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Flu Season Focusing Attention on ‘Paid Sick Day’ Issue

This flu season is drawing attention to the issues around mandatory paid sick leave. Not so much for those who have it, but for those who do not.  More than 40 million people in the work force do not have paid sick days. So, when they are sick, if they do not work, they do not get paid.

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Joe Raedle,Getty Images

Maine Lawmakers Learn More about Guns + Mental Health Issues

This would have been very interesting to attend. It was an informational meeting with law enforcement and lawmakers on gun violence. The take away message for those who attended was that in order find the solutions, we need to dig deeper into the mental health issues not just the kinds of weapons used.

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Homebrewer makes beer from Sugar Puffs
John Wright

Bad News — We Have Diabetes Now From Just Hearing About Sugar Puffs Cereal Beer

Back in college, we once tried out the beer and cereal combo when we were out of milk, and it did NOT go well. Thankfully, an amateur brewer armed with actual knowledge has found the perfect way to merge the two by creating beer made from Sugar Puffs cereal. Finally, a way to get tanked at breakfast.

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Measuring Waist
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‘Are Ab Exercises the Most Effective Way to Lose My Gut?’ — Ask Coach Rick Scarpulla

I spend a good amount of time in the gym doing crunches and ab work. Are abdominal exercises the most effective way to lose my extra gut? It doesn't seem to be working -- Brian, 21, Austin, TX

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Category: Health, Lifestyle, Offbeat
Burger
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Shocking Study Reveals What Senior Citizens Can Eat

Instead of fighting old age, you may want to embrace it.

And you'll never guess why.

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Happy Workers
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Where Are the Happiest Cities to Work?

Not everybody can go to work with a smile on his or her face. However, there are places in America where that actually is the case.

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Scott Barbour, Getty Images
Scott Barbour, Getty Images

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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Flu
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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Cottage Cheese
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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Excercising
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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