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Six ways a hug a day keeps illness away

New research suggests that prevention of infections and reducing stress-related illness might be as simple as a hug from a trusted person. The findings of this latest research were published in Psychological Science.

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Five myths about losing weight this year

Medical doctor breaks down why it’s not your fault

More than a third of adults in the United States, 35.1 percent, are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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New book, “Raising Black Boys to Men: A Mother’s Guide to Raising Thugless Sons” offers tips, strategies

Patricia Joseph’s new book, “Raising Black Boys to Men: A Mother’s Guide to Raising Thugless Sons” reveals tips, strategies and a real-world blueprint for raising responsible children in a society that glorifies gang culture.

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City College raising funds for library

For one-time Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke, the facts are quite simple.

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Ten local civil rights, diversity activists honored at MLK Awards Dinner

The 27th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner was held Friday, January 16, 2015 in Glen Burnie. Vice Admiral Walter Carter, Jr., superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, was the keynote speaker.

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During Cervical Health Awareness Month, Maryland women urged to get Pap tests

Of all cancers that affect women, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable. The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer and other cancers.

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MLK celebration at the Walter’s Art Museum

On Saturday, January 17, 2015 the Walters Art Museum celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a family festival.

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Many spouses are cheating - financially

If you're keeping financial secrets from your spouse, you're not alone.

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Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for 'colored actors' remark in U.S. interview

Star's comment came during conversation about lack of diversity in UK show business

Oscar-nominated star Benedict Cumberbatch has apologized for referring to black actors as "colored" on a U.S. talk show.

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Changes in your life may mean changes in your insurance needs

Major purchases and lifestyle changes, such as marriage, divorce or retirement, can have a profound effect on your insurance needs, so reviewing your coverage annually is always a good idea, according to Patrick Bain, president of Long & Foster Insurance.

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Tax ID thefts highlight major scam

One of the most pervasive scams related to identity theft is an ongoing telephone scam where taxpayers receive calls from scammers who purport to be tax agents from the IRS.

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Do school uniforms increase academic success?

Recently a teacher used class time to wash, comb and style the hair of a student who frequently came to school with a matted, lint filled mane. Following her good grooming lesson, the teacher proudly posted before and after photographs of the third grader on Facebook.

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Baltimore security officers pray for chance to achieve MLK’s dream

At a candlelight vigil on Friday, January 16, 2015, Baltimore security officers, local clergy and elected officials called on city security contractors to provide officers the opportunity to achieve Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream.

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California measles outbreak grows to 68 cases

48 cases have been linked to California Disneyland

The measles outbreak in California is growing.

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To help students succeed, college administrators must think globally

College administrators looking to improve students' educational experience shouldn't just think outside the box— they should think outside the country.

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Baltimore actress appears in ‘Whitney’ biopic

Noree Victoria grew up on the hardscrabble streets of Baltimore, but to say she has never looked back is completely wrong.

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Award-winning Annapolis native releases musical masterpiece

Delray Richardson released his fifth album “Mahogany Masterpiece: The Return of Hip Hop” under his own label, Del-Funk-Boy Music Publishing on January 9, 2015.

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BGE employees participate in MLK Day of Service

In celebration, recognition and honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) employees teamed up for a day of service with three community service organizations across Baltimore.

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Hogan sworn in as Maryland’s 62nd governor

Two months after his stunning, yet decisive victory over Democrat Anthony Brown, Republican Larry Hogan Jr., took the oath of office on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 as Maryland’s 62nd governor.

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Torrey Smith wants to stay in Baltimore

The Baltimore Ravens are getting ready to move into the off-season and have some decisions to make regarding free agents.

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