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6 Processed Foods You Can Make Better at Home

Flashy processed foods flood most of our grocery store shelves. While using some lightly processed products is okay, in the long run it is healthier, cheaper, and tastier to make some commonly process…

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New Study Gives Genetically-Modified Crops a Failing Grade

While Monsanto and other companies involved in creating and distributing genetically-modified (GM) seeds have been citing the supposed environmental benefits for many years, a new Canadian study gives…

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The Surprising Way that Noise Pollution May Be Harming Your Health

Noise pollution—especially from cars and airplanes—does more than hurt our ears. A large-scale Swedish study suggests that transportation sounds are linked to obesity. The 5,075 participants in thi…

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Is There Gender Bias In the Healthcare Industry?

Women’s health issues have a long history of being ignored, or misdiagnosed, by medical professionals.  For instance, female hysteria was the first mental disorder attributed solely to women (thanks …

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Why You Should Never Peel Off Apple Skins

"Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits," said Henry David Thoreau. And he may be right: Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can help maintain healthy skin, teeth and a healthy…

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The Little-Known Science Behind Cooking Broccoli

When I used to teach medical students at Tufts, I gave a lecture about this amazing new therapeutic called “iloccorB.” I’d talk about all the new science, all the things it could do, its excellent saf…

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Tantric Sex for Beginners: 4 Easy Tips!

My friend Sean recently wowed me by casually mentioning that he had just attended a three-day tantric sex workshop where the end goal was, well, for no end goal. “The point,” he said, “is to channel a…

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10 Surprising Household Items That Cause Obesity

We all know that a lack of exercise along with too many pastries, doughnuts and soda cause weight gain, but more and more research shows that many of the household and other items we regularly come in…

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Pizza Hut & Taco Bell Remove Artificial Ingredients From the Menu

Pizza Hut and Taco Bell announced on May 26th that they will remove all artificial colors and flavors from their food. The move is likely in response to consumer demands and increasing consumer awaren…

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Is Caregiving Good or Bad for Your Health?

The word "burden" appears almost ubiquitously in headlines heralding the results of research conducted on family caregivers, and many true caregiving stories focus on the immense challenges inherent i…

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I'm not a big fish eater...thanks

Lying with your bottom as close as possible to a wall with your legs fully extended against the wall…

Awesome little critters, just really cracked me up, still laughing.

Danke, good information to bear in mind.

Funny? or reality. Shopping on line struck me as very funny. I live in a "no shopping area." The …