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  By now, most of the world knows the once thriving city of Detroit is bankrupt. City officials have cut staff, pensions and now it seems they want to cut off water to the poor. The city announced in March that it was owed over $118 million in unpaid water debt. In response, the city…

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Sarah Veazey, 38, and her father Robert Veazey, 62,

  Authorities in Georgia have rescued a 6-year-old child from a house of filth. Sarah Veazey, 38, and her father Robert Veazey, 62, lived in a house with twelve cats and two dogs with no running water. In addition there was rodent infestation in the ceiling of the home. The family would urinate and defecate…

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California Drought

For the first time in California history, a state of emergency has been declared over water. Because of a severe water shortage, the state will no longer release water to the different distributors. Water supplies will be cutback to 25 million customers; this has never been seen before in US history. Because of the California…

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West Virginia Water Pollution

  West Virginia is still thirsty. The West Virginia water crisis began on January 9, 2014 when a coal chemical company leaked a clear, licorice-smelling chemical into the water of the Elk River. This chemical polluted the water in over two thirds of the state causing one of the biggest environmental disasters in US history.…

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New research results are blaming diet sodas for obesity and weight gain. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have analyzed the data from a U.S. survey of 24,000 people over a period of 10 years. Their conclusion from the study: people who were overweight or obese generally consumed the same amount of calories a day no…

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Starting each day with a warm glass of lemon water can be beneficial to your overall health. Who knew that such a small fruit could have such a big impact on your health? Drinking  lemon water  in the morning is a great way to kick-start your digestive system as well as boost the immune system.…

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  Most likely the fitness fanatic in your life already has either home gym equipment or a lifelong gym membership. However, with so many new ideas popping up there are always other great gift options for any budget. A person who workouts daily can never have enough workout shoes, from running shoes to a day…

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  Certain foods are known to help keep the immune system boosted enough to fight off germs that may invade the body. Vitamin C and other vital nutrients in these foods will help you stay healthy all year long. Click here to see which foods are best at keeping your immune system healthy to fight…

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Fried foods We all know that you get out what you put in – when it comes to work, love and our bodies. That doesn’t just apply to your overall health and weight, but to the quality of your skin, too. We sought to find the absolute worst foods for you and how they affect your largest organ, the…

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Many fruits, vegetables and seeds have natural detoxing properties. While some of these foods may not be your favorite, combing them with some of your favorite fruits and veggies in a smoothie or salad will still help you get the health benefits from them. Not a fan of beets? Juicing a fresh beet with apples…

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With age the metabolism gradually decreases making it harder and harder to lose and maintain a healthy weight level. While exercise is the best way to keep that metabolism revved up there are also a few other factors to take into consideration as well.  From the foods we eat to getting enough sleep, the metabolism…

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There are certain foods that skin needs to thrive and shine. What you eat has a major impact on how you look, and no skin care product will give you beautiful skin without help from your diet. In addition to a healthy diet, cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin at least twice daily. Check out food you…

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  If you normally eat a healthy diet and are getting enough calories to support your activity level, you can probably rely on your own appetite, energy levels, and experience to tell you whether you need to eat anything before or after exercise and what it should be.  However, morning workouts are a little different. After…

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Metabolism is the process in which the body breaks down food to produce energy.  With age, the metabolism starts to slow down about 5 percent every decade, making weight loss very challenging. However, there are a few tricks to rev up that metabolism and shed those unwanted pounds. Check out these tips on boosting your metabolism.

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Hot lemon water is good for the body in more ways than one. Who knew that  such a small, sour tasting fruit could have so many health benefits? Drinking  lemon water first thing in the morning is a great way to kick-start your digestive system. Check out some of the benefits of drinking lemon water.

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The New Year is a time for new beginnings and the perfect opportunity to take off a few extra unwanted pounds to improve your health. By losing just 10 percent of your body weight, you can lower your cholesterol and reduce your blood pressure and you will feel better and look better! So resolve to activate a plan to support your goal of shedding pounds and jump start your fitness during…

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Artist to know: Gregory Porter Label: Motema Music Who he’s worked with: Jools Holland, James Spaulding and Chip Crawford are a few. How he got his first big break: Working with world-renowned flutist Hubert Laws on his song, “Smile.” He also worked with Hubert’s brother and sister, Ronnie and Debra Laws, on a song titled…

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