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You May Have Consumed This Beaver Sac Excretion Without Knowing

Castoreum is a natural flavoring that can be used in vanilla or strawberry-flavored foods. But it’s not a lab-made creation, neither is it a unique-sounding plant. It’s the name of an excretion from the anal castor sacs of beavers. This substance has been used for centuries in medicines and soaps in addition to food. But […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

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Teen Almost Dead After Phone Charger Accident Leaves His Neck Scarred With 4th Degree Burns

A teenager from Oklahoma was electrocuted and nearly killed by his phone charger. Sixteen-year-old Rayce Ogdahl was lying in bed wearing his cross necklace when it grazed an exposed prong of a plug. The metal chain seared in his neck and caused second, third and fourth-degree burns. His mother, Danielle Davis, 38, is trying to […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

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Scientists Reconstruct the face of a 1,000-Year-Old Viking Warrior Woman

The skeleton of a Viking woman who was buried in Soloør, Norway alongside a hoard of deadly weaponry was ‘brought to life’ using facial recognition technology. She lived over 1,000 years ago, and her remains are now preserved in Oslo’s Museum of Cultural History.[1] With cutting-edge facial recognition technology, British scientists have brought her features […]

Gemma Fischer

Gemma Fischer

Freelance writer

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Hospitals Need ‘Baby Cuddlers’ to Help Babies With Opioid Withdrawal

This article was originally published on February 26, 2019, and has since been updated. An opioid epidemic is affecting millions of newborn babies, nationwide. The National Institute of Drug Abuse reports that a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal every fifteen minutes [1]. These babies experience pain and suffering before they can experience anything […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

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10+ Illustrations Depicting the Harsh Truth About Modern Society

Italian illustrator Marco Melgrati is currently living in Mexico City where he creates strikingly poignant art that urges us to question modern society while reflecting on our collective past. Throughout his career, Melgrati has done editorial work for international newspapers and magazines. However, his creativity has reached the online masses and resulted in quite the […]

Chantel Brink

Chantel Brink

Freelance Writer

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10 Common Causes Of Dementia

Many of us probably already know someone who has suffered or who is currently suffering from dementia. Perhaps an aunt or uncle, a grandparent, or a family friend – maybe even our own parents. Anyone watching someone go through this condition knows how difficult it is. Dementia is a neurological disorder that affects cognitive function, […]

Julie Hambleton

Julie Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

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Why Starbucks Is Losing Millions of Customers

Starbucks was once the epitome of coffee culture in cities across the world, but it’s now facing a crisis as millions of customers are looking elsewhere for their caffeine fix.1 The decline in customer base has prompted questions about the chain’s future strategy and if it has the ability to adapt to new and changing […]

Sean Cate

Sean Cate

Freelance Writer

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There’s An Entirely Different Class of Dementia We Know Almost Nothing About

Dementia doesn’t exclusively affect seniors. It can also occur in children. Childhood dementia comes as a result of rare genetic conditions, and its symptoms are as devastating as the more commonly known class of dementia. They include loss of memory, confusion, and trouble communicating. The disorder also worsens as time goes on.  What Causes Childhood […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate