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The LaCroix of cannabis?

Fast Company Cannabis startups envision a not-too-distant future in which consumers seek alternative refreshments during happy hour. By Rina Raphael As the cannabis industry continues to go more mainstream, entrepreneurs are on the lookout for the next niche market. Edibles have been done every which way, CBD-infused lotions and body care products are now touted by the likes of Kathy Ireland and Meryl Streep, and even “King of Instagram” Dan Bilzerian has a vape line.…

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Psychologist explains how to beat social anxiety

It is rarely helpful to tell a shy person to “just be yourself!” Riffing on that frustrating exchange, clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen has written a book that she hopes will answer the question the anxious person usually asks in return: How? Hendriksen received her doctorate from UCLA and today works at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. She is the author of How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above…

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Stanford researcher says working full time shouldn’t start until age 40

By Corinne Purtill For people smack in the mad mid-life rush of managing full-time careers, dependent children, and aging parents, nothing feels so short in supply as time. But there is time to get it all done, says psychologist Laura Carstensen, the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity. The only problem is that we’ve arranged life all wrong. A woman who is 40 years old today can expect to live another 45 years,…

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Travel Health Slideshow: 25 Ways to Stay Well Abroad

1. Health Issues in Paradise? Some of the world’s most spectacular destinations are also home to some of the world’s nastiest bugs. Yellow fever, malaria, and even polio can strike international travelers. Protect yourself by learning which vaccines or safety steps are a good idea for the area you’re visiting. To give vaccines time to work, see your doctor four to six weeks before your trip.

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