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More Children Are Dying in Hot Cars Each Year
Reducing and preventing this epidemic is likely to fall upon the parents—to always remain vigilant and alert around your young children and to take the proper steps to ensure you are aware of where your child is at any given time. Utilize the toolkit and
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This Australian Artist is Burying Himself Alive for 3 Days
Hundreds of people also watched the event on Facebook, with many asking what the point of the performance was.
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The AT&T – Time Warner Merger is a Big Deal for TV Viewers Everywhere
The merger marks a major blow against antitrust and oligopoly efforts by the federal government. President Donald Trump in 2016 even talked about the billion-dollar deal back in 2016, voicing his opposition for the proposal and promising his staunch resil
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Kim Kardashian Asked Twitter CEO to Add a Tweet Editing Button
The decision to implement an editing feature has also seen contention amongst the millions of users who use the service. Divided into two camps, one side perceives an edit button to be a natural evolution for the service, while advocates against it say re
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Historic Trump-Kim Summit: Pledges to Nuclear Disarmament
It’s been months in the making—and in between the hills and valleys of international politics—the US President and leader of North Korea met on Tuesday to talk denuclearization, military action, national peace, and to forge a relationship between two coun
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Billions of Dollars of Cryptocurrency was just Stolen by Hackers
In a statement made earlier Monday, the South Korean coin exchange Coinrail announced it had been targeted by a group of cyberthieves who made off with an estimated 30% of the company’s virtual currencies. As an online cryptocurrency exchange, Coinrail ha
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UPS Labor Strike Looms Near that could Disrupt US Economy
On Tuesday United Parcel Service (UPS) workers authorized their union to begin what could be the first—and largest—labor strike since 1997.
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Mexico Trade Tariffs Could Mean Big Trouble on US Exports
Firing back against new import legislation imposed by President Donald Trump, Mexico has setup tariffs on American goods for a total worth of $3 billion. The decision could radically affect the economies of both nations and criticism has been fierce.
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Trump Uninvites Philadelphia Eagles from Victory Celebration
A shocking but not all too unsurprising Twitter storm launched by President Donald Trump Monday night declared that Super Bowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles were uninvited from a planned celebration at the White House.
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After Weeks Staying Out of the Spotlight Melania Trump Steps Out After Surgery
After more than three weeks out of the public eye, first lady Melania Trump appeared at a White House Event Monday for military families. She used the opportunity to dissuade and clarify the speculation that had run wild since it was first announced that
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‘Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parsons Speaks Out on Roseanne’s Tweet
The ongoing spectacle between once beloved sitcom star Roseanne Barr, ABC, and the Internet at large continues this week with a comment from Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons. Star of his own long-running sitcom that has arguably acquired as much fame as B
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This House Bill Will Cut Food Stamp Benefits While Helping Billionaires
The core of the proposed farm bill, as the motives behind the Republicans’ actions are telling, seems to instead be focused on farm subsidies at the expense of tax payers and SNAP participants. Since 2002, Congress has diligently added multiple methods to
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After Last Week’s Peak, Oil Prices Expected to Drop Fast
Drivers across the country can rejoice: after several weeks of steady increases in the cost of oil and gasoline, prices are expected to fall severely this week and into the future for some time. Having surged to their highest level in over three years las
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Elon Musk Calls Out Reporters on ‘Fake New’ Amidst Negative Headlines
In the wake of a series of negative headlines questioning the legitimacy of both of Musk’s companies, the CEO fired off a storm of angry tweets that ranged from frustrated to inane to confusing.
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Mark Zuckerberg’s Hearing Before the Parliament Didn’t Go So Well
the Parliament held a 75-minute meeting with the tech giant’s leader earlier this week. In short: things didn’t go so well, and many parliament officials left the hearing pissed at Zuckerberg’s meager responses or outright dodging the question.
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Disease Outbreaks More Likely to Occur at Hotels
According to a recent report published in a CDC journal titled ‘Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,’ a third of treated recreational waterborne disease outbreaks occurred in hotel pools or hot tubs. The report covered statistics of disease outbreaks be
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Barack and Michelle Obama are Coming to Netflix
Barack and Michelle Obama have recently entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series with Netflix. The pair will work using their production company named “Higher Ground Productions.”
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Death Rate from Cancer Falling for Americans of all Backgrounds
A comprehensive new report published recently sheds new light on trends relating to death caused by cancer.
