These Sons Have An Important And Heartbreaking Message About Their Mom's Health

These Sons Have An Important And Heartbreaking Message About Their Mom’s Health

More than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia. Statistics show that one in three seniors dies at the hands of this terrible illness. Common symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s go far beyond just memory loss. Sufferers can also experience confusion, changes in behavior, hallucinations, and problems with communication. The ordeal is often frightening and confusing for those who are afflicted. There is currently no cure for dementia, but there are treatments that can help patients manage their symptoms. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); While the disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, funding for Alzheimer’s and dementia research is quite limited. To help spread awareness, two young men decided to share the story of their mother’s struggles. What they have to say is something we all need to hear. To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, check out the […]

10 Super-Helpful Life Hacks You Should Definitely Know About

10 Super-Helpful Life Hacks You Should Definitely Know About

At this point, you might think you’ve read all the life hacks this world has to offer… There are the general, genius ones, the hacks specifically for the kitchen, the clever cleaning tricks…we could go on for days. But even we were pretty impressed by how simple these ten tips were when we came across them…how did we not know about these? Whether you’re looking for an easy way to fall asleep fast or an all-natural remedy to reducing acne, read on to find some answers to life’s little annoyances. 1. Blink fast for a minute to make your eyes tired and help you fall asleep. Flickr / Thomas Leuthard 2. Improve your sleep by stretching for five minutes before turning in. 3. Use sugar to coat your tongue when it’s burned. Flickr / Denis Defreyne 4. To help yourself adjust to bright light, close one eye for a few […]

Their Newborn Had Colic, So These Parents Resorted To Something Crazy

Their Newborn Had Colic, So These Parents Resorted To Something Crazy

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_581ff768e144d’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118401_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_581ff768e144d’); }); When the parents of a premature baby didn’t know how to stop her from constantly crying throughout the night, they decided to get professional help. They took her to Ian Rossborough, a chiropractor who works on children and newborns in Melbourne, Australia. He believed that her colic was caused by a misalignment in her spine, but his solution to the four-day-old’s problem is pretty questionable and may even be dangerous. This might be difficult to watch. Read More: The Air Our Children Breathe Is Literally Killing Them Some parents swear that getting their children’s spines readjusted helps cure a variety of problems, including colic, fever, asthma, and ear infections. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/baby-back-cracking/

He Used To Sit Online All Day, Until Something Clicked And Changed His Entire Life

Everyone knows that the key to losing weight is exercising and maintaining a good, healthy diet. While that knowledge is no secret, many people find it difficult to come up with a diet and exercise plan that works for them. It also doesn’t help that the foods that are bad for you taste so good! Jesse Shand used to sit online all day and cyber-bully people. He wasn’t mindful of his diet, and he never exercised. While trolling on the Internet one day, something clicked, and it inspired him to live a better, healthier life. What an amazing transformation in terms of both his personality and his physical health. I hope this man has learned the error of his ways. By the looks of this video, he definitely has, and we hope that he’ll continue down this path! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/weight-loss/

Drinking This Simple Mixture Will Help Your Body In Ways You Never Knew

Drinking This Simple Mixture Will Help Your Body In Ways You Never Knew

Miracle cures don’t exist, but drinking this mixture comes close. The next time you’re looking around your house for something to quench your thirst, don’t reach for a soft drink or juice. Instead, try adding a bit of lemon to some water. It’s refreshing, tastes great, and has a lot of health benefits. 1. The Vitamin C will help your body in many ways (especially if you’re stressed or sick). Flickr / Tim Hoggarth 2. Lemons are an excellent source of potassium for your brain and nervous system. Flickr / Rob & Dani 3. Lemon water will also help with digestion and remove toxins in your digestive tract. Flickr / Patty Mullins 4. It’ll also stimulate your liver and help cleanse your system. Flickr / Rob Bertholf var OX_ads = OX_ads || []; OX_ads.push({ slot_id: “537251602_570f0211b3d05”, auid: “537251602” }); 5. Not only that, but it freshens your breath! Fumiaki Yoshimatsu […]

