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Why It’s Important to Stay Fit 

Why it’s important to stay fit? Ask someone if it’s important to remain fit and healthy and you’ll no doubt hear a quick “yes.” But you may receive a pause if you ask why it’s important. When you understand why an action is beneficial, you have greater motivation to perform that action, and remaining fit and healthy is no different. Additionally, if you can rattle off a list of the benefits of good fitness, you can motivate friends and loved ones to follow in your healthy path.
Survival of the Fittest
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Understanding the Motives of an American Killed Battling Isis

Screen Shot 2015-06-14 at 9.21.34 PM‘Keith Broomfield’ is a name that is going to be famous for some time now. The people on social media have been invested in this story right from the beginning. People paid their tributes and their respects as Keith Broomfield’s body was retrieved and given the appropriate accommodations for a funeral. He is an American killed battling ISIS. Many Americans are absolutely terrified of ISIS and filled with related righteous indignation, but many of them do not take any specific actions for themselves. Keith Broomfield did something many of them probably want to do, even though many of them are going to lack the means, the will, or the resources to do so.

Keith Broomfield was in Syria fighting alongside Kurdish forces in order to oppose the ISIS militant group. The ISIS militant group has received a great deal of attention in the news media. Many Americans want to help. Keith Broomfield was a man who acted on his convictions for real, and it seems that the entire world is going to have the privilege of knowing why he did it. The Kurdish People’s Protection Units released a series of video clips featuring Keith Broomfield. Many people in his situation were not really given much of a voice before or after their deaths, and people more or less had to invent motivations for them. People actually have footage of Keith Broomfield, which will make all the difference in terms of how his legacy is going to be perceived.
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Problems Persist 61 Years After Brown v. Board Of Education

Screen Shot 2015-05-25 at 11.50.20 PMMany people may think that 61 years after Brown v. Board Of Education, American schools will have finally achieved some measure of racial equality. However, the current facts and statistics would seem to indicate otherwise. Obviously, the nation has made progress since the days in which the racial segregation of schools was legal and expected. However, African American students continue to receive an inferior education compared to white students, and the school system continues to be biased against them in many different ways.

For one thing, schools that have a high minority population tend to receive less funding than schools that are predominantly white. Schools that don’t have enough funding will probably have inferior teaching materials and security systems. They will also be much less likely to attract qualified teachers. Indeed, the most qualified teachers will usually be working at the schools that have a low population of minority students. However, the majority of teachers that are working today in the United States are still white. Black students are less likely to encounter the sort of figures that will inspire them to be teachers personally. Given the racial distribution of the majority of American teachers, many black students will simply get the message that becoming an educator is for white people. As such, the vicious cycle will only continue.

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Affordable and Healthy Ways to Lose Weight. #2 Is the Best!

Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 8.16.26 PMEverywhere we look today, we see adverts that promise what seems to be an impossible amount of weight to lose in a very short time. The unfortunate part of the matter is that so many women are falling for these scams, all because they are desperately searching for a quick and easy way to lose weight. While there are actually no fast ways to lose a lot of weight in a hurry, there are affordable ways for women to lose that extra bit of stubborn weight.


#1 Get Moving- 
No, not towards the bakery or refrigerator, but towards a pair of comfortable walking shoes, a t-shirt and some shorts or sweatpants. Walking is by far one of the most effective ways to lose a steady amount of weight while also toning and firming up your muscles. An added advantage to walking is that you can either do it alone, or have a friend or even your pooch accompany you. For those who aren’t too keen on walking, jogging or even swimming can burn a large amount of calories when done regularly.


#2 Reduce Your Portion Sizes
- Research has shown that we eat according to the amount of food that is placed on our (usually oversized) plates. By putting a little less food on your plate at mealtimes, you will effortlessly be able to reduce your calorie consumption. Using a smaller serving plate has also been shown to be successful in helping people to lose weight, simply because less food can be put on a smaller plate. Using a smaller plate also gives us a greater feeling of satisfaction after a meal because, although we have still eaten a full plate of food, the smaller plate results in fewer calories being consumed.  Read More »

Save a Life And Know the Facts About Vaccines

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Check out the facts before you make a decision on what’s best for your child.

 

  1. Recent health articles shows in the past 60 years, vaccines helped eradicate one disease (smallpox) and are close to eradicating another (polio).
  2. Vaccines prevent more than 2.5 million deaths each year.
  3. Scientific studies and reviews continue to show no relationship between vaccines and autism.
  4. New and underutilized vaccines could avert nearly 4 million deaths by 2015.
  5. Vaccines cause “herd immunity,” which means if the majority of people in a community have been vaccinated against a disease, an unvaccinated person is less likely to get sick because others are less likely to get sick and spread the disease.

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U.S. home prices rise less than expected in July: S&P/Case-Shiller

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. single-family home prices rose in July on a year-over-year basis but fell short of expectations, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas gained 6.7 percent in July year over year, shy of expectations for a 7.5 percent rise. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, prices in the 20 cities fell 0.5 percent in July. A Reuters poll of economists had forecast a flat reading. Non-seasonally adjusted prices rose 0.6 percent in the 20 cities on a monthly basis, disappointing expectations for a 1.1 percent rise. …

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Source: U.S. home prices rise less than expected in July: S&P/Case-Shiller

Indian spacecraft reaches Mars for less than it cost to make ‘Gravity’

India is celebrating a major milestone today, after becoming the first country to reach the orbit of Mars on its very first attempt. After launching in November 2013, an Indian spacecraft called Mangalyaan finally reached the red planet’s orbit early Wednesday morning, marking what Prime Minister Narendra Modi described as a “near impossible” feat. The successful mission makes India the first Asian country to reach Mars’ orbit, beating neighboring rival China, whose 2012 attempt ended in failure.

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Source: Indian spacecraft reaches Mars for less than it cost to make ‘Gravity’

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