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    1. Women's Health Tips for Heart, Mind, and Body

      Looking for the path toward a healthier you? It's not hard to find. The journey begins with some simple tweaks to your lifestyle. The right diet, exercise, and stress-relief plan all play a big role. There's an easy recipe if your goal is to keep away problems like heart disease and strokes. Eat mor

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    2. Don’t Let Shyness Stand in the Way of Social Ties

      Bashful, timid, quiet. If anyone you know has used these terms to describe you, you're probably a bit shy. Everyone feels that way once in a while. Shyness and social anxiety are common, no matter how old you are. But if they’re stopping you from making connections you want to make, it's time to mak

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    3. 6 Tips to Beat a Hangover

      Ask a dozen people how to cure a hangover and you’ll get a dozen different answers. Eat greasy grub. Drink coffee. Pop over-the-counter pain relievers. Do any of them work? "There’s no magic potion that gets rid of a hangover," says George Koob, MD, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abus

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    4. Is the Nocebo Effect Hurting Your Health?

      By Serusha Govender The Rumor: Your mind-set has no influence on a medicine's effectiveness You’ve heard of the placebo effect, right? That's what occurs when patients think they’re getting a fancy new drug, but what they’re really getting is just a sugar pill. Then, in a case of "mind over medicine

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    5. Sit Still for 5 Minutes a Day

      By Jenn Sturiale It may seem counterintuitive, but sitting still can be an utterly transformative experience. Our society encourages us to always do more, and faster -- and then tomorrow, to do even more, and be faster still. The problem is that most of us lack the skill to be alone and quiet for ev

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    6. Can Rainy Days Really Get You Down?

      By Julie Taylor The Rumor: Rainy days can really get you down Ever notice that as rain drops from the sky, your mood sometimes drops, too? If you feel meh on a dreary day, you might just chalk it up to coincidence. Sure, the Carpenters sang, “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” But can rain

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    7. Go on a Meditation Retreat

      By Jenn Sturiale Meditation is not a team sport. There are no teammates to help us sit on our cushions, and there are definitely no finish lines or cheering fans. Most often an intensely solitary pursuit, meditation takes us on a personal, inward journey. So then, what's the deal with meditation ret

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    8. Keep Your Cool During Holiday Gatherings

      By Alia Hoyt Some people just know how to push our buttons, and actually seem to enjoy it. If you are laid back, don't like confrontation or are just sensitive (like I am), dreading the snarky comments that are sure to come from your frenemy/crazy uncle/estranged stepmother can cause serious stress

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    9. Is It Better to Meditate in Silence?

      By Jenn Sturiale The Rumor: You can only really meditate in complete silence As if it isn’t difficult enough to find the time to meditate, some styles of meditation prescribe complete silence as their way of getting into the zone. Confusingly, other schools advocate the use of mantras or chants to g

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    10. Be Your Best Self

      By Kira Goldenberg Life can easily get overwhelming. For one thing, we Americans tend to work hundreds more hours per year than people from other Western countries. Plus, it’s flu season right now. And that laundry won’t wash itself. One way to deal with it all is to broaden and shift your perspecti

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