The Statistics of Vegetarians Vs. Meat-Eaters GORD KERR REVIEWED BY: JILL CORLEONE

If you’re trying to eat healthier, you may be considering omitting meat from your diet. Many restaurants and supermarkets now offer protein alternatives to make your decision easier. But is a vegetarian diet healthier? Learn about the pros and cons of a diet for vegetarian or vegan vs. a meat-eater to inform you as you consider changing your lifestyle.

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Although all vegetarians avoid eating meat, poultry and sometimes fish, there are many different variations of the vegetarian diet.

  • Vegans are total vegetarians who do not eat any animal products such meat, poultry and fish, including dairy products, eggs and honey.
  • Lacto vegetarians avoid all meat, poultry, fish and eggs, but they consume dairy products.
  • Lacto-ovo vegetarians don’t eat the flesh of any animal. No meat, poultry or fish, but eggs and dairy products are acceptable.
  • Ovo vegetarians eat eggs but refrain from eating meat, poultry, fish and dairy products.
  • Pesco vegetarians or pescatarians avoid meat but may eat fish.
  • Pollo-vegetarians don’t eat red meat but eat poultry.

How Many People Are Vegetarians?

Approximately 8 million adults in the U.S. do not eat meat, poultry or fish, according to the 2016 National Harris Poll published by the Vegetarian Resource Group. About one-half of vegetarians are also vegans — approximately 3.7 million U.S. adults.

Vegetarians, including vegans, make up the following percentages of the U.S. population:

  • 3.2 percent are adult males
  • 3.5 percent are adult females
  • 5.3 percent are ages 18 to 34
  • 3.1 percent are ages 35 to 44
  • 2.2 percent are ages 45 to 54
  • 1.8 percent are over age 65

Additionally, an increasing number of people have omitted or cut back on red meat consumption but still eat chicken and fish. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans often or always eat vegetarian meals when dining out. This has major implications on the food and restaurant industry, which must offer meat alternatives and vegetarian dishes.

Reasons Why People Go Vegetarian

People choose to eat vegetarian for a variety of reasons. The Humane Research Council took a survey of the primary and contributory motivations for individuals to become vegetarians. Most people have multiple reasons for their transition, but the following are some of the more common:

  • Compassion for animals
  • To eat a generally healthier diet
  • To avoid additives and antibiotics in meat
  • A dislike for the taste of meat
  • To reduce impact on the environment
  • To reduce disease, like cancer and diabetes
  • For religious convictions
  • To eat less expensively
  • To lose weight
  • To reduce intake of cholesterol and fat

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The best mosquito repellent products you can buy Business Insider Steven John

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  • Effective mosquito prevention requires a multi-pronged approach in which you remove breeding grounds, kill off adult insects, and deploy products that repel these dangerous pests.
  • If you had to choose just one item for your anti-mosquito arsenal, a wise choice would be time-tested OFF! Deep Woods Insect Repellent with its 25% DEET concentration that wards off mosquitoes, ticks, flies, and more.

Mosquitoes don’t like me much, and that’s the only thing that I like about them. I can sit in the grass, dripping with sweat after a run, and get not a single bite. I can spend an entire summer afternoon outside mowing, grilling, or playing with my kids, and if I find even one itchy welt on my person, I’m surprised. My wife and kids, on the other hand, can’t seem to get from the front door to the car without mosquitoes launching a full-scale banzai attack. Mosquitoes love their blood, an honor any of them would shed with alacrity were such possible.

So while the mosquitoes and I have achieved a detente, the fact that they have such a vendetta against my family makes us adversaries nonetheless. In peak mosquito season here in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, they make a powerful adversary indeed. In fact, if I didn’t use every single one of the tips and products featured here, our outdoor property would be effectively off-limits to the family from late April through late September, the mosquito season here near New York City.

Pernicious and unpleasant as mosquitoes may be, with some effort they can be bested. First, you need to prepare a mosquito-safe property. Above all else, that means eliminating standing water, the breeding ground for these insects. Even a tiny pool of still water — and I mean two ounces in the bottom of a planter or misplaced mug — can breed scores of skeeters. Check for water pooled in toys, flowerpots, buckets, the seats of chairs, backed-up gutters, and everywhere else.

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WRITTEN IN THE STARS BY Nika Shakhnazarova

HOROSCOPES are pretty fun to scour – even if you’re not totally convinced that the stars can predict our future.

If you aren’t familiar with the concept or don’t know what your zodiac sign is, here’s what you need to know.

 There are 12 astrological signs

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What’s my star sign?

