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  1. 9 Things You Didn't Know About Dreams

    By Sarah Jio Discover what your nighttime visions mean, how you can control them and more   Everyone dreams—every single night—and yet we tend to know so little about our dreams. Where do they come from? What do they mean? Can we control them and should we try to interpret them? We spoke to the drea

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  2. How to Breathe Better

    When heart specialist John M. Kennedy, M.D., of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, stands at the scrub sink before an operation, he breathes deeply with  seven-count exhales, visualizing how he wants the procedure to go. "Athletes use these techniques to perform under pressure, but we can all call on them

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  3. Personal Best: Hayden Panettiere

    When ABC's new drama and music series "Nashville" premieres Oct. 10, viewers will meet Juliette Barnes, played by actor, model, and singer Hayden Panettiere. The network describes her character as "sexy, sassy," with "trouble written all over her." Panettiere, now 23, began acting at age 11 months a

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  4. October Is Depression Awareness Month

    Each issue, WebMD the Magazine's "Health Highlights" focuses on a national health theme for the month with expert tips, reader comments, and eye-catching factoids. October is Depression Awareness month. Follow these tips to stay at your peak! 1. Feeling down? Oct. 11 is National Depression Screening

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  5. Work it Out: Getting Along with Co-Workers

    Whether it's a co-worker who bulldozes us during staff meetings and shoots down every new idea, or several colleagues who make up a clique outsiders just can't break into, we've all had to work with people we simply don't like. They can turn a job you otherwise enjoy into your own daily personal hel

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  6. The Power of Female Intuition

    When my husband and I shopped for our first house, we looked at more than 20 properties on the market. None of them seemed to fit our detailed checklist of the perfect home. I grew frustrated and called my mom. "Forget the list," she said. "When you walk in the front door of your house, you'll just

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  7. Addicted to Your Smartphone? Here's What to Do

    I'll admit it: I check my smartphone compulsively. And the more I use it, the more often the urge to look at it hits me.  In the orthodontist's office. Walking my kids to school. In meetings. Even while making breakfast. Sometimes it is in my hand before I even know what I'm searching for. Sometimes

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  8. Tips for Parents: Talking Around the Kids

    Think your kids are too young to understand your grown-up conversations? Think again. "In my practice, parents are constantly shocked by what kids have overheard," says Brad Sachs, PhD, a family psychologist in Columbia, MD and author of The Good Enough Child and The Good Enough Teen. "But as soon a

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  9. Pucker Up! How to Be a Better Kisser

    A lot goes on when two people kiss. If it's a romantic kiss, you've probably gazed at each other and imagined getting closer. When your lips touch, you cross into a zone of intimate touch and smell. You literally breathe each other in. A kiss can determine if physical attraction will spark or fizzle

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  10. Bro-menclature: The Truth About Guy Talk

    Can you feel it? Bromance is in the air. Whether real (Brad Pitt + George Clooney) or fictional (the Hangover films), there's a lot of talk about intense -- though straight -- male friendships. Does the notion of bromance -- a word usually said with a smirk -- reflect something genuine and new about

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