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Dog and Orangutan are best friends – Full Documentary

 Posted on January 22, 2018  Posted By: SiteAdminCategories: 

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This is just the cutest video. It’s filled with lots of “odd couples” and animal friendships that you’ve probably never seen anywhere else. Like a dog and a orangutan, cats mothering ducklings, polar bear and a husky… and more… Skip to 43:13 to see the dog orangutan friendship.

Let us know what you favorite animal couple is in the comments below. We’d love to hear your thoughts.

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The Interview With God, its popularity propelled by hundreds of millions of visitors from all parts of the world, has become a spiritual phenomenon.

The online presentation has spread like wildfire, and has touched hearts all around the world. People of all walks of life and of all faiths are fully embracing it. The subtle reminder of a caring and active God has become the focus of countless emails to loved ones, and conversations everywhere.

 

 

 

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2021’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care

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During the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important now than ever to safeguard the health of America’s children. While children are less likely than adults to experience serious symptoms from COVID-19, they are still able to contract the disease and spread it to others, and may be less apt to practice good hygiene than adults. Most children also don’t have the opportunity to get vaccinated yet, as the current vaccines are only available to people over age 16.

Luckily, around 95% of children aged 0 to 18 have health insurance to protect them if they do get sick. The bad news is that the high coverage rate hasn’t translated to lower health costs for parents, and the average family premium rose 4% in 2020 alone. Some families can find relief through Medicaid or through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). However, many people who don’t qualify for government assistance will still struggle, especially in the difficult economic situation caused by COVID-19.

It’s a different story in every state, though. WalletHub therefore compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 35 key indicators of cost, quality and access to children’s health care. Our data set ranges from share of children aged 0 to 17 in excellent or very good health to pediatricians and family doctors per capita.

Main Findings

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  • Rank: 23
 

Best States for Children’s Health

 

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Happiest Cities in America

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the average person’s stress level to increase significantly for the first time since 2007. Therefore, it’s vital for people to boost their happiness however they can, whether through family, friends, activities, entertainment or work. What people might not realize is that where they live may also determine how happy they are.

Location plays a hand in how bright or gloomy our days are. For years, researchers have studied the science of happiness and found that its key ingredients include a positive mental state, healthy body, strong social connections, job satisfaction and financial well-being. However, money can only make you so happy – people who make $75,000 a year won’t get any higher satisfaction from more money. Consider also the fact that while the U.S. is one of the richest countries, it ranks only 18th on the World Happiness Report.

But not everywhere in the U.S. experiences a uniform level of happiness. As this study aims to illustrate, moving to a certain city may help you be more content. WalletHub drew upon the various findings of positive-psychology research in order to determine which among more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities is home to the happiest people in America. We examined each city based on 31 key indicators of happiness, ranging from the depression rate to the income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day.

To see which states combine all the necessary components of happiness, check out WalletHub’s report on the Happiest States in America.

Main Findings

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Happiest Cities in the U.S.

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Potentially Fatal Bacteria Found on Potatoes, Lemons, Limes and Oranges 

 

Today’s blog is republished from my friends at TheAlternativeDaily, a leading publisher of daily health tips that I personally read every day.

By Susan Patterson, TheAlternativeDaily

Here we go again, another food recall. It seems that these are becoming more and more prominent, pushing consumers to wonder if there are any really safe foods or grocery stores? The FDA has just issued a mass recall of potatoes, lemons, limes, Valencia oranges, and even organic limes due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Routine inspection raised a red flag

A routine internal inspection of Freshouse II in Salisbury North Carolina identified Listeria on some of the equipment in their packing facilities. According to company officials,

“We have ceased the production and distribution of the product that was packed on the equipment in question and are taking corrective actions and continually evaluating our cleaning and sanitation regimes.”

Recalled items were shipped to retail distribution centers located in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, along with wholesalers in North Carolina and Maryland.

What is Listeria?

