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Norwegian soccer wife and fitness blogger Caroline Berg Eriksen is under fire for sharing a photo of her flat stomach four days after giving birth.

Yes, four days.

Needless to say, the image went viral on Instagram, and many who saw it were not pleased. In a matter of days, Eriksen was the new Maria Kang.

"This is not a selfie. It is an act of war," wrote one Australian blogger in response. "This whole situation has become ludicrous. There is no other word for it."

"The competition for women to give birth and then immediately remove any trace from their their bodies that they ever carried a child is OBSCENE."

Eriksen posted the photo of herself on Instagram, along with the caption, "I feel so empty… 4 days after birth," rapidly igniting the online backlash.

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A 10-year old Amish girl named Sarah Hershberger has fled her home, along with her parents, in order to avoid chemotherapy, the family's attorney confirmed to The Associated Press yesterday.

The trio has been engaged in a court battle with a local hospital in Northern Ohio for months after the parents chose to halt medical treatment because they believed it was making their daughter ill.

Amish folks

A state appeals court appointed a guardian to take over medical decisions for Sarah last month, but Maurice Thompson says his clients have left their home because they "don't want Sarah to be taken away."

Physicians at Akron Children's Hospital say Sarah's leukemia is treatable, but that she will pass away if unless she receives professional attention.

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A number of parents at a Buffalo, N.Y., school are far from pleased after a pre-kindergarten teacher sent a note home regarding some of her students.

Specifically, her “unclean and unkept” students.

Sharon D. Perry Dunnigan claims the kids' “soiled, stained, or dirty clothes” makes it "difficult for me to be close to them or even want to touch them.”

The note, which called the issue a “health and safety concern” and asked BUILD Academy parents to sign and return, sparked a number of complaints.

The veteran teacher is now barred from sending letters home without school approval, while parents are calling for further disciplinary action against her.

Parent Kimberly Wells is among those against the note and its author:

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Nearly one year ago, former Malcolm in the Middle star and current musician Frankie Muniz announced to his Twitter followers he had a mini-stroke.

Monday, he says he suffered a second such incident.

Muniz's stroke came almost exactly a year after the first.

After his previous health scare, Muniz, 27, told GMA that he knew something was really wrong when he lost vision in one eye while riding his motorcycle.

"I couldn't say words. I thought I was saying them! My fiance looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language," he said, calling himself "happy to be alive."

A mini-stroke, or transient ischemic attack, is when no blood flows to the brain for a brief period, but does not cause brain tissue death like a regular stroke.

Symptoms of a mini-stroke may last for up to a day, though they often just last for a couple of hours. Here's wishing Frankie and full and speedy recovery.

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Brittany Murphy’s shocking death in 2009 raised many questions. A new toxicology report is likely to raise many more, given the shocking revelations within.

Her father, Angelo Bertolotti, never believed the L.A. County Coroner’s report that listed Brittany Murphy's cause of death as pneumonia and anemia.

Her husband Simon Monjack, 40, also died suspiciously just five months after Murphy died, further raising questions that have never been answered.

No foul play was suspected in either death.

Convinced that she exhibited signs of heavy poisoning, Bertolotti pushed for independent testing on his late daughter's hair, blood and tissue samples.

He reached out to The Carlson Company to conduct independent tests, and was shocked by the results. The lab reports were alarming to say the least:

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If you were dying tomorrow, what do you think you would regret most? What would you look back on and wish you had done differently, given another try?

A nurse who spent many years working in palliative care - spending day after day with people in the last 3-12 weeks of life - shed some light on this recently.

People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality, she notes, and that period at the end of one's life allows for a great deal of self-reflection.

When questioned about regrets they had or things they would do differently, common themes surfaced. Time and again. Here are the most common five:

Dying Regrets
  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. The most common regret of all. Countless dreams go unfulfilled, due to choices they had made, or not made. And from the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Are you honoring at least some of those dreams you harbor while you still can?
  2. I wish I didn’t work so hard. Another familiar refrain. The dying missed their children’s youth, their partner’s companionship. Can you simplify your lifestyle and make conscious choices to do more with less? And by creating more space in your life, be happier without the same commitments of time and stress?
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings. Many people suppress feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settle for a mediocre existence, not what they were truly capable of. Many even develop illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carry. By speaking honestly, you may raise a relationship to a new level, or rid it from your life altogether. Can you break that barrier?
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends. There are many deep regrets about friendships and not giving them the time and effort they deserved. Everyone misses friends when they're dying. All that remains in the end, especially the final weeks, are relationships. Are you nurturing yours?
  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier. This is a surprisingly common one. Old patterns and habits die hard. Unfortunately, so do we. The "comfort" of familiarity and fear of change leaves us susceptible to pretending to others, and to ourselves, that we are content. When deep within, we longed for more. Wouldn't it be wonderful to let go and smile, long before you are dying?

What are your biggest regrets in life? What are the hardest things to change? And what else, if anything, would you add to this list? Discuss below ...

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If ever there were a case for buying books brand new instead of borrowing them from the library, this might be it. 

Herpes was found on copies of Fifty Shades of Grey when two Belgian scientists decided to test the top 10 borrowed books from the Antwerp Library to see what sort of disgusting things they might find. 

You guys. 

They found HERPES. And cocaine. But...herpes!! ALL THE HAND SANITIZER!

While the scientists did say that they didn't find enough herpes on the books for a person to contract the virus, they did find enough cocaine for a person to fail a drug test.

What are people DOING with their library books?! Do we even want to know?

No, no we do don't. 

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Saturday Night Live, which always has its finger on the pulse of pop culture and current events, has the cure for Barack Obama's recent political depression.

Paxil: Second Term Strength.

With the health care woes seemingly worsening by the day, more than a few people might sign up for this drug ... provided it has a website that works.

Here's Jay Pharoah in the SNL spoof of an anti-depressant for Obama:

Other must-sees from Saturday Night Live this weekend:

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British teenager Jacqui Beck recalls that she was in "total shock" to learn that she had been born without a vagina during a routine visit to the doctor.

One can only assume that would be shocking.

Beck, 17, hadn't started getting her periods.

After informing her doctor, tests soon showed that she had MRKH syndrome, a genetic condition that meant she had been born without a vagina, womb or cervix.

She tells the Daily Mail (UK) of the ordeal:

"I left the [office] in tears. I would never know what it was like to give birth, be pregnant, have a period. All the things I had imagined doing suddenly got erased from my future."

"I was really angry ... I felt like I wasn’t a real woman any more."

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Loni Janie Anthony is bananas, y'all. B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

No, really. Bananas. As in the mother-to-be eats 10 bananas a day as part of her regular diet. And that's just for breakfast.

Anthony follows the "80:10:10" diet founded by raw foodist Dr. Douglas Graham.

The plan consists of 80% of a person's diet coming from plant-based carbs, 10% coming from fat, and 10% from protein. Anthony says she's never felt better.

Because Anthony is 26 weeks pregnant, her diet, which many feel is quite extreme, is creating quite an online hullabaloo. Critics of the lifestyle say she's harming her unborn baby by starving her body and her baby's of necessary nutrients. 

Anthony, however, says that this dietary change saved her life.

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