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Hanna is the entertainment and lifestyle editor for CDN. Fan of great movies, legendary music, outdoor activities and cool stuff in general, her opinions, as expressed in her articles, are her own and not necessarily shared by anyone .. anywhere .. ever. Follow Hanna on Twitter: @Hanna_CDN

A diabetes diagnosis later in life may signal early pancreatic cancer


Each year, more than one million Americans are diagnosed with adult-onset diabetes mellitus, also known as type 2 diabetes. The new diagnosis comes with a long list of potential complications: high blood pressure, nerve damage, kidney disease, stroke, glaucoma and more. But for African Americans and Latinos, a diagnosis of diabetes after age 50 may also come with a more ...

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Disney Smashes Records at box office with ‘Incredibles 2’

Movie Theaters

Incredibles 2 topped the U.S. and Global box office receipts while  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom took second worldwide and Ocean’s 8 came in #2 in the United States. “Disney had an incredible weekend with Pixar’s ‘Incredibles 2’ smashing records and pleasing audiences around the world with highest animation debut of all time with $180 million in North America as it added another $51.5 million in 25 territories for ...

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Warriors Encouraged by Fellow Veterans on Wind Cave Trail Hike

WWP Usery Mountain Hike

MESA, Ariz. — Injured veterans and their guests empowered each other as they hit a rough hiking trail near Usery Mountain’s Wind Cave during a recent Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) event. “I needed to get out and spend time with other veterans,” said Army veteran Ruben Rojo. “It was a tough hike, but very worth it.” Isolation is one of the most significant struggles ...

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Dumbo soars in Tim Burton’s live-action remake of the Disney classic [trailer]

“Dumbo,” directed by Tim Burton and loosely inspired by the 1941 animated film, stars Danny DeVito as the owner of a struggling circus. He enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock. The live-action version of the Disney ...

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A different take on the loaded baked potato

Loaded baked potatoes

I’m not a great cook, but enjoy trying. So Youtuber ‘You Suck At Cooking” has been one of my favorite subscriptions for quite awhile. This week, he tackled the loaded baked potato. Granted, baked potatoes aren’t hard to cook. I typically do them in the microwave, but after watching this video, will have to give his version a try. The ...

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How is HIPEC Chemotherapy Helping Mesothelioma Sufferers?

Talk about mesothelioma and you automatically think of a cancer that’s guaranteed to kill fast. Sadly, this has been the reality for most people who have been diagnosed with it. You may even know someone close to you who is one of the 3,000 people diagnosed with mesothelioma every year. But Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a new type of ...

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The Bumblebee spin-off trailer is out and it’s … not terrible

Bumblebee trailer

If you had to pick an Autobot to base a Transformers spin-off movie upon, Bumblebee might be the best choice. His steadfast loyalty, inner strength and vulnerable personality make for a loveable hero and this trailer shows off those traits – especially when lead actress Hailee Steinfeld Rickrolls him… yeah, that happened. Bumblebee is directed by Travis Knight and stars ...

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Jurassic World tops global box office while Ocean’s 8 takes #1 in U.S.

Movie Theaters

Solo: A Star Wars Story continued its drop globally while holding on to #2 in U.S. ticket sales, but Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom reigned supreme this weekend as it pulled in $151.1 million globally. Ocean;’s 8 took second place in the global listings with $53.7 million. At home, Ocean’s 8 took the top spot with $41.5 million in ticket sales, Solo took second ...

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Overcoming a Drug Addiction: What to Do to Make Sure You’re Staying on the Right Path

Seeking and finishing treatment after dealing with an addiction is something you need to be proud of because it takes real courage and dedication to make something like that happen after experiencing such a powerful struggle with an addiction. Now that you’ve completed your treatment, you’ll need to make the right choices to remain sober and avoid going down the ...

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Tips for Buying Men’s Shoes this Summer

Men's shoes

With summer fast approaching, it is time to think about men’s wide fitting shoes. You will need a pair of comfortable lace-ups or slip-on shoes for office wear, a pair of booths for wear during the weekend and a couple of pairs of casual shoes that are both beautiful and comfortable. if you have wide feet, it can be difficult ...

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The 10 Best Family Cars Of 2018

Ford car lot auto dealership car sales

Top Picks Revealed for Safety, Family Friendliness, Performance, Comfort and Value–including “Parent Perks” like 17 Cup Holders and Bose Speakers Parents magazine and the car shopping experts from Edmunds today revealed their 2018 list of the 10 Best Family Cars, a reliable resource for families considering a new car purchase. For the 11th consecutive year, the parenting and car experts from both organizations ...

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Spartan and “American Chopper” Join Forces to Raise Money for Injured Veterans

Joe De Sena and American Chopper

Spartan has teamed up with the stars from the Discovery Channel’s hit reality TV show “American Chopper,” to build a custom Spartan motorcycle to raise money for the OSCAR MIKE Foundation, whose mission is to keep injured veterans healthy and active. The bike, which was unveiled over the weekend at Spartan’s Tri-State New York Sprint race in Tuxedo, NY, will ...

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3 Pros And Cons Of Hair Extensions

Hair Extensions

The popularity of hair extensions has exploded in recent years, and hair extensions are one of the most requested services in big city hair salons today. Sometimes hair extensions are glued into a person’s natural hair. Other times hair extensions are actually sewn into the person’s scalp. Despite the popularity of hair extensions, there are some pros and cons you ...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Preparing A Lobster for July 4th

Monster Lobster Tails

If you find the preparation of live lobsters a daunting one, do not fret as they are really easy to make. Approaching live lobsters should be like approaching corn on the cob – all you need to do is place the product in boiling water and wait for them to cook. The process will take approximately thirty minutes in total ...

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