Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Best Chance to Win a Big Prize in McDonald’s Monopoly is Before It Begins

For all those who love to play McDonald’s Monopoly and hope to win one of the big prizes available, this year your best chance at winning is before the official game even begins. As part of the McDonald’s Monopoly promotion … Continue reading

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Only 1% of Men Take the 5 Steps Required to Reduce Heart Disease by 80%

More than half a million Americans lost their life to heart disease last year, and it remains the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women. New research suggests that for the vast majority of the … Continue reading

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When Does McDonald’s Monopoly 2014 Begin?

The start of the official McDonald’s Monopoly game in 2014 is September 30. This is when you will be able to begin collecting game pieces and game stamps from food items at McDonald’s to try and create property monopolies to … Continue reading

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Five Simple Steps Men Can Take to Reduce Heart Disease by 80%, but Don’t

Choosing to follow five simple diet and lifestyle rules could allow American men to avoid nearly 80% of heart attacks, and the medical bills associated with them. This news comes according to the results of a study of 20,721 Swedish … Continue reading

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Credit Karma vs Quizzle: Which is Better for Free Credit Scores and Reports?

There are so many websites out there that promise free credit scores and free credit reports. The problem is many of them walk the tightrope of being scams, and only a few of them tend to deliver on their promise. … Continue reading

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CDC Recommends Flu Vaccinations to All 6 Months and Older as Flu Season Nears

Last year the flu took the lives over over 100 children in the US. Many of these deaths could have been prevented by a flu shot. Public Health Departments have made getting vaccinated possible with affordable flu shots now available … Continue reading

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How to Win McDonald’s Monopoly Online Game Prizes 2014

The best chance to win a non-food prize in the official McDonald’s Monopoly game is not with instant win game pieces, but with the codes that come with each game stamp. This is definitely the best chance to win one … Continue reading

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Best Chance to Win McDonald’s Monopoly Instant Win Prizes 2014

While many people focus on trying to get the rare game pieces to score the big prizes offered as part of the McDonald’s Monopoly game, there are also a lot of instant win prizes available. In fact, with all the … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood Goes Digital with Launch of Birth Control App

Planned Parenthood’s mission is to provide women with healthcare. In doing so, it wants to change the way that women get birth control to make getting access to those who want it as easy and convenient as possible. In their … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street Strike Debt Retires Nearly $4 Million of Student Loan Debt

One of the offshoots of the Occupy Wall Street movement which has had a direct impact on individual lives is Strike Debt. This arm of the movement had a unique idea which has actually worked. The movement formed an entity … Continue reading

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Apple Pay Mobile Payment System Continues to Attract Merchants

Rumored in the days up to the announcement of the iPhone 6 launch, Apple confirmed the new mobile payment app dubbed Apple Pay. Expected to change the way purchases are made, Apple claims Apple Pay will be a secure, private … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Monopoly Rare Game Pieces 2014

For everyone who anxiously awaits the McDonald’s Monopoly game each year, you’ll be happy to know the game dates have been announced for 2014 (September 30 – October 27). If you like to play this game, there are a few … Continue reading

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Doctors Over Prescribing Antibiotics to Kids Helps Cause Antibiotic Resistence

A new study has recently been published which should have doctors double-checking their diagnoses. Between 2001 and 2011, over 11.4 million unnecessary courses of antibiotics were prescribed to children with respiratory conditions like sore throat, ear ache and sinusitis. The … Continue reading

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Is Your Artificial Sweetener Contributing to Diabetes?

The diet soda saga continues with new research published this week in the Journal Nature. This most recent discovery says that rather than being a way to fight weight gain, diet soda actually alters our gut microbes, which puts some … Continue reading

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Misfit Flash Is a $50 Wearable Fitness Band That Links to Your Phone

Wearable technology expert, Misfit, has come out with a new fitness band to attract newcomers to the world of wearable tech. The Flash fitness band is only $50. It has a long battery life and a series of biometric tracking … Continue reading

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Gilead Sciences Strikes Deal to Discount Hepatitis C Drug in Developing Countries

Some welcome news came yesterday for sufferers of Hepatitis C that live in developing countries. Hep C is a liver disease that can cause cirrhosis and death. It has been proven tricky to cure, with pharmaceutical companies investing decades of … Continue reading

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Apple’s HealthKit to Begin Medical Trials at Duke and Stanford Universities

Apple’s new HealthKit, packaged in with their new iPhone 6 and iOS 8 releases has some rather ambitious goals. Currently focused on fitness, Apple believes that HealthKit’s full potential can be realized to help long-term health treatment for people. Since … Continue reading

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Rare $25 Million Blue Moon Diamond on Display at LA Museum

For those who love diamonds, especially rare and beautiful ones, you may want to head to the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles when you get a chance. The museum is welcoming a sparkly new attraction to to their gem … Continue reading

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Apple Hits Road Bumps in iPhone 6 Plus Production

Apple tends to run into trouble with just about every launch, and the highly anticipated release of the iPhone 6 Plus may have already hit its first bump. In what has been claimed as a record number of orders, the … Continue reading

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Heineken Stands Firm Rejects Purchase Offer from SABMiller

Approached by the competition, Heineken refused a proposal by SABMiller to purchase the company. The offer stated that Heineken would continue to operate independently of SABMiller, but Heineken rejected the offer, stating the proposal was “non-actionable.” In a move speculators … Continue reading

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