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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Massage Therapy for Stress Relief and Much More

    Few sensual experiences rival a full-body massage for pleasure and stress relief -- at least among those things you can talk about in front of the children at the dinner table. Word on the health benefits of massage therapy for stress relief has spread. In 2006, 39 million Americans -- one in six ad

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  9. The Secret: Is It the Real Deal?

    Imagine if all successful people knew something that you didn't -- something that enabled them to amass tremendous amounts of riches and live long, healthy, happy, and potentially disease-free lives. Well, they just might, according to a hot new self-help book and a documentary DVD aptly titled The

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  10. Actress Emma Roberts on Friends, Books, and Well-Being

    I always feel bad when I read magazines and see girls going down a bad path, whether it's because of problems with their body image or alcohol. This is just something that me and my group of friends avoid. My advice is to get with a good group of friends that aren't going to pressure you and just kn

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