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How a Shopping Cart Could Make Life Easier for People With Special Needs

Courtesy of Target(NEW YORK) -- Shopping just got easier for shoppers with older children and adults with special needs around the U.S.A special cart for caregivers, now available nationwide, makes it possible for them to use a shopping cart without having to use a wheelchair at the same time. The cart looks much like a traditional shopping cart, but instead of a toddler-sized seat, there's a chair that can hold up to 250 pounds.It's called Caroline's Cart, available in select stores such as Kroger, Whole Foods,...
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&Ms">Mars, Inc. to Remove Artificial Colors from All Human Food, Including M&Ms

klags/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Mars, Inc. plans to remove all artificial colors from its human food portfolio, including M&Ms candy, the company announced on Friday.Many of Mars' products are already free of artificial colors, the company said in a press release, but the effort now is to remove the dyes from all human food. Among the products that will be affected by the change are chocolates, gums and confections."Artificial colors pose no known risks to human health or safety," the company said, "but consumers...
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Girl Creates App Inspired by Sister on Autism Spectrum

Gayathri Subramanian(DERWOOD, Md.) -- A 12-year-old girl has created an app inspired by her sister, who is on the autism spectrum. Eashana Subramanian said she noticed how having a routine was important to her 9-year-old sister, Meghana. "Meghana follows a very strict routine," the girls' mother, Gayathri, told ABC News. "Every day in the morning it starts with brushing her teeth, combing her hair, dressing up and getting ready for school. She has to know what comes next because if you make her do something that she's not expecting then she throws...
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Big Mac Healthier Than McDonald’s Kale Salad

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Which would you think was healthier to eat at McDonald's -- a Big Mac or a kale salad? It turns out McDonald's Premium Southwest Salad has more calories, fat, and salt than a Big Mac. The salad includes black beans, roasted tomatoes, and peppers all on top of romaine, baby spinach and baby kale. Sounds healthy enough, right? Once you add the cheese, ranch dressing, and buttermilk chicken the "healthy" salad hits a whopping 710 calories, 43 grams of fat, and more than 1,300 miligrams of salt. Compare...
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