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  1. How to Claim Some 'Me Time'

    Say it loud, and say it proud: Me, me, me! OK, maybe you don't want to shout it, but it is that important. Fitting in time for yourself is essential to do your healthy habits. Take charge of your health and happiness, and you'll lower your stress, become more productive, and have more energy. You ma

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  2. What’s Zapping Your Energy?

    Sure, we all get draggy from time to time. A sleepless night here and there, a stressful day at the office, or one too many Krispy Kremes can take their toll. But when you're constantly feeling drained, it might be time to look at what's bringing you down. Check out these energy zappers and see how

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  3. Positive Thinking Sets You Up for Success

    You're working hard to quit smoking, eat healthy, or exercise more. You're truly committed. Then you make one tiny misstep and the temptation to give up pokes at you -- hard. How you talk to yourself in those moments can help you stay on course or take a discouraging detour. Consider this study: One

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  4. Can You Really Boost Your Happiness?

    Happiness is a serious subject for many researchers these days. Some studies show that you have some control over how happy you feel. Sonja Lyubomirsky, a psychology professor and happiness researcher, writes that your genes decide about 50% of your happiness. Issues in your life that may be hard to

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  5. Tips to Feel Better All Day

    What are the most important steps to follow if you want to feel good from morning to night? David Rakel, MD, spends his days helping people figure that out. He's the director of the integrative medicine program at the University of Wisconsin and to him, feeling good means that your body and mind are

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  6. Make Time for Play

    Play is very easy for children. It's hard for them to not do it. By adulthood, though, most of us have gotten the message that we should be working or spending our time on more useful matters. But play time isn't wasted time for adults. It's not something you should leave behind in your childhood. A

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  7. 10 Ways to Improve Your Day in Just 5 Minutes

    Five minutes. It's only a little bit of time. But it's long enough for you to do one thing that could make your whole day better. That's a great return on your time investment! So take five minutes and try one of these 10 simple ways to lower stress, boost your mood, and get more energy. It might gi

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  8. 10 Relaxation Techniques That Zap Stress Fast

    Relax. You deserve it, it's good for you, and it takes less time than you think. You don't need a spa weekend or a retreat. Each of these stress-relieving tips can get you from OMG to om in less than 15 minutes. 1. Meditate  A few minutes of practice per day can help ease anxiety. “Research suggests

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  9. Volunteering May Make People Happier, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Volunteering may improve your mental health and help you live longer, a new review suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 40 published papers and found evidence that volunteers had a 20 percent lower risk of death than non-vol

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  10. That Bad Boss May Be Toxic to Your Family, Too

    By Lisa Esposito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- When workplace stress spills over into your personal life, your family's well-being can also suffer, new evidence suggests. A recent conference on work, stress and health, sponsored in part by the U.S. National Institute for Occ

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