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    1. 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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    2. Make Time for Play

      By Jared Miller Society expects adults to show a certain amount of maturity and responsibility, and most of us tend to fall in line. We tell ourselves that there's no time for play -- we've got work to do. Lots and lots of work. Entire email threads of it, in fact -- and more coming in every minute.

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    3. 5 Ways Music Helps the Mind

      By Serusha Govender Your brain loves music like Willy Wonka loves chocolate. No, really, it does. Let’s paint a picture of your brain on music: While sound drifts through your auditory pathways, pitch registers in the language center, rhythm rockets through the motor regions, and the rest of your br

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. The New Way to Combat Stress at School and Work

      Sept. 24, 2015 -- In the cavernous gymnasium at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School in Baltimore, dozens of third, fourth, and fifth-graders sit on yoga mats -- legs crossed, eyes closed, palms loosely open and facing upward on their knees. At the front of the room, a young man guides them through a

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    7. Doing Good Really Is Good for You

      If you've ever served Thanksgiving dinner at a homeless shelter, rung the bell for the Salvation Army, or written a check to a favorite charity, you probably recall the calm glow of satisfaction social scientists call the "helper's high." But do such acts of generosity have lasting physical benefits

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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. Could All Work and No Play Hurt Your Health?

      Sept. 1, 2015 -- Type A. Workaholic. Burning the candle at both ends. Married to the job. If any of those describe your approach to your career, and you’re letting those vacation days pile up, you may be setting yourself up for some serious health problems. A recent study from University College in

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    10. 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 doughnuts 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 many

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