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    1. 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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    2. Is It Better to Meditate in Silence?

      By Jenn Sturiale The Rumor: You can only really meditate in complete silence As if it isn’t difficult enough to find the time to meditate, some styles of meditation prescribe complete silence as their way of getting into the zone. Confusingly, other schools advocate the use of mantras or chants to g

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    3. Be Your Best Self

      By Kira Goldenberg Life can easily get overwhelming. For one thing, we Americans tend to work hundreds more hours per year than people from other Western countries. Plus, it’s flu season right now. And that laundry won’t wash itself. One way to deal with it all is to broaden and shift your perspecti

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    4. Stop Hiding Behind Social Media

      By Jenn La Lima Are you in social solitude? If your social life has gone mostly digital, you might be. Social media certainly helps us keep in touch, despite our busy lives. But on some level, many of us are in hiding. Don’t let these excuses keep you stuck in a life of increasing social solitude! B

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Accept Your Flaws

      By Julie Taylor Millions of self-help books are sold in this country each year, offering advice on how to be thinner, smarter, richer, more successful... the list goes on and on. Sadly, many of us spend an inordinate amount of time trying to fix ourselves in one way or another. Why do we focus on th

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    9. Am l More Productive When l Multitask?

      By Cody Lyon Phones are ringing off the hook, your desk looks like a fire hazard and your computer screen just let you know you've got new mail. Out of nowhere comes your boss to ask you about that Excel document he'd wanted you to compile. Suddenly you're gripped by fear as you recall the question

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    10. 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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