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Is golf exercise?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:43:55 GMT
Do you exercise like a president?

President-elect Donald Trump plays golf -- but doesn't do much else -- for exercise. Just how active were America's former presidents? Here's a look at the history of presidential fitness, dating back to the Founding Fathers.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:23:45 GMT
The president's diet and what it says about America

Thomas Jefferson may have been America's first foodie. The Founding Father developed a taste for French cuisine, grew a vast vegetable garden and cherished a farm-to-table diet.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:30:02 GMT
Swimming, aerobics, racquet sports slash risk of death, study says

Doctors often recommend daily physical activity, but does exercise actually help us live longer? And are certain sports healthier than others? A new study suggests that exercise can slash your risk of death by 28%, and certain activities may be even more beneficial.

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:50:35 GMT
Taco Bell's menu, as selected by a nutritionist

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:04:00 GMT
Burger King's menu, as selected by a nutritionist

If you like burgers, hot dogs and crispy chicken, you're in luck if you take a trip to Burger King. But if you are the least bit nutrition-conscious, it's slim pickings when it comes to deciding what to eat at the popular fast food chain.

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 22:33:57 GMT
What the sex robots will teach us

In HBO's series "Westworld," humans pay for sex with robots in an anything-goes Wild West-inspired theme park. In the movie "Her," a man falls in love with his Siri-like operating system. And in AMC's show "Humans," a husband has an affair with his pretty robotic assistant.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:07:15 GMT
Sandy Hook PSA warns of subtle signs of gun violence

Evan finally bumped into the girl he'd been searching for over the entire school year. They had been leaving each other notes on a desk, neither knowing the identity of their mysterious pen pal. But the much-awaited encounter was cut short when a single gunman appeared behind them at the school's gym entrance.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:09:42 GMT
Boy with brain tumor helps dad cope with pain

In June, a young boy named Gabe received life-saving brain surgery. But he felt self-conscious about the horseshoe-shaped scar that was left behind.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:19:16 GMT
Bullying is a 'serious public health problem,' experts say

The tragic death of 18-year-old Brandy Vela is bringing the potential dangers of cyberbullying back into focus. It's another reminder of what experts say is a public health problem facing young people.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:41:51 GMT
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