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17 Medical Reasons You Always Feel Cranky

Heart failure iStock/champja People with heart failure will be fatigued, and might get preoccupied with their breathing, medication, and health—enough to put anyone on edge. Plus, heart problems mess with blood flow to the brain, which is what controls your emotions. “Anything that compromises blood circulation to the brain, especially the frontal lobes, can produce […]

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10 Things You Should Never Say to a Widow

Relationships It’s easy to blurt out the wrong thing when trying to comfort a mourner. Whatever you do, avoid these awkward, even hurtful phrases. Don’t say: “Everything happens for a reason” Nicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock/lutavia This phrase won’t help someone who’s lost his or her life partner feel any better. “Among the most annoying of platitudes […]

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14 Things Polite People Always Say

djile/Shutterstock “Hello” “Take the time to say ‘hello,’ especially if you’re in an environment where you regularly see the same people,” says Jacqueline Whitmore, etiquette expert and founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach. She explains that greeting a person makes you stand out and make a positive, lasting impact. “And even if you’re […]

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17 Things You Can Do That Make Other People Instantly Like You

Look them in the eyes but don’t be creepy about it LStockStudio/Shutterstock Strong, consistent—but not creepy!—eye contact immediately makes you seem more approachable, friendly, interested, and likable, according to research done by Northwestern University. In fact, the amount of eye contact made was the most important factor in how likable the person was perceived by […]