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  • Prematurity Awareness Day: My Story

    Prematurity Awareness Day: My Story

    A typical pregnancy lasts for 40 weeks. A premature infant, or preemie, is one that is born before 37 weeks gestation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 9 babies (more than 450,000 infants) in the USA are born premature every year, and prematurity is the leading cause of infant

  • Life Hacks

    Life Hacks

    Hi everyone. My name is Jim Hasson. I’m 43 years old, which means I’ve experienced things from Pong to WiiU. Diff’rent Strokes to Parks and Rec. I’ve drank New Coke, Crystal Pepsi and Zima. I’ve eaten McPizzas, Dunkaroos and Ore Os cereal. Consider that body of work proof that I can give you , the

  • “Look at Tim Cook”

    “Look at Tim Cook”

    The night before Tim Cook officially came out publicly for the first time, I received a text message from one of my best friends. Roommates for years, we’d often text or instant message one another before bed, and sometimes we check in the same way now miles away. He was telling me that he was

  • Fitness Quest: The Impact of Stress

    Fitness Quest: The Impact of Stress

    Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. I deal with fun things like depression and anxiety. With medication, a balanced daily routine and focus, I can keep it under control. When things that I cannot control spiral

  • Fitness Quest: Alex Lynn Explains the Keto Diet

    Fitness Quest: Alex Lynn Explains the Keto Diet

    Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. This week, Alex Lynn opens up about his weight gain and quest to get back in shape through the Keto Diet. Starting date: Aug 2013 Starting weight:

  • It’s October: time to get your flu vaccine!

    It’s October: time to get your flu vaccine!

    I got my flu vaccine this week, have you? Flu season in the United States lasts from October through mid-May.1 Now is the perfect time to get vaccinated against the flu. There are 13 (!!!) different types of flu vaccines approved for use in the USA.2 Vaccines can differ by method of administration (intramuscular injection,

  • Get Lean And Fast

    Get Lean And Fast

    Let me make one thing perfectly clear, I’m completely for distance running as a form of getting into excellent shape. OK I’m totally kidding. Running long distance, especially without a plan or a good nutrition strategy, is good for aging you, turning joints that are supposed to last for 115 years useless, and for a

  • Fitness Quest: What It’s Like to be Obese

    Fitness Quest: What It’s Like to be Obese

    Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. Don’t believe the hype. It’s not all fun and games until somebody shoots the button off their pants. That’s partially because clothes are an issue. All of the