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Emotions can give us feelings of euphoria, drive us temporarily insane or make it impossible for us to get out of bed. Emotions are extremely powerful forces that we should study so that we can look at them objectively.

Anger Management 101

Approximately, sixteen million Americans have anger issues. In this article we explore anger management techniques and it's effect on your health.

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Anger Management 101

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