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Relaxing outside
Life Advice

Why Getting Outside Is a Natural Stress Reliever

New research shows that just 20 minutes outdoors goes a long way toward lowering a damaging stress hormone.

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Healthy 4th of July snacks
Recipes

5 Red, White and Blue Snacks for Your 4th of July

Healthy, easy and inexpensive ways to celebrate America. 

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Too much empathy?
Life Advice

Is It Possible to Be Too Empathetic?

Caring about others is kind and right. But to stay on the healthy side of this emotion, apply some perspective.

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Describe your stress
Emotional and Mental Health

What Are You Getting Out of Your Stress?

Redefining your stress level may help you let go of negative patterns.

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Decluttering the house
Positive Living

Why Decluttering Now Will Help Your Family Later

A Swedish clutter-clearing exercise puts your life—and possessions—in perspective.

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6 prayers for summer fun
How to Pray

6 Simple Prayers to Increase Summer Fun

It’s a season that brings special situations—from an urge to skip church to bathing suit self-criticism. Here’s how to pray through it.

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Power of casual friendships
Living Longer, Living Better

The Surprising Positive Impact of Casual Friendships

How taking the time to cultivate “weak ties” can open doors to new sources of happiness.

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Simple celebrations for Father's Day
Life Advice

3 Simple Celebrations for Father's Day

Meaningful ways to thank the father or father figure in your lifewithout breaking the bank.

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When you miss someone
Life Advice

3 Healthy Ways to Miss Someone

When a loved one is away, let their absence make your heart grow fonder.

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How to grow a wild lawn
Positive Living

3 Ways to Let Your Lawn Go Wild

Scale back your grass with these beautifully wild and environmentally-friendly lawn substitutes.

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