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Do You Work Out So You Can Drink More?

My first reaction is to poo poo the idea of working out just so we can justify more drinks.  And then I remember I hit the treadmill for 40 minutes yesterday only to cancel out the benefits with wings and drinks at happy hour last night.

The Washington Post is talking about a study that says we exercise more on days that we're going to booze it up.  

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The Pumpkin Spice Obsession: It’s Not About Pumpkins

 

It's almost a rule that once September hits, our lives turn toward pumpkin spice. The drinks, the food, the candles, even the candy. We're absolutely obsessed. The first drink of my pumpkin spice latte seems to envelop me like an old blanket making me feel all cozy and protected from the world. According to science, I'm not the only one who thinks that way -  you do, too. 

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How to Avoid Enterovirus? Wash Your Hands — Here Are 5 Tips for Your Kids

In light of recent outbreaks of enterovirus across the country, the CDC is reminding parents that the best way to avoid contracting it to wash your hands.

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Most Women Want A Guy With A Beer Belly

 

Really?  Three out of four women prefer a pudge to a 6-pack.  

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Mysterious Respiratory Virus Creeping Into Idaho – What You Need To Know

 

Since school has started, Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) has been sending hundreds of children to the hospital. Recently reported in Colorado, we're just waiting for the "mysterious respiratory virus" to hit Idaho. Here's what it looks like and steps for prevention (hopefully).

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Midday Crash? Take A Coffee Nap.

 

According to science, taking a coffee nap will give us more energy and make us smarter. Mostly. I'm one of those people who can drink coffee and sleep afterwards and I thought I was weird. Turns out, it's all in your timing. You can do it, too - even at work. 

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My Color Run Experience!

Did you do The Color Run? I did & had a blast! Getting dirty in colored chalk couldn't have been more fun!

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Mom Changes A Diaper At A Restaurant Table, And Gets Kicked Out

Should a mom in Spring, Texas have been kicked out of a restaurant for changing her baby's diaper at the table?

Speak up moms, speak up.

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One Mom Shatters The Breast Milk Record

If you have babies, did you breast feed?  I did it for ten months and by the end I was plum worn out.  It was a great bonding experience and I loved that part of it, but it was hard on a girl's body too.

One woman has set a new record for the amount of breast milk pumped, and the total is pretty unbelievable!

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Less Than 8 Hours Of Sleep May Be Good For You

 

It seems like the need for 8 hours of sleep has been drilled into our heads our entire lives, but that recommended amount of sleep for adults may be changing.

Is it possible that 8 isn't great?

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