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Sharon’s Chad Getting Ready For American Ninja Warrior!

We have been watching American Ninja Warrior for three seasons now. Each year, we see the men and women vying for their chance to defeat Mount Midoriyama. There are contestants from all walks of life: mailmen, rock climbers, schoolteachers, doctors.

Each evening we all watch it together, all three kids, Bradley, Anderson and Jayden, all say "Daddy can do that!" And Chad smiles. They continuously ask him if he will try out for the show and finally, yesterday morning, he had to give in.

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Lyme Disease May Be More Common That Previous Reports

The idea of ticks is gross enough, but the fact they are not just gross they can make you very sick, is very scary to me. Now I read that Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported. What?

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‘ACS CAN’ Can and Is Making a Difference for Cancer Fighting Policies, but There is Much Room for Improvement

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, ACS CAN, is the nation’s leading cancer advocacy group.  They feel some of the important decisions about cancer are made outside of medical offices. Where are they made? They are made by our lawmakers on the local, state and federal levers. ACS CAN also works to empower the individual to part of pushing back against cancer and have their voices heard.

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Carrie Underwood Admits She’s a Calorie Counter

Carrie Underwood is rich. She is famous. She is talented. She is gorgeous. She is one of the most beloved current country stars. But despite all of that, she isn't that much different than many of us in that she relies heavily on her smartphone and counts her calories by using apps to help her do just that.

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Getty Images, photo by Norman Smith
Getty Images, photo by Norman Smith

Grandparents are Good for Your Health

According to a study from Boston College, hanging out with your Grandparents is good for your health. Grandma and Grand pap can lower you risk of depression. The best part of Grandparents is they want to spoil and nurture their grandchildren and that you feel good about yourself.

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Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon Has Bees! And Lots of Them!

They say in the last five years, the number of bees, especially honey bees, has been on the decline. In fact, I know a farm in central Maine that had about 20 beehives and about 2 years ago the bees just stopped coming.

I was kind of worried. If you haven't seen 'Bee Movie', then you really don't understand the concept of why bees are so important. You see, without them nothing can grow! As much as I am scared of them, I at least know we need them.

But what did I deserve to get so many??

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Getty Images, photo by Mariya Bibikova
Getty Images, photo by Mariya Bibikova

The Spread of Bacteria Linked to Basketballs and Volleyballs

Here’s something to think about the next time you go play a friendly game of pick-up basketball or play volleyball at a company picnic, the balls you’re playing with could be spreading germs. The same goes for organized play for all levels of competition.

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5-Year Old Cancer Survivor Scores Touchdown at Cleveland Browns Practice

Watch 5-year-old cancer survivor, Ryan Encinas, rush for a touchdown during the Cleveland Browns' 'Family Night' practice. Ryan is celebrating two years in remission from cancer after responding well to treatment. He was selected to participate by the 'Littlest Heroes' program.

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Getty Images, photo by Scott Barbour
Getty Images, photo by Scott Barbour

Chinese Scientists Grow Teeth From Human Urine

The first question you’re going to ask, ‘but, will they be yellow’? The answer is no! Here’s why you’ll ask that question. Scientists in China have grown teeth from stem cells taken from human urine. With many scientists around the world looking for ways to grow teeth to replace lost ones, Chinese scientists say it’s not a conventional source, but it seems to be working.

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Photo by Chad Hood

Sharon Went to the Giant Steps!

Well, ever step to me is a giant but the Giant Steps at Bailey's Island are so cool!

I had never heard of them until Chad decided to take me and Anderson for the day.

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