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  1. Models Mar Thin Women’s Body Image, Too

    March 28, 2007 -- Looking at picture-perfect and rail-thin models may make women feel worse about their own bodies, regardless of their size or shape. Previous studies have shown that images of skinny models negatively affect how overweight women and those with eating disorders view their own body i

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  2. Angry? It May Be in Your Genes

    March 9, 2007 -- Genetics may affect women's anger, hostility, and physical aggression, University of Pittsburgh scientists announced today. Indrani Halder, PhD, and colleagues studied 550 unrelated women of European descent. The women completed two aggression and hostility questionnaires. Halder's

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  3. Angry? It May Be in Your Genes

    March 9, 2007 -- Genetics may affect women's anger, hostility, and physical aggression, University of Pittsburgh scientists announced today. Indrani Halder, PhD, and colleagues studied 550 unrelated women of European descent. The women completed two aggression and hostility questionnaires. Halder's

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  4. Can Your Happiness Change for Good?

    March 7, 2007 -- Once happy, always happy? Once grumpy, always grumpy? Maybe not, according to a new review of happiness research. The review focuses on the "happiness set point" theory, which suggests that people have a happiness set point, a natural level of happiness they gravitate to, despite te

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  5. Stress Squeezes 4 in 10 Americans

    Jan. 30, 2007 -- Four in 10 Americans often feel stressed, a Gallup poll shows. U.S. stress levels haven't changed much in recent years. Since 1994, between 33% and 42% of Americans have reported frequent stress. In the latest Gallup poll, of 1,010 adults telephoned Dec. 11-14 of last year, 38% repo

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  6. Stress Squeezes 4 in 10 Americans

    Jan. 30, 2007 -- Four in 10 Americans often feel stressed, a Gallup poll shows. U.S. stress levels haven't changed much in recent years. Since 1994, between 33% and 42% of Americans have reported frequent stress. In the latest Gallup poll, of 1,010 adults telephoned Dec. 11-14 of last year, 38% repo

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  7. Why We Procrastinate

    Jan. 12, 2007 -- The reason we procrastinate may be more about confidence than perfectionism, a new study says. Contrary to popular belief, procrastinators generally aren't perfectionists; instead, they're more likely to delay tasks they're not confident about, says researcher Piers Steel, PhD. Stee

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  8. Marriage Beats Money for Happiness

    Jan. 4, 2007 -- When reaching for the key to happiness, it's better to go for the golden ring than the greenback. A new Gallup poll of 1,010 adults shows most Americans are generally satisfied with the way their personal life is going. But those with higher personal incomes and especially those who

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  9. Holding Hands May Reduce Stress

    Dec. 20, 2006 -- In a happy marriage? Holding hands with your spouse may help you reduce stress . That's what psychology experts from the University of Virginia found when they studied happily married couples. James Coan, PhD, and colleagues conducted the study, which included 16 happily married cou

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  10. Health Week In Review 11-17-06

    Nov. 17, 2006 -- Why waltzing may be good for the heart, how heart attack care can be improved, and which habits may increase a man's life all made big headlines this week. From silicone breast implants being OK'd to a warning for the flu drug Tamiflu, get a snapshot of the week that was. In a drama

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