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How stores like Forever 21 trick your brain into buying more

How stores like Forever 21 trick your brain into buying more

Neuroscience studies have shown that pleasure centers in the brain activate when shoppers find items on sale.


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How stores like Forever 21 trick your brain into buying more
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How stores like Forever 21 trick your brain into buying more

Neuroscience research holds an important message for shoppers looking to add a few new pieces to their spring wardrobe: the brain can't always be trusted. » Read More
Posted: mar. 30, 2015 10:29 a.m. | How stores like Forever 21 trick your brain into buying more Comments 0 Comments
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
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What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Phil had been teaching tennis to young people for 20 years. Last year, when he started experiencing discomfort in his hands and wrists, a parent of one of his students... » Read More
Posted: mar. 27, 2015 3:09 a.m. | What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Comments 0 Comments
Why psychologists say you should ban 'busy' from your vocabulary
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Why psychologists say you should ban 'busy' from your vocabulary

In late February, Scott Dannemiller, a writer and worship leader in the Presbyterian Church, captured the attention of hundreds of thousands of people with a simple fo... » Read More
Posted: mar. 23, 2015 11:39 p.m. | Why psychologists say you should ban 'busy' from your vocabulary Comments 0 Comments
Affordable Care Act supporters celebrate 5th anniversary
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Affordable Care Act supporters celebrate 5th anniversary

The Affordable Care Act will turn five on Monday, March 23, and many supporters began birthday celebrations early this week with the release of new data illustrating t... » Read More
Posted: mar. 22, 2015 10:29 a.m. | Affordable Care Act supporters celebrate 5th anniversary Comments 0 Comments
When a little deal is a big deal, especially for kids
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When a little deal is a big deal, especially for kids

When people say, “It is not a big deal,” one has to believe them. The problem is, with kids, a little deal may be a big deal. For that matter, who is to say what a big... » Read More
Posted: mar. 19, 2015 9:49 a.m. | When a little deal is a big deal, especially for kids Comments 0 Comments
How I stepped away from being a 'poolside mom'
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How I stepped away from being a 'poolside mom'

As I stood shoulder-deep in the hotel swimming pool, surrounded by all six of my children — many of them hanging on to me — I felt tremendous regret. » Read More
Posted: mar. 18, 2015 10:56 a.m. | How I stepped away from being a 'poolside mom' Comments 0 Comments
How to deal with tendonitis pain
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How to deal with tendonitis pain

Pencils ready. Here's a pop quiz. » Read More
Posted: mar. 18, 2015 10:36 a.m. | How to deal with tendonitis pain Comments 0 Comments
When a little deal is a big deal, especially with kids
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When a little deal is a big deal, especially with kids

When people say, “It is not a big deal,” one has to believe them. The problem is, with kids, a little deal may be a big deal. For that matter, who is to say what a big... » Read More
Posted: mar. 18, 2015 10:16 a.m. | When a little deal is a big deal, especially with kids Comments 0 Comments
St. Patrick's Day revelries inspire safe driving campaigns
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St. Patrick's Day revelries inspire safe driving campaigns

St. Patrick's Day is associated with many activities in the American imagination: Pinching people who don't wear green, dying the Chicago River and drinking to excess,... » Read More
Posted: mar. 17, 2015 3:06 a.m. | St. Patrick's Day revelries inspire safe driving campaigns Comments 0 Comments
Fast food restaurants drop soda pop from kids' meals
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Fast food restaurants drop soda pop from kids' meals

What's a kid got to do to get a Coke in this town? Well, avoid fast-food restaurants, for starters. » Read More
Posted: mar. 17, 2015 2:36 a.m. | Fast food restaurants drop soda pop from kids' meals Comments 0 Comments
Want a better relationship with your children? Don't be afraid to argue
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Want a better relationship with your children? Don't be afraid to argue

If you want a better relationship with your children, then argue. » Read More
Posted: mar. 16, 2015 9:26 a.m. | Want a better relationship with your children? Don't be afraid to argue Comments 0 Comments
Strength training: It's a family affair
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Strength training: It's a family affair

Many people shy away from strength training because of a pervasive stigma associated with it: Weight gain. All too often, we hear excuses for why people choose to avoi... » Read More
Posted: mar. 15, 2015 2:56 a.m. | Strength training: It's a family affair Comments 0 Comments
Pleurisy: the lung condition that mimics a heart attack
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Pleurisy: the lung condition that mimics a heart attack

Pleurisy is inflammation of the membrane between your lungs and ribs, or pleura. The condition, which makes breathing both difficult and painful, often mimics the symp... » Read More
Posted: mar. 10, 2015 5:36 a.m. | Pleurisy: the lung condition that mimics a heart attack Comments 0 Comments
10 things you should know about the latest Affordable Care Act court case
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10 things you should know about the latest Affordable Care Act court case

This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The case, King v. Burwell, focuses on whether the federal govern... » Read More
Posted: mar. 07, 2015 8:56 p.m. | 10 things you should know about the latest Affordable Care Act court case Comments 0 Comments
7 common misconceptions about postpartum depression
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7 common misconceptions about postpartum depression

