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December 25, 2014

The 10 Best Health Books in 2014

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Perhaps my favorite part of being a minimally trained health writer is that it provides the perfect excuse to read! With no further adieu, here are the top 10 books in the realm of health -- defined broadly as the harmony of physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual needs -- from the past year.

This Will Make You Never Want To Use A Bar Of Soap Again

Bar Of Soap Germs
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How To Apologize The Right Way

How To Apologize
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Why Even A 12-Month Ban On Blood Donations From Gay Men Makes No Sense

Blood Donation
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How Treating Sleep Apnea Can Also Improve Depression Symptoms

Sleep Apnea
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7 Science-Backed Ways to Give Less-Bad Gifts

Gifts
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9 Things We Learned About Sleep This Year

Sleep News 2014
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An Unexpected Exercise That Targets Belly Fat

Lifting Weights Belly Fat
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5 Ways To Beat The Holiday Blues

Holiday Blues
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Your Family May Be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts

Cake Crumbs
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6 Of The Best Butt Exercises You're Probably Not Doing

8 Ways To Improve Your Life In 2015

Confetti Happy
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Chad Lost 160 Pounds: 'So What If I Eat Too Much Today? I Try To Do Better Tomorrow'

I Lost Weight
Chad

How To Stretch For Better Sleep

Yoga For Sleep
KnowMore.TV

10 Characteristics Of Lasting Friendships

Dinner Party
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Why We Get Depressed At The Holidays, And How To Deal

Sad Christmas Tree
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The 10-Second Trick That Can Help You Lose Weight

Weight Loss
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How To Get A Better Night's Sleep (Even If You Sleep With A Blanket Hog)

Couple Sleeping
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5 Exercises To Get You Ready To Hit The Slopes

Ski
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The Cromnibus Will Diminish The Health And Development Of Poor Children

Wic Child
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7 Mistakes You Probably Make When You're Trying To Lose Weight

Worst Eating Habits
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The Best Gyms In America

Best Gyms
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How To Keep Snoring From Hurting Your Relationship

Sleep Apnea Prevalence
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15 Damaging Myths About Life We Should All Stop Believing

Myths
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The Most Horrifying Health Trends Of 2014

Edible Charcoal
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For Breast Cancer: It's Not Nature vs. Nurture -- It's Both

Jolie
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5 Tips For Hosting An Allergy-Friendly Holiday Party

Family Celebrating Christmas In Black And White
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10 Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas For The Fitness Lover In Your Life

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7 Tips For A Cleaner And Healthier Bedroom

Clean Bedroom
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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Tough
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The Best Way To De-Stress This Holiday Season

Happy In Winter
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The Truth About How Much -- And How Well -- Americans Are Actually Sleeping

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101 Ways To End 2014 On A Happy Note

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Tone Up With These 6 Dance-Inspired Moves For Your Body And Mind

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Researchers Identify Factor That Doubles Child's Risk Of Autism

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When You Lose Weight, You're Literally Disappearing Into Thin Air

Fat Loss
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The Risks Of Indoor Tanning Are So Much More Than Skin Cancer

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The 14 Most Inspiring Weight Loss Stories Of 2014

Weight Loss Success Stories
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Early Humans Ate Like Pigs (Literally)

Paleo
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Research Shows The More You Use Your Phone, The Less Fun You'll Have

Smartphone
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6 Diets With Serious Flaws

Worst Diets
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What If Chronic Pain Is A Psychological Problem?

Spine
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Why We Make Bad Food Decisions, Even When We Know Better

Box Donuts
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Drinking Alcohol Before Bed Is Ruining Your Sleep

Alcohol Sleep
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9 Ways Health Changed Forever In 2014

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