This Daily Habit May Cause a Deadly Stroke

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A new study found that drinking too much alcohol during your middle-age years could raise your future stroke risk. “Heavy” drinkers were defined as people who had more than two beverages a day; and those who drank a third daily cocktail increased their risk even more than diabetes or high blood pressure. So maybe it’s time to think twice before that literal three-martini lunch.   Curated from Men’s Health  
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One Doctor's Surprising Take: The Science and Genetics of Weight Loss

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While exercise and a healthy diet are usually goals to strive toward, turns out that genetics could play a larger role than we think when it comes to our physical appearance. That said, even if we’re only able to influence 30% of the results, the odds are still pretty good that you can get a body that’s right for you, with the right measures in place. Salon explores one viewpoint on the ways we fight biology, evolution and our own brains when we try to lose weight. + If that article didn’t …
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The Knot's Tied Up, So Why Aren't You?

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If you find the sheets go through cold spurts after marriage, the dating site Skout recently conducted a survey that shows a direct correlation between grilled cheese lovers and people with active sex lives. Maybe it’s time for a new midnight snack? Or maybe it’s your behavior that’s letting things take a downturn. Slate’s own Dear Prudence answers a guy’s question about sex procrastination, giving it to us straight. Ready to redress your missteps on the path to sexual marriage bliss? Well, if you decide to make the act an every-night affair, Huffpo’s outlined the auxillary benefits of such …
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One of the Hottest Healthy Snack Food Companies Suddenly Under Fire

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As far as protein bars go, Kind is a relatively newcomer to what can seem like an overwhelmingly saturated market. But with bars that tout coconut, cherries and dark chocolate on the label, it’s not surprising that they’ve quickly claimed their fame as one of the fastest growing energy bars on the market. In what probably will be unappealing to many, the FDA just announced that Kind snack bars are not healthy enough for the “healthy” tag. Evidently, the high volume of nuts has resulted in an unacceptable level of saturated fats — something that …
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How Long Does It Really Take to Get Out of Shape?

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If you’ve ever had to take an extended workout break—whether for work or family obligations, illness or injury, or just plain fatigue—it’s not uncommon to ask yourself: Am I losing my fitness? How long does it take to get out of shape? The good news, according to the Washington Post, is that it takes longer than you think, but there are certain exercises you should try if must miss your usual workouts. Curated from the Washington Post
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