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The Tyranny of Workplace Food-Shamers

The first time someone commented on what I was eating at work, I was a teenager at my first job, manning the front desk at the local courthouse’s law library. On the way out one day, a regular visitor interrupted my fistful of cashews to tell me he loved watching me eat—I did it with such relish. Before I could ...

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Despite Outrage, Chick-fil-A Is Seeing Record Sales

To some politicians, Chick-fil-A is controversial, with officials in places from San Antonio to Buffalo, New York, attacking the fast-food franchise for not keeping with the drumbeat of liberal ideology. But to consumers, Chick-fil-A is increasingly becoming their choice for delicious fast food and excellent customer service, as shown by its move into the No. 3 spot in America among ...

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15,000 Mexican Troops Just Showed Up at the US Border

When President Donald Trump announced in late May that he would impose economically crippling tariffs on all goods imported from Mexico unless that nation did more to address the illegal immigration crisis at its shared border with the U.S., the threat was summarily dismissed by Democrats and the predominately liberal establishment media. Of course, just days before those threatened tariffs ...

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Why We Shouldn’t Keep Shame To Ourselves

Within the past few years, the topic of shame has grown increasingly popular, especially as Brené Brown’s TED Talk gains more views. Whether you are a Christian or not, shame is a familiar emotion — it is a common and painful human reaction that everyone feels at some point in their lives. The apostle Paul often encouraged churches to not ...

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We Should All Be Worried About Facial Recognition Boarding Passes

Let’s be honest: Air travel already feels pretty invasive. Between the full-body metal detectors, police dogs sniffing for bombs, and pat-downs by TSA agents, it’s no wonder we all dread going through the airport security line. (By the way, these four letters on your boarding pass will guarantee you a longer wait.) But those measures are not what privacy advocates ...

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Tea tree oil can help you with this ear infection

An ear infection can be extremely painful. Apart from making it difficult for you to hear, it can also rob you off your body balance. That is what labyrinthitis does to you. It is an inner ear infection in which you may experience a spinning sensation in your head, dizziness, blurry vision, nausea, etc. You may also feel that like ...

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“Worst-Ever Market Crash” If Democrats Win In 2020?

It’s going to be decision time. President-elect Donald Trump had barely declared victory in the early-morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016, when liberals started predicting doom for the economy. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman was one of the first, and worst, with his now-notorious essay in The Times projecting “global recession, with no end in sight.” Now, after an ...

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FDA Goes After Vaping Companies That Allegedly Paid Social Media ‘Influencers’

The Food and Drug Administration went after four e-cigarette companies Friday for violating FDA requirements with their advertisements on social media, including through partnerships with “influencers.” “The FDA has determined that the e-liquid products labeled and/or advertised on behalf of the companies in these social media posts, or in two cases, on the companies’ own social media accounts are misbranded ...

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Facebook Posts Predict Diabetes and Mental Health Better Than Demographics

Language in Facebook posts may help identify conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, depression and psychosis in patients, according to a study from Penn Medicine and Stony Brook University researchers. It’s believed that language in posts could be indicators of disease and, with patient consent, could be monitored just like physical symptoms. This study was published in PLOS ONE. “This work ...

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