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Mom Fired After Taking Time Off to Give Her Son a Kidney [VIDEO]

Claudia Rendon of Pennsylvania has had a tough year. First, her mother and uncle died, then her father was diagnosed with leukemia. As if that wasn’t enough, she later discovered her son, Alex, was in need of a kidney transplant.

Doctors found she was a suitable donor match, so Rendon took time off work to give Alex the kidney he needed. But when she tried to return to her job several weeks later, she found she’d been fired.

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What’s the Key to Living to 100?

According to a new study, people live to 100 because of good genes and luck, not healthy living habits.

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York interviewed 477 Ashkenazi Jews between the ages of 95 and 112 on their lifestyle choices. They found that this long-lived group was just about as likely to smoke, drink, eat poorly, be obese and shun exercise as a control group of about 3,000 people who had been born around the same time, but didn’t end up living as long.

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What Are the Most Depressed Countries in the World?

According to a multi-national survey of over 9,000 adults by the World Health Organization, France and the United States are the two most mentally depressed countries in the world.

Twenty-one percent of French citizens have had a major depressive episode, followed by the United States, at 19.2 percent. Belgium, New Zealand and The Netherlands are also among world’s most depressed nations, by this metric.

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Could Getting Paid Be Harmful to Your Health? [VIDEO]

With the end of the month fast approaching, many people are looking forward to an upcoming payday. But researchers have found getting paid may actually be hazardous to your health.

A study from Notre Dame says people are more likely to die during the week after being paid, citing a temporary but significant spike in traffic fatalities, heart attacks and increased substance abuse during that time period.

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Let Kids Eat Candy So They’ll Lose Weight? Not As Crazy As It Sounds

Well, here’s a twist in the battle to curb childhood obesity.

A new study has found that kids who eat candy tend to weigh less than children who don’t.

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Breakfast – The Most Important Meal of The Day

KNUE asked listeners what their favorite breakfast foods were, not surprisingly, there were varying answers. From a simple bowl of cereal to eggs Benedict. But I couldn't help but notice how many people said they skip breakfast. That got me to thinking what Granny used to always say, 'eat your breakfast, it's the most important meal of the day.' Is breakfast that important? If so, why? So I was on a mission to seek out the answers to this curious question.

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What are the Most Common Regrets of the Dying?

We only have a certain amount of sand in the hourglass, so we need to make sure the grains count before it's too late.

A woman named Bronnie Ware who once worked as a nurse has put out a list of the five most common regrets she encountered with people who were dying.

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New Caffeine-Lined Pants Promises to Help People Lose Weight

Drink enough soda and you'll pack on the pounds. Wear enough soda and you'll shed them.

At least that's the claim made by a European clothing company called Lytess, which is marketing pants lined with caffeine to help people lose weight.

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Woman Constantly Falls Asleep While Laughing

Claire Scott's medical condition is a laughing matter.

The 24-year-old British woman suffers from a rare disorder called cataplexy, in which she falls asleep whenever she laughs. The rare condition has caused her to pass out as many as 50 times each day since she was a wee little lass.

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Man Blows Up Like a Balloon After Getting Pierced by Air Hose

When people tell Steven McCormack he's full of hot air, they're not kidding.

The 48-year-old truck driver from New Zealand blew up like a balloon last Saturday after a compressed air hose punctured his rear end, resulting in a massive amount of air hurdling its way into his body.

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Crossing Your Arms Reduces Pain
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Crossing Your Arms Reduces Pain

Simply crossing your arms reduces the feeling of pain.

Since we generally use our right hand to touch things on the right side of our orientation, and our left hand to touch things on the left side, scientists believe that when you cross your arms the brain gets confused and doesn't process stimuli -- including pain -- as well.

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New Blood Test Could Predict How Long You Will Live
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New Blood Test Could Predict How Long You Will Live

A blood test that should be available in Europe by the end of the year could give you a pretty good indication of how fast you are aging and how much longer you will live.

The test measures telomeres, structures on the end of each of your chromosomes, which scientists think may hold the key to determining a person's "true age."

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