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Lisa Lombardi
Lisa Lombardi is the Executive Editor of Health and co-author of What the Yuck?! The Freaky & Fabulous Truth About Your Body. She has written for everyone from The New York Times and MSN to Marie Claire and Maxim. A working mom of two, she is much better at pinning healthy recipes than actually making them.
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The Great Reason Why You May See Teal Pumpkins This Halloween

Don’t be surprised if you stumble upon teal pumpkins while trick or treating this year—it’s the new, very cool way that people are showing that their home is safe for kids with food allergies.

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Renee Zellweger: ‘I’m Glad I Look Different’

Unless you live under a boulder, you’ve no doubt seen the mean-spirited Internet posts about Renee Zellweger’s face. To her total credit, she is rising above the silliness. Here’s what she said in a statement to People.

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4 Movies Germaphobes Should Never Watch

Are Ebola headlines making you jittery about the thought of a global pandemic? Escape your worries with a nice movie. That is, not one of these 4 fright-fests.

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We Love Jennifer Garner for Defending the Mom Paunch

As if we could worship Jennifer Garner any more, yesterday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show the actress stood with real women everywhere and spoke out loud and proud about having a less-than-taut tummy

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4 Scary Truths About Cocaine

Stevie Nicks recently revealed that she gave up cocaine in the ’80s because a doctor told her if she didn’t, she could have a brain hemorrhage. Is that possible? If so, what else could the drug do to your body?

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Stop Saying Britney Spears Got a “Mom Cut”

When Britney Spears recently debuted her new chin-length bob, some beauty and fashion sites dubbed it a “mom bob.” And they didn’t mean it as a compliment.

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Is the iPhone 6 Plus Too Big for Normal Hands?

Apple’s iPhone 6 is selling like, well, iPhones, but some early adopters are complaining the “Plus” model is too darn big to use comfortably. You can beat smartphone pain no matter what gadget you’re using with this advice.

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Is Robert Downey Jr. Right that Drug Addiction is Genetic?

“Pick a dysfunction and and it’s a family problem,” the Iron Man star told Vanity Fair.

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Fact-Checking The Knick: Were Doctors Really Deranged and Drugged Out?

The new Cinemax series “The Knick” paints a shocking picture of medicine in the early 1900s at the fictional Knickerbocker Hospital. It’s so wild-west that you can’t help but wonder: Is this for real?

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Attention Germaphobes: A Less Icky Alternative to the Handshake

You may think a fist bump is strictly for bromances, but it just may be the new greeting of choice for germaphobes everywhere.

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Study Says Breast-Feeding is Overhyped, and This Mom is Relieved

Here’s welcome news for any mom who, like me, couldn’t breast-feed and felt like she was dooming her baby to a fat, hyperactive, less intelligent future: The long-term benefits of breast-feeding have been exaggerated, according to a new Ohio State University study published in the journal Social Science & Medicine.

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Want to Feel Good This Weekend? Sign Up for the March for Babies Fundraiser

Thirty-six years ago this week, my mom gave birth two months early to a two-and-a-half pound baby with undeveloped lungs. That teeny-tiny, very sick preemie is now a horse vet in Virginia, and her survival is in no small part due to the herculean efforts of the 75-year-old March of Dimes. This weekend is the group’s big fundraiser, March for Babies. If you’ve been meaning to get more steps into your day, sign up to walk.

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Spotted! A Celebrity Saving A Life

My friend Jon Small was eating out in Beverly Hills last week when he saw Thomas Haden Church—remember him, from the 1990’s TV show Wings, and the movies Sideways and Spider-Man 3?—deliver the Heimlich maneuver and save a stranger’s life.

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When Will Jessica Simpson Lose the Baby Weight? In Good Time, People!

Poor Jessica Simpson: The new mom—to 11-week-old daughter Maxwell Drew—is reportedly stressing out about having to quickly shed her 50 pregnancy pounds to fulfill her Weight Watchers deal.

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