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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Walnuts Reduce Stress

    Oct. 6, 2010 -- Regularly eating a handful of walnuts can affect the blood pressure response to stress, according to a new study. “People who show an exaggerated biological response to stress are at higher risk of heart disease,” study author Sheila G. West, PhD, of Pennsylvania State University, sa

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  8. How to Love the Job You're With

    Finding professional happiness may have more to do with changing your attitude than changing your workplace.

  9. Key to Happiness Lies in Choices You Make

    Oct. 4, 2010 -- A new study suggests the key to long-term happiness may lie not only in your genes, but also in the choices you make in life. Researchers say the findings contradict the popular notion that life satisfaction is largely determined by a person's genes, marital status, or personality. I

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  10. Hurt Feelings Can Hurt the Heart

    Sept. 29, 2010 -- Social rejection doesn’t just feel heartbreaking, it makes your heart rate drop, a new study shows. Scientists in the Netherlands say the disappointment of feeling you’re not liked can cause the heart rate to slow for a moment, or even longer. The bottom line: Feeling as if you’ve

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