10 Things I'm Grateful For in 2017

Unless you've been living in the middle of the wilderness or under a rock, you've probably noticed a lot of headlines deeming 2016 the worst year ever. Although I believe the past years that witnessed the bubonic plague or any world war could easily stomp last year to win the "Worst Year for Humanity" award, 2016 was the worst year I've ever person...

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Offering Syringes Along With Prayers, Churches Help IV Drug Users

Kaiser Health NewsFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — When Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation in July legalizing syringe exchange programs in North Carolina, James Sizemore rejoiced.The pastor of a small church, Sizemore had — with the tacit approval of some, but not all, local law enforcement — been offering clean syringes to drug users t...

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Woman Shows Off Double Mastectomy Scars In New Body-Positive Equinox Ad

One woman is showing off her double mastectomy scars in a new ad for Equinox gyms. Samantha Paige, a 41-year-old thyroid cancer survivor, was recently featured in Equinox’s 2017 campaign titled “Commit To Something.” The short ad, which was posted to Instagram on Tuesday, features Paige sitting in a tattoo parlor getting inke...

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Everything You Need To Know About The 38 Best Diets For Health

U.S. News evaluated and ranked 38 diets with input from a panel of health experts. To be top-rated, a diet had to be safe, relatively easy to follow, nutritious and effective for weight loss. It also had to be stellar at preventing diabetes and heart disease.  #1 DASH DietDASH was developed to fight high blood pressure, not as an all...

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The Scariest Abortion Restrictions To Watch For In 2017

There’s a very strong argument to be made that 2016 was a bad year for reproductive rights in the United States. Yes, the Supreme Court struck down abortion restrictions in Texas ― a case that was heralded as one the most significant victories for abortion rights in this country in decades. But soon after that historic day, Texas legisl...

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