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Amy Morin

7 Ways People With Phenomenal Mental Toughness Combat Stress

Amy Morin | August 1, 2015 | Healthy Living
While stress causes some people to crumble, mentally strong people continue to thrive in the midst of added tension.
Rosie Osmun

10 Ways You Can Make Your Mattress Last Longer

Rosie Osmun | August 1, 2015 | Healthy Living
Mattress lifespan depends on many factors, but following these best practices can help ensure that you enjoy years of healthy sleep and that your investment lasts as long as possible.
Leigh Weingus

I Did Hot Yoga With 98 Degrees and It Crushed My Teenage Dreams

Leigh Weingus | August 1, 2015 | Healthy Living
Even though it didn't live up to my very high expectations for all things yoga and 98 Degrees, at the end of the day I still get to say I did hot yoga with 98 Degrees. Hey, that's pretty cool.
Amisha Bhavsar

Overwhelmed? Four Ways to Calm Down and Simplify

Amisha Bhavsar | July 31, 2015 | UK Lifestyle
Are you over scheduling and overloading your to-do list? Keep over scheduling and overloading, and you'll end up feeling overwhelmed. When overwhelm happens, it distorts our reasoning and response-ability. It also clouds the mind from clear thinking and, as a result, not much gets done, even though we may have lots to do.
Betty Taylor

Vicky's Story

Betty Taylor | July 31, 2015 | Crime
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness website, more than half of all jail and prison inmates have a recent history or symptoms of a mental health problem. An estimated 31 percent of women and 14.5 percent of men in jails have a serious mental illness.
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

4 Ways to Curb Your Inner Critic

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | July 31, 2015 | Healthy Living
"Mediocre." "Procrastinator." "Wavering." This is how my friend described herself -- and I was stunned. She is, in fact, successful, beautiful and somehow manages to bake goodies for her family in her free time. Yes, bake! (I am baffled, because I do not...
Chanel White

Why Phrases Like 'Dream, Believe, Achieve' Never Stuck With Me

Chanel White | July 31, 2015 | Healthy Living
I myself believe strongly in the power of miracles, however, I will not put my life on hold for something that may not manifest itself in my lifetime. I would much rather be prepared for the wreckage, than live in fear of it.
Anne F. Glauber

For the Most Lethal Cancer: Find the Best Science

Anne F. Glauber | July 31, 2015 | Healthy Living
Staying on top of what is happening in leading scientific research is a lifeline for all pancreatic cancer patients and families. We have the most lethal cancer, and yet only 2 percent of the federal funding is directed to pancreatic cancer research!
Tyler Tervooren

Good Advice Will Kill Your Dreams

Tyler Tervooren | July 31, 2015 | Healthy Living
When you're trying to orchestrate a major change in your life, it can get a little scary. It's a very natural reaction to look for advice from people you trust, but you need to be very careful about what you ask for, and even more careful of who you ask for it.
 Jamie Walker

10 Tips for a Healthy Road Trip

Jamie Walker | July 31, 2015 | Healthy Living
So to help you stay healthy and active on your next road trip, here are 10 tips that will make it easier to stay on track with your fitness and health goals:
Tiffany Kairos

Burden

Tiffany Kairos | July 31, 2015 | Healthy Living
If you have epilepsy and if you're thinking about your independence, if it hurts that there are some things that you need a little help doing since becoming diagnosed, don't allow it to consume you not a second longer. It's okay to ask for help.
Science of Us

What It's Like to Have Severe Sleep Paralysis

Science of Us | July 31, 2015 | Healthy Living
In sleep paralysis, this normal function turns terrifying. The experience is often accompanied by some kind of hallucination, usually something scary; people report feeling as if they're being pinned down by a huge weight on their chest
Lisa Firestone

The Value of Sadness

Lisa Firestone | July 31, 2015 | Healthy Living
If we choose to feel our emotions -- to let them move through us -- we make better choices about our actions and lead a more goal-directed life. We can learn to accept that we need our pure and real feelings, because they connect us to ourselves, what we love and what we want.
Julie Chen, M.D.

Raise a Glass? The Story Behind Alcohol and Breast Cancer

Julie Chen, M.D. | July 31, 2015 | Healthy Living
It all largely depends on your own personal risks for breast cancer and comfort level. Alcohol's effect on breast cancer risk does exist, although more studies are needed to fully define just how much.
Caroline Posner

Choosing Psychiatric Dependence

Caroline Posner | July 31, 2015 | Healthy Living
Ms. Spechler lends, perhaps unintentionally, to the widespread paranoia about medication dependence: Truly relying on medication, our fearful culture would have it, limits our capacity for true health. Dependence is not, however, a categorical evil.
Jane Simon, M.D.

Prejudice: A Dangerous Defense Mechanism

Jane Simon, M.D. | July 31, 2015 | Healthy Living
"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason. For its many negative outcomes, it...
Robert C. Jameson

What's the Difference Between Judgement and Evaluation?

Robert C. Jameson | July 31, 2015 | Healthy Living
A friend of mine once told me that next to every truth stands a lie, that one person's ceiling is another's floor, and that to follow a truth is like walking a razor's edge -- it's easy to fall off in error. I find defining the difference between evaluation and judgment to be in this fine-line category.
Julia Wells

5 Tips for Making New Girlfriends

Julia Wells | July 31, 2015 | Healthy Living
Almost every woman I've talked to agrees that they'd love more friends, but have a hard time finding and making new friends as an adult.
Kasia Wezowski

How to Deal With Fear? Fear, Mindset and a New Life

Kasia Wezowski | July 31, 2015 | Healthy Living
I believe that the mindset can affect whether we experience fear or not. You can live in two completely different realities depending on if you feel fear or not. Fear is narrowing your perspective as if you were in a dark valley all the time. On the other hand if...
Greatist

Why Everyone Should Unplug More Often

Greatist | July 31, 2015 | Healthy Living
Scheduling regular "rest time" in the form of unplugging makes sense--like a muscle, the brain needs recovery time in order to develop and grow (and in this case, retain new memories). In fact, shutting off completely may be crucial.
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