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About Chris Tepedino

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Tony Stewart To Sit Out Second Straight Race

According to The SportsXchange, Tony Stewart will sit out his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season following the death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. last Saturday night. “The decision was Tony’s,” said Brett Frood, …

Depression Symptoms, Treatments, And Self-Tests

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, depression is a mood state that “goes beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue. It is a serious medical illness that affects one’s thoughts, feelings, behavior, mood and physical health.” Depression affects 5-8 …

Back-To-School Shopping Spending To Increase In 2014

According to the National Retail Federation, back-to-school spending is expected to reach $26.5 billion in 2014 for grades K-12, with the strongest trends in growth coming in the electronics and school supplies categories. The consumer survey results, received on July …

Marijuana Legalization Debate Creates Sharp Divide

“The Times They Are a-Changin’” sang Bob Dylan in the title track of his 1964 album by the same name. And very few issues underscore how much they’re changing in modern day America than the movement to legalize marijuana. Although …

Small Appliances Crucial For Dorm Room Success

It’s early August and in many areas of the country college campuses are clogged with moving vans and smaller vehicles, professors are returning from their summer off, and the fall semester at many Universities and colleges is just beginning. Amidst …

Mental Health Coaching Affects Depression And Diabetes

In a pilot study presented at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting & Exhibition yesterday, researchers showed that mental health coaching has not only the capacity to reduce depressive symptoms in patients but to help lower the concentration …

Depression A Risk Factor For Dementia: New Study

A new study published in the scientific journal Neurology on July 30 showed that depression is a risk factor for dementia. The results indicate that treating depression in older patients may stave off some of the symptoms of dementia related …

Paul George Could Miss Next NBA Season

“It was difficult to watch the injury that Paul George sustained,” Adam Silver, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association, said in a statement released on Saturday, echoing sentiments felt by spectators, coaches, and players alike. The Pacers’ All-Star’s injury, which …

Probiotics Used To Inhibit Weight Gain: Study

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have utilized bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut to inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance, and other negative effects of a high-fat diet in mice, according to redOrbit. The team used a safe bacterial …

Giant Anteaters Kill Two Hunters In Brazil

Giant anteaters in Brazil killed two hunters in separate incidents, according to a research paper released online that will be published in Wilderness and Environmental Medicine this December. Giant anteaters, which have been described as long-nosed, hairy mammals, are not …

Verizon Internet: Two Major Upcoming Changes

This past week, Verizon announced that it will be making two major adjustments to the data usage of its customers—increasing upload speeds to match download speeds for nearly all of its FiOS service subscribers and limiting the data speeds for …

Erin Andrews To Join No. 1 Fox NFL Coverage Team

The news is in: Erin Andrews will reportedly replace Pam Oliver as Fox Sports’ No. 1 NFL sideline reporter this coming season, according to Sports Illustrated. Pam Oliver will move to the No. 2 NFL sideline reporter role for this …

Asthma Drug Uses Antibody To Reduce Symptoms

Asthma, a disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, and chest tightening, affects 18.7 million people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a new experimental drug is here to stop it. Quilizumab, an inhalable …

Kate Upton Talks Playboy, Male Grooming, And More

“I never like to say never” was 22-year-old supermodel Kate Upton’s response to the question of whether she would ever consider posing for Playboy. The question was asked during an interview with British GQ at an event for Gillette, where …

Nursing Jobs Poised For Big Changes In The Future

Nursing jobs are poised for a change according to Philip Greiner, professor and director of the school of nursing at San Diego State University and member of the American Association of the Colleges of Nursing’s future task force. He spoke …

Probiotics Benefits May Include Healthier Skin

Some early studies suggest that consuming probiotics in food or dietary supplements might help or prevent certain skin conditions, according to LiveScience. The benefit of consuming probiotics is that they introduce healthy bacteria into the gut, reducing inflammation, which causes …

Halle Berry Goes Zero G For New CBS Series ‘Extant’

The clip opens in the space station, with a circular fogged up window where the words “Help me,” are etched into the fog. It’s the handsome ex-lover of Molly Woods, the character played by Halle Berry in CBS’s new sci-fi …

Kate Middleton Visits Children With Addicted Parents

Blessed Sacrament School in Islington, North London, welcomed a special visitor this past Tuesday as Kate Middleton, 32, the Duchess of Cambridge, met with children, head teachers, and charity workers to see how things were progressing within a program that …

Oscar Pistorius Acted Out Of Fear, Expert Says

The defense team of paralympian Oscar Pistorius sought on Thursday to show that the double-amputee sprinter acted out of fear rather than anger when he shot and killed his lover Reeva Steenkamp, and a leading sports doctor agreed. Dr. Wayne …

Turia Pitt Magazine Cover Called ‘Game-Changer’

In an industry filled with celebrities and models, where airbrushing even the tiniest aesthetic flaw takes place, the featuring of Turia Pitt on the cover of the July issue of Australian Women’s Weekly is being called a game-changer. Pitt was …

Insulin Inhaler Afrezza Approved By FDA

It took over a decade and nearly $1 billion of his personal fortune but Los Angeles inventor Alfred Mann’s quest to develop an inhalable form of insulin finally won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Friday, according …

Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning On Retirement

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning has been busy this offseason. With stops at college campuses around the country, speaking engagements for his foundation, and preparation for the next NFL season, Manning could never be accused “slowing down.” In fact, in …

George Takei Continues LGBT Advocacy In Seattle

George Takei, known most for his portrayal of Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek and his widely popular Facebook page, took part in the 40th annual Pride Parade in Seattle on Sunday, June 29, as the celebrity grand marshal. “Well 40 …

Cleveland Cavaliers Reach Agreement With Blatt

For the third time in three years, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a new head coach. His name is David Blatt. While you may not know his name, many in NBA circles do. Blatt has been successful in two decades of …