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    1. Stop Telling White Lies

      By Christine A. Scheller The phone rings. As you pick it up, your partner says, “I don’t want to talk to so-and-so.” Sure enough, so-and-so is on the line and you have a decision to make: Do you tell a little white lie, or hang your partner out to dry? “The real danger comes in the risk of becoming

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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Do People Transmit Happiness by Smell?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As emotions go, happiness usually hides in plain sight: seen in a broad smile, heard in a raucous laugh, felt in a big hug. But new research suggests there may be a less obvious way to pick up on another person's positive vib

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    8. How Anger Can Hurt Your Heart

      Everyone gets angry. It’s a normal emotion, and there’s probably a good reason why you feel that way. The way you handle your anger can make a difference to your heart, though. “If you have a destructive reaction to anger, you are more likely to have heart attacks,” says cardiologist Dave Montgomery

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    9. Acupuncture Less Effective for Skeptics

      Feb. 17, 2015 -- People with back pain who think it's unlikely that acupuncture will help them get less benefit from it than those who believe it will work, according to new research. Researchers from University of Southampton in the U.K. recruited 485 people who were planning to have acupuncture. T

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    10. Money Tops Americans' List of Stressors

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Money continues to be the leading cause of stress for Americans, a new survey finds. Overall, stress in the United States is at a seven-year low, and average stress levels are declining, the American Psychological Asso

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