Miles Young
Miles Young

Miles Young

Travel

Travel Duder covers vacations, destination, travel tips, hotels, gear and everything else an adventurer needs to know... view profile

Chris Grasso
Chris Grasso

Chris Grasso

Life

Chris is a freelance writer who lives in Florida and loves the sunshine... view profile

Nicole Mordeno-Kenneally
Nicole Mordeno-Kenneally

Nicole Mordeno-Kenneally

World

is a member of Alpha Phi Omega Service Sorority and the American Association of Notaries... view profile

Cathy Hobbs
Cathy Hobbs

Cathy Hobbs

Life

As a nationally known interior design, real estate styling and home staging expert, Cathy Hobbs shares tips and insight relating to all aspects of the home... view profile

Deborah Asseraf
Deborah Asseraf

Deborah Asseraf

Business

Deborah Asseraf is founder & CEO of Popcorn Productions, a company that explodes awareness for businesses through highly tailored campaigns. .. view profile

Bianca Silva
Bianca Silva

Bianca Silva

Entertainment

Recent grad, music journalist, music lover. .. view profile

Barry Bassis
Barry Bassis

Barry Bassis

Arts & Culture

Barry has been a music, theater and travel writer for over a decade for various publications. .. view profile

Ryan Nakada
Ryan Nakada

Ryan Nakada

Sports

As a fan of baseball, I love to write about baseball, watch baseball, play baseball, and talk about baseball... view profile

Linda Moore
Linda Moore

Linda Moore

Business

I am a freelance writer and enjoy reporting on a variety of topics... view profile

John Christopher Fine
John Christopher Fine

John Christopher Fine

Life

is a marine biologist with two doctoral degrees, has authored 24 books, including award-winning books dealing with ocean pollution... view profile

Martha Rosenberg
Martha Rosenberg

Martha Rosenberg

Health

Martha is a Chicago-based health writer and author of the expose "Born with a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks, and Hacks Pimp the Public Health." .. view profile

Sheila Kemper Dietrich
Sheila Kemper Dietrich

Sheila Kemper Dietrich

Life

Sheila is the Founder and CEO of Livliga. She created Livliga and the VisualQs philosophy out of a desire to embrace and share a healthier lifestyle. .. view profile

Carol A. Hoernlein P.E.
Carol A. Hoernlein P.E.

Carol A. Hoernlein P.E.

Opinion

Currently a Licensed Water Resources Civil Engineer in NJ, Carol has also been a political blogger in NJ since 2007, after being elected Councilwoman in 2006. .. view profile

Stephen Stapczynski
Stephen Stapczynski

Stephen Stapczynski

World

Stephen reports on Asia & Pacific news and politics. His primary interests include Japanese domestic politics, US-Japan relations, and geopolitics in East Asia... view profile

James Grundvig
James Grundvig

James Grundvig

Tech

CEO of Cloudnician LLC, a mobile-cloud startup with big data pull. He has 25+ years of engineering-construction experience on projects of scale. .. view profile

Henry Stanek
Henry Stanek

Henry Stanek

World

is an independent EU Affairs consultant based in Paris, France. He has worked extensively with EU institutions throughout his career. .. view profile

Avent Marseau
Avent Marseau

Avent Marseau

World

I live in the Republic of the Congo... view profile






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    Many wonder if there is really any redeeming benefit from cannabis.  Well, let the children lead the way.  Let me explain.  There are children suffering from Dravet Syndrome, a rare, severe seizure disorder that strikes during infancy.  There is hope for them from a Cannabis strain high in cannabidiol or CBD.

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  • Wellness in movement – “Organizing attention for grace”. EM Technique Interview with Bill Hedberg founder of Shen Tao studio

     

    Join us as we discuss the quality and attributes that are fundamental components of moving, staying and being well. EM Techniques interview with William Hedberg movement educator.

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  • The Cannabis Chronicles: Cannabis, Tolerance And You

    How does the development of tolerance happen?  This process works at several levels. Most importantly, it can change receptor sensitivity, ease of transport across nerve cell membranes and enzyme reactions that respond to the drug.  Receptors, besides changing in sensitivity, can be removed to reduce the amount available for reactions. Lastly, the brain is actually …

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  • The Cannabis Chronicles: “Those Unintended Consequences…”

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    I’ve been monitoring some of the State of Arizona petitions for adding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression and Migraine to the list of accepted conditions for Medical Marijuana. The State denied the petition after the medical advisory panel at the University of Arizona College of Public Health could not find sound clinical studies to …

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    So, besides the rebound problems after a good time I discussed in my prior blog, we also have cannabis side effects.  They can be dangerous or can even neutralize the benefit sought.  Will they happen in everyone?  No. They happen in many brains –  younger brains of developing kids;  patients on psychiatric meds.  Many times …

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  • When in Doubt, Leave Soy Out

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    Do you eat soy for all its health benefits? The aisles of many health food grocers can sometimes seem like shrines dedicated to tofu, soymilk, soy bars, and more. Perhaps more than any other health food, soy is marketed as the healthiest new food product in the new millennium. But contrary to common belief, there …

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  • The Cannabis Chronicles: “Weed? Hey, at least it’s not Meth”

    Welcome back and Happy New Year!

