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Smile! It’s Good for Your Heart

Ever been told to “grin and bear it” during a rough time? According to a new study by researchers at the University of Kansas, that advice might be more than just an old cliché. In fact, the study says, smiling might just be good for your heart.

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Can Alcohol Really Help Us Get Along Better?

The socially inept can often suffer from debilitating tremors of shyness and inhibition, while those who grind the gnashing teeth off the full-blooded booze hound often throw caution to the wind and ride the dastardly beast until its legs fall off.

With that philosophy in mind, it appears that alcohol has been a major stepping stone in helping the general public grease the societal walls that in the end have allowed us to get to know each other a little better.

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You Won’t Believe What Ranchers Who Can’t Afford Corn Are Feeding Their Cows [VIDEO]

Farmers may not be happy about the recent drought that’s plagued much of the US, but it’s been a boon for cows with a sweet tooth — because ranchers who can’t afford the high prices of corn are now feeding the animals candy instead.

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Red Vines Black Licorice Recalled

Red Vines Black Licorice Twists are being recalled after it was discovered they contained high levels of lead- more than double the daily limit for children under the age of six.

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What Are the World’s Healthiest Countries?

Earlier this month, we were astonished to learn what countries were the laziest in the world. So, it stands to reason that in order to put the scope of the worldwide condition into perspective it is now necessary to identify the world’s healthiest countries.

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Rare Disease: Fingernails Grow Where Hair Should

Do fingernails gross you out?  Anytime I want to get Shannon to stop whatever she is doing and gag a little bit, all I have to do is mention the word 'fingernails'.  They gross her out. 

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Boy Had Toy Lodged Up Nose for Three Years

Little kids like to stick things inside their mouths, ears and noses. From toy soldiers and toy cars, to carrot sticks, pencils, crayons and more, some curious toddler somewhere has jammed it down his gullet or into his nose.

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Pope Drops Ban On Condoms

According to this report by The Telegraph, Pope Benedict XVI has reversed the Church's longstanding stance on condom usage.

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Can Exercise Eliminate Depression?

We all know working out is good for our bodies — but did you know it’s good for our emotions, too?

New research shows exercise may very well be an effective treatment for depression, especially among those with heart problems.

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People Are Buying Fewer Cigarettes — But More Pipes and Cigars

While statistics seem to show the number of cigarette smokers has been shrinking in recent years, don’t celebrate just yet — because while people may be smoking fewer cigarettes, a growing number have become pipe and cigar aficionados.

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New Study Finds Men and Women Literally Don’t See Eye to Eye

There is no doubt that men and women do not not always see eye to eye, but now there is a new study that literally suggests that males and females see things in a different way.

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LSU Health Science System Announced 329 Million In New Cuts

 

The LSU Health Science System has announced $329 million in new cuts to offset federal cuts to the state’s Medicaid budget.

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