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Background information on the development of the Cantril Self-Anchoring Scale.
Residents of Hawaii and North Dakota had the lowest stress levels in the nation in the first half of 2009, while Kentucky and West Virginia residents had the highest stress levels. States with residents that are less stressed tend to have happier residents, but this is not always the case.
Healthy eating is about more than just willpower. New research suggests addressing three other factors could help people improve their eating habits.
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