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Richard J. Davidson

Pixar's 'Inside Out' Reminds Us to Manage Emotions by Training Our Brain

Richard J. Davidson | July 24, 2015 | World
Thanks to neuroplasticity, we know that the brain's structure and function can change throughout life, even as adults. It means you can train your brain to better manage which emotions surface when and for how long. So how do you move emotions like anger and sadness to the backseat to make room for more joy and to increase well-being?

This Awesome Magazine Cover Proves That 'Anyone Can Run' | July 23, 2015 | Healthy Living
Runners aren't a one-size-fits-all kind of group -- you could weigh 110 pounds or 310 pounds and still call yourself a runner -- but people often have trouble labeling themselves as such if they feel like they don't fit the typical mold. You know, the kind of ropy, wiry mold you often see on the covers of running magazines.
Melinda Ring, MD

Not So Fast: Understanding the Science of Cleansing and Fasting Diets May Help Everyone

Melinda Ring, MD | July 22, 2015 | Healthy Living
Without that data, a diet fad is just that -- a fad. To solve our obesity crisis we need solutions that offer health benefits that last a lifetime.
Life by DailyBurn

Is It Possible to Drink Too Much Water?

Life by DailyBurn | July 20, 2015 | Healthy Living
We've all heard the "rules" of hydration: Drink until your urine is clear; hydrate before you get thirsty. But what if those guidelines aren't quite right? A new statement released this week by a panel of 17 experts suggests that some of these myths might actually put people at risk of overhydration, or hyponatremia.
Julian Hayes II

Want a Surefire Way to Lose Fat? Focus on These Five Proven Nutritional Habits

Julian Hayes II | July 18, 2015 | Healthy Living
Nutrition doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, the simpler the model, the likelier your success. No matter if you're a beginner or a seasoned fitness veteran who hasn't reached their desirable level of leanness -- master these five nutritional habits before attempting anything else.
Lori Pollan

The Healthy Diet Plan That Isn't About What NOT to Eat

Lori Pollan | July 9, 2015 | OWN
No one really wants to diet. It's all about what NOT to eat -- denial and deprivation. To compound the difficulty, how can you even know WHAT not to eat when advice keeps changing? No carbs, low carbs, no fat, yes fat, loads of meat, vegan. Here is an easier strategy.
Arianna Huffington

My Q and A With Sleep Expert Mathias Basner on the Science of Sleep

Arianna Huffington | July 8, 2015 | Healthy Living
Mathias Basner is an assistant professor of sleep and chronobiology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, and the deputy editor of the journal SLEEP. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the effects of sleep deprivation, the relationship between work and sleep, and the small steps anyone can take to improve their sleep immediately.
Helen Osborne

Does a Glimpse at Happiness Make it More Painful When It Passes?

Helen Osborne | July 7, 2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maybe it is like the old adage better to have loved and lost than never have known love at all. Except it isn't really lost - according to the Buddhists, I just need to remove the obstacles that get in contentment's way. Happiness is our natural state, maybe I need to stop trying quite so hard, in every direction.
Alexander Howard

Parents Need Screen Sense Along With Common Sense

Alexander Howard | July 9, 2015 | Technology
As parents, we may focus upon what our children are doing with their devices but not look in the mirror to see how our own behavior and habits are reflected back at us or them.
DL Cade

21 Killer Yoga Photos That'll Have You Dusting Off the Mat

DL Cade | July 2, 2015 | Healthy Living
June 21st, 2015 wasn't just Father's day or the Summer Solstice (if you're in the appropriate hemisphere), there was another event celebrated officially for the very first time on June 21st of this year: The International Day of Yoga.
Alexander Howard

How Data From Wearable Tech Can Be Used Against You In A Court Of Law

Alexander Howard | July 3, 2015 | Technology
When wearable computers can disprove what someone told police, you know you're living in a future that has arrived sooner than expected. According to LancasterOnline, a woman in Pennsylvania has been charged with knowingly filing a false report after forensic evidence and the data from her Fitbit undermined her claim of rape. This case should catalyze a national discussion about when and how suspects can or should disclose data from a wearable computing device.
Van Winkle's

What Is Lucid Dreaming, and How Does It Work?

Van Winkle's | June 25, 2015 | Science
In its simplest form, a lucid dream is any experience in which you become aware that you're dreaming during the REM stage of your sleep cycle. It may sound far-out, but research proves that lucid dreaming is both real and distinct from typical REM-sleep dreaming.
Arianna Huffington

My Q and A With William Dement, a True Sleep Studies Pioneer

Arianna Huffington | June 25, 2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. William C. Dement, a professor at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, is considered the father of sleep medicine. In answer to my questions, he spoke about his early interest in sleep studies, the scientists who inspired him and how the study of sleep has evolved over half a century. Here is a transcript of our conversation.
Van Winkle's

Is It Bedtime for Benzos?

Van Winkle's | June 26, 2015 | Science
For decades, doctors have been setting people on a road to dependency and addiction by ignoring or downplaying benzos' well-known dark side. It's a dark side their profession has had plenty of time and cause to acknowledge and understand, because it's one benzos share with their predecessor, the barbiturate family.
Lindsey Banks

'Tanorexia' Is Real and I Lived to Tell About It

Lindsey Banks | June 24, 2015 | Healthy Living
Who gets skin cancer at 19 years old?! The worst part about the situation was that it was my own fault. I can't say that I did anything to protect myself from Melanoma. In fact, I did the opposite. I was addicted to tanning.
Riva Gdanski

AcroYoga, Why You Should Give it a Whirl

Riva Gdanski | June 21, 2015 | Healthy Living
Although a 'high flying whale' may sound like something right out of the supernatural, when performed in AcroYoga, it's a rather elegant looking pose. The partner-based practice incorporates elements of acrobatics, yoga, and Thai massage, and has become increasingly popular among yoga and non-yoga practitioners alike. And while many of...
Don Saladino

How to Know What Type of Fitness Training Is for You

Don Saladino | June 19, 2015 | Healthy Living
At the end of the day, training has got to be enjoyable. Even for my professional athletes who do this for a living, I find we have to keep things fun and interesting. So pick a goal and get focused, but always remember to have fun!
Mike Lean

The Truth About Obesity

Mike Lean | June 18, 2015 | UK Lifestyle
Medical consequences of obesity, accumulating gradually, mostly over the age of 40, affect every organ system of the body, precipitating and aggravating chronic illnesses (the most devastating being diabetes), CHD and several major cancers. More importantly for obese people, it leads to physical disabilities - breathlessness, asthma, fatigue, arthritis, back pain. Once obese, people commonly experience feelings of shame, self-reproach and inadequacy. Thus depression and anxiety compound the ill.
Kayla Matthews

Beginning Runners: 7 Myths You Should Know

Kayla Matthews | June 17, 2015 | Healthy Living
Perhaps you searched websites and purchased a few specialty running magazines to help you get off to a strong start. That's generally a solid approach when it comes to learning about something new, but there are some pervasive myths that could confuse you as a beginning runner. Here are just a few of them:
Arianna Huffington

My Q and A With James Proud, Creator of the Sense Sleep and Bedroom Tracker

Arianna Huffington | June 16, 2015 | Healthy Living
James Proud is the founder and CEO of Hello, the maker of Sense, a bedside device that tracks your sleep and your sleeping environment. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on why what you keep in your bedroom matters, the link between sleep and decision-making, and the potential of new tech tools can improve our lives.
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