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Why Naps Are Good For You: A HealthCentral Explainer

When you’re tired, a nap always seems like a great idea, but timing and duration are keys to hitting the sweet spot of a healthy nap. Aim for a 10 to 30 minute nap around 2 or 3 p.m. in the afternoon. Longer naps will make you feel groggy and naps at ...
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(Infographic) Not So Smoking Hot

We all know smoking is bad for your health, but did you know it’s bad for your beauty too? Here are some reasons to quit for the sake of your hair, skin and nails. Infographic by Tina Robles
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What Is Melatonin? A HealthCentral Explainer

Falling asleep can be difficult for people suffering from anxiety, taking certain medications–such as beta-blockers–or experiencing other health issues. While there’s medication to treat sleep problems, melatonin might be a better option for some peo...
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