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The 21 Germiest Places You're Not Cleaning

The 21 Germiest Places You're Not Cleaning

People avoid touching the obviously dirty things—toilet bowls, garbage cans, anything in a public restroom. But for every well-known nasty, there are a host of under-the-radar threats we put in our mouths, roll around on all night, and regularly rub...

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The 21 Germiest Places You're Not Cleaning

The 21 Germiest Places You're Not Cleaning


People avoid touching the obviously dirty things — toilet bowls, garbage cans, anything in a public restroom. But for every well-known nasty, there are a host of under-the-radar threats we put in our mouths, roll around on all night, and regularl...

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SECRET TO MY SUCCESS

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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Sitting Too Long Raises Death Risk

Sitting Too Long Raises Death Risk

According to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, sitting for long periods increases your risk of all-cause early death. (Now would definitely be the time to stand up.)

In the study, researchers followed 222,497 Australian adult...

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Live Long and Be Positive

Live Long and Be Positive

Patients with coronary heart disease who have positive expectations about recovery, expressing beliefs such as "I can still live a long and healthy life," had greater long-term survival, researchers reported.

Among a cohort of almost 3,000 patients undergoing ...

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When people make you feel unwanted,

When people make you feel unwanted, don't

leave to make them feel sad or guilty, they

won't. Leave because you no longer have a

reason to stay. Sometimes you have to be

strong for yourself. What’s meant to be will end

up good and what’s not - won’t. Love is wo...

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Why Do We Yawn – and Why Is Yawning So Contagious?

Why Do We Yawn – and Why Is Yawning So Contagious?
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You’re in a meeting at work, driving, or relaxing at home, and you just think about yawning — the next thing you know, your mouth is stretching wide, you’re inhaling deeply, and you don’t even really know why. Has reading this made you yawn ...

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Vaccinations Aren't Just for Kids

Vaccinations Aren't Just for Kids

Public health experts often focus immunization awareness efforts toward protecting children, and with good reason: Facing a potentially bewildering schedule of vaccinations for their young ones, parents usually need all the help they can get.

But vacc...

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Things are not always what they Seem

Two travelling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.

The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room.

Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.

As they made their bed on the hard floor, the o...

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6 Ways to Take a Mental Vacation

6 Ways to Take a Mental Vacation


Small stressors can quickly add up to major stress and one big stressful event can send you reeling, with no idea of how to start addressing it. If you could just get away for a little stress relief, you know you would be okay. But too few of us have the t...

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