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Benefits of Home Cooking

It’s not a huge surprise – but now a study out of Johns Hopkins confirms that people who cook at home frequently eat healthier and consume fewer calories than those who cook less. The researchers say that those who make most of their meals at home consume fewer...

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Trans Fats and Memory

We’ve all heard about the dangers of trans fats. Now it turns out they can do more than just clog your arteries: they might also be messing with your memory. According to findings presented to the American Heart Association, men who ate large amounts of trans fats...

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Bad Marriage and Heart Health

There’s more evidence that staying in a bad marriage can hurt your health, and the harm increases with age. According to a study from Michigan State university, that’s especially true for women. Researchers examined five years of data from 1,200 married American men...

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Texting and Neck Stress

Do you spend a lot of time reading texts and checking Facebook on your phone? If so, a leading orthopaedic surgeon says you may as well be carrying a big sack of potatoes on your head – because that’s the kind of stress you’re putting on your neck. In a paper...

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DIRECTING LEGEND MIKE NICHOLS DIES

A legendary and versatile director, who moved with ease from searing drama to high comedy, has died. Mike Nichols got his start in comedy in the Sixties with partner Elaine May. He then took up directing, first in theatre, and then in film, winning an Academy Award...

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A HAT FOR $2.7-MILLION

Someone from South Korea bought a hat on the weekend. And paid $2.7-million. Needless to say, it’s not just any hat. It once belonged to the Emperor of France. The South Korean placed the winning bid for the “bicorne” once worn by Napoleon Bonaparte. Historians...

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