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Selective Eating Disorder and Embracing That Migraine: Morning News Roundup


I’ll Pass: If you’re extremely fussy about what you’ll eat (and you’re over the age of five), you could have selective eating disorder. (via YumSugar)

What’s Up, Doc? If you eat carrots regularly, you’re protecting yourself from cancer and heart disease. (via The Mirror)

The Plus Side of Migraines: If you’re a woman who gets migraines, you could recover more quickly after a stroke. (via American Heart Association Newsroom) … More »

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Selective Eating Disorder and Embracing That Migraine: Morning News Roundup

Shop Blisstree: 5 Eco-Friendly Black Friday Buys to Snag for the Holidays


Still stuffed from Thanksgiving dinner? Well, before you begin your blissful Black Friday lying around the house and grazing on leftovers, we found five presents that would be perfect to give away or to keep for yourself. Plus, they’re all natural or organic, so you won’t inadvertently poison yourself or your loved ones this holiday season. Leave that to Uncle Benny and his cigar smoke.

And, now through Monday, November 29, enter the coupon code FREESHIP50 on any order over $50 and you’ll get free shipping on these products from Blisstree. … More »

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Shop Blisstree: 5 Eco-Friendly Black Friday Buys to Snag for the Holidays

Season’s Greetings: 10 Thanksgiving E-Cards You Should Send Tomorrow


We can’t always be with loved ones over the holidays. But it’s easy to send them a heartfelt card to let them know that you’re thinking of them. Or, if sentiment makes you uncomfortable, you could take our route, and send them an off-color Thanksgiving greeting from someecards. Browse through ten of our favorites, then send one of your own.
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Season’s Greetings: 10 Thanksgiving E-Cards You Should Send Tomorrow

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Clean Air: Oregon will phase out coal completely by the year 2020. (via Treehugger)
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Meltware: Extra Dishes When You’re Low on Space


Those of us who live in apartments or houses with limited cabinet space know how frustrating it can be to have a dinner party. We don’t want to resort to wasteful paper plates, but we also don’t want to resort to being the hobo who ask her friends to bring their own dishes. That’s why we love Maaike Seegers’s idea for Meltware. If you need extra dishes, just pour hot Carnauba wax in a mold and watch your new dishes emerge. Then, after the party’s over, just melt the wax down again. … More »

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Meltware: Extra Dishes When You’re Low on Space

Data Overload? Your Daily Information Intake, In Numbers


We manage pretty well in our data-saturated lives. But sometimes it’s beneficial to take a step back and look at how much information you’re actually processing within a 24 hour period. This informative clip from GOOD‘s blog does just that, and leaves us with just one question: Is all this data necessarily a bad thing? … More »

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Data Overload? Your Daily Information Intake, In Numbers

Sarah Palin’s America by Heart: Feminists, Beware


We’re sure you were in line at Barnes and Noble at 7:00 a.m. yesterday so you could get your very own copy of Sarah Palin’s latest masterpiece, America by Heart. No? Great, you aren’t nuts. But we know that you have a perverse desire to see what kind of backwards gems are hidden within the book’s patriotic pages. So, to save you the trouble of putting a paper bag over your head and flipping through the pages at your local book store, Slate’s Jessica Grose read it so you don’t have to. According to her, it’s safe to say that America by Heart won’t become a feminist classic any time soon: … More »

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Sarah Palin’s America by Heart: Feminists, Beware

Drink Your Ice Wine, But Don’t Bring It on the Plane: Morning News Roundup


Lover or Loser — If you see your partner lose (at anything), you might not like him anymore. Subconsciously, of course. (via Eurkealert)

Selective Hearing — Meet the part of your brain that allows you listen to boring anecdotes at loud cocktail parties. (via NPR)

The Fanciest Drink You Can Find — Your champagne is nothing compared to Canadian Ice Wine. (via Luxist)

Carry-On Cuisine — Don’t try to bring any cranberry sauce through airport security. (via Eatocracy)
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Drink Your Ice Wine, But Don’t Bring It on the Plane: Morning News Roundup

Emergency Services to Enter the 21st Century: Texting 911


The FCC is considering making 911 accessible through text message and video streaming. All we can say is: Finally. Maybe not with regards to streaming video, but the ability to send texts to 911 seems way overdue. Our great aunts can text; shouldn’t emergency services be able to?
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Emergency Services to Enter the 21st Century: Texting 911

The Worst Beauty Pageant and Botox for Your Self-Esteem: Morning News Roundup


And You Thought Regular Beauty Pageants Were BadMiss Plastic requires all of its contestants to have plastic surgery. (via Metro UK)

Want to Feel Better About Yourself? Botox might be the answer. How’s that for depressing? (via UPI)

Cut the Carbs — It might trigger an “elixir of life” gene. (via Mercola Blog)

Invisible Pollution? Wi-fi could be hurting trees. (via Greenopolis) … More »

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The Worst Beauty Pageant and Botox for Your Self-Esteem: Morning News Roundup