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  1. Meet the Most Organized (and Happiest) Woman We Know

     By Jenny Allen Some women find happiness by taking off for exotic, far-flung places — think of Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love, circling the globe. Gretchen Rubin, on the other hand, found it right at home. Rubin, a New York City lawyer turned writer, didn't want to roam; she had a

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  2. Are You Too Sensitive?

    By Helen Kirwan-Taylor   Many years ago I had a falling-out with a girlfriend   that proved so painful, I can hardly talk about it today. My friend (let's call her Mary) was a colorful television personality and had the world at her feet. She was engaged to a handsome European, and her face was plas

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  3. Larry King Hosts 25 Years of Health News

    Back in 1985, when Larry King first began hosting his long-running live interview show on CNN, he opened the show while smoking a cigarette on camera. Over the 25-year course of King’s show, our perceptions about everything from smoking to mental illness to cancer have changed radically -- and King

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  4. Wandering Mind May Lead to Unhappiness

    Nov. 11, 2010 -- People are happiest when having sex, exercising, or talking to others -- in large part because such activities require enough concentration to keep their minds from wandering, new research indicates. In general, people spend almost half their waking hours thinking about something ot

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  5. How I Escaped My Rapist

      On my last day of vacation in Italy, a chatty café owner in Rome introduced me to a tall, charming Italian man. He was a local artist, I learned; his name was Marco. Just a day earlier, my friend Lynn and I had sat in a piazza in Florence talking about how hard it is to meet nice guys. It had been

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  6. Behind the Scenes: A New Book From Larry King’s Producer

    The front-row seat to the biggest stories in health and medicine over the past two decades has belonged to Wendy Walker. As senior executive producer of CNN's Larry King Live for 17 years, Walker has been the power behind the legendary interviewer's suspenders, helping him shine a light on many prev

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  7. 8 Winter Tips for Healthy Living

    Holidays, stress, post-holidays, even more stress -- who has time for taking care of ourselves? You do! Resolve to follow these eight diet, exercise, and lifestyle tips, and you can be good to yourself this winter - and all year long. It's creamy smooth, packed with flavor -- and just may be the won

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  8. Why Anger Is the New Sex

    By Joanne Chen Whether it's Wall Street bonuses, the Gulf oil fiasco, or cultural icons (David Letterman! Tiger Woods! Al Gore?!) flagrantly cheating on their wives, Americans have more reason than ever to be pissed off - a sentiment Charles Speilberger, Ph.D., University of South Florida psychologi

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  9. Spend Your Way to Happiness?

    “Money can’t buy me love,” the Beatles once sang. But can greenbacks buy a measure of happiness? Yes, psychologists say, but many people don’t know how to spend for maximum happiness. “Money is an opportunity for happiness, but it is an opportunity that people routinely squander because the things t

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  10. How Making Music Reduces Stress

    When she needs relief from the grind of delivering major proposals, Dana Marlowe, 33, of Washington, D.C., makes some noise. "I cruise right into my toddler’s playroom, and I just jam out with his toys -- the xylophone, the baby piano. I almost have 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' down," says Marlow

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