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Public Urinals Stress Men Out

Men tend to get stressed out about using the urinal in a public restroom, according to a recent study from the University of London. Etiquette seems to dictate that, in a side-by-side urinal setting, merely making eye contact can lead to a fight.

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Category: Health, Offbeat
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Being Drunk Can Save Your Life if You Get Injured (Sort Of)

The bare-knuckle spirit of the American boozehound can now hold its head up a little higher: a new study has discovered that being under the influence of alcohol may increase a person’s chances for survival in the event of an accident.

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Umemployment May Cause Heart Attack

There are many things known that cause heart attacks, stress, diabetes, smoking…we can now add unemployment. At some point in your life, if you were unemployed, whether you quit, were fired or were laid off, you may have increased your chances of getting a heart attack.

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FDA Finds Mice, Roaches and Gnats in Your Airline Food

You might want to stick with the sealed bag of peanuts, after an investigation by the Food and Drug Administration recently discovered the presence of mice, ants and roaches in airline food.

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Category: Food, Health, Travel
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How to Unfreeze Your Frozen Bird

Most of us buy a frozen turkey for Thanksgiving which means it will have to be thawed before it’s cooked. Thawing a turkey can be tricky but there a few easy guidelines to follow and you should be ready to cook on turkey day. The UDSA warns that turkeys have to be kept at a safe temperature during thawing and there are three ways to do that.

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What Are the Most Common Places to Find Germs in a Restaurant?

For many of us, Thanksgiving dinner takes place at the dining room table. But if your family's tradition involves going to local restaurant instead, you should understand the risk factors involved in breaking bread with hundreds, possibly thousands, of other people who might not be as hygienic as you.

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Category: Food, Health, Lists
photo by Andy Capwell
photo by Andy Capwell

Andy Capwell’s Weekend Weightlifitng Crew

You will hear me talking on occasion on B98.5 about going to the gym. While I have lost and regained some weight, I have been slowly getting stronger. The biggest part of getting stronger is being able to lift with friends. Sunday is the day when the weekend lifting crew gets together.

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Are You Ready for ‘Meatless Mondays’? — Survey of the Day

Do you think you could ever find the motivation inside your carnivorous brain to not eat meat at least one day a week? We don't mean going full-blown vegan here, just eliminating meat from your diet one out of every seven days.

That is what the city of Los Angeles is hoping to achieve for its citizens, as the city council recently deemed all Mondays from this point forward in Los Angeles county to be “Meatless Mondays.”

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Category: Food, Health, Poll
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Man Controls ‘Call Me Maybe’ With His Actual Heart

Thank heavens for nerds. One time when we were bored, we dug all the Doritos bits out of our couch.* This guy hacked his running watch so he could control the tempo of it with his heartbeat. Then he filmed himself doing jumping jacks to 'Call Me Maybe.' This video might be the reason that song exists.

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Category: Health, Offbeat
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Tim Doyle/Getty Images

Pepsi Launches A Fat-Fighting Soda In Japan

Pepsi Special, a new drink distributed by Pepsi's partner in Japan, Suntory Holdings Limited, contains dextrin, a dietary fiber that dissolves in water and is found in fiber supplements such as Benefiber. Pepsi claims that the new drink can fend off fat. But is a healthy soda an oxymoron?

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