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    1. Health and Happiness Are Not Always Linked

      Nov. 15, 2012 -- Think good health is a major predictor of happiness? A study says yes, but there's a catch. The new study adds to the evidence examining the impact of health status on happiness in older adults. Several previous studies suggest that people in poor health -- including those with life

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    2. 12 Ways to Destress Amidst Holiday Madness

      By Melody Warnick Employ these easy reenergizing techniques when you need them most this season The most wonderful time of the year, huh? So why do the holidays sometimes feel like a month-long panic attack? "During the holidays, people have such high expectations for things to be perfect," says Jon

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    3. 10 Morning Mood Boosters

      By Tori Rodriguez Guarantee a better day by starting your a.m. off right with these easy tricks Have you ever noticed that what happens during the morning hours often sets the tone for the rest of the day? When things go smoothly, you tend to feel more relaxed and ready to face whatever the day may

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    4. 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 dream

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    5. Stress in Parents Linked to Obesity in Kids

      Oct. 22, 2012 -- One in three kids in America is overweight or obese, and having stressed-out parents may be contributing to these rates, a new study suggests. The more stress the parents report, the more likely their children are to be overweight or obese, the research shows. Why? For starters, str

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    6. 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 i

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    7. Leaders Less Stressed Out

      Sept. 24, 2012 -- It’s easy to presume that people in leadership positions are more stressed because of their heavy workloads and increased responsibilities, but a new study suggests that may not be the case. It turns out that leaders actually report less anxiety and stress than non-leaders. This is

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    8. Stress Linked to Stroke

      Aug. 30. 2012 -- Need another reason to take life in stride and heed the advice, "Don’t sweat the small stuff"? New research shows that people who are quick-tempered, impatient, aggressive, or naturally hostile may be more likely to have a stroke, compared to their more laid-back counterparts. Havin

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    9. 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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    10. 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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