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The Science Behind Why You’re Craving Pumpkin Spice Everything Right Now

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Fall is here! You know what that means? The stores are filled with pumpkin everything! Catherine Franssen, assistant professor of psychology at Longwood University in Virginia, said: “My husband — whose favorite pie is pumpkin; he’ll eat it year-round — thinks the pumpkin spice craze is funny and brings home all sorts of odd pumpkin…

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5 Scientific Benefits Of Napping

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Even on your best day, life can be so exhausting. Sometimes, you just really need a nap. Here are just a few scientific reasons why it is okay to take a nap during the day: 1. It Can Boost Your Immune System. Sleep deprivations can take a toll on your immune system. Studies show that…

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Top 5 Reasons You’re Tired All The Time

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Are you always feeling sluggish and tired? Here are some reasons why and tips to combat them. 1. You Skip Exercise. You may think that skipping exercise to save your energy might be a good idea, but it really isn’t. Studies show that adults who exercise at least three times a week reported feeling less…

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Proof That Trump Really Is A Robot

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During the campaign, President Donald Trump’s doctor claimed that Trump would be the “healthiest” person ever elected president. I would like to see that doctor’s diploma. Trump loves fast-food, only sleeps a few hours a night, and he believes exercise is misguided. The reason that he doesn’t exercise is absolutely batsh*t insane. He believes that…

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Make Sure You Bring Those Hand Wipes Because In This Place STD’s Aren’t Reserved For Intimacy

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Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, obviously imply sexual contact. It would seem logical that if you really wanted to get an STD (why would you?), you would first have to have sex. Well, throw logic out of the window, for there are some places where you can get an STD without doing the deed yourself.…

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Think You Had A Good Night’s Sleep? You’ll Have A Great Day!

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  I’m a middle aged woman. That means that one of the things I’ve given up is the belief that I will ever again sleep through a night. Between kids, jobs, menopause and daily aches and pains, sleep has become an elusive goal. But new research has given me hope that I can still have…

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The Inducer Pizza Has An Unusual Side Effect

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Hawthorne’s New York Pizza and Bar in Charlotte, North Carolina has recently seen an uptick in its pregnant clientele. The reason? One of the company’s pizza pies promises to help women to give birth. Apparently, pregnant women believe that consuming the “The Inducer,” which comes with medium-hot Buffalo sauce, mozzarella cheese, and chicken, helps their…

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The World’s Sperm Is In Trouble

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A 14-year study, involving 30,000 men has come to the conclusion that human sperm quality has declined significantly. The study discovered that 56 percent of the sperm-donor applicants tested qualified to donate in 2001 because their sperm met standards of healthiness. In 2015, only 18 per cent qualified. Other scientists have discovered that up to 90…

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BREAKING: Pence Breaks The Tie Taking Down Planned Parenthood

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They’ve gone and done it now. Vice President Mike Pence had to break the tie, but the Senate has passed a bill they’ve been wanting. They are trying to defund Planned Parenthood. It now goes to President Donald Trump for signature. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said this about it: “It would let…

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Angelic Voice Heard In Boston Hospital Is Comfort Food For The Soul (VIDEO)

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  Very, very few people enjoy being in the hospital. Most people find it frightening and depressing to have to spend any time under hospital care. The antiseptic smells, the bright lights, the impersonal workers who bustle around while you wait for your nurse or doctor. Not the kind of place where you expect to do…

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The Future of Stroke Treatment May Lurk In This Deadly Venom (VIDEO)

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  Nobody is comfortable with the thought of suffering a stroke. When a blood clot or a ruptured blood vessel happens in the brain, the damage is quick and devastating. Brain tissue dies off quickly from lack of oxygen, and often the damage is irreversible. It’s a very scary medical emergency. Up until now, stroke treatment…

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Former Homeless Woman In England Lived In A Public Toilet For A Year (Video)

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The homeless are often an invisible race. We pass by them on the street and look away. We hear the rattle of change in their cups, and we hear their plaintive cries for money, but most of us look distracted and keep walking. Such cynicism is not without justification. There are those who just want…

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Pornhub Just Launched Its Own Sex Ed Site (VIDEO)

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Porn sites aren’t exactly known for their social justice work, but porn giant Pornhub is trying to change that by launching a brand-spanking-new sexual health website. The Pornhub Sexual Health Center will provide resources and education on sexual health topics ranging from STIs to top erotic positions for lesbians to trans* terminology. Prominent sex therapist Dr. Laurie…

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No Jogging, No Sex: Woman’s Rare Allergy Means Exertion Could Kill Her

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Imagine how horrible it would if the things you love could kill you. If you are into extreme sports, then you might the know feeling. However, for one woman in Colorado, mundane activities like jobbing, eating food, or even having sex with her husband could stop her heart for good. 34-year-old nurse Katy Van Nostrand…

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A South African Pastor Heals A Woman’s Warts With His ‘Holy Shoe’ (VIDEO)

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In troubled times, people often turn to quacks. Promising quick remedies for serious ailments, these professional hucksters usually come in two varieties: the brilliant seducer who appears legitimate, and the the obvious crank. South African pastor Zendile Andries falls into the latter category. According to statistics collected in 2015, some 7 million people in South…

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Read Harry Potter And Become A Better Person, Says Science (VIDEO)

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It is news sure to please muggles and wizards alike. According to a research article published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, one of the greatest benefits of reading the Harry Potter series is increased empathy and tolerance. The article’s authors, a quintet of Italian psychologists, studied children who read the series and closely identified with the…

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This Cancer Survivor Is Instagramming Her Amputated Foot, And It’s Hilarious

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Kristi Loyall kicked cancer’s ass, no bones about it. Well, maybe some bones — after her foot was amputated in April 2016 due to a cancerous lump, this Instagrammer had the clever (and more than a little horrifying) idea of taking her amputated appendage home with her. Ever since, the limb has been going on…

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Spicy Foods Could Help You Live Longer

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According to new research, eating spicy foods can help you live longer. The findings show: “In this large prospective study, we observed an inverse relationship between hot red chili pepper consumption and all-cause mortality, after adjusting for potential confounders. Adults who consumed hot red chili peppers had a 13% lower hazard of death, compared to those who…

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Baby Got Back… And Brains!

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Being overweight is unhealthy, but a new study says carrying a bit of weight on your backside might not be so bad. Researchers at the University of Oxford and Churchill Hospital in the United Kingdom found that people carrying a bit of extra weight in the butt and thigh area have a lowered risk of…

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Here’s What The Inside Of Your Nose Looks Like

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In case you’ve ever wondered, here’s what the inside of your nose looks like. Ewwww….but it looks like little caves and corridors. Mysterious!

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