Would You Rather Be Fat or Poor? These Poll Results May Shock You

A finance company called Credit Karma recently polled 2,021 Americans about their weight versus their debt.   read more

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August 16, 2013  |   8:08 AM  |  4 COMMENTS
Four Alarming Side Effects Of Drinking Soda

Do you (like I used to) crack open a can of soda as you wake up? Do you stop at the drive-thru on your way to work to pick up the first of many super-sized, fizz-filled buckets of brown liquid that you'll savor throughout the day? Do you eschew Starbuck's for an ice-cold can of caffeinated carbonation? If so, welcome to the not-so-wonderful world of soda addiction.   read more

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August 15, 2013  |   2:08 PM  |  6 COMMENTS
Feeling Lonely? Step Away From The Mall

When you're sad and blue nothing makes you feel better than a little retail therapy, right? Not so fast. According to a new study called "Bidirectional Dynamics of Materialism and Loneliness: Not Just a Vicious Cycle," published in the Journal of Consumer Research, the opposite is true.   read more

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August 9, 2013  |   8:08 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Are Vitamins and Supplements Bad For You?

"If you take large quantities of vitamin A, vitamin E, beta carotene [or] selenium, you increase your risk of cancer, risk of heart disease, and you could shorten your life," Dr. Paul Offit, a researcher at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia says. And, he means business.   read more

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August 5, 2013  |   5:08 AM  |  6 COMMENTS
The OMG Ice Cream That's GOOD for You

Did Good Housekeeping just invent the perfect dessert? Why, yes, they did. You can jam out this rich, creamy strawberry ice cream with just four ingredients and 10 minutes. The kicker? It's only 70 calories. And it's made with Greek yogurt, which packs protein (up to 18 grams per serving) and a host of other good-for-you benefits, like probiotic cultures for your stomach and fewer carbs than regular yogurt. Feel free to substitute fresh for frozen (it is summer, people), or other fruits, like blueberries, pineapple or mango.)   read more

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July 12, 2013  |   9:07 AM  |  4 COMMENTS
A Baby Girl for Will & Kate?!

Our money is on the appearance of a wee lass for the Royal couple, based on word from researchers from the University of Exeter in the U.K., who are touting studies that show stress during the pregnancy and morning sickness point to the likelihood of having a girl. For those who have been tracking royal baby news, you may recall the Duchess was hit with a serious bout of morning sickness early in her pregnancy, and being the most-watched mom-to-be in the world right now is surely stressful. Source   read more

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July 3, 2013  |   4:07 PM  |  COMMENT
It's Official: Sugar is the New Crack

A new study found that eating high-glycemic foods (think: white bread, potatoes, and corn syrup) can trigger cravings and tweak the parts of your brain linked to addiction, according to a research team led by David Ludwig, MD, PhD, director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center.   read more

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July 1, 2013  |   9:07 AM  |  2 COMMENTS

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June 26, 2013 | 6:06 AM | COMMENT
The Gruesome App That's Like Instagram for Doctors

This is the age of Instagram. Where there's a meal/animal/sunset/skyline, there's a person whipping out a smartphone to snap, filter, and share it with friends.   read more

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June 24, 2013  |   1:06 PM  |  COMMENT
5 Healthy Things That Could Kill You

Unhealthy things that can't actually kill you: loaded chili cheese fries, whiskey and ginger on the rocks, a 72-hour Netflix binge.   read more

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June 19, 2013  |   1:06 PM  |  6 COMMENTS

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