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Why Do Americans Eat Corned Beef On St. Patrick’s Day?

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Corned beef is a St. Patrick’s Day meal staple in the U.S., but how did this holiday tradition begin? Irish immigrants began eating the salty beef dish while celebrating their nationality on St. Patrick’s Day in the 1800s, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Beef was a luxury their ancestors in Ireland were likely unable to afford — Irish farmers ...

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Single Payer Healthcare Failing in Several Countries

Medicare for all, healthcare paid for through taxation, is in trouble in Northern Europe. More specifically, it’s failing in countries that Democrats continually cite as success stories for single-payer systems. Finland’s government resigned Friday after failing to implement reforms required to save its taxpayer-funded boondoggle from inefficiency and cost overruns. “We need reforms, there is no other way for Finland ...

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U.S. Airmen Fly Higher, Further, Faster as ‘Captain Marvel’ Extras

Air Force airmen and aircraft provide realism as Carol Danvers, also known as “Captain Marvel,” climbs higher, further and faster in theaters this weekend. About 50 airmen from the Fresno-based 144th Fighter Wing of the California Air National Guard and the 412th Test Wing from Edwards Air Force Base, California, had roles as extras for the film. B-1 and B-2 ...

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Drink your beets

By Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Knowable Magazine Carnitine, chromium, anabolic steroids: Athletes have experimented with a broad array of aids in pursuit of a performance edge. A popular — if unglamorous — one today that seems safe and backed by solid data: the juice of beets, for the nitrate it contains. Inorganic nitrate (NO3–) is added to cured and processed meats ...

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Diamonds Are no Longer a Girl’s Best Friend, According to 58% of Millennials

Millennials are ditching bling traditional diamonds, in favour of unique styles and brightly coloured stones for their engagement rings A growing number of millennials are choosing not to shine a bright light on a diamond; instead opting for unique gemstones, eccentric cuts and colors that show off their personalities, opposed to what’s traditionally expected when it comes to today’s engagement rings. Emeralds, ...

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Father sues abortion clinic on behalf of fetus; Court grants legal rights to the unborn baby

An Alabama man is suing an abortion clinic claiming an unborn baby he fathered was murdered against his will. He is now representing that baby in court in a fight that he hopes will make it harder for women to have abortions. Ryan Magers is suing Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives for killing the unborn baby he says he ...

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FDA Warns About Popular Makeup For Teens After Finding Asbestos

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a report Tuesday, March 5, providing an updated assessment about a recall of toxic cosmetic products containing asbestos, sold by Claire’s and Justice retailers in late 2017. FDA officials became aware of the problem when Justice Stores, LLC recalled eight cosmetic products in Sept. 2017, and when Claire’s Stores Inc. withdrew eight of their ...

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The Elder Guardian Trap Continues To Be A Problem

By Diane Diamond,  RealClearInvestigations Lillie White, an octogenarian from Palm Coast, Florida, went missing in August 2016. She was last seen at a doctor’s office where her niece Sheila had taken her for a checkup. Sheila was confused when an assistant called her into a back room to fill out more medical forms for her aunt, but she complied. When ...

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10-Year Study Of More Than 650,000 People Releases Report On Measles Vaccine And Autism

A 10-year study of more than 650,000 people was published Monday and showed no evidence that there is a link between autism and the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella. The paper was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine a day before Tuesday’s Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on vaccines and preventable disease outbreaks. Witnesses are set ...

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Alzheimer’s Disease: America’s most feared illness

Alzheimer’s Disease [AD] has an insidiously disproportionate effect on senior citizens and their families. Surveys conducted over the past several years show that a diagnosis of AD sparks terror in the hearts of patients, families and friends, more so than just about any other fatal or chronic illness, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. In fact, a Marist Poll ...

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Puerto Rico Returns To Top Spring Break Destinations For First Time Since Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico has officially made a comeback, with enough Americans traveling there to earn it the fifth most popular spot on the Top International Spring Break Destinations list, according to a new report. The island dropped off the list in 2018 as it recovered from 2017’s Hurricane Maria. Watch: Reappearing on the 2019 Top 10 Spring Break Destinations list is Salt ...

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Want Your Mouth To Be Magically Delicious? Throw This Lucky Charms-Inspired Beer Down Your Gullet

A Virginia brewing company wants to take you on a mental magic carpet ride back to your childhood, when you scrambled out of bed Saturday mornings to watch cartoons and sift through a box of Lucky Charms to find the colorful marshmallow-y goodness. Smartmouth Brewing Company is launching an IPA this Saturday, March 2, called “Saturday Morning.” The brew is ...

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‘Unplanned’ Abortion Movie Has Zero Nudity Or Sex. Gets ‘R’ Rating For Violent ‘Disturbing’ Images Of Aborted Babies

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) officially gave the upcoming abortion film “Unplanned” an “R” rating Friday for “some disturbing/bloody images” of aborted babies. Movies are rated R for profanity, nudity, sex or violence. “Unplanned” contains no profanity, nudity or sex. “Ironically, the MPAA seems to be indirectly endorsing the pro-life position: namely that abortion is an act of ...

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Five Myths and Facts About Cancer Prevention

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — February is Cancer Prevention Month. The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is leading a national campaign to help Americans separate the myths from facts about cancer risk. Throughout the month, AICR will debunk cancer misperceptions and empower Americans with accurate, evidence-based advice on cancer prevention. MYTH 1:Cancer is often genetic – I can’t do anything about ...

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Kids Two And Under Watched More TV Than Before In Age Of Mobile Devices

Children two-years-old and under watched more than twice as much TV in 2014 than in 1997 even with the rise of other technology like smartphones and tablets, according to study published online Monday. The study, “Assessment of Screen Exposure in Young Children, 1997 to 2004,” found children two and under on average watched TV for 30 minutes in 1997 while ...

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