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Digital Heroin: Screens Are Turning Kids into Junkies

By Ariana Marisol Are iPads, smartphones and Xboxes a form of digital drug? Recent brain imaging research is showing that they affect the brain’s frontal cortex exactly like cocaine. The frontal cortex controls executive functioning, including impulse control. Technology is so hyper-arousing that it raises dopamine levels — the feel-good neurotransmitter most involved in the…

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10 Potassium Rich Foods And How They Improve Health

By Ariana Marisol Potassium is an essential nutrient for the body. These 10 potassium rich foods will greatly help your health. Potassium is essential in maintaining a fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. It is the third most abundant mineral in the body and is necessary for the function of several organs including the heart,…

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Hemp is Becoming the New Tobacco For Kentucky Farmers

By Ariana Marisol Across Kentucky’s rolling hills, farmers are beginning to plant less tobacco and more hemp. The once tobacco-dependent state has now more than doubled sowings of hemp in 2016, becoming the second highest producer in the U.S., trailing Colorado. Kentucky’s first hemp crop was grown in 1775, with almost all of the nation’s production…

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Hassle Free Gardening: 10 Plants to Avoid Growing

By Ariana Marisol Want carefree summer gardening? Here is a list of decorative plants that are not worth the trouble for those who have limited plot space, time, or both! Having to worry about plant toxicity, garden bullies, or demanding divas is a time-consuming issue many gardeners would rather avoid. Skip the following plants if you…

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