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CNN.com: Why is bacon so addictive?

CNN.com: Why is bacon so addictive?

  As a mother of two young girls, one of the things I care about most is staying in tune with my daughters’ day-to-day social interactions, worries and concerns. My daughters attend a school in New York City where social

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CNN.com: What parents need to know about girls’ stress and anxiety

CNN.com: What parents need to know about girls’ stress and anxiety

  As a mother of two young girls, one of the things I care about most is staying in tune with my daughters’ day-to-day social interactions, worries and concerns. My daughters attend a school in New York City where social

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CNN.com: Does chocolate cause acne? After many studies, the answer is … ‘complicated’

CNN.com: Does chocolate cause acne? After many studies, the answer is … ‘complicated’

  “I love this question because I get it every day, and I always wonder why people are so obsessed with the notion that chocolate causes acne,” said Dr. Patricia Farris, a dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of

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CNN.com: Avoid these ‘ultraprocessed’ foods and you might live longer

CNN.com: Avoid these ‘ultraprocessed’ foods and you might live longer

  A study published Monday revealed an alarming statistic: Eating a lot of unhealthy, “ultraprocessed” foods may shorten your life. Specifically, researchers found that a 10% increase in the consumption of ultraprocessed foods was significantly associated with a 14% higher

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CNN.com: How messiness, self-criticism and screens cause you to eat poorly

CNN.com: How messiness, self-criticism and screens cause you to eat poorly

Although food is a necessity for all humans, how we eat typically varies significantly from person to person. And while our food preferences and dislikes help determine what we actually put into our mouths — which ultimately influences our health

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CNN.com: These are the hidden pitfalls of popular diets you just resolved to follow

CNN.com: These are the hidden pitfalls of popular diets you just resolved to follow

  If you’ve resolved to eat healthier at one point or another, you may have been enticed by popular nutrition trends, like organic or gluten-free eating, or even vegetarianism. Although these seemingly healthy eating styles may be tempting to try,

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CNN.com: Forget New Year’s health goals, try ‘Monday resolutions’ instead

CNN.com: Forget New Year’s health goals, try ‘Monday resolutions’ instead

  According to some experts, rather than setting a year-long goal at the start of the year, a more effective approach is to make “Monday resolutions”: weekly goals that can be thought of as mini-resolutions, taking advantage of the natural

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CNN.com: What makes eggnog so addictive?

CNN.com: What makes eggnog so addictive?

  It’s the time of year for seasonal food trends: apple begets pumpkin spice begets butternut squash and sweet potato-rich foods. And now peppermint and eggnog. Some of these are more universally enjoyed than others. But I wondered what exactly

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CNN.com: Gluten-free diet not healthy for everyone

CNN.com: Gluten-free diet not healthy for everyone

  There was a time when gluten, a mixture of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley, was something of a foreign term. Not many people had heard of it, and the few who needed to avoid it found meals

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CNN.com: Why is pizza so addictive?

CNN.com: Why is pizza so addictive?

  A deliciously fresh pizza pie with warm baked dough, salty tomato sauce and gooey cheese is a delight for the senses. There are few foods that could satisfy me on a daily basis, but pizza is one of them.

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