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  • January 31, 2018 - Total Lunar Eclipse

    Total Lunar Eclipse
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  • January 30, 2018 - Grand Canyon Cloud Inversion

  • January 29, 2018 - Top 10 Retractions of 2017

    Top 10 Retractions of 2017 The Scientist
  • January 28, 2018 - January 28 is Data Privacy Day

    Data Privacy Day
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    For more information, see Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust is the theme for Data Privacy Day (DPD)

  • January 27, 2018 - January is National Stalking Awareness Month

    76% of female homicide victims were stalked before they died
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    Stalking tips
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  • January 26, 2018 - January is National Stalking Awareness Month

    National Stalking Awareness Month
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    Stalking Prevention
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    For more information, see Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop it.

  • January 25, 2018 - Don't be a Casualty Statistic This Year

    Drowsy Driving
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    Crash risk
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  • January 24, 2018 - 90:10 The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Stress

    For more information, see 16 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health In 2016

  • January 23, 2018- SpaceX Iridium 4 Launch from Alhambra, CA

  • January 22, 2018- The Earth is so Weird

    10 Times Earth Revealed Its Weirdness in 2017
  • January 21, 2018- Successful Losers

    Sucessful Losers
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  • January 20, 2018- January 20 - 26 is Healthy Weight Week in Australia. It should be global!

    Healthy weight week
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    The surprising message of Healthy Weight Week 2017

  • January 19, 2018- How to Make or Break a Habit

    Just do it
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    See: How to Make or Break a Habit

  • January 18, 2018 - The Status of New Year Resolutions

    New Year Resolutions
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    See New Year’s Res-Illusions: Food Shopping in the New Year Competes with Healthy Intentions 12/2014

  • January 17, 2018- The True Trajectory of Lifestyle Changes

    Lifestyle Changes
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  • January 16, 2018- January is National Smoking Reduction Canada. Should be global!

    National Smoking Reduction Month
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  • January 15, 2018- January 15 - 21, 2018 is National Non-Smoking Canada. Should go global!

    Canada's National Non-smoking week
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  • January 14, 2018 - Scientists witness gravitational waves from a never-before-seen kind of nova

  • January 13, 2018 - Two Neutron Stars Collide

  • January 12, 2018- The Breathing Earth. One year of seasonal transformations on Earth

    one year of seasons
    Graphic source: Created by John Nelson using images from the NASA Visual Earth team.
  • January 11, 2018- Why New Year's Resolutions Fail

    Why your New Year’s resolutions often fail

  • January 11, 2018 - January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day

    SexTrafficking stats

    Recruitment Tactics
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  • January 10, 2018 - New Year Resolutions Statistics

    New Year Resolution Stats
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  • January 9, 2018 - CNN: The top New Year's resolution - "It's not the destination, it's a journey"

  • January 8, 2018 - The start of a new year is a good time to make a change!

    Trying to quit smoking? Here's the most effective strategy 3/2016

  • January 7, 2018 - New Year's Resolutions? Annual revisions?

    New year revisions
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    Why New Year’s resolutions fail… and how to make them stick 12/2016

  • January 6, 2018 - Resolutions?

    Calvin and Hobbes and new year's resolutions
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  • January 5, 2018 - 2016 Resolutions, by Age Group

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  • January 4, 2018 - Resolutions

    2018 New Year Resolutions
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  • January 3, 2018 - 50 Practices for Living a Well-designed Life

    Life Tips
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  • January 2, 2018 - If Twitter and Instagram had been invented in the '80s...

  • January 1, 2018- Happy New Year!

    Happy 2018
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    France fireworks
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    going to be 2018
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  • August 25, 2017 - is now 18 Years Old!

    18 years and counting, thanks for visiting over the years!

    Happy 18th birthday!
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    It is hard to believe that it has been 18 years since I published the first webpages that turned into this Web site. Many thanks to the thousands of visitors who contributed millions of hits during the past 15 years, and for all the nice comments along the way. I will continue to strive to make this Web site a worthwhile place to spend your time and find credible public health and health information. Thank you so much!

  • October 17, 2014 - October is Health Literacy Month

    Health Literacy Month
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    Be a Health Literacy Hero! I am!

    For Health Literacy Month, the is accepting stories from any person who or organization that addresses health literacy in their work. There is a listing of those who have submitted their stories.

    Read my story of how I am teaching my students to be saavy about the health information that is found outline!

    If you are interested, check out my



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    Published on the Web: November 12, 2016
    Updated: 1/11/2017 R982 (66)
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