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Here are Some of the Biggest Takeaways from the 2018 Billboard Music Awards
Some of the biggest names in the music industry hit the stage and attended the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20. Nominees included some of the most popular idols in America, including Kendrick Lamar,
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Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano is Still Erupting—No End in Sight
Residents and tourists of Hawaii are facing new dangers as lava from the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island has now hit the Pacific Ocean, blasting dangerous chemicals and glass particles into the air. The volcano has continued to burst lava since its init
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Here’s Everything We Know About the Royal Wedding
The highly anticipated royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will officially begin on Saturday, May 19. The ceremony will begin at midday (UK time) at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. More than 2,000 members of the public have been invited t
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Thousands of Teachers Rally at NC State Building for Better Pay; Better Schools
Teachers across the state will head to Raleigh, the state capital, to attend the "March for Students and Rally for Respect," which coincides with the state legislature's first day back in session. Tim Crowley, the communications manager for NCAE, explaine
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World Health Organization Calls for Elimination of Trans Fats Worldwide by 2023
The initiative, called REPLACE, is an acronym that outlines the principles governments should use to promptly eliminate industrially-produced trans fats from the food supply. The campaign is a call to action for governments to review food items which cont
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Star Wars: Solo Flies Above Controversy & Criticism
Solo: A Star Wars Story, grants audiences to experience a whole new, original adventure in the space faring universe. Han Solo, the galaxy’s most beloved scoundrel and smuggler, cuts his teeth in the dangerous criminal underworld to become the legend fans
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Jessica Alba’s Company Donated 1.5 Million Diapers to Moms in Need
This year, one famous mom is spending her Mother’s Day giving back to moms in need. Jessica Alba, movie star and busy mother of three, used the holiday to help mothers in need. Through her brand The Honest Company, 1.5 million diapers were donated through
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Facebook Suspends Hundreds of Apps After Possible Data Misuse
Facebook announced earlier today that it has suspended approximately 200 apps for the possible misuse of user data. Although the apps have not been named, they are pending a more thorough investigation.
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Shrimp Day is Here And You Best Be Ready
National Shrimp Day is an event which celebrates everyone’s favorite seafood. No literally, it’s true. According to a 2015 USDA study on dietary patterns, the average American eats more than 4 pounds of shrimp every year. Unfortunately, the Dietary Guidel
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Breaking: Drinking Beer May Help You Lose Weight
The research about the positive benefits drinking beer might have on the body while exercising, however, is not as well documented. One theory may be that alcohol and exercise both work on the same pathways in the brain.
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Streaming Service Tidal Accused of Falsifying Beyoncé Subscriber Numbers
Music streaming service Tidal is being faced with serious accusations after a Norwegian newspaper made claims today that the platform has bene intentionally falsifying the streaming numbers of Beyoncé and Kanye West.
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Google Gives Us a First Look at New Android P Features
At their annual developers’ conference Google I/O held in California, Google unveiled a slew of new features its next major Android operating system. Although the full name has yet to be revealed to the public, a beta version of Android P was uploaded ont
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Thanos from Avengers: Infinity War is now in Fortnite
In the new game mode, players will be able to collect the Infinity Stones—powerful objects critical to Thanos’ quests in the movie franchise—littered around the map.
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Radical! Bill & Ted is Officially Returning in a Third Film
After a lot of talk about an upcoming third film, the third installment of the Bill & Ted saga has received the green light. Nearly three decades after the original Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the threequel will see stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winte
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Would You Let Amazon Feed Your Dog?
The Wag brand is Amazon’s latest addition to their existing private-label product offerings that include batteries, clothing, baby products, and household goods. Wag enters an Amazon-owned ecosystem of pet products as well, with pet beds, carriers, toys,
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Hawaiian Volcano Eruption Destroys more than 26 Homes
The destruction wrought upon the Big Island of Hawaii as a result of the Kilauea volcanic eruption has now devastated more than two dozen homes. Since the eruption first began last week, nearly 2000 people have fled their homes to seek shelter and safety.
