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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. How to Love the Job You're With

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

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Money Can Only Buy So Much Happiness

    Sept. 7, 2010 -- Money may shape your outlook on life, but it can only buy so much when it comes to your daily happiness. "More money does not necessarily buy more happiness," write researcher Daniel Kahneman of Princeton University and colleagues in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scienc

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  8. New to Massage: FAQ

    Thinking of getting a professional massage for the first time? You may have questions before you make the appointment. Maybe you're self-conscious about getting undressed in front of a stranger. Or you're worried that the massage will hurt. Or you're hoping it will cure a backache you've had for yea

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  9. Study: Hands-Free Headsets Don't Improve Driving Safety

    Aug. 13, 2010 (San Diego) -- Ditch the phone if you drive. That's the bottom line of a new study that found using hands-free headsets while driving doesn't result in fewer accidents, echoing the results of many previous studies. ''When you are on the phone, you are only using part of your brain to d

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  10. How You View Others Says a Lot About Self

    Aug. 6, 2010 -- You might want to think twice before you talk about others, because your words could reveal a lot about your own personality traits, even ones that you may not be aware of, or clues to whether you’re kind or mean. That’s the finding of a new study, which concludes that the way you vi

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