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The Cancer Conundrum

Despite the study in one of the world’s most prestigious scientific journals, and the high-profile media coverage of it: no, cancer is absolutely not mostly random and a product of “bad luck.” It wasn’t true when these same investigators published very similar work generating very similar media hype and nonsense two years ago, and it isn’t true now. 

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I Don't Know a Single Person on this Earth Anymore

I couldn’t get him out of my mind. He woke me up at 2 a.m. and I paced the room, blew my nose and stared into my bathroom mirror studying my own aging features. He wasn’t my patient.

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To Be, Or Not To Be, Fatter? Of Science, Sense, and Squirrels

Science is, principally, all about methods for generating good and reliable answers. Sense, however, is required to ask good questions.

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The Trap of Black and White Thinking

Do you get stuck in black and white thinking and it is hard for you to see options other than all or nothing? Does rigid thinking cause you to live in extremes where it is "my way or the highway"? Black and white thinking, both at work and in relationships, is generally not a benefit that brings harmony. Are you aware of the downsides of dichotomous thinking in your life and how to change these patterns?

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I Cut My Lawn and Sipped My Soda, Then Realized He Killed Her

I'm fairly certain he killed her. I came to the realization of this one hot, sunny day on my back porch.

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Heart Disease is Not Hypothetical

A commentary published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine contends that saturated fat is uninvolved in coronary artery disease. Before you get too excited: the commentary is comprised only of theory and opinion, none of it new, all of it expressed by these same authors before. The cited support involves no new research either.

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3 Reasons to Make Your Own Deodorant

When I found out that I was pregnant with my daughter Maddox, I knew that although I had been making mostly natural choices when it came to my health, that there were definitely changes that I needed to make to help decrease the toxins in my body. One of these choices was my deodorant. I had known for a while that conventional deodorants are full of toxins, such as aluminium and parabens, but I had yet to find a natural deodorant that actually worked or didn’t dry my skin out.