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Todd Kashdan

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Are You Really an Introvert? Extrovert?

Todd Kashdan | October 1, 2014 | Healthy Living
It is easy to talk about introverts and extroverts as if there is a clear divide between two groups of people. It is easy to take a test and pigeonhole ourselves as one or the other. In reality, we ignore the power of the situation.
Lottie V. Ryan

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The Brighter Side of Living With Chronic Illness: 6 Amazing Things You Know Better Than Most

Lottie V. Ryan | October 1, 2014 | Healthy Living
The diagnosis of any chronic illness comes with much you wish you didn't have to carry, and suffer with, for the rest of your life. Your chronic illness also teaches you many great things that offer enormous reward in life, and sometimes it's good to take a moment to acknowledge this brighter side of your existence.
Dr. Tim Mainardi

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How to Live With a Pet Allergy Without Getting Rid of Your Pet

Dr. Tim Mainardi | October 1, 2014 | Healthy Living
Environmental changes, medications and allergen immunotherapy are effective strategies that can help pet allergy sufferers to treat their symptoms and live with a pet allergy while still keeping their best friend around.
Alexandra Nyfors

Bipolar Stories: Real-Life Experiences

Alexandra Nyfors | October 1, 2014 | Healthy Living
I'm settled into the first stability I have ever had as an adult. I have been living in the same place for the longest time since I left my childhood home. I am mostly glad I decided to live, and vastly grateful that I managed to pay into Social Security every year from the age of 15 to the age of 53. Most of all, it is good to live without hiding.
Kristen Houghton

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Sometimes It Pays to Be a B*tch

Kristen Houghton | September 30, 2014 | Women
If being a bitch means that you are a woman who expects respect, who is a force to be reckoned with in business, politics and in life in general; if it means that you can be forceful when needed, make serious decisions and be a leader, then it is a positive affirmation.
Danny Baker

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Fifteen Things People Who Are Happy Do Differently

Danny Baker | September 30, 2014 | UK Lifestyle
Everybody will make mistakes - in their career, in their relationships, with their finances, and in every other facet of their life. But happy people make sure they learn from their mistakes and from difficult times so they don't continue to repeat themselves over and over and over again.
Dr Sally Norton

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Simply Cut the Calories And Lose Weight? Wrong!

Dr Sally Norton | September 30, 2014 | UK Lifestyle
If you want to lose weight and improve your health, you just have to cut the calories you eat, right? Wrong. Research shows that replacing processed food with 'real', locally-sourced options can boost your health, and help you to lose weight!
Joanne L. Harpel, M.Phil., J.D.

Food for Thought on Yom Kippur: Suicide and Mental Illness

Joanne L. Harpel, M.Phil., J.D. | September 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
I'm often asked whether suicide is a "choice," and of course in some literal sense it is. Yet it's a decision profoundly influenced by the hopelessness, distorted thinking, and compromised decision-making that can result from serious mental illnesses.
Wendy Reese

Letting It Go

Wendy Reese | September 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
Yoga is a practice, one that helps us live more balanced, flexible, and strong off the mat. Some days are easier than others, for sure. The trick is to keep showing up, softening, and practicing the art of yoga.
Michael Neill

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Are You Addicted to Success?

Michael Neill | September 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
I read a magazine profile a few years back on the actor Charlie Sheen where he said "the only thing I'm addicted to at the moment is winning." One assumes he was joking, but in some ways, that might be an accurate description of the experience of many of us...
Thai Nguyen

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40 Little Decisions That Will Deeply Enrich Your Life

Thai Nguyen | September 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
Image Credit: Pixabay. It's a blistering 30 degrees outside, Michael is walking down the street in shorts and a T-shirt. Many drive past, curiously looking at him. But one family turns the car around. With that little decision, everyone's life...
Kayla Matthews

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How to Stay Positive When You're Unemployed

Kayla Matthews | September 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
You are definitely more than just a job title. Focus on the aspects of who you are that you like the most and seek to fulfill them on a daily basis. You'll feel better about yourself and your situation, and maybe you'll even develop a healthier perspective about your identity than you had when you were working full time.
Marnia Robinson

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Boys and Porn: A Moving Target

Marnia Robinson | September 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
"By the time they find real partners, perhaps as much as a decade later, some guys discover they have trained intensely... for the wrong sport."
Jeanne Dennis

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Palliative Care or Hospice? It's Not About Giving Up

Jeanne Dennis | September 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
Mrs. G., a woman in her 50s, had been receiving disease-directed care for her breast cancer, but her condition reached a point where the treatment was not only failing to have the desired effect, but was also greatly limiting her quality of life. The cancer had metastasized into her liver,...
Paula Puryear Martin

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Finding Paradise

Paula Puryear Martin | September 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
Paradise as a state of mind. It is a state of consciousness. It is a place we can inhabit anytime we want. Paradise is a myth (in Milton's Paradise Lost, in the book of Revelation, where paradise comes to us in the form...
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

Time to Let the Sunshine In

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | September 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
By AARP Executive Vice President Debra Whitman, Ph.D. and AARP Director of Health Services Research Leigh Purvis Starting today, AARP members and consumers of all ages will be able to get a better idea of what may be driving their health care provider's decisions thanks to...
Wray Herbert

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Apple or Ice Cream? The Mechanics of a Healthy Choice

Wray Herbert | September 30, 2014 | Science
Why is dietary self-control so difficult, even when we know full well what's at stake and what's right? It's not helpful at all to say simply that some people have more willpower. What's going on, at the most fundamental cognitive level, that leads to good and bad dietary decisions?
Julia Fehrenbacher

Hold Out Your Hand

Julia Fehrenbacher | September 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
Let's forget the world for a while fall back and back into the hush and holy of now are you listening? This breath invites you to write the first word of your new story your new...
Mimi Darmstadter

Socrates Over Milk and Cookies: Asking the Best Questions

Mimi Darmstadter | September 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
So, in the school spirit of deeper inquiry, ask yourself if the questions that you ask -- of others or yourself -- would disappoint Socrates.
Dean Dauphinais

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Forgiving My Alcoholic Father: Better Late Than Never

Dean Dauphinais | September 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
Forty-plus years of resentment and hatred toward my father, and it all disappeared in what my wife described as "a God moment." I always thought my dad would die and I would feel the resentment and hatred until the day I died. But that all changed in a few seconds when I told my dad I loved him -- and actually meant it.
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