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    1. Give Your Body a Boost -- With Laughter

      Feeling rundown? Try laughing more. Some researchers think laughter just might be the best medicine, helping you feel better and putting that spring back in your step. "I believe that if people can get more laughter in their lives, they are a lot better off," says Steve Wilson, MA, CSP, a psychologi

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    2. Finding a Doctor Who Respects Your Religion

      When Stephanie Johnson, 34, a homemaker in Brooklyn, N.Y., thought she was expecting, she browsed the list of doctors on her insurance company’s web site and chose an ob-gyn near her home. But the convenient location could not excuse her new doctor’s poor bedside manner. When Stephanie and her husba

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    3. The Heart Speaks (Are You Listening?)

      A broken heart: It's the stuff of folk songs, the stuff of true love. There are plenty of couples who have died within weeks, months, or even days of each other. Johnny Cash's death certificate listed "complications from diabetes," but his fans know otherwise -- he passed away just months after June

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    4. 9 Steps to End Chronic Worrying

      Are you a worry wart? A nervous Nellie? Do you constantly fret about everything and anything from your health to how you are perceived at work to whether or not a terror strike is imminent? If this sounds like you, then you may be worrying your life away. This excessive worry doesn't just affect you

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    5. Fall in Love with Work

      By Anna Davies "Work" is never going to be synonymous with "play" — heck, that's why they pay you. Still, you can find inspiration and purpose even in a ho-hum job. Bonnie Kelly and Teresa Walsh, cofounders of Silpada Designs, a direct-sales jewelry company with thousands of representatives around t

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    6. Are You Smart About Your Feelings?

      By Tara Rummell Berson Five ways to boost your emotional intelligence. Who hasn't picked a fight with her guy for some random reason? Or unintentionally embarrassed or humiliated a good friend? Everyone's emotions go haywire from time to time, and lead us to behave in undesirable ways. But you can a

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    7. Afternoon Energy Boosters

      Does this sound familiar? You're going full steam ahead in the morning, plowing through work assignments or household tasks. You take a quick break for lunch -- or maybe just grab something at your desk -- and plan on getting right back to your routine. Instead, at about 2 p.m. you find your attenti

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    8. Top Balance Stories of 2007: Readers' Choice

      Calm, rest, optimism, accomplishment, and a "secret" best seller. Those topics made the following list of the year's 10 most viewed stories about life balance on WebMD. Your Guide to Never Feeling Tired Again 7 Things You Can Stop Worrying About Right Now 13 Healthy Habits to Improve Your Life The S

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    9. How to Have a Green Christmas

      Instead of tidings of comfort and joy, Christmas often brings mostly stress and excess -- too much food, too much drink, too much spending, and too much waste. Environmentalists advocate an "eco-friendly" holiday season that will result in a "green Christmas" that will put less strain on Mother Eart

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    10. 7 Ways to Squelch Holiday Squabbles

      Do the holidays send you running for antacids, not because of too much food ... but because of too much family? This year, try replacing the Tums with a peacekeeping plan. According to Peggy Post, author of the 17th edition of Emily Post's Etiquette, would-be holiday peacekeepers should arm themselv

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