In Defense of the Potato (and Other Starchy Vegetables)

Source: Austin-American Statesman Vegetables are generally separated into two categories: starchy (corn, potatoes peas, carrots, beets and other tubers) and non-starchy (leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers and mushrooms). Starchy vegetables contain more carbohydrates...
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Mom Shares ‘Last Selfie’ Taken Before Her 12-Year-Old’s Suicide from Bullying

Source: Patch.com A year ago this month, Diane Grossman took her daughter Mallory out to dinner at McDonald’s. Over fries and an ice cream cone, she snapped selfies ahead of her older daughter’s vocal recital. It was a normal night, except for one thing: It was the...
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Doctors: Woman’s Advanced Breast Cancer Completely Eradicated

Source: The Guardian A woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumors. She was cared for at the US National Cancer...
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Swedesboro: Mario Carpino’s 8th Annual Children’s Cancer Fundraiser

Source: Mario’s Fight (Facebook) We are raising funds online this year. So from your comfy couch, please donate and help us find a cure for childhood cancer. Our goal is $10,000 — If you could help, it would mean the world to us. Mario Carpino has been battling...
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Study: Global Warming Lowers U.S. High School Student Test Scores

Source: ThinkProgress A stunning new study of U.S. high school students finds that heat waves lower their test scores, the effect is greater for minorities, and global warming is going to make things worse in the coming years. The study, led by researchers from Harvard and the...
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Bill Introduced for Shoulder Seat Belts After Mount Olive School Bus Crash

Source: Chatham Patch Following a fatal school bus crash in Mount Olive and new recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), New Jersey lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require all new school buses to have 3-point lap and shoulder seatbelts...
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