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Portland, ME is One of the Healthiest Places to Live…If You’re a Woman

'Women’s Health Magazine' has named Portland, Maine as one of the healthiest cities in the United States for a woman to live. The magazine’s ranked cities in 41 categories that included nutrition, cost of living and cancer rates.

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Lifesize

5 Helpful Tips to Avoid Catching the Flu

Unless you’ve been hiding out under the covers shivering, nursing a fever and clutching your achy bones, you probably know this has been a brutal flu season.

What you may not know is there are measures you can take to avoid the flu -- and most of them are pretty darned simple. So, what are they?

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Photo by Sharon Buck

A Healthy Breakfast You Can Actually Afford!

You've seen the fitness magazines. They all give you these INCREDIBLE meals you can make that have few calories, is healthy and tastes good.  However, inorder to make them, it costs a FORTUNE! Take a look at the simplest breakfast you can make, that won't cost an arm and a leg!

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Getty Images, photo by Rob Melnychuk

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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Getty Images, photo by Scott Olson

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
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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Sharon working out
Photo by Sharon Buck

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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Photo by Sharon Buck

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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