Oil Pulling: Good for more than healthy gums

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Oil Pulling also known as gandusha is used in Ayurvedic medicine. Originated from India oil pulling is an oral health practice. “The oral health practices of Ayurveda include chewing on sticks and eating herbs, as well as oil pulling. Original practitioners of oil pulling used sunflower and sesame oils as a […]

Lotion vs Body butter: Keeping your skin hydrated during winter

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If there is anything winter has taught me, it is the difference between lotions and body butter. Lotion preserves the moisture found in skin and is light in consistency (made up of oil and water bound together by an emulsifier). Body butter on the other hand, is deeply nourishing and […]

Activated Charcoal: What’s the hype about?

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Instagram and YouTube are good places to find DIY health and beauty hacks. A trend that recently became popular is using activated charcoal for teeth whitening or as one of the ingredients in a face mask. The first video I watched where a beauty influencer was using activated charcoal to […]

Amazon, Berkshire and JP Morgan: A new healthcare system

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Tuesday, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and bank, JP Morgan chase announced they are forming an independent healthcare company for their employees in the U.S. It’s no secret healthcare in the United States is expensive, these corporate businesses coming together to focus on creating low-cost and high-quality healthcare to employees and their […]

Ahed Tamimi Ruled to Stay Behind Bars

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–Update— An Israeli military judge has denied the release of the 16-year-old Palestinian activist, concluding that there is ‘no alternative’ other than to hold her captive in the upcoming months. With a whopping charge of twelve counts, including assault, the judge states that “the gravity of the offences of which […]

Hawaii false missile alert: Employee pushed the wrong button

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This weekend, Hawaiians received a false alarm warning regarding a ballistic missile heading to Hawaii. This false alert is said to have been sent during an employee shift change at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and the state apparently did not have an automated way to let their citizens know […]

James Franco Takes the Heat and Cools it

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Oh, how a day can turn. Who thought a gesture to fight change would result in fighting the one that aimed to represent it? James Franco was shut down after his attempt in promoting women empowerment by wearing the Time`s Up pin combating sexual misconduct. Little did he know that […]

United States Ambassador Nikki Haley sways her way into International Conflict

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She doesn’t just speak, she roars. The first woman of an ethnic minority, Nikki Haley, serves as the 29th and current United States Ambassador to the United Nations—and she’s not shying away from it. Daughter of immigrants who moved to South Carolina from Punjab, India claimed her position by her […]

Brother to Brother: Kidney Donation Saves Life of Young Boy from Gaza

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Having faith does exist. The essence of life, and what it means to feel alive was resurrected for a special family earlier this month. The life of a 13-year-old boy from Gaza was compromised when told his kidney was failing him. Between hospitals and several medical operations, the functionality of […]

The City of Kasur, Pakistan Chants `Justice for Zainab`

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Rape and death—It`s been a chilling month for Pakistan thus far. A seven-year-old girl named Zainab disappeared on January 4th and was later found dead in a field of waste after friends and family desperately committed in their search for her. Her parents, who were in Saudi Arabia at the […]