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  1. Are Those Who Multitask Most the Worst at It?

    Jan. 24, 2013 -- Next time you see a driver talking on the cell phone and looking confident, you might want to change lanes. People who often talk on cell phones while driving may think they are experts at such multitasking, but they are typically not, says researcher David Strayer, PhD, professor o

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  2. Turn Down Negative Self-Talk

    "I might as well face it, I'll always be fat." When Franco Beneduce hears a client say something like this, he knows he has his work cut out for him. Beneduce is a certified life coach and group facilitator in San Francisco. As he coaches people on weight loss, body image, and successful life strate

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  3. The Power of Positive Talking

    What would make you happy? A new wardrobe, a faster car, moving to a different city? People often think these things are the key to feeling good, but experts say only about 10% of a person's happiness is related to them. Much more happiness -- 90% -- has to do with your general outlook on life. You

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  4. Health and Happiness Are Not Always Linked

    Nov. 15, 2012 -- Think good health is a major predictor of happiness? A study says yes, but there's a catch. The new study adds to the evidence examining the impact of health status on happiness in older adults. Several previous studies suggest that people in poor health -- including those with life

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  5. 9 Things You Didn't Know About Dreams

    By Sarah Jio Discover what your nighttime visions mean, how you can control them and more   Everyone dreams—every single night—and yet we tend to know so little about our dreams. Where do they come from? What do they mean? Can we control them and should we try to interpret them? We spoke to the drea

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  6. 10 Morning Mood Boosters

    By Tori Rodriguez Guarantee a better day by starting your a.m. off right with these easy tricks   Have you ever noticed that what happens during the morning hours often sets the tone for the rest of the day? When things go smoothly, you tend to feel more relaxed and ready to face whatever the day ma

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  7. 12 Ways to Destress Amidst Holiday Madness

    By Melody Warnick Employ these easy reenergizing techniques when you need them most this season   The most wonderful time of the year, huh? So why do the holidays sometimes feel like a month-long panic attack? "During the holidays, people have such high expectations for things to be perfect," says J

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  8. Stress in Parents Linked to Obesity in Kids

    Oct. 22, 2012 -- One in three kids in America is overweight or obese, and having stressed-out parents may be contributing to these rates, a new study suggests. The more stress the parents report, the more likely their children are to be overweight or obese, the research shows. Why? For starters, str

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  9. How to Breathe Better

    When heart specialist John M. Kennedy, M.D., of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, stands at the scrub sink before an operation, he breathes deeply with  seven-count exhales, visualizing how he wants the procedure to go. "Athletes use these techniques to perform under pressure, but we can all call on them

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  10. Leaders Less Stressed Out

    Sept. 24, 2012 -- It’s easy to presume that people in leadership positions are more stressed because of their heavy workloads and increased responsibilities, but a new study suggests that may not be the case.  It turns out that leaders actually report less anxiety and stress than non-leaders. This i

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