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British Mother Defends Decision to Smoke While Pregnant
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British Mother Defends Decision to Smoke While Pregnant [VIDEO]

The brilliant ladies of MTV's 'Teen Mom' may have met their match in Charlie Wilcox.

Wilcox, a British mother who smoked 3,500 cigarettes while pregnant, claims all that nicotine was actually healthy for her newborn daughter because it made the girl's heart work harder since it restricted her oxygen supply while in utero.

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Woman Constantly Falls Asleep While Laughing
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Woman Constantly Falls Asleep While Laughing

Claire Scott's medical condition is a laughing matter.

The 24-year-old British woman suffers from a rare disorder called cataplexy, in which she falls asleep whenever she laughs. The rare condition has caused her to pass out as many as 50 times each day since she was a wee little lass.

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New Caffeine-Lined Pants Promises to Help People Lose Weight
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New Caffeine-Lined Pants Promises to Help People Lose Weight

Drink enough soda and you'll pack on the pounds. Wear enough soda and you'll shed them.

At least that's the claim made by a European clothing company called Lytess, which is marketing pants lined with caffeine to help people lose weight.

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Is It Really One Dollar?

I'm sure a lot of you have wondering what the deal is with Gold's Gym only charging $1 to sign up for a membership.  I am pleased to tell you that there are no games, gimmicks, hidden fees, or whatever you want to call it involved

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Crossing Your Arms Reduces Pain
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Crossing Your Arms Reduces Pain

Simply crossing your arms reduces the feeling of pain.

Since we generally use our right hand to touch things on the right side of our orientation, and our left hand to touch things on the left side, scientists believe that when you cross your arms the brain gets confused and doesn't process stimuli -- including pain -- as well

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Charleston Is the Most Sleepless City in the Country
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Charleston Is the Most Sleepless City in the Country

Here's some news that's bound to keep the fine people of Charleston, West Virginia up at night.

Charleston has been named the most sleepless city in America, according to The Daily Beast, which came up with its rankings based on the percentage of people who suffer from insomnia.

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New Blood Test Could Predict How Long You Will Live
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New Blood Test Could Predict How Long You Will Live

A blood test that should be available in Europe by the end of the year could give you a pretty good indication of how fast you are aging and how much longer you will live.

The test measures telomeres, structures on the end of each of your chromosomes, which scientists think may hold the key to determining a person's "true age."

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Coupons From Sandy

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Sometimes I forget that a lot of you may be coupon newbies, so I hope I have not confused anyone. I thought I would back up a little and give some basic tips for the beginners.  If anyone has questions

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Study: Driving a Car Will Make You Fat
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Study: Driving a Car Will Make You Fat

According to a researcher at the University of Illinois, automobiles may be to blame for the increase in obesity levels in America.

"People consume food, which is a form of energy, and then they expend it in their activities," sa

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Savings And Coupons From Sandy!

I really didn't see a lot on sale this week that caught my eye. If you were lucky enough to get the BOGO Clean & Clear coupon or the $1.00/1 Carefree coupon then there are a couple of good deals on these.

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Coupons From Sandy!

Here is one that you can do by tonight at Walgreen's if you have a printer. Go to precisepainrelief.com or click here and click on print coupon, give them an email address, and print out a $5.00 coupon. Go to Walgreen's and pick up the

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Is Salt Actually Good for You?
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Is Salt Actually Good for You?

A new development in the battle against salt is leading some scientists to question whether a low-sodium diet is actually healthy for you.

In a study published Wednesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association, Belgian researches "estimated sodium intake of nearly 3,700 participants, with an average age of about 40, by measuring sodium in their urine at the beginning and end of the study."

What they found was that the people with the lowest amount of sodium intake "had no greater protection against high blood pressure after eight years than those who consumed the highest levels," according to the Boston Globe.

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