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Entries by Verena von Pfetten from 09/2008

Meet Betty: 100 Years Old And Still Giving

Posted 09.01.2008 | Healthy Living

Betty Lowe, who has spent her life volunteering, was awarded the MBE 12 years ago for her contribution to the WRVS, a charity that provides a range of...

4 Ways To Supercharge Your Metabolism

Posted 09.02.2008 | Healthy Living

There is a simple explanation for the middle-age spread: our metabolisms slow by 5 percent each decade after the age of forty. Slowly, but surely, we ...

10 Tips To Beating The Back-To-Work Blues

Posted 09.02.2008 | Healthy Living

When colleagues ask, "Did you have a good holiday?" you may feel like smashing the watercooler over their heads. There are two likely reasons. The fir...

7 Habits That Can Change Your Life

Posted 09.02.2008 | Healthy Living

If you could just pick one or two (or seven) habits to create in the next few months -- habits that will have the most impact on your life -- what wou...

Are You On The Right Career Path?

Posted 09.02.2008 | Healthy Living

I'm not Batman, or the Forecast Phenom, or the Psychedelic Psychic, or whatever. I was born with just one superpower: the ability to see other people'...

7 Tips On Tackling Migraines

Posted 09.02.2008 | Healthy Living

The exact causes of migraine headaches -- vascular headaches associated with changes in the size of arteries within and outside the brain -- are unkno...

Political Rock: A Prescription For Upheaval

Posted 09.03.2008 | Healthy Living

The apogee of protest rock might well have come on May 15, 1970. Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young recorded "Ohio" in a Los Angeles record studio--a son...

10 Myths About The Common Cold

Posted 09.04.2008 | Healthy Living

The sun may still be shining most of the day, the temperatures may still be above 70 degrees, and the pro football season hasn't kicked off yet. But a...

10 Tips For A Healthy Fast

Posted 09.04.2008 | Healthy Living

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink, and other sensual pleasures during daylight hours. The fasting month is also about spir...

Thinking About Sex Therapy? What To Expect

Posted 09.04.2008 | Healthy Living

It is hard to imagine a more awkward and uncomfortable dilemma for an individual or couple than to seek out a stranger in order to talk about the sexu...

Study: The Scientific Benefits Of Meditation

Posted 09.04.2008 | Healthy Living

The seemingly nonsensical Zen practice of "thinking about not thinking" could help free the mind of distractions, new brain scans reveal. This sugg...

5 Things Happy People Do

Posted 09.04.2008 | Healthy Living
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Sages going back to Socrates have offered advice on how to be happy, but only now are scientists beginning to address this question with systematic, c...

Dear Fashion Industry, Please Stop Showing Boring Clothes At Boring Shows

| Posted 09.05.2008 | Style

In the interest of not wasting our time, and in light of the fact that the fun in fashion is its frivolity, can we please just call a spade a spade here and at the very least make the damn show interesting? You're creative people, Fashion Industry. Start acting like it.

Volunteering: Giving of Your Time, Talents, and Treasures

Posted 09.05.2008 | Healthy Living

When I left the paid workforce many years ago to raise three children, I got involved with several non-profit organizations that over the years have p...

7 Ways To Learn More With Less Studying

Posted 09.05.2008 | Healthy Living

The abundance of new research on how teenage brains work, aside from being cool for its own sake--teen brains are developing madly, pruning synapses ...

Vitamins, Family Style: What To Take And When

Posted 09.05.2008 | Healthy Living

One multi doesn't fit all; here's how to make sure you get what you need. You probably have no interest in wearing your daughter's up-to-here skirt...

The Hidden Places Germs Lurk

Posted 09.05.2008 | Healthy Living

Many surfaces and objects you come in contact with every day are covered in germs -- but then again, so are you. "Ninety percent of you is composed of...

Get The Point: Nonprofit Helps Youth Find Own Solutions To Violence

Posted 09.07.2008 | Healthy Living

Around the world, youth face violence daily: abuse at home or in school, peer pressure into acts of violence, neglect by parents, gangs, drugs, bad ro...

10 Ways To De-Stress From Work

Posted 09.08.2008 | Healthy Living

Are you working your life away? Yes, you, the one working six days a week, 12 hours a day. Oh, so you "rest" on the seventh day? Hey, even God rested ...

Improve Your Posture, Improve Your Life

Posted 09.08.2008 | Healthy Living

Good posture is in a slump. Our days at work and school are filled with non-ergonomic tasks and habits--staring at computers, lugging heavy shoulder b...

10 Tips For A Healthy Body And Soul

Posted 09.08.2008 | Healthy Living

There are times in life when the less-is-more rule is good to follow--chowing down on chocolate truffles and double-cheese pizza springs to mind. But ...

What Makes Someone A Survivor?

Posted 09.08.2008 | Healthy Living

Deborah Scaling Kiley still can't break free from that night. She can't shake the screams, the image of the frothing water turning red, and the sound...

Transformed By A Bullet: From Marine To Peace Activist

Posted 09.09.2008 | Healthy Living

When he was a young soldier fighting in the Vietnam War, says Bobby Muller, he was well on his way to becoming "an asshole, an arrogant, bad-ass Marin...

A Week's Worth Of Mindful Movements

Posted 09.09.2008 | Healthy Living

Vietnamese Buddhist monk, author, and teacher Thich Nhat Hanh has developed exercises called Mindful Movements. These simple, deep motions, based in y...

How To Overcome Your Fat Gene

Posted 09.09.2008 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP _ Maybe you CAN blame being fat on your genes. But there's a way to overcome that family history _ just get three to four hours of moderat...