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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

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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Sleep Experts say, ‘Don’t Use the Snooze Button’

Getting an extra couple of minutes of sleep in the morning by hitting the snooze button seems like a good idea but doctors are saying, 'Don’t use the snooze.'  Some people hit the snooze button 3 or 4 times in the morning giving them and ‘extra’ 15 or 20 minutes of sleep, or so they think.  Sleep expert Dr. Neil Stanley explains like this; ‘If you hit the snooze button you may go back into a deep sleep and you’re not supposed to wake up from a deep sleep, you’re supposed to pass to the lighter preparation stage first, then you open your eyes. So snoozing creates a huge shock to the body and it makes you feel awful’.

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10 Active NBA Players Who Suffer From Conditions or Disorders

Houston Rockets rookie forward Royce White is unhappy with how the team is handling his anxiety disorder, and he's turned to Twitter to vent about it. On Tuesday night, White released a statement saying, "As a rookie, I want to settle into a team and make progress; but since preseason, the Rockets have been inconsistent with their agreement to proactively create a healthy and successful relationship."

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Should You Be Required to Have a License to Smoke?

Smokers' rights could be at risk once again: a medical expert is currently advocating for some drastic regulations that would make it mandatory for all smokers to obtain a smoking license.

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Nine-Year-Old’s Dying Wish Granted Thanks to Facebook

There is nothing worse than a story about a nine-year-old dying of cancer. The best we can hope for out of one is something like this -- overwhelming humanity from strangers in the face of tragedy.

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