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  • Even with all of the healthy options out there for people on the go who just want something quick and easy, a fast-food hamburger can not only satisfy the appetite, but also be easy on the wallet. But just how easy is it on your digestive tract with all of those preservatives? Simple table salt is a preservative, but the additive butylated hydroxyanisole, or BHA, is commonly used to keep foods from spoiling quickly, too.

    Today's story may make you think twice about how many preservatives some common foods contain. Utah resident David Whipple recently sent in a McDonald's hamburger patty to the TV show "The Doctors." Whipple explained that originally he wanted to show his friends how enzymes work, and he thought using a burger would be a good idea. He bought it on July 7, 1999. However, after a month, he had forgotten about it. Fast-forward two years later, and his wife discovered the patty inside a paper bag in one of his coat pockets.

    Whipple was surprised to see that the hamburger

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  • Good is beginning to emerge from the shock, sadness and devastation caused by the Boston Marathon bombings. People who were injured are slowly recovering, and trying to return to a sense of normalcy. Mother and daughter duo Celeste and Sydney Corcoran are part of this collective effort.

    Celeste, 47, lost both of her legs below the knee because of the blasts, and her daughter Sydney, 17, suffered near-fatal shrapnel wounds. As they lay recovering in the same hospital room at Boston Medical Center, they received a special and emotional visit from someone who can relate to the debilitating injuries that the women suffered: a United States Marine who lost both of his legs in combat.

    He shared his experience with both ladies, offering words of encouragement and expressing how he knows what they're going through. "I'm telling you, with all my heart, you are going to be more independent than you ever were."

    The Marine continued, "This is basically the start, you know, this is the new

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  • When you're a kid, getting a day off from school is so exciting. If you're lucky, you get to sleep in a bit, watch cartoons, and play video games. It's basically a day of leisure and fun. Unfortunately, that was not the case for one little boy in Florida.

    As 6-year-old Joey Welch and his dad were preparing for a canoe trip in Boynton Beach, Joey stumbled into shallow water, where an 8-foot-long, 200-pound alligator quickly clamped down on his arm.

    Joey's father, Joseph, sprang into action, jumping into the water and doing whatever he could to free his son from the jaws of the gator, including punching it on top of its head. He told reporters, "I didn't want to play tug-of-war with the alligator because I didn't want [Joey] to get his arm ripped out."

    Joseph screamed for help, and a good Samaritan rushed into the water to help combat the alligator and save little Joey. The man kicked the gator while they tried to free the boy.

    Joey was rushed to Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.

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  • Women in the process of planning their wedding usually go to great lengths to ensure that the day they exchange vows goes off without a hitch, but sometime, certain elements are out of their control. One thing that most women do not have to deal with is going to work on their wedding day, but that did not stop Chen Ying, a reporter for a local television station in Ya’an, China, when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck her city on Saturday.

    Without even changing out of her wedding gown, Ying grabbed a microphone, got in front of a camera, and began reporting about the aftermath of the natural disaster. So far, it is being reported that 157 people died and more than 5,000 were injured in the quake.

    Ying interviewed locals in the surrounding area for about ten minutes, then returned to her wedding. But like a true professional, she felt her work was not done, so she returned to the aftermath once more.

    An image of Ying taken while she covered the earthquake in her wedding dress went viral

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