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Avocado Pricing Games

October 28, 2017
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Avocado Pricing Games

Avocado prices have skyrocketed in the last year. The price went up from 50 cents to $2.99 each this fall. The news outlets have been claiming it on the harvest shortage in Mexico and California. However, this does not explain why in some areas you can still find avocados for 99 cent each and...

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GMO crackers. Would you feed them to children? 

October 22, 2016
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Earlier this week I came upon a box of crackers labeled “Produced with genetic engineering”. I have never seen such label before and it prompted my further looking into this issue. I thought that GMO producers fought the labeling laws and won and I was surprised to see it. Would the producers add the...

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Police or Strangers? Can you get pulled over by an unmarked car?

July 23, 2016
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This month Wheeling Police Department visited a local Montessori school to educate children and adults about strangers. It is a common occurrence for children and adults to be approached by strangers and the goal of this visit was to find ways to recognize strangers and know what to do.  Strangers can approach children online,...

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Incredible meteor shower creates a light show 

April 21, 2016
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I was fortunate to observe an incredible meteor shower March 23-27, 2016 in the night skies over Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois. I didn’t know what it was at first. The colorful flashes of light pierced the sky at such speed it was hard to register at times. When I finally realized that it was...

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Colorado blizzard car test: which cars got stuck the most?

April 21, 2016
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A recent trip to Colorado revealed a surprising fact which will be influencing my future car buying decisions. On March 23, a terrible blizzard struck Colorado Denver area and Colorado Springs. A multitude of car crashes caused the authorities to close down roads and highway 25 was shut down in both directions for a...

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GMO lists: Products and Countries

October 5, 2015
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GMO lists: Products and Countries

Since GMO producers have fought and won the labeling laws, you will not find GMO labels in U.S. stores. Instead, look for specific products and check where they are from. These two lists might help.       Source: Cook County Farm Bureau

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Peace poem by Montessori preschoolers

September 21, 2015
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What is peace? By Iris Room children in Wheeling, IL Peace is loving Peace is hugging Sitting nicely on the line Being quiet, sharing pictures Thinking everything is fine Writing books and riding horses, Singing songs and planting seeds Giving flowers and presents Shaking hands and filling needs Helping people could be peaceful Only...

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Pay it Forward – You Try

September 6, 2015
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Paying for someone at the tall or at Starbucks are the most simple examples of acts of random kindness also known as “paying it forward”. This idea started probably back in 2000 when the movie with such name came out. In the recent years I have heard many people retelling experiences of random strangers...

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Anti-vaccine doctor Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet, M.D. dies under mysterious circumstances

August 6, 2015
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According to CBS, Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet, M.D, an anti-vaccine advocate died in June 2015. His body was found in the river along with the gun. The local sherif ruled his death as apparent suicide. His family is not so convinced. They are raising funds to conduct a “very complicated investigation involving many people and...

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The ugly face of foreclosure, a house destroyed by bank

July 23, 2015
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According to realty track, one in every thousand houses in the U.S. is in foreclosure. Many sources report a foreclosure decline in the recent years. But those numbers rarely mean much until you put a face to it, a house that once was a home. A beautiful home. That was until the bank repossessed...

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