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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. NASCAR Star Jeff Gordon’s Healthy Life on and off the Track

    Jeff Gordon got behind the wheel of his first race car when he was 5 years old, running laps on a racetrack that his stepfather built for him in their hometown of Vallejo, Calif. At age 6, the future NASCAR champion piloted his quarter-midget car -- a tiny professional racing vehicle for the 5 to 16

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  4. 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

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  5. Chill Out: Summer Tips for Stress Relief

    Any sort of change causes stress, even good changes -- the kids home on summer break, or having a baby. You feel the tension caused by stress in your shoulders, in your neck. You lose sleep, feel depressed, and feel tired. The long-term effects of stress are much worse: stress ups your risk for hear

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  6. Retreats Revive Mind, Body, and Spirit

    Ever since she enrolled in massage school 15 years ago, Erin Susan Parks has been regularly taking spiritual retreats to replenish her soul and recharge her body. “The most impactful has been the silent retreat,” the Atlanta resident tells WebMD. “I’m somewhat of an information junkie, so going insi

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  7. Teen Stress at Home Lingers in School

    May 15, 2008 -- A stressful situation at home can affect teenagers' performance at school for days, according to a new study. Researchers found the negative effects of stress at home linger and affect teenagers' academic performance at school for up to two days. Meanwhile, stress over grades and oth

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  8. High Self-Esteem Isn't Always Healthy

    April 28, 2008 -- A new study suggests that high self-esteem isn't necessarily healthy self-esteem because there are different types of high self-esteem. "There are many kinds of high self-esteem, and in this study we found that for those in which it is fragile and shallow it's no better than having

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  9. Get Perspective to Win Negotiations

    April 24, 2008 -- Taking on your opponent's perspective may give your negotiation skills a boost. But beware of taking it too far. Empathizing with your opponent may have the opposite effect. A new study suggests that perspective-taking, such as understanding and anticipating an opponent's interests

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  10. Make Your Weekend Last (and Last...)

    By Nicole Yorio End the Is it really Monday already? blues with these weekend-extending tips. You know the feeling — it's 8 p.m. on Sunday and you find yourself wondering, Where'd the weekend go? So often, those two precious days spiral into a whirlwind of chores and obligations, leaving you deflate

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