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3 Ways Pet Adoption Can Be a Win for All

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Pets are good for our physical and mental well-being,” said Mark Johnson, President of Mars Petcare North America. “Supporting pet adoption from local animal shelters is one of the most important things we do; not only does it support our global ambition to end pet homelessness, but we’re also helping improve the lives of the people in our community who are going home with a new best friend. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.”

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The Changing Face of Cannabis Use

Reading Time: 5 minutes The use of medical cannabis is on the rise, and considering that its use among seniors has spiked tenfold over the past decade in an effort to tame various ailments, such demand doesn’t seem to be dwindling any time soon. 

With continued legalization of marijuana in states across the nation, barriers continue to be broken down, giving consumers — including seniors — more incentive to seek out marijuana as an alternative to pharmaceuticals.

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Huffpo: Here’s Why August 28 Is Such An Important Date In Black History

Reading Time: 3 minutes The importance of this day is highlighted in a short video produced by award-winning director Ava DuVernay, who was commissioned by the museum to create an exclusive orientation film. DuVernay, who studied African American history at UCLA and is a self-described “history buff”, spoke with CBS News’ Gayle King prior to the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. last year to explain some of the historic black moments that took place on August 28 across the years and why she decided to make these events the focus of her film.

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