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Tips For Coping With Anxiety

Calm your nerves.
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How To Limit Your Child's Screen Time

Smart phones, tablets, laptops, television...screens are everywhere. And more and more research is showing that too much screen time is making kids moodier, lazier, crankier and overall less happy. You may think there's really nothing you can do. But there is! Here are some tips from the experts on...
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How Long Do New Year's Resolutions Last?

If you're like most people who make New Year's resolutions, they probably don't stick. In fact, one study noted that most people fail to keep up with the "new year, new you" philosophy even for the first month. One researcher says, “A key factor in success is motivation and analyzing millions of...
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Benefits Of Working From Home

Working from home could be the key to happiness! But let's face it, not all of us have that ability. Unless my employer is willing to install a home studio for me (not likely), I'll still be making my way into Farmington to play your favorite Lite Rock . However if you can, you may want to consider...
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Spice Up Your Life And Lower Your Risk Of Dying

Researchers in Italy have found that eating chili peppers regularly can cut the risk of death from heart disease and stroke. Thousands of participants had their eating habits and health status monitored over eight years. What researchers discovered was that the risk of dying from a heart attack was...
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Tips To Take The Stress Out Of Your Holidays

We can all get a little overwhelmed this time of year. So much to get done, in a finite amount of time. But it's important to try to enjoy the holiday season, as well. Try these tips to take some stress out of your life, courtesy of the Mayo Clinic . Acknowledge your feelings . If someone close to...
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Prepare For Christmas Now, So You Can Enjoy The Holiday

Here are some things you can start doing now, which will help take some of the stress out of your holidays, and actually allow you to enjoy some of the season. Start a group chat and include everyone you're planning to spend time with for Christmas. Delegate tasks. Surface clean your home. Pick the...
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Reduce Stress By Reducing Clutter

The holidays can be stressful enough, so if you want to lower your stress level, you need to get rid of the clutter. Psychologist Sherrie Bourg Carter explains why: Clutter serves as excessive visual, olfactory and tactile stimuli, causing our senses to work overtime by focusing on items that are...
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Here's Why You Shouldn't Rake Your Leaves

Since raking the leaves in the fall is one of my least favorite annual tasks, here's some research I can get behind; and it has science to back it up. Some good reasons to just leave (pun intended) the fallen foliage where it lays this autumn. The National Wildlife Federation states: “The leaf...
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Horse Yoga Is A Thing

You may recall the Hartford Yard Goats hosting a goat yoga event. But apparently goats aren't the only animals to get in on the act. Horses, too, will help you benefit from this practice. But it's nothing new. Cave paintings reveal that even the earliest equines practiced at least a primitive form...
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