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7 Common Stressors That Could Harm Your Health

There's no debate -- when your body is stressed, it just doesn't function properly. The trouble is, a surprising amount of everyday activities have the tendency to rack up your stress levels --sometim…

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Do You Think That Healthy Food Tastes Bad?

A new study looked at the link between how we perceive food's healthfulness and its taste, and the results reveal an important piece of the obesity epidemic. More specifically, participants in the …

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4 Scientific Reasons to Laugh More

Everyone enjoys a good laugh. But, did you know that it is actually good for you? A little laughter on a regular basis can go a long way towards improving your life. Here are 4 scientifically backed r…

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How Empathy Can Make You Colder, Literally

Just looking at someone who appears to be cold is enough to make us begin feeling cold ourselves, according to a University of Sussex study. Have you ever been stuck outside on a sweltering, muggy …

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5 Tips to Avoid Buying Fake Olive Oil

There are many extra virgin olive oils out there that are downright frauds. In fact, the majority of olive oils on your supermarket shelf don’t deserve the title of “extra virgin.” It’s no secret what…

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Belly Fat Study Finds a Key to Losing That Spare Tire

A Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) study looked at different types of exercise to find which is best at reducing belly fat. The study is published in the December issue of the journal Obesity. …

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Your Smartphone is Changing Your Brain

New research indicates that heavy touchscreen use -- like on your smartphone or tablet -- might just change your brain activity. The study compared brain activity in smartphone users and folks who …

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A Soda A Day Increases Cancer Risk

It's no secret that soda consumption is directly linked to obesity, but could a can a day also be linked to cancer? According to a Swedish study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition…

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Study: 1 in 3 Americans Drinks too Much

A new study looked at over 138,000 adults and found that one third of participants fulfilled the definition of "excessive drinker." Find out where you fall on the drinking spectrum. Related: How much…

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Cashews to Beat the Blues

Maybe the pharmacy doesn't have to be the first place you stop when you're feeling down-in-the-dumps. A big helping of cashews may be just the ticket when you've got a mild case of the blues. What …

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