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    1. Keep Your Cool During Holiday Gatherings

      By Alia Hoyt Some people just know how to push our buttons, and actually seem to enjoy it. If you are laid back, don't like confrontation or are just sensitive (like I am), dreading the snarky comments that are sure to come from your frenemy/crazy uncle/estranged stepmother can cause serious stress

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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 10 Health Problems Related to Stress That You Can Fix

      Need another thing to get stressed out about? Your stress itself could be making you sick. "Stress doesn't only make us feel awful emotionally," says Jay Winner, MD, author of Take the Stress Out of Your Life and director of the Stress Management Program for Sansum Clinic in Santa Barbara, Calif. "I

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    6. How Making Music Reduces Stress

      When she needs relief from the grind of delivering major proposals, Dana Marlowe, 33, of Washington, D.C., makes some noise. "I cruise right into my toddler’s playroom, and I just jam out with his toys -- the xylophone, the baby piano. I almost have 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' down," says Marlow

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    7. Tips for Reducing Holiday Stress

      Denise McVey knows holiday stress all too well. To be sure, she loves the holidays: going caroling, shopping, buying cards, enjoying the first snow, and, most of all, loving the look of delight on her toddler’s face on Christmas morning. But as the days until the holidays dwindle and the lines at th

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    8. Home for the Holidays

      The holidays offer plenty of reasons to be stressed out and anxious -- the gifts you haven’t wrapped, the pile of cookie exchange invites, the office parties. But for many, the biggest source of holiday stress is family -- the family dinner, the obligations, and the burden of family tradition. And i

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    9. 4 Stress-Busting Moves You Can Do Anytime

      Quick quiz: You're ready to scream after the end of a hectic workday, but a long list of must-do holiday tasks still looms ahead. You fight traffic to get to the mall -- where someone cuts you off to grab the last parking space. You need stress relief and you need it NOW. What's your best option? A.

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    10. 4 Tips for a Less Stressful Vacation

      Want to have the best vacation ever? Travel and health experts say a winning getaway -- one that is enjoyed before, during, and after a trip -- takes a bit of planning. Otherwise, you may be doomed to repeat scenarios that have made countless other escapes stressful. Consider these situations: Have

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