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Entries by Verena von Pfetten from 10/2008

Why The Financial Crisis Might Break Your Heart

Posted 10.01.2008 | Healthy Living

If you think the current economic crisis is hurting only your pocketbook, think again. Researchers say the decline of Wall Street, the mortgage crisis...

Om Remedies: How Meditation Helps Your Health

Posted 10.01.2008 | Healthy Living

Meditation has a totally new image as a brain-builder, stress-buster, and depression-fighter -- and you don't have to be a hemp-loving hippie to enjoy...

8 Ways To Avoid Road Rage

Posted 10.01.2008 | Healthy Living

Someone got cut off. They bleeped their horn. You bleeped back. They gesticulated, you gesticulated. And now you're stuck with a lunatic on your back...

Hoda Kotb On Life After Breast Cancer: I Owe My Job...To Cancer

Posted 10.01.2008 | Healthy Living

As we enter Breast Cancer Awareness month, I have a message for those women who are in the middle of their fight with the disease: I know you feel li...

Eat Fresh: America's Best Farmer's Markets

Posted 10.02.2008 | Healthy Living

With the number of farmers' markets in the United States climbing comfortably toward 5,000 (up from 1,755 in 1994), there's no denying the national ob...

Sick Kids: How To Tell If They're Faking It

Posted 10.02.2008 | Healthy Living

The morning begins, and you slowly pull yourself out of bed, getting ready for a day at the office, when you hear the familiar refrain, "Mommy, Daddy,...

When Serving Others Goes Awry

Posted 10.03.2008 | Healthy Living

When I was in high school, I was introduced to the idea of being a pen pal to a prisoner through Prison Fellowship International. I thought it would b...

10 Tips For The Suddenly Unemployed

Posted 10.03.2008 | Healthy Living

For the tens of thousands who have lost their jobs, and the millions of others fearing for the jobs they still have, YSN.com's Jennifer Kushell shares...

Booze Clues: How A Little Hooch Can Help Your Heart

Posted 10.03.2008 | Healthy Living

How a little hooch helps your heart, brain, and even your weight. The pillars of good health: diet, exercise, and raspberry daiquiris. OK, maybe not....

New Ways To Give Without Worrying Your Wallet

Posted 10.05.2008 | Healthy Living

With the price of gas, food, and other amenities on the rise we all have been cutting back on the things we normally spend on. Unfortunately one thing...

Nepal Anoints 3-Year-Old Living Goddess

Posted 10.07.2008 | Healthy Living

KATMANDU, Nepal — Hindu and Buddhist priests chanted sacred hymns and cascaded flowers and grains of rice over a 3-year-old girl who was appoint...

Is The Bad Economy Good For Your Health?

Posted 10.07.2008 | Healthy Living

Most people are worried about the health of the economy. But does the economy also affect your health? It does, but not always in ways you might expe...

8 Ways To Save On Health Care, No Matter Who Wins The Election

Posted 10.07.2008 | Healthy Living

If you're hoping a new administration will bring you health-care security, don't hold your breath. With the country reeling from the banking debacle, ...

Adopt A Grandparent

Posted 10.08.2008 | Healthy Living

Many aid organizations focus on children or homeless people or victims of abuse--and they do need our help. But what about elderly people living on le...

Barack Obama On Unplugging, Recharging, And How To Quit Smoking

Posted 10.08.2008 | Healthy Living

The newest issue of Men's Health has what is sure to be an illuminating exclusive interview with Barack Obama. Since the issue isn't on newsstands unt...

How To Recession-Proof Your Family

Posted 10.08.2008 | Healthy Living

So what can you do to protect yourself? "People, stop living the financial lies that you have been living," Suze says. "If you don't have the money t...

Cynthia Nixon On Cancer: "I Come From A Long Line Of Strong Women"

Posted 10.08.2008 | Healthy Living

My involvement in breast cancer is also personal. My mother had breast cancer twice, the first time when I was about 13. She was comfortable in the m...

5 Ways To Avoid Yoga Rage

Posted 10.08.2008 | Healthy Living

I live in urban New York, so I don't drive, and therefore don't experience road rage. I do, however, experience its distant cousin--yoga rage. As a yo...

Study: 8 Out Of 10 Americans Are Stressed

Posted 10.09.2008 | Healthy Living

If you're lying awake at night, feeling angry or fatigued, because of stress, you're in the majority, according to a nationwide report released Tuesda...

Picky Eater? How To Change Your Attitude

Posted 10.09.2008 | Healthy Living

I can't stand most fruits and vegetables and literally have to force back a gag reflex to eat them. I've done that by what I'll call 'visualization' c...

The Science Of Beauty: New Computer Software Calculates The "Ideal Face"

Posted 10.09.2008 | Style

The New York Times today has a story on a new computer program designed to improve the attractiveness of any given face. According to the Times: Sc...

Yuppie Survivalists: The New Apocalyptic Trend

Posted 10.09.2008 | Style

Dressed in a navy-and-white-striped polo, fitted khaki shorts, and a hefty silver watch, Mike, 37, blends in with his neighbors as they return to the ...

Tips From A Recessionista: 5 Ways To Be Cheaply Chic

Posted 10.09.2008 | Style

I admit, I'm pretty much a walking gender stereotype -- I like shopping, getting pedicures, grabbing drinks with the girls after work, obsessing about...

Midair Meditation: Aerial Yoga Gives "Om" An Added "Oomph!"

Posted 10.09.2008 | Healthy Living

IF you are looking to turn inward for some solo meditation, aerial yoga is not the class for you. But if you are looking to add a little circus to you...

Why Men Are Fighting For Their Foreskin

Posted 10.09.2008 | Style

Like most American men of his generation, Jonathan, 40, was circumcised at birth. In the United States, the practice became widespread between the Wor...