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Loneliness, isolation as dangerous as obesity, study says

Loneliness, isolation as dangerous as obesity, study says

Loneliness and social isolation are as dangerous to health as being severely overweight. And social relationships should be given more attention and concern than they've been getting, according to new research from Brigham Young University.


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Loneliness, isolation as dangerous as obesity, study says
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Loneliness, isolation as dangerous as obesity, study says

Troy Johnson's dad died last year and now he's worried that his mom, 79, will be lonely. So he and his wife try to visit regularly and he and his brother coordinate th... » Read More
Posted: apr. 27, 2015 6:09 a.m. | Loneliness, isolation as dangerous as obesity, study says Comments 0 Comments
10 things parents wish they knew before becoming a parent
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10 things parents wish they knew before becoming a parent

Preparing for parenthood may make you want to spend hours reading books and experts' advice about the best parenting practices. » Read More
Posted: apr. 27, 2015 2:49 a.m. | 10 things parents wish they knew before becoming a parent Comments 0 Comments
1 out of 7 Americans has this kind of marriage
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1 out of 7 Americans has this kind of marriage

Interracial marriages are common in the United States. In fact, one in seven new marriages in the U.S. is between interracial or interethnic couples, according to a 20... » Read More
Posted: apr. 27, 2015 12:59 a.m. | 1 out of 7 Americans has this kind of marriage Comments 0 Comments
5 crucial things you must do for children of divorce
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5 crucial things you must do for children of divorce

If you and your spouse are contemplating divorce, your little ones are already aware of the conflict — guaranteed. Children are incredibly intuitive to the emotions of... » Read More
Posted: apr. 26, 2015 9:09 p.m. | 5 crucial things you must do for children of divorce Comments 0 Comments
Put sleeping babies in cribs, not carriers or car seats, study says
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Put sleeping babies in cribs, not carriers or car seats, study says

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A new study shows babies are far safer when sleeping in a crib instead of a baby carrier or car seat. » Read More
Posted: apr. 26, 2015 8:29 p.m. | Put sleeping babies in cribs, not carriers or car seats, study says Comments 0 Comments
Surviving life when you feel you have no calling
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Surviving life when you feel you have no calling

In our society a big emphasis is put on certain areas of life. These are things such as being successful in your career, getting married, and having children. When non... » Read More
Posted: apr. 26, 2015 8:19 p.m. | Surviving life when you feel you have no calling Comments 0 Comments
Why we pretend to need God much less than we actually do
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Why we pretend to need God much less than we actually do

It’s easy to shrug off what other people consider divine. We assume that God is unrelated to the everyday things that happen to us. We feel like we’ve got things figur... » Read More
Posted: apr. 26, 2015 8:09 p.m. | Why we pretend to need God much less than we actually do Comments 0 Comments
Exercise is a 'miracle cure,' but not for obesity
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Exercise is a 'miracle cure,' but not for obesity

Thirty minutes of moderate exercise, five times a week, is as effective as many prescription drugs for preventing and managing chronic disease, but “physical activity ... » Read More
Posted: apr. 26, 2015 8:09 p.m. | Exercise is a 'miracle cure,' but not for obesity Comments 0 Comments
A simple way to know that you're with the right person, backed by science
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A simple way to know that you're with the right person, backed by science

Romantic relationships are complicated sometimes, but research says there really is a simple way to tell if you are with the right person. » Read More
Posted: apr. 26, 2015 7:59 p.m. | A simple way to know that you're with the right person, backed by science Comments 0 Comments
5 signs it is time to remodel your home
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5 signs it is time to remodel your home

There are many factors that might motivate a person to take on the challenge of remodeling a home. Some homeowners may have a specific event that finally pushes them o... » Read More
Posted: apr. 25, 2015 7:49 p.m. | 5 signs it is time to remodel your home Comments 0 Comments
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How one community is changing the discussion on campus sexual assault

Carrie Hull became a police officer because she wanted to help people. » Read More
Posted: apr. 24, 2015 9:29 a.m. | How one community is changing the discussion on campus sexual assault Comments 0 Comments
'Mortal Kombat X' and why we push the boundaries of violence in video games
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'Mortal Kombat X' and why we push the boundaries of violence in video games

Mortal Kombat X, the latest release in the notoriously violent Mortal Kombat video game franchise, was released last week, and it's gotten some squeamish reviews. » Read More
Posted: apr. 24, 2015 8:59 a.m. | 'Mortal Kombat X' and why we push the boundaries of violence in video games Comments 0 Comments
This one thing you do every day is probably hurting your sex life
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This one thing you do every day is probably hurting your sex life

Is your sex life non-existent? » Read More
Posted: apr. 24, 2015 1:59 a.m. | This one thing you do every day is probably hurting your sex life Comments 0 Comments
Making college safer: how to protect students from sexual assault
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Making college safer: how to protect students from sexual assault

When Constance and Howard Clery picked Lehigh University for their youngest — and only — daughter to attend, it was partly because the school seemed safe. The Pennsylv... » Read More
Posted: apr. 23, 2015 8:29 p.m. | Making college safer: how to protect students from sexual assault Comments 0 Comments
Average teen to spend $324 on ‘promposals’ this year
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Average teen to spend $324 on ‘promposals’ this year

