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Effects of Smartphones on our Fingers, Hands & Elbows

By Rodger Powell, M.D. Smartphones have become a lifestyle must have for most of us, from senior citizens to young children. These devices help us with learning, playing games, sharing stuff we like, liking stuff other people share, sending emails, watching videos and staying in touch with loved ones through video calls, voice calls and…

Yellow or White Light Bulbs?

Eyes take a lot of abuse at the office. Between staring at a computer screen from the time the workday begins and staring at a tiny Blackberry when running between meetings, it’s a wonder any office worker out there isn’t staring at the world through Coke-bottle-thick glasses. Now, office workers have one more vision killer…

Stuffing Your Stomach

Downing way too much food can make your tummy ache with the pressure. Rest assured that it’s nearly impossible to make your stomach burst, even if It feels as if it might. Overeating stretches your stomach, but once the food passes through your digestive tract, your stomach shrinks back to its normal size. A one-time…

What is Cyber Monday and Why You Should Be Aware of it.

Cyber Monday is November 27, 2017, the first Monday after Thanksgiving. It’s expected to be the biggest shopping day of the year. Adobe Digital Insights predicts that online shoppers will spend $6.6 billion, 16.5 percent more than in 2016. online, a 9.4 percent increase. It would replace Black Friday, which will only receive $5 billion…

Paraben-Free, Explanation.

Whether perusing the beauty and personal care products at Tesco or Watsons or shopping online at Lazada, consumers are increasingly encountering the phrase “paraben-free.” What exactly does paraben-free mean, and why might it matter? We take a closer look — including sussing out pretty makeup products that are paraben-free. What are parabens? Parabens are the…

What is Black Friday Actually?

Black Friday is the name given to the shopping day after Thanksgiving. It was originally called Black Friday because so many people went out to shop that it caused traffic accidents and sometimes even violence. The Philadelphia Police Department coined the phrase to describe the mayhem surrounding the congestion of pedestrian and auto traffic in…