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    Is There Anything Worse Than a Flabby Avatar?

    Self is a magazine devoted to "nutrition, health and advice." Which is exactly why it's launching a Facebook game in which the real you sits on your ass for hours, dying, while a virtual you works out and gets healthy. "If you don't come back for a period of time, your avatar loses tone," publisher Laura McEwen explains. "Looking at an avatar can impact your real-world behavior." Like if you were about to go to the gym but realized your avatar was looking a little chubby.

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