Good News About Health, Happiness and Productivity

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One way to control anger is to consider timing, notes the American Psychological Association. For example, perhaps you and your spouse tend to discuss important matters at night and often get into spats when you do. Maybe that’s because you’re both tired and distracted or because the pattern has become a habit. Try changing the times that you have these discussions, and they may not lead to arguments as often.

It’s never too early for a child, even an infant, to wear sunglasses, advises the American Academy of Pediatrics. When buying them for children, parents should read labels and opt for shades that block at least 99 percent of UVA and UVB rays. Those with larger lenses and that fit close to the surface of the eye provide the best protection.

There are so many small ways you can increase your daily physical activity, stresses the American Council on Exercise. Here are some options to try: Do a few squats while brushing your teeth. Squeeze in squats or lunges while your food cooks in the microwave. Walk with a friend instead of meeting for coffee. Wash your car by hand instead of using a drive-through car wash.