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How Often Do You Check Your Phone?

I read that 20 percent of us check our smart phones every ten minutes.

I hate to admit it, but I’m one of those helpless, pathetic addicts. I just can’t stand not knowing what might be going on inside that phone as it sits there on my desk. Has someone sent a text? What new emails have just landed? Maybe I should check Facebook. Perhaps a celebrity couple has broken up….I should see. Stop the madness! But I can’t.

If you’re not checking your phone every ten minutes, a new Time Mobility Poll says you’re probably checking it at least once an hour. And 84 percent can’t go one day with their mobile device at hand. What would we do with our hands if we didn’t have our phones? I shudder to think.

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charlietphoto, flickr
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Will ‘Yo-Yo Dieting’ Really Wreck Your Metabolism?

For years, the conventional wisdom among diet experts is that so-called “yo-yo dieting” — repeatedly gaining and losing weight — wreaks havoc on one’s metabolism, causing it to slow down.

But as it turns out, that may not be so true after all.

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Scientists Find Disturbing Link Between Drought and Suicide

There appears to be a creepy correlation between extended periods of drought and high rates of suicide.

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I-5 Design & Manufacture, Flickr
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The Real Truth Behind Food Expiration Dates [POLL]

A friend and I were just talking about this very subject and it prompted me to do some research. Expiration dates: how long do you let food go before you decide to eat it or toss it?

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purpaboo, Flickr
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4 Weird Food Cures

I’ve been on a health kick for the past eight or nine months and I’m signed up for a bunch of “healthy” newsletters via email. Today’s email was on weird food cures and a couple of them caught my attention – including eating asparagus to prevent a hangover!

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Mean and Pinchy, Flickr
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Sleep Tight! Summer Heat Means Higher Spider Population

I’ve noticed a ton of people recently on Facebook complaining about spiders and scorpions in their house. Bad news for you people with arachnophobia – high temperatures and drought are some key conditions that lead to overpopulation of cold-blooded insects!

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persocomholic / veggiefrog / TheKarenD, flickr
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10 Everyday Foods That Are Surprisingly Healthy

People are always trying to eat healthier or lose weight. The media sends out a constant onslaught of new information about what you should and shouldn’t eat.

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Papa John’s CEO Says Health Care Law Will Make Pizzas Cost More — Dollars and Sense

The free women’s health services under President Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act may be nice, but according to Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter, those perks and others like them could cost you next time you order a pizza.

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@JordinSparks, Twitter
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Jordin Sparks Drops 50 Pounds + Covers SHAPE Magazine

The 2007 American Idol Winner, Jordin Sparks has it all — a beautiful voice, stunning looks and now a fitter, healthier body! The Sparkle actress has dropped more than 50 pounds and is showing off her new body on the cover of SHAPE magazine!

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Category: Celebrity News, Health
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ABC News
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Boy With Cerebral Palsy Competes in Triathlon [VIDEO]

Last night I was watching World News with Diane Sawyer on ABC and near the end of the show they featured a story about brothers. It wasn't an ordinary story either, it made an impact on me and got me to thinking about all the kids that are affected by a chronic or terminal illness and the charities that I and Mix 93-1 support each year, like Children's Miracle Network and Kidd's Kids.

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Tim Matsui, Getty Images
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What Do You Need to Know About Women’s Services Under New Health Care Reform?

August 1 marks the day when a key provision of President Obama’s health care reform law goes into effect: private insurance companies now must provide contraception and many women’s preventive services for free.

But because insurance in general can be complicated, there are some things you’ll need to know.

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Heat Warnings Continue Across East Texas

Venturing outside these days makes it hard to breathe. Even walking from the nice, cool office out to the car after work can make a girl sweat. And we don't even want to talk about that temperature inside the car. Ouch! Those seats are sizzlin'.

We probably don't have to tell you that a heat advisory is in effect for much of East Texas through 7 p.m. Thursday. But what does that mean exactly?

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