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W. Scott Phoenix, B.A., B.S. was born in Hawaii, raised in Pennsylvania and resides in California. He has been a published writer since 1978. His work has appeared (under various names) in numerous places in print and online including Examiner.com. He is a single parent of three children and has also worked as an actor, singer and teacher. He has been employed by such publications as the Daily Collegian and the Los Angeles Times.

FDA’s New Anti-Smoking Campaign Targets Teens With Hip Hop

anti-smoking

Yesterday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially announced their new anti-smoking campaign. The campaign is specifically aimed at minority teenagers. The public service announcements will utilize hip-hop music to encourage minority youth to stop or not even start smoking. ...

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Why Do People Eat Mussels? — ‘The Why’

mussels

Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why do people eat mussels?” Good question. (OK, it’s a little “Food Channel” but again it beats answering those inquiries about assorted, odd intimate acts.  Seriously? We thought the “Fish-Hook” was just ...

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Beauty Really Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

beauty

Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. According to a new study published in the journal Current Biology, research concerning twins reveals that differences of opinion on attractiveness are linked to individual personal experiences unique to each person. ...

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Why Do We Sleep? — ‘The Why’

why do we sleep

Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why do we sleep?”  Good question. (OK, it’s a little “Weekly Reader Science Page” but it beats answering questions about the assorted, odd intimate acts. Seriously? We thought a “Wake Up Call” ...

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It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week

mental illness

Since 1990 the first full week of October has been Mental Illness Awareness Week. A mental illness is defined as a condition that affects an individual’s feeling, mood or thinking. It can impact upon the person’s ability to function on ...

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Why Is Being Called ‘Weird’ A Compliment? — ‘The Why’

weird

Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why is being called ‘weird’ a compliment?” Good question. (OK, it’s a little “after school special” but again it beats answering those questions about assorted, odd intimate acts. Seriously? We thought “Couch ...

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Washing Dishes Reduces Stress

washing dishes

Yes, you read the headline correctly. According to a new study just published in the journal Mindfulness, washing dishes can significantly reduce stress. Adam Hanley, one of the study authors and a doctoral candidate in Florida State University’s College of ...

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Why Do Some Coins Have Notched Edges? — ‘The Why’

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Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why do some coins have notched edges?” Good question. (OK, it’s a little “Franklin Mint” but it beats answering those inquiries about your odder, intimate acts. Seriously? We thought “Paying The Rent” ...

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Taller People Have Higher Risk Of Cancer

cancer

According to a new study just unveiled at the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology conference in Barcelona, Spain, taller people have a higher risk of developing cancer than their shorter peers. The study, conducted by a research team from Karolinska ...

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Why Is McDonald’s Using Australia As A Testing Ground? — ‘The Why’

mcdonalds

Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why is McDonald’s using Australia as a testing ground?” Good question. (OK, it’s a little “Forbes magazine” but again it beats answering questions about the names of assorted, odd intimate acts. Seriously? ...

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