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The Checkup Archive: Life's Big Questions

Why do women hate their bodies so much?

I just read an unsettling article in Glamour that said 97 percent of 300 young women surveyed by the magazine reported having multiple negative thoughts about their own bodies in a given day. The average number was 13; many women said they had as many as 35, 50 or 100 such thoughts per day. So I'm sitting here thinking mean thoughts about my thighs and wondering, why do we do this to ourselves?

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | February 24, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Life's Big Questions, Me Minus 10, Nutrition and Fitness, Psychology, Weight loss, Women's Health  
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Will Ice Cream Guy catch a cold?

I'm clearly not the only one who worried about Zack Burroughs after seeing the now-famous photo of the young attorney dashing through last week's blizzard -- carrying an ice cream cone but not wearing a coat, hat or gloves.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | January 31, 2011; 8:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Family Health, Influenza, Life's Big Questions, Parenting  
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Modern Family: When kids walk in during sex

I cannot believe that the blogosphere is not buzzing itself silly about last night's (hilarious) episode of Modern Family, which raised the all-important question: What should parents do if their kids walk in on them during sex?

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | January 20, 2011; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Family Health, Kids' health, Life's Big Questions, Parenting, Psychology, Reproductive Health, Sex, Teens  
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'16 and Pregnant' in the classroom

It's one thing to wonder whether the teen mothers made famous by such reality TV shows as "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" belong on the covers of tabloid-style magazines. Challenges: Maci and son Bentley in MTV's "Teen Mom." (MTV via Associated Press) It's another thing altogether to wonder whether...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | September 2, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Life's Big Questions, Pregnancy, Sex, Teens  
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Swallowing cinnamon by the spoonful

We've been hearing a lot lately about the health benefits spices can offer; they're potent sources of antioxidants, and adding them to foods can boost nutrition without adding calories. But adding spices to foods is one thing. Trying to swallow them by the teaspoonful is another -- and, let me...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | April 5, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Family Health, General Health, Life's Big Questions, Teens  
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Life's Big Questions: What Should My Stool Look Like?

In ayurveda, the ancient Indian medical system, one seeks to balance one's doshas, or basic life energies, to achieve physical and psychological health. A good way to determine whether those doshas -- known as vata, pitta and kapha -- are out of balance is to look carefully at what you...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | May 19, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Alternative and Complementary Medicine, General Health, Life's Big Questions, Nutrition and Fitness  
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Healthy vs. Healthful, Jennifer LaRue Huget , January 23, 2009
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Should I Get A Flu Shot?, Jennifer LaRue Huget , October 17, 2008
Can I Learn to Show Kindness?, Jennifer LaRue Huget , October 10, 2008
Life's Big Questions: How to Share and Share Alike in Love, Jennifer LaRue Huget , October 1, 2008
Life's Big Questions: How Can I Get Over My End-of-Summer Funk?, Jennifer LaRue Huget , September 24, 2008
LIfe's Big Questions: How Can I Face This Financial Stress?, Jennifer LaRue Huget , September 17, 2008
Life's Big Questions: How Do I Choose a Work Partner?, Jennifer LaRue Huget , September 3, 2008
 
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