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Flex Your Face

According to the September ’11 Prevention, “A megawatt grin from a loved one can produce the same brain waves as learning you won $40,000.” That’s some interesting research, but there’s more. Another study showed that those doing the smiling—the most ...

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Wine to Supine

Champagne can impress a date, but red wine may get her to mate. According to the July/August ’11 Health, “Women who drank a glass of red daily reported higher levels of sexual desire and vaginal lubrication, compared with those who ...

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Kissing Science

Did you ever wonder how kissing came about? Is it a way for the male to pass salivary testosterone to the female to up her arousal? Good guess, but according to The Science of Kissing by Sheril Kirshenbaum, “Subconsciously, both partners ...

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Mind Over Genetics

According to Blair Justice, Ph.D., in his book Who Gets Sick, “Genes account for about 35 percent of longevity, while lifestyle, diet and other environmental factors, including support systems, are the major reasons people live longer. Also, other research shows ...

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Placebo Power

According to the March/April ’11 Well Being Journal, placebos can have powerful curing effects. A placebo given to patients with irritable bowel syndrome led to significantly reduced symptoms over subjects who got the same doctor attention but no placebo. One ...

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Shitty Shopping

Most of us are aware of the germs that lurk in public restrooms—even on the door handles—but here’s a place you may not have thought about: grocery store shopping carts. According to the July ’11 Bottom Line Health, 72 percent ...

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Ha-Ha to Aha

If you’re trying to solve a problem or looking for your next flash of genius, try getting a good laugh. According to the May ’11 Prevention, a study from Northwestern and Drexel universities found that creative problem solving is significantly ...

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Pause for Life

You may be very proud of your driven, almost compulsive personality. After all, it’s responsible for your present success. It may, however, be causing problems you don’t realize. According to Clayton M. Christensen in “The Bottom Line on Happiness,” which ...

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