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Love Salt? You Probably Did As a Kid, Too — Health Check

If salty foods are your weakness, blame your childhood. Research has found that babies given such foods can develop a preference for them that carries over into adulthood.

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Admit It — You Re-Gift, Don’t You? — Survey of the Day

‘Tis the season to receive gifts. Inevitably, some of the presents your friends and loved ones will be nice enough to give you won’t be anything you particularly want or need.

So, do you try to make these unwanted gifts usefull by wrapping them back up and giving them to somebody else who might actually appreciate them?

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Fewer Grinches This Year as Most People Want Family Time — Survey of the Day

Where has all the commercialism gone? This year, the majority of Americans “don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree,” as Mariah Carey sings. Their favorite aspect of the holiday season is the time they get to spend with loved ones.

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Who Really Likes the Taste of Eggnog, Anyway? — Survey of the Day

Eggnog is one of those drinks we all like to have around the holidays not because it’s our favorite drink, but just because of tradition. However, it turns out that more people actually like the drink than dislike it.

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Most Americans Think They Are Darned Good Looking — Survey of the Day

According to a new survey in which respondents were asked to rate their own looks on a scale of one to ten, Americans are a very self-confident bunch.

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The Newest Dangers to Watch Out for This Season Are Christmas Decorations?

They may look like innocent reflections of the festive holiday season but if you’re not careful, you’ll be seeing a lot more red than green at Christmas.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) issued an alarming study that found that accidents caused by holiday decorations went from 10,000 cases in 2007 to more than 13,000 in 2010.

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Sorry Drivers, Hands-Free Devices Aren’t Safer Options to Cell Phones

In response to the National Transportation Safety Board-proposed ban on cellphones while driving, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers tried to defend hands-free devices. They’re “designed to be used in a way that helps drivers keep their eyes on the road,” they said, but now it looks like this defense doesn’t hold water.

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Good News for New Year’s Resolutions States ‘Nibbling’ Is OK — Health Check

As you start to think about your New Year’s diet (really, don’t we all have one planned?), a small Norwegian study has found a little eating between meals won’t necessarily torpedo your weight-loss goals.

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Finally, Parents Take the Heat for Spoiling Their Children During the Holidays — Survey of the Day

It’s usually everyone else’s kids who are spoiled (never our own), but a new Parents.com survey reveals that moms and dads are admitting they have a problem when it comes to spoiling their kids during the holidays.

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The Public Agrees, About $150,000 a Year Makes You ‘Rich’ — Survey of the Day

In light of the Occupy Wall Street movement focusing attention on the “one percent” and the debate over raising taxes on the wealthy, Gallup asked 1,012 adults how much money they would need to make a year in order to consider themselves rich.

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Forget the Holiday Parties, Employees Just Want the Bonuses — Survey of the Day

While holiday parties are thought to bring on the holiday cheer in employees, a new survey indicates they’d be a lot happier skipping the revelries and pocketing the cash equivalent instead.

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Say Goodbye to Holiday Spirit, Most Aren’t Fazed by It This Year — Survey of the Day

Despite all the glitz and glam, all the lights, tinsel and gifts, the holiday season doesn’t bring cheer to the majority of Americans. According to a new survey from Poll Position, only 37 percent of 1,072 adults surveyed answered that the holidays make them happier.

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