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Couponing mom donates products to homeless for holiday season: ‘I was homeless as a child myself’

Courtesy Latiaa Stewart(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — A Tennessee mother of three who was once homeless now gives out care packages to homeless people, and it’s all possible thanks to her couponing skills. Latiaa Stewart, 37, spends the entire year coupon shopping so she can have extra personal care items — like toothpaste, deodorant and toilet paper — to hand out to …

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Type 1 Diabetes: The daily struggles of dealing with the invisible, incurable disease

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — November is National Diabetes Month, but for the more than a million children and adults in the U.S. living with Type 1 diabetes, every day and night is a constant reminder of a physically and emotionally tedious disorder that requires constant monitoring. “I wear an insulin pump, a continuous glucose monitor, do several finger-sticks a day, count …

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Study says women find bearded men more attractive

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hey, guys: If you want to look more attractive to women, ditch the razor. A survey of more than 8,500 women shows that clean-shaven men don’t cut it, and men sporting 10 days of beard growth are the most attractive. The results of the study, which were published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, show that men …

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Officials investigating 252 possible cases of polio-like illness AFM

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Officials are now investigating 252 cases of possible acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), including 90 confirmed cases in 27 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of cases under investigation by the CDC is up 33 from last week, and the number of confirmed cases rose by 10, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the director …

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Bipolar And Depression Linked To Herpesvirus

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 4.4 percent of the population of the United States will have bipolar disorder at one point in their lives. Another 16.2 million, or around 6.7 percent of all U.S. adults, will experience at least one episode of severe depression in their lives. While the precise causes of such, often debilitating, psychiatric conditions remain unknown, scientists do know that …

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New Study Shows Baby Wipes Linked To Food Allergies

The use of baby wipes may promote childhood food allergies by disrupting the skins natural protective barrier, US researchers say. However the infant must already carry certain genetic mutations that affect the skin. A study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, suggests a mix of environmental and genetic factors must coexist to trigger a food allergy. The factors …

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Non Smokers Fed Up, Want Equal Time To Smoke Breaks

If you don’t smoke, and you find it annoying that your co-workers who do are always running outside to light up, listen up.  According to a new survey, some non-smokers feel they should get extra vacation days to make up for all those smoke breaks their nicotine-addicted colleagues are getting. In a survey of more than 1,000 American adults conducted …

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Don’t Rush–Lose Weight Slowly, It Stays Off Longer

People have grown so accustomed to quick-fix weight-loss plans that losing a pound a week is viewed as “too slow” or somehow disappointing. Most experts agree that losing 1 to 2 pounds per week is the recipe for long-term weight management. Anything faster than that seems to increase the potential for weight re-gain, with many people gaining even more weight than …

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Save Time Cleaning With These Kitchen Hacks

  Good Housekeeping style director Lori Bergamotto appeared on “Good Morning America” today to share some of her top hacks for easy and cost-saving ways to tidy up your home using items you most likely already have around the house. Here is a breakdown of how you can use some common household items to tackle some of the hardest-to-clean messes …

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