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Let's face it: Stress is one of those things that can sneak up like a thief in the night, with no regard for your jam-packed schedule. And while we can't help you out with your demanding boss or that bill you forgot to pay (oops!), we can show you 11 super-easy ways to relax that are a lot healthier than reaching for a stiff drink. With these expert tips in hand, you'll be cool as a cucumber no matter what life dishes out.
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