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What is synovial fluid?  Synovial fluid is a lubricant lies within your joints and protects your bones from clashing together when you’re moving. When you injure yourself, there is often swelling to protect yourself even more. However, with Rheumatoid Arthritis, … Read More

How You Can Make Small Decisions to Live More Eco-Friendly
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It was second semester of my sophomore year of college and I was starting to get nervous about where to go for in between my current and upcoming semester. Over the phone and miles away, my sister, “Lee”, and I were … Read More

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This new year, I’ll be starting it off right with a new design job! I will be working as an international graphic designer, managing designs and collaterals for several countries around the world. My job is to take provided copy … Read More

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Hello lovely people, For the past few days my sister and I have been preparing for our New Years Party to ring in 2016. Portland isn’t particularly known for it’s nightlife– rather, it’s known for it’s brunch life. So, we … Read More

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Alterations to Your Diet
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Nutrition is a constant cycle– you eat something, your body processes the nutrients, and then gives you energy. So, why then do we eat such worthless foods? Despite the deliciousness of English muffins in the morning, Cambell’s chicken noodle soup … Read More

Service Dogs and DisABILITIES
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Krill Oil Supplement Study Evaluation
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