8 Easy Steps to Find Happiness


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A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

Burger King concocts lower-calorie 'Satisfries' USA Today
The fast-food chain is changing up its French fry formula. Their new "Satisfries" have 30% less fat and 20% fewer calories but contain the same ingredients. Would you try them?

Want fruit with your burger? McDonald's expands anti-obesity push Reuters
Speaking of fast food, McDonald's is taking more steps to promote healthy eating. Soda will no longer be promoted or marketed as a beverage option in Happy Meals (though parents can still order it if desired). In addition, they'll let customers swap in a side salad, fruit or vegetable for fries at no additional cost. What do you think of these changes?

How Healthy Is the Average American Diet? Shape
The Center for Science in the Public Interest gave Americans a report card for their dietary choices. The results: B, C, C-, D+, B+, B-, B. Looks like we have some studying to do!

How to Get Flat Abs, Have Amazing Sex and Rule the World in 8 Easy Steps Huffington Post Healthy Living
This blog post filled with sound, sage, simple advice on how to be happier in life is getting quite a bit of attention. Don't miss it!

10 Exercise Habits that Age You Yahoo Shine
Find out whether your workout habits are helping keep you young--or aging you!

Stronger Than Ever: Be Your Healthiest at Any Age Fitness Magazine
Read the stories of five women who survived a health crisis and are now healthier than ever.

Coffee Creamer: Good or Bad? Food Network blog
What's really in coffee creamer? Should you deny yourself a bit of cream in your coffee? The Healthy Eats blog is on the case.
Which stories topped your "must-read" list this week?

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