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To Connect with Nature, Live in the City

Jared Green | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green
Jared Green

"We need density but we also need connections to nature," said University of Virginia professor Timothy Beatley, at an event at the University of the ...

Don't Drink Milk? Here Are Some Great Alternatives

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

If you are hanging on to the cow's milk for calcium reasons alone, rest assured that its not your only option. There are plenty of options that can be even better for you than dairy.

5 Scientific Reasons You Should Go On Vacation

O, The Oprah Magazine | Joann Pan | Posted 05.26.2016 | OWN

Discover the incredible physical and emotional perks of planning your next trip. Americans ditched roughly half their earned vacation days in 2014, a...

7 Fitness Myths -- The Real Story

Jacqueline Gikow | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Gikow

As a beginner, you may become a victim of oversimplified concepts and half-truths. The problem for most people is just getting started. (As if getting off the couch isn't hard enough!) These 7 myth-busters will help you make smart choices and find real ways to meet your fitness objectives.

3 Reasons Why Working Out at Night Will Help You Tone Up Faster

SELF | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living

If working out first thing doesn't jibe with your schedule, all is not lost.

7 Beneficial Secrets of Vegetable Oil

Sam Cohen | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Sam Cohen

Some vegetable oils that are extracted from the seeds or a different fruit can be classified by the source, such as it being "nut" oil. Many times, vegetable oils are used for cooking, but other categories could be that they are used for cosmetics, fuel, or medical purposes.

10 Parks That Changed America

Jared Green | Posted 03.30.2016 | Impact
Jared Green

PBS will broadcast a new documentary, 10 Parks That Changed America, on April 12th. Produced by WTTW in Chicago and featuring Geoffrey Baer, the show identifies the 10 most influential urban parks in the country, from the era of America's early settlers to the present day.

When Government Flexes Its Employer Muscle

David Sandman | Posted 03.09.2016 | New York
David Sandman

Private employers all across the country are experimenting with ways to improve their employees' health and achieve more value for their health care dollars.

'Sleep Levitation' Photos Show The Exquisite Bliss Of Bedtime

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 03.06.2016 | Healthy Living

There are few things more satisfying than crawling into bed after a long day. Despite that fact, busy schedules make it increasingly easy to think of ...

Your BFF Might Be The Key To Your Good Health | Posted 01.20.2017 | Healthy Living

By Jacqueline Andriakos Research has long shown that friendship is essential for your physical and mental well-being. Having a social network can l...

Coal Miner's Union Wins Big Victory For Retired Members

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business

There's some good news and some bad news this week for coal miners who retired from the ill-fated Patriot Coal company. The world's largest private co...

This Sunny Yellow Face Mask Harnesses a Seriously Powerful Ingredient

Thrive Market | Posted 11.12.2016 | Women
Thrive Market

Photo Credit: Alicia Cho, Thrive Market By Dana Poblete for Thrive Market For thousands of years, Indian brides have traditionally used a special co...

Repeal the 'Cadillac Tax' to Protect Quality Health Benefits

Rep. Joe Courtney | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
Rep. Joe Courtney

Because the Cadillac tax will undercut benefits and punish employees who participate in FSA and HSA plans, patients will bear more upfront costs when they seek out medical care. That means more patients will forgo primary care, routine checkups, and treatment at the first signs of illness.

Jersey City Becomes First City in New Jersey to Offer Trans-Inclusive Health Benefits

Barbra Siperstein | Posted 09.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Barbra Siperstein

It is one thing to advocate for policy or legislation for which there is no cost, another to proactively take responsibility for finding additional funds for a small, misunderstood minority.

The Power of Gratitude

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 07.30.2016 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

Gratitude is a simple notion, yet one that we formally honor but once a year. But how does gratitude color our lives when we're not sitting around a table laden with turkey, stuffing and candied yams? When did you last pause to recognize and acknowledge the many things for which you are grateful?

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

Posted 05.24.2015 | Healthy Living

By Dan Buettner For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity -- regions we call Blue Zones, whe...

Get Outside: 3 Outdoor Archery Games to Try This Summer

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.18.2016 | Sports
Brandi Megan Granett

Unlike the single-distance, climate-controlled environments of indoor archery, outdoor archery offers an unpredictable mix of terrain and weather at varying distances to challenge your shooting skills.

The Secret to Successful Wellness Programs

Krista Yoder Latortue | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Krista Yoder Latortue

While studies continue to emerge regarding best practices for employee engagement, one thing is clear; Prevention is effective and has become the nucleus of wellness programs. But how do we ensure the prevention programs we are putting into place will work?

11 Reasons Your Crazy Cat Obsession Makes You Happier And Healthier

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Feline fans, rejoice: Your cat isn't just a cute and cuddly ball of fluff -- he's also incredibly good for your health. Even pet owners who prefer ...

The Joy of Laughter

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 04.14.2015 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

It lifts our spirits and makes us feel happy. Laughter is a contagious emotion. It can bring people together. It can help us feel more alive and empowered. When you laugh, you transcend the physical aspects of your life and your troubles.

9 Reasons Not To Abandon The Art Of The Handwritten Letter

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living

Nowadays we rarely pick up a pen and paper to communicate with one another, but it might not be wise for us to trade this long-standing, cultural prac...

Using Health Care to Fuel Your Company's Growth

John Bowen | Posted 03.08.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we have the power to fundamentally redesign health care within our companies -- and turn what's traditionally been an expensive burden into a tool to generate stronger growth and healthier, happier employees. But to get there, we have to rethink our approach.

How Can I Use Extra Money in My FSA?

Christina LaMontagne | Posted 01.11.2015 | Money
Christina LaMontagne

When you're under pressure to spend or lose your FSA balance at the end of the year, you may end up using those pre-tax dollars for goods and services you wouldn't normally need. But don't let last year's mistakes prevent you from taking advantage of this opportunity to save in the future.

Drug Distributor Punishes Vets While Receiving Billions From VA

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

McKesson Corp. is the nation's largest drug distributor and earns roughly $4 billion a year serving as the primary pharmaceutical vendor for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. But it doesn't pay employees like Claude Hickerson, a veteran himself, enough to afford health care.

Jeffrey Young

It's Not Your Imagination, Your Health Insurance Has Gotten Worse | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business

A quiet revolution happened to your job-based health benefits and you may not have noticed. It's happened gradually, but insurance looks a lot differe...