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Join Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k 2015

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The 2015 edition of the Automattic Worldwide WP 5k (#WWWP5k) is around the corner!

Automatticians already hit the trail at our company meetup last week. It was early — the sun was barely peeking behind the mountains in Park City, Utah — but the air was crisp and the morning was perfect for running a 5k. (Staying fit is an important part of our company culture.)

Automatticians running the WWWP5k in Park City, Utah Automatticians laced up and ready to go! Photo by Dean Royal.

Now it’s your turn! The Worldwide WordPress 5k will take place next week from Monday, October 26th to Sunday, November 1st.

Lace up your running/walking/hiking/hopping shoes and join us for the 5k blogged about around the world! Read on to find out how to participate.

What is a 5k?

A 5k run/walk is approximately 3.1 miles long. You can run, walk, or skip; it’s totally up to you. There’s…

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Coca-Cola Spends $119 Million Funding Health Research Groups To Improve Their Image | True Activist

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It should come as no surprise that with so much money being thrown into research, that studies have actually come out saying that Coca-Cola was healthy, or that exercise was more important to diet when it comes to fitness.

Source: Coca-Cola Spends $119 Million Funding Health Research Groups To Improve Their Image | True Activist

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Is the Cure for Diabetes a Humble Root? | Wake Up World

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Billions are spent annually and still there is no conventional cure for type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Or is there a cheap, safe and freely available solution already growing beneath our feet? By Contributing Writer Sayer Ji You can follow Sayer Ji on Facebook via @GreenMedInfo

Source: Is the Cure for Diabetes a Humble Root? | Wake Up World

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Crazy Facts About The Deodorants We Use Every Day

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Sweating is a biological function. Still, people go to great lengths to disguise or conceal the odor of their sweat. The antiperspirants industry is a multi-billion dollar sector. Even though people use such products every day, most are unaware of some surprising deodorant facts.

Body Odor Resentment

This isn’t a modern phenomenon. The use of perfume can be traced back to ancient Egyptians. The first trademarked perfume was released in 1888 with the first antiperspirant following one and a half decades later.

Deodorant and Bacteria

Sweat is odorless. The stench is caused by bacteria on the skin that break down some sweat types. Some antibacterial powder is put into deodorants in order to stop the odor before it starts, while antiperspirants deal with sweat.

However, they don’t actually inhibit sweating. Antiperspirants contain some aluminum compounds which stop the eccrine sweat glands. This effectively reduces the amount of moisture released by…

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Essential Oils 101 – How to Apply Essential Oils for Health and Wellness | Wake Up World

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Essential oils are used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They are usually administered by one of three methods: diffused aromatically, applied topically, or taken internally as dietary supplements. Today we will explain how to apply essential oils to derive health and wellness benefits, for those who are getting started on the EO journey. By Contributing Writer Gaye Levy with Rebecca Schiffhauer You can follow Gaye on Facebook via Backdoor Survival

Source: Essential Oils 101 – How to Apply Essential Oils for Health and Wellness | Wake Up World

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The Intriguing Hormone Irisin May Be Responsible for Exercise-Induced Bone Strengthening

Normal (top) and osteoporotic bone architecture (bottom). Image source: Tim Arnett, London College Univeristy

It is no secret that regular, moderate exercise is great for health and well-being. It only takes a brisk, daily walk to significantly improve physical, as well as mental health. Our cardiovascular systems become more efficient and resistant to disease, the blood itself becomes more potent and ready for action, we lose that stubborn fat that can slowly bring about ailments and failing overall health, and our bones and joints become stronger and better supported. So that’s that then, exercise is great, no point in investigating any further?

Absolutely not! Aside from simply gaining a better comprehension on the way our magnificent bodies work, understanding the mechanisms behind exercise-induced, beneficial adaptations is a vital tool in the development of treatments and medicines. For instance, studying the various ways that exercise causes glucose to be uptaken…

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Help by supporting mental health by following the link and supporting the passing of two new bills

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Please help…This link will lead you to a website where you can help by supporting the passing of two bills that will make sure comprehensive mental health reform is passed.

http://cqrcengage.com/nami/app/make-a-call?0&engagementId=124869#.ViMDvSaWux0.wordpress

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Will you live to 100?

100 and able bodied with a sound mind sounds very good!

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If you are a British Citizen you will receive a telegraph from the monarch on your 100th birthday. People are living to 100 years old a lot more frequently now-a-days. The Queen only sent out 255 centenary (a letter congratulation you on your 100th birthday) in 1952. In 1999, Queen sent out 3,500! This is perfect evidence, it shows that we are living significantly longer since the mid-1900s. Living longer tends to be genetic. So if you dad lives to 100, you are more likely to as well.

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Is that a rash on your neck or are you just anxious to see me?

Cognitive Behave Yourself

I go red when I’m nervous. And when I’m embarrassed. And frustrated. And amused. In fact, any time I experience the slightest increase in emotion or temperature, you will see it on my skin, clawing its way out of my collar and onto my face.  I discovered this delightful fact about myself in high school, when someone kindly pointed out that they would have presumed I was sunburnt, had I not been so deathly pale everywhere else.  They weren’t the only person to notice, either.  Every time it happened, someone would comment on it. Once the focus was firmly on me and my neck, I would get even more uncomfortable, more red, more comments, more anxious, more red, and the cycle would continue.

Fortunately most adults don’t feel the need to comment on every perceived flaw or defect in other people.  By the time I was training to become…

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