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The Case for Happy Thoughts

Angry, hostile thoughts bring about rapid heartbeat, a rise in blood pressure, and flushing of the face, among other changes. Anxious thoughts can also speed up the heart and raise blood pressure, as …

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Hostility and Anger Speed Decline in Lung Function

Here’s a good reason not to engage in road rage:  In an eight-year American study of 670 men aged 45 to 86, researchers found that longstanding anger and hostility sped up age-related lung decline.  I…

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How Anger Hurts You

In a healthy body, the flow of healthy energy is perfectly regulated synchronistically. Healthy people are firmly locked into these rhythms. When disease occurs, one of those rhythms has gone awry. St…

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