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Family Dinner: Treasured Tradition Or Bygone Ideal?

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed new rules for school snacks promote healthier options, like the fruits and vegetables served in this Palo Alto, Calif., cafeteria. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Front-loading your calories may help you lose weight. Gaelle Cohen/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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To Maximize Weight Loss, Eat Early in The Day, Not Late

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Inaugural Balls Celebrate Obama's 2nd Term

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Inaugural Balls Downsized The Second Time Around

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Regular consumption of blueberries, such as these found at Butler's Orchard in Maryland, may prevent heart attacks in middle-aged women. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Women With A Berry-Snacking Habit May Have Healthier Hearts

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Young Adults Swapping Soda For The Super Buzz Of Coffee

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An analysis of many studies finds a small spare tire may be associated with longer life. But skeptics say that conclusion is rubbish. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Research: A Little Extra Fat May Help You Live Longer

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