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Bite Back At Bad Cholesterol: Eat An Avocado A Day

Researchers have long known that avocados have "good" fats. But they didn't know if daily avocado consumption might affect cardiovascular disease risk factors. So they designed a study to find out.
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Why Some Chefs Just Can't Quit Serving Bluefin Tuna

Japanese sushi chefs often can't resist bluefin tuna on offer. Some American chefs can't either, even though conservation groups and marine biologists have been badgering them about bluefin for years.

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From Paleo To Plant-Based, New Report Ranks Top Diets Of 2015

The caveman way of eating ranked near the bottom of a list of 35 diets ranked by medical and nutrition experts. The winners? The Mediterranean-like DASH and the plant-centric Ornish eating plan.
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Going Dry: The Benefits Of A Month Without Booze

Even a brief breakup with alcohol can impart measurable health rewards, a small but intriguing experiment suggests. Indeed, the concept of a dry January is gaining traction in the U.K.
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How Anglers Are Learning To Save Fish That Get 'The Bends'

Millions of deep-water fish die every year because of barotrauma, a condition divers know as "the bends." But scientists say descending devices can help fish survive a trip to the surface.
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In Spain, A Kingly Ring With A Hidden Surprise Wraps Up The Holidays

The roscón is a ring-shaped, citrus-infused brioche ubiquitous on Spanish tables on Three Kings Day, Jan. 6. It comes with an ancient pedigree and a trinket inside that will bring luck to the finder.
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Sandwich Monday: The Pretzel Dog

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Pretzel Dog from Auntie Anne's. It's a hot dog, wrapped in soft pretzel and meditations on life and death.
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Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

One consequence of the thousands of breweries that have sprung up? Just about all the beer names you can imagine have been snapped up. That's making it harder for newcomers to name that brew.
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Northeast D.C. Getting New Craft Distillery

One Eight Distilling is set to open this week, expanding the District's craft liquor offerings.

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A Resolution For Foodies Who Want To Do Good: Pick A Campaign

Want to change the food system? You can vote with your fork, but you can also support a campaign that's confronting the problems head on.

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