






It’s Summer, Dehydration Can be Deadly if Left Untreated

It’s Summer, Dehydration Can be Deadly if Left Untreated






It’s Summer, Dehydration Can be Deadly if Left Untreated As Summer temperatures rise, so do the numbers of patients admitted to medical centers for dehydration, fatigue, and heatstroke. According to the Institute of Medicine, 75% of Americans consume far below the recommended daily minimum of water, regardless of the season — even though we all […]






Digital Driven Healthcare Businesses Put “The People 1st”

Digital Driven Healthcare Businesses Put “The People 1st”






Digital Driven Healthcare Businesses Put “The People 1st” A digital shift in healthcare has paved the way for advances in automation, AI (artificial intelligence) and even surgical robots. Whether using a virtual human to capture patient intake data or sensors to monitor symptoms, digital technology is driving the industry forward. But concern exists that this technology […]






Say NO to Soda

Say NO to Soda






Say NO to Soda “Just Say No” was a slogan minted by 1st Lady Nancy Reagan. The “Just Say No” advertising campaign Vs recreational drug use was prevalent through the 1980’s. Today, the same slogan is appropriate to discourage soda consumption. For people who struggle with weight or chronic health issues, replacing soda and other […]






22 Vets Commit Suicide Daily, is Medical Marijuana the Solution?

22 Vets Commit Suicide Daily, is Medical Marijuana the Solution?






22 Vets Commit Suicide Daily, is Medical Marijuana the Solution? Dr. Sue Sisley, a former Department of Veterans Affairs physician, has devoted her life to coming with an effective treatment for PTSD. But her  promising work is controversial and not without detractors. As one of the nation’s foremost scientific experts on medical marijuana, Dr. Sisley […]






California and Colorado Wildfires Prompt Evacuations of Thousands

California and Colorado Wildfires Prompt Evacuations of Thousands






California and Colorado Wildfires Prompt Evacuations of Thousands Strong winds will keep the wildfire danger high across the West Sunday into Monday. Strong winds will keep the wildfire danger high across the West Sunday into Monday. Wildfires burning in both California and Colorado have forced evacuations and left one firefighter injured Saturday evening, burning more […]






Marijuana Is Creating ‘Headaches’ for People in Legal US Businesses

Marijuana Is Creating ‘Headaches’ for People in Legal US Businesses






Marijuana Is Creating ‘Headaches’ for People in Legal US Businesses The legalization of marijuana in the US is creating headaches not just for new marijuana businesses. Such businesses have trouble paying taxes and getting bank accounts, and there are also problems for people who work in the growing industry, as well as for those who […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update This was a quiet week on the medical marijuana front, but a couple of important changes happened on 1 July. Hawaii  On Tuesday, a new report said dispensaries will generate millions for the state. The Aloha State finally got around to allowing dispensaries to operate this year, and now a report from […]






Help Stop the Spread of Antibiotic-Resistant Disease

Help Stop the Spread of Antibiotic-Resistant Disease






Help Stop the Spread of Antibiotic-Resistant Disease In light of the growing problem of antibiotic resistant disease, it prudent for people to employ techniques that will not only reduce the risk of falling victim to, but also help curtail the spread of antibiotic resistance overall. While the problem of antibiotic resistance disease really needs to […]






Big Chem and Big Ag are Dousing Our Food with Toxic Pesticides

Big Chem and Big Ag are Dousing Our Food with Toxic Pesticides






Big Chem and Big Ag are Dousing Our Food with Toxic Pesticides $MON, $FB, $TWTR The research shows that the long-term exposure to pesticides has been linked to infertility, birth defects, endocrine disruption, neurological disorders and cancer Common sense tells us that fewer pesticides in our food supply would result in improved health among the […]






World Wants Humane Farming

World Wants Humane Farming






Most Americans don’t know the true meaning of food labels like “cage-free,” “free-range,” or “grass fed” and falsely believe that farm animals are protected by laws or independent oversight according to the results of a new national survey* released today by the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®).  The survey […]






Surviving a Heat Wave This Summer, Stay Cool

Surviving a Heat Wave This Summer, Stay Cool






Surviving a Heat Wave This Summer, Stay Cool Seniors, children and people with chronic health problems are at higher risk for heat-related illness and death, especially in large cities, according to Dr. Robert Glatter an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “Those who have high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, kidney […]






International Happiness 360 Conference

International Happiness 360 Conference






Leading up to World Tourism Day, the One happy island of Aruba will host Happiness 360 Conference World Tourism Aruba – an international symposium in partnership with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Sept. 13-14, highlighting industry trends and synergies between tourism, culture and happiness. “As the most tourism-reliant nation, relative to size, in the world, […]






Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why?

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why?






Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why? Consumers in the US spend about $30-B annually on alternative medicine, according to a newly published federal report from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), in which 44,743 individuals in the US aged 4 and above participated. The Big Q: Why do people in America spend […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The fight over Veterans’ access to medical cannabis continues, an Illinois judge told the state to quit messing around and recognize PTSD, a fired Oregon medical marijuana users wins his job back, and more.  National On Tuesday, eleven lawmakers asked the House and Senate leadership to restore medical marijuana language in the […]






Some Ways to Improve Quality of Sleep

Some Ways to Improve Quality of Sleep






Some Ways to Improve Quality of Sleep Without quality sleep, our body can develop a number of health conditions, which can lead to significant life changes. Diabetes, heart disease, dementia and weight gain have either been linked to a lack of sleep, or are being studied for the effect poor sleep quality has on the […]






Pesticide Industry Adds to Bees Population Decline

Pesticide Industry Adds to Bees Population Decline






Pesticide Industry Adds to Bees Population Decline $MON, $BAYRY, $SYT Last week, Friends of the Earth (FoE) released a report, titled “Buzz Kill: How the Pesticide Industry is Clipping the Wings of Bee Protection Efforts Across the US.” The report, by Christopher Cook and Tiffany Finck-Haynes, details the pesticide industry’s outsized role in weakening and […]






Update: Federal and State Government Marijuana Policy

Update: Federal and State Government Marijuana Policy






Update: Federal and State Government Marijuana Policy House Republicans blocked an effort to open up banking for Marijuana businesses House Turns Back Effort to Give Pot Businesses Access to Banks. The Republican-led House Wednesday voted down an amendment to the FY 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act that would have blocked federal regulators […]






When Dogs Evolved from Wolves Still a Mystery

When Dogs Evolved from Wolves Still a Mystery






When Dogs Evolved from Wolves Still a Mystery It is thought that modern dogs have 1 common ancestor: the Eurasian grey wolf, and that about 30,000 to 40,000 years ago a subspecies of wolf began interacting with humans, perhaps foraging for food around human campsites. Humans then learned the animals were valuable for companionship and […]






Genes Control the Behavior & Health of Dogs, More Information Needed

Genes Control the Behavior & Health of Dogs, More Information Needed






Genes Control the Behavior & Health of Dogs, More Information Needed Recently researchers at Cornell University completed the largest genetic study of dogs ever undertaken by performing genetic mapping of 4,200 dogs, including purebreds, mixed breed, and stray dogs. The study examined 180,000 genetic markers that can help link specific inherited diseases with the genes responsible […]






California Wildfires: 9 Large Fires, 2 Deaths, 100’eds of Homes Destroyed

California Wildfires: 9 Large Fires, 2 Deaths, 100’eds of Homes Destroyed






California Wildfires: 9 Large Fires, 2 Deaths, 100’eds of Homes Destroyed Here are the latest stats on the major wildfires currently burning in the State of California More than 5,200 firefighters are working Monday to battle nine large blazes across the Golden State as fire season rages on. Cal Fire is warning of increased fire […]






FEMA Flood Insurance Expert to Answer Property Owners Questions

FEMA Flood Insurance Expert to Answer Property Owners Questions






FEMA Flood Insurance Expert to Answer Property Owners Questions If you are among the many Staten Islanders (NYC) who have questions about your home’s flood insurance policy, you can get those questions answered at a forum of experts on Thursday, 30 June Rep. Daniel Donovan is hosting the event in conjunction with Council Minority Leader […]






Deadly Brushfires Haunt Western Australians

Deadly Brushfires Haunt Western Australians






Deadly Brushfires Haunt Western Australians The system for managing bushfires in WA (Western Australia) is “failing citizens and the government”, a special inquiry into the deadly Yarloop and Waroona blazes has concluded, and if change does not occur, “then the prospect of a future catastrophic bushfire event is increasingly likely”. Six months after the devastating bushfires […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update A bi-partisan federal effort to open up research on medical marijuana is now underway, it looks likely that Arkansas will be voting on medical marijuana in November, a New Jersey PTSD bill advances, and more. National Monday, congressional marijuana reform fans and foes said they were working together on a new research […]






“Red Flag” Warnings in Massive California Wildfire

“Red Flag” Warnings in Massive California Wildfire






“Red Flag” Warnings in Massive California Wildfire Hundreds of firefighters were struggling Saturday to contain a massive wildfire that has so far killed 2 people and burned at least 100 homes and  ravaging lakeside communities in Central California. The Erskine Fire broke out Thursday afternoon in the foothills of Kern County about 42 miles northeast […]






Historic Flood Ravage West Virginia, 20 Dead and Counting

Historic Flood Ravage West Virginia, 20 Dead and Counting






Historic Flood Ravage West Virginia, 20 Dead and Counting Friday, the West Virginia Governor’s communication director, said some areas were “probably looking at flooding that’s going to be the worst in 100 years.” Tens of thousands of people were without power, and several roads are impassable, hundreds of houses have washed away. At least 20 […]