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Is There Really a Magical Bathroom Card for People With Crohn’s and Colitis?

I probably google “poop” more often than most people, so I was only a little surprised to see targeted ads all over twitter for a “Restroom Request Card” from CrohnsandColitis.com. Is this an actual free pass to every bathroom in the world, or just a marketing ploy by Big Pharma? Turns out it’s a little […]

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‘No-Hormone’ Turkeys Are a Lie 

You want to buy the best turkey for your family or your Friendsgiving, but turkeys come in a wide range of prices, and it’s tough to know which ones are worth the extra cash. Here are two labels you definitely shouldn’t pay extra for: “no hormones” and “cage free.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What You Actually Got From Those Back-of-Magazine Ads

In the days before Google, a tiny, cryptic ad in the back of a magazine had a lot of potential. The seller might not be able to fully describe their product, but if the product wasn’t very good, that may be a plus for them. Here are some bait-and-switch ads from the 1950s and beyond, […]

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Peanut Packets Possibly Prevent Peanut Allergies—As Does Peanut Butter, Probably

Feeding a baby small amounts of peanuts may reduce their chances of developing a peanut allergy. The FDA recently announced that peanut-containing foods can trumpet this claim on their labels, and you’ll see it soon on an odd product called Hello Peanut. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why You Shouldn’t Shop for Plastic Surgeons on Instagram 

Instagram’s not just for checking up on your ex or indulging your love of small, strange dogs. The visually driven social media network is also a way of browsing services: hairdressers, tattoo artists, and—it’s a bit of a leap but it also makes sense—plastic surgeons.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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PSA: Alternative Medicine in Place of Cancer Treatment Can Be Deadly

Cancer is scary. Chemo and radiation are scary. Herbal medicines and special diets seem friendly and comforting by comparison, but we now have clear evidence that people who use alternative treatments for cancer are more likely to die.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Switch Has Made Nintendo Cool Again

In the past, Nintendo has been synonymous with baffling business decisions and out-of-touch thinking. While that Nintendo still exists, the Japanese company has also started to reinvent itself this generation—and it’s all because of the Switch. The Switch actually feels cool in a way that the Xbox One and PS4 don’t.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Oscar Mayer Made a Drone to Rain Hot Dogs Down on Humanity

As is currently en vogue for any company making a product that ends up in consumers’ hands, Oscar Mayer is expanding its Weinermobile fleet with a phallic flying drone that can (supposedly) drop a single hot dog on someone not too worried about what they’re eating. If Silicon Valley had its way, we’d only eat […]

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Oscar Mayer Made a Drone to Rain Hot Dogs Down on Humanity

As is currently en vogue for any company making a product that ends up in consumers’ hands, Oscar Mayer is expanding its Weinermobile fleet with a phallic flying drone that can (supposedly) drop a single hot dog on someone not too worried about what they’re eating. If Silicon Valley had its way, we’d only eat […]

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How to Self-Publish a Book

So you want to self-publish your book? You’re in good company. Plenty of authors have gone ahead of you, working to prove that high-quality books can hold their own in the marketplace without the support of a traditional publisher. Amazon, of course, has changed the entire publishing landscape, but authors have been…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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