Table Talk: 5 Strategies for Surviving Thanksgiving Get-Togethers

November has been a month of opposites. Many of us have been alternately pleased by the mild weather and consumed with the recent political election. No matter which side of the issues you find yourself on – there is one thing on which we can all agree – we can’t agree …

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Health Apps Can be Good for You

Taking charge of your health has a whole new meaning these days, with over 165,000 health-related apps to choose from. The choices can be overwhelming, until you take a closer look. Many health apps, for example, promise modest outcomes, while others make impossible claims, says Dr. Niket Sonpal, assistant professor …

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5 Ways Music Can Help Women Heal

The great music icon Bob Marley was quoted as saying, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Most women have experienced this power of music at some point in their lives. An old song can transport us back in time to when we were …

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Get the Facts About Migraines

Migraine is a medical condition. Most people who suffer from migraines get headaches that can be quite severe. A migraine headache is usually an intense, throbbing pain on one, or sometimes, both sides of the head. Most people with migraine headache feel the pain in the temples or behind one …

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Do Women Really Need to Cut Back on Sugar?

American actress Alicia Coppola, known for her work in National Treasure: Book of Secrets and We Are Your Friends, has this to say about sugar: “I like sugar, be it candy, this season’s pumpkin chocolate chip bars, or wine. Sugar is bad for me. It just sits on my tummy, …

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Kelly McGonigal: How to Make Stress Your Friend

Is it time to re-think stress? Research shows that stress may be unhealthy only if you believe it to be so. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal sees stress as the body’s way of helping us rise to challenges and she explains how human connection is the key to quenching stress.

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

You’ve seen the evidence on your pillow. You’ve found it on your clothes and in the shower. And although you may feel nervous, embarrassed or even scared, it’s important to know that the problem you’re dealing with is one that most women will face at some point in their lives. …

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How to Deal with the Mixed Emotions of Motherhood This Holiday Season

Being a parent around the holidays can be beautiful… or beastly.  Finding time to spending with your children with everything else going on, buying presents, building snowmen, drinking hot cocoa, or relaxing with the family fireside, being a mother during this merry season can give you mixed emotions and mess …

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Why Women Get More Migraines, and 10 Possible Solutions

The Migraine Research Foundation (MRF) states that nearly one in four households includes someone who suffers from migraines. Over 12 percent of the American population has them—more than diabetes and asthma combined. Women get them more often. According to a 2009 survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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Why Women Crave Chocolate—and How to Increase Your Willpower

You’re doing so well on your diet. You’re controlling your portions. You’re choosing healthy foods. You’re exercising. You’re losing weight. But then that stressful week happens. Your boss asks you to stay late. Your car breaks down, and your kids need you to drive them to extra practices. Your dog …

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