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3 Ways To See The Glass Half Full

3 Ways To See The Glass Half Full

Study after study has concluded that optimists tend to live longer. Not a half-full kind of person? Don’t despair, pessimism isn’t heredity. In fact, it’s something that can be changed in as little as a week, according to Prevention magazine.

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Chillin’ : Understanding Metabolic Winter Benefits

At this writing, plenty of Americans – in the East, Midwest and even the South — are enduring the winter of 2014-2015 chills. And so what do we do when the mercury plummets? Turn up the thermostat, of course! You see, we modern Americans have been programed to crank up the heat in the winter.

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4 Ways To Beat Stress Fast

4 Ways To Beat Stress Fast

Whether you are a yoga instructor or an air traffic controller, you can’t eliminate stress completely from your life. Stress triggers your body’s fight or flight response; your adrenaline starts pumping, your heart beats faster and blood pressure soars.

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Getting To The Heart of The Matter

Getting To The Heart of The Matter

According to government statistics, prior to 1921 the leading cause of death in the United States had fluctuated between tuberculosis and influenza pneumonia. However, since then, heart disease has reigned supreme as the major cause of death.

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The Health Impacts of Obesity on Older Women

The Health Impacts of Obesity on Older Women

It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that obesity is a threat to health and in turn increases one’s chances of dying early. There are plenty of studies to support this supposition, but older people and women are often underrepresented in this realm of scientific research. That is until now.

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The Aging Brain: Why We Forget and What Might Help

Where did I put the car keys? Why did I come into the kitchen? Memory impairment is something we all encounter, to various degrees, as we age. So, what’s happening to us? Let’s take a closer look at some of the scientific knowledge about the aging brain and memory, including encouraging information from recent research.

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