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Lars Klintwall Malmqvist
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How Many Americans Wash Their Hands After Using Public Restrooms? [POLL]

A new survey on hand washing has revealed that 70 percent of Americans always wash their hands after using a public restroom, while 29 percent sometimes skip that ever-important, germ-killing step. And yes, 1 percent confessed to never washing their hands after using a public bathroom.

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(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Coffee In The Morning Can Solve Your Aches and Pains

Having coffee in the morning can help you for the rest of the day, not just the jolt of waking up when you have breakfast. A group of scientists, and I would assume coffee lovers, found that it will help you deal with the pain of working at a computer.

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Source:  Roebot via flickr
Source: Roebot via flickr
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New York City Officials Push To Regulate Baby Formula

Parents may no longer have a choice in how they choose to feed their newborn babies in New York City.
New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley today launched “Latch On NYC,” a new citywide initiative to support mothers who breastfeed their infants by asking city maternity hospitals to voluntarily sign on to support a mother’s choice to breastfeed and limit the promotion of infant formula in their facilities which can interfere with that decision

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Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images
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Apples are Early in Bayfield This Year, Choose Your Favorite and Go Pick Some

It's a good year for apples in Bayfield Wisconsin, and the season is early this year! If you've never gone, you may want to try it this year. It can actually save you money in the long run, and the difference in taste is unbelievable. I've included different types of apples available to you. Enjoy!

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jsmjr, flickr
jsmjr, flickr
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Standing Up Is an Easy Way to Improve Your Health

You exercise, eat well and don’t smoke, but if you think that’s all it takes to be healthy, think again.

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Source: jmacphoto dot com via flickr
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Microwave Popcorn Ingredient A Respiratory Hazard For Workers

A new research study that was recently released shows a correlation between an ingredient in the butter-flavoring in microwave popcorn and respiratory ailments.

The ingredient 2,3-pentanedione (PD), used to impart the flavor and aroma of butter in microwave popcorn, is a respiratory hazard that can also alter gene expression in the brain of rats

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o5com, flickr
o5com, flickr
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More and More Americans Are Walking for Exercise

As a whole, the US has an obesity problem — but the good news is that more of us are getting up off the couch and talking a walk.

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karithina, flickr
karithina, flickr
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Would You Be Willing to Skip Eating If It Meant Living Longer?

We all want to live longer, but one way to do it may not sit well with you — it involves eating less. A lot less. In fact, on some days, you’ll eat almost nothing at all.

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Source: fengman123 via flickr
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Cigarette Smokers On The Decline But Cigar And Pipe Smokers Are On The Increase

The number of cigarette smokers in the United States dropped 33% from 2000 to 2011.  At the same time, there's been an increase of tobacco pipe and cigar smokers - 123% in the same time period.  In addition, so-called pipe tobacco use  has grown 482%

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The Strongest Coffee In The World

I can go without a lot of things, but one thing is must have daily is my coffee. I'm one of those that can enjoy a cup of hot coffee on a 90 degree day while sitting on my deck.  Trying a stronger coffee is always an interesting experience, but can you imagine trying the strongest coffee in the world?

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(Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Lying Is A Good Thing, When It’s To Yourself

Here is the quiz I talked about on the morning show. Do You Lie to yourself? Experts say lying to yourself can be beneficial. They say believing we are more talented or intelligent than we really are can help us influence and win over others.

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(Photo by Micha Theiner/Getty Images)
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Texting And Walking Could Put You In The Emergency Room

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 1,200 people were treated in US emergency rooms last year after walking-related mishaps associated with handheld devices.

How many people have you seen walking, looking into their phone, not paying attention to anything around them? Are you one of those people? Turns out this behavior is more dangerous than you think.

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