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5 Habits That Are Really Addictions

Pop tunes, salty snacks, and tanning? All addictive

(Newser) - Drugs, sex, alcohol—such addictions belong to other people, right? Not so, says Cracked , which lists five everyday addictions:
  • Pop music. Scientists have predicted pop hits by performing MRI scans on people listening to unreleased tunes. Future hits lit up pleasure centers in the brain; dopamine was released when melodies
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For True Addicts: Caffeinated Popcorn

Fans liken addictive snack to cocaine, inventor says

(Newser) - As huge popcorn fans and total caffeine addicts, Amanda and Matthew Fitch decided they could kill two birds with one stone—by putting caffeine in their popcorn. To make the final product palatable, though, they had to overcome caffeine's natural bitterness. "We tried over and over again, making tons... More »

Movie, Munchie Sales Shrivel

Cash-strapped moviegoers forego snacks, according to latest sales stats

(Newser) - Some Americans seeking a break from economic news may be sitting in the dark in movie theaters—but they're apparently not eating their Raisinets. That's the news from two cinema companies reporting a major munchie drop off. Conventional wisdom holds that people can always afford a movie. Not so. Admission... More »

Western Diet Hits Heart Health Globally

Meat, fat, salt increase heart risk 35%

(Newser) - If you eat meat, fried foods, and salty snacks, you're at a significantly higher risk of heart attack regardless of where you live, according to a new Canadian study. The Western diet increases heart attack risk by 35%, while a diet rich in vegetables and fiber cuts that risk by... More »

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