Medicated Society: Are We Too Dependent On Prescription Drugs?

(PCM) It sometimes seems that everywhere we look these days we are being shown some kind of advertising urging us to purchase various products and explaining to us just how these particular products will better our lives. One of the major players in this advertising game is the pharmaceutical industry. You can not look through […]

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Doctors Alarmed By New Trend Of Snorting Chocolate To Get High

(PCM) Doctors are warning people to stay far away from the new trend of snorting chocolate as a way to get high. The trend became very popular in Europe over the last few years and is now slowly making its’ way into the States. There is a new “snorting” cacao powder on the market which […]

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Doctors Warn About Dangers Of Using Coca-Cola As Self-Tanner

(PCM) One of the latest summer beauty trends that is making the rounds is using Coca-Cola (yes, the beverage) as a self-tanner. People will seemingly try just about anything when attempting to get a nice golden glow, however doctors warn that using Coca-Cola as a self-tanning oil can pose some serious health risks and cause […]

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Ever Wonder What That Drawer Under Your Oven Is Really For?

(PCM) We seriously feel like the biggest idiots in the world right now! If you are anything like us then you have most likely noticed that large pull out drawer located under your kitchen oven and of course proceeded to fill it up with all the large baking sheets and pans that will not fit […]

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Parents Freak After Discovering A ‘Kama Sutra’ Guide For Children!

(PCM) While waiting a doctors office in London one parent, Katherine Peck, was shocked when her child picked up a children’s book titled “Mummy Laid An Egg” written by Babette Cole an discovered it was nothing short of a “kama sutra” guide for children. Seriously! We all know that it can be incredibly awkward when […]

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Women! Please Do Not Put A Wasp Nest Any Where Near Your Private Parts!

(PCM) We truly feel like this is a sentence we should never have to write, but please, ladies, stop putting wasps nests in your vaginas! This should really go without saying, however a new trend is picking up that urges women to place ground up wasps nests into their va jay jay’s as a way […]

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Husband Pens A Heartbreaking Post Explaining Why He Kept The Body Of His Deceased Wife In Their Bedroom For Six Days

(PCM) Russell Davisons’ absolutely heart-wrenching post explaining why he kept the body of his deceased wife Wendy in their bedroom for six days has gone viral and once you read it, you will completely understand. Get ready to have the tissues handy! Russells’ wife Wendy’s 1o-year long battle with cervical cancer came to an end […]

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Will You Be Celebrating National Unfriend Day?

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(PCM) Today happens to be World Peace Day and for those that are looking to get a little peace of mind via their social media accounts today also happens to be National Unfriend Day!

National Unfriend Day was created by late night television host Jimmy Kimmel a few year ago, but since then it has caught on and each year on November 17th social media users take a good hard look at their friends list and decided just who should stay and who receives the dreaded ‘unfriend’ button click.

You know that we all have that one “friend” who is guilty of oversharing or those that rise up on a soapbox given the correct opportunity via social media.… Full Story

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Introducing The Dancing Traffic Light To Keep Pedestrians Safer!

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(PCM) Recently, car manufacturer Smart conducted an experiment at a busy intersection in Lisbon, Portugal that incorporated the use of an interactive dancing traffic light to keep pedestrians entertained until it was safe for them to cross the road.

The interactive “red man” traffic light dances and keeps pedestrians eyes and attention focused until it flashes to the “green man” indicating it is now safe to walk. For purposes of the experiment, an actual human being was used to create the movements of the figure, showcasing a low-res projection of people dancing in a nearby booth.

In the booth, people were able to choose some music and then then booth was timed to when the traffic began moving.… Full Story

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Device Can Detect Date Rape Drugs In Cocktails

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(PCM) There is a new device that is getting ready to come onto the market that has the ability to protect women and men from date rape.  The device works with your cell phone and will send an alert via text message if your drink has been tampered with while you are out.

The new device and mobile app is called pd.id or Personal Drink ID, and it has the ability to analyze the contents of your drink to let you know if it is safe. The device will send an alert to your phone if your drink has been compromised.… Full Story

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Need A Doctor In A Hurry? No Worries, There’s An App For That!

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(PCM) Smartphone and tablet users are now able to take advantage of a new app called Doctor On Demand, which they can use to access a doctor who can then diagnose their symptoms and prescribe any needed medications all directly from the phone/tablet app.

The cost of the service runs $40 a month, but is an ideal solution for those individuals who don’t have the time to go to the doctors office or happen to be in need of a doctor when they are traveling far away from home.

The app is available to users in 47 states and the app boasts a pool of over 1,400 board certified doctors that are available on-call to the app.… Full Story

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Bikini Pic Of Former Model With Colostomy Bags Has Gone Viral

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(PCM) British make-up artist and former model Bethany Townsend is making headlines after she posted an image of herself in a bikini laying out with her colostomy bags in full view.

