Ken Budd

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The pandemic forced many of us to take staycations, but are they really less stressful and more soothing than vacations? Consider the pros and cons.
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It's possible stress may ruin your love life by weakening your sex drive. Here are three stress-busting options that may improve your sex life.
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With so many people seeking quality sleep, sleeping pills can seem like an easy fix. But that seemingly simple solution carries risks.
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Research shows that if you’re feeling time-crunched, try spending time on others rather than yourself to give yourself the feeling of having more time.
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Cat videos offer a veritable Meow Mix of mental health benefits, from improving your mood to reducing anxiety. Here’s why onscreen cats are good for you.
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Brain health is important to monitor as we age, including when you're in your 50s. Here are a few strategies to strengthen your gray cells.
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Lose weight, exercise, stop eating Twinkies — good health can be such a chore. But indulging in these four guilty pleasures may be good for us.
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Working too hard? Give your brain a break. A study found that spending more than 25 hours a week on the job may diminish your brainpower.
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A good night’s sleep is more than just eight hours of sweet oblivion at the end of a long day. It’s time for your brain to build up your memory power.
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