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articles by: Ann Pietrangelo

What 100-Year-Olds Say About Aging, Happiness and Positivity

Do you feel old? It turns out that many 100-year-olds don't. Those who do say they didn't start to feel old until they hit their 80s. And they didn't look back on childhood as the happiest time of the…

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Symptoms of Humidity and How To Remedy Them

It's not the heat -- it's the humidity that causes a lot of your summer discomforts. You can't change the weather, but there are a few things you can do to stave off that out-of-sorts, stuffy, headach…

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Why I’m Damn Happy to Be Middle-Aged

So, I hear Julia Roberts doesn't plan to get plastic surgery. I know this because it made the news. Imagine that. A woman in her 40s has chosen not to have plastic surgery and it makes the news. I …

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How Not to Spread Invasive Pests

When hungry insects decide to travel to new areas, they can devastate crops and trees and upset native ecosystems. And we humans often inadvertently provide transportation for these hungry pests. …

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5 Reasons Cats Make You Feel Better

They help cheer you up when you're down and they help calm you down when you're agitated. What is it about cats that makes you feel so good? Maybe it's their purr or the way they settle in your lap wh…

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I’m a Breast Cancer and MS Survivor. Why Do I Feel Guilty?

You've probably heard about cancer patients who experience survivor's guilt. It's a powerful wave of guilt that can hit when you least expect it. I've felt it several times since finishing up my cance…

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3 Ways to Be an Empowered Patient

No, Angelina Jolie isn't telling you to have preventive surgery. Her message is far more important than that. When Ms. Jolie used a New York Times op-ed to announce her double mastectomy in 2013, s…

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5 Questions About Drunkorexia: If You Have It, #5 Says It All

There's a good chance you've never heard of drunkorexia, but you might know someone who has it. It's easy to miss, especially among young people and on college campuses. But it's very real, insidious,…

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Spider Web Vision: Should You Be Worried?

Ever wake up and feel as though you're viewing the world through a spider web? Your eye seems to be filled with dark, squiggly lines and spots that move when you try to look at them. They can be t…

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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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