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Women Gain Weight After Marriage, Men After Divorce

Getting hitched results in women putting on the pounds, whereas the male waistline is more likely to expand after a divorce.

Researchers from Ohio State University discovered this discrepancy after analyzing a study on the effects marital events had on 10,000 people between 1986 and 2008.

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Woman Completes Bar Exam While In Labor

I’m a sissy and probably would have left. This chick just kept going!

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Facebook Can Cause Psychological Disorders and Other Issues in Teens

A new study suggests that using Facebook too much triggers the development of anti-social behavior in teenagers.

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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What You Eat When Pregnant Determines What Foods Your Child Will Like

Have you ever wondered why you don't like a certain food?  Well, You can blame your Mama!

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McDonald’s Makes Their Happy Meals Healthier . . . Fewer Fries and Mandatory Apples

If you won't force your kids to eat apples, then dang it, someone's going to.  And that someone is now . . . believe it or not . . . McDonald's.  Yesterday, McDonald's announced some MAJOR changes to their Happy Meals.

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New Study Says Impulsive People Weigh More

We all know eating too much and moving too little can add a little extra around the waist. But can your personality lead to weight gain too?

A new study published by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology says it’s possible.

Three researchers from the US Department of Health and Human Services followed nearly 2,000 people over a 50-year life span and found those who were more impulsive were likely to be about 24 pounds heavier than those who weren’t. They also found that subjects who weren’t terribly friendly may experience  “a greater increase in the Body Mass Index across the adult life span.”

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Photo of the Day: Behold . . . ‘NippleFoot’

"Nipplefoot", in the photo on the left,  just made your Tuesday MUCH more interesting! No, this is not Photoshopped, and IS a real medical condition. However, this is the first time it has been seen on a foot!

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Wichita Falls' Obesity Rate Over 30%
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Wichita County Obesity Rate Hits 32.5 Percent

Ok, so I've never technically been in the "obese" category but I did let myself go pretty hard core & was heading that way.  It is SO easy to let yourself eat whatever you want & plop down on the couch after a long day at work!  Those two factors are a dangerous combination and is the reason Wichita Falls now as an obesity rate of over 30%!

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The American Medical Association Declares War on Photoshop [VIDEO]

The American Medical Association is taking a stand against Photoshop.

For decades, photo manipulation software has been whittling the waists and thinning the thighs of celebrities and models, and the AMA says it’s caused unrealistic and unhealthy body image issues — especially among children and adolescents.

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Diet Soda May Make You Pack on the Pounds

By analyzing the results of a 10-year longitudinal study of 474 people, researchers  were able to determine that the participants who drank two or more diet sodas a day experienced a waist size increase 70 percent greater than those who stayed away from diet soda.

Dr. Martin P. Paulus, a professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, and an author of the study, offered this theory as to why something without calories can lead to weight gain:

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The 10 Dirtiest Foods You’re Eating

Yeah, this headline got my attention too as I was bee-bopping around online.  I've really been good about eating more fruits & veggies so I wanted to make sure I wasn't eating "dirty" food!

With the pre-packaged salad recall that happened last year, I wasn't surprised to see that salad made the list but read on, my little rabbit-eaters....

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Best Outdoor Activities In Wichita Falls – Our Top Five

I know it gets hot in Wichita Falls but going outdoors once in a while is important! Going outside has been proven to have numerous health benefits. So grab some sunscreen and a water bottle and go outside! Here are some of Wichita Falls best outdoor

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