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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Improve Your Memory

      Sometimes I think my memory is actually too good. Like when I realize I still know the lyrics to nearly every song released in the '80s. Or that I can recite, verbatim, lines from at least half a dozen episodes of Seinfeld and Sex and the City. But then I'll go to transfer a load of laundry into the

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    7. Stressed Out About a Problem? Try the Focus-Shift Trick.

      You've spent hours trying to figure out how to break the bad news to your friend. After obsessing all day and missing a night of sleep, you still don’t know how to tell your friend that you have to cancel your long-awaited Saturday plans. Now your heart is pounding, you feel as physically drained as

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    8. Speed Shopping: When You Have 10 Minutes at the Grocery Store

      For busy moms and professionals, life is all about making every minute count. After all, time saved doing mundane chores equals more time to read to your kids, chat with a good friend, or take a long, hot bath. But when it comes to some household duties, like grocery shopping, quality is as crucial

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    9. Emotional Well-Being: The Benefits of Adversity

      It's true: What doesn't kill you will make you stronger. To a point. Beth Elliott nursed her mother through the last stages of cancer. Less than two years later, her husband learned he had only a few months to live. Six months after he died, Elliott herself was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. What wo

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    10. The Secret (and Surprising) Power of Naps

      Naps help Constance Kobylarz Wilde, 58, recharge, especially if she takes them right after lunch. Wilde, a marketing manager and health blogger in Mountain View, Calif., is constantly juggling her schedule as a working mom and family caregiver. She's up by 6 a.m. every day and tries to go to bed by

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