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Comparing to others may improve motivation for self-care

Comparing yourself to others who are either worse off or are not coping well may increase your motivation to take better care of yourself when facing an illness or disease, according to researchers at Penn State and Drexel ...

Mar 21, 2013
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Feeling flirty? Wait for the sun to shine

We all know how casual flirtation can lift one's mood, which can be important at this time of year when the winter blues are at their peak. But if you are more serious about your flirting and hope to get that all important ...

Jan 28, 2013
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Youth smoking rates reduced by restaurant bans

(Medical Xpress)—Teenagers and young adults are less likely to smoke when faced with restaurant smoking bans and minimum tobacco-purchase ages in Europe, according to new research by a Purdue University sociologist.

Sep 13, 2012
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Weight loss can be contagious, study suggests

Is weight loss "contagious"? According to a new study published online in the journal Obesity, teammates in a team-based weight loss competition significantly influenced each other's weight loss, suggesting that shedding pounds ...

Feb 14, 2012
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