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Paul Spector, M.D.


Get Up, Stand Up: Stand Up for Your Life

Paul Spector, M.D. | September 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
Chairs are killing us. Prolonged sitting has been recognized as a major health hazard. A new study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine takes this connection to another level. Reductions in sitting time appeared to have greater impact...
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC


6 Ways Infertility Prepared Me for Parenthood

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | September 19, 2014 | Parents
In the end, I can't really tell you the exact combination of diet changes and baby magic that caused us to conceive a child. What I can say is that those four years of infertility prepared me for the Adventure of Parenthood in six very specific ways.
Todd Kashdan


Why Do People Develop Anxiety and Depression Problems?

Todd Kashdan | September 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
When we attempt to divorce ourselves from pain, we end up feeling nothing pleasurable or meaningful at all. When we better understand, tolerate, and harness distressing thoughts and feelings, and become aware of the situations when they are helpful, we become empowered.
Wray Herbert


The Graying of Trauma: Revisiting Vietnam's POWs

Wray Herbert | September 19, 2014 | Science
An extraordinarily stressful experience, such as war captivity in early adulthood, can reverberate throughout a lifetime and influence later well-being, but many factors shape the outcome.
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.


Dare to Be 100: Get Smart, Live Long

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | September 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
I am a geriatrician, a physician who studies those things that get in the way of any of us living all of our fully allotted 100 years. Numerous risk factors have been securely identified. Smoking being the most evident. Gluttony and sloth both shorten life. High risk occupations (miners), inability...
Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW


What's Damaging About Fat-Shaming: The Last Acceptable Form of Bias

Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW | September 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
Seemingly, progress is being made toward a world where, legally and socially, it's understood that all people have a right to be respected. Except, perhaps, those who are overweight. Sadly there are still many people who make fun of, shame or otherwise mistreat others who weigh more than they do.
J. Kate Franklin


Grace and Goodness

J. Kate Franklin | September 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
I'm happy for you, your fancy car, your big house, your status handbag, your Rolex, whatever, but I worry about your heart. And I worry about mine too. We're all so busy, consumed by the frenzy of our lives that I worry about our ability to reboot, replenish, connect and really care.
Heather Strang


Why We're Afraid to Have What We Want (And What We Can Do About It)

Heather Strang | September 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
You are not alone on this journey of amazing living and claiming the fullness of your life experience. We are all in this together, and together we can bust through these self-imposed limitations and glass ceilings, and step further into the light of who we really are.
Adam Grant


How I Overcame the Fear of Public Speaking

Adam Grant | September 19, 2014 | Business
In the past year and a half, I've given over 100 keynote speeches and hundreds of presentations, and things have changed dramatically. I still get nervous occasionally, but public speaking is now one of my favorite activities. Here are the five steps that have been most helpful in reducing my anxiety.
Society for Women's Health Research

Not Just a Man's Disease -- Women Get Sleep Apnea Too!

Society for Women's Health Research | September 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
It is essential to educate both health care providers and the population at large on both the prevalence of OSA in women and its unique clinical presentation in order to recognize and appropriately treat women with OSA.
Matt Frazier

How to Finally Enjoy Running: The Non-Runner's Ultimate Guide

Matt Frazier | September 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
Runner or non-runner, whichever you call yourself, I've been there. And I think I've finally figured out that whole label thing. When running is fun -- when, even when it's hard, it comes easy -- that's when you feel like a runner.
Christopher King

Despite Headlines, Ebola Doesn't Yet Register Strongly in the Scientific Literature

Christopher King | September 18, 2014 | Science
The crisis of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, at this writing, continues to deepen, with the World Health Organization now reporting more than 3,600 cases, and deaths exceeding 1,800. And yet, despite the headlines and the notes of alarm, Ebola as a research topic remains a comparatively limited presence in the scientific literature.
Miriam Ava


I'm the Crystal (And So Are You): A Poem for Cold Times

Miriam Ava | September 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
I'm the crystal/ I'm the light/ Inextinguishable and bright
Sébastien Maillard

A Day in the Life of Pope Francis, Who Lives Behind This Gas Station

Sébastien Maillard | September 18, 2014 | World
Nothing can distract you in Santa Martha. When you enter the residence, where the Vatican accommodates some of its visitors, there is no Raphael fresco or Bernini sculptor to catch your eye. Just plain white walls and green plants on a tidily kept marble floor. The outside six-story facade and the inside lobby alike are as neutral and impartial as a clinic. Yet the one you may come across, in the elevator, is Pope Francis. He stays in Room 201 on the second floor. A young cardinal once found himself with the pope suddenly entering the lift. "Holy Father," he said most politely. Francis replied: "Holy Son!" The pope recently explained to journalists that he had insisted on taking the elevator alone, with no one on duty to accompany him: "My life is as normal as I can make it." And as normal as one of a priest, that he wants it to remain.
Christine Organ


How to Teach Our Children to Celebrate the Extraordinary Ordinary

Christine Organ | September 18, 2014 | Parents
We tell our kids that they can be whatever they want. We tell them to shoot for the stars. But in our quest to teach them to be strong and daring and, dare I say, extraordinary, I can't help but wonder if we are somehow forgetting to teach them to appreciate the ordinary?
The Active Times


The Fittest Colleges in America 2014

The Active Times | September 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
College--some say it's the best four years of your life, others say you won't remember most of it, but only one thing is for sure--college is the first big pillar of adult independence. Heading off to school is the initial opportunity for young adults to get out on their own...
Alison Elissa Cardy


3 Smart Workweek Hacks to Improve Your Monday to Friday

Alison Elissa Cardy | September 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
Try incorporating one of these ideas into your workweek this week. That extra bit of attention and care to your day to day should go a long way toward helping you have a better Monday through Friday.
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.


A Carrot or a Tan?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | September 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
Whenever I think about the good advice I just didn't take I'm ever so sorry I disregarded my mom's and couldn't resist the sun's afterglow -- like everyone else back then I wanted...
Vanessa Van Edwards


5 Habits of Exceptionally Charismatic People

Vanessa Van Edwards | September 18, 2014 | Women
A common misconception is that highly charismatic people are perfect. That their charisma comes from their superior, skills, income or looks. But this is not the case at all.
Kristen Houghton


Sometimes Your Happiness Depends On Walking Away

Kristen Houghton | September 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
Too often we focus so much on a door that has closed abruptly and unexpectedly in our faces that we don't realize that the world is full of other doors that are open to us. You won't find your happiness demanding that a certain closed and locked door reopen; all you will do is miss seeing alternate avenues of opportunities that are available to you.
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