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Felix thinking Please note that this page is a work in progress. Finalized entries are dated and posted on the What's New Page, and at the end of each month are returned here for archiving. So, unless an entry has a date it can still undergo metamorphosis! Thanks for your understanding.

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  • January 30, 2019 - Don't be a Casualty Statistic This Year

    Drowsy Driving
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    Crash risk
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  • January 29, 2019 - Where Are People Concerned About Online Privacy?

    Online Privacy
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  • January 28, 2019 - Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2019

    TaxID theft awareness week
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    Tax Identity Awareness Week

  • January 28, 2019 - 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, 2019 - 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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    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 26, 2019 - 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 25, 2019- Successful Losers

    Sucessful Losers
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  • January 24, 2019- How to Make or Break a Habit

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

  • January 23, 2019 - 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 22, 2019 - National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® January 22 - 27, 2019

    Drug Alcohol Facts Week
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  • January 21, 2019- January is National Smoking Reduction Canada. Should be global!

    National Smoking Reduction Month
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  • January 20, 2019- January 20 - 26, 2019 is National Non-Smoking Canada. Should go global!

    Canada's National Non-smoking week
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  • January 20, 2019- January 20 - 26, 2019 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, 2019- The Breathing Earth. One year of seasonal transformations on Earth

    one year of seasons
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  • January 18, 2019 - National Birth Defects Prevention Month

    Birth Defects Surveillance

    NATIONAL BIRTH DEFECTS PREVENTION MONTH 2018 - Prevent to Protect: Prevent infections for baby’s protection

  • January 17, 2019- The True Trajectory of Lifestyle Changes

    Lifestyle Changes
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    Ways to lose weight
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  • January 16, 2019- Why New Year's Resolutions Fail

    3 months 2 change
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    Why your New Year’s resolutions often fail

  • January 15, 2019 - New Year Resolutions Statistics

    New Year Resolution Stats
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  • January 14, 2019 - CNN: The top New Year's resolution - "It's not the destination, it's a journey"

  • January 11, 2019 - January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day

    SexTrafficking stats

    Recruitment Tactics
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  • January 10, 2019 - 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 9, 2019 - 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 8, 2019 - Resolutions?

    Calvin and Hobbes and new year's resolutions
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  • January 8, 2019 - January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

    Glaucoma Awareness Month
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  • January 7, 2019 - 2016 Resolutions, by Age Group

    Resolutions by group
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  • January 6, 2019 - Epiphany: On the 12th Day of Christmas...The Three Kings Arrived

    3 Wise Men

    On the 12th Day of Christmas...The Three Kings Arrived On the 12th Day of Christmas...The Three Kings Arrived Epiphany

  • January 4, 2019 - Resolutions

    2018 New Year Resolutions
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    Keep your 2019 New Year's Resolutions on track with these apps. Halfway through February, most people will have given up on their New Year's resolutions by. Here are apps to help you buck the trend.

  • January 3, 2019 - Cervical Health Awareness Month

    Cervical Health Awareness Month - Get regular Pap tests.

    Cervical Cancer Facts
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    Cervical Cancer Prevention
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  • January 3, 2019 - 50 Practices for Living a Well-designed Life

    Life Tips
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  • January 2, 2019 - Twitter, Amazon, Instagram, Netflix, Snapchat, Uber before Y2K

  • January 1, 2019- Happy New Year!

    Happy 2019
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    France fireworks
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  • January 1, 2019- Happy New Year!

    Happy 2019
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    France fireworks
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  • August 25, 2018 - is now 18 Years Old!

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

    Happy 19th birthday!
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    It is hard to believe that it has been 19 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 19 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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