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‘Ideal Weight’ Ballooning with American Waistlines

‘Ideal Weight’ Ballooning with American Waistlines

Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As Americans pack on the pounds, so does their idea of the perfect weight, a new Gallup poll found.The average adult weighs 176 pounds, according to the poll, up 15 pounds since Gallup started tracking weight in 1990. The aver…

San Francisco Bares the Truth, Announces Ban on Public Nudity

San Francisco Bares the Truth, Announces Ban on Public Nudity

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) – These days, in the city of the Golden Gate Bridge, your birthday suit better mean a nice outfit from Brooks Brothers. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to ban public nudity in the streets.The legislati…

Cracker Jack’s New Surprise: Caffeine

Cracker Jack’s New Surprise: Caffeine

Pepsico(NEW YORK) — The makers of Cracker Jack are adding a little more pop to their candy-coated popcorn. Frito-Lay will introduce Cracker Jack’D Power Bites caffeinated snacks later this year. The jacked-up munchies will come in two flavors — vanil…

Reports of Turkey Abuse in North Carolina Continue

Reports of Turkey Abuse in North Carolina Continue

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Animal rights group Mercy for Animals says it has once again found video showing turkey abuse at Butterball Plants in North Carolina.
The organization posted the images on their website, ButterBallabuse.com, …

Mom Wants Oak Trees Cut Down for Kids With Allergies

Mom Wants Oak Trees Cut Down for Kids With Allergies

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(ONTARIO, Canada) — One Canadian mom says she’s going nuts over her children’s food allergies.Donna Giustizia, a  mother of two, says the oak trees near her teenager’s school in Vaughan, Ontario,&nbsp…

Scientists Discover Power of Oxytocin

Scientists Discover Power of Oxytocin

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BONN, Germany) — Many women have dreamed of a magic love potion to keep control of the straying and the wandering eye. Now scientists say they may have just found one.A study conducted at the University of Bonn in Germany had me…

New Study Shows Soccer Players in Danger of Brain Damage

New Study Shows Soccer Players in Danger of Brain Damage

Comstock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — MedPage Today reports that a new study analyzing soccer players found that non-traumatic but repeated hits to the head could cause significant brain damage.
The study, headed by Dr. Inga Koerte of Harvard Medical School’s…

New Study Finds Humans May Be Getting Dumber

New Study Finds Humans May Be Getting Dumber

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Despite the advances of civilization over the years, a new study finds humans may actually be decreasing in their levels of intellectual ability.A team of researchers at Stanford University have been conducting a stu…

Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur Loses 60 Pounds

Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur Loses 60 Pounds

Christopher Polk/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Marissa Jaret Winokur has defied stereotypes both on and off the stage, proving that success is not measured by the scales.The actress discussed her 60-pound weight loss today with Amy Robach on Good Morning A…

Shopaholic Fights Her Addiction

Shopaholic Fights Her Addiction

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Tawnie is one of nearly 18 million shopaholics in America.“The average price I spend on a pair of jeans is usually $150 to $300–and I have at least 100 pairs,” she said on an episode of My Shoppin…

Women Face Their Fears by Skydiving in Their Underwear

Women Face Their Fears by Skydiving in Their Underwear

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Imagine throwing all your inhibitions to the wind, literally.
That’s exactly what Jennifer Hoffman and Marisa Gallegos, founders of Esme & Eve Photography in Los Angeles, are doing. They’re going skydiving in …

Jennifer Lawrence ‘Considered a Fat Actress’

Jennifer Lawrence ‘Considered a Fat Actress’

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — She’s Hollywood’s new ‘It’ girl who, at age 21, nabbed the coveted lead heroine role in this year’s blockbuster Hunger Games, but Jennifer Lawrence says that doesn’t mean she fits into the typical Hollywood mol…

Kids Who Eat Out Consume More Calories, Study Finds

Kids Who Eat Out Consume More Calories, Study Finds

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Children and teens are consuming more calories when they eat out, according to a study released Monday by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. For the study, published in the Archives of Pediatric and…

Bride’s Shattered Wedding Saved by Surprise Donation

Bride’s Shattered Wedding Saved by Surprise Donation

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Niki Stephan, 28, and Brian Smith, 28, of Portland, Ore., were prepared to say “For better or for worse” to one another, but the ballroom for their wedding wasn’t.After they had already paid $…

Study Shows Women Can Extend Life Up to 10 Years by Quitting Smoking

Study Shows Women Can Extend Life Up to 10 Years by Quitting Smoking

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stop smoking now. That’s the take-away from a new study of over a million women conducted over a five-year period.  The study finds that those who give up smoking can extend their life by ten years.  E…

Porn Before Puberty? Film Explores Childhood, Parenting in Sex-Saturated Culture

Porn Before Puberty? Film Explores Childhood, Parenting in Sex-Saturated Culture

Sexy Baby(NEW YORK) — “Is this slutty?” Danielle, having just put on a skirt, asked her friend Winnifred. Lady Gaga’s “Monster” played in the background. “Just dance but he took me home instead/Oh oh there was a monster in my bed,” the girls sang alon…

Hillary Clinton Talks Maternity Leave, Balancing Work and Family

Hillary Clinton Talks Maternity Leave, Balancing Work and Family

AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton turned an official event at the State Department focused on the importance of balancing work and family into a personal conversation, sharing her own experiences as a moth…

Parents May Sue Over Yoga Lessons in Public Schools

Parents May Sue Over Yoga Lessons in Public Schools

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — Parents in a southern California community are considering legal action over the constitutionality of a form of yoga being taught to their children, which they claim is introducing religion into public schools.Last …

Model’s Journey to Plus-Size and Back

Model’s Journey to Plus-Size and Back

JP Yim/WireImage(NEW YORK) — After three years of hearing she was too fat, runway model Karolin Wolter rebranded herself as plus-size only to be told she was too skinny.“Working in an industry that constantly judges you, your look and your body …

Is Monday Really the Most Dreaded Day of the Week?

Is Monday Really the Most Dreaded Day of the Week?

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mondays — the bane of school kids and working people everywhere — has gotten a bad and undeserved rap over the years, according to a new study from Stony Brook University in New York.Researchers took a close look at dat…

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