Townsend has been suffering from Crohn’s Disease since the age of three, but was not officially diagnosed until the age of 11. Because of her misdiagnosis, she was forced to have 16 inches of her bowl removed at a young age and has been on steroids, infliximab, methotrexate and every other drug going as well as being tube fed for 4 years.

After five additional surgeries, Townsends’ bowl burst four years ago and she ended up with two colostomy bags.… Full Story

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Sponsored Post: Have A Delightful Day With International Delights Iced Coffee

While I don’t want to brag, I have to say that I consider myself to be a coffee aficionado of sorts and while I adore coffee at anytime of year, I especially enjoy trying all of the new iced coffee drinks when summertime rolls around.

However, what I don’t enjoy is going out to the local coffeehouse and having to wait in exceptionally long lines, as frantic baristas scramble around yelling out names and throw drinks together to move customers in and out more quickly. And then of course there is always that one person (who happens to always be in line in front of me) who has the most complicated and drawn out coffee order on the planet!… Full Story

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Creative Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

(PCM) For those last minute shoppers or anyone who is running out of ideas for what to get dear old dad this Father’s Day, we have got you covered! PCM has put together a list of several creative and budget-friendly gift ideas that are sure to please even the pickiest of pops.

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1. A Mix-tape CD
While we know it may seem a bit generic, if you take the time to gather together songs and create a playlist that features some of your dad’s favorite artists and tunes it is gift he is sure to cherish for many years to come.… Full Story

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Intense VW Ad Brings The Dangers Of Texting And Driving To The Movies

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(PCM) Distracted driving, especially when people are texting, is still an issue that has a huge effect on road safely all around the world. Here is the US, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ran an incredibly graphic ad aimed to urge young people to think about the dangers with texting and driving.

Now, overseas in Hong Kong, Volkswagon has put a location-based broadcaster to work to create a startling interactive ad experience to urge people to think twice about texting and driving that was shown in an area movie theater.

The location-based broadcaster was able to send out a mass text message to everyone in the theater all at the same time.… Full Story

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How To Eat A Hamburger… The Proper Way!

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(PCM) Having a large backyard BBQ is one of the nation’s top ways to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday with family and friends. Nothing beasts the taste of hamburgers and hot dogs straight from the grill, but did you know you are probably eating that juicy hamburger all wrong.

Nothing is more annoying than when you build the perfect burger filled with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and various condiments only have it all fall apart the second after you take your first delicious bite!

A new Japanese study has discovered the root of the problem. We are holding the burger all wrong.… Full Story

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Can You Fight Illness With Fist Bumps Over Hand Shakes?

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(PCM) According to several doctors the latest way to combat illness, especially those that are spread via hand contact, is to fist bump rather than handshake as a greeting. While the handshake is one of the oldest and most cherished greetings invented by mankind, it is also a way to spread sickness from person to person when their palms are touching.

Majority of the time a handshake is looked at as a common courtesy when meeting new people and some even say you can take the measure of a person’s personality based on the strength of their handshake. However, more and more studies in the medical field are showing that by healthcare workers shaking hands with patients they are transmitting both organisms and disease when can then spread from patient to patient.… Full Story

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Why You Don’t Have To Wash Your Jeans

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(PCM) During a recent interview with Fortune, Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh made the astonishing claim that he has not washed a pair of his jeans for over a year. He went on to say that keeping your favorite pair of jeans out of the washing machine does a better job at keeping them in mint condition and is also a heck of a lot better for the environment.

Bergh says that jeans can be spot cleaned and then left to air dry and that there is truly no real need to wash them once a week or more. While that may seem disgusting to many of the super cleanly folks out there, we are sure there are plenty of laundry haters that are overjoyed by the news.… Full Story

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

(PCM) Surprise! Today is Mother’s Day and if you are anything like me, you will be rushing around trying to select the perfect last minute gift to help celebrate mom on her special day. I know…procrastination is the worst, but it is what it is and I have put together a list of some of the very best (and creative) last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas!

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1. Chalkboard Wine Bottle Vase: To get a bit more creative and upgrade on the typical gas station or supermarket flower bouquet, try this to change it up a bit and make a more personalized present.… Full Story

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Parking Costs How Much?!?

No ParkingYou and your closest friends are all piled into your car, ready to dance hard and sing your hearts out at your favorite artist’s show. Everyone already shelled out half a month’s rent just to get here but you’re determined that it’ll be worth it, besides, what’s money compared to the memory of a lifetime?

Finally, you pull onto the street of the venue, ready to jump out of your car and wrestle your way to the front of the stage as soon as you’ve parked, but where to park? All of the street parking is for residents only and everything else is a tow-away zone.… Full Story

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Loving Mom Teaches Acceptance during Autism Awareness Month

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When Kristin Arniotis’ son, Billy, who has autism, was four years old she was sitting at home one day thinking about his “quirky” behaviors and started to write them down.