You And The Kids Should Skip McDonald's...Check Out This Horrible Big Mac Video

You And The Kids Should Skip McDonald’s…Check Out This Horrible Big Mac Video

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); It’s no secret that McDonald’s food is bad for your health. Still, everyone needs a Big Mac every now and then, right? After seeing this video from YouTubers Let’s Melt This, you might change your mind. Over the last year, they’ve melted everything from steel nails to sneakers, but what happens (or doesn’t happen) to this McDonald’s Big Mac when it’s drenched with sulfuric acid is wholly disturbing. Read More: What This Woman Sees On Her Son’s Fried Chicken Is Beyond Disgusting While sulfuric acid causes real food to melt into mush, it’s almost unable to penetrate this Big Mac. Read More: 16 Fast Food Items To NEVER Order, No Matter How Delicious They Are Well, that explains why I get a stomach ache every time I eat at McDonald’s. Excuse me while I vomit forever. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/sulfuric-acid-big-mac/

This Little Miracle Proves That Life Is What You Make It

This Little Miracle Proves That Life Is What You Make It

Virsaviya Borun is a very special little girl. Upon first glance, this six-year-old seems like your average kid. She plays, she sings, and she dances, but there’s more to this cute little girl than meets the eye. She actually suffers from a condition called thoracoabdominal syndrome, which causes some of her organs to develop outside of her body. Her heart is the most visible of all. Virsaviya Borun’s heart rests just beneath her skin, making it immediately visible. A photo posted by ✨💎@fit_thick_Riri💎✨ (@dariborun) on Oct 17, 2015 at 5:27pm PDT Her condition is incredibly rare and somewhat debilitating, but she powers through by playing, dancing, and singing every day. #PrayForBathsheba #VirsaviyaWarrior #BathshebaStrong #TeamBathsheba A video posted by ✨💎@fit_thick_Riri💎✨ (@dariborun) on Oct 31, 2015 at 4:45pm PDT Her mom is trying to find a doctor who will attempt to put the girl’s heart in the proper place, but every physician […]

For All You Gluten Intolerant Folks, There Could Be Hope On The Horizon

For All You Gluten Intolerant Folks, There Could Be Hope On The Horizon

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58082e188f498’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118107_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58082e188f498’); }); With the rise in gluten allergies and celiac disease, it’s amazing to think that a decade ago, gluten-free food was a rarity on supermarket shelves. The latest statistics show that one in every 133 people has some sort of gluten intolerance. But eating healthy and following the strict guidelines required for someone with celiac disease can be quite costly. It’s estimated that gluten-free foods are 242 percent more expensive than their gluten-packed counterparts. While dealing with celiac disease and gluten intolerance can be a real hassle, one trial in Australia might have found a solution that could make living with the condition much more tolerable. After a successful clinical trial in Australia, GluteGuard could be hitting store shelves before you know it. Glutagen Read More: Here’s Why We All […]

Can't Stand The Heat? Get Out Of The Kitchen And Lower Your Risk Of Heart Disease

Can’t Stand The Heat? Get Out Of The Kitchen And Lower Your Risk Of Heart Disease

We all know that we’re not supposed to eat a ton of fatty or fried foods. It’s no secret that they’re not good for us or our bodies, as they may contribute to heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States. Around 25% of deaths in the country are caused by heart disease and its complications. Now, new studies show that it might not only be what people eat, but how they prepare it that matters. The journal Nutrition published a report that shows that the temperature we cook food at may be just as important as the oils we use to cook. iStock “When food is heated up to a high temperature, new compounds are created, and some of them are known to be harmful to health,” explained Raj Bhopal, professor of public health at the University of Edinburgh. According to CNN, when foods […]

These 10 Daily Habits Will Make You Smarter. You Can Thank Us Later.

