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    1. Getting a Grip on Rage as Gas Prices Soar

      First there was road rage, then air rage, then sports rage, and now -- gas rage. As gas prices soar to a record high of more than $3.00 per gallon, so too do incidents of violence and theft at the pumps. Notably, Husain "Tony" Caddi, 54, the owner of a gas station in Alabama, was run down and killed

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    2. Grossology: The Science of the Disgusting

      "Sometimes it's stinky. Sometimes it's crusty. And sometimes it's slimy. But hey, it's your body," writes Sylvia Branzei, author of the book, Grossology: The Science of Really Gross Things. The book has become a cultural phenomenon, translated into Japanese, Korean, Bulgarian, Spanish, and French. A

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    3. Making a Life List

      What do you want to do with your life? It's a question usually pondered by new college graduates, people thinking of switching careers, and those experiencing a midlife crisis. Yet the query has recently gotten some new attention. In www.43things.com, a web site where people can share their life obj

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    4. Easing the Pain of Insurance Claims

      Get insurance companies to reverse course and cover your care -- how to win an appeal of a denial.

    5. Slow Down

      You work fast. You eat fast. You fall in love fast. But to find real happiness, all you have to do is. . . SLOW DOWN. More and more women are questioning their need for speed. Are you? Marie Claire investigates "the slow movement." Photography by Eric Cahan Every day, you race against the clock-batt

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    6. Managing Pre-Wedding Jitters

      My fiancé, Noel, and I recently went to the mall to register for wedding gifts. I set my eyes on a fancy new blender, and he asked, "What's wrong with our blender?" He also questioned me about the new dishes, the new towels, and the new pillows. Why did we need all this stuff when we already had it

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    7. What Is Your Health Personality?

      Are you so up-to-date on the latest medical news that your friends call you for a diagnosis before they call their own doctor? Or are you so nervous when you see a doctor -- if you even do -- that your blood pressure goes through the roof? There's even a name for that -- white-coat hypertension. Whi

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    8. Are Horoscopes Healthy?

      Birthdays Jan. 1 to Dec. 31) Strengthen your relationships, learn how to manage stress , and stop wasting time reading horoscopes, advises clinical psychologist and author Terence Sandbek, PhD. "One of the hallmarks of mental and emotional maturity is being able to run your own life and make your ow

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    9. Spring Break Makeover for the Mind

      What good is spring fever if you are too hassled to even notice the fragrant air or heed the call of the outdoors? With the new season comes new opportunity to do some mental spring cleaning. The de-stressing habits you learn this spring will be with you the rest of your life -- and it may be a mark

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    10. 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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