POSTS WITH TAG: health

Stupid prank kills teen and it can happen to your kid too!

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Teens typically play practical jokes on each other, but one joke went a bit too far and left a teen boy in a coma. The 17-year-old boy who is hospitalized was goofing off with another group of boys returning to class from their lunch break. One of the kids thought it would be funny to prank him the way most teens do each other, but didn't realize how deadly it was going to be.

Not only is this instance scary, but if your sons aren't careful, it can happen to them too!

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You will NOT believe what is in your kid's chicken nuggets

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When I consider buying processed food that seems like it should be comprised of relatively simple ingredients and then I look at what's really in it and I'm blown away that I would need a chemistry degree to really figure out what it is I'm eating. At least, at the supermarket I have the option of reading what's in my food before I buy it, but what about when it comes to kids' school lunches? Sure a menu gets sent home so you know what is being served every day, but that menu does not include a list of ingredients, so really you haven't a clue what you are letting your child eat if you let them have a school lunch.

Monica Eng, a reporter at WEBZ, did something that all parents should do, she asked Chicago Public Schools for a list of ingredients for the top 5 entrees they serve for school lunches and you won't believe what's in your kid's chicken nuggets or how hard it was to find out what's in your kid's chicken nuggets.

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JWoww & 7 other celebs who kept it real about pregnancy

Besties Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi are both pregnant at the same time! They even walked the red carpet together at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday showing off their matching baby bumps. But unlike Snooki, JWoww isn't exactly having the easiest pregnancy. In fact, she hates it! "She [Snooki] loves being pregnant right now and I f---ing hate it," JWoww told Us Weekly. Hey, at least she kept it real!

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5 Things you didn't know about agave nectar

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Agave nectar has quickly become one of the most popular natural sweeteners replacing sugar, but not many people know what it is. With everyone eliminating high-fructose corn syrup and table sugar, agave seems like the ideal replacement because it's all natural

But what else is there to know about agave?

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Woman found WHAT in her burger?! + other GROSS stuff people have found in food

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Mmmm, sometimes nothing hits the spot like a juicy burger. I love mine dressed with lettuce, tomato and a big hard bolt. Wait, stop! No, I do not like bolts in my burger and neither does an Albuquerque, New Mexico woman who bit into a burger she ordered at a local  Applebee's and found that the burger meat had a bolt in it! The woman's sister, Diana Almarez recalls. "She bit into it and got a funny look on her face and we said, 'What's wrong?' As she kind of pulled the slider out of her mouth a little bit, there was this bolt." Not good.

She could have broken a tooth or choked on that thing, not to mention she could have swallowed it. I mean check out the size of this bolt in the picture below.

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WATCH: The importance of a pap smear in hilarious rap video

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When we make our annual visit to the gynocologist we know that it is an uncomfortable situation we'd rather avoid. That's why when I saw Nadia Kamal's video "Pap Rap" rapping about pap smears, I couldn't help but laugh. For one, she makes a point to raise awareness for cervical cancer and why it's important to have a pap smear done.

But the video itself imitates that of a modern day hip-hop video with equally as vulgar language. Wait till you see it!

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Our kids are ACTUALLY killing us!

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The other day my husband and I were arguing--you don't need to know about what, that's between him, me and the upstairs neighbors that might have heard us. I tell you about the argument because he had the audacity to try and use a nap I took against me. As if napping is a bad thing, a sign of weakness, a sign that I don't care enough about my kids or him, as in I could have been cleaning the toilet instead of napping. Okay, I may be over-reacting, but not really. I set him straight right then and there. I am sleep-deprived, my children keep me sleep deprived by waking me up at night ALL the time and getting up too early. I am in a constant state of tired and it's not good for me and it's not good for them either. He may have rolled his eyes at me because of the grandiosity of how I put it, but it turns out that I am right: losing sleep is not only bad for your health it can also be deadly. So I am doing myself and the world a favor by napping.

Why is sleep deprivation bad?

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Cool photos prove that weight really doesn't matter

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As women we are constantly obsessed with numbers on the scale, the clothes on our backs and it's unhealthy. We can now breathe a sigh of relief as it appears that whatever size we are doesn't matter. Blogger Foz Meadows pointed out in an eye-opening piece that society's perception of weight is distorted because everyone is different.

She states that BMI (body mass index) is an unreliable form of measurement because it doesn't take into account stature or body frame. Hmm, she could be onto something...

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A photo saved this toddler's vision

Many parents post photos of their kids on Facebook and other social media. After all, who can resist sharing those too-cute moments with friends and family?! That's what mom Tara Taylor was probably thinking when she recently uploaded a snapshot of her 3-year-old daughter, Rylee. Little did she know the photo would lead her to receive some life-changing advice. 

According to Taylor, most friends simply "liked" the photo of little Rylee smiling into the camera. But two people noticed that the young girl's left eye seemed to be glowing a little and recommended that she get it out. Their suggestion ended up saving Rylee's vision!

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WATCH: Disgusting videos of rat-infested restaurants will turn your stomach

If you're still reeling from yesterday's rat fiasco at Dunkin Donuts, then I don't think you'll want to hear about this latest incident. This time, video was captured of a rat running around the kitchen of the Dominique Ansel Bakery. If the name rings a bell, it's because it is well known for its world-famous Cronut, which recently had people lining up for blocks just to get a taste of the croissant-doughnut hybrid.

After this new gross piece of evidence though, I think it's safe to say that the lines at this popular spot are going to be shrinking. I can't handle these stories anymore, they're too much! 

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