Too Much Couch Time Severely Affects Your Kid’s Health

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Researchers found that children ages 9-10 who spend 75% of their time engaging in sedentary activities, such as watching TV or using a computer, are up to nine times more likely to exhibit poor motor coordination than more active children in the same age range. The study also concluded that sedentary activity levels are an […]

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FitBit Is the Gift for Health-Conscious Data Nerds

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Mashable’s Gift of the Day series highlights cool, interesting and fun products for that special someone on your holiday list. She counts calories on her iPhone. She tracks her runs on RunKeeper (or Nike+). She has even inversely correlated her weight against the number of hours she sleeps each night. If that sounds like someone […]

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What are Death With Dignity laws?

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Brittany Maynard, 29, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this year. She moved to Oregon for the state’s Death With Dignity Act, which allows physician-assisted death, and chose to die on Nov. 1. Video: YouTube, CompassionChoices Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman from California, chose to die on Saturday. She had been diagnosed with terminal […]

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Deepak Chopra: Spirituality in The Age of Social Media

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Deepak Chopra has long been considered a guru of personal well-being, faith and the intersection of eastern and western medicine. In the past few years, Chopra has taken his expertise and brand beyond his many books and public services, to a more relatable place — the Internet. He has earned 1.2 million followers on Twitter […]

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