Julie Fidler

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Julie Fidler is a freelance writer, legal blogger, and the author of Adventures in Holy Matrimony: For Better or the Absolute Worst. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two ridiculously spoiled cats. She occasionally pontificates on her blog.

Recent articles by Julie Fidler


Amazon’s Acquisition: Deep Discounts Coming to Whole Foods Today

Once Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods becomes final on August 28, 2017, deep discounts will be coming Whole Foods, especially for Amazon Prime members.


The Trouble with Studying Government-Provided Marijuana

Researchers are being saddled with sub-par marijuana to study, and the federal government permits them to study pot grown at one facility only.


Plastic Straws, Utensils to Be Banned in Seattle Restaurants in 2018

The city of Seattle banned single-use plastic bags in 2011, and in 2018 it plans to ban plastic straws and dining utensils.


Anorexia May Be Genetic, Not Just a Mental Health Issue

In a landmark study, researchers found that anorexia nervous is associated with a genetic variant linked to type 1 diabetes and autoimmune disorders.


Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP Company Accused of Deceptive Advertising

Gwyneth Paltrow’s health and wellness company, GOOP, is accused in a formal complaint of making health claims about its products that it can’t back up.


CDC Survey: Obesity is Still Growing in America

A survey released by the Centers for Disease Control of Americans’ health shows that obesity has been on an upward trend in the U.S. since 1997.


LED Street Lights Could Be Harmful to Your Health

Cities around the world are replacing traditional street lights with LED ones that emit high levels of blue light, putting your eyes and body clock at risk.


What Baby Teeth may Tell Researchers About Autism

A study shows that children with autism spectrum disorder have more lead and fewer vital nutrients in their baby teeth, suggesting heavy metal exposure.


Tobacco Doesn’t Just Kill Smokers; It Kills the Environment

A WHO report details the environmental harms caused by cigarettes and by tobacco products in general, including deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions.


Study: Excessive Cadmium Linked to Higher Risk of Endometrial Cancer

The findings of a recent study suggest that a woman’s risk of endometrial cancer increases by 22% if they have excess cadmium in their bodies.


Mindful Eating Shown to Help People Lose Weight

Mindful eating – savoring high-calorie treats, focusing solely on enjoying your food, and planning meals and snacks – may help you lose significant weight.


The Odd Way that Chewing Gum May Help Women after a C-Section

The bowels of women who give birth via C-section sometimes slow down or stop moving entirely. Chewing gum might help get things moving again, a study shows.


National Park Bottled Water “Ban” Reversed By Trump Administration

The Trump Administration has rolled back a policy encouraging the National Park Service to ban the sale of bottled water in U.S. national parks.


Hope for MS Sufferers: Resistance Training May Slow Brain Atrophy

Brain training has been shown in a recent study to slow brain atrophy in MS patients, even increasing brain volume in some individuals.


Fracking Giant Sues Citizen for Speaking out Against Fracking

One of the largest fracking companies in the U.S. is suing an outspoken Pennsylvania man who claims the driller contaminated his ground water.


Loneliness, Isolation Are Bigger Health Threats than Obesity

In meta-analysis of studies on loneliness and social isolation, researchers at Brigham Young University found that both increase the risk of early death.


Americans’ Sugar Intake Same as 7 Years Ago – But Why?

Sugary drink consumption is on the rise among both children and adults after years of falling. Why why are numbers still rising?