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  1. Why We Cry: The Truth About Tearing Up

    It starts with a quivering lip. Or maybe blinking faster and faster to keep the wetness from escaping. Before you know it, you're getting teary -- again.  You may be one of those people who cry at the drop of a hat -- not to mention weddings, birthday parties, your kids' school plays, and the humane

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  2. Believe It or Not -- Computer Games Can Be Healthy

    Cynthia Whitehead is a word person. A lawyer who drafts environmental and development legislation, the 60-year-old from Oakland, Calif. regularly taxes her left hemisphere -- the side of the brain responsible in most people for language and analysis. So when her stress level goes up, she turns to Be

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  3. Cloris Leachman's Latest Chapter

    The winner of nine Emmy Awards and one Academy Award, actress and comedienne Cloris Leachman has charmed American audiences for more than 60 years. This past year, she pushed her creative powers even further when she both competed as the oldest contestant on Dancing with the Stars and published her

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  4. Are You Secretly in a Rut

    Ever feel like you're so focused on taking care of everyone that you don't know who's running the show anymore? Well, then, no matter how smoothly things are going, you could be in a rut.

  5. Rev Up Your Energy

    Imagine your body as a sleek sports car. If you put premium gasoline in the tank, you would expect it to drive beautifully. Yet what would happen if you left the headlights on all night? Never let the engine run more than once a month or two? Didn't change your oil? Surely, the four-wheeled machine

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  6. Jimmy Fallon Has a New Show and a New Health Regimen

    Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live alum and newly minted Late Night sensation, was once famed for something other than funny one-liners -- at least among a group of New York City firefighters. "I was hungover every Sunday," Fallon recently admitted, the inevitable result of post-taping SNL parties th

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  7. Kristen Bell Talks About Acting, Health Advice, and the Children of Uganda

    Actress Kristen Bell, best known for her role in Veronica Mars from 2004 to 2007, as well as the title role in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the narrator of Gossip Girl, also has a passion: helping the children of Northern Uganda. She talked to WebMD the Magazine recently about her acting, her advoc

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  8. Stealth Health: Get Healthy Without Really Trying

    How much do you know about what makes up a healthy lifestyle? Here's a pop quiz. 1. How do you define working out? a. Going to the gym. b. Turning the jump-rope for the neighbor's kid. c. Playing Frisbee with your dog. 2. How do you define good nutrition? a. Eating a vegetable at every meal. b. Eati

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  9. 7 Splurges People Are Still Buying

    No doubt about it -- times are tight. But despite -- or maybe because of -- economic stress, people aren't totally zeroing out creature comforts. It's not about lavish luxuries -- decadence went down the drain along with the stock market months ago -- but about simpler, less costly treats. If frugal

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  10. Mind-Body Medicine for Cancer

    Cancer is one of the most feared words in the English language. A word that, as one cancer patient put it, is thought of by everybody in "capital letters." "There are an enormous amount of reactions and emotions associated with having cancer," says Timothy C. Birdsall, ND, vice president of integrat

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