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Entries by Verena von Pfetten from 04/2009

The Healing Power Of Comfort And Compassion

Posted 04.01.2009 | Healthy Living

I never really got to know the young woman. I met her during my third-year psychiatry rotation, when our team was consulted for concerns about depress...

10 Steps To Outsmart Sibling Rivalry

Posted 04.01.2009 | Healthy Living

Not so very long ago, my daughter's passions included her Elmo doll, her art projects, and an unfortunate activity she referred to as "the buzz." With...

Scientists Find Rocket Fuel Chemical In Infant Formula

Posted 04.03.2009 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Traces of a chemical used in rocket fuel were found in samples of powdered baby formula, and could exceed what's considered a safe dos...

5 Steps to Reclaim Your New Year's Resolution

Posted 04.03.2009 | Healthy Living

The New Year, Chinese or otherwise, has now passed. The parties, and any hangovers, are long gone. Unfortunately, for many of you, your New Year's res...

9 Mood-Boosting Tricks Of The Happiness Trade

Posted 04.03.2009 | Healthy Living

I've succumbed to full-blown depression just once, and the only good that came of it was learning that I never wanted to experience anything like it a...

7 Lessons To Be Learned From Carla Bruni

| Posted 04.04.2009 | Style

So here's the thing. There's no shortage of articles dedicated to that certain je ne sais quois of French women. You know, like how they eat more, but...

Calcium: The Best Ways To Get More

Posted 04.06.2009 | Healthy Living

Calcium is a tricky beast: -- If you get over 250% of your recommended daily allowance, your body can OD on it. -- If you don't get enough, your bones...

10 Easy Ways To Eat Natural

Posted 04.06.2009 | Healthy Living

Let's face it: The dream of having our very own personal spa chef whip up delicious, good-for-us grub probably isn't happening in this economy. So we ...

Baby Broccoli May Help Prevent Stomach Cancer: Study

Posted 04.06.2009 | Healthy Living

Eating two and a half ounces of baby broccoli daily for two months may protect against a common stomach bug that is linked to gastritis, ulcers and ev...

The Science Of Scratching

Posted 04.06.2009 | Healthy Living

As common as it is, scratching to relieve an itch has long been considered a biological mystery: Are cells at the surface of the skin somehow fatigued...

Raising Grandchildren In A Recession

Posted 04.06.2009 | Healthy Living

Every family struggles in a tough economy, but the recession poses unique problems for people raising their grandchildren. Some six million kids, r...

Diet Tip: Watch What You Drink

Posted 04.06.2009 | Healthy Living

Liquid calories are the bigger culprit than food itself, when it comes to weight loss, a new study suggests. That means soft drinks or soda, as well ...

Study: Tuesday At 11:45AM Is The Most Stressful Time Of Week

Posted 04.07.2009 | Healthy Living

Researchers found that nearly half of British workers identified mid-morning on their second working day of the week as the moment when they were most...

World's Oldest Woman Turns 115: Never Drank, Never Smoked, Loves Crispy Bacon

Posted 04.07.2009 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES — The world's oldest known living person celebrated her 115th birthday Monday. Gertrude Baines was honored at Western Convalescent ...

When All You Have Left Is Your Pride

Posted 04.08.2009 | Healthy Living

"I have a new client, a laid-off lawyer, who's commuting in every day -- to his Starbucks," said Robert C. Chope, a professor of counseling at San Fra...

Skin Cancer Now Most Common Cancer Among Young Women In UK: Study

Posted 04.08.2009 | Healthy Living

LONDON — Melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, is now the most common cancer in young British women, the country's leading cancer organiz...

How Much Does Smoking Cost Society?

Posted 04.08.2009 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Smoking takes years off your life and adds dollars to the cost of health care. Yet nonsmokers cost society money, too _ by living l...

The Joys of Being A 55-Year-Old Intern

Posted 04.08.2009 | Healthy Living

Editor's note: Patty Fernandez is part of the wowOwow Executive Intern Program, where experienced editors learn a new skill from our younger, Internet...

HuffPost Living On Facebook, Twitter

Posted 04.08.2009 | Healthy Living

While HuffPost's Living section is a big fan of a Balanced Life, taking time to Unplug and Recharge, etc, we're still just like everyone else -- which...

With Recession Stress Rising, Sufferers Turn To Meditation

Posted 04.09.2009 | Healthy Living

In Miami, Victoria Villalba, 44, routinely slept eight hours a night until stories of desperate clients flooding the employment service she runs began...

The Skinny On Diet Books: Heavy On Profits, Light On Results

Posted 04.09.2009 | Healthy Living

Diet books are perennials on best-seller lists, and every year a new one seems to capture the public's imagination. But whether the latest fad involve...

Allergic To Work? 7 Office Irritants

Posted 04.09.2009 | Healthy Living

To many employees, the workplace can be a source of irritation -- for reasons other than their boss, co-workers or paychecks. Something in your phy...

Study: Love At First Sight Might Be Genetic

Posted 04.09.2009 | Healthy Living

Love at first sight could be real, at least when it comes to genetics, a new study suggests. In research done with fruit flies (but which may have ...

Doga: A Canine Twist On Downward Facing Dog

Posted 04.10.2009 | Healthy Living

Call it a yogic twist: Downward-facing dog is no longer just for humans. Ludicrous? Possibly. Grist for anyone who thinks that dog-owners have take...

Spiritual Seekers Drawn To Egyptian Sacred Sites

Posted 04.10.2009 | Healthy Living

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