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The Health Benefits of Kissing
There’s a whole lot of kissing going on in the first few months of the year. From that midnight smooch on New Year’s Eve to all day Valentine’s Day — and every day in between — there are a ton of reasons to give your sweetie a smooch.  And it could be good for your health, too!
Eating May Help Ease Relationship Anger
Couples married for a long time don’t often mention food when speaking of how they have kept the relationship going, but maybe they should.
America's Unhappiest States
Gallup and Healthways created a list that ranks US states according to their "Well-Being Index." Here's the list of America's unhappiest states in 2013.
Some Kids' Stress Might Mean Weight Gain
Children respond to stressful life events in different ways, just as adults do. However, one common result may be a higher risk of becoming overweight.
Women Happier When They Gained Weight
Obesity is a global epidemic, affecting many populations around the world, as wellness professionals struggle to find solutions.  But do the solutions lead to happiness?  As women start to feel healthier, do they feel better?
Getting Strong Before Cancer Treatment
Treatment may not begin immediately after a cancer diagnosis. It can take a few days or a few weeks before a health team has a treatment plan. But cancer patients often want to know what they can do right away.  A new review discusses ways to take advantage of this time.
The Weight of Social Factors
Negative emotions related to body image can weigh heavy on one's heart, but could these factors actually be related to physical weight as well?
Say “I Do” the Healthy Way
Weddings are wonderful, but they can also be stressful and time consuming to put together. Couples have to remember to take care of their health before, during and after their nuptials.
Activity for the Mind and Body
An active body can keep the mind active. And an active mind stays on top of its game no matter how much a person weighs.
Apples and Oranges! Happy Happy Joy Joy!
If you really are what you eat, then what foods make the difference? Apparently, apples and oranges and broccoli and beans – if you want to feel calm and content each day.