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Maine’s High Cancer Rate: A Closer Look

Cancer has probably stricken someone in your family or maybe even yourself. The fact is half of men and a third of women will receive a cancer diagnosis during their lifetimes. The sad fact is that nearly half of those who do will die from cancer, that's according to Harold Varmus, former director of the National Institutes of Health.

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Daredevil Dies Attempting World Record

A daredevil in India, attempting to get into the Guinness Book of World Records, recently died during his attempt. Sailendra Nath Roy was trying to cross the River Teesta on a zip-line, which spans 180 yards over the river, attached by his ponytail to a pulley on the wire.  Hundreds of people were on hand to watch the event, but halfway through something went wrong.

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The Rock Workout Plan
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‘The Rock’ Eats a Small Grocery Store Every Day to Stay in Shape

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is a mountain of a man. He's always been a big dude but it seems the last couple years he's bulked up. A lot of jokes have been thrown around questioning his methods, but there is no denying The Rock looks like he came straight off the pages of a comic book...

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Getty Images, photo by Sean Gallup

Sneezing is Good For You

If you ever walk out into the sun on a nice bright day a sneeze, that is called ‘photic’, you are a "light sneezer" and that you can blame on your parents because it is an inherited trait with one in three people doing so.

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Diaper Derby
Getty Images, photo by Paul Zimmerman

A New Trend Called Elimination Communication Means a Diaper-Free Baby

It’s called "Elimination Communication", which refers to a method of potty training children diaper-free. It’s a way to save money from buying diapers and it also helps in the over-stuffing of landfills and keeps babies from developing diaper rash. The idea of EC is to train children to go potty, in the potty, sink and toilet; behind parked cars, wherever and whenever the child has to go, while never wearing a diaper.

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Kris McCabe
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Rangers From ‘North Woods Law’ Participating in Oakland 5K

Two of your favorite Maine Forest Rangers will be participating in the Pappa's 5K Run/Walk happening Saturday at Messalonskee High School. North Woods Law is a popular televsion on Animal Planet that features Maine Forest Rangers just doing their job...and the country loves it!

Officers Kris McCabe and David Ross will do the run! They'll sign autographs after.

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Quinn Rooney, Getty Images
Quinn Rooney, Getty Images

We Love Them, But Computers + Smart Phones are Changing Our Brains + Lives

Gosh, we love them: our smartphones, tablets, and computers. We are linked in and most of the time loving it!  Do you ever wonder about the impact of these devices to our lives and our bodies? There an impact and it is can really change the way you think. I mean that literally. 

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Category: Health, Lifestyle
Getty Images, photo by Streeter Lecja

Disgusting Ingredients That Aren’t on the Label

Here are some things you are eating but don’t know about because they are not on the ingredients panel on the items you buy. The ‘cochineal beetle’ is used to make red food dye, so if you ever ate tomato products, cherries or jams, you also ate beetles. ‘Beaver anal glands’ or ‘castoreum’, a mixture of anal secretion and urine, is used in vanilla and raspberry flavors and some perfumes.

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Giant African Snail
Getty Images, photo by Joe Raedle

Giant African Sanils Invade South Florida

Its bad enough Florida is dealing with a huge population of wild pythons, now in South Florida they are dealing with a new problem, giant African snails. The snails can eat through almost anything including stucco, hard plastic recycling bins and their shells are hard enough to blow-out a vehicle tire if run over.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Andy Capwell’s Struggle To Quit Diet Soda

It's been almost two weeks since I had my last drink of diet soda. Let me backtrack a little on why I am trying to stop drinking diet soda, actually soda all together. About a year ago, my weight loss had got to its low point. I had dropped over 70 pounds and was feeling good.

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