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Why Did US Use Windowless 747s To Fly Citizens Home From China?

Do evacuees even know where they are?  2 jumbo jets, both without windows, land in California carrying Americans escaping virus zone | Feb 5, 2020 FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Two jets carrying about 350 Americans fleeing the virus zone in China landed Wednesday morning at an Air Force base in Northern California. Some will be quarantined at a hotel on the base for 14 days while others will be quarantined at a Southern California military base, officials said. Guests...

“I Just Feel Happy That He’s Alive”

"We never know when they're watching, what they're picking up on. To think this little poster here saved his cousin's life, it's amazing." Teacher Brandi Wardlow 9-year-old performs Heimlich maneuver to saving choking cousin, 5  CNN – Timothy Prater had seen the YouTube videos. He remembered seeing a poster, too. So when this 9-year-old's cousin started stomping his feet and holding his throat, Timothy knew just what to do. He leaped into action, dropped to his knees and...

CDC Raises Travel Alert To Highest Level

“In today’s connected world, an outbreak anywhere can be a risk everywhere. Risk is dependent on exposure.” Jan 27, 2020 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention upped its travel warning Monday to a level 3, its highest alert level. American citizens are urged to avoid all nonessential travel to China because of the coronavirus outbreak. The CDC warning says those who travel should avoid all contact with sick people, animal markets and products...

“Her Arthritis Pain Improved After She Started Taking …”

Drug-free pain relief from a low-price herb found in most every grocery store |  Mayo Clinic Q and A: Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties may relieve arthritis pain ...  January 24, 2020 DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My friend says that her arthritis pain improved after she started taking turmeric. Can you tell me more about this supplement? ANSWER: Although turmeric is a common spice in many home pantries, many people are not familiar with its purported health effects. Relieving arthritis pain...

Better Sleep In 6 Steps

Jan 20, 2020 MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK – You're not doomed to toss and turn every night. Consider simple tips for better sleep, from setting a sleep schedule to including physical activity in your daily routine. Think about all the factors that can interfere with a good night's sleep — from work stress and family responsibilities to unexpected challenges, such as illnesses. It's no wonder that quality sleep is sometimes elusive. While you might not be able to...

What’s In Sugar That Makes It So Addictive?

Jan 18, 2020 Medical News Today – New research helps explain why sugary foods are irresistible. Whenever we learn something new or experience something pleasurable, our brain's reward system becomes activated. With the help of natural brain chemicals, several brain areas communicate with each other to help us learn and repeat behaviors that improve our knowledge and well-being. Relying heavily on the neurotransmitter dopamine, the reward system helps explain several quintessential human experiences, such as falling in love,...

How Porn Changes What You Find Attractive

Jan 14, 2020 Fight The New Drug – In a way, we are what we eat, and we are what we watch. Or at least we internally absorb a large part of the things we consume, both with our eating and viewing. As a society, we realize that what we see impacts the way view others—especially when we’re younger, and are just starting to learn about what the world is really like. Positive messages can be passed on through...

Fast-Food Chains Load Up Chicken Sandwiches With MSG

Jan 14, 2020 CBS News – McDonald's is turning to an often-maligned ingredient in its years-long effort at creating a chicken sandwich capable of luring customers from Chick-fil-A and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. McDonald's is now testing chicken sandwiches with monosodium glutamate, or MSG, at more than 230 of its restaurants in Texas and Tennessee. The fried chicken sandwich is topped with butter and dill pickles and comes on a "buttery" potato roll similar to the Popeyes sandwich. While...

One Germy, Filthy, Nasty Airport Surface People Forget Not To Touch

Winter travelers: this is the dirtiest spot in the airport | Dec 21, 2019 |  Mind-Body Green – The airport is the last thing standing between you and your vacation, and all you have to do is walk through it without getting sick. But it's easier said than done—especially during flu season. Air travel is notoriously hard on the immune system. Consider this your friendly reminder that the dirtiest spot in the airport probably isn't the toilet;...

Subway’s “Eat Fresh” Pitch Falls Flat, More Stores Close

"As store closures mount, Subway is trying to keep them open. The company has started requiring operators go to a committee rather than close their stores as it seeks to stem a decline in unit count."  – Restaurant Business, Nov. 12, 2019 Food poisoning, rodent droppings, foul smells – why no one goes to Subway anymore Jan 08, 2020 Penn Live – The world’s largest fast food chain is shrinking. In the past couple of years, Subway has been...

Sex As Therapy: It Works REALLY Well

Jan 9, 2020 Big Think – The physiological responses our bodies have to sex can minimize the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Deficiencies in nitric oxide are associated with irritability, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and less energy. Having sex increases your body's nitric oxide levels. Sex also increases epinephrine, oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin, all of which are linked to mood, behavior, and well-being. Depression can steal your sex drive and leave you feeling the deepest kind of lonely. And yet,...

Vegans Can’t Explain This Scientific Fact

"Red meat plays vital role in diets," claims expert in fightback against veganism As millions cut out animal products, farming conference hears that fruit and vegetables have been drained of nutrients The Guardian – Advocates of red meat will begin a fightback against the growth of veganism this week at the UK’s biggest farming conference, with claims that eating lamb and beef is vital because some plants and fish are being drained of their nutrition. In a...

Best and Worst Diets of 2020, Ranked

 Jan 2, 2020 Market Watch – With its emphasis on fruits, vegetables, olive oil, fish and other healthy fare, the Mediterranean diet was voted the best diet in a team of experts appointed by the U.S. News and World Report. The experts have spoken — and eaten. U.S. News and World Report on Thursday released its annual ranking from 1 to 35 of the world’s best (and, yes, worst) diets for 2020. A team of 25 panelists of...

Hollywood Swallows Vegan Agenda, Bans Meat From Awards Gala

If you have not received your ticket for Sunday's Golden Globes awards gala, it's probably in the mail. If you have, don't expect to nosh on shrimp cocktail. Golden Globes will serve plant-based meal at awards ceremony LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden Globes, known as the "party of the year," is going with a meatless menu for its 77th annual awards show. Guests will be served a 100% plant-based meal just ahead of showtime Sunday. The Hollywood...

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