Supporting Solar in Nigeria

In many parts of Africa, people who never had telephones are going straight to mobile phones. The cell towers are easier to install, better technology, and thus many communities are jumping straight to cellphones–skipping landlines entirely. For some communities, something…

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What Are Electrolytes

“Electrolytes” is a nutrition term that gets thrown around. But what are they? Electrolytes are charged ions–mostly atoms–that transmit electricity. Why is that important? Your brain and muscles communicate with either other using tiny electrical impulses. Without electrolytes, this would…

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Good Snacks For Skiing: Stay Hydrated and Energetic

If you’re planning on hitting the┬áslopes, whether boarding or skiing, you don’t want to be stuck up there getting tired or crampy.┬áNutrition is the key (or at least one of them) and you want to plan ahead. Otherwise, you’ll get…

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What Are Proper Electrolyte Levels?

Electrolytes are important; we know that. We hear about them all the time. But what are they? And how much of them should we have in our body? Electrolytes properly should maintain a balance in the body. But before we…

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Top 5 Signs of Dehydration In Adults

If you are feeling a bit sluggish, it may be dehydration. Dehydration signs or symptoms are the direct result of the body not having sufficient fluids or water to work properly. Signs of dehydration in adults could be the result…

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How To Prevent The Holiday Hangover

Holidays come with many risks: gorging on an inordinate amount of food, dealing with your aunt trying to convert you to Scientology, and putting on your best impression of a Buddhist monk in order to make it through teeming travel…

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November’s Loan: Sengey the Nurse

Sengey is from Cambodia, in South-East Asia, and comes from a family of rice farmers. She is the first in her family to attend college, and is in nursing school with the dream of opening her own clinic. Her loan…

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Electrolyte Imbalance: Prevention and Cures

Electrolytes are nutrients (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chloride) that help your brain and muscles communicate by electrical signals. Electrolytes and water are like a recipe: you need the right balance of each. An electrolyte imbalance is when you have either…

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