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    1. Rise Above Rivalry

      By Julie Taylor Your friend with the “perfect” life gets dumped, and you’re a teeny, tiny bit happy about it. Your coworker got passed over for a big promotion, and you find yourself cheering a little on the inside. Yes, you know it’s horrible... but you just can’t seem to help it. The Germans dubbe

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    2. Keep Your Cool During Holiday Gatherings

      By Alia Hoyt Some people just know how to push our buttons, and actually seem to enjoy it. If you are laid back, don't like confrontation or are just sensitive (like I am), dreading the snarky comments that are sure to come from your frenemy/crazy uncle/estranged stepmother can cause serious stress

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    3. Is Happiness About Attitude?

      By Erinn Bucklan The Rumor: A positive outlook helps create positive experiences Bad stuff happens. But is it possible that simply approaching life with a glass-half-full attitude can actually cause better things to occur? The Verdict: Happiness is born of both positivity and negativity Turns out a

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    4. Can Rainy Days Really Get You Down?

      By Julie Taylor The Rumor: Rainy days can really get you down Ever notice that as rain drops from the sky, your mood sometimes drops, too? If you feel meh on a dreary day, you might just chalk it up to coincidence. Sure, the Carpenters sang, “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” But can rain

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    5. How to Be Present

      By Carrie Sloan The term "flow" -- originally coined by positive psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi -- describes that magical feeling you get when you’re so immersed in an activity, time seems to stand still. Even your sense of self can slip-slide away. “Flow is a cascade of five of the most poten

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    6. Recharge for the New Year

      By Erinn Bucklan After all the buildup and pressure leading up to the holidays, who doesn’t feel like they need a break during the last week of the year? “This time of year is stressful because of the combination of heightened activity level and heightened expectations,” says James Campbell Quick, p

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    7. Stand Up to Hurtful Family Members

      By Hayley Krischer While one of the simplest ways to deal with bullies is to avoid them... that's not always possible. Sometimes they live in your house. Sometimes they're even related to you -- by blood. Dysfunctional family dynamics are often written off as "That's just the way my family is." But

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    8. Why Do I Fall Asleep While Meditating?

      By Erinn Bucklan Maybe it’s the quiet room. Or the comfy clothing. Or, I don’t know, the fact that my eyes are closed. But how come whenever I give meditation a try, I end up yawning and fighting off the sandman instead of finding my Third Eye? Could it be that not everyone is suited for meditation?

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    9. Find Pleasure in a House Full of Guests

      By Alia Hoyt We’re supposed to be feeling jolly, giving and thankful during the holidays, but hosting guests often causes the opposite reaction. A little bit of stress and anxiety are totally understandable, considering all of the elbow grease and time that goes into preparing the average (read: eno

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    10. Can You Change Unhealthy Family Patterns?

      By Carrie Sloan The Rumor: Family patterns are almost impossible to change, whether they're healthy or not You and your family members have been doing a certain dance for decades, and everyone knows their footwork. The minute you try to change it up, you’re going to step on toes. This is especially

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