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articles by: Ann Pietrangelo

The Real Reason Your Kids are Cranky (And What to Do About It)

Cranky kids are a handful. They stress out the whole family, not to mention their playmates and teachers. And they're probably not as healthy as they should be, either. But their cranky antics may not…

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Make My Day: Call Me ‘Ma’am’

Call me "ma'am." Go ahead. Make my day. As a young girl, when I was told "you run like a girl," the meaning was clear: you are inadequate and always will be. Back then, we didn't question it much. …

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Want Healthier Skin by Spring? Do This Now

Is your skin so cracked and dry you imagine crawling right out of it like a snake shedding its skin? The dead of winter is prime time for dry, itchy skin, but scratching can make it worse and even lea…

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7 Ways to Be Annoying at the Gym

There's nothing quite like an hour at the gym to get your blood pumping…or boiling. Exercise is good for body and spirit, but sometimes a trip to the gym turns out to be more stressful than it should.…

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Why You Should Never Underestimate the Value of a Hug

You never know what you'll overhear in the gym locker room, but I'll never forget this recent conversation. The two women stood on the opposite side of the lockers, beyond my field of vision, but the …

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Dear Friends: We Need To Talk

We need to have a talk. Seriously. And by talk I mean have an actual conversation. You say something while I listen. Then I'll say something while you listen. Oh, and let's actually look at each other…

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5 Things No One Tells You About Life After 50

It's true. Our society values youth more than age. By the time you hit your mid-30s, the anti-aging marketers are hot on your trail, playing on your fears of growing older. Not that there's anything w…

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The Surprising Thing That Kills More People Than Obesity

Americans spend a lot of time worrying about weight. We try every new diet trick that comes along in our quest to lower that number on the scale. We do it because we want to look better and feel bette…

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What Eating an Avocado a Day Can Do For Your Health

Eating on avocado a day, as part of a moderate-fat diet, can improve cholesterol levels in overweight or obese people, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Associati…

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Cancer Deaths Drop 22% in 20 Years: Are We Winning The War on Cancer?

Here's some good health news to start off the new year — cancer deaths have declined by about 22% during the past two decades. According to The American Cancer Society (ACS), if rates continued as the…

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