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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Work it Out: Getting Along with Co-Workers

      Whether it's a co-worker who bulldozes us during staff meetings and shoots down every new idea, or several colleagues who make up a clique outsiders just can't break into, we've all had to work with people we simply don't like. They can turn a job you otherwise enjoy into your own daily personal hel

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    10. You Can Hide Your Lying Eyes

      July 12, 2012 -- You can hide your lying eyes after all. A three-part study by U.K. and Canadian researchers finds no support for the popular notion that your eyes dart up and to the right when you tell a lie. Truth-tellers' eyes are supposed to dart up and to the left. But there's no support for th

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