Shania Twain Revealed Lyme Disease Almost Ended Her Music Career

While Shania Twain says her painful divorce from her ex-husband Mutt Lange in 2010 was the primary reason for her 15-year hiatus from music, she recently revealed that it wasn’t the only explanation for her long musical interlude.

The country artist says she battled Lyme disease for several years after being bit by a tick in Norfolk, Virginia, according to The Sun. She spent a considerable time during her break from the music industry battling the illness, which resulted in dysphonia, a vocal cord disorder, and the loss of her voice for years.

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Common additive may be why you have food allergies – Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Cheryl Rockwell, an assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the College of Human Medicine, began studying the possible link between the synthetic food additive tert-butylhydroquinone, or tBHQ, nine years ago.

Now she has received an award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to continue her work. The Outstanding New Environmental Scientist, or ONES, award comes with a $1.5 million, five-year grant to support her research.

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Public Art with a Social Impact: A Corridor of Art in Mexico City’s Guerrero Neighborhood | KCET

Brightly colored murals, between three and four stories high, line both sides of the main thoroughfare, Eje Mosqueta, that cuts through the Guerrero neighborhood in the north part of Mexico City. Where once there were indiscriminate scrawls of graffiti and signs of neglect, bright murals now celebrate aspects of Mexican culture and history: a profile of a beautiful Sonoran woman, crowned with purple flowers; an ear of corn transforming into a statue of an ancient god of maiz; a woman heaving a broken chunk

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You can get art, with no buyer’s remorse, at Minneapolis Art Lending Library | Star Tribune

GREAT program.  More communities should start something like this.

The inspiration for MALL came to co-founders Mac Balentine, Julia Caston and Larsen Husby when they were studying in France. On a side trip to Berlin they visited the Neue Berliner Kunstverein, which for nearly 50 years has lent art through its Artothek. For a minor insurance fee of 3 euros (about $3.50), Berliners can choose from among more than 4,000 works from the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Dick Van Dyke Will Receive Britannia Award for Excellence In Television

Not much to say except that I absolutely adore this man.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce that beloved actor Dick Van Dyke will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines. This year’s event will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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What a Wall Street banker learned while playing music with New York’s homeless – CBS News

More than 127,000 people reportedly slept in New York City’s municipal shelters last year. Countless more slept on the streets.

The homeless population is often overlooked, but CBS News’ Michelle Miller spoke with one man who’s paying it forward.

A 29-year old Wall Street banker and a homeless veteran living on the streets of New York City is an unlikely duo.

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BusinessWorld | John Lasseter: a Disney man to infinity and beyond

Lasseter is widely credited with rescuing Walt Disney Animation from closure when he arrived from its new stable-mate Pixar in 2007 to become chief creative officer for both studios.

It hardly seems conceivable now — with Frozen (2013) among the 10 highest grossing movies in history — but Disney at the time was reeling from the derision heaped on Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Brother Bear (2003) and Chicken Little (2005).

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