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Sexism Makes Female-Named Storms More Deadly

Our hurricane-naming system taps into an unconscious sexism—and the results are potentially disastrous, researchers say. A study suggests that when we hear a female name for a hurricane, we're less wo…

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Trend: Drinking Breast Milk As An Energy Drink?

It's a natural food and adherents swear by its health benefits, even if they're not too keen to go public about it. The headline at New York Magazine should tell you why: "Meet the Men Who Drink Breas…

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The Fittest City In The US Is…

The fittest city in the US also happens to be the capital. So says this year's American Fitness Index, the work of the American College of Sports Medicine. The report scores cities based on a range of…

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Don’t Wash Your Jeans Too Much, Says Levi’s CEO

How often do you chuck your jeans in the laundry? If it's more than once a year, the CEO of Levi's thinks you're doing it wrong. At a green-themed conference sponsored by Fortune, Chip Bergh said he p…

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Why New York & Other States Are Worried About Your Face Wash

Your face wash may be bad for the environment, and several states are trying to do something about it. The problem is "microbeads," minuscule pieces of plastic about the size of Abe Lincoln's eye on a…

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Feeling Hungover? Don’t Blame It on Mixing Beer, Liquor

Many of us may avoid downing hard alcohol, wine, and beer on the same night for fear of a raging hangover the next day. But at the BBC, a review of existing research on the topic suggests the drinks' …

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Why Using Your Middle Initial Will Make You Sound Smarter

Want to be seen as an intellectual? Here's an easy first step: Start using your middle initial in writing. Doing so, a study finds, boosts "positive evaluations of people's intellectual capacities and…

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Thanks To Humans, Ocean Floor Is Now a Garbage Dump

In the depths of European oceans, you'll find coral, sand—and old Heineken cans. Yup, human litter can be found even in the most far-reaching places on the planet, according to one of the biggest scie…

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Study: Animals Can Fall In Love

In quite possibly the most awww-inspiring experiment ever conducted, researchers found that animals can love, just like humans. Paul Zak writes about a series of studies in which he was involved in th…

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Seriously? Women Are Having Surgery So Designer Heels Fit Better

How far are women willing to go for fashion? According to the New York Times, pretty far. The newspaper walks a mile in the shoes of a handful of LA- and NYC-based podiatrists who perform procedures s…

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Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people... more

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