These 10 Daily Habits Will Make You Smarter. You Can Thank Us Later.

How smart do you think you are? Wish you could be smarter? It’s easier then you may realize. These 10 daily habits are a great place to start. In no time at all you’ll have people bowing down to your new amazing, infinite intelligence. 1.) Think of 10 new ideas everyday.  Even if it’s something dumb like new pizza toppings, you never know what you might come up with. It’s a good way to exercise your brain muscles. Who knows, you might come up with a new million dollar idea. 2.) Read the newspaper. Who reads newspapers anymore? Well you should, or at least get one of those fancy online New York Times subscriptions. Staying up to date with the important things in the world can only make you smarter. Plus, you’ll have a lot more to talk about at parties. 3.) Create different opinions. Going out of your way […]

This Man Was In Desperate Need Of A Kidney, But Never Let That Slow Him Down.

This Man Was In Desperate Need Of A Kidney, But Never Let That Slow Him Down.

A few years ago, Kevin Campbell was diagnosed with a kidney disease which left him with only 4% use of the vital organs. The slow, progressive disease required him to have extensive, and painful, dialysis sessions. But what he really needed was a kidney. Despite being placed on a long waiting list, the Canada-native summoned incredible strength to not only tell his story but achieve something perfectly healthy people struggle with. Kevin spent four days a week hooked up to a dialysis machine filtering his blood. The painful process is physically and emotionally draining. Melissa Renwick Photography But that didn’t stop him from completing the grueling Tough Mudder obstacle event. Melissa Renwick Photography His daughter cheered him on from the sidelines as he made his way through the 12-mile military style challenges. Melissa Renwick Photography Even after collapsing at one point, he made it to the finish line to become the […]

People Want To Defund Planned Parenthood -- But What Would That Actually Mean?

People Want To Defund Planned Parenthood — But What Would That Actually Mean?

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Skip The Anger Management Classes. Your Life May Actually Depend On It.

Skip The Anger Management Classes. Your Life May Actually Depend On It.

Most people probably think that, by not expressing anger, they’ll live longer. (Or maybe they’ll avoid a stroke.) However, you don’t avoid any terrible health consequences by avoiding getting angry. In fact, if you get mad, it could actually make you healthier. 1.) Anger Makes You Optimistic When you’re stressing out, get a little angry. Studies show that this increases confidence, and even improves the quality of your work as your mind sharpens. 2.) It Gets The Girls News flash. Chicks dig jerks. These guys tend to exhibit a “dark triad” of personality traits—narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism (manipulative). Scientists aren’t quite sure why (most of them just aren’t jerks) but they hypothesize that women might be more attracted to men with high testosterone, which can lead to these personality traits. 3.) It Makes You Honest It simple. Anger increases your confidence. Confident people tend to tell the truth. Plus, when […]

When He Wakes Up From Surgery, He Does Something That'll Give You All Of The Feels

When He Wakes Up From Surgery, He Does Something That’ll Give You All Of The Feels

Trevor Sullivan is a 15-year-old boy who lives in Detroit, Michigan, and he’s just like any other. He loves hanging with friends, playing sports, and spending time with his family. But while he was playing football one day, Sullivan knew that something was off. His parents didn’t know what was going on and chalked it up to allergies, but it was more than that. Shortly thereafter, the teen was hospitalized for heart failure. He was placed on the donor list immediately, and after eight months, he received a new heart. His parents decided to record his reaction after waking up from surgery, and it will give you chills. (via ABC News) This video should help us realize that organ donation is extremely beneficial to those in need, and it’s also an incredible glimpse into the gratitude that these people feel toward their donors. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/organ-donor/

