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5 Holistic Tools to Help You Sleep Better

More than a quarter of Americans find it difficult to sleep at night, says a report published in The Lancet. If you have trouble staying awake during daytime, find yourself nodding off while driving, …

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How to Sharpen Your Brain with Your Heart

Like many baby boomers, I’ve been noticing my memory isn’t as sharp as it once was.  Scientists call this “cognitive decline.” I don’t really like that expression, because other aspects of my cogni…

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6 Steps for Managing Fear and Anxiety

We’ve all experienced pangs of fear and anxiety. Whether it’s blowing that big job interview, worrying about lab test results from your doctor or letting your 15-year old attend a late night rave part…

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Student Loans Hurt More Than Our Wallets

A recent Northwestern Medicine report shows that the debt of young adults takes a major toll on their physical and emotional well-being. The study, published in Social Science & Medicine, revea…

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How Does Traffic Affect Our Health?

Like many of you, I dislike driving in heavy traffic. But unlike many of you, I usually don’t have to. I live and work in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, and my job is just steps from my home. D…

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What Happens When You Drink Caffeine?

“This coffee falls into your stomach, and straightaway there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move like the battalions of the Grand Army of the battlefield, and the battle takes place. Things re…

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The Incredible Rewards of Waking Up Early — And How To Do it

A long time ago, I came across the expression "videotaped sunrise." It stayed in my mind. Thinking about it, I realized that I had—possibly like many others on the planet—seen more sunrises on the tel…

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Give Yourself a 60-Second Dental Check-Up

The American Dental Association estimates that more than 164 million work hours are lost every year due to oral health problems and dental visits. While regular visits to your dentist are essential…

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How to Be Happier Within 5 Working Days

Why wait to be happy until the weekend hits or the next vacation beckons? It's possible to feel happy Monday through Friday. Let me chalk out a simple Happiness Plan for you. It is almost ridiculou…

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Life According to Your ‘Heart Blueprint’

Now and then we all take a moment to look at the life we are living and daydream about how our futures will look. So, take one of those moments right now, and rather than "thinking" about what the fut…

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