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Chocolate Festival is Sunday in Binghamton

The first chocolate bar was invented in 1847 by Joseph Fry.  Today chocolate comes in classic milk, dark, white and the rare blond chocolate.  It seems only appropriate to honor this healthful snack with a full blown Chocolate Festival Halloween weekend in Binghamton!

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Woman Donates Kidney to Stranger on Facebook

Isn't it incredible the relationships built on social sites? I always love when someone sends me a Facebook friend request and I get to know them over time and then when I meet them in person, I feel like I've known them my whole life.

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The Best Time to Go to Bed

I can't remember the last time that I got an entire night of uninterrupted sleep. It's definitely been more than a year and these days, it's not because of being in my third trimester of pregnancy and miserable, but because of my adorable little boy who randomly wakes up through the night, laughing every 15 minutes or so.

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Research Finds Link Between Bacon and Cancer

Before I got pregnant, I was mildly obsessed with bacon. And then the strangest thing happened- in my second trimester, just looking at a picture of bacon made me sick. While I don't get violently ill by simply looking at bacon anymore, my appetite for it has decreased substantially and it's probably a good thing.

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Breast Cancer by the Numbers — How Often It Occurs, How Much It Costs & More

Only by knowing the statistics of breast cancer will we be able to better arm ourselves against it.

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Why Cancer Is Rare Among Elephants

A recent finding that shows elephants rarely get cancer.  So can we learn from these large mammals?  According to an article in Discover magazine, even though the mammals are 100 times the size of humans, elephants are less likely to get cancer. But why?

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Category: Animals, Health, News
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ALS Awareness Night With the Binghamton Senators on Saturday

The Binghamton Senators rallied from 2 goals down in the 3rd period to win 5-4 in overtime at St. John’s. They'll play there again tonight and return home on Saturday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.

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Caramel Apples Could Kill You

I was grocery shopping the other day with my husband and saw some delicious looking caramel apples and commented that I couldn't wait to buy one and sink my teeth into it, something I've not done in years. Now, I've changed my mind.

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Sorry, Ebooks – 4 Reasons Hard Copies Are Better

When I say that I have an obsession with books, I'm not even exaggerating. Not in the tiniest bit. Don't believe me? Ask my friends who helped me move once and never again because they couldn't deal with the 30 or so boxes of books that I have.

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Traci Taylor

FDA Warns Against Wearing Halloween Themed Contact Lenses

We’ve all seen them- those incredibly creepy yet very cool looking contact lenses that make a person’s eyes look extra spooky.  Thinking of putting in a pair this Halloween?  You might want to reconsider.

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10 Things Women Do to Their Bodies That Guys Hate

Ladies, here's something to think about before you go "fix" your face.  It turns out most guys would rather you didn't.

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Zumba Benefit in Vestal for Breast Cancer

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I'm sure you've been reading right here about healthy ways to make changes in your life and how to cope with this form of cancer that effects millions of women every year.  There's a loyal group of breast cancer survivors and friends of survivors that get together every year to do a big Zumba fundraiser in Vestal every year and it's coming up again this Saturday.  Last year, they raised over $1000.

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8 Tips for Talking to Someone With Breast Cancer

These eight tips could help you talk to a relative, friend or co-worker who’s dealing with some tough news.

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Phantom Pocket Vibration Syndrome

Do you suffer from Phantom Pocket Vibration Syndrome? This happens with you think your phone just vibrated and you got a text message when you didn't.

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