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Saturday, November 22, 2014

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'How To Get Away With Murder' Depicts Painful Truth Of Intimate Partner Violence

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#HTGAWM’s Annelise Keating (played by Viola Davis) is in a hidden abusive relationship. (Photo courtesy of ABC) Last night’s mid-season finale of “How to Get Away with Murder" involved not only gasp-inducing plot twists, but also a chilling depiction of domestic violence. After alluding to a violent relationship between protagonist Annelise Keating (played by Viola Davis) and her husband, Sam, last night showed up-close the brutality of both physical and emotional abuse. After Annelise tells him she is done listening to his lies and tolerating his adultery and threatens to call 911 if he does not leave their house immediately, Sam Keating ...

12 Expert Secrets For a Gluten-Free and Allergy-Friendly Thanksgiving (That's Still Delicious!)

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Thanksgiving can be a potentially problematic family meal—and not just because your relatives are going to drill you about your love life. If you’re on a gluten-free diet, have a nut allergy or have trouble digesting dairy, it can be tricky to navigate certain traditional dishes.

5 Energizing Foods In Season Right Now

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From the cup of coffee first thing in the morning to the energy drink and candy bar mid-afternoon, most people treat the symptom, rather than the cause of fatigue. Maca helps support your adrenal glands (which produce adrenaline and cortisol in response to stress).

The 10 Healthiest Restaurant Chains in America

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The website, called Grellin, uses nutrition information from meals at 100 of the nation’s restaurant chains, and ranks the restaurants based on the proportion of their meals that qualify as “healthy.”

Overdosing on Caffeine: A Deadly Trend

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The sudden death of 18-year-old Logan Stiner grabbed national headlines last May when the high school senior died from a surprising and rare cause: a caffeine overdose. Stiner’s family found a small bag of caffeine powder — sold legally in the U.S. and easily purchased over the Internet — in their home after the Ohio teen’s death. Stiner’s death is only one of several deaths linked to caffeine toxicity in recent years.

8 Dangerous Contact Lens Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

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Less-than-stellar contact lens hygiene could put you at risk for serious infection. 

The Most Common Fitness Injuries — And How to Avoid Them

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Going to the gym is good for your body. Occasionally, though, injuries do happen. Now, for the first time, we have a picture of the most common fitness-related emergencies and what causes them.

Does Romance Kill Men's Sex Drive?

Yesterday
Turns out, there may be a scientific reason why movies based on Nicholas Sparks novels are called “chick flicks.”

Study Finds 1 in 5 Americans Lives With a Mental Illness

2 days ago
I think a lot of people think of mental illness as the disheveled homeless man, or the person walking down the street talk to themselves, but it’s not. It’s your friend, it’s your neighbor, it’s the person down the street,” said Dr. Peter Delany, director of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality.

'Vape' Is The Word Of The Year. Here's Why That's A Bad Thing.

2 days ago
To “vape” means to inhale and exhale the vapor produced produced by and electronic cigarette or similar device. As proof that e-cigarette use has reached mainstream audiences, the folks at Oxford Dictionary have just announced “vape” as its word of 2014. In case you’re unfamiliar, the term means “to inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.” Shocked? This news comes just a week after the CDC reported e-cigarette use has tripled among teenagers in just two years.

The Number One Health Risk for Successful Woman

2 days ago
After accounting for life changes and other factors that might have negative mental health outcomes, the study authors found that job authority decreases symptoms of depression in men, but significantly increases those symptoms in women. Study co-author Tetyana Pudrovska, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at University of Texas at Austin, says these women should actually be uniquely positioned to be happier. “Job authority is typically considered a desirable workplace resource related to higher earnings, more prestigious occupations, flexibility, challenging work, and schedule control – all resources that should improve health,” Pudrovska told Yahoo Health. ...

Snow Shoveling 101: How Not to Kill Yourself

2 days ago
Push the snow, don’t lift it, and avoid the 6am to 10am window if possible.  By Arden Dier, Newser.com Before you break out the snow shovel this season, doctors say there are a couple of things to keep in mind lest clearing your walk turn deadly. At least two people have died from heart problems while shoveling snow this week in Buffalo and about 100 Americans meet the same fate each year, the BBC reports, as a boosted heart rate and artery-constricting cold air make “a perfect storm for a heart attack,” a doctor explains. Avoid the 6am ...

Dirty Secrets: 12 Strange and Disturbing Phone Facts

2 days ago
It’s probably your constant companion and the most expensive piece of electronics you own. It is also a teeming pit of filth and despair.

The 10 Most Dangerous Toys in America

2 days ago
Don’t be fooled: This little guy isn’t as innocent as he looks.(Photo courtesy of W.A.T.C.H.) Black Friday is almost upon us, which will undoubtedly bring news stories of crazed parents trampling each other to snag the hottest new toy. But it’s not just the antics of overly enthusiastic moms and dads that can make the toy store a scary place: Some of the items on your child’s holiday wish list may pose a serious safety threat.

Should You Stop Taking Aspirin for Heart Attack Prevention?

2 days ago
According to the study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers sought to monitor the effects of a preventative dose of aspirin. Of those directed to take an aspirin a day, 58 died of heart-related incidents with 2.77 percent suffering a fatal or non-fatal heart attack or stroke. The numbers in the non-aspirin group were very similar, with 57 deaths and 2.96 percent experiencing heart attack or stroke. Cardiologist Kevin Dunsky, M.D, director of diagnostic and preventive medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, says this new finding should cause medical professionals ...

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