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7 Things You Need to Know When Your Cholesterol is Too High

Getting a blood result with a high total cholesterol, for most people, unfortunately means that their doc’s about to follow it with “Here’s a prescription for Lipitor.”  This is because the medical…

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How to Feel Joy With These Five Little Words

I'm drying dishes and putting them away when I see it once again. I open a cabinet door, place a cup on the shelf, and I notice the unopened Star Wars video game nestled next to a stack of cups. I th…

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8 Reasons We Should Wish Each Other Crappy Holidays

In the midst of a season advertised as joyful, a therapist knows the truth: suffering doesn’t go on hiatus for a season. In fact, it is often intensified by the season. But a therapist also knows: We…

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5 Ways You’re Sending the Wrong Message on the First Date

It’s the first date. You want it to go well. You want to feel sexy, attractive and confident. You want the date to be fun and exciting. You don’t want spinach in your teeth. And yet the past few da…

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How To Raise Healthy, Happy Kids

When I wrote the title of this blog, I think I might have been overly ambitious. How DO you raise healthy, happy kids? It’s a question I ponder almost every day and one my readers ask me about frequen…

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Are You Willing to Take Advice?

I don't think anybody needs a speech on what is right and what is wrong. Most people don't want to be told how to live their lives either. Through the years, I've continually fought against everyone's…

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How Bad Dieting Advice Can Sabotage Weight Loss

We all know one or two people who claim to have never dieted, but for most of us, that claim simply isn't true. What's worse, most of us have followed some bad diet advice at one time or another. It s…

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5 Ways to Protect Your Child From Bullying

By Brock Hansen for YourTango.com. If you know your child is being bullied, start by taking a deep breath. Your first instinct may be to charge in and do something to protect your child. However, y…

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9 Signs You’re In A Toxic Relationship

By Mika Maddela, Dr Marian Stansbury, and Keri Nola for YourTango.com. We recently surveyed more than 100 YourTango Experts and discovered that 89% of them felt that half (or more!) of all people …

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3 Cliches Not to Ignore

Clichés are annoyingly difficult to escape, not only because they’re (by definition) overused, but also because they achieve what so few of the wordiest among us can: they make their points quickly …

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