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Girl, Get Out of Your Head

It’s like *Girl, Wash Your Face*, but applies so easily to women with chronic illness. So, basically, it’s a page-turner, and your new mantra.

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Greater Life Satisfaction Is Tied to This Major Belief

If you believe in the idea of “oneness,” you’re likely to be happier, according to this new study published by the American Psychological Association. But what does that mean, exactly?

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Not-So-Happy-Hour: Faking Smiles at Work Could Increase Your Risk of Heavy Drinking

If you work in service, the phrase “service with a smile” is likely familiar. But this practice could be hurting you, according to a new study.

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The New (Free! All-Natural!) Way to Relieve Stress

Feeling stressed? Just 20 minutes in nature may be just what the doctor ordered, according to a new study.

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Study Finds Surprising New Anti-Aging Trick

Until we can all bathe in that elusive fountain of youth, a new study has discovered an unexpected (and free!) way to channel your younger self.

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Binge Drinking and the DNA 'Hangover'

Binge drinking could become a vicious cycle, due to long-term genetic changes that increase the craving for alcohol.

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Depression: Why Taking Medication Isn’t a Cop Out

Rachel Star Withers presents a convincing case on why taking antidepressants is not a sign a weakness, but rather strength.

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Ankylosing Spondylitis Can Lead To Depression

As if AS pain isn’t enough to deal with, it can also affect your mental health. Learn why managing depression should be a natural part of your treatment.

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Do You Have a Healthy Personality? Here's How to Find Out

Want to know whether your personality traits are considered healthy? Researchers at the University of California, Davis, defined what makes a healthy personality and explain that they’ve developed a test you can take to assess yours.

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Depression and Creativity: Is There a Link?

Some of the world's most creative souls have died by suicide. Sloan Miller examines the relationship between depression and creativity — and shares where to go for help.