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  • DASH-ing to the finish line to be named best diet

    Every year, U.S. News & World Report provides an annual rating of popular diets. The overall winner was the DASH diet (the Paleo Diet came in last place).

    January 13, 2014

  • news_coldconvict.jpg How cold is it? Social media has answers

    The "polar vortex" enveloping much of the country this week has people searching for superlative ways to express just how cold it really is. Here are some funny attempts we found on social media.

    January 7, 2014 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • news_eatingsnow.jpg VIDEO: 'Polar vortex' expands toward South, East

    A mass of frigid air expanded south and east Tuesday, bringing more of the US into a deep freeze. Forecasters say up to 187 million people could feel the effects of the cold weather.

    January 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2014-01-07 at 3.06.15 PM.png VIDEO: Bubbles instantly freeze in low temperatures

    The polar vortex has brought temperatures cold enough to freeze bubbles as soon as they're formed.

    January 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Taking too many pictures may be killing your brain's memory

    With smart phones, digital cameras and other technologies, we are taking far more pictures than ever before. While photographs are nice for capturing the moment, they may actually be hurting your memory.

    January 7, 2014

  • Wishing you a happy new you in the new year

    Last year, various bloggers posted lists of some of the strangest New Year’s resolutions that revolved around personal health. While they aren’t the traditional “lose weight” or “eat more fruits and vegetables” types of resolutions, they are truly exceptional goals — all revolving around healthy improvements to your life.

    December 30, 2013

  • pear-on-diet.jpg Five myths about obesity

    The obesity epidemic is among the most critical health issues facing the United States. Although it has generated a lot of attention and calls for solutions, it also has served up a super-sized portion of myths and misunderstandings.

    December 27, 2013 1 Photo

  • news_exercise.jpg Fitness experts decry ‘resolution dependency’

    One of the country’s best-known fitness center chains is launching an initiative to wean people from what it calls an over-dependence on New Year’s resolutions.

    December 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • Five myths about the future of Obamacare

    Both liberals and conservatives believe they are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with the Affordable Care Act.

    December 18, 2013

  • De-stress your holiday — or just skip it

    Does this sound like you: Go shopping, visit the family, go shopping again, bake holiday cookies, shop some more, decorate the house, shop again, visit in-laws, pick up stocking stuffers, prepare holiday feast, shop for Secret Santa gift for work, mail Christmas cards, wrap presents, head to church services ... and the list goes on and on.

    December 17, 2013

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