• 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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  • ‘GMA’s’ Amy Robach, recovering from double mastectomy, says doctors found another tumor during operation: ‘I got lucky’

    ‘GMA’s’ Amy Robach, recovering from double mastectomy, says doctors found another tumor during operation: ‘I got lucky’

    Good Morning America’s Amy Robach discovered she had breast cancer after getting a mammogram on the show in October, leading her to have a double mastectomy.

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  • Richard Dreyfuss Opens Up About His Battle with Bipolar Disorder

    Richard Dreyfuss Opens Up About His Battle with Bipolar Disorder

    Actor Richard Dreyfuss, famous for his roles in movies such as Jaws and Mr. Holland’s Opus, first opened up about his struggle with bipolar disorder back in 2006. Now, he’s continuing to share his story and working to shed a spotlight on depression. “There’s no shame in having depression. By telling my own story, I hope to help remove the stigma. It never should be something to hide,” Dreyfuss says.

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  • The buzz in health: Can celebrity news teach us anything?

    The buzz in health: Can celebrity news teach us anything?

    When Peirce Brosnan’s daughter, Charlotte, died from ovarian cancer this summer, the actor revealed that both Charlotte’s mother and grandmother had died from the same cancer. Charlotte’s death is a reminder of the importance of learning about our genetic history and the health risks to which we are prone.

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  • Why Is Hugh Jackman Taking a Break from Acting?

    Why Is Hugh Jackman Taking a Break from Acting?

    Hugh Jackman’s newest movie, The Wolverine, just came out, and his family says it’s time to take a break from acting and spend some quality time together. Jackman happily agrees with this decision: “The things that I really cherish are the everyday moments, like sitting around cooking pancakes together on Sunday morning, or getting home after a tough day and my kids come up and give me a hug and remind me what’s really important. On Friday nights, we all sit down and watch a movie together and cuddle up. It’s more everyday stuff that really is the goal.”

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  • Kate’s Unabashed Baby Belly Busts the Last Taboo of Pregnancy

    Kate’s Unabashed Baby Belly Busts the Last Taboo of Pregnancy

    Many new moms are frustrated when they see celebrities looking slim within days of giving birth, but Kate Middleton’s decision to proudly show her post-baby bump offers encouragement for women everywhere. Her decision is helping to eliminate the common misconception that the female body returns to its original state immediately after giving birth. In reality, it takes two or three weeks for a woman’s uterus to return to normal.

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  • ‘She’s our miracle daughter’: Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller welcomes baby girl after ovarian cancer almost left her infertile

    ‘She’s our miracle daughter’: Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller welcomes baby girl after ovarian cancer almost left her infertile

    Retired Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller didn’t think she would be able to have another baby after fighting ovarian cancer- she worried that her chemotherapy would impact her fertility- but luckily, she was wrong.

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