1. Headbanging can make your brain bleed, science confirms

    Had the unidentified patient gone “to a classical concert, this would not have happened.”

     

  2. Study reveals how polar bears can be really fat, but totally healthy

    Researchers said genes relating to the bear’s cardiovascular functions and fatty acid metabolism have mutated to let them eat a diet full of fatty meat from seals and fish without risking heart attacks or disease.

     

  3. Why Mindy Kaling — not Lena Dunham — is the body positive icon of the moment

    There’s something refreshingly real about this sitcom star

     

  4. Vets: More pets are coming in high on pot

    Maybe it’s high time you remind your four-legged friends to just say no.

     


  5. There is growing scientific evidence that mindfulness meditation has genuine health benefits — and can even alter the structure of the brain, so the technique is drawing some unlikely devotees
     

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  8. Admit it: You’ve probably peed in the pool at least once. It’s convenient, nobody knows, and chlorine kills all the gross stuff in urine anyway… right? WRONG!

    Why you really shouldn’t pee in the pool

     

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  10. Gluten-free diets are all the rage, but they can be dangerous if not done right.

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  12. Medicare provides penis pumps at a cost of $360 a piece, which has never been debated once. Not once. Never.
     


  13. Eat and sleep and you will live a long time. You have to learn to relax.