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    1. Acupuncture Goes Mainstream

      Tara McElroy, MD, is sticking more needles in her patients than ever before. Three years ago, the Cleveland Clinic OB/GYN completed a physician's course in acupuncture. With it, she says, she has had increased success in treating problems that often resist Western medicine, such as female sexual dys

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    2. Why Loneliness Matters

      Loneliness can hit at almost any time. When Amity Brown separated from her husband of 11 years, for instance, she felt -- understandably -- isolated and sad. "The hardest thing is not having someone with that deep emotional knowledge of me to catch me when I fall," says the 41-year-old photographer

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    3. A Good Mood May Be Secret to Creativity

      Dec. 17, 2010 -- It may be a good idea to get into a good mood before tackling a tricky task. A good mood may help boost your problem-solving skills and let you think more creatively, a new study suggests. And putting yourself into a good mood may be as easy as watching a funny video or listening to

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    4. 10 Ways to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

      By Sarah Mahoney There's an inevitable rhythm to January 1 at my house. I take down the tree, vacuum up pine needles, and start making my New Year's resolutions. The list usually looks like this: Lose weight. Swear off TV and saturated fat. Eat salads. Call Dad more. Write that novel. Floss. By midd

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    5. Meet the Most Organized (and Happiest) Woman We Know

      By Jenny Allen Some women find happiness by taking off for exotic, far-flung places — think of Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love, circling the globe. Gretchen Rubin, on the other hand, found it right at home. Rubin, a New York City lawyer turned writer, didn't want to roam; she had a

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    6. Are You Too Sensitive?

      By Helen Kirwan-Taylor Many years ago I had a falling-out with a girlfriend that proved so painful, I can hardly talk about it today. My friend (let's call her Mary) was a colorful television personality and had the world at her feet. She was engaged to a handsome European, and her face was plastere

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    7. Larry King Hosts 25 Years of Health News

      Back in 1985, when Larry King first began hosting his long-running live interview show on CNN, he opened the show while smoking a cigarette on camera. Over the 25-year course of King’s show, our perceptions about everything from smoking to mental illness to cancer have changed radically -- and King

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    8. 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 t

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    9. Wandering Mind May Lead to Unhappiness

      Nov. 11, 2010 -- People are happiest when having sex, exercising, or talking to others -- in large part because such activities require enough concentration to keep their minds from wandering, new research indicates. In general, people spend almost half their waking hours thinking about something ot

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    10. 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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