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Super Bowl snacking: Tips for staying healthy

A seven-layer potato skin snack might show up

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Super Bowl Sunday. It’s a day that showcases skill, strength and perseverance.

On the football field, sure, but what we’re talking about is what it takes to resist all the snacks that come with the game. After Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is next up on the list of days when Americans are likely to consume the most calories (and don’t forget, on Thanksgiving, the average person has 3,000...

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Former Olympian Louie Vito looks ahead to X Games

Former Olympian and Dancing With the Stars competitor,

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When snowboarding great and Red Bull athlete Louie Vito hits the snowy grounds of Aspen, Colo., this week for the 2014 Winter X Games, he will be following a dream that began at the age of 5.

The 25-year-old's journey to be among the world's elite has been one of sacrifice and success. Vito is the current reigning Winter Dew Tour, U.S. Grand Prix and X Games SuperPipe overall champion. He...

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A year of awareness: Donating blood

A New York Blood Center worker scans finished

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Sprinkled throughout the calendar year, awareness months aim to bring a wider knowledge and understanding of various causes, from cancers to eating disorders and beyond. But as these months come and go, many of us put our colored ribbons away, ending our awareness participation until the following year.

For the Daily Apple, 2014 is to be the Year of Awareness.  That is, we will spotlight...

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One woman's 100 day weight loss journey

LaKeisha, who is using a relatively new social

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A relatively new social media site, 100 (www.giveit100.com) asks users to do something, anything of their choosing, for 100 days. Briefly browsing through the projects posted on the site, there are any number of skills being practiced, from juggling to drawing and even unicycle riding.

The one project garnering the most attention for the page, however, is a series of videos (more than 100...

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