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What Your Poop Says About Your Health

Did you know you can learn a lot about yourself when you go to the bathroom? It’s true—what comes out of your body can shed […]

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CNN’s Sanjay Gupta Admits He Was Wrong on Medical Marijuana

CNN posted an interesting read earlier today, in which Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the outlet’s chief medical correspondent, admits he was wrong about medical marijuana. And get […]

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The Checkup: 11 Things You Don’t Know About Your Boobs

• We’ve got some frank boob talk for the ladies today, including: how many of us are wearing the wrong size bra, who holds the […]

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The Checkup: 50 Healthy Recipes for Sriracha Hot Sauce Lovers

• Love Sriracha hot sauce? Good news! You can literally have it all day long if you want to—yes, even for dessert. Here are 50 […]

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The Checkup: Watch This Blind Teenager Surf Pipeline

• This post is dedicated to my husband, who, if he could play the whole “when I grow up, I want to be…” game all […]

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To Do: Get Your Running-Injury Questions Answered at Bryn Mawr Running Co.

With the crazy-hectic fall-racing season just around the corner (I know, WHAT?), Bryn Mawr Running Company is giving you an opportunity to get ahead of […]

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The Checkup: 5 Awesome Virtual Personal Trainers

• Need some guidance at the gym? If you’re not ready to commit to sessions with a personal trainer, try a personal-training app instead. Here […]

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The Checkup: How Porn Sex Is Different from Real Sex

• Hat tip to Greatist for tipping me off to this funny little video (that will probably make you blush) about the difference between porn […]

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MANNA’s Meal-Program Study Gets Medical Journal Backing

Attention, medical community: The Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance’s pilot study, which looked at the health-producing benefits of its meal program, was recently published in The Journal of […]

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The Checkup: 10 Best Workout Headphones

• I am very, very particular about my workout headphones. I once spent six months (six! months!) trying out different ones until I found a […]

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This Little Girl Is the Greatest Spokesperson for Periods, Ever

No commentary needed here—just watch this.

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The Checkup: 17 Ways to Have a Healthier, Happier Workday

• Fact: We all spend way too many hours at the office. But since that’s probably not going to change any time soon, here are […]

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Whoa: New Study Shows Blood-Pressure Drugs May Help Slow Dementia

If your doctor has you on an ACE inhibitor to combat high blood pressure, you can thank her for a side effect: British researchers have […]

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Beware of Obamacare Scams, Everyone

Just a quick public-service announcement to alert you to an obnoxious new scam carried out by insurance brokers who want to trick you into thinking […]

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Warning: This Online Calculator Will Make You Feel Like a Bad Son or Daughter

Ever feel guilty that you don’t see your parents more often? I know, I know—life gets in the way. All those after-work happy hours, weekend […]