There are 12 astrological signs, also known as signs of the Zodiac – in order, they are – Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

Some people believe that different signs of the Zodiac reveal a person’s different characteristics and talents.

To determine which star sign you are, you need to find the Zodiac that falls on your birthday.

The most common dates for each sign are below, however, those are not exact as no one can fully determine the specific dates.

  • Aries: March 21 – April 19
  • Taurus: April 20 – May 20
  • Gemini: May 21 – June 20
  • Cancer: June 21 – July 22
  • Leo: July 23 – August 22
  • Virgo: August 23 – September 22
  • Libra: September 23 – October 22
  • Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
  • Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
  • Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
  • Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
  • Pisces: February 19 – March 20
 To find out your star sign you will need to check which sign your birth date falls under

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What does each star sign mean?

Each star sign is believed to have different qualities, strengths and weaknesses, and each is represented by its very own symbol.

Here’s what each is said to represent:

Aries

Strengths:
  • hopeful
  • active
  • energetic
  • honest
  • adaptable
  • brave
  • adventurous
  • passionate
  • generous
  • cheerful
  • curious
Weaknesses:
  • impulsive
  • naive
  • self-willed
  • quarrelsome
  • impatient

Symbol: Ram

 

Taurus

Strengths:
  • romantic
  • decisive
  • logical
  • hard-working
  • passionate
  • patient
  • artistic
  • kind
Weaknesses:

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Why We Should Believe In Ghosts By Tok Thompson

Telling tales of ghouls and spectres can have a surprising benefit by encouraging people to change the way they behave.

Halloween is a time when ghosts and spooky decorations are on public display, reminding us of the realm of the dead. But could they also be instructing us in important lessons on how to lead moral lives?

The origins of modern-day Halloween date back to ‘samhain’, a Celtic celebration for the beginning of the dark half of the year when, it was widely believed, the realm between the living and the dead overlapped and ghosts could be commonly encountered.

In 601 AD, to help his drive to convert northern Europe to Christianity, Pope Gregory I directed missionaries not to stop pagan celebrations, but rather to Christianise them.

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Accordingly, over time, the celebrations of samhain became All Souls’ Day and All Saint’s Day, when speaking with the dead was considered religiously appropriate. All Saint’s Day was also known as All Hallows’ Day and the night before became All Hallows’ Evening, or ‘Hallowe’en’.

Not only did the pagan beliefs around spirits of the dead continue, but they also became part of many of early church practices.

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Pope Gregory I himself suggested that people seeing ghosts should say masses for them. The dead, in this view, might require help from the living to make their journey towards Heaven.

During the Middle Ages, beliefs about souls trapped in purgatory led to the church’s increasing practice of selling indulgences – payments to the church to reduce penalties for

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7 Ways To Know If There Are Fairies In Your Home By Tana Hoy

Do you like fairies? If you do, but have never seen one, you probably think it’s because fairies and other nature spirits only live in densely wooded areas, or in places with easy access to waterways.

Actually, you can find fairies almost everywhere, because they are not tied down to a specific place. Fairies go where they feel most comfortable, welcome, and useful. One of those places could be your house. So, to be sure, here are 7 ways to know if there are fairies in your home.

Signs of Fairy Presence in Natural Surroundings

 

As mentioned above, fairies don’t necessarily have to live in nature. In some instances, fairies may decide to make their way to urban and to well-developed rural areas, for reasons that vary from fairy to fairy.

In the wild, fairy presence can easily be determined through the following signs:

  • There is a certain calm or sweet feel to the environment;
  • The breeze blows gently;
  • When in the forest, the rays of the sun passing through the leaves and branches of each tree casts an unusual magical play of light and shadow;
  • When fairies are near, you will feel childlike, happy, and carefree;
  • There are strong, wafting smells, the kind that come from sweet-smelling flower arrangements or bouquets;
  • If you are with other people while in natural surroundings, such as a forest, the foot of a hill or mountain, or waterfalls, lakes, or ponds, you will feel a close affinity with all that surrounds you, appreciating even the smallest ferns or pebbles;
  • If you are highly sensitive, or if you have psychic gifts, you may even hear tones, or a music beat, that is appealing and easy on the ear.

There are other ways to sense if fairies are your companions while outdoors. However, the ones mentioned are the most common signs that are easily recognizable.

What about indoors? Are the signs of fairy presence in natural surroundings the same as that for manmade structures such as your home?

Signs of Fairy Presence in Your Home

 

Nature spirits can be classified into wood or earth spirits, air spirits, fire spirits, and water spirits.

Each category of fairy has a favorite place to stay in or visit. However, a nature spirit such as a fairy may de

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