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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. The Debt-Stress Connection

    Graphic designer Joshua Lurie-Terrell of Sacramento, Calif., described himself as an easy-going person. That is, he did until the market started tanking and he and his wife lost half of their retirement savings. "I never let stress run my life before. But ever since money got tight, I've found that

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  4. Jennifer Aniston's Happiness Plan

    By Cristy Lytal She's cracked the code for putting joy in everyday life. Learn her secrets here.   Jennifer Aniston owns a gold necklace — a gift from friends — with a charm blending good-luck symbols from around the world: an elephant, a horseshoe, and an owl. But lately, it looks as if that neckla

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  5. 6 Inspiring Female Bloggers

    By Anna Davies Creating a blog is more than just flinging your diary open for the world to see. A blog can bring you a circle of friends, an amazing sense of confidence, and a safe space to discover who you truly are. Read on as six women tell how blogging changed their lives, and let them inspire y

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  6. Money-Minded Workers Slack on Interaction

    July 10, 2008 -- Money may make the world go round, as the song goes, by encouraging the type of hard work and resourcefulness that leads to economic success. But money might also put a strain on personal relationships, a new study shows. Most everyone agrees that having money is a good thing. What

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  7. Jeff Gordon Is Driven to Help Children

    Jeff Gordon knows how to win. The numbers don't lie: four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships, three Daytona 500 victories, and more than 80 NASCAR wins. But in Gordon's drive to succeed, he is not the only winner. Although he waited until he was 35 to start a family -- his wife, Ingrid, gave bir

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  8. Make a Midlife Crisis Work for You

    By Jennifer Warner Rather than letting fear and anxiety restrict your life choices and leave you in a rut, experts say you can look at a midlife crisis as an opportunity for personal growth. Linda Sapadin, author of Master Your Fears: How to Triumph over Your Worries and Get on with Your Life, recom

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  9. Social Ties May Help Cut Dementia Risk

    June 20, 2008 -- Elderly women who maintain close friendships and strong family ties are less likely to develop dementia than women who are less sociable, according to new research funded by the National Institute on Aging. The latest findings, published in this week's American Journal of Public Hea

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  10. For Happiness, Seek Family, Not Fortune

    June 19, 2008 -- Money might buy happiness for some, but for most people having strong family ties is a much bigger predictor of contentment than income, a new study shows. When researchers analyzed data tracking married people over a decade, they found that while income did contribute to happiness

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