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Is he looking at me? Did she just smile at me? Flirting is fun and exciting, but did you know it is an essential part of our evolution, too?

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We may be loath to admit it, but most of us have at least one bad habit. And while some bad habits — such as smoking — can pose serious health risks, others like nail biting, throat clearing, and knuckle cracking are really just plain irksome (for us and for the people that love us).

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As much as we’d all like to think energy comes in a bottle, it doesn’t. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find it elsewhere. You just have to know the right places to look for it. First of all, don’t believe the hype. No matter how many commercials you see with energetic, skinny people running around, they didn’t get like that from whatever product is for sale. It’s called acting, and the product is most likely a scam.

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We all have trouble sleeping from time to time. But you can make it easier to get a good night’s sleep every night with these simple steps. 1. Cut caffeine. Simply put, caffeine can keep you awake. It can stay in your body longer than you might think – the effects of caffeine can take as long as eight hours to wear off.

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Depression is more damaging to everyday health than chronic diseases such as angina, arthritis, asthma and diabetes, researchers said on Friday.

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A mother’s anxiety or depression during pregnancy may affect her child’s sleep patterns early in life, a new study suggests. Researchers found that babies and toddlers whose mothers had such symptoms during pregnancy tended to have more sleep problems than other young children.

MSNBC.com

The term, ‘mental health problem’ covers a wide range of problems which affect someone’s ability to get on with their daily life. Causes of mental illness also vary, but may result from genetics, trauma, biological factors such as infections or toxins, or neuroplasticity resulting from psychological or anthropological factors.

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Recovering from depression isn’t easy. One of the hardest things is that you just don’t know what to expect. It’s not like healing from an injury. If you broke your arm, your doctor could give you specifics about your recovery. He or she could tell you — at least roughly — how many weeks you would need a cast and when you will be healed.

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The link between alcohol and aggression is well known. What’s not so clear is just why drunks get belligerent. What is it about the brain-on-alcohol that makes fighting seem like a good idea “and do all intoxicated people get more aggressive” or “does it depend on the circumstances”? University of Kentucky psychologist Peter Giancola and his student Michelle Corman decided to explore these questions in the laboratory.

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We all get stressed out once in a while. Tension-producing events can happen anywhere and at any time — at home, at work, while driving or running errands, when dealing with money matters or with loved ones. Of course, what causes anxiety for one person can be seen as an exciting challenge for another.

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