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Scotland is Now the First Country in the World with Minimum Price for Alcohol
The Scottish government believes the introduction of a minimum set price for alcohol sales will save lives. By raising the price of cheap, high-strength alcoholic beverages such as whiskeys, wines, ciders, and beers, Scottish ministers expect to tackle th
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Kanye West’s No Good, Very Bad Week
This week we saw two different sides of the rap legend. One: a vulnerable, talented artist who channeled past familial traumas, battles with mental health, and complicated relationships with other notable Black icons like Jay-Z and former President Barack
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Young Football Players More Likely to Develop Cognitive & Emotional Problems
A new health study released earlier this week suggests teens and kids who play football are more susceptible to a dangerous degenerative brain disease. A team of researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine and VA Boston Healthcare System stu
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Mixed Signals: How T-Mobile & Sprint’s Merger May Affect Your Cellphone Bill
Millions of cell phone users across the United States are about to be affected by one of the biggest mergers in the telecommunications world. Over the weekend, T-Mobile and Sprint have announced to become one company after regulators approve the pending b
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This is the Special Menu for Kim Jong Un’s Dinner with South Korean President Moon Jae-in
This Friday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet for a historic summit in preparation for much awaited talks with President Donald Trump. These meetings may very well set in motion the political and economic rel
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Smokers Beware: The FDA is Cracking Down on Your Favorite E-Cigarettes
Health officials from the Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday a nationwide effort to reduce and prevent underage use of e-cigarette brands. The crackdown focuses on popular e-cigarette brands such as JUUL, MyBlu, KandyPens, and Suorin. The g
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Avengers: Infinity War, Biggest Marvel Movie Yet, Hits the Red Carpet
Universes will collide this weekend as Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters this weekend. The red carpet premiere of the film last night brought out some of the biggest stars in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick
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E.coli Outbreak from Tainted Lettuce Now Spreads to 56 People
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have expanded their warning on a recent outbreak of E.coli this week. The warning has linked romaine lettuce in all forms, from whole heads and hearts to chopp
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Kate Middleton Gives Birth to Third Child
Kate Middleton, the wife of Britain’s Prince William, has given birth to a boy earlier this Monday on April 23. Titled the Duchess of Cambridge, this marks the couple’s third child.
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Net Neutrality is Dead: What Does This Mean for You?
Net neutrality, the principle that governments should mandate Internet service providers to treat all data on the Internet equally, has finally ended and been replaced with provisions that equip companies with greater freedoms over content posted on the w
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How to Learn New Skills When You Have a Busy Schedule
Feeling overwhelmed by everything life throws at you? Below, I’ve listed some easy tips and techniques you can integrate into your daily routine to keep your mind sharp and learning.
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These are the Best Power Foods that Boost Your Immune System
If you’re looking for ways to prevent colds, the flu, and other illnesses that can weaken our immune system, make your first step a visit to the local grocery store. We’ve rounded up some of the best—and affordable—superfoods that will boost your immune s
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10 Things You Must Add to Your Bucket List
Amazing adventures that you'll remember the rest of your life
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Vitamin Supplements - Friend or Foe?
Find out which vitamins and supplements you should be taking.
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6 Easy Way To Cut Your Monthly Expenses
Cut your monthly expenses by hundreds or even thousands of dollars. We'll show you what to do.
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8 Amazing Facts About Chocolate
Chocolate can be an important part of a healthy diet...really!
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7 Healthy Habits to Keep the Doctor Away
You have more control over your health and your lifespan than you think. Here are 7 habits that have been shown to help people live longer, healthier lives.
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Is All The "Whole Foods" Hype For Real?
We're all encouraged to eat "whole foods" to have a healthier, more balanced diet. But are these foods really as good for us as we've been led to believe?
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Do Fitness Trackers Really Work?
You see lots of people wearing Fitbits and other fitness trackers. But do they really lead to better fitness?
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Should School Start Later In The Day?
Adolescents and teens have different sleep needs than adults. Are normal school hours ideal for learning?
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Top 10 Cars For Teen Drivers
As new drivers, teens are more likely than any other age group to get into an accident. We've researched and reviewed the safest and most affordable cars for teen drivers.
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10 Summer Vacations That Won't Break The Bank
Summer is a great time to take a family vacation. Here are 10 great ideas that should fit your budget.
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8 Popular Diets - What Works, What Doesn't
We reviewed 8 popular diets to and give you the pros and cons of each so you can decide which is best for you.
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How Your Face Reveals Your Age
Subtle changes in your face reveal your age to others. We tell you what they are and ways to reverse them.
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Fidget Spinners and Other Recent Fads
Fidget Spinners are the latest must-have for kids - it seems like every kid has one (or ten). We look at those and nine other fads from the recent past.
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12 Olympic Icons - Where Are They Today?
Some Olympic champions go onto great fame and fortune. Others are hardly heard from again. We look at 12 Olympic icons and show you where they are today.

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