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How a much-hyped weight-loss surgery failed to fulfill the hype

How a much-hyped weight-loss surgery failed to fulfill the hype The once-popular lap band surgery is now one of the least performed weight loss procedures—and according to the latest research, it is the least effective, often requiring additional surgeries, Julia Belluz writes for Vox. Details on lap band surgery FDA approved the lap band in […]

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4 ways your job can ruin your health—and a doctor’s prescription for the problem

4 ways your job can ruin your health—and a doctor’s prescription for the problem When Ronesh Sinha, a physician, started observing diabetes and heart disease in younger professionals with healthy lifestyles, he realized that these kinds of diseases didn’t just stem from the traditional variety of risk behaviors—they were related to the “habits and behaviors […]

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Why it’s so hard to admit you’re wrong, according to science

You can chalk up that niggling feeling you get when you’re wrong to cognitive dissonance, Wong writes. According to Wong, cognitive dissonance is “the stress we experience when we hold two contradictory thoughts, beliefs, opinions, or attitudes.” As Carol Tavris, co-author of “Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me),” puts it, “Cognitive dissonance is what […]

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Why you should read restaurant reviews instead of their ratings.

First, before I continue, I want to highlight something… do not get the words grade and rating confused because, in the restaurant industry, a restaurant’s grade is different from a restaurant’s rating. A restaurant grade is what the Department of Health issued to restaurants based on the results of unannounced inspections they perform on them. […]

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What to do when your colleague becomes your boss

Don’t expect favoritism   It can be awkward when your peer becomes your supervisor, but it doesn’t have to be. Stanford University professor Robert Sutton and author Michel Watkins share their tips on how to handle the situation with Harvard Business Review‘s Amy Gallo. Get the tools to inspire your team to do their best work  1. Know […]

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Opioid misuse diagnoses jump nearly 500 percent in 7 years, analysis finds

The increase in individuals diagnosed with an opioid misuse disorder over the past seven years has significantly outpaced the rate at which patients receive the standard medication-assisted treatment, according to a report by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) released last week. Get the key insights for your pharmacy system strategy  Report details For the report, BCBSA analyzed […]

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My List of Personal Classic Movies of all Time… in Tentative Order!

I love watching movies, although I haven’t really had much time lately to watch as much as I would like. When I do, I throw on a super-size t-shirt, put my hair in a messy bun, grab some Kleenex, a menu, and I binge watch for a whole day! My favorite movie genres are Romance, […]

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Stew Turkey (Haitian Turkey (Koden’n))

One of my favorite Haitian foods is stew turkey and today I’ve decided to share my recipe with you. Haitian turkey is one of those meals you can’t go wrong with. It will take you about an hour to an hour and a half depending on what you plan on making it with. Haitian Turkey […]

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Go ahead—talk to yourself. It’s healthy, research shows

Go ahead—talk to yourself. It’s healthy, research shows  Talking out loud to yourself may draw some questioning looks, but research shows that “self-talk” can help you motivate yourself and even speed up your cognition, Kristin Wong writes for the New York Times. Cross the communication chasm The technical term for talking aloud to yourself is […]

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South Florida’s Premier Natural Hair Salon, Zaria is inviting you to its official grand opening.

“The owners of Zaria- a new high-end natural hair salon located at 2730 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, Florida 33020, are proud to announce its official grand opening scheduled for Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 1p.m. to 5p.m., and you are invited.”   After wrapping up a successful two weeks soft-opening, Zaria Salon is officially opening its […]

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