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Al Roker On Being ' The Jolly Fat Person'

Al Roker won fame as the ever-smiling weatherman on NBC's Today show. But he also endured years of indignities because of his weight. That was until he had bariatric surgery, and lost more than 100 pounds. Roker talks with host Michel Martin about his experience, and his latest book, Never Goin' Back.
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How One Man Tried To Slim Down Big Soda From The Inside

Public health expert Derek Yach surprised nutrition advocates when he joined PepsiCo six years ago. He got the company to cut salt, sugar and fat from some popular products like chips and soda. But critics say he did more harm than good.
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No Mercy For Robots: Experiment Tests How Humans Relate To Machines

To understand how social rules affect the interactions between humans and machines, scientists re-created a famous psychology experiment using robots. What they found is that if robots are nice to us, we're nice to them. If they're not, we "punish" them.
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Vigor, Brain Power And Other Health Claims From Coke's Advertising Past

The current debate over the truthiness of Coca-Cola's new anti-obesity message reminded us that, more than a century ago, the company actually branded itself a maker of "medicinal tonic." Let's take a trip through Coke's early advertising history.
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'March For Life' Takes To Streets In D.C.

To protest the 40th anniversary of the controversial Roe v. Wade decision, thousands of activists have taken to the streets of D.C.

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Free Breast Pumps And The Cost Of Health Care

Health insurers are now required to pay for breast pumps. What will that mean for health care costs?

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