• A Chef Workout (And Meal) From Rocco DiSpirito

    A Chef Workout (And Meal) From Rocco DiSpirito

    What made a well-known chef decide to start cooking healthier at home and then write a series of cookbooks to encourage others to do the same?

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  • Idina Menzel offers girls A BroaderWay

    Idina Menzel offers girls A BroaderWay

    For some performers appearing live on a Broadway stage can be a nerve wracking experience. But singer/actress Idina Menzel, who recently starred in If/Then, is used to that venue. She says the nerves come out for her when she’s speaking before groups of girls ages 10 to 14: “Sometimes I get up in front of them and speak out about self-esteem and confidence and taking risks, and my heart is pounding. I feel more responsibility and more nerves talking to them than I do getting up onstage to sing.”

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  • Lorraine Bracco’s Emotional Reason for Losing 35 Lbs.

    Lorraine Bracco’s Emotional Reason for Losing 35 Lbs.

    What was the wake-up call for actress Lorraine Bracco that got her to take charge of her health, get into better shape and gradually lose 35 excess pounds?

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  • NFL standout Chris Borland quits, wary of concussion risk

    NFL standout Chris Borland quits, wary of concussion risk

    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland surprised and even shocked many in the sports world with his announcement that he was giving up football. He made a gutsy personal decision that he feels is best for his health—even though it means walking away from potentially millions of dollars in future contracts.

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  • Love and laughter: A recipe for this long-lasting marriage

    Love and laughter: A recipe for this long-lasting marriage

    Actor Alan Alda achieved fame in the 1970’s with his starring role in the hit TV series M*A*S*H. While fame can be fleeting, as the saying goes, both his acting career and his marriage have been keepers. New York Times writer Lois Smith Brady talked to Alda and his wife Arlene, who are going to be celebrating their 58th anniversary, about their long-lasting marriage.

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  • Legendary entertainer Elaine Stritch captured the hearts of audiences to the very end

    Legendary entertainer Elaine Stritch captured the hearts of audiences to the very end

    Elaine Stritch was perhaps best known to audiences today for her role as Alec Baldwin’s one-of-a kind mom in the hit TV show 30 Rock. But the legendary actress, comedienne and singer had a career that spanned decades–taking her from theater to movies to television. As Joe Dziemianowicz wrote in the NY Daily News: “She left a showbiz legacy that no one can match.” He described the legendary entertainer, who died July 17th, as “feisty, fearless and relentlessly frank.”

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  • Kevin Durant Wins Mother’s Day 2014 with MVP Speech

    Kevin Durant Wins Mother’s Day 2014 with MVP Speech

    NBA star Kevin Durant just received his first most valuable player (MVP) award. However, it was his acceptance speech that won the hearts of everyone whose heard it and even earned him a rousing standing ovation. In his own endearing, humble way, he not only gave credit to his teammates, but wanted the world to know that it is his mom who is “the real MVP.” Without her, Durant feels he wouldn’t be the success he is today.

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  • How Caring for Her Parents Inspired Lorraine Bracco to Lose 35 Pounds

    How Caring for Her Parents Inspired Lorraine Bracco to Lose 35 Pounds

    Taking care of her aging parents before they died made “Sopranos” actress Lorraine Bracco realize that she herself needed to make some healthy lifestyle changes. Bracco recalls the moment that it really sank in for her: “We were sitting there, dividing these medications, who gets what when. It was insane. I watched and realized, ‘I don’t want to go like that.’ I said, ‘I want to be the best I could be.’ I want to live every day the best I can be.”

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  • Shakira’s biggest hit

    Shakira’s biggest hit

    There’s a lot more to Shakira than meets the eye! She is, of course, famous for her hit pop songs, but what she’s doing for children in her home country of Columbia has got to add to your love and respect for her. A quality education is hard to come by in Cartagena, Columbia for children growing up in poor neighborhoods, so Shakira is working to create schools that give them the opportunity to learn in a healthy environment.

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  • Why Philip Seymour Hoffman’s 23 Years of Sobriety Didn’t Mean He Kicked the Habit

    Why Philip Seymour Hoffman’s 23 Years of Sobriety Didn’t Mean He Kicked the Habit

    Philip Seymour Hoffman was sober for 23 years, but that didn’t mean he was any less likely to relapse and overdose. “We treat addiction like you can make it go away with a 28-day stint in rehab and that’s the end of it, but that’s not how it works.

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  • Katie Couric is ‘Fed Up’ with childhood obesity

    Katie Couric is ‘Fed Up’ with childhood obesity

    Katie Couric is working to change the way people think about childhood obesity. She’s taking on the food industry in her new documentary, Fed Up, which was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival. She dives right into the controversy over why children are packing on the pounds and the impact that processed foods and increased amounts of sugar have had on them.

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  • Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Sheds Light on Heroin Addiction

    Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Sheds Light on Heroin Addiction

    The untimely death of award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has led experts to sound the alarm on the rising heroin epidemic in America. The number of people using heroin has doubled in the last five years alone, and an estimated 27,000 people have died from heroin use over the last decade. Users say they turn to the drug to help fight off depression, anger, and sadness, but the high only lasts a few hours. Dr. Greg Skipper says it’s possible to be a functioning heroin addict, so many families are left to cope with the harmful effects addiction has on their loved ones and their daily lives

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  • Cameron Diaz offers advice on getting your best body

    Cameron Diaz offers advice on getting your best body

    In her new book, “The Body Book,” actress Cameron Diaz shares her secrets to getting in shape and staying healthy. While she admits that getting in shape is not always easy, she says it starts with loving your body: “Know that body. The only way you can know that body is by taking care of it properly. If you are eating processed foods, and you’re not getting all your nutrients, not exercising properly, then you are not living in the body that you were meant to live in.”

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  • Rick Warren shares the good news about weight-loss plan

    Rick Warren shares the good news about weight-loss plan

    Pastor Rick Warren, best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life, has been through his fair share of hardships and tragedy, from his wife’s fight against breast cancer to his son’s suicide earlier this year. But in his new book, The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life, Warren shares a weight-loss program that helped him and his congregation to get healthy together and lose more than 250,000 pounds collectively in a year.

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  • Susan Boyle diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome

    Susan Boyle diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome

    Singer Susan Boyle had a difficult time in school as a child and was even the victim of bullying, but the 52-year-old revealed that she is relieved to find out why. Previously told that her difficulties were due to brain damage at birth because of oxygen deprivation, Boyle now knows she has a form of autism known as Asperger’s syndrome.

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