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German hotel for honeymooners now 5-star

Couples who spend their wedding night at the tiny Eh'haeusl in Amberg will live happily ever after and never get divorced — at least according to an old legend told by the locals of this medieval town in Bavaria.

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Exercise often enough for Achilles injury recovery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most people with inflammation of the Achilles tendon, a common overuse injury, can recover with the help of exercise therapy alone, a small study suggests.

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Why keeping weight off is so hard: The brain changes

Dieters often struggle to keep off the pounds they've lost, and a new study involving mice offers a possible explanation. Dieting may change how the brain responds to stress, so that the next time dieters feel frazzled, they eat more, researchers say.

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Weight Watchers updates points system

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters Life!) - Weight Watchers, the international weight-management and packaged food company, has revised its popular points weight-loss system for the first time in 13 years, the company said.

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8 sunny spots for a winter getaway

We've put together a list of eight sunny spots around the globe where you can escape the cold this winter. So grab your flip-flops and read on!

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Diet drug faces U.S. test after rivals fall short

The last of a trio of diet drug hopefuls faces scrutiny next week, after two rivals failed to convince U.S. regulators that marginal weight loss associated with their drugs made up for major health risks.

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Health benefits of fish may outweigh mercury concerns

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - The benefits for heart health of eating fish may outweigh concerns over the potential negative impact of increased exposure to mercury as a result, according to a study.

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Adult picky eaters may actually have a disorder

Thousands of people who are picky eaters may actually have the newly-recognized "selective eating disorder." They experience foods differently from the rest of us and often prefer bland, salty foods like grilled cheese sandwiches and french fries.

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Video: Study focuses on women, money and divorce

According to a new study, women who earn more than their husbands are 40 percent more likely to get divorced than women who earn less than their spouse. TODAY’s Amy Robach discusses the study with a relationship and financial expert. (TODAY show)

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Woman fears breasts will be repossessed

A German woman who splashed out on breast implants with a loan from her then-boyfriend says he's threatening to repossess them after she failed to fully reimburse him.

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Want a healthy Thanksgiving? 5 ways to not stuff yourself

During Thanksgiving, it's easy to go overboard with the calories and consumption. Temptations of gooey pecan pie and dense sweet potatoes topped with crackly marshmallows make it seem impossible to be disciplined.

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Eating orange and dark green vegetables linked to longer life

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating lots of orange and dark green veggies such as carrots, sweet potatoes and green beans may be tied to less disease and longer life, suggests a new study.

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