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Road Rage: A Symptom Of Much More Than Bad Traffic?

It's not unusual for awful traffic conditions or incompetent driving to make some people really angry behind the wheel. But researchers say there may be a biological component to road rage — one that can be tempered with medication and, yes, time outs.
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French Lessons: Why Letting Kids Drink At Home Isn't Tres Bien

Growing evidence suggests that kids who are allowed to drink in the home are at greater risk of developing alcohol-related problems. That's unwelcome news in France, a nation known for its love of wine that's now grappling with a binge-drinking problem among teens.
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Spandex Stretches To Meet U.S. Waistlines

Spandex may make you think of disco or workout gear. But because this wonder fiber can stretch more than a 100 percent and snap right back to shape, its claim to fame may just be that it has clothed Americans as obesity rates have soared.
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From Body Scan To Body Form: Sizing A Clothing Line

Are you size 4? A 6? An 8? Often women don't know — and can actually be all those sizes without gaining or losing an ounce. A clothing size and fit consulting firm works with brands to expand the number of people it can dress by focusing on not only size numbers but also body shapes.
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The Surprising Ingredient In Raw Cookie Dough That Could Make You Sick

When people get sick from eating raw cookie dough, raw eggs are usually to blame. But a 2009 outbreak of E. coli that sickened people who ate ready-to-bake Nestle Toll House cookie dough may have been caused by a surprising culprit: the flour.
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Rats Show Empathy, By Freeing Trapped Companions

Reporting in Science, researchers write of an experiment in which rats worked to open the cages of trapped rats, but not empty or dummy-filled cages. Author Peggy Mason discusses empathy in non-primates, and the value rats place on freeing a companion--about equal to that of a stash of chocolate chips.

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