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6 Surprising Myths About Obesity

We hear all the time about the obesity epidemic in the United States. Fat is equated to sickness, obesity kills, the trappings of modern life are leading to an epidemic—you get the picture. But, hold …

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5 Exercise Myths That Are Holding You Back

Getting into a consistent exercise routine is a constant struggle for many people with sedentary lifestyles. There is a lot of false information out there, which can make starting a new workout incred…

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3 Myths About Sex, Debunked!

By Susie & Otto Collins for YourTango.com. It's going to be a disappointing 45 years if this study is correct! In the United States, the average life expectancy for men is 76 years. For women, i…

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4 Food Myths Debunked!

I was surprised to learn that some pieces of health advice that have become common wisdom are really just food myths. The infographic below sheds some light on common food myths, explaining where …

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The Myths and Facts About Soy Milk

I stop by Starbucks every now and then for my morning coffee. The other day I noticed they'd put some pamphlets on the checkout counter about how good their soy milk is for you. I'd like to share …

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6 Myths about Gluten-Free Diets (Slideshow)

  For decades, people with Celiac disease and other sensitivities to gluten have struggled to educate their friends and family about their condition, and even find the foods they need to eat a…

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8 Common Cooking Myths (Slideshow)

  We like to think of cooking as an art form. And in many ways, that's true. It does take creativity, intuition and taste to think up and cook delicious food. However, there is plenty of scien…

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7 Old Wives’ Tales That are Totally Real

  If you step on a crack, odds are, you won't break your mama's back. Yep, there are plenty of old wives' tales out there that have long been debunked by science -- your body really doesn't ta…

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5 Myths About Herpes, Busted!

Herpes is common. Really common. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in six adults has genital herpes, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by he…

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3 Virginity Myths

"She can't get pregnant the first time." "He'll be finished in the first 30 seconds." You've probably heard these first-time sex myths, along with a handful of others, but we're sorting fact from fict…

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