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Eww! Chances Are Your Cell Phone Has More Germs Than Your Toilet [POLL]

Chances are that no matter how charming of a ringtone you heard coming from a toilet seat, you wouldn’t stick your face against it to find out who was calling. The reason? It’s not supernatural – toilets are disgusting.

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Why Does Pregnancy Last Nine Months?

Have you ever wondered why the human gestation period is nine months long? A recent study bucked years of traditional wisdom and revealed a surprising answer.

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Are Negative Remarks About a Person’s Weight Offensive? [POLL]

These days, over 60 percent of American adults are classified as overweight or obese.

Since the majority of Americans are currently packing on extra pounds, does that make it okay to make negative remarks about a person’s weight?

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New Research Suggests Working Parents Are Not Focused On Raising Healthy Kids

Many moms today are cursed with having to put in more hours at the office to feed the kids, but a new study suggests that those moms working full-time time jobs to put food on the table are actually not paying close enough attention to their children’s dietary and fitness requirements.

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What Are the Worst Back-to-School Beverages to Give Your Kids?

Some parents are under the illusion that just because they give their little curtain climbers juice instead of bouncing them off the walls with soda that they are somehow providing them with a lesser evil.

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Shocking New Study Finds Cutting Calories May Not Mean You Will Live Longer

If you are one of those health nuts who has been counting and cutting calories under the preconceived notion that living on a Third World country starvation diet is the key to achieving longer life – man, do we have some news for you.

 

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Have You Smoked a Cigarette in the Past Week? [POLL]

Between the persistency of the surgeon general and bans everywhere from workplaces to bars, being a smoker should be harder than it’s ever been before.

But are these anti-smoking efforts actually causing a decline in the rates of cigarette consumption?

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How Much Daily Exercise Is Required for Weight Loss? Probably Less Than You Think

Many people say they don’t work out because they simply don’t have the time. If you’re one of them, your favorite excuse may have just fallen by the wayside — a new study shows just 30 minutes of daily activity is enough for weight loss.

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