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Good news! Millennials causing divorce to fall

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Millennials finally have something to brag about to their baby-boomer counterparts. Though they’re often dragged for their impatience, self-centeredness, and lack of loyalty, it turns out America’s younger generation is showing up ...

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State agencies answer increase in questions about bats and rabies

The Kansas Departments of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) have had an increase in the number of calls recently from residents who have questions about bats in ...

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11 Things You Think About When You Run a Marathon

Running a marathon is not just an exercise of the body. It is arguably just as much exercise of the mind. Runners who are not pushing their aerobic thresholds might be apt ...

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Boy survives meat skewer piercing skull

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A 10-year-old Harrisonville boy is recovering after he was attacked by insects and tumbled from a tree, landing on a meat skewer that penetrated his skull from his face to the back ...

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Rotting teeth growing problem with American diet

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You brush your teeth three times a day. You floss each night. But then, admit it, you down a soda or you snack on a candy bar, undoing all that hard work ...

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How to get better care from your doctor

Have you ever wanted to ask your doctor a question but didn’t because you felt uncomfortable? Experts say that an impersonal relationship with your doctor could be preventing you from receiving the ...

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New Missouri law aims to protect definition of ‘meat’

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You now have to call meat for what it is…meat. At least in Missouri. A new law went into effect this week that makes it illegal for processed food manufacturers from wrongly labeling ...

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Lack of sleep causes loneliness which spreads to others

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Are you draggin’ today? You might think that not sleeping well is your own business but it affects others around you. It causes loneliness and others “catch” the loneliness from you. An ...

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Moving on: Dealing with disappointment

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Family members disappoint. Friends disappoint. Churches disappoint. We disappoint ourselves. Disappointment is not easy to live through. It is real and will visit you from time to time. Learning to live and ...

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Parents tell school district to stay out of sack lunches

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Parents of children at a Missouri school are fighting back after the school district announced it was banning fast food from being eaten on campus during school hours. But it appears it’s ...

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Getting enough vitamins after 50

If you think of vitamins as the chewable cartoon characters of childhood or overhyped by the supplement industry, you may wonder if they really matter. The answer: Yes, in a big way. Humans ...

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7 Healthy Back to School Tips for Parents

Summer draws to a close and school is right around the corner for many children and parents. In one sense, it’s a relief. The kids will be in school and there will ...

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This small town lawyer took on Monsanto and won

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In a landmark case, a 36-year-old small-town attorney from Orange, Virginia, defeated agrochemical giant Monsanto in court last Friday. The chemical giant, which makes Roundup weed killer, was found guilty and ordered ...

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‘Day of reckoning’ for Round-Up weed killer cancer links

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The lawyer for a California groundskeeper dying of cancer urged jurors Tuesday to make Monsanto pay hundreds of millions of dollars for failing to warn about the health risks of weed killer ...

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Is ‘screen time’ causing more ADHD in kids?

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Teens who report high-frequency digital media use are twice as likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports. Christian mental health practitioners say ...

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Dog lick leads to man losing all his limbs

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In a culture where dogs eat off our plates, sleep in our beds and give slobbery kisses, we’ve forgotten they carry diseases that can kill us. A 48-year-old man with a history ...

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When someone you love is sick: ministering to the chronically ill

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Christians get high marks when it comes to ministering in crises. But when it comes to meeting the long-term needs of the chronically ill, most say they feel they’ve failed. Sure, their ...

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Top 3 ways to get fit when you don’t have much time

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Getting fit has been on your list of things to do for as long as you can remember but you just don’t have the time. Even when you get motivated and declare ...

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Jury awards $4.7B in baby powder cancer lawsuit

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A jury has awarded nearly $4.7 billion in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer in ...

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Don’t let work or worries kill your vacation

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ST. LOUIS —The benefits of vacation time are well-documented, but American workers are seemingly unwilling to take a break from work. A new survey shows that two-thirds of American workers don’t fully ...

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Who feels more purpose in life? Conservatives or liberals?

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Add “feeling a purpose in life” to the list of differences betweens conservatives and liberals. People who associate with one of those groups are more likely to believe their lives are meaningful, ...

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10 Steps to Help Prevent Cancer

Nearly 4 out of 10 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and it remains the second-leading cause of death for Americans, but nearly half of all cancer cases can ...

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How to navigate the ‘deep water’ of social media

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Social media often comes across as being less about being ‘social’ and more about the ‘me’ in media. Even the term ‘selfies’ reflects this as we capture moments of our lives in ...

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Walk with Purpose! Walking for Weight Loss, Fitness, Cardio

Walking is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to stay physically fit. It can be done indoors (many malls and public buildings offer walking routes) or outdoors. Before starting a ...

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Coffee drinkers live longer?

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While Starbucks shutters storefronts across the nation, coffee itself may be getting a boost from recent studies. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who ...

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