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Health - 5 hours 37 min ago
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How FIFA makes its billions

Business News - 5 hours 40 min ago
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You won't believe the $%#! you've been eating

Business News - 5 hours 46 min ago
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Overdraft fees top $1 billion at the big 3 banks

Business News - 5 hours 47 min ago
You aren't alone if you've ever been hit with an overdraft fee from your bank.

Who is B.B. King's familiy?

CNN Entertainment - 5 hours 51 min ago
By his own estimate, B.B. King, who died May 14, had 15 children by 15 women, none of them his wives. Now, two of his daughters, Patty King and Karen Williams, claim their father was poisoned.
Categories: Entertainment News

Cross-dresser fears adult site hack will 'out' him

Business News - 6 hours 1 min ago
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Maradona: FIFA run like a 'mafia'

CNN World - 6 hours 8 min ago
CNN's Becky Anderson sits down with Argentine football legend Diego Maradona to get his views on FIFA and the race to unseat Sepp Blatter.
Categories: International News

Bill O'Reilly to 'kill' again with new book on Reagan

Business News - 6 hours 9 min ago
It's Ronald Reagan's turn to get the Bill O'Reilly treatment.

Lilly Pulitzer employee's fat-shaming cartoons spark outrage

Business News - 6 hours 12 min ago
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Rafael Nadal sports $850,000 watch at French Open

Business News - 6 hours 18 min ago
Rafael Nadal has a new $850,000 watch to help him keep track of time as he seeks a tenth French Open title.

Fastest growing U.S. cities: Texas is king

Business News - 6 hours 30 min ago
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House hunting horror stories

Business News - 6 hours 34 min ago
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For Love of the Game -- Smokeless Tobacco Still a Part of Baseball

Lifestyles - 7 hours 52 min ago
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(NewsUSA) - Smokeless tobacco is as much a part of baseball as the Cubs' disappointing run at the World Series year after year.

While Major League Baseball is urging its players to reconsider a habit as old as the sport itself, there is also a history to think about -- one that has linked the two together in the hearts and minds of Americans.

This begs the question: Is there life to baseball without smokeless tobacco?

To come to a conclusion, we have to look at the history of smokeless tobacco and how the two have become inextricably linked together.

In the mid-1800s, when baseball was first getting its footing in America, chewing tobacco was extremely popular, and baseball players used it for the same reasons other men did -- pure pleasure. Soon, however, players found added benefits to using smokeless tobacco products, such as, creating more saliva in the mouth in a dusty environment. This, in turn, helped players to moisten their gloves with spit.

It also helped the smokeless tobacco industry when cigarettes -- which threatened smokeless tobacco companies in the early 20th century -- were attributed to fatigue and bad luck among players. In this way, snuff and chew, continued to gain ground.

"Chewing tobacco is a tradition in baseball," says Everett Dickson, CEO of FLASR, a company that has created accoutrements for the smokeless tobacco user. "It's a part of the game, seeing a pitcher or hitter at bat with a small piece of tobacco tucked into his cheek. Having said that, we also understand the concerns of the general public, and support any decision by policymakers and Major League Baseball."

Until then, however, FLASR wants those who do use smokeless tobacco (players included) to know there are products that are discreet and help with the more inconvenient and messy aspects for users.

One such product is FLASR's pocket-sized, portable spittoon, which has an advanced closing mechanism, ensuring that it stays closed when not in use. This eliminates the risk of spills and leaks often seen with cups and bottles. FLASR reusable spittoons also feature the exclusive Thumb-Lok Twist Cap for one-handed ease of use making it an ideal solution for taking snuff, dip or chew into the bullpen or on long road trips.

For more information, visit www.flasr.com. Market listing: FLASR (OTCQB: FLSR).

Can you decode food labels?

Health - 8 hours 15 min ago
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The bacteria battle waged in your gut

Health - 8 hours 15 min ago
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How bad is booze anyway? 6 crazy facts

Health - 8 hours 16 min ago
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