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  1. How to Avoid the 'Demons' of Summer

    We're all familiar with friends or relatives who can ruin the best summer plans with bouts of rude or overbearing behavior: the "bridezilla" who destroys anyone who gets in the way of her perfect summer wedding; the in-laws who announce they'll be coming for a visit -- for July and August; or the bu

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  2. A Thing or Two With Michael Chiklis

    I really freaked out. I experienced the feeling of claustrophobia for the first and only time in my life. The costume was made from thick latex rubber, and I had to sit in a chair for five hours while it was literally glued to me from head to foot. My body core superheated, and I became incredibly h

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  3. Get More Done Every Day!

    By Tanya Asnes Tired of playing beat the clock — and losing? Try these smart fixes. Frustrating, isn't it? You start your day off with every intention of sailing through your ample to do list. But then someone calls to schmooze...or you fritter away an hour slogging through junk and joke e-mails...o

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  4. Everything I Know About Happiness I Learned from a Child

    By Jessica Baumgardner A refresher course in joy I'll be stressed out — about a missed UPS delivery, her sleeping schedule, vacation plans — and I'll realize that Sigrid's been grinning at a pillow for 15 minutes. The vaguely Japanese print on the fabric seems to make her totally blissful. Perhaps s

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  5. Living a Passionate Life

    By Maggy Howe; photographed by Burcu Avsar Hobbies add meaning to our lives — and may even help us live longer. Have you ever become so involved in an activity that you lost all sense of time, worries wilted away, and stress disappeared? If so, you were probably either in love or immersed in a keen

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  6. Healing Waters

    By Maggy Howe What gives us life also nurtures body and soul. Maggy Howe explains how we can tap into the restorative qualities of H2O. Visualize yourself in water. Imagine floating in the sea, tubing down a river, or simply luxuriating in the warmth of your own tub. Listen to the sounds of water, a

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  7. True View

    According to Meredith Vieira, who for nine years has famously shared a couch and her opinions on ABC's hit morning talk show The View, "any illness is a family illness. It is the other person in the room - a living, breathing [person] who is there with you. To ignore an illness is not healthy, parti

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  8. WebMD Checkup: Joan Didion

    Your best-selling book The Year of Magical Thinking chronicles your grief following the loss of your husband, John. What surprised you most about grieving? I did not expect the degree of derangement-both physiological and mental. An example of the latter: Two weeks after John died, when I filled out

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  9. Health Tips for Heart, Mind, and Body

    Unhealthy lifestyle. It's a common contributor of our biggest health problems: stroke, heart disease, diabetes, cancer. What do the nation's top physicians recommend to keep your heart, mind, and body in optimally good health? For the secrets to a long healthy life, WebMD turned to Richard A. Lange,

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  10. High-Tech Stressbusters

    By Maureen Connolly REDBOOK tested 6 relaxation tools. Find out which ones delivered results. Our experience: Coiled energy? Theta waves? We were skeptical—and the warped-sounding background music was odd. But Kelly Howell's soothing voice won us over. In fact, one tester felt calmer after listening

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