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Exfoliating Microbeads Banned From Cleansing Products


Those little tiny ‘microbeads' that are used for cleansing your face or body have been outlawed. The tiny plastic beads are found in hundreds of products from face and body washes to toothpaste.

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Americans Live Within 18 Miles From Their Mother


The old adage that says when ‘kids grow up they leave home', isn’t necessarily true anymore. A study by ‘Upshot’ shows most Americans live within 18 miles of their mother.

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Who Is Your Child Obsessed With?

I've never seen anything like it...well, not since my huge obsession with New Kids on the Block back in the 80's.  I remember it very well.  My bedroom walls were covered with NKOTB posters.  I had the dolls.  Saw them in concert twice.  I was going to marry Joey.  (Now, it's Donnie...just sayin).  But, now as a parent, I'm learning the joys (note sarcasm) that comes with having a preteen daughter completely obsessed with a heartthrob.  

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Need Suggestions For A New Year’s Resolution?

Oh, there are the usual, same 'ol same 'ol resolutions that people make: Weight loss.  Save money.  They last for a couple weeks, maybe months...but usually go by the wayside at some point.  This year I want to make resolutions that are attainable and will impact my life, as well as those around me.  

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Getty Images, photo by Jeff J. Mitchell

See Where Maine Ranks On The List Of ‘Booziest States’

With the holidays here, we might partake in some of the holidays spirits. Let's face it, Americans like to drink. has complied the least ranking the 50th states on how much we drink. So, where did Maine rank?

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary Word of the Year: ‘ISM’


Merriam-Webster Dictionary has picked their ‘word of the year’, and like Oxford Dictionary's word of the year, it’s not a word. Merriam-Webster picked a suffix as their word of the year: 'ism'

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World Record Christmas Stocking for Charity


A world record Christmas stocking is set to be unveiled in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The record-setting stocking is 1,600 pounds and measures 7,663 square feet.

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What Should You Carry in Your Wallet?


This time of the identity theft can be at an all time high. To protect yourself from identity theft there are a few steps you can take with one of the most important being what you carry in your wallet.

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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

Some Odd Maine Driving Laws

A website,, has come up with an interactive map of the United States and how their driving laws compare. Maine has some interesting driving laws that you might not have known about.

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Rectal Thermometers Still the Best

I have notice a lot of people getting a cold this time of year, it happens every year of course. There are so many different ways of taking your temperature from putting a thermometer in your mouth to putting one in your ear to wiping one across your forehead. All o.k. but not the best.

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