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  1. Does Sugar Make Your Heart Sweeter?

    April 14, 2014 -- Celebrity Snickers pitchmen Joe Pesci and Don Rickles show that “You’re not you when you’re hungry.” In a Snickers commercial, Pesci and Rickles make rude comments to strangers they meet at a party. Now a new study suggests that the commercial might have a hint of truth: Hunger rea

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  2. Labyrinths: Ancient Aid for Modern Stresses

    A labyrinth is a pattern of pathways that weave in a circle around a central point. You walk through the pathways to get to the center. Labyrinths are about the journey, at least as much as the destination. They can be calming, as they slow you down while you wind your way through the path.  A labyr

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  3. Clutter vs. Hoarding: What's the Difference?

    When is a mess more than just a mess? You may worry that your paper-piled desk or clothes-strewn rooms mean you're a hoarder bound for a TV reality show. But most people, even sloppy ones, fall somewhere closer to normal on the clutter scale.  Someone who hoards collects huge amounts of things, ofte

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  4. When Procrastination Is a Problem, and How to Fix It

    Procrastination is a long word for this quick idea: later.  It's telling yourself you'll do things "tomorrow" or "when I feel more like it." Everyone delays or puts things off sometimes, and that's fine, says Timothy Pychyl, PhD, an associate professor of psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa,

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  5. Texting While Walking a Dangerous Combo: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's more evidence that texting while walking can be risky business. Researchers found that doing both at the same time affects posture and balance, causing people to swerve and walk slower, according to the findings

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  6. Workplace Wellness Programs Work

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Wellness programs in the workplace help cut health care costs and reduce hospital admissions for employees with chronic illnesses, a new study suggests. The researchers said, however, that workplace wellness program

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  7. What Yoga Can and Can't Do for You

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Chances are that you've heard good things about yoga. It can relax you. It can get you fit -- just look at the bodies of some celebrities who sing yoga's praises. And, more and more, yoga is purported to be able to cure nu

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  8. Holidays With Your Ex

    After a divorce, you may wonder how best to approach the holidays. Will you go to that party where you’ll see your ex? If you have kids, should you and your ex open gifts together with them, or separately? Some people hold on to an idealized view of how the holidays used to be, says clinical psychol

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  9. Give Yourself a Break Today

    If you could re-energize, ease stress, and boost your willpower in just 10 minutes, would you do it? Who wouldn’t? By simply taking a break you can reap all those benefits and more. For instance, did you know a rested mind is more likely to stick with healthy habits? So, walk away from your desk and

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  10. Brain Differences Seen in Social Butterflies

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A small new study suggests that parts of your brain may differ depending on whether you're a social butterfly or a lone wolf. The research is preliminary, but it could lead the way to more insight into how humans -- and other p

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