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Sleep It Off

According to the April ’13 Prevention, a study at the New York Obesity Research Center found that sleep-restricted people may eat as much as 300 calories more the next day. Another study found that those who slept fewer than five ...

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Fast-Talking Influence

We often associate fast talkers with hyperactivity—or even scams. Slick con artists are usually “fast talkers,” but there is another breed that shares the characteristic. According to the December ’11 Prevention, a recent study showed that “most successful people speak ...

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The Art of Anger

When you’re boiling mad, what do you do? Stomp around the house yelling? Punch the stuffing out of a throw pillow? Maybe you should paint. Say, what? According to the November ’11 Prevention, a study showed that “anger triggers unstructured thinking,” which ...

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Relax and Remember

We’ve all been frustrated when we can’t remember where we put something—like our car keys—resulting in lots of wasted time searching frantically. Instead of tearing the cushions off your couch, however, you may want just to sit for a few ...

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Profanity for Power?

Does swearing make your workouts better? Consider that many commercial gyms will not tolerate profanity and obnoxious behavior. One successful commercial gym, Planet Fitness, installs “lunk alarms,” which go off when trainers scream, grunt or slam weights. What does the ...

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At-Ease Squeeze

According to the March ’13 Reader’s Digest, you can squeeze yourself out of a stressful situation and improve performance—like lifting a new personal record. You simply clench your left hand into a fist and squeeze. “Choking under pressure seems to ...

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