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  1. 7 Splurges People Are Still Buying

    No doubt about it -- times are tight. But despite -- or maybe because of -- economic stress, people aren't totally zeroing out creature comforts. It's not about lavish luxuries -- decadence went down the drain along with the stock market months ago -- but about simpler, less costly treats. If frugal

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  2. Mind-Body Medicine for Cancer

    Cancer is one of the most feared words in the English language. A word that, as one cancer patient put it, is thought of by everybody in "capital letters." "There are an enormous amount of reactions and emotions associated with having cancer," says Timothy C. Birdsall, ND, vice president of integrat

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  3. Be Smart About Integrative Medicine

    Integrative medicine and its cousin, alternative therapies, offer a wealth of new and often unfamiliar treatment choices. But before you sign up, you should know where to look, who to contact, and what kind of information you can trust. "You want to avoid literally the thousands of bogus claims out

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  4. Distressed? Not So Much in Hawaii

    April 14, 2009 -- It's rarer to have string of stressed-out days in Hawaii than in any other state, a new study shows. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, is based on about 2.4 million U.S. adults who participated in CDC surveys from 1993 to 2001 and 2003 to 2006. Pa

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  5. 10 Ways to Catch a Liar

    J.J. Newberry was a trained federal agent, skilled in the art of deception detection. So when a witness to a shooting sat in front of him and tried to tell him that when she heard gunshots she didn't look, she just ran -- he knew she was lying. How did Newberry reach this conclusion? The answer is b

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  6. Utah Tops Survey of Well-Being in U.S.

    March 11, 2009 -- No wonder Gallup's pollsters rank Utah No. 1 in the nation in terms of its residents' feelings of well-being. They must talk to lots of people like George W. Marlow. "It's beautiful," says Marlow, 60, a transplant from Georgia. "It's easy to be physically fit. The people are real f

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  7. Do Dreams Reveal Hidden Truths?

    Feb. 19, 2009 -- Everybody dreams, but just what do our dreams mean? From Socrates and Descartes to Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, history's best-known philosophers and psychoanalysts have weighed in on the subject. Are dreams, as Freud and Jung believed, a window into our unconscious selves, or merel

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  8. What You Can Learn When You Stop Fearing Change

    By Kristyn Kusek Lewis From layoffs to security threats, we live in a crazy and scary world. You could just pray for calmer times — or learn to love the occasionally wild ride. Life, as you may have noticed, is one great big roller-coaster ride. From job changes (planned or not) to turn-your-world-u

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  9. The New Addictions

    Behavioral addictions - to shopping, sex, even e-mail - trigger the same rush of feel-good dopamine to the brain as drugs and alcohol. Since these "fixes" aren't formally recognized by the medical establishment, insurance won't pony up for treatment. But that doesn't mean they can't undo your life.

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  10. Healthy Living: 8 Steps to Take Today

    Healthy living is within your reach, starting today. Sure, healthy living is a long-term commitment, not a flash-in-the-pan fad. But there are steps you can take right now that will make today healthier than yesterday and pave the way for healthy living tomorrow, too. Here's your checklist of practi

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