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5 Ways Your Diet Affects Your Mood

While your mood sometimes dictates what foods you eat -- hello ice cream -- what you choose to eat can conversely affect your moods. While it may seem harmless enough, what you choose to eat for lunch…

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5 Signs Your Lifestyle Needs an Overhaul

The holidays are lovely, but they sure can be exhausting. The residual effects of drinking, partying, being lax about exercise, and eating every sweet you can covertly snatch really starts to add up b…

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Psst! Having A Pet May Reduce Your Risk of Allergies & Asthma

Growing up, we never had pets. Well OK, there was a brief bout with a gerbil, but that doesn't really count. According to new research, our lack of furry friends could explain why my sister suffers fr…

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Living with Allergies and Pets

Home is where the heart is. And it's also where your pets are. So if you happen to have allergies and a pet, you may want to follow these easy living tips to keep the attacks at a minimum.…

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7 Common Food Allergies

Food allergies affect about 4 percent of teens and adults and 5 percent of children. They can be mild or severe, depending on the person, and are occasionally fatal. Watch this to find out the most co…

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Are You Allergic to Sex?

It's not possible to be actually allergic to sex, but you can react to products or secretions that come into play during sex. Watch this to find out what they are and how to get back in the mood.…

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5 Drugs That Can Trigger Allergies

Allergies to drugs (as in medications) are not common, but they can trigger severe reactions and make it difficult for someone to receive medical treatment. Watch this to find out the five most common…

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Do Allergen-Free Pets Exist?

Is there such a thing as an allergen-free pet? The pet breeders of the world would like you to think so—but really, there is no such thing. Watch and learn more.…

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Adult Onset Allergies

You may have been able to avoid allergies for decades, when suddenly at age 20 or 30 or older, you develop them. It hardly seems fair, but according to research, adult onset allergies are increasingly…

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How Many People Have Food Allergies? (Infographic)

The gluten-free lifestyle is becoming increasingly well-known, but how many people really suffer from celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and other food allergies? A new infographic by Fooducate seeks…

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I rather see this article as shaming of the poorer pet owners who do love their pets and do whatever…

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