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May 2014 Checklist

May 2014 Checklist

Protect your home during National Electrical Safety Month: Have an electrician check outlets and switches that are hot to the touch or not working properly. All cords sho...

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"Movie Therapy" Cuts Divorce Rates in Half

"Movie Therapy" Cuts Divorce Rates in Half

The films that can help keep your marriage strong... Let's face it. Many couples going through rough patches in their wedded bliss balk at turning to couples' therapy for help. But what if watching a...

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7 Secrets to Help Friends and Family Make Much Better Decisions

7 Secrets to Help Friends and Family Make Much Better Decisions

Does your spouse, child, friend or colleague struggle to make good decisions? Some may be trivial—perhaps picking a restaurant. Others are more critical—whether to stand up to a boss at work. And ...

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Use Music to Help You Relax, Improve Your Mood, Fall Asleep and More

Use Music to Help You Relax, Improve Your Mood, Fall Asleep and More

Music can improve our productivity, boost our mood and even help us eat less—but only if we choose our playlist wisely. Here's how to select music for… Relaxing. Don't assume that the slowest son...

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How to Deal with Obnoxious, Nasty, Needy or Otherwise Difficult People

How to Deal with Obnoxious, Nasty, Needy or Otherwise Difficult People

We all know people we don’t like...as well as people we like (even love) but whose behavior we hate. These people can be rude, insulting, clingy, whiny, jealous, overbearing, bullying or unbearable ...

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When Women Get Catty

When Women Get Catty

Gossip based on kind thoughts (“Did you hear about lucky Helen’s handsome new boyfriend?”) generally is harmless. But: When comments about other women get slyly malicious or when spite hides beh...

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When You're Mad at Your Therapist

When You're Mad at Your Therapist

Here's a surprisingly common scenario: You're upset with certain people or events in your life, and you're not coping as well as you'd like. So you seek counseling and, for weeks or months, tell your ...

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How to Meditate--3 Easy Tricks

How to Meditate--3 Easy Tricks

Can you count to 10? Of course you can, and that means you also can meditate. This is just one trick (see below) that can make meditation easier. Studies show that daily meditation helps relieve high...

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The Secret to Stopping Negative Thinking: Toss Those Thoughts in the Trash

The Secret to Stopping Negative Thinking: Toss Those Thoughts in the Trash

Have you tried to talk yourself out of unwanted negative thinking—those inner diatribes against your own body, likability, accomplishments or luck, for instance, or against someone or something else...

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April 2014 Checklist

April 2014 Checklist

Cut 2013 taxes: Contributions to IRAs, Keoghs and SEPs are deductible from 2013 taxes if made by the end of Tuesday, April 15. Alas: It's too late for 401(k)s. The deadlin...

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