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The Sweet Siesta

Let’s face it, a good night’s rest affords you many benefits — better health, increased productivity, greater creativity, and a higher rate of success overall. In fact, you can even gain weight if you don’t get enough shut-eye. There is, of course, a sweet spot for sleep — too much or too little can have consequences. Herein, read what the experts have to say.
Let’s face it, a good night’s rest affords you many benefits — better health, increased productivity, greater creativity, and a higher rate of success overall. In fact, you can even gain weight if you don’t get enough shut-eye. There is, of course, a sweet spot for sleep — too much or too little can have consequences. Herein, read what the experts have to say.
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The Lightness of Being

Leisure and recreation are bad words in this modern day. Life is all about productivity and work, work, work. Having fun has no place in our puritan makeup. But running with the wind and dunking your head in a brisk pond affords us serious benefits. These so-called foolish pursuits can in fact heighten creativity and improve health — both in mind and body.
Leisure and recreation are bad words in this modern day. Life is all about productivity and work, work, work. Having fun has no place in our puritan makeup. But running with the wind and dunking your head in a brisk pond affords us serious benefits. These so-called foolish pursuits can in fact heighten creativity and improve health — both in mind and body.
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Wishing for the Do-Over

Do you look back onto a lifetime of regret? It's the things you could have, would have, or should have done. Wallowing may not be useful, but learning from the past is a good thing. Here's how to take action for better choices, and a better future.
Do you look back onto a lifetime of regret? It's the things you could have, would have, or should have done. Wallowing may not be useful, but learning from the past is a good thing. Here's how to take action for better choices, and a better future.
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Getting Close

Intimacy can be scary for some of us. In a new relationship, a partner may feel frightful of getting closer; in a longtime union, a partner may feel he doesn’t know the person in bed with him. When questions of intimacy arise, partners may catch themselves censoring their thoughts, feeling resentful and misunderstood, or operating on mind-numbing autopilot.
Intimacy can be scary for some of us. In a new relationship, a partner may feel frightful of getting closer; in a longtime union, a partner may feel he doesn’t know the person in bed with him. When questions of intimacy arise, partners may catch themselves censoring their thoughts, feeling resentful and misunderstood, or operating on mind-numbing autopilot.
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A Few Good Men

As women have advanced academically and professionally, a good number of men have fallen behind and sometimes with dysfunction. In this modern day, men are told to be sensitive to emotions as well as tough like the alpha dragon-slayer. It's a confusing landscape, to be sure. If we're going to make sense of this new terrain, do we need to rethink manhood?
As women have advanced academically and professionally, a good number of men have fallen behind and sometimes with dysfunction. In this modern day, men are told to be sensitive to emotions as well as tough like the alpha dragon-slayer. It's a confusing landscape, to be sure. If we're going to make sense of this new terrain, do we need to rethink manhood?
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Tying the Knot?

It’s wedding season. Brides fret and panic, grooms get the jitters, parents gasp at outlandish price tags, and everyone feels like ducking. Why is tying the knot such a stress-inducing event? Yet it doesn’t have to be so fraught. Herein, read what the experts have to say about your big day.
It’s wedding season. Brides fret and panic, grooms get the jitters, parents gasp at outlandish price tags, and everyone feels like ducking. Why is tying the knot such a stress-inducing event? Yet it doesn’t have to be so fraught. Herein, read what the experts have to say about your big day.
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Happy Father's Day

However complicated the relationship between parent and offspring can be, a healthy relationship with our fathers and mothers is key to well-being. Herein, we focus on the dad dynamic and plain old manhood.
However complicated the relationship between parent and offspring can be, a healthy relationship with our fathers and mothers is key to well-being. Herein, we focus on the dad dynamic and plain old manhood.
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Summer is a time to relax and reflect. Here are a few essays to enjoy, read about the comedian as psychologist, creative genius, preventing school shootings, and more.
Summer is a time to relax and reflect. Here are a few essays to enjoy, read about the comedian as psychologist, creative genius, preventing school shootings, and more.
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When the World Is Right

Parking tickets, getting caught in torrential rain, unpaid insurance claims, or any number of life’s annoyances can trip you up. How you cope with the fines of the everyday says a lot about you.
Parking tickets, getting caught in torrential rain, unpaid insurance claims, or any number of life’s annoyances can trip you up. How you cope with the fines of the everyday says a lot about you.
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Go With Your Flow

Have you found the power of your creative flow? When you're engaged in creative expression, life's concerns can melt away and leave you with a feeling of happy fulfillment. Here's how to tap into your mojo and unleash the creative genius in you.
Have you found the power of your creative flow? When you're engaged in creative expression, life's concerns can melt away and leave you with a feeling of happy fulfillment. Here's how to tap into your mojo and unleash the creative genius in you.
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The Art of Negotiation

Working out a reasonable deal during negotiations can be mind-splitting. So much can go wrong. Slap-dash ideas are no-win, and you may end up walking away with nothing. Here’s how to broker a realistic mid-point.

Working out a reasonable deal during negotiations can be mind-splitting. So much can go wrong. Slap-dash ideas are no-win, and you may end up walking away with nothing. Here’s how to broker a realistic mid-point.

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The Pomp, the Circumstance

Now that you’ve tossed your graduation cap into the big wide world, here are a few things you, the new grad, need to know about life, in general. Solid advice from people who know.
Now that you’ve tossed your graduation cap into the big wide world, here are a few things you, the new grad, need to know about life, in general. Solid advice from people who know.
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Have a look at these good reads from the past week, see essays on responsible conversations about suicide, eugenics, autism, spree killers, and more.
Have a look at these good reads from the past week, see essays on responsible conversations about suicide, eugenics, autism, spree killers, and more.
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The Celebrity Suicide

This week the world mourns the passing of beloved designer Kate Spade as well as celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who opened a world of food and foodies. Plus, how do we have responsible conversations about suicide.
This week the world mourns the passing of beloved designer Kate Spade as well as celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who opened a world of food and foodies. Plus, how do we have responsible conversations about suicide.
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Making Love Last

Don't let your relationship drift into autopilot. Tend to your partner and make your love last for the long haul.
Don't let your relationship drift into autopilot. Tend to your partner and make your love last for the long haul.
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A Life Cut Short

The celebrated and much loved handbag designer, Kate Spade, was found dead in her New York apartment on June 5, 2018. Her accessible designs can be found in kitchen wares, linen, and other everyday items. The fashion icon, who reportedly suffered depression, left a note addressed to her teen daughter.
The celebrated and much loved handbag designer, Kate Spade, was found dead in her New York apartment on June 5, 2018. Her accessible designs can be found in kitchen wares, linen, and other everyday items. The fashion icon, who reportedly suffered depression, left a note addressed to her teen daughter.
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Your Winning Personality

Your personality traits ground you in who you are. You have to be you, after all. Read about traits in couples, neuroticism, and other clues to character.
Your personality traits ground you in who you are. You have to be you, after all. Read about traits in couples, neuroticism, and other clues to character.
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You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

Rhythm and beat can boost mood, reduce anxiety, and even dance away dementia. Why not try this very different kind of therapy.
Rhythm and beat can boost mood, reduce anxiety, and even dance away dementia. Why not try this very different kind of therapy.
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Read about pronoun usage, character, reading emotions, and more.
Read about pronoun usage, character, reading emotions, and more.
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Green With Envy?

Jealousy can be extremely dangerous, but it also has utility and purpose. Here’s to listening to your jealousy.
Jealousy can be extremely dangerous, but it also has utility and purpose. Here’s to listening to your jealousy.