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How to stay healthy on your summer getaways

A summer trip can be bliss — but not if you spend those days sick and cooped up in your hotel room. Taking common-sense precautions can make all the difference, whether you're traveling someplace far-flung or close to home. The website of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Swearing #$%!-ing eases emotional pain: study

Swearing when you bang your finger with a hammer has been shown to have pain-killing impact. Cursing a blue streak over emotional pain (from a breakup, say) is good for what ails you too, according to a small but intriguing New Zealand study. It is said to be the first investigation of its kind.
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Cold water just as good as hot in killing germs on hands: study

Here’s a study that gets you out of hot water. When washing your hands in a public restroom (please wash your hands when you visit a public restroom, it’s a thing we still have to say) you no longer have to switch the tap to scalding to be assured your hands are germ-free. Scientists at R
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What’s a riptide, anyway?

No one died from a shark attack in the U.S. last year. But riptides are another story. These killer currents are responsible for the deaths of nearly 100 people annually, according to the the U.S. Lifesaving Association. More than 80% of the group’s rescues are riptide-related. So before you hi
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Almost 50% of kids killed in car crashes aren’t safely buckled up

It's no wonder car crashes are the leading cause of pediatric injury: 95 percent of parents install their newborn's car seats incorrectly. A study published in The Journal of Pediatrics showed that 43% of child deaths in vehicle crashes could have possibly been prevented if they were restrained
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Reduce stress by wearing a ‘heart’ on your sleeve

Wearing a pulsing, heartbeat-like device on the inside of the wrist can help a person feel significantly less stressed out, a new study from the University of Royal Holloway London suggests. The calming effects of "doppel" - the device designed to de-stress its wearer through a v
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Feeling your age makes your sex life suffer: study

The more you feel like your actual age, the less likely you're going to be satisfied with your sex life, according to a new study conducted by the University of Waterloo. The team found that if a person viewed aging negatively, they were far more likely to rate their sexual activity poorly and we
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Who even smokes anymore?

If you’re a smoking American, you’re most likely an American Indian male between the age of 25 and 44, you haven’t graduated from high school, you’re poor, and you live in the South or Midwest. At least, that’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of course, th
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Charisma can backfire on you

Too charismatic for your own good? You can be, according to a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The findings from researchers at Ghent University in Belgium suggest, they said, that “organizations may want to consider selecting applicants with mid-range leve
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Five pro-tips to come down from a marijuana high quickly

More American people than ever have access to legal cannabis, and you can expect that a lot of people are going to Maureen Dowd themselves into a blanket burrito. This is what many call rookie syndrome, when you just get too stoned to function normally. Here’s how to come down from a marijuana
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