    …“Hey, a little toxicity done safely and not overindulgently is OK.”  Well, perhaps they won’t say it exactly that way, but you get the drift. Whether it’s happy hour or a little cannabis “smoke” among friends, you feel good because you are impairing some of your nervous system functioning.  …

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  • Getting Pregnant: 10 Ways to Increase Chances of Conception

    These days, conception is tougher than ever, but there are a handful of lifestyle factors that can help if implemented. (Photos.com)

    Getting pregnant in today’s world can be tougher than ever. Stressful lifestyle factors are making it more difficult to conceive than at any point in history. A 2007 Newsweek article calls infertility a “common problem, besetting an estimated six million American couples.” One study of over 18,000 women found “one in six women had trouble …

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  • Fire – the Communicator

    A person with a fiery personality can be very active, outgoing and dynamic. The Fire element within our body deals with the communication and the relationship to other people. The heart is one of the organs in association with this element. The colloquial expression, “big heart,” indicates someone who is friendly, loving and open to …

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  • A Mother’s Emotions Affect Her Unborn Child

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    Experts and evidence suggest that positive thinking can shape the body, heal internally, and even nurture a healthier child during pregnancy.

    A pregnant woman’s thoughts have a physical connection to her unborn child. “Everything the pregnant mother feels and thinks is communicated through neurohormones to her unborn child, just as surely as are alcohol and …

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  • Wood – the Visionary

     The Wood element and its energetics remind us of spring. To use one word – determination! In the spring all the seeds that hid underground during the winter months, spring up and grow toward the sky. Even on a cement sidewalk, we see small flowers breaking through, in their attempt to grow, higher and taller …

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  • Healing Your Body After Birth

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    The benefits of postpartum exercise are numerous, but a new kind of exercise may soon be the top choice for new moms. That choice is corrective exercise, which means using the right muscles for the right job.

    There are a few muscle imbalances or misalignments that nearly every new mom will have. How fast she …

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  • Mental Imagery and Pregnancy

    Just as high-level athletes can improve their performance through visualization, a pregnant mother can improve the outcome of her labor. (Photos.com)

    Whether it’s called visualization, mental imagery, mental practice, or mental rehearsal, research for nearly a century has proven conclusively that “if you’ve been there in the mind, you’ll go there in the body.” Though this rings true in a vast spectrum of activities, from sports performance and self-defense to improving leadership and childbirth, it seems …

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  • Pregnant Dehydrated Moms Put Babies at Risk

    Pregnant women need to stress adequate hydration. (Photos.com)

    During pregnancy, water may be most underutilized nutrient. After conception, water demands increase since the infant’s cells divide and mom’s blood volume increases. With thirst an unreliable indicator, symptoms of dehydration so vague, and drinks that may dehydrate, every pregnant woman needs to increase her fluid intake.

    Kristen Montgomery, Ph.D., RN, writes in the Journal …

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  • Metal – the Purist

     

    The ability to let go is related to the strength of the Metal element in our body. The lungs and the large intestine are the organs that correspond with the Metal element. These are the only two organs that open to the outside world, and allow for the release of waste from the body. …

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  • An Integrated Approach to Pregnancy Wellness

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    Wellness: Being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate intention.

    Integrated: Achieving a harmonious interrelated whole by coordinating separate elements.

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  • Fun Family Fitness Ideas for the Holidays

    During the winter months, don't just stay indoors and sip hot chocolate, get outside and get fit with the whole family. (Photos.com)

    Finding fun ways to exercise and bond with the kids during the holidays is an easy an inexpensive way to give the gift of love, attention, and endorsement of a healthy lifestyle. To begin, get bundled up and ready to brave the winter snow. There is something for all fitness levels.

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    Snow Man Building

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  • A Laboring Woman Overcomes Trauma From Past Sexual Abuse

    Names have been changed to protect the identity of the laboring mother. 

    Student Midwife Dana Gordon enters a small cottage birthing home and instantly knows something is wrong.  She has been asked to sit in with a woman whose birth is being hindered.  Across the room is a young woman on her hands and knees.  …

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  • 5 Elements – Your Strengths and Weaknesess

    Did you know that your personality’s strength and weaknesses give you an insight into your health? Also, noticing your health issues can clue you in to your emotional tendencies, and vice versa.

    The Chinese Medical system is based on the observation of nature. The ancient Chinese deduced that, as part of it, our body resembles …

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