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7 Things That Make You Unlikable

We all want to be liked, though sometimes it can be hard to know how. Here are some universally irksome qualities to avoid....
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Why Reading Is the New Therapy (Except Way Cheaper)

Feeling sad? Getting lost in a book is one of the most inexpensive and most satisfying ways you can help yourself. Let reading hel...
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The Surprising Fitness Trend That Helped This Victim of Sexual Assault

After a sexual assault, pole dance fitness classes helped fitness expert Gina DeRoos regain power over her body....
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Developing Detachment and Forming a Healthy Self-Image

Developing detachment can be achieved cultivating separate, individual hobbies, friendships and activities in addition to those th...
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How to Get Elmer's Glue Out of Hair

Getting Elmer's glue in your hair is a typical rite of passage for most children. It's not very difficult to remove the gl...
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Jacobson Relaxation Exercises

Physician and psychiatrist Dr. Edmund Jacobson is perhaps best known for his development of the progressive muscle relaxation tech...
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10 'Caveman Thinking' Biases That Could Hold You Back

David McRaney, author of “You Are Now Less Dumb,” has studied and written extensively about cognitive biases and calls them ”predictable patterns of thought that we unconsciously fall back on in the best of situations to help us to navigate complicated, nuanced decisions and conclusions, often by making the answers seem simple and intuitive even though they aren't.” McRaney believes that these biases are probably built into the brain to help people avoid a period of contemplation that our ancestors couldn't afford. With no saber-toothed tigers, unlike our ancestors, we can think through our decisions. Recognizing and overcoming these caveman biases can be a key factor in improving your health. Read on and find out if any of these mental mistakes pose a bump on the road to a fitter and healthier you.
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10 Ways You May Be Shortening Your Life

10 Ways You May Be Shortening Your Life. How many of your daily activities are shortening your lifespan? It’s not something many of us think about. That’s why you might be surprised to learn that some seemingly benign everyday occurrences are associated with a shorter life. Read on to see 10 ways that you may unknowingly be shaving minutes, hours or years off your life.
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10 Bad Habits to Ditch for a Happier You

10 Bad Habits to Ditch for a Happier You. You know the drill: Brush your teeth, eat your veggies, exercise and be nice to people. Yet, as hard as we try, some bad habits somehow manage to sneak their way into our lives at times, often without our awareness. By letting go of the following bad practices, you’ll free up time, energy, mental space and even money that could be better spent on happier, healthier pursuits. Consider this your bad-habit spring cleaning.
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The 6 Healthiest Hobbies That Are Making a Comeback

“The X-Files,” ’90s fashion, a Clinton running for the White House -- everything old is new again. And that goes for hobbies as well, with activities like coloring books and Rollerblading back in vogue. “Having a hobby can allow you to enter a ‘flow’ state where you’re challenged enough, but not overchallenged,” says women’s business coach Jennifer Racioppi. “Over time, this rewires neural pathways in the brain and helps you meet everyday challenges with resilience.” Try one of these healthy hobbies to help you meet like-minded people, recharge and stay fit.
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