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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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Too Much Candy Corn Harms Your Brain

Disturbing news if you've been gobbling down candy corn like there's no tomorrow: high consumption of sugar, namely high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), has been associated with memory disfunction and bra…

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Why Waking Up at Night Might be Good For You

It is common knowledge -- sleeping a solid 7-9 hours a night is paramount for health. But, does it have to be all in one go to reap the benefits? Many people often wake up in the middle of the night, …

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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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