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  1. How Male and Female Brains Differ

    Recent studies highlight a long-held suspicion about the brains of males and females. They're not the same. So how does the brain of a female look and function differently from a male's brain, and what accounts for these differences? Scientists now know that sex hormones begin to exert their influen

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  2. Are You a Wimp?

    It's 5:05 on a Friday. You're buttoning your coat as you hurry to the exit of your office building. But behind you, the door to your supervisor's office rattles open. You can sense his approach. You know what he's going to ask. But this time you'll be strong. After all, you've had absolutely unbreak

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  3. What Martha Stewart's Lessons Teach Us

    Those lemons Martha Stewart hands out to reporters are the metaphor of the year. The finishing touch was when she brandished the very lemons she was using to "make lemonade" of her situation. No matter which side of the fence you come down on about Martha Stewart, it's hard to deny her resilience. W

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  4. Hypnosis: Focusing Subconscious on Change

    Forget the stage-show stereotypes. Hypnosis has helped people cut back on pain, anxiety, and depression medications, resolve intestinal problems, quit smoking, even have less stressful childbirth. There's no pocket watch involved. Hypnosis is simply a state of concentration and focused attention --

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  5. Meditation Balances the Body's Systems

    Most Americans aren't raised to sit and say "Om." But meditation has gained millions of converts, helping them ease chronic pain, anxiety, stress, improve heart health, boost mood and immunity, and resolve pregnancy problems. Any condition that's caused or worsened by stress can be alleviated throug

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  6. Are You a Wimp?

    It's 5:05 on a Friday. You're buttoning your coat as you hurry to the exit of your office building. But behind you, the door to your supervisor's office rattles open. You can sense his approach. You know what he's going to ask. But this time you'll be strong. After all, you've had absolutely unbreak

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  7. Make 2006 New Year's Resolutions a Reality

    Eat right. Get organized. Rein in the kids. Sounds good on paper, but too vague New Year's resolutions won't happen. Instead, listen to ageless wisdom: To make changes, take baby steps. When eating habits need an overhaul, baby steps work best. "Making minor changes in your lifestyle is doable for m

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  8. Make 2005 New Year's Resolutions a Reality

    Eat right. Get organized. Rein in the kids. Sounds good on paper, but too vague New Year's resolutions won't happen. Instead, listen to ageless wisdom: To make changes, take baby steps. New Year's Resolution No. 1: Eat Healthier When eating habits need an overhaul, baby steps work best. "Making mino

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  9. Want a Happy Marriage? Be Nice, Don't Nitpick

    Thermostat settings. Dirty socks. Toothpaste caps. Our little habits make our spouses crazy. But no two people are ever truly compatible, so quit nitpicking each other, relationship experts advise. Save the battles for the big issues -- and you'll have a happy marriage. Susan Boon, PhD, a social psy

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  10. Make 2005 New Year's Resolutions a Reality

    Eat right. Get organized. Rein in the kids. Sounds good on paper, but too vague New Year's resolutions won't happen. Instead, listen to ageless wisdom: To make changes, take baby steps.     When eating habits need an overhaul, baby steps work best. "Making minor changes in your lifestyle is doable f

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