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6 Reasons Saying Bye to Facebook Will Make You a Happier Person

People are incensed about Facebook's manipulation of emotional content. Psychologist that I am, I wasn't too upset about it. Since my dissertation involved deception, how hypocritical would that be? A…

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The Green Radio Revolution is Here

My dream... Green Diva Lynn Hasselberger is in this waking dream with me and the switch is turned ON and we’re like obsessed green divas running around with our green hair on fire, giggling and wri…

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How 3 Minutes of Exercise Per Week Can Improve Your Health

Despite all of the benefits of exercise—it helps you sleep, boosts brainpower, helps you lose weight, makes you happier—it can still be pretty tempting (and easy) to talk ourselves out of that Zumba c…

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The Tasty Snack That Reduces Your Risk of Disease and Early Death

Do you love snacking on almonds, walnuts, pistachios and peanuts? Be glad! Eating a handful of nuts every day can help you  live longer and healthier, says a 30-year Harvard study published in the New…

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Treating Asthma With Plants vs. Supplements?

In my video Treating Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables, I highlighted a landmark study on manipulating antioxidant intake in asthma. The study found that just a few extra fruits and vegetables a day c…

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Smoking or Obesity: Which is Deadlier?

"In terms of life expectancy, we feel being overweight is as bad as cigarette smoking." These are the words of clinical epidemiologist and Professor of Medicine at McGill University, Dr. Steven Grover…

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5 Things You Should Be Doing if You Value Your Health

We all want to feel healthy and strong, but no fad diet or pill or special secret will get us there. It's about the decisions we make every hour of every day. It's in what we choose to consume, how mu…

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5 Ways To Soothe Your Holiday Soul

Extra traffic, excess waste, family obligations... The holidays can be stressful. We may find ourselves feeling pressure to smile when we would rather yell, and we often tend to neglect our own needs …

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Top Vegan Sources of Immune-Boosting Zinc

Zinc is one of the most critical nutrients needed for maintaining a strong immune system. It's also imperative for digestion and utilization of carbohydrates like grains, vegetables, fruits, and sugar…

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Stop Stress, and Give from the Heart

Even with the best of intentions, at holiday time we can fall into a mechanical default mode of making our lists, decorating and baking as a chore, rushing around and shopping joylessly. When the expe…

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Hugs are wonderful, now it's a fact! Just in time to receive and give more hugs over the holidays

A good law. It should be a law in all states.

Oh, if only people bothered to teach their children anything, anymore... :/