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8 Ways To Have Your Best Day Ever

All-day tricks to feel happier, even in stressful situations
In a perfect world, every day would be sunny, we’d never gain weight and our checkbooks would always balance. But instead, stuff happens—and things don’t always go according to plan. Does that doom you to a day of misery? It doesn’t have to, says...

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20 Mind-Body Treatments That Actually Work

You consider yourself an openminded gal. You’ve tried yoga, you drink green tea, and you’re all about Meatless Mondays. But one area you may still be a bit of a skeptic? The murky realm of integrative and energy medicine.

Not only are many of the treatments themselves confusing—Wait, my chi does what to where?—but it can be hard to discern what works and what doesn’t, too. “Many people still assume that there’s very little scientific evidence regarding complimentary and alternative medicine therapies,” says Daniel Friedland, MD, who specializes in internal medicine and is co-creator of SpaEvidence.com, a website that links dozens of spa/wellness therapies with hard scientific evidence.

Prevention

Bored With Plain Water?

[sidebar]The conventional wisdom—often repeated and just as often debunked—is that you should drink eight glasses of water a day. But do you really need that much water? And are there ways to get hydr...