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While the end-of-year holidays are meant to be a time of gratitude and love, many of us know that they can also be stressful. Holiday shopping can be especially anxiety-provoking—between agonizing over which color sweater best matches your mother’s eyes and dreading overcrowded stores, holiday cheer can quickly turn to …

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Lee Roosevelt, University of Michigan Approximately four million women give birth each year in the United States. Most women have some level of fear about labor and birth; it is …

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Julian Tyson, University of Massachusetts Amherst Researchers have known for some time that the food and drink we all consume contains arsenic. Should we be concerned? Aren’t we protected by …

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Paul Dawson, Clemson University When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food …

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Brenda Volling, University of Michigan Many new parents know that a good night’s sleep is tough to come by. What the new parents probably do not know is that a …

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