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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Stop Hiding Behind Social Media

      By Jenn La Lima Are you in social solitude? If your social life has gone mostly digital, you might be. Social media certainly helps us keep in touch, despite our busy lives. But on some level, many of us are in hiding. Don’t let these excuses keep you stuck in a life of increasing social solitude! B

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    4. Am l More Productive When l Multitask?

      By Cody Lyon Phones are ringing off the hook, your desk looks like a fire hazard and your computer screen just let you know you've got new mail. Out of nowhere comes your boss to ask you about that Excel document he'd wanted you to compile. Suddenly you're gripped by fear as you recall the question

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    5. Pay Attention: Be in the Now

      By Jenn Sturiale "Oh -- I'm sorry, what did you say?" It happens to the best of us while engaged in a conversation (even an interesting one): We suddenly snap back to the present, then realize we have no idea what was just said. Our mind wandered away and went... where? Most likely it skipped off to

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    6. How to Be Present

      By Carrie Sloan The term "flow" -- originally coined by positive psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi -- describes that magical feeling you get when you’re so immersed in an activity, time seems to stand still. Even your sense of self can slip-slide away. “Flow is a cascade of five of the most poten

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    7. Why Do I Fall Asleep While Meditating?

      By Erinn Bucklan Maybe it’s the quiet room. Or the comfy clothing. Or, I don’t know, the fact that my eyes are closed. But how come whenever I give meditation a try, I end up yawning and fighting off the sandman instead of finding my Third Eye? Could it be that not everyone is suited for meditation?

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    8. Accept Your Flaws

      By Julie Taylor Millions of self-help books are sold in this country each year, offering advice on how to be thinner, smarter, richer, more successful... the list goes on and on. Sadly, many of us spend an inordinate amount of time trying to fix ourselves in one way or another. Why do we focus on th

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    9. Stop Telling White Lies

      By Christine A. Scheller The phone rings. As you pick it up, your partner says, “I don’t want to talk to so-and-so.” Sure enough, so-and-so is on the line and you have a decision to make: Do you tell a little white lie, or hang your partner out to dry? “The real danger comes in the risk of becoming

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    10. Can You Change Unhealthy Family Patterns?

      By Carrie Sloan The Rumor: Family patterns are almost impossible to change, whether they're healthy or not You and your family members have been doing a certain dance for decades, and everyone knows their footwork. The minute you try to change it up, you’re going to step on toes. This is especially

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