Unlike many other observers of her son’s behaviors — looking at objects closely with his eyes and memorizing tons of facts – his loving mother saw the positive side to autism — a neurological and developmental disorder than can affect speech, socialization and various behaviors.

Instead of trying to change her son, Kristin saw the potential of what his behaviors could be. From these observations, a small yellow paperback book with a big heart was born.… Full Story

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Could Our Obsession With Selfies Lead To Mental Illness?

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(PCM) It is no secret that nowadays selfies have become a very big pop culture trend and the snapping of a selfie photo is something that just about everyone has done at one time or another. However, now doctors and scientists are linking our obsession with selfies to more and more cases popping up of people suffering from narcissism and body image obsession.

With the up rising of social media, people are more compelled than ever before to take and post selfie images and receive near instantaneous feedback on those images as soon as they are posted online. This can have a positive or negative outcome depending on the person and their ability to take criticism on the negative side or how narcissistic they could become when given positive reinforcement.… Full Story

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The Dangers Of Chinese Tilapia: True Or False?

tilapia2(PCM) It seems that every couple of months there is news stating that consuming tilapia that has been raised and farmed from China can pose some dangerous health risks. We wanted to take a deeper look and see what is fact and what is fiction when it comes to America’s favorite farmed fish.

One major rumor that is constantly circulating is that Chinese tilapia is raised on both chicken and pig feces. Unfortunately this rumor does appear to be true, as due to the increased demand for farmed fish and the cutthroat practices of competing farmers many tilapia farmers are forced to cut corners.  … Full Story

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Sheryl Sandberg’s “Ban Bossy” Campaign Being Met With Some Criticism

(PCM) By now I am sure that most of you have heard about the new campaign spearheaded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to ban the word bossy and empower young women to become leaders, however some are criticizing the campaign claiming that it creates a harmful double standard. While the … Continue reading

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A Look At The Dangers Of Meningitis On College Campuses

(PCM) There have been quite a few headlines recently about the deaths of college students related to an outbreak of meningitis on their college campuses. Recently, a Philadelphia student from Drexel University has died from the same strain of meningitis that was seen in a recent outbreak at Princeton University … Continue reading

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Sponsored Video: How To #BeMoreTea With Lipton And The Muppets

Many, if not all, of us can get incredibly caught up in the hustle and bustle of day to day life. There are plenty of times that we forget the need to slow down, chill out and take a few moments to appreciate the calmer moments in life. Much of … Continue reading

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A New Study Claims That Sugar Is Eight Times More Addictive Than Cocaine

(PCM) Dr. Mark Hyman is the chairman for the Institute of Functional Medicine and he is making it his mission to advise people about the dangers involved in consuming a diet that is high in sugar. Dr. Hyman claims that overall we are becoming so dependent on food and beverages … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide…Without Breaking The Bank

(PCM) It is the time of year again for hearts, flowers, chocolates and of course love. As you gear up to celebrate Valentine’s Day with that special someone in your life, you may be having some trouble trying to come up with that perfect gift to show them just how … Continue reading

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The 52-Week Money Challenge Is 2014′s Smart Savings Trend

(PCM) What better way to begin 2014 than to starting saving money with the 52-week money challenge. The challenge was created as an easy and cost efficient way to teach people about benefits of saving money, without causing themselves to completely empty their pockets in the process. With the 52-week … Continue reading

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Are You A Push Over? 7 Ways To Get Deliberate And Activate For Yourself

Being nice is a wonderful virtue and it is a quality that sustains relationships, but being too nice means that you are a pushover with no boundaries. In this case, you will get nowhere in life. Most people who are too nice have a fear-based approach to life accompanied by … Continue reading

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5 Slacker Habits That Are Actually Good For You

No matter what you want, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that it’s going to take some degree of work. Swimsuit bodies require hours logged at the gym; cooking like a professional chef only comes after plenty of burnt dinners; a raise at the office follows (hopefully) … Continue reading

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Crest Pulls Halloween Prank On Kids To Urge Healthy Brushing Habits!

(PCM) Toothpaste makers Crest pulled quite the Halloween prank on a group of children by replacing their normal Halloween treats with some absolutely horrible sounding “healthy” alternatives. The reaction from these kids is priceless. It is Crest’s hope that after trying the healthy treats, kids will be more prone to … Continue reading

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Ever Wonder What The Number One Job Skill Will Be In The Year 2020?

(PCM) As we delve further and further into the day and age where it seems the either computers or robots can seemingly handle most of the day to day jobs, people often begin to wonder by the time the year 2020 hits, how many jobs will be left for actual … Continue reading

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How Sports Can Help with Rehab from Addiction

How Sports Can Help with Rehab from Addiction Addiction’s an extremely challenging roadblock. You might feel as though you have nowhere to turn. It may be difficult, but you should always seek out help from a professional as you try to get back on track. Fortunately, there are numerous methods … Continue reading

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