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Brace Yourself, the Flu Season Memes Are Here
It's that time of year, when you give everybody who coughs on the train a dirty look and tie your hands to your waist with elastic to keep from accidentally touching your face until you've had a chance to wash them under soap and water for at least three minutes. That's righ…
New Facebook App Will Help You Find Out Who Gave You the Flu
After last year's flu season, which health officials say was one of the mildest in the past 30 years, the illness is back with a vengeance. Well, if you're unlucky enough to currently have the flu, at least a new Facebook app can help track down the diseased jerk who gave it to you in the …
Are Cat Owners More Likely to Commit Suicide?
Conventional wisdom holds that keeping a pet can actually improve your health. But a new study suggests that people who own cats may actually be at a higher risk of committing suicide. Ack! Suddenly we're looking at our kitty in a whole new light.
What Are America’s Worst Restaurants for Workers?
It appears that no matter how delicious the food at your favorite restaurant seems to be, it has nothing to do with how the business operates on the inside. Recently, a pro-worker group called Restaurant Opportunities Centers United produced a guide--mentioned in NY Times Columnist Mark Bittman's co…
Sugar Is Making You Stupid
We all know that sugar can make you fat. But we eat it anyway because it's really good.
So what if we were to tell you sugar can also make you dumb? Would you put down your Big Gulp and step away from your Snickers?
Want to Stay Thin? Try Chocolate
Generally, when something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But what we are about to tell you -- that chocolate may actually help keep you slim -- seems to have a lot of science behind it.

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