If aches and pains keep you up at night…

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…give yourself a 5-minute foot massage. Researchers at the University of Miami say massaging your toes and the soles of your feet prompt the body to release pain-killing endorphins. That’ll help you drift off 33% faster – and add 42 minutes of sleep, on average. Their study was done on people with back pain – and 63% said their pain was diminished after a foot massage.

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Worried about getting a wrinkly chicken neck?

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Keep your chin up! Staring down at our smartphones and tablets for hours every day can create new wrinkles across our neck and throat. The smooth-neck prescription: Hold your phone higher, think chin-level, not chest or waist-level. And apply a collagen-boosting cream every night to help reduce the appearance of lines and creases.

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Just ditch one thing to lose weight.

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Like alcohol. According to registered dietician Keri Glassman, going dry for one month can result in a 3-pound weight loss.

Then, give up fried foods – like chips and fries – for a month, and you’ll drop up to 5 pounds. Plus, because fried foods are harder to digest, you’ll also lose bloat and heartburn.

Finally, if you only want to give up one thing to lose weight: Ditch your morning muffin. After a month you’ll be down 3 pounds. Give up cookies, too, and you’ll bring that total to 5 pounds lost.

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Which age group makes the safest drivers?

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According to a study – BOOMERS are the best when it comes to knowing the rules of the road. They’re also the most likely to pass a written driving test… Twice as likely as Millennial drivers. And Boomers also scored the highest on the exam, compared to other drivers. The study’s lead author Eric Snapper expected Millennials to do better on the test, since they had gotten their license more recently. But when it comes to driver safety, it seems experience is what really counts.

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Walking, jogging and running boosts brain health.

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And not because of calories burned, or exercise intensity. It’s because of your FEET!

According to New Mexico Highlands University, each impact of the foot creates pressure waves in the arteries, boosting the blood supply, and optimizing brain function. Walking significantly boosts blood flow to the brain… and running does even more. But exercises like biking don’t have the same effect on the brain’s blood supply. So while all types of exercise are good for overall health, ones where your feet strike the ground may be best for your brain.

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Text a friend before minor surgical procedures!

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Whether you’re getting a shot, Botox or a mole removed, text a friend right before-hand. The distraction and social connection can make it less painful! Researchers from Cornell found people who texted a loved one before minor surgical procedures were 4 times less likely to need pain meds than people who didn’t text.

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You may want to embrace chilly air!

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Because being in an environment that’s a little chilly can cause your body to increase its internal temperature – which helps you burn more fat. So sleeping in a bedroom that’s 66 degrees could help you burn more calories while you sleep – just as sitting in a chilly office helps you burn fat at work. Because when your body has to work harder to stay warm, it turns on our healthy brown fat, which increases our metabolism.

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Don’t hold grudges!

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Can holding a grudge really hurt your health? Absolutely! Osteopath Vicky Vlachonis says stress and negativity can trigger a vicious cycle by producing the stress hormone cortisol, which interferes with your body’s natural healing mechanism. That can lead to increased physical pain, and reduced self-esteem, which can lead to even more negativity, and cause the destructive cycle to start all over again.

The good news, just admitting you’re holding a grudge gets you into the forgiveness ballpark. To fully let go, Vlachonis recommends what she calls “forgiveness meditation.” Here’s how it works: Every night, find a quiet place, sit with your eyes closed and repeat a forgiveness mantra, in your head or out loud. Something like: “I forgive those who have wronged me. I forgive myself. I let go of all anger, resentment and pain. I open myself to love, peace and joy – and I am thankful.” Do this every night before bed until you feel you no longer need it.

And that can vastly improve both your mental state, AND your physical health.

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Need another reason to cuddle your partner, and be more affectionate?

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It’ll make you BOTH happier. That’s according to a new study from the University of Toronto. The researchers found couples that spend time hugging, holding hands, and touching each other lovingly are MUCH happier in their relationships and in life. The reason? Because physical contact triggers production of feel-good chemicals, especially the bonding hormone oxytocin, which makes couples feel closer, and has been shown in numerous studies to boost happiness.

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Allergies and migraines: Do you suffer from both?

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If you have allergies – and you get migraines – that’s not a coincidence. People with allergy symptoms are 30% more likely to get migraines. And they tend to be more frequent and severe. Researchers say it’s because the trigeminal nerve is involved in both responses – and it’s the main sensory nerve in the face. It also interprets some stimuli – like a runny nose or itchy eyes – as pain, triggering a headache. The good news is: The meds that relieve allergies can lessen your head pain, too. And people who get allergy shots can cut the frequency and intensity of their migraines in half!