The Unhealthiest Food at the BBQ Diet & Fitness
Diet & Fitness

The Unhealthiest Food at the BBQ

Diet & Fitness

Find out which ingredient that you may slather on those fresh-off-the-grill burgers could make you fat – and some alternatives.

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Red, White and Blueberry Crisp Food & Recipes
Food & Recipes

Red, White and Blueberry Crisp

Food & Recipes

Looking to declare your independence from fatty desserts? This fresh pick definitely fits the bill!

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Hot Scents Style & Beauty
Style & Beauty

Hot Scents

Style & Beauty

When the weather gets steamy, it's time to rethink your perfume. Here are some great choices that are sure to…

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Seeing Red? New Age
New Age

Seeing Red?

New Age

Hooray for the red (white and blue)! We're talking about rubies – a gemstone that may have more power than…

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4 Sexy Secrets for the Fourth Love & Relationships
Love & Relationships

4 Sexy Secrets for the Fourth

Love & Relationships

Looking for a few fireworks in the bedroom? Declare your independence from bedroom boredom with these four secrets for great…

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Practice Good Grill Safety Moms
Moms

Practice Good Grill Safety

Moms

Having a backyard bash to celebrate Independence Day? Be sure the kids – and everyone else – are safe from…

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Puppy Love: Does Your Pet Really Love You?

They're so cute and cuddly, and you know you love your pets. But why? And do they feel the same way about you? Researchers have looked into the effects having and caring for a pet have on people, and the results boil down to a chemical reaction. Specifically, loving and cuddling with Fifi or Fido produces a release of oxytocin in humans. Some scientists call this hormone the "moral molecule" or "love hormone" because it's involved in making us feel good when we're doing things for others or showing compassion for others. It's released during uterine contractions, and its synthetic form, Pitocin, is administered to expectant mothers to help them go into labor. The effects of oxytocin among humans has been widely studied, but only recently have researchers expanded their efforts to other species, namely pets. In a Japanese study, after taking a baseline measurement of pets' and their owners' oxytocin level, owners assessed their bond with their pets in a questionnaire.