FOSTER CITY, Calif. — Two tickets to Disneyland. A sunset sail. A three-course gourmet meal. A roundtrip flight from your hometown to New York City. » Read More
Posted: apr. 23, 2015 8:29 p.m. | Average teen to spend $324 on ‘promposals’ this year Comments 0 Comments
19 things you should be doing for Hubby on a regular basis
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19 things you should be doing for Hubby on a regular basis

Despite popular belief, marriage is not about give and take. It’s about give and give — on both sides. Here are 20 simply humble ways to show your hubby that you suppo... » Read More
Posted: apr. 23, 2015 8:19 p.m. | 19 things you should be doing for Hubby on a regular basis Comments 0 Comments
The Clean Cut: Lucasfilm responds to 7-year-old boy wishing Jedis could get married
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The Clean Cut: Lucasfilm responds to 7-year-old boy wishing Jedis could get married

Collin, a 7-year-old Star Wars fan, recently reached out to George Lucas with a question that had worried the aspiring Jedi Knight. » Read More
Posted: apr. 23, 2015 8:09 p.m. | The Clean Cut: Lucasfilm responds to 7-year-old boy wishing Jedis could get married Comments 0 Comments
Why I told my children they were weird
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Why I told my children they were weird

I didn't come out and say it. I'm not that kind of dad. » Read More
Posted: apr. 23, 2015 9:29 a.m. | Why I told my children they were weird Comments 0 Comments
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Does an American child go missing every 90 seconds?

"Every 90 seconds" is how often some education campaigns say an American child goes missing. » Read More
Posted: apr. 23, 2015 9:19 a.m. | Does an American child go missing every 90 seconds? Comments 0 Comments
3 tips to help your child have summer energy
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3 tips to help your child have summer energy

Summertime is just around the corner, and for many American children that means a break from indoor classrooms and a chance to run free under the summer sun. » Read More
Posted: apr. 23, 2015 7:39 a.m. | 3 tips to help your child have summer energy Comments 0 Comments
4 problems in youth sports today
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4 problems in youth sports today

It is estimated that over 21.5 million children between the ages of 6 and 17 play team sports. This data collected by ESPN also found that 60 percent of boys and 47 pe... » Read More
Posted: apr. 22, 2015 6:09 a.m. | 4 problems in youth sports today Comments 0 Comments
Bunny poop, motherhood and mistakes
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Bunny poop, motherhood and mistakes

This week in my neighborhood there has been an extraordinary amount of bunny poop on the sidewalks. For several days during my walks, I would stare at the ground, care... » Read More
Posted: apr. 22, 2015 5:49 a.m. | Bunny poop, motherhood and mistakes Comments 0 Comments
Are trampolines too dangerous for backyards?
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Are trampolines too dangerous for backyards?

Every year when I take my daughters to their annual pediatric exams, I can’t shake the feeling that I’m undergoing interrogation: Do I give them three vegetables of di... » Read More
Posted: apr. 22, 2015 5:49 a.m. | Are trampolines too dangerous for backyards? Comments 0 Comments
Kibananberry Pie is a luscious strawberry treat
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Kibananberry Pie is a luscious strawberry treat

One of the undeniable signs of spring is when strawberries return to the market shelves. Strawberries are not only beautiful, but also a healthy addition to the dinner... » Read More
Posted: apr. 22, 2015 5:49 a.m. | Kibananberry Pie is a luscious strawberry treat Comments 0 Comments
How (and why) to teach your kids to love nature
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How (and why) to teach your kids to love nature

It's National Park Week from April 18 to 26 and Earth Day on the 22nd, but that's not why Chris Fiscus is taking his kids hiking this weekend. They go regularly becaus... » Read More
Posted: apr. 22, 2015 5:39 a.m. | How (and why) to teach your kids to love nature Comments 0 Comments
How to keep your aging brain healthy
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How to keep your aging brain healthy

Since Steve Prince retired from dentistry 18 months ago, he hasn't slowed down. The 68-year-old Fallbrook, California, man fills his days with activities, both mental ... » Read More
Posted: apr. 22, 2015 2:29 a.m. | How to keep your aging brain healthy Comments 0 Comments
Pros and cons of automating your budget
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Pros and cons of automating your budget

Everyone needs a budget. » Read More
Posted: apr. 22, 2015 1:59 a.m. | Pros and cons of automating your budget Comments 0 Comments
5 ways to embrace pre-menopause
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5 ways to embrace pre-menopause

Each year millions of women in their late 40s and early 50s experience the dreaded time in life that we euphemistically refer to as “the change,” including peri-menopa... » Read More
Posted: apr. 22, 2015 1:49 a.m. | 5 ways to embrace pre-menopause Comments 0 Comments
If couples cleave, they won't want to leave
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If couples cleave, they won't want to leave

If couples cleave to each other amid challenges, they will become united and will only feel complete with the other. » Read More
Posted: apr. 22, 2015 1:19 a.m. | If couples cleave, they won't want to leave Comments 0 Comments
The sweet 'peace' of chocolate
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The sweet 'peace' of chocolate

OK, moms, confession time. Who has shut themselves in their closet, laundry room, or pantry to enjoy a moment of peace — and maybe even a piece of your secret chocolat... » Read More
Posted: apr. 22, 2015 12:39 a.m. | The sweet 'peace' of chocolate Comments 0 Comments
 

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