Listeria is a bacteria that lives in soil, water, dust, animal poop, and other substances. The bacteria thrives in cooler temperatures and is not even destroyed by freezing. It cannot be detected by smell or sight, making Listeria difficult to notice before eating. Although dairy products are most often contaminated by Listeria, it has also been found in other food items such as deli meat, hummus, soft cheese, and cantaloupe, to name a few.

Listeria can cause severe illness and may be fatal for specific groups of the population. Anyone with a weakened immune system could be at a significantly higher risk of life-threatening health issues associated with a listeria infection, according to the CDC. Pregnant women, infants, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems, including people with HIV, cancer, and diabetes, are most at risk.

People who are otherwise healthy may also experience symptoms such as severe headache, abdominal pain, achy muscles, nausea, and diarrhea. These symptoms may appear a few days after you eat affected food items, or they can take as much as a couple of months to show up.

The infection can spread to the nervous system, where it becomes quite serious. This condition is known as listeriosis and is fatal in 20% of people who have it. Signs of listeriosis include.

• Headache
• Stiff neck
• Confusion
• Loss of balance
• Convulsions

Listeria can spread inside your home

The FDA also states that listeria can spread once it hits your kitchen counters and refrigerator shelves. The FDA states, “Contaminated food can bring Listeria into the home. Unlike most bacteria, Listeria germs can grow and spread in the refrigerator.”

According to statistics compiled by the New York Times, about 1,600 cases of Listeria appear in the US each year, and about 260 people die from the resulting infection.

What was recently recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

Fortunately, there have been no illnesses due to potentially contaminated items. Here is a list of products that are being voluntarily recalled. If you or someone you know has eaten any of the products listed below and are experiencing a fever, headache, or abdominal pain, contact a doctor as soon as possible.

• Freshouse Limes sold in 2lb Mesh Bags, UPC #33383 and 14683; Trace # 174618, 174570, 174571, 174572
• Nature’s Promise Organic Limes sold in 1lb Mesh Bags, UPC #88267 and 53813; Trace # 174375
• Fresh From the Start Red B Potatoes sold in 3lb Mesh Bags, UPC #33383 and 51003; Trace # 174575, 174403, 174595
• Fresh From the Start Lemons sold in 2lb Mesh Bags, UPC #33383 and 14020; Trace # 174551, 174552
• Wegmans Lemons sold in 2lb Mesh Bags, UPC #77890, 15917
• Wegmans Valencia Oranges sold in 4lb Mesh Bags, UPC # 77890, 52363
• Wholesale Bulk Lemons sold in 40lb Mesh Bags, Shippers Reference Numbers 1187005, 1187128, 1187103, 1187112
• Wholesale Bulk Limes sold in 40lb Mesh Bags, Shippers Reference Numbers 1187112, 1187099, 1187128, 1186832
• Wholesale Bulk Red Potatoes sold in 50lb Mesh Bags, Shippers Reference Numbers 1187098, 320873, 320992, 2182424
• Wholesale Bulk Valencia Oranges sold in 40lb Mesh Bags, Shippers Reference Numbers 1187099, 1187015, 1187112

Reduce listeria contamination in your kitchen and home by doing the following

 

• Keep your refrigerator cold, 40 degrees F or lower.
• Wrap and cover foods properly using plastic wrap or containers.
• After three days, ditch your leftovers.
• Clean your refrigerator. The FDA recommends using throwaway paper towels instead of cloth towels, which can transfer germs to other areas of your kitchen.
• Clean your countertops, cutting boards, and utensils with hot, soapy water when finished preparing food.
• Cook meat, poultry, and egg dishes until the temperature reaches 160 degrees F in the center.
• Scrub raw vegetables with a brush under running water.
• Always wash your hands with warm and soapy water before cooking. If you handle raw meat or poultry, wash your hands immediately after handling.
• Keep uncooked meat and poultry away from other food.
• Use deli and lunch meat 3-5 days after opening.
• Stay up to date on the latest recalls and foodborne illness outbreaks by visiting the CDC and FDA websites regularly.

