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Alcohol Consumption By Americans Is Way Up

Thanks to women, Americans are drinking alcohol much more heavily now than in the past.

A study out Thursday in the "American Journal of Public Health" says more people now are considered heavy or binge drinkers than in recent years

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Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Watching The World Cup — Thumbs Up

I haven't seen much of the World Cup tournament, just a game here and there.  But on Tuesday I did have the chance to watch the entire Belgium-USA contest and honestly, it was a joy.  Here's a recap of my experience:

00:44  USA Goalkeeper Tim Howard made the first of his 16 saves, the highest total for World Cup goalkeeper in 50 years

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Photo by Dan Kitwood /Getty Images

Americans Number One In Wine Consumption

The United States is knocking off France as the world's biggest wine market.

Americans consumed about 766-million gallons of wine last year, nudging France into second-place.  However, France is still tops when it come to per-person consumption

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Americans Killed In The Philippines Typhoon

 

The U.S. State Department is confirming at least two Americans are among hundreds killed in the Philippines typhoon. 

The Philippines' government count of the dead stood at over 17-hundred as of Tuesday but that number is expected to grow. 

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Americans Are Living Longer

A new study finds we are living longer.

Researchers at the University of Washington found Americans are living about three years longer than they did 20 years ago.

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American’s Celebrate the Fourth of July in Washington DC

Thousands of Americans flocked to the National Mall to celebrate the Fourth of July with a fireworks display, performances by Neil Diamond and Barry Manilow and selections from the "Lincoln" score played by the National Symphony Orchestra.

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Few Americans Eat Three Balanced Meals a Day

Americans don't have the best eating habits. Only 18-percent of the respondents in a new Vitamin Shoppe survey say they have three balanced meals every day of the week, while most people only average three square meals a day four days a week.

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Americans Are Still Traveling This Thanksgiving, Just Not Very Far

Holiday travel will bring increased traffic to the American highways this Thanksgiving weekend. However, with many families still simply trying to operate day-to-day on shoestring budgets, people are expected to plan shorter trips to carve their turkeys this year as a means to save money on fuel and other expenses.

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gustavthree, flickr

Americans Waste a Whopping $165 Million Worth of Food Each Year

Want an easy way to shave $2,300 off your annual budget? Stop throwing away so much food.

According to a new study, almost half of the food Americans buy every year winds up in the trash — a 50 percent increase since the 1970s.

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