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UF Researchers Score Competitive Grant for Concussion Research

Mild traumatic brain injury has jumped to the forefront of contact sport debates everywhere from junior highs to professional leagues in recent years. With players retiring as young as 24 for fear of long term neurological side effects, many parents question whether helmet sports are worth the risk. In answer, General Electric and the National Football League have combined their …

Cute, Custom Cookie Cutters from CookieCutter Kingdom

The season of baked goods is fast approaching and what better way to prepare than with CookieCutter Kingdom’s themed cookie cutters, made right here in the USA. Celebrate the end of summer with a festive theme of margaritas, sailboats and sunglasses, or choose from hundreds of designs, including American icons such as the Liberty Bell or Washington Monument. Celebrate special …

Unhealthy Body Image? GET OFF THE INTERNET!

It’s no secret everyone worries about their looks – men, women, teens and young adults. We obsess over our size, our clothes and the way we look in the mirror, and wonder why it never fulfills our own expectations for beauty, let alone the expectations of others. No matter who you blame for your insecurities (mom, dad or that bully …

The Humble Beet

If you’ve forgotten this dreaded veggie in your weekly repast, it’s time to remember it again. The humble beet boasts antioxidants and detoxifying agents to boost your health, while its surprisingly smooth, buttery texture might just make it a new household hit. Beet Disease According to researchers at The World’s Healthiest Foods (whfoods.org), beets contain two betalains (betanin and vulgaxanthin) …

Plant a Tree Pose, Grow a Forest

By Elizabeth Putfark What do you get when you combine yoga, $1 and an uploaded photo? Maybe a step towards the end of deforestation. At least that’s the hope of Annette Cain, founder of the Plant a Tree Pose movement. Inspired to get the word out about global deforestation in a fun, impactful way, endurance athlete Annette has sent out …