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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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How to Stop Lying—and Be Happier

How to Stop Lying—and Be Happier

How many lies did you tell today? If you say that the answer is zero, you're probably lying...or maybe you're fooling yourself...or maybe you're one of those rare people who has discovered that by not...

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Job Hunting? "Innocent" Facebook Posts Can Ruin Your Chances

Job Hunting? "Innocent" Facebook Posts Can Ruin Your Chances

It is well-documented that poor use of social media can derail careers. However, it’s just as likely that social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn could help you land your next job. A...

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Guide to Getting Over Fears and Phobias

Guide to Getting Over Fears and Phobias

What are you afraid of? My phobia is pretty pedestrian— arachnophobia, or fear of spiders. But some people have truly weird phobias, such as aulophobia (fear of flutes)…arachibutyrophobia (fear of...

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Just 10 Hours of Brain Training Can Produce Benefits That Last 10 Years

Just 10 Hours of Brain Training Can Produce Benefits That Last 10 Years

Making meals, paying bills, phoning friends, cleaning house, handling personal hygiene—these day-to-day activities may seem mundane. But as we age, the ability to keep doing them is key to our conti...

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To Understand Other People's Emotions, Read Literary Fiction

To Understand Other People's Emotions, Read Literary Fiction

Have you ever watched two people work up to an argument while you, as a bystander, can tell that they actually are not at odds? The ability to read the emotions of others is not something we’re born...

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Dream Up the Life You Wish You Had...And Make It Real

Dream Up the Life You Wish You Had...And Make It Real

Some people spit out the word dreamer as if it were an insult: "That guy? He's just a dreamer." Wrong! Dreaming—imagining your life as you want it to be—is actually one of the most important skill...

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