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Toxic chemicals: How your clothes can harm your health

The relationship between clothing and wearer is an extremely personal one. We not only rely on our wardrobe to protect our bodies – and our modesty—but also to project an image and make a statement regarding who we are –or who we think we are. Probably the last thing we expect of our clothes is for them to contain and release dangerous toxins that can threaten human health and the environment – but this is exactly what is happening. Are your clothes toxic? To find out — and to discover safer alternatives — read on.

The surprising connection between gut bacteria, probiotics and heart health

Researchers are crediting the gut microbiota, a community of microorganisms in the body’s digestive tract, with the ability to help prevent such serious conditions as diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and bowel disease. Now, new research points to the possibility that beneficial gut bacteria may help combat cardiovascular disease as well. In fact, when it comes to protecting your heart, the maintenance of healthy gut bacteria could be one of the most underrated and overlooked factors for cardiovascular health.

Brain saver: Vitamin E supplement helps 'redirect' blood during stroke

During a stroke, areas of the brain are damaged when deprived of oxygen- rich blood. Here, dark gray patches show scientists what parts of the brain are being "choked" by a stroke. Credit: Cameron Rink, PhD, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Dr. Cameron Rink is pointing at a picture of a brain in the middle of a stroke. Dark feathery arteries branch across grayish brain tissue, some of which has faded into black around the obstructed blood vessels, looking like a city block that's lost power while the rest glows on.

Americans Simply Don’t Know What Constitutes a “Healthy” Food

Do you know which foods are “healthy?” If you said no, or you only have a vague idea, then you have something in common with the majority of people who responded to a recent survey by the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC). [1]

Approximately 8 in 10 respondents to the IFIC’s annual Food and Health Survey said they have conflicting information when it comes to foods that are healthy to eat and those that should be avoided. More than half of those surveyed said the lack of clear information makes them second-guess their food choices.

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McDonald’s Employee Shares Some Disturbing Images Of A Moldy Ice Cream Machine

A (now) former McDonald's employee shared some disturbing images of the inside of a moldy ice cream machine in one of the hamburger giant's restaurants.

An 18-year-old named Nick was a McDonald's employee in LaPlace, Louisiana, until he shared some gross images of unsanitary practices inside the fast food restaurant. His employment came to an end after that.

According to BuzzFeed, Nick was recently instructed by a manager to refill the ice cream machine when he spilled some of the dessert. While cleaning up his mess, Nick discovered a moldy tray inside the machine.

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16 Reasons to eat cantaloupe this summer

Cantaloupes aren’t a fruit typically associated with health, which is a shame.

These sweet, succulent melons are absolutely loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, yet contain very few calories. A generous helping of cantaloupes a day is enough to fill the body with vitamins A and C, potassium, fiber, and much more.

Cantaloupes can lead to a healthier, happier you, and here’s how:

John Wesley: Primitive Physick, or An Easy and Natural Method of Curing Most Diseases

Or An Easy and Natural Method of Curing Most Diseases by John Wesley, M.A.

John Wesley (1703-1791) was not only the founder of Methodism but also wrote widely in other areas of concern. Wesley realized that medicine in England was available just to the wealthy. His aim in Primitive Physick was to bring practical medical advice to workers and others who could not afford private doctors.

Wesley first published his book anonymously in 1747. Not until 1760 did he place his name on it.

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The Secret to Success Means Giving Up These 13 Things

In the end, we are responsible for our time and the direction of our efforts. Getting these inline with what really makes us happy and fulfilled are very important for becoming the person we want to be.

“On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.” — Anonymous

Sometimes, to become successful and get closer to the person we can become, we don’t need to add more things — we need to give up on some of them.

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"Our Water, Our Future": Voters in Oregon Defeat Nestlé's Attempt to Privatize Their Water

Blue yard signs bearing the words "Yes on 14-55: Our Water, Our Future" dotted lawns throughout Hood River County, Oregon, in the run-up to the primary election held on May 17.