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2 Good Reasons to Get Grandma Online

As soon as Bruce and Esther Huffman bought a shiny new laptop, their granddaughter, Mindy, taught them how to record a video using the built-in webcam—or so she thought. Here's what happened, a little…

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Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Obesity Epidemic

In a new study released in Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science, researchers link the ingestion of artificial sweeteners to increased blood sugar levels (an early indicator of Type 2 diabet…

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The 6 Words That Helped Me Stay Sober

25 years ago today, I picked myself from the fetal-position heap I was in on the middle of my bed and made a decision not to kill myself. Or maybe it was the fleas that made me move. Whatever it …

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Does ‘Fat Shaming’ Help People Lose Weight?

Harassing and shaming people who are overweight can make the obesity epidemic worse. That's what researchers at University College London found when they studied the link between fat discrimination…

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Why You Should Snack on Bruschetta: 7 Healthy Reasons

A hunk of Italian bread brushed with oil, rubbed with garlic, topped with juicy tomatoes, sprinkled with basil leaves: bruschetta is more than an appetizer; it is truly a slice of good health. Rarely…

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60% of Men Would Rather Be Electrocuted Than Go Without This

In a new study, many people chose electric shocks over quiet thought. Change that with mindfulness! In a recent study at the University of Virginia, people were asked to sit alone for a few minutes…

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Woman With Muscular Dystrophy Asks Care2 For Help

Angela Butler Hibbitt, a 54-year-old from Tennessee, may soon be forced from the home she loves and into a nursing facility. What's pushing her out of her home? Tennessee's cuts to Medicaid, that'…

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Feel Better by Noon: 5 Morning Habits of Healthy People

Your morning can set the tone for the rest of your day—and beyond! Keep reading for five morning habits that can help you stay healthy, lose weight, and be more productive.   They eat fruit…

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Birth Control Messes With Memory? Forget About It!

Sure, we know remembering to take your birth control every day can be hard. But some recent headlines are saying that birth control pills actually alter women’s memory… Really? The short answer is tha…

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What’s Lurking in Your Toothpaste?

We all want to fight cavities and have a megawatt movie-star smile. But some toothpaste may be going too far, adding ingredients that could be bad for our overall health. Here are a few of the more in…

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