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5 ways to beat fall allergies

Fall can be tough for people who have seasonal allergies — and this year could be particularly rough. Ragweed is the biggest trigger in the fall, releasing pollen from August until October. Extreme weather patterns like lots of rain and…

11 interesting facts about the lefties we love

Left-handed people make up 10% of the human population on average, but chances are you know a southpaw. Why some people are left-handed has always been a bit of a puzzle, but researchers have found some interesting defining leftie characteristics…

How to know if you have insomnia

Nearly everyone has a restless night now and again. Maybe you’re worried about a project at work or had too much caffeine so you just can’t sleep. But about one in four Americans experiences acute insomnia each year. According to…

What is a flavonoid?

Flavonoids are plant-based compounds with powerful antioxidant properties found in many fruits and vegetables like blueberries and grapes. They serve a variety of functions such as protecting blood vessel walls in people who have heart disease or diabetes, alleviating allergies,…

Allergic to cats? A new vaccine could help

There may be new hope for people who love cats but get all sniffly and sneezy whenever they’re around. Scientists in Zurich say they’ve developed a vaccine to help people who are allergic to cats. Fortunately for the people (but…

From not having kids to battling anxiety: Climate change is shaping life choices and affecting mental health – USA TODAY

For some, ignoring climate change is not an option. It’s real, and preventing global warming from getting worse is a driving force in their lives. Elizabeth Lawrence and Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY Revelle Mast wanted to be an architect when…

10 reasons to skip a new tattoo

With 40 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 having at least one tattoo, long gone are the days when adorning the skin with indelible ink was an act of edgy rebellion. But that doesn’t mean it…

Why do dogs lick themselves excessively?

During a recent visit to Southern California, I was able to join my friend and his dog for a morning ritual. Every morning, as the rest of the family sleeps, Mike Telleria and pooch Sheila descend the stairs of their…