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Beat Those Wintertime Blahs

Break out the mittens and the St. John's Wort-it's almost winter. Follow these steps to stave off the cold-weather blues.

This story appears in the November 2000 issue of

What is it about winter that makes our bodies and moods go berserk?

"[During the winter,] I feel more stressed than I should and more determined to get everything done in just a single day, " says Jennifer Peasley, owner of Décolleté Enhancement, an online clothing and lingerie store. "If the day is cloudy and I haven't been able to get out, I get those feelings of not getting enough accomplished with my business. At the end of the day, I tend to be irritable [and] feel stressed and depressed," says Peasley.

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