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CNN.com: 12 lifestyle habits to reduce stress during a pandemic

CNN.com: 12 lifestyle habits to reduce stress during a pandemic

People have been living in a storm of stress during the ongoing pandemic and political turmoil, which has had a negative impact on our well-being. A little bit of stress is good, and essential for survival, but severe or prolonged

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CNN.com: Foods that can reduce stress

CNN.com: Foods that can reduce stress

Stress levels may be high these days, but did you know that what we choose to eat can help to reduce stress, ultimately allowing us to take charge of our mental health? “Instead of thinking of food as ‘stress eating’

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CNN.com: How to eat well in 2021

CNN.com: How to eat well in 2021

This year will be marked as a year of continued uncertainty, anxiety and — if you’re like many people — a lot of stress-related eating. There is no need to stress about stress eating, though. As most of us await

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CNN.com: 7 ways to snack better during the pandemic

CNN.com: 7 ways to snack better during the pandemic

Chips, cookies, munchies: There is so much snacking going on. It’s no shock that many of us reach for cookies, candy, chips and other indulgences during stressful times, whether it’s due to the pandemic, the resulting economic downtown or a

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CNN.com:  How to cope with stress eating through the 2020 election

CNN.com:  How to cope with stress eating through the 2020 election

Many of you are drinking and eating your feelings through this nail-biting election week. And it’s not just munching at home. Fast food chains have been opportunistic about election-related stress eating, offering free comfort food to help you cope. But

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CNN.com: Stress eating lately? The ‘hunger meter’ can help

CNN.com: Stress eating lately? The ‘hunger meter’ can help

Eating when feeling stressed has become a reality for many of us during these unsettling days, even among people who don’t usually reach for food when feeling anxious. Whether your stress stems from anxiety regarding your children attending school in

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CNN.com: 6 healthy lower-sugar recipes

CNN.com: 6 healthy lower-sugar recipes

Six healthy lower-sugar recipes courtesy of Lisa Drayer  

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CNN.com: Craving sugar during a pandemic? Here’s how to tame your sweet tooth

CNN.com: Craving sugar during a pandemic? Here’s how to tame your sweet tooth

Cakes, cookies, pie. During a global pandemic or even more moderately stressful life circumstances, we often turn to comforting sugary and carb-rich indulgences that may help to calm us down. Now for the bad news. New recommendations that will inform

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CNN.com: 6 ways to make healthy, simple kids’ lunches in an unusual school year

CNN.com: 6 ways to make healthy, simple kids’ lunches in an unusual school year

Whether your kids will be at school at all times, fully remote or on a hybrid schedule, there is a good likelihood that time will be spent making lunches at home. I’m a mother of two girls whose schools are

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CNN.com: 6 summer drink recipes to help you beat the heat

CNN.com: 6 summer drink recipes to help you beat the heat

During hot summer days, there’s nothing like a cold drink to keep us alert and hydrated. And whether you’re lying by the pool, bathing at the beach or trying to wind down from a sweat-inducing jog, it helps to sip

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