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Stop Cigarette Litter

Listen here Click to listen Audio by Evoca // Everyone knows that littering is wrong. Yet, there are some smokers who insist on throwing cigarette butts into the street, the sidewalk, the grass, the water – in other words, anywhere but an ashtray. Cigarette butts are ugly. What’s more, they have a negative impact on the environment. If you are a…
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My Experience Switching from Coffee to Tea

Listen here Click to listen // After drinking coffee every morning for 30 years, I never thought I would be able to give it up, a reader writes to Simple English News. I tried going cold turkey before, but I was never able to kick the habit. The urge to have a cup of coffee was too great. During a brief sickness earlier this year, however, I would…
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Healthy Tips for Very Hot Weather

Listen here Click to listen // With many parts of the world experiencing record high temperatures, it is important to be careful. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that people drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids (without sugar), stay indoors and wear lightweight clothing during a heat wave. If you must go out in the heat, the CDC advises…
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Losing a Friend

Listen here Click to listen // The loss of a friend can be one of the most difficult experiences in life. Often it is as painful as breaking up with a spouse,…
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Leave Your Car at Home

Listen here Click to listen // There are very good reasons not to drive your car every day. For example, you will be helping the environment if you walk, ride your bike or take public transportation. Also, you will be helping your wallet -- an automobile can be a very expensive means of transportation. Furthermore, you will be helping yourself by…
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Do Something Nice for Someone Else Today

Listen here Click to listen // A random act of kindness does not cost anything, but it can go a long way in improving the day of another person. There are many things you can do to make the world a better place today. For example, give an elderly person your seat on the bus, send an email to someone you have not seen in a long time, help someone…
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Foods That Fight Colds

Listen here Click to listen // As the weather starts to get colder in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, this is the time of year during which people are more likely to suffer from common illnesses, such as colds and flu. An article on the ABC News website in 2008 listed several foods that can help prevent colds and boost a person’s immune…
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Cod Liver Oil May Stop Depression

Listen here A person who takes cod liver oil each day is less likely to be depressed, a study in Norway has found. A team of Norwegian scientists looked at more than 22,000 people. Those people who took a spoonful of cod liver oil every day did not suffer as much from depression. Cod liver oil has lots of omega-3 fatty acids, which also help fight…
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