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  1. The Power of Praise

    By Gretchen Rubin I'm a real gold-star junkie. One of my worst qualities is my insatiable need for credit; I always want the recognition, the praise, that gold star stuck on my homework. Recently, I was grumbling to my mother about the fact that some extraordinarily praiseworthy effort on my part ha

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  2. Optimism May Be Partly in Your Genes

    Sept. 16, 2011 -- Ever wonder why some people immediately see the bright side of just about any situation and seem to make friends wherever they go? Turns out, it may be in their genes. The findings appear online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers have zeroed in on a

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  3. Resisting Temptation May Not Get Easier With Age

    Sept. 2, 2011 -- Children who have a hard time passing up one cookie now with the promise of more later will probably have just as hard a time resisting temptation as adults, according to a new study. Researchers found children who had difficulty delaying gratification as preschoolers were more like

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  4. Anger, Stress May Provoke Heart Attacks

    Aug. 31, 2011 (Paris) -- Heart attack survivors who anger easily or who are often stressed out may be setting themselves up for another, potentially fatal heart attack, a new study suggests. Over a 10-year period, more than half of heart attack survivors who had high scores on psychological tests de

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  5. 6 Top Concentration Killers

    Unanswered emails are clogging your inbox, you’re wondering when you’ll find time to pick up the dry cleaning, and your brain is foggy from too little sleep. It’s not surprising you have such a hard time tackling the projects at work and at home that demand your full attention.    To help you concen

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  6. Happiness: 6 Myths and Truths

    If you'd like to have more joy in your life – and who wouldn't? -- the first step may be to change your views about what happiness really is. See what experts have to say about common myths about happiness that may actually be holding you back. Say you have two kids you've raised just the same, but

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  7. How Transcendental Meditation Can Improve Your Health

    Two years ago, Marisa McGinnis, a 63-year-old attorney from Burlingame, Calif., suffered every parent's worst nightmare. Her 14-year-old son took his own life. McGinnis turned to transcendental meditation (TM) to help her cope. At the Transcendental Meditation Program web site (www.tm.org), McGinnis

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  8. Men vs. Women: Personality Traits Similar, but Job Success Differs

    Aug. 9, 2011 (Washington, D.C.) -- When it comes to job success, men still have the edge over women. Researchers surveyed 106 men and women who made at least $100,000 a year, about half of whom were millionaires or multimillionaires. They found the two sexes are remarkably similar in terms of person

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  9. Dieters Tend to Overeat When Stressed

    Aug. 8, 2011 (Washington, D.C.) -- If you diet a lot, you may be more likely to overeat in times of stress, a new survey suggests. Also, people tend to gorge on high-calorie, high-fat junk foods when eating under stress, says study leader Kayla Ten Eycke, MSc, of the department of psychology at the

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  10. 'Cyberstalking': Worse Than in-Person Harassment?

    Aug. 8, 2011 (Washington, D.C.) -- Due in large part to its 24/7, global presence, "cyberstalking" appears to cause its victims more stress and trauma than in-person stalking, according to a leading psychologist's observations. "If you're harassed in school or at work, you can come home to a safe en

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