Speaking of harmful bacteria, did you know that one of nature’s best (and tastiest) anti-microbial substances is actually HONEY! Honey can help kill bad bacteria and even fungus too. And my good friends at TheAlternativeDaily wanted to offer you a FREE copy of their new book, The Honey Phenomenon, which details dozens of ways to use honey to heal and revitalize your skin, hair, teeth, and even help improve your heart health, brain health, fight aging, and help with coughs or allergies too! It really is a miraculous substance.

Don’t miss your FREE copy of The Honey Phenomenon before they run out of copies.

— Susan Patterson
(The original article source is here

 

 

 

About The Watchdog
 
Mike Geary has been a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer for over 15 years now. He has been studying nutrition and exercise for almost 25 years, ever since being a young teenager. Mike is originally from Pennsylvania, but has fallen in love with mountain life and now resides in the picturesque mountains of Utah. Mike is an avid adventurist and when he’s not spending his time skiing, mountain biking, hiking, or paddleboarding on the lake, he has enjoyed skydiving, whitewater rafting, piloting an Italian fighter plane (seriously), scuba diving, heli-skiing, and traveling all around the world, enjoying learning about different cultures. At the age of 40, Mike now feels healthier, stronger, and more energetic than when he was 20... All because of a healthy lifestyle and great nutrition!
 
 

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A Glass of Water With Honey, Lemon and Olive Oil Every Morning
 
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As you know, there are so many viruses and bacteria around us that affect our overall health. However, if you want to maintain your good health and have a better life quality, you should start taking care of yourself from inside out.

I want to share with you a very simple but powerful blend that you can easily prepare yourself every morning and it will boost your system against infections and diseases.

 

A glass of water with honey, olive oil and lemon every morning.

 

The drink is very simple to prepare and it is also very effective, as it protects you against colds and flu, it gives you energy, reduces stomach aches and improves digestion while detoxifying your organism. Plus, it tastes great.

 

·      What you need? 200 ml of lukewarm or warm water, the juice of half a lemon. 1 tablespoon natural honey, 1 tablespoon olive oil

 

·      How will you make it? Simply, pour the honey in the water and mix it until it is dissolved and unified and then add the squeezed lemon juice with the olive oil. Stir the mixture a little more and voila! The beverage is ready to drink. I would recommend to drink this every morning as you wake up with an empty stomach as I will go through your system and –of course- after that you can have your coffee or breakfast. This is how I prefer to drink it.

Benefits?

 

 

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Plenty.

1.     It improves the digestive process

Proper digestion is very important for our health and lemon is vital for it, as it stimulates the gall to secrete more acid, which helps the stomach to process better food and get the most out of all its nutrients.

 

 

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On the other hand, honey with its antibacterial properties, protects against infections and it also helps to effectively remove toxins by stimulating the stomach to produce more gastric acid. Honey is considered to be the sweet medicine of nature. Through its probiotic action, it enhances the good functioning of the intestine, it is a natural source of glucose, -which is the main fuel for the brain- and it is known for its antimicrobial activity and antiseptic properties, even in wound healing.

 

2.     It protects against urinary infections

This beverage is diuretic and it is an excellent cure for cystitis and constipation, as lemon and honey encourage the actions of the organs that form part of the digestive tract, as well as the colon.

 

3.     It cleanses the blood and makes the skin glow

If you consume lemon on a regular basis, your body will produce new blood cells faster and will, thus, contribute to the process of purifying your blood. In addition, it also makes your skin glow because lemon (being rich in vitamin C) and  water are beneficial to the skin, as they stimulate collagen production.

 

4.     It detoxifies the liver

 

 

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Olive oil becomes more drastic when mixed with lemon. A 2018 study found that extra virgin olive oil provides potent antioxidant protection against toxins, that cause oxidative stress, stones and damage to the liver. The mixture of lemon juice with olive oil can help you remove harmful toxins from your liver.

 

Adopt healthy habits and love yourself!

 

EMMA PAPPA
 
 

 

 

 

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