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    Is It Time For A Relationship Checkup?

    Is It Time For A Relationship Checkup?
    Every smart woman knows that making time for an annual physical is a commonsense priority for optimal health. If we were to do the same thing for our marriage this important relationship would stay healthy and strong too. So, if you’ve never thought about it, I encourage you to think about it. What would your relationship checkup include? I think about ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Why Beautiful Women (Literally) Make Men Dumber

    Why Beautiful Women (Literally) Make Men Dumber
    It’s an oft-repeated scene in a Hollywood romantic comedy: Gorgeous girl makes man totally tongue-tied. Now there’s science behind the phenomenon—not just screenwriting. According to researchers at the Radboud University in The Netherlands, men who spend even a few minutes with a pretty girl perform less well in brain function tests than those gabbing with a woman they don’t find attractive. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The World's Progress on Breast Cancer

    In honor of National Women's Health Week, we've looked at the fight against breast cancer around the world. We've looked at how the United States—and other member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development—are performing in three categories: improvement in the five-year survival rate for breast cancer, the mortality rate per 100,000 women, and the percentage of women ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Preventing Meningitis in Babies: Is It Worth the Cost?

    Mama Betty | BettyConfidential.com [photo:120704] Memphis Lafferty was born October 17, 2005, a beautiful, healthy baby boy. Less than a year later, on May 6, 2006, the day before Mother’s Day, his parents rushed him to the Children's Medical Center in Dallas where, to their horror, Memphis was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Memphis then suffered a stroke, and doctors told Christopher ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    We're All Olympians In Life

    We're All Olympians In Life
    I am a pretty amazing woman – I may not be an Olympic athlete, but I am an Olympic woman in life. I'll bet you are too! I have been using the wrong measuring stick as to my worth and achievements. It is the money stick! We get mesmerized by the glitter of celebrities and the Fortune list of the wealthiest ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +11
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    When Should You Get a Mammogram Screening?

    When Should You Get a Mammogram Screening?
    Now that the dust has settled on the mammogram issue, I’ve had time to digest all of the news. In as much as I am from three generations of breast cancer survivors and carry the BRCA2 gene, I may be too biased to see any other perspective other than the pro-early detection side of the mammogram debate BUT I’m not too ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

    What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
    I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about food, so I think it’s time to talk about another aspect of health and wellness. After all, you can eat spinach and sprouts all day but if your job is sucking the life out of you, how healthy can you be? My working life started at age 14, bagging groceries ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Anticancer Diet

    The Anticancer Diet
    Diet is one of the major risk factors for cancer in Western societies. But it’s not just about what we eat too much of. It’s also about the foods we should learn to add to our table every day. In his $40M laboratory at the University of Montreal, Dr. Richard Beliveau used to test new drugs that may help treat cancer. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Sometimes, Pregnant Teens Turn Out Just Fine

    Sometimes, Pregnant Teens Turn Out Just Fine
    High-profile teenage pregnancy stories have dominated recent headlines. The Gloucester High School alleged “pregnancy pact” and Sarah Palin’s daughter are two of the most talked-about teen pregnancies lately. Critics are quick to point fingers and condemn these young women as “stupid,” “careless” and “doomed.” They are considered by many as less virtuous than their teen counterparts because they have become pregnant. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Does Surgery on Healthy Breasts Help?

    Does Surgery on Healthy Breasts Help?
    Many women with breast cancer today opt for breast cancer surgery, encouraging doctors to not only remove the cancerous breast, but their healthy breast too. According to an article in The New York Times, in 2006, approximately 6 percent of women who underwent breast cancer surgery chose the procedure. Some women don't even wait for a cancer diagnosis, but opt for ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    The Top 10 Most Ridiculous Diets

    The Top 10 Most Ridiculous Diets
    People will do almost anything to lose weight. While the most logical, sustainable means of doing so hasn’t really changed—eat less and exercise—every day it seems there are a host of new and outlandish methods to lose those love handles. Most of these ill-fated regimes will help you lose pounds, at least in the short term, but sometimes it’s at the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    5 Ways to Overcome Creative Blocks

    5 Ways to Overcome Creative Blocks
    The normal creative process includes fits and starts. If you are attempting to create or innovate anything, you need to expect that there will be times of great apparent productivity and times when it appears that not much is happening. You need to accept that this is the nature of things, not unlike the seasons of the year. But there are ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Fight or Flight or ... Hug?

    Fight or Flight or ... Hug?
    During a physical attack, there are several things we can do. First of all, realize this is the third phase of the attack. The other two phases are more easily handled than this third, more dangerous phase. Many people — women in particular — are afraid of hurting someone even if it means saving their own life, and that can be ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Apologize: Learning from Chris Brown

    How to Apologize: Learning from Chris Brown
    So Chris Brown finally issued a public apology last week for the infamous Rihanna incident. While it was long overdue, most people didn’t seem too happy with it, myself being one of them. Personally, I think he could have done a much better job, and at the end of this article, I’m going to be sharing some psychologically proven tips on ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Foods to Make You Even More Beautiful

    So you think beauty is only skin deep? It actually goes much deeper; beauty has a lot to do with your diet, too. Although topical creams and oils can help your skin and hair look more radiant, the best way to glow is from within and that means eating right. So think twice about filling up that beauty drawer with ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    SEO Tips for Beginners

    [photo:103199] So you started your first blog and now you need some Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tips.  SEO sounds intimidating and mysterious to most new bloggers.  Before I answer this, let’s start with the basics. Search engine optimization is a way of writing content and structuring your site in a way that makes Google happy. If Google is happy, Google will ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Screening for Breast Cancer

    Screening for Breast Cancer
    A study shows that mammograms can reduce the risk of death by breast cancer by 26 percent for women in their 40s. Published online for the journal Cancer in June 2010, the study compared breast cancer deaths in women who had a diagnosis in counties in Sweden that offered mammograms, to deaths of patients in counties that offered no screenings. The ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Ways to Control Your Fiery Temper

    10 Ways to Control Your Fiery Temper
    I’ll be the first to admit that when I’m behind the wheel of my car, I become a terrible person—a cursing, mad-dogging, dangerous-driving version of myself. The same is true of my public-transportation persona—my evil twin (or, alternately, my inner crybaby) always rears her ugly head when she’s forced to endure train delays or body-to-body buses, and then she spends the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Answers to the What's Your Disaster IQ? Quiz

    Answers to the What's Your Disaster IQ? Quiz
    Excelle created the quiz What's Your Disaster IQ? to help you learn how to survive if a disaster strikes. We listened to our users' feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the quiz What's Your Disaster IQ?, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Sneaky Ways to Stay Slim this Spring

    Sneaky Ways to Stay Slim this Spring
    By the time June arrives, I’m ready to get outside whenever and however I can. My usual activities—whether I’m reading a book or fitting in a workout—are exponentially more enjoyable in the fresh summer air, beneath the warm sun (as long as it’s not too hot, of course). All winter long, I trudge through my cardio routine, avoiding the rain and ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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