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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Stigma of Obesity Not Easy to Shed

    June 19, 2008 -- Obese people often feel discriminated against and misunderstood by both the public and their physicians, according to a new study from Australia. "Being overweight has consequences," says Paul Komesaroff, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine at Monash University in Melbourne. Komesaroff

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  9. Wellness Coaching: The Latest Trend in Fitness

    Laurie Heit couldn't imagine working with a wellness coach. In fact, she didn't even know what a wellness coach was -- until one transformed her life. A compulsive overeater, Heit had struggled with her weight since childhood. She went on diet after diet, and was finally ready to join Overeaters Ano

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  10. CNN's Anderson Cooper Copes With Grief

    While in Sri Lanka after the 2004 tsunami, in which 35,000 of that country's people perished, CNN reporter Anderson Cooper met a small group of women, each of whom had lost a loved one to the sea. Cooper envied their ability to talk through their pain. "I still find myself unable to do it," he write

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