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Mother Defends Stretch Mark Bikini Body with Picture on Facebook

A Canadian mother of five decided to enjoy a day at the beach with two of her children and for the first time in 13 years, she wore a bikini. To her surprise, a few other beach goers found this unsuitable. She was taunted for her stretch marks by a group of adults and she overheard them openly mocking her while pretending to kick her. Tanis Jex-Blake of Edmonton, Alberta took to Facebook and let out...

Comcast to Offer 6 Months Free Internet Service to Low Income Families

Comcast is offering six months complimentary internet service to low income families. Families can apply for the program called Internet Essentials. The program is available in 39 states and the District of Columbia. Those who are approved for Internet Essentials between August 4th and September 20th, 2014 will receive up to six months of Internet service. Comcast’s low-income program has connected...

Blood Test During Pregnancy Could Reduce Neural Tube Defects

Neural tube defects are the most common birth defects that affect 300,000 births globally, each year. It is one of the most common severely disabling birth defects. One of the ways to reduce this from happening is getting enough folate (a form of vitamin B). Or another method is folic acid, which is synthetically produced and is used in fortified foods and supplements. Taking synthetically-produced...

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Treatment in Children May Cause Weight Gain

Tonsillectomies are commonly prescribed to help children who suffer from sleep apnea, but a recent study found that the treatment can make children gain weight, especially if they’re already overweight. In the study, researchers analyzed 204 children between the ages of five and nine who were recommended to undergo tonsillectomy surgery and another 192 children who didn’t. The team followed...

Peach Recall: Nationwide Recall of Fruit from Wawona Packing Co. Sold at Trader Joe’s and Costco

Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Costco, Walmart Corp and Trader Joe’s have pulled the contaminated fruit from their store shelves and have all posted notices about the peach recall on...

Hot Air Balloon Crashes into Power Lines in Massachusetts, 5 Hurt

A hot air balloon crashed into power lines over the weekend in Massachusetts, injuring the five people on board. “A Colt Balloon was attempting to land in a residential area near Clinton, MA when it struck a power line and caught on fire today at 7:40 p.m.,” the Federal Aviation Administration released in a statement. “Please contact local authorities for information on the passengers. The...

Horseshoe Lake in Kitsap County, Washington Closed After People Sickened With Illness

Horseshoe Lake in Kitsap County, Washington is closed after more than 200 people got sick after swimming in the lake over the weekend. Many complained of vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Not everyone who swam got sick, and most people have recovered. “Horseshoe Lake park and swimming beach closed until further notice,” reads an alert on the park’s website. A sign on the park...

Father Asks Reddit Users to Remove Tubes from Daughter’s Picture, Gets Overwhelming Response

A grieving father turned to the help of Reddit for a simple request of removing the tubes from his daughters photo. Nathen Steffel, whose daughter died last Thursday, posted a brief request on Reddit: “My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children’s hospital,” he wrote. His daughter Sophia was born May 30 and lived just six weeks, he said. She died from complications...

Most Popular Baby Names of 2014, So Far: Imogen and Asher

The most popular baby names of 2014, so far has been released by Nameberry.com. Rather than measure what people name their babies in the past, like the official popularity lists from the US and other countries, the Nameberry list gauges which names parents are most interested in for babies due to be born in coming months. Nameberry co-founder Pamela Redmond Satran wrote in a blog post, “The 2014...

Free Slurpee Day 2014 at 7-Eleven From 11-7 Today

It’s free slurpee day at 7-Eleven today. Between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at participating stores, visitors can receive a free small Slurpee drink (while supplies last). This will be the 12th year 7-Eleven has offered free Slurpee drinks on its birthday. In addition, participating 7-Eleven stores will also offer ¼-pound Big Bite® hot dogs for $1 as part of the birthday celebration. 7-Eleven is extending...