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Patience

Patience

Don’t Let Frustration Get the Better of You Patience is a virtue, and there’s a reason – it’s a tough skill to master. Imagine, for instance, that you’re waiting for someone to finish compiling a report that you need for a meeting. You’re already late, you can feel your body getting tense, and you’re starting to get angry. Suddenly, you lose your temper and yell at the person for putting you behind schedule. You can tell that they’re shocked and…

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Tips to Manage Stress

Tips to Manage Stress

Stress is a part of life, a normal response to demands either emotional, intellectual, or physical. It can be positive if it keeps us alert, motivated, and ready to avoid danger. It can be negative if it becomes chronic, increasing the risk of diseases like depression, heart disease and a variety of other problems.  Managing stress is key to your health. And it isn’t so very difficult to do. How Does Stress Affect Health? The body’s autonomic nervous system has…

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4 Ways to Enjoy (Not Just Endure) Holiday Family Gatherings

4 Ways to Enjoy (Not Just Endure) Holiday Family Gatherings

The holidays mean lots of time spent with family, which can mean lots of opportunities for stress. Whether your brother-in-law insists on talking about politics, your mother probes into your love life, or your Great Aunt Jean picks her teeth at the table, each family gathering is rife with opportunities to lose your cool.“The irony about spending time with the people you know and love the best is that they also know how to push your buttons the most,” says…

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These 3 Flowers Ought to Kick Your Insomnia

These 3 Flowers Ought to Kick Your Insomnia

Blackout curtains still not doing the trick? We uncovered studies that show how certain plants can deepen sleep and stop tossing and turning. For light sleepers: JasminePlace one of these varieties on your nightstand and experience a deeper REM cycle: Jasminum polyanthum (a vinelike plant with tiny flowers; see right)or Grand Duke of Tuscany, a variety of Jasminum sambac (a more shrublike strain) that grows fragrant, roselike blossoms. For stressed sleepers: LavenderThis plant’s flowery aroma slows heart rate and lowers…

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