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An Explanation Of The Fiscal Cliff That Won't Make You Want To Jump Off A Real One

With the media busy hyperventilating into a paper bag over every excruciating development in the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations, certain questions are being left unanswered. Specifically, questions like "what exactly is the fiscal cliff?" and "why should I give a damn?" Fortunately, the whole affair is much less complicated than some people would have you believe. Here's a balanced look at what you need to know in seven surprisingly pleasant minutes.

An Explanation Of The Fiscal Cliff That Won't Make You Want To Jump Off A Real One

Everyone has heard stories of the strange and intense food cravings women get when pregnant. There's the pregnant woman who had to have dill pickles dipped in ice cream or the one who couldn't make it through the night without a bucket of a specific type of fried chicken.

Researchers have yet to lock down the exact reason why pregnant women have these seemingly unnatural cravings, but there are a few reasons that are often cited. Women who are pregnant experience heightened senses of smell and taste that can have a direct effect on their appetites.

Some researchers believe their bodies may be craving specific nutrients they need for a healthy pregnancy. Others have suggested that dietary requests at odd hours may be a way for a pregnant person to develop a supportive bond with their partner before the baby arrives.

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