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5 Ways Your Diet Affects Your Mood

While your mood sometimes dictates what foods you eat -- hello ice cream†-- what you choose to eat can conversely affect your moods. While it may seem harmless enough, what you choose to eat for lunch…

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How Your Date of Birth May Affect Your Mood & Behavior

What is it that makes you a "born pessimist" or "incurable optimist?" Why do some of us feel low more often than others, while some breeze along life with a smile? Of course, the genes we inherit f…

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11 Natural Treatments For Depression

As an MD, Iíve watched too many of my colleagues yank out anti-depressant samples every time a patient starts to cry. So on behalf of physicians everywhere, let me apologize for our trigger-happy p…

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3 Unexpected Therapies to Improve Mood

When youíre feeling in the dumps, you may put on a song you really like, go out for a jog, or gulp some of your favorite hot cocoa to counteract the negativity. But there are many more ways to improve…

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5 Relationship Red Flags to Never Ignore

When it comes to our significant other we often want to explain away or even deny uneasy feelings, but these relationship red flags should never be ignored. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the ex…

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Basil Seeds Have Health Benefits. Who Knew?

Recently I was wandering through an Asian market and came across Dried Basil Seeds. In my haste, I thought it just said basil seeds. Hmmm, maybe they were for sprouting, or at the very least I could p…

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6 Mood-Boosting Foods

  Can you eat your way to a better mood? More and more scientific research is saying so. Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet is important for your general health, so why should it be any d…

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How To Decipher Facial Expressions and Body Language

If I had a nickel for every time I tried to read my partner's thoughts, I'd be rich by now. I'm sure you've felt the same way, staring at a friend or employer, trying to figure out what's going on in …

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5 Ways To Stay Happy During Shorter & Darker Days

Everyone has a favorite season, and if you feel alive and joyful during Summer's long, warm days, you probably view the impending chill with some apprehension. Although the science of whether the seas…

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3 Ways Facebook Is Making Your Life Miserable

Five hundred million people log onto Facebook at least once a day. As the undisputed king of social networking, Facebook is where we share pictures, discuss news stories, and catch up with friends we …

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Thanks for the reminder.

Not to mention the carrot is totally awesomely delicious.