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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 2 2014 1:35 p.m. MDT

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DistantThunder
Vincentown, NJ

$60 a month for tampons or pads, is a lie. It's more like $5-$10 per month. One box of 30 tampons for use over the 5 days a woman needs them is about $7. They must mean $60 a year, otherwise this is just another scam for more free stuff.

DistantThunder
Vincentown, NJ

NPR wrote about the "Myth of the Food Desert."

"It was one thing to read four years ago about the Healthy Bodegas Initiative, which stocked bodegas in Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn with fresh produce and low-fat milk. The idea was that people for whom these bodegas are their closest source of food would be healthier if they could buy fresher and less fatty food there. But it was another thing to follow up on the results . After two years, only one in four stores reported people buying more vegetables, and one in three reported people buying more fruit."

In other words, proximity of wholesome food did not change people's preferences for unhealthy food choices.

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

I like the rat study. That when the rat good healthy food was changed to junk food, than was given a choice. The rats preferred junk food and only ate the healthy when nothing else was there.

GZE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

A few years ago I started a "Top Ten" list of the small things is my life for which I am truly grateful. The list far exceed 10 a long time ago; but thank you for adding some new entries today.

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