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Chinese lunar New Year: A do-over for your New Year’s resolutions

It’s about almost month into the New Year. Do you already wish you had a do-over for your New Year’s Resolutions? If so, you’re in luck.  You do. February 10th is the Chinese lunar New Year.  The celebration of the New Year, the Spring Festival, is China’s longest and most important holiday.  Because it is …

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The Pessimist’s Guide to Gratitude

Your mother was right–say thank you. Scientists have now proven what your mother always knew–it’s good to be grateful.  Being grateful is more than just politeness; it’s actually good for your health and well-being. In a study by Robert A. Emmons, of the University of California, and Davis and Michael E. McCullough, of the University …

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9 Healthy Holiday Eating Strategies

Pie.  Cookies.  Chocolate.  Eggnog.  Champagne. The holiday season is filled with good foods.  You eat and drink with your friends and loved ones to celebrate how much you care about them. But we all know that too much of a good thing is no longer good.  Too many rich foods can lead to extra pounds, …

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