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Stress -

When a headache strikes, imagine a soothing environment — an ocean shore or a tranquil waterfall. Focus on the sound of the waves rolling in and the wind gently blowing through the trees. By concentrating on the details, your mind becomes absorbed in the imagery, which lessens the pain of your headache. Be PresentMindfulness meditation — essentially, the practice of being fully present in the moment — has been shown in numerous studies to reduce stress in a wide variety of situations. The goal of this type of meditation is not so much to clear your mind of any thoughts,...

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Green Living -

If summer’s lush grass, brilliant blossoms, and swaying trees seem like a distant memory, well, they don’t call this the “dead of winter” for nothing! But Mother Nature is only as far away as your local greenhouse, and adding some verdant life to your home may do more than boost your spirits. While they unfortunately won’t do the dishes, certain houseplants can help clean your indoor air! Outdoor pollution conjures images of smog-soaked urban jungles, but you may not realize that indoor air can be up to 12 times more polluted than the outdoors. The culprits? Chemicals known as volatile...

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Supplement Review -

We conclude that L-theanine is a safe and effective way to help treat anxiety and improve concentration.

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Food -

What’s lurking on supermarket shelves, hiding in refrigerators and, in some cases, disguising itself as good for you? Food demons — as in, the five food felons you should avoid, according to Michael F. Roizen, MD, the chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic and co-author with Mehmet Oz, MD, of the best-selling YOU! books. “These five food felons have no redeeming social value, and they cause aging,” says Dr. Roizen. To stay healthy, you need to look for these felons in the ingredients of your favorite foods — and avoid them. “If they show up in the first five...

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