Smartphone Users 'Instagramming' the Weight Off

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_beb037562f.jpgTop Photo Group/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Can Instagram change the way you eat? More people are posting pictures of their favorite meals on apps like Instagram and social media, and a new study finds that looking at the so-called “food porn” may actually make you eat less. The study, conducted by Brigham & Young University, found that looking at pictures of a certain food on Instagram or Pinterest can actually curb your appetite for that same food.

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Farm Stays Open Despite Salmonella Outbreak

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_4cb0d90d60.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (FRESNO, Calif.) -- Federal officials decided not to close the California poultry farm at the center of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened nearly 300 people in 18 states. The United States Department of Agriculture sent a letter to Foster Farms in Fresno, Calif., on Oct. 7, explaining that 25.33 percent of the farm’s poultry tested positive for salmonella, and many of those salmonella strains matched the recent outbreak.

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GLAAD Notes Decline in Gay Characters on TV

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_6f64de6c77.jpgABC/James Minchin (LOS ANGELES) -- Out of 796 regularly appearing characters on primetime broadcast scripted series this season, 26 are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to a new study by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. GLAAD says 3.3 percent of the characters on TV this year are LGBT, down from 4.4 percent last year, but still up from 2.9 percent at the beginning of the 2011-2012 TV season.

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Baseball Fans Prefer Players with 'Natural' Talent

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_73e0d34525.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW HAVEN, Conn.) -- Robert Redford played the lead in the movie, The Natural. It was about an old-time, fictional baseball star whose goal was to be the best player there ever was. Although today’s players might not have such lofty ambitions, Yale University psychologists say that fans are definitely attracted to “naturals” rather than players without the same amount of innate talent or those who boost their numbers with PEDs.

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No Sex on Wedding Night? Here's Why...

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_049ca23330.jpgiStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- The wedding reception’s over and now the honeymoon has begun for the happy newlyweds. But the wedding night isn’t exactly the stuff dreams are made of, according to Voucher Codes Pro. In a survey commissioned by the British online discounter, most couples don’t get around to having sex because one or both of the newlyweds has had too much to drink or they’re just too tired to consummate the marriage.

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