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The trick, of course, is to find moments of deep relaxation wherever you are, not just on vacation. Laughing with friends can be another way to start breaking the cycle of chronic stress and help keep your heart healthy, too. stock_colors/Getty Images hide caption

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High Stress Drives Up Your Risk Of A Heart Attack. Here's How To Chill Out

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Even one minute of "daily-ish" meditation can make a difference in reducing stress, according to Dan Harris, the author of Meditation For Fidgety Skeptics. Jamie Jones/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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'Meditation For Fidgety Skeptics' Offers Practical Advice For Stressed-Out Cynics

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She's not tuning in, she's tuning inward — letting go of stress, or at least trying to, with a mindfulness app on her phone. Photo Illustration by Carolyn Rogers/NPR hide caption

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Mindfulness Apps Aim To Help People Disconnect From Stress

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"There's a kind of a bridge between cognitive therapy and Buddhist practice in evolutionary psychology," says author Robert Wright. Veronica Grech/Getty Images hide caption

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Can Buddhist Practices Help Us Overcome The Biological Pull Of Dissatisfaction?

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