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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is known in popular media as that problem that people who are really, really picky and phobic about cleanliness have. Unfortunately, this is not even close to what OCD actually is. Most people have huge misconceptions about OCD, helped by shows like Monk, which have made them think that being perfectionist, anal-retentive,…

The modern world is a stressful place, and sometimes we need to blow off a little steam after a tough day. Here are 10 things you can do once you get in from work, or when the kids are at school, to help you unwind, relax, and vent. 1. Video Games Playing a video game…

The first antibiotic, penicillin, was discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming. They’re used to fight bacterial diseases and infections. The problem is that they are overprescribed and often prescribed to fight viruses, like the common cold and influenza, despite the fact that antibiotics aren’t effective against viruses. Due to this overprescribing, and other factors,…

How is it possible that the world population is over seven billion, yet most of what we think we know about pregnancy we either learned from played-out sitcoms or children’s books talking about how every life is a “miracle?” If you didn’t know that the subject was pregnancy and overheard a doctor describing all the…

If you’re like us and enjoy wasting time on the internet, you’re probably well aware of patent medicines. According to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, patent medicines were first produced as special remedies in England in the late 17th century, with “letters patent” granted by the royal crown to give monopolies to the…

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