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    9 Romantic Dates to Usher in Fall

    9 Romantic Dates to Usher in Fall
    Now that the leaves have begun to turn and the temperatures are cooling off, your go-to summer dates will need an autumn update. And while admittedly, our favorite fall date ideas are nothing novel, there's a reason these oldies but goodies are still our faves. So before you resign yourself to the dinner and a movie routine, check out the 9 ...
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    Cool Facts About Redheads

    Cool Facts About Redheads
    We’ve all heard that blondes are dumb, brunettes are smart and dependable, and that curly-haired women are unhinged, but of all the hair stereotypes out there, no one suffers more injustice than redheads do. Throughout history, they’ve been subjected to discrimination and fearful prejudice, being viewed as untrustworthy, mischievous, temperamental, and lustful. In ancient Egypt, red hair was seen as so ...
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    10 Banned Books Worth Reading

    10 Banned Books Worth Reading
    When I was a kid, my nose was usually buried deep in a book, but I didn’t feel profoundly affected by literature until I read The Catcher in the Rye. This novel and its infamously sharp and sullen narrator spoke to my pre-pubescent heart in ways my previous favorite, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, couldn’t. Sadly, some people never had ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    10 Reasons Why Lag is an Advantage

    10 Reasons Why Lag is an Advantage
    Imagine that you're driving a car and want to make a right-hand turn. You turn the steering wheel - but nothing happens. The car keeps on traveling straight ahead for another 100 yards or so before it slowly begins to veer off to the right. That doesn't sound like a safe car, does it? And it would be a stressful experience, ...
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    15 Secrets of Happy People

    15 Secrets of Happy People
    How we achieve happiness can be different for each one of us. Our passions, expectations, life experiences, and even our personalities all contribute to the level of happiness we experience in our lives. Some people find happiness in their careers while others prefer the bliss found in their marriages or other intimate relationships. No matter how you define happiness for yourself, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Screening for Breast Cancer

    Screening for Breast Cancer
    A study shows that mammograms can reduce the risk of death by breast cancer by 26 percent for women in their 40s. Published online for the journal Cancer in June 2010, the study compared breast cancer deaths in women who had a diagnosis in counties in Sweden that offered mammograms, to deaths of patients in counties that offered no screenings. The ...
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    Does Surgery on Healthy Breasts Help?

    Does Surgery on Healthy Breasts Help?
    Many women with breast cancer today opt for breast cancer surgery, encouraging doctors to not only remove the cancerous breast, but their healthy breast too. According to an article in The New York Times, in 2006, approximately 6 percent of women who underwent breast cancer surgery chose the procedure. Some women don't even wait for a cancer diagnosis, but opt for ...
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    The Anticancer Diet

    The Anticancer Diet
    Diet is one of the major risk factors for cancer in Western societies. But it’s not just about what we eat too much of. It’s also about the foods we should learn to add to our table every day. In his $40M laboratory at the University of Montreal, Dr. Richard Beliveau used to test new drugs that may help treat cancer. ...
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    When Should You Get a Mammogram Screening?

    When Should You Get a Mammogram Screening?
    Now that the dust has settled on the mammogram issue, I’ve had time to digest all of the news. In as much as I am from three generations of breast cancer survivors and carry the BRCA2 gene, I may be too biased to see any other perspective other than the pro-early detection side of the mammogram debate BUT I’m not too ...
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    The World's Progress on Breast Cancer

    In honor of National Women's Health Week, we've looked at the fight against breast cancer around the world. We've looked at how the United States—and other member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development—are performing in three categories: improvement in the five-year survival rate for breast cancer, the mortality rate per 100,000 women, and the percentage of women ...
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    Health Checks for Your Twenties and Beyond

    Health Checks for Your Twenties and Beyond
    My mother and I both take pretty good care of ourselves. We try to eat well and exercise, we take supplements, and we see our doctors regularly. But because we’re more than four decades apart in age, our health care needs differ greatly—as do all women’s. As we move through the decades of our lives, the age-specific concerns related to our ...
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    Breast Cancer Awareness

    You've seen the pink ribbons, but do you know how many American women actually get breast cancer? One in eight. While America may have the highest rates of breast cancer in the world, other countries are catching up, thanks to changes in diet, lifestyle, and exposure to carcinogens. We don't have a cure, but this is our video version of ...
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    Eight Celebrity Cancer Survivors Share Their Stories

    Eight Celebrity Cancer Survivors Share Their Stories
    This year alone, nearly 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with some form of cancer, according to Cancer.org statistics. The battle against the deadly disease rages on daily, and prevention and awareness is a major part of that effort. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and organizers are pulling out all stops to shed light on the issue, including seeking a ...
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    Do Antiperspirants Cause Breast Cancer?

    Do Antiperspirants Cause Breast Cancer?
    From bottles and microwaves to phones and McNuggets, it seems everything is giving us cancer. While I refuse to run from my car when pumping gas or stop using my cell phone, there is one allegedly carcinogenic item that I fear: deodorant. I used to be a fan of the clinical strength stuff; however I started getting a bit wary when ...
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    Reduce Stress with Super Foods

    Reduce Stress with Super Foods
    The holidays are fast approaching, and with them the promise of festivities, feasts . . . and fat! But our ballooning girth will do more than stress our belt buckles. Most of us will feel the literal [widget:related_reads_food]
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    5 Signs of a Filthy Nail Salon

    5 Signs of a Filthy Nail Salon
    It’s spring, and things that have been in hiding all winter long are starting to peek out and make themselves seen. The cherry blossoms are reappearing in our nation’s capital, leaves are sprouting on trees, and insects and animals are starting to show their faces once more. People are putting away their heavy winter boots and coats in favor of airy ...
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    A Woman's Vocabulary, Decoded

    A Woman's Vocabulary, Decoded
    A friend sent this to me and I had to post it here even though it's meant for giving men an idea what we really mean when we say things -- it's just too funny (and true). FINE This is the word we use at the end of any argument in which we feel we are right, but need to shut ...
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    8 Awesome Tools To Manage All Your Passwords

    8 Awesome Tools To Manage All Your Passwords
    The advent of Web 2.0 and the rise of social networking sites and other web services has compelled most of us to create dozens of new accounts - each requiring a username and a password. While the easier option would be to maintain a single username and password for all your online accounts, it is not advisable from a security point ...
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    7 Faux Pas at the Yoga Studio

    7 Faux Pas at the Yoga Studio
    Most of us come to a yoga studio with increased focus, strength, and agility as our main objectives. We respect the instructor and fellow classmates by staying quiet and cognizant of the limited space. And then there are those few but memorable practitioners whose principal aims seem to be having loud conversations, ignoring the teacher’s instructions, and displaying parts of the ...
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    The Benfits of Group-buying Websites

    The Benfits of Group-buying Websites
    If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have a Facebook account, you’ve likely noticed ads in the margins of your home page for group-buying discounts in your area, offering sweet deals on everything from restaurant meals to spa services to recreational activities to specialty chocolates. Gone are the days of clipping coupons from paper circulars—the next wave of penny ...
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