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The 7 deadly fashion, style, and grooming choices that could be the last mistakes you ever make

Questionable dress and behavior choices can evoke ridicule from women, friends, and coworkers—but those calls may actually be harming your health.

February 4, 2010

OBSESSIVELY TEXTING/TALKING ON A CELL PHONE

Why It's Not So Cool: We get it. You are super important and busy. But, if Obama can disconnect long enough to play some B-ball, maybe you can chill out for a bit?
The Health Risk: Some researchers claim there's a link between lowered semen quality (which included sperm count and motility, i.e., the ability to swim and succeed) and higher rates of cell-phone usage. "We found very high levels of free radicals in the semen samples that were exposed to cell-phone radiation, says Ashok Agarwal, Ph.D., and the director of research at the Center for Reproductive Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. His advice? Keep your cell phone in your shirt pocket and away from the family jewels.

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