Postpartum Depression is a very common condition among women. It is also very misunderstood. » Read More
Posted: mar. 06, 2015 12:03 p.m. | 7 common misconceptions about postpartum depression Comments 0 Comments
Hitting a nerve on the issue of immunizations
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Hitting a nerve on the issue of immunizations

I struck a nerve. Immunizations are your nerve. I wrote with that raw nerve inflamed. » Read More
Posted: mar. 06, 2015 12:02 p.m. | Hitting a nerve on the issue of immunizations Comments 0 Comments
Active play is key in improving your young athlete's performance
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Active play is key in improving your young athlete's performance

As I sat and watched an indoor soccer game where two of my sons were playing on the same team, I saw my 6-year-old dribble through players and make a pass to my 8-year... » Read More
Posted: mar. 05, 2015 10:46 a.m. | Active play is key in improving your young athlete's performance Comments 0 Comments
The struggle to live and the fight to die
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The struggle to live and the fight to die

Pediatrics is filled with contrasts. » Read More
Posted: mar. 05, 2015 1:56 a.m. | The struggle to live and the fight to die Comments 0 Comments
Infertility: navigating your 'disenchanted' grief
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Infertility: navigating your 'disenchanted' grief

Infertility is complex, not just the medical side of treating infertility, but the emotional side of treating it. Essentially, infertility, whether it's the inability ... » Read More
Posted: feb. 27, 2015 7:26 a.m. | Infertility: navigating your 'disenchanted' grief Comments 0 Comments
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Health professionals call for action to address gun violence

Leaders from the nation's top health professional organizations have issued a call to action on gun violence, co-signing an article published Monday in the Annals of I... » Read More
Posted: feb. 26, 2015 9:36 a.m. | Health professionals call for action to address gun violence Comments 0 Comments
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Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' campaign turns 5, spurring videos, tweets, praise and criticism

February 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" initiative. The First Lady got her husband, President Barack Obama, in on the celebration t... » Read More
Posted: feb. 26, 2015 8:56 a.m. | Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' campaign turns 5, spurring videos, tweets, praise and criticism Comments 0 Comments
15 signs that you're addicted to your Fitbit
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15 signs that you're addicted to your Fitbit

Look around the room these days and you'll spot someone with a plastic bracelet tracking their steps, miles, etc. No, this isn't some kind of punishment or parole trac... » Read More
Posted: feb. 24, 2015 10:06 p.m. | 15 signs that you're addicted to your Fitbit Comments 0 Comments
3 reasons why drinking too much water is bad for you
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3 reasons why drinking too much water is bad for you

Most people have heard you should drink eight glasses of water a day. In fact, hydration is a basic component to healthy living. However multiple studies have found th... » Read More
Posted: feb. 24, 2015 9:06 p.m. | 3 reasons why drinking too much water is bad for you Comments 0 Comments
'Too much of a good thing': When empathy is overwhelming
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'Too much of a good thing': When empathy is overwhelming

A long-held truth among psychologists that stress and sadness are contagious has been confirmed in a recent study from the Pew Research Center. The study brought resea... » Read More
Posted: feb. 24, 2015 1:46 a.m. | 'Too much of a good thing': When empathy is overwhelming Comments 0 Comments
As heroin use rises, treatment experts reflect on their efforts
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As heroin use rises, treatment experts reflect on their efforts

This is the third in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction." Read part two: "How families can work together to fight heroin addiction." » Read More
Posted: feb. 22, 2015 9:26 a.m. | As heroin use rises, treatment experts reflect on their efforts Comments 0 Comments
Meditation is on the rise among stressed-out Americans
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Meditation is on the rise among stressed-out Americans

In the midst of their busy lives, Americans are learning how to keep calm and say "Ommmm." Meditation, alongside yoga and other mind and body practices, is becoming mo... » Read More
Posted: feb. 20, 2015 10:07 a.m. | Meditation is on the rise among stressed-out Americans Comments 0 Comments
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How families can work together to fight heroin addiction

This is the second in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction." » Read More
Posted: feb. 19, 2015 6:57 p.m. | How families can work together to fight heroin addiction Comments 0 Comments
Columnist discovers that old people have lightning bolts in their eyes
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Columnist discovers that old people have lightning bolts in their eyes

When you get old, lightning bolts go around your eyes. They don’t shoot out at people; that would be cool. They just start flashing around in your eyeball like you are... » Read More
Posted: feb. 19, 2015 8:17 a.m. | Columnist discovers that old people have lightning bolts in their eyes Comments 0 Comments
The new face of heroin addiction: How America's most dangerous drug made its way to the suburbs
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The new face of heroin addiction: How America's most dangerous drug made its way to the suburbs

They lived in tattered boxes, abandoned cars and the backyards of dilapidated houses. » Read More
Posted: feb. 19, 2015 6:18 a.m. | The new face of heroin addiction: How America's most dangerous drug made its way to the suburbs Comments 0 Comments
How to be heart happy
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How to be heart happy

February denotes a month of romance, chocolate, and, of course, all things heart shaped. However, let’s not forget the most important heart shape, the muscular organ i... » Read More
Posted: feb. 12, 2015 8:09 a.m. | How to be heart happy Comments 0 Comments
 

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