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Know what you eat!

Nowadays its almost impossible to find out what’s right from wrong, but thats what I’m here for! To be your personal health guru to set you back on track to a healthier lifestyle; because your… 199 more words


Joseph Maloney: We need to work harder to stop workplace deaths

Tuesday, April 28, is Canada’s National Day of Morning for persons killed, injured or made ill in the workplace. On this day, workers across Canada will commemorate those who have lost their lives or undergone a life-changing health event just because they went to work. 603 more words


Nepal's Next Disaster

KATHMANDU, Nepal — When an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale hit Nepal’s central region and rumbled across Kathmandu valley on April 25, the carnage was devastating. 951 more words

South Asia

Alternative Metrics of America's Divided Economy

Sinologist Simon Leys wryly described the “ironical paradox” of contemporary life that leisure–once a category cultivated as an aid to the good life–is dismissed by members of an elite who condemn themselves to the “slavery of endless working hours,” and consigned to a “wretched lumpenproletariat” who face the “enforced leisure of demoralizing and permanent unemployment.”  The remove of leisure from an elected activity, and the concommitant expansion of the status of the out-of-work to an almost existential state, goes beyond a Kierkegaardian… 3,766 more words

Drug Cartels

Google searches for 'n-word' associated with black mortality

Google searches could unveil patterns in Black mortality rates across the US, according to a new study. Researchers found that those areas with greater levels of racism, as indexed by the proportion of Google searches containing the “n-word,” had higher mortality rates among Blacks. 793 more words


Why There May Be Hope for Humanity (an anti-vaxxer redemption reflection)

Who doesn’t love a good case of poetic justice?

The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe pointed me to this story at the Times Union, which tells how a mother of seven has suddenly flip-flopped like a foundering fish. 640 more words


The Next Victims of Ebola

When the Ebola epidemic in West Africa comes to an end, it will be marked by two simple words: “zero cases.” But this momentous milestone will also signal the beginning of a new struggle as the long and difficult process of recovering from a crisis that has claimed more than 10,000 lives commences. 873 more words