20 Amazing Facts About The Human Body That Will Blow Your Mind.

20 Amazing Facts About The Human Body That Will Blow Your Mind.

The human body sure is amazing. It may not seem that way while you’re hunched over looking at your computer with nothing but a towel on, but it is. That’s not to say you shouldn’t actually get dressed, though. 1. Humans are roughly 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening. 2. Human fingers are so sensitive, that if your fingers were the size of Earth, you could feel the difference between a house and a car. 3. The human eye is so sensitive that if the Earth were flat, you could spot a candle flickering at night from up to 30 miles away. 4. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas. 5. Humans shed 40 pounds of skin in their lifetime, completely replacing their outer skin every month. 6. In one day, your blood travels 12,000 miles around your body. That’s four times the distance across […]

10 Things You Do Every Day That Are Damaging To Your Body.

10 Things You Do Every Day That Are Damaging To Your Body.

Most people don’t try to do anything that’s bad for their health. But sometimes, you go about your day, not really thinking about anything and then BAM! You feel a little sick, you fall down, you get a headache, or any other ailment that may plague you. More often than not, you have no idea why your day is suddenly awful. Well, these could be one of the reasons why you are actually living a rather unhealthy life without even knowing it. 1.) Look at this guy, using his computer. It’s awesome, right? Wrong! Using a computer can be damaging to your health. The screen brightness can cause eye strain and headaches. Some computers also contain toxins that cause neurological damage as well. gght 2.) Nothing can be wrong with blow drying my hair though, am I wrong? Yes you are! Heat causes the hydrogen bonds in your hair to deteriorate […]

There's So Much Human Poop On Mount Everest It's Becoming A Health Hazard

There’s So Much Human Poop On Mount Everest It’s Becoming A Health Hazard

Human waste left by the over 700 people who climb Mount Everest annually is starting to cause pollution and sanitation issues, officials said. View this image › Adrian Ballinger / AP Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a major environmental and health issue, the chief of Nepal’s mountaineering association Ang Tshering said Tuesday. More than 700 people visit the famous peak every season, spending about two months there, and they leave behind feces and urine, which has accumulated over the years, the Associated Press reported. The mountaineering season begins this week and lasts until May. Last year’s season was cancelled after a major avalanche in April killed 16 guides. View this image › Pasang Geljen Sherpa / AP There are four base camps where climbers gather — none of which have toilets. “Climbers usually dig holes in the snow for their toilet use and leave the […]

13 Uses For Vicks VapoRub That You Didn't Know About

13 Uses For Vicks VapoRub That You Didn’t Know About

As a child, you probably remember your mom or dad smearing a healthy amount of Vicks VapoRub on your chest to calm a cough or soothe a stuffy nose. However, when it comes to finishing a tub of the medicated ointment before it expires — and it does expire, folks — that’s easier said than done. But before you toss yours in the trash because you’re no longer a kid, give this a read. There are so many other uses for the rub than temporarily relieving cold symptoms. 1. Put some Vicks on your acne trouble spots and sleep on it. After a few nights of doing this, your acne will disappear! Flickr / Caitlin Regan 2. Rub some on your temples and massage gently. This will relax you and relieve headache pains. Flickr / Peter Hellberg 3. Repel mosquitoes by dabbing some VapoRub on your skin and clothes. If […]

When You See This 78-Year-Old Woman Lifting, It'll Inspire You To Do SOMETHING

When You See This 78-Year-Old Woman Lifting, It’ll Inspire You To Do SOMETHING

There are more than 30,000 gyms in America…but if you look around, you quickly realize that we’re not utilizing them to the fullest. According to a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, more than two in every three adults are considered overweight or obese. Roughly 80% of people who join a gym in January will terminate that membership within five months. It seems like people need motivation to exercise and get healthy more than ever. That’s where 78-year-old Shirley Webb comes in. The grandmother recently became a viral sensation when a video of her deadlifting 225 pounds was uploaded by her trainer. After watching this video, you’ll probably ask yourself, “What’s my excuse now?” Webb joined a gym two years ago when she realized that if she was on the ground, she couldn’t get up without some kind of crutch. She wanted to end that and by following the advice […]

