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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Addicted to Your Smartphone? Here's What to Do

      I'll admit it: I check my smartphone compulsively. And the more I use it, the more often the urge to look at it hits me. In the orthodontist's office. Walking my kids to school. In meetings. Even while making breakfast. Sometimes it is in my hand before I even know what I'm searching for. Sometimes

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    5. Tips for Parents: Talking Around the Kids

      Think your kids are too young to understand your grown-up conversations? Think again. "In my practice, parents are constantly shocked by what kids have overheard," says Brad Sachs, PhD, a family psychologist in Columbia, MD and author of The Good Enough Child and The Good Enough Teen. "But as soon a

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    6. Pucker Up! How to Be a Better Kisser

      A lot goes on when two people kiss. If it's a romantic kiss, you've probably gazed at each other and imagined getting closer. When your lips touch, you cross into a zone of intimate touch and smell. You literally breathe each other in. A kiss can determine if physical attraction will spark or fizzle

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    7. Bro-menclature: The Truth About Guy Talk

      Can you feel it? Bromance is in the air. Whether real (Brad Pitt + George Clooney) or fictional (the Hangover films), there's a lot of talk about intense -- though straight -- male friendships. Does the notion of bromance -- a word usually said with a smirk -- reflect something genuine and new about

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    8. Multitasking Makes You Feel Good

      May 4, 2012 -- Multitasking may hurt our performance, but we do it anyway both out of habit and because it makes us feel good, a new study reports. These feel-good benefits may help explain why we keep doing several things at the same time, even though other research has suggested this juggling act

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    9. Most Peaceful, Least Peaceful U.S. States

      April 25, 2012 -- For the 11th year in a row, Maine is the most peaceful state in America, according to the 2012 United States Peace Index report. The report, produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace in Washington, D.C., also named Louisiana as the country's least peaceful state. It has hel

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    10. Our DNA May Help Decide How Nice We Are

      April 12, 2012 -- Are nice people born that way? Partly, a new study suggests, but genes don't tell the whole story. The new research adds to the evidence linking specific genes to kindness and generosity, but these traits were also influenced by views about whether the world was a threatening or no

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