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Regular Exercise And A Healthier Diet Can Boost Male Fertility, Experts Say

Diet and exercise may help to boost fertility in most men, experts say. According to experts from the Center of Male Reproductive Health at RMA of New York, various lifestyle changes have been shown to support fertility in men and improve chances of conception.

“It’s important to appreciate that when you have a couple challenged with infertility, about 40% to 50% of the time, we are able to attribute the male as the primary or contributory cause,” said Dr. Natan Bar-Chama, the director of the Center of Male Reproductive Health.

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Skipping Breakfast May Be Linked To Increased Risk Of Heart Disease

Skipping breakfast may be linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular-related death, new data shows. According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, people who skip breakfast have an 87% higher risk of cardiovascular mortality than those who eat breakfast every day.

“Breakfast is traditionally believed as the most or at least one of the most important meals of the day, but there are not much data available to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to this belief,” said Dr. Wei Bao, the senior author of the study. “Our paper is among the ones that provide evidence to support long-term benefits.”

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Income Isn’t The Cause Of Racial Disparities In The Clean Energy Movement

Lower prices have allowed solar power to rapidly expand in the last decade, but access to solar power hasn’t been equal. According to the Scientific American, a new study shows that communities of color have unequal access to clean energy compared to white communities, affirming what advocates have been reporting anecdotally for years.

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley studied the imbalances in solar power deployment through data from Google’s Project Sunroof and demographic data from the U.S. Census. Project Sunroof is an initiative that maps solar rooftop panels seen from satellite images.

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More Couples Are Asking For Cash, Foregoing The Traditional Wedding Registry

A growing number of couples are foregoing the traditional wedding registry in lieu of asking for money. According to the Houston Chronicle, the wedding registry is still as popular as ever, but many millennial couples are opting out of traditional gifts because they already have them.

When the wedding registry concept was first launched in the 1920s, many new couples were much younger and were just moving out from their parents’ homes. But today’s brides and grooms are, on average, in their late 20s and early 30s.

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Retail Crime 101: How Kardashian’s Shoplifting Story Perpetuates Harmful Ideas

In a recent interview with popular online news source Bustle, Kim Kardashian told a light-hearted tale surrounding her run-ins with crime as a youngster. The reality star revealed that she stole a pair of Dior sunglasses with her sister Khloe as a teenager, a pair which she still owns to this day.

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Superbloom Brings Out the Blossoms — And the Rudest Influencers

Up until recently, the state of California found itself in a state of drought that left the lands vulnerable to wildfires. But now, the hillsides of Lake Elsinore have burst into bloom, thanks to the vibrant poppies that cover the landscape. While that may sound like good news at first, the phenomenon — dubbed “superbloom” — has also caused another species to crop up like weeds. They’re influencers — and they’re annoying, destructive, and difficult to get rid of. Continue reading