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  1. How to Reach Your Goals

    We all have goals. What are yours? To lose 20 pounds? Get in shape? Buy a new house? Make more money? Having a goal is the easy part. Reaching it? Well, that's something else entirely. If you're frustrated because you feel like you keep coming up short when it comes to realizing your dreams, maybe i

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  2. Online Ayurvedic Medicine May Be Unsafe

    Aug. 26, 2008 -- Ordering traditional Ayurvedic medicines on the Internet may be unsafe. Approximately one-fifth of Ayurvedic medicines sold online to Americans contain metals, including lead, according to a new study by Boston University researchers. Ayurveda is a traditional medical system used in

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  3. 4 Tips for a Less Stressful Vacation

    Want to have the best vacation ever? Travel and health experts say a winning getaway -- one that is enjoyed before, during, and after a trip -- takes a bit of planning. Otherwise, you may be doomed to repeat scenarios that have made countless other escapes stressful. Consider these situations: Have

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  4. 4 Stress-Busting Moves You Can Do Anytime

    Quick quiz: You're ready to scream after the end of a hectic workday, but a long list of must-do holiday tasks still looms ahead. You fight traffic to get to the mall -- where someone cuts you off to grab the last parking space. You need stress relief and you need it NOW. What's your best option? A.

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  5. Help for the Vacation-Deprived

    Do you know where your vacation days are? If you're like many Americans, you've allowed unused time off to either collect dust in your employer's file cabinet, to roll over until next year, or to disappear into a black hole. Or you might have already made your escape earlier in the year, but you squ

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  6. Help for the Chronically Late

    New York lingerie designer Carolyn Keating was thrilled to land a job interview with Victoria's Secret. She knew that being on time was essential to making a good impression, but there was just one problem. "I had written down the address wrong. I meant to check it the night before on the computer,

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  7. Your Guide to Never Feeling Tired Again

    By Nancy Rones 22 ways to tackle life's biggest energy zappers. Every day, 2.2 million Americans complain of being tired. Most of us chalk it up to having too much to do and not enough time to do it in, especially during extra-busy periods. But often the true culprits are our everyday habits: what w

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  8. Are You Suffering From Olympic Exhaustion?

    Aug. 15, 2008 -- U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps may have no problem breaking two world records within an hour. But the rest of us watching him are exhausted. There's no shortage of live drama at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and it's keeping record numbers of us up until the wee hours of

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  9. What Stress Does to Your Body

    By Naomi Barr The human body is well adapted to deal with short-term stress, but if it remains on orange alert for an extended period of time, you can grow vulnerable to some serious health problems. Here's how major systems respond to your worries. The "fight or flight" response begins here: When y

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  10. Which Shoppers Are Happiest?

    Aug. 14, 2008 -- Your shopping style may be a window on your happiness -- and what you spend on may matter more than how much you shell out. It turns out that the happiest shoppers aren't those who bag the biggest bargains, or those who spend whatever it takes to get the best items out there, or peo

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