This Superintendent's Amazing Work Should Be The Standard In Schools Nationwide

This Superintendent’s Amazing Work Should Be The Standard In Schools Nationwide

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); Meet Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Superintendent of the Jennings School District. YouTube / Seeker Daily googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Jennings is a predominantly Black town in Missouri, where a majority of the population lives below the poverty line. YouTube / Seeker Daily Every day, Dr. Anderson travels four hours to school. YouTube / Seeker Daily She even serves as a crossing guard when students arrive. Youtube / Seeker Daily googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCI1_BTF’); }); She provides warm coats and hot chocolate for kiddos who need a little pick-me-up. YouTube / Seeker Daily Many had written off the Jennings School District, but that didn’t stop Anderson from wanting to make a change for the better. YouTube / Seeker Daily With the help of grants and partnerships, Anderson was able to balance the school district’s budget and launch a college prep program. YouTube / Seeker Daily She also brought back […]

Thanks, Obama! Here’s what happened when O-care came up on Thanksgiving

Thanks, Obama! Here’s what happened when O-care came up on Thanksgiving

http://twitter.com/#!/taylorlroth/status/406209675504275456 Did OFA-approved Obamacare talking points put in an appearance at your Thanksgiving dinner? How ’bout Al Sharpton’s “turkey tips” or the DNC’s “cool” O-care propaganda? For some families, Obamacare at the holiday table was a recipe for disaster. New Thanksgiving tradition: Screaming arguments. Thanks, Obama. http://twitter.com/#!/LexieWright12/status/406221371727806464 http://twitter.com/#!/DavidN1027/status/406185256446738432 http://twitter.com/#!/jmj1961/status/406166595329720320 http://twitter.com/#!/RandiCourter/status/406256151831928832 http://twitter.com/#!/summerdobrev/status/406258186874671104 http://twitter.com/#!/becccerzz/status/406220411404181505 But Obamacare chatter at the dinner table didn’t just lead to misery. For some, there was family unity … but not in the way Dems intended. http://twitter.com/#!/Donfryer/status/406315684876914688 http://twitter.com/#!/Musical_Nurse/status/406277995310366720 http://twitter.com/#!/cath4059/status/406250669965074432 http://twitter.com/#!/HeavensLane/status/406277275798482944 http://twitter.com/#!/JohnQPublicJR/status/406227044805005312 http://twitter.com/#!/firefighterCOL/status/406223900347867136 http://twitter.com/#!/stmyers1/status/406214950672023552 http://twitter.com/#!/AlmostCNN/status/406204928865370112 Dear @BarackObama, My family and I spoke about Obamacare at Thanksgiving dinner today…we all agreed it stinks. You're welcome, Me.— Caroline Craig (@CeeJayCraig) November 28, 2013 Obamacare … bringing families together on Thanksgiving. Related: Ouch! Actor Allen Covert has a warning for Obamacare Thanksgiving preachers Gut-busting! Best idea of what to share with family about Obamacare on Thanksgiving O-Bam! Iowahawk has some advice for […]

9 Scientific Hacks To Help You Get Over Jet Lag

9 Scientific Hacks To Help You Get Over Jet Lag

Make the most of your trip by beating jet lag once and for all. If you’ve ever travelled more than a few timezones in a few hours, you’ll know that jet lag is terrible. View this image › Paramount Waking up in the middle of the night and feeling sleepy and hungry at the wrong times can be all sorts of annoying when all you want to do is explore a new city, or have to be on top form during a work trip. It happens because your body’s internal clock gets all out of sync. View this image › Disney Every cell in your body has its own circadian clock, and they’re all regulated by a central one called the suprachiasmatic nucleus in the hypothalamus region of your brain. When you skip time zones, it sends these little clocks out of whack. The good news is external signals help […]