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7 Myths About The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

7 Myths About The Palestinian-Israeli ConflictOn Monday, one day prior to the 70th anniversary of Israel's founding, the

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Flu shot myths debunked

Flu shot myths debunkedMany cite the risk of getting sick as a reason to not get a flu shot, but the truth is that there’s no live flu virus in the shot, so it cannot make you sick. Any symptoms means your immune system is kicking in.

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Russia explodes our social media myths

Russia explodes our social media mythsIt’s not too much to demand that the big tech companies slam the door on governments and political infiltrators who would like nothing more than to destroy our faith in a free society.

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4 Dangerous Myths About the Transgender Military Ban

4 Dangerous Myths About the Transgender Military BanWhat the facts say (and the President doesn't)

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4 Dangerous Myths About the Transgender Military Ban

4 Dangerous Myths About the Transgender Military BanWhat the facts say (and the President doesn't)

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10 Myths About Marijuana

10 Myths About MarijuanaMany myths have arisen about smoking week; here are 10 that you should stop believing.

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5 Myths and Facts About Sagging Breasts

“If you don’t want your boobs to hit your knees by the time you’re 30, always wear a bra, even to bed,” Halle Berry recently told InStyle. But the star—who credits wearing a bra around the clock as the reason she sports such a perky pair—may be misinformed. Take this true-or-false quiz to see just how much you know about what does (and doesn’t) cause your dynamic duo to droop.

Your breasts droop as you get older

TRUE. That’s due to stretching of the Cooper’s ligaments, the connective tissue in your breasts that helps keep ‘em up and looking perky. “Like all the tissue in your body, they’re made up of collagen and elastin, which break down as you age,” explains Dan Mills, MD, vice president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In addition, as you go through menopause, dense glandular tissue is replaced by fat that’s more likely to droop, he says.

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Wearing a bra can prevent breasts from sagging

FALSE. We hate to break it to you, but contrary to what Berry maintains, nothing can prevent the girls from going south. “A bra will hold up your breasts to give you the shape and look you want, but it can’t prevent further sagging, which is caused by age and gravity,” says Dr. Mills. In fact, one French researcher even suggested last year that wearing a bra encourages sagging by weakening the breast’s supporting tissue. The one exception: a supportive sports bra. Running or other high impact aerobic exercises cause boobs to bounce up and down, which over time can break down connective tissue. So sports bras do help in that department.

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The right exercises can keep your breasts perky

FALSE. All the push-ups in the world can’t reduce the droop—since breasts are made up of fat, not muscle—and so technically there’s nothing to tighten and tone. But chest exercises can help improve the appearance of your pectoral area by strengthening surrounding ligaments, including Cooper’s ligaments, which in turn may make your girls look more lively, notes Anne Taylor, MD, a clinical assistant professor of plastic surgery at Ohio State University.

Breastfeeding can cause sagging

FALSE. A 2008 study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal concluded that breastfeeding isn’t a risk factor for ptosis (that’s a fancy name for drooping). The real culprit? Pregnancy itself. (Weight gain during pregnancy can cause ligaments to stretch, which can lead to drooping later.) While you can’t avoid sagging completely, you can minimize it by making sure you stick to a relatively healthy weight gain when you’re pregnant, says Dr. Taylor.

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Smoking and suntanning affect how your breasts look

TRUE. Lighting up is a significant risk factor for breast drooping, according to the 2008 study mentioned above. The same can be said for any poor lifestyle habit that breaks down skin’s collagen—like soaking up UV rays or eating a nutrient-poor, high-fat diet, notes Dr. Mills.

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25 Breast Cancer Myths Busted

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5 Myths About IUDs You Need To Stop Believing

5 Myths About IUDs You Need To Stop BelievingIntrauterine devices are one of most effective methods of birth control on the market, especially when you account for human error, such as condoms breaking during sex or occasionally forgetting to take a birth control pill. Based on typical use, IUDs are 45 times more effective that the pill and 90 times more effective than male condoms,…

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