America’s Love Affair with SUGAR

By Connie Crawley No doubt, national estimates of food consumption are subject to much interpretation. But in the real world of everyday eating decisions, what foods should we avoid and what foods should we enjoy to maintain healthy weight? “Our body fat depends on total calorie intake, not on a particular source of calories,” says […]



10 Chocolate Facts to make you drool

Warning: This article may cause intense hunger! 1. Nestle If you are a lover of milk chocolate, you have one man to thank: Henri Nestlé – who went on to create a bunch of well-know Nestlé chocolate products, including Kit-Kat, Smarties, and Crunch. It was created by mixing Cocoa butter and salt with sweetened condensed […]

7 MINDLESS Eating Solutions

Here are seven ways you can eat better by changing your environment   1. Makeover your home kitchen. The goal is to make tempting foods less visible and convenient. So try clearing your counters of any food other than a fruit bowl. Put the healthiest foods out front and center in your cupboards and pantry […]


Food Safety

A Consumer’s Guide to Food Safety:

Severe Storms and Hurricanes USDA – United States Department of Agriculture Did you know that a fire, national disaster, or the loss of power from high winds, snow, or ice could jeopardize the safety of your food? Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the […]

How Extreme Isolation Warps the Mind

Excerpt from • By Michael Bond Sarah Shourd’s mind began to slip after about two months into her incarceration. She heard phantom footsteps and flashing lights, and spent most of her day crouched on all fours, listening through a gap in the door. That summer, the 32-year-old had been hiking with two friends in […]


Puppy Helps 3-year-old Girl Survive for 11 Days in Siberia

Excerpt from This puppy, named Kyrachaan, rescued 3-year-old Karina Chikitova, who survived 11 days and nights on her own in Siberia’s wilderness. Every night the youngster had cuddled up to the pet dog, which emergency services believe had carefully chosen a safe place to sleep in a region that is infested with wild bears […]

Risky Mistakes Pet Owners Make –

Letting Your Dog Walk You A poorly trained dog can pull you over while you’re out for a stroll. According to the CDC, tens of thousands of people end up in the ER every year because of pet-related falls. Many of these falls occur during walks — either when a person trips over a dog […]

Risky Mistakes Pet owners Make

Halthy Pets

Healthy Pets

By Sonya Collins WebMD Magazine They’re wrapped around almost as many wrists as watches are. One in 10 Americans has a fitness tracker. These wearable devices track your steps, calories burned, and a bundle of other stats. Now, novel trackers that hang from a collar log our four-legged friends’ activities, too. Think a pet fitness […]

Helping Your Pets by Spaying and Neutering

By Linda Robinson Executive Director Operation PETS: The Spay/neuter Clinic of WNY Inc. Operation PETS believes whether you’ve recently adopted a pet or you’re considering it, one of the most important health decisions you’ll make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog. Spaying-removing the ovaries and uterus of a female pet-is a veterinary […]

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human society

Hoarding – By the Humane Society of the United States

What is animal hoarding? According to the Hoarding Animals Research Consortium, the following criteria are used to define animal hoarding: • More than the typical number of companion animals • Inability to provide even minimal standards of nutrition, sanitation, shelter, and veterinary care, with this neglect often resulting in starvation, illness, and death • Denial […]