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The Sickening Truth About How Many Things Have Fecal Matter on Them

 

Germs are everywhere. I'm about to make you sick, but before I do I want to remind you there is only so much you can do.

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Group running ads in Oregon to change perception of pot smokers
Group running ads in Oregon to change perception of pot smokers (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Group Trying to Change “Stoner” Perception of Pot Smokers – Ads Running in Oregon

Often people immediately think of pot smokers as "stoners," a perception that's been solidified like cement, especially throughout society.  A group is trying to change that.

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Top 10 Health Apps You Need Now

If you're struggling with getting in shape you may need some extra help. May I recommend an app? Here are 10 you should download:

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Watch Out for Zoonotic Diseases You Can Catch From Pets!

Zoonotic diseases are ones transmitted between humans and animals or vice versa.

Here is a list of ailments you can acquire from your cat or dog:

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
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4 Best Fitness Trackers for Sale — You Need One This Summer

I know a guy who's lost almost 60 pounds and he attributes it all to his fitness tracker. They tell you heart rate, count your steps -- even critique your sleep patterns! I did some research and found the four best trackers for you to shop:

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Oregon legislature passes new birth control legislation
Oregon legislature passes new birth control legislation (Newstalk 80 file image)
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Oregon Legislature Passes New Birth Control Legislation

A new measure was approved by the Senate and now head to the Governor. One of them could affect insurance rates in Oregon.  The other still pending Senate approval.

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Everything You Need to Know About Sunscreen and SPF Levels

There are several things to keep in mind when choosing which sunscreen to use and specifically which SPF (or Sun Protection Factor) is right for you. The FDA says SPF is related to the amount of solar exposure you get. Therefore the ideal SPF may differ depending o

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Zerorez gets all the gunk out!
Zerorez gets all the gunk out! (Newstalk 870 image)
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Summer is Coming – Time to Get Carpets Clean with Zerorez! [VIDEOS]

Think back to the last time you shampooed your carpets.  FUN!  Now, there's a better way, and it's faster, cleaner and less messy.

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4 Washington state pot stores cited for selling to minors
4 Washington state pot stores cited for selling to minors (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Pot Stores Busted for Selling Weed to Minors

A recent "sweep" test by the Washington State Liquor Control board has already dinged four pot stores for selling weed to minors.

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DSHS needs disabled caregiver reform, says study
DSHS needs disabled caregiver reform, says study (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
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Despite Lawsuits, Big Payouts, DSHS Still Lagging in Disabled Care

15 years ago, a record-setting payout was made to settle a case of neglect and abuse in the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services system that cares for developmentally disabled adults.  But nearly two decades later, a study shows little has been done to improve the system.

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