August 2014


saltsugar130x100.jpgSugar and Salt Are Becoming Your Enemies

We do love our chips, our cookies, and every restaurant table is set with a salt shaker and several forms of sugar, but the truth is that the use of both sugar and salt is constantly being discouraged by new research.

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Is Organic Food Marketing Hype?
Six experts, including a farmer and a food critic, square off.


Organic produce, and meat and dairy products, are a tiny—although growing—fraction of what Americans spend on food, on the order of 3 percent.

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Fat Kids, Cruel World
Why the first lady's fight to end childhood obesity does damage to the children it's trying to help.


I didn't write, "I am 9 (almost ten) and I love unicorns," although that was true. Nor did I write, "I am 9 (almost ten) and I live in Florida with my dad and my dog Priscilla, who is all black with a big poofy tail," although that was likewise accurate.

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Predicting Kids' Success ... with Marshmallows
Studies Show Kids Who Can Force Themselves to Wait for Greater Rewards Tend to go on to Better Academic and Personal Lives


Testing footage shows children desperately trying to resist temptation. Their dilemma? Ring the bell, and get one marshmallow now. Or, wait, and get two marshmallows later.

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lowsexdrive130x100.jpgMore Young Women, 18-30, Report Low Libido
Sexperts Say Women are Stressed; Birth Control and Antidepressants Are Also to Blame

Iris, a young woman from North Carolina, can't understand why she has no sexual desire -- she is only 30 and in love.

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sexually-transmitted-diseases130x100.jpgSexually Transmitted Disease: The Next Superbug?

A sexually transmitted infection may be on its way to becoming untreatable after showing growing resistance to multiple antibiotic drugs.

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When Divorce Isn’t the Only Choice
A Montana writer's husband said he was leaving, but she saw another way out.


Her husband's words hit Laura Munson "like a sucker punch." And yet, she says, she was able to duck. After two decades together, he came to her on a summer day and told her: "I don't love you anymore.

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1 in 4 will need health decisions made for them
Those who have living wills usually get treatment they wanted, study finds


A significant number of the elderly — more than one in four — will eventually need someone to make end-of-life decisions about their medical care, a new study suggests.

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suicide130x100.jpgHow To Prevent Young Suicides

This academic year, a cluster of six suicides at Cornell University shocked the nation. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among people ages 10 to 24. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

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Magnet Mayhem: Modifying Morality with Magnets?
Electromagnet Gives Moral Compass a Jolt, Study Finds


An electromagnetic jolt to your brain can temporarily impair your sense of morality.
The FDA has approved a brain stimulator for those suffering from depression.

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