Buzzworthy Bulletins

What does this say about our culture when an athlete can sexually assault an unconscious woman on campus, receive a unanimous guilty verdict and three felony convictions, yet receive a negligible six months in jail? Perhaps you, like me, are wondering what type of a world are we raising our children in and what can we do about it? ...

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With the recent problems with the water supply in Flint, Michigan, the issues surrounding lead in our drinking water have been brought to the forefront. We've known for some time now that lead is terrible for our health -- that's why we avoid lead paint and our "lead" pencils are actually made out of graphite. But even though we've stripped our ...

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Kids are stinky. Just as certain as the sky is blue, the grass is green, and oatmeal raisin cookies are better than chocolate chip cookies, kids do, have done, and will always do things that create foul odors. Sure, all humans young and old are capable of producing some pretty pungent smells, but adults won't typically be found sweating profusely ...

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Yeah, you read that right. Louiser Chapman and her newborn daughter, Olivia, both died of heart failure -- and then were revived. Chapman, who was 30 weeks pregnant, was at home with her 3-year-old son when her placenta "tore from her womb." According to an article published by Yahoo, Chapman lost over a liter of blood before she was picked up ...

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Raise your hand if you think that paid maternity leave is a great idea. Raise your hand if you love cramps and bloating and all of the pain that is associated with your period. If you raised your hand to the first question, you've qualified yourself to continue reading. If you raised your hand to the second one, then ... well ... I'm not really ...

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Babies love playing in boxes. In fact, I think if we were all 100% honest with ourselves, we'd all admit that we love boxes. But sometimes, a box can offer quite a bit more than just temporary fun or a sled that Dad can drag around the carpet. Babies are little people with itty bitty needs, like little, tiny shoes, shirts, diapers – even ...

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I'm thinking of something that starts with a "T" and has been quite popular in the news this past week. Nope, it's not Trump (for some reason, he's popular in the news every week). It's twins! I've found a couple of interesting stories about twins that I think are worth your time. ...

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Maybe you've heard, but the rates of people who are taking antidepressants are on the rise, and they have been for some time. According to the CDC, the United States has seen a rise in depression diagnoses between the end of the Reagan years and the beginning of the Obama era (1988-2008). But to say that it was just a rise is a bit of an ...

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I love being clean just as much as the next guy, which is why I'm on the verge of death (and bringing death about to others) because I have not showered since last Saturday.  No, I'm not a recluse that just writes and writes and writes and neglects food and basic hygiene. I am ...

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Had dinner at the Raintree, which was yummy. We went without a solid plan or reservations, not thinking it was MLK weekend. Ended up not finding any open hotels in historic district, but stayed about 15 mins away near outlets and it was fine - clean and convenient at a Best Western. ...

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