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    1. 7 Splurges People Are Still Buying

      No doubt about it -- times are tight. But despite -- or maybe because of -- economic stress, people aren't totally zeroing out creature comforts. It's not about lavish luxuries -- decadence went down the drain along with the stock market months ago -- but about simpler, less costly treats. If frugal

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    2. Mind-Body Medicine for Cancer

      Cancer is one of the most feared words in the English language. A word that, as one cancer patient put it, is thought of by everybody in "capital letters." "There are an enormous amount of reactions and emotions associated with having cancer," says Timothy C. Birdsall, ND, vice president of integrat

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    3. Be Smart About Integrative Medicine

      Integrative medicine and its cousin, alternative therapies, offer a wealth of new and often unfamiliar treatment choices. But before you sign up, you should know where to look, who to contact, and what kind of information you can trust. "You want to avoid literally the thousands of bogus claims out

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    4. 10 Ways to Catch a Liar

      J.J. Newberry was a trained federal agent, skilled in the art of deception detection. So when a witness to a shooting sat in front of him and tried to tell him that when she heard gunshots she didn't look, she just ran -- he knew she was lying. How did Newberry reach this conclusion? The answer is b

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    5. Meditation Heals Body and Mind

      Often thought of as a hippy-dippy practice aimed at transcendence, meditation is coming into its own as a stress-reduction technique for even the most type-A kind of people. In 2005, for instance, severe chest pains sent Michael Mitchell to the emergency room in fear of a heart attack. It turned out

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    6. What You Can Learn When You Stop Fearing Change

      By Kristyn Kusek Lewis From layoffs to security threats, we live in a crazy and scary world. You could just pray for calmer times — or learn to love the occasionally wild ride. Life, as you may have noticed, is one great big roller-coaster ride. From job changes (planned or not) to turn-your-world-u

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    7. Healthy Living: 8 Steps to Take Today

      Healthy living is within your reach, starting today. Sure, healthy living is a long-term commitment, not a flash-in-the-pan fad. But there are steps you can take right now that will make today healthier than yesterday and pave the way for healthy living tomorrow, too. Here's your checklist of practi

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    8. Why You’re Not Happy

      Happiness can be a paradox: The more you reach for it, the more it seems to slip through your fingers. “Ask yourself if you’re happy, and you cease to be so,” says Darrin McMahon, PhD, author of Happiness: A History. How could this be true? Could it be you’re looking for happiness in all the wrong p

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    9. Top Emotional Health Stories of 2008: Readers' Choice

      Feeling good, boosting energy, and finding balance -- things we all surely would like to achieve –resonated with readers in 2008’s turbulent economic times. Even the Dalai Lama weighed in on easing stress. Those topics are among the most popular emotional health stories on WebMD for 2008. 13 Healthy

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    10. Tips for Reducing Holiday Stress

      Denise McVey knows holiday stress all too well. To be sure, she loves the holidays: going caroling, shopping, buying cards, enjoying the first snow, and, most of all, loving the look of delight on her toddler’s face on Christmas morning. But as the days until the holidays dwindle and the lines at th

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