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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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New Study Reveals Americans Don’t Realize How Fat They Are [POLL]

Many of us could stand to lose a few pounds, but surely we’re not that overweight, right? Well, a new study from the University of Washington says that Americans — men especially — are in denial when it comes to their waistlines.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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New Study Reveals Americans Don’t Realize How Fat They Are [POLL]

Many of us could stand to lose a few pounds, but surely we’re not that overweight, right? Well, a new study from the University of Washington says that Americans — men especially — are in denial when it comes to their waistlines.

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College Student Who Almost Died While Texting and Driving: ‘Don’t Do It’ [VIDEO, POLL]

A recent survey found nearly a third of teen drivers have texted while driving — but after a catastrophic wreck that nearly cost him his life, one Texas college student says he’ll never do it again, and he’s imploring others to follow his lead.

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images
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Lauren Alaina Put on Vocal Rest, Cancels Weekend Appearances

Bad news for Lauren Alaina fans planning to see the singer perform live this weekend. She has been forced to cancel all her upcoming shows because her doctor has put her on complete vocal rest. That means no singing!

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Donna the Hippo
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Mesker’s Donna the Hippo Will Be Euthanized Today

Donna the Hippo has been a fixture at Mesker Park Zoo since 1956 and has brought so many smiles to so many faces over the years. Many regular visitors to the zoo have literally grown up with Donna and she with them

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Alaskan Dude, flickr
Alaskan Dude, flickr
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Study Reveals Women’s Chocolate Cravings Aren’t Hormonal

Ladies, if you’ve come to expect chocolate cravings around your time of the month, they may be all in your head — new research indicates there could be no biological basis for them.

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joi, flickr
joi, flickr
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How Long Should a Nap Be to Make You Feel Oh-So-Refreshed?

Taking a midday snooze has been shown to increase alertness, focus and concentration. But just how long should your power nap be?

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Ryan McVay, Getty Images
Ryan McVay, Getty Images
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New Survey Reveals Employees Can’t Help But Check In with Work While on Vacation

While a break away from the daily grind should be all about kicking back and relaxing, a new survey suggests that most hardworking Americans do not seem to understand the concept of a vacation.

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Pete Lounsbury, Flickr
Pete Lounsbury, Flickr
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Do Pets Make Kids Smarter?

If you have or are thinking of having kids, it might be a good idea to also add a pet to the equation. That’s because last month a study found that babies who grow up in households with pets are healthier than their pet-less counterparts. And now a survey of children suggests that having a furry friend is one of the keys to academic success.

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
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Does Facebook Make It Harder to Heal a Broken Heart?

Relationship experts often say the fastest and easiest way to get over someone is to make a clean break — essentially erase the person from your consciousness. But with the advent of social media, that’s getting harder and harder to do.

And it seems we’re bringing a lot of the anguish on ourselves.

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Courtesy of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
Courtesy of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
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Hero Dad Delivers Newborn on Side of Busy Highway

We’ve all heard the jokes about babies who were conceived in a car. But being born in a car is a much trickier proposition. Especially when that car is on one of the busiest highways in America.

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Scooter vs escalator
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Never Board An Escalator While In Your Power Chair [Video]

Power chairs are everywhere and have become a life saver for people with difficulty getting around on their own. Retailers and grocery stores like Wal-Mart and Schnuck's even provide them for customer convenience. They can come in very handy for shopping or just strolling along the riverfront, but there are places you should not go in a power chair as one Boston woman found the hard way.

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