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Dr. Samantha Boardman

Should You Marry That Guy?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Samantha Boardman MD

Should you marry that guy? Should you take that job offer in Seattle? Should you go back to school? For many people, important decisions like these are sources of dread and anxiety. They dominate our thoughts during the day and keep us up at night.

The Fountain of Youth

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

If you care about aging well, Dan Buettner is your man. For more than a decade, Buettner has been traveling the world in search of the world's longevi...

Does Art Matter?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 04.15.2015 | Arts
Samantha Boardman MD

The intellectual, social, emotional, and empathetic value of a piece of art may be hard to measure but are undeniable. A recent study found that students who visited an art museum demonstrated greater knowledge, critical thinking and empathy than those who didn't.

How Losing Helps You Win

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

One strategy to overcome the Trophy Industrial Complex is to encourage healthy competition. This is not an oxymoron. Competition can bring out the best in both children and adults.

Forget Willpower: A Smarter Strategy to Resist Temptation

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

The thing is, it takes a great deal of energy and effort to combat "hot" emotional impulses with cognitive cool thinking. Plus, suppressing emotions is stressful and takes a toll physically and emotionally.

6 Lessons Great White Sharks Can Teach Us About Life

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

A vigilant focus when swimming with sharks is essential for survival. Paying attention to what matters in life is essential too -- part of this is recognizing that first impressions aren't always correct.

Modern Manners

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Being mindful of our surroundings and appreciating the beauty around us, cleaning up our messes and someone else's are ways to show our respect for the world we live in.

The Art and Science of Flirting

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Truly listening involves hearing what the person is saying and also paying attention to their non-verbal communication. Respond by paraphrasing and reflecting on the conversation to move it forward -- it shows them you genuinely care about what they have to say.

Do You Have a Job, Career or Calling?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

One person might say, "I am laying bricks," a second might say, "I am building a wall," and a third might say, "I am creating a cathedral." All three share the same day-to-day labor, it is the perspective that differs.

Charisma 101

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Indeed, some people are so magnetic that we feel a gravitational pull towards them. We describe this quality as "charisma" and most people think of it as something you are either born with or not. In fact, charisma is a skill that can be learned.

Rethink Time Management: 11 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Modern conveniences like vacuum cleaners, super-turbo hairdryers and electronic juicers make life easier. The irony is that everyone feels pressed for time. The following recommendations are not going to add more hours to your day but they may alter how you think about and value time.

9 Tips For A More Productive Morning

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Productive people know that mornings are a great time for getting things done. And science shows that willpower is greatest in the morning. So take advantage of it and do the things that require self-discipline, like going to the gym or doing your taxes, early in the day.