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Some Top Gym Pet Peeves

Losing weight is on the top of a lot of New Year’s resolution lists so people are headed to the gym in droves. With more people working out at fitness centers, there are more gym etiquette issues that are popping up

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Brace Yourself, the Flu Season Memes Are Here

It's that time of year, when you give everybody who coughs on the train a dirty look and tie your hands to your waist with elastic to keep from accidentally touching your face until you've had a chance to wash them under soap and water for at least three minutes. That's right. It's flu season. Here are some tips for coming out on the other side okay. 

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Blinking May Let Your Brain Rest

It’s been known for some time that when people blink it’s to moisten their eyeball. It's something the body does without us thinking about it. New research in Japan suggests blinking does more than that by putting the brain in a temporary ‘safe’ mode like a computer does.

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

New Facebook App Will Help You Find Out Who Gave You the Flu

After last year's flu season, which health officials say was one of the mildest in the past 30 years, the illness is back with a vengeance. Well, if you're unlucky enough to currently have the flu, at least a new Facebook app can help track down the diseased jerk who gave it to you in the first place.

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Help With Your Weight Loss Goal!

With everyone trying to reach their weightloss goals, including me, people have been bombarding me with things I should do, eat or workouts I should look at. EVERYONE wants to help!

Well, here's a way to help yourself!

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Mainers are Fairly Happy with Their ‘Private Health’

Maine ranks sixth in the nation in 'sexual health.' In fact, the northeast U.S. seems happy on this front. The Northeast did well, with Vermont at the top of the list. Connecticut was second and New Hampshire third. Mississippi ranked the worst in sexual health.

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The Biggest Loser: It Could Be You!

Having NEVER watched The Biggest Loser before, I felt inspired to this year because it involved children. Not only were adults trying to change their lifestyles but so were three kids who have been struggling with their weight their entire lives.

If 3 children can be inspired to get healthy, why can't we?

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Gym Intimidation Usually the Reason Why Some Guys Don’t Work Out

Many guys will be entering the gym for the first time this week in an brash attempt to shed off unwanted holiday pounds and, who knows, maybe even work on building up those six packs instead of just sitting around drinking them.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Renee’s Cold Feet + Not So Warm Heart

I HATE being cold. But I can do OK if my feet are warm. If my feet and hands are warm, I am even better. With the cold winter temperatures and heat costing so much I look for other ways to not be so uncomfortable.

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18-Year-Old Brazilian Woman Auctioning Off Virginity to Pay Mom’s Medical Bill

After Rebeca Bernardo's mother suffered a debilitating stroke, the 18-year-old tried waitressing and other "legitimate" forms of employment to raise funds for mom's care.

But when that wasn't enough, Bernardo turned to the world's oldest profession. Inspired by fellow Brazilian Catarina Migliorini, who raised $ 780,000 by auctioning off her virginity, Bernardo decided to put her first time on the block.

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Category: Health, Lifestyle, Offbeat

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