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Dear America, We Have a Drinking Problem.

Eighty-eight thousand deaths a year? One in 10? Why are so many U.S. adults drinking themselves to death? A shocking new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that fro…

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Mariel Hemingway on Nature, Divinity & Love

Mariel has two recent creative endeavors in the world--- Running From Crazy, an amazing documentary film about Mariel Hemingway's family history and how she's healing, and Running With Nature, a book …

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My Love Affair With Sugar (From An Addict)

I’ve long had a love affair with Almond Joy pieces. Every night we would climb into bed together and I would caress the blue bag, pulling them out one by one to nibble at the candy shell, hoping upo…

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10 Warning Signs of Pet Hoarding – And How To Help

Pet hoarding is now considered a bonafide mental illness. The newest edition of the DSM Manual (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), the bible for psychiatrists, indeed lists hoardi…

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Are Fatty Foods Addictive?

The food industry, like the tobacco companies and other drug lords, has been able to come up with products that tap into the same dopamine reward system that keeps people smoking cigarettes, using mar…

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Are Sugary Foods Addictive?

People have chewed coca leaves for at least 8,000 years as a mild stimulant without any evidence of addiction, but when certain components are isolated and concentrated into cocaine, we've got a probl…

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Food Addiction–A Serious Problem With a Simple Solution

Eating healthy and losing weight seems downright impossible for many people. Despite their best intentions, they repeatedly find themselves eating large amounts of unhealthy foods, despite knowing …

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E-Cigarettes Don’t Curb Regular Cigarette Use in Teens

In a finding unlikely to shock, researchers have discovered that people who smoke e-cigarettes are likely to also be regular cigarette smokers. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, suggests that e…

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Vodka Causes Early Deaths in Russia, Study Says

“The relationship between a Russian and a bottle of vodka is almost mystical,” claimed Richard Owen, the noted 19th century British biologist. And indeed, vodka seems to be a fact of life in the wo…

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Is This The Real Cause Of Your Unhappiness?

By Michelle Morand for YourTango.com. You're a magical thinker. That's not a criticism or a flaw. It's the reality of the human brain. Magical thinking is a part of our wiring and it is also a k…

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