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What I Want My Children to Know About Food and Fitness

Nicole Scott | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Scott

I try to live a healthy, well-balanced life, not just for me, but for them. I hope they don't have to experience these struggles -- instead, I hope they'll have a better starting point than the one I had when it comes to living a balanced life of food and fitness.

Signs That Thyroid Disease May Have Been Missed by Your Doctor

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

You needn't have a medical background to know my symptoms were not normal. My hairdresser was watching my hair fall out by the handfuls for months, and she kept asking me about potential thyroid issues.

The Struggle to Belong

Tim McDonald | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

Our society allows us to talk about depression openly when a celebrity or well-known person's struggle with it is revealed. That same society does not create a welcoming environment for an average person to talk about depression.

The 6 Keys to Living the Sweet Life

Chris LuVogt | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris LuVogt

Most of us want a better quality of life, happiness, and longevity. But few of us bother to really take note of how we are progressing towards these goals, and too often get caught up in the details of "life" while ignoring how well we are actually living. Luckily, there is a simple trick to help you stay on track and turn your life into a truly sweet one, and all it takes is a humble sticky note.

How I Got Healthy: Part One: Panic Attacks and a Work in Progress

Julie Sacks | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Sacks

While the anxiety attacks are gone, and I feel really great most of the time, I am still a work in progress. I am eager to embrace what's ahead for me as I continue to grow and evolve. I truly feel lucky to be happier and healthier, but always learning.

Is Your Weight Coming Back?

Margaret Marshall | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Take back your control. Don't be made to feel inferior by the commercialism of weight loss, the false promises, and the celebrities who are paid for their endorsements. A healthy weight loss is not a race, because there is no finish line.

6 Things The World Can Learn From France

Le Huffington Post | Sandra Lorenzo | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

French people don’t work hard enough. They’re haughty. They smell. But aside from these small flaws, the French have a few good things going for t...

Depression: The Everywhere And Everyone Illness

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Some day we will look back and wonder how we did not measure and treat depression, and other behavioral health disorders more effectively. We are on the transformation road now. It will be uphill and bumpy. So is all change.

7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Figs

SELF | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Known as the "fruit of the gods," figs are in season now, but they're nothing new. In season from from June to early Fall, the sweet fruit were used by the Greeks as signs of prosperity and for early Olympic training. For the food nerds among us, a mini fig tutorial.

The Right to Know Reader: Our Current Laws Do Not Protect You From Toxic Chemicals

Earthjustice | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green

Of the 80,000-plus chemicals that have been approved to be on the market in the United States, approximately 17,000 are "secret." If you believe that our current laws and regulations protect you and your family from all these chemicals, you are mistaken.

5 Lessons Learned From Leaving Facebook

Audra Rundle | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Audra Rundle

Facebook, I don't hate you, but I don't miss you either. We had a nice run, and I learned a thing or two from my time with you, but I think it's time we broke up. I'm in love with the world instead.

Why Being #1 Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

Anthony Meindl | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Meindl

I went to Wimbledon earlier this year and I was also lucky to have watched the bikers in the Tour De France cycle past me at an incredibly fast clip. ...

The Naked Truth: A Closer Look at Ourselves

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa M. Sodeika

Are you comfortable in your own skin? I'm referring to being comfortable with your figurative self, stripped of any material belongings that distinguish you and boost your self-esteem.

A Good Night's Sleep Could Help Get Homeless People Off The Streets

The Atlantic | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact

“Joe,” a man who has been homeless several times, knows how difficult it can be to get enough sleep without permanent housing. “Where and how...

5 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Life

Ellie Savoy | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellie Savoy

Born and raised in England by parents who liked to keep things simple, I somehow ended up over-reaching and over-stressing in my life. My weight increased annually along with my stress and exhaustion levels. Simplicity has thankfully returned to my life over the past three years.

Why President Obama Deserves A Vacation, Too

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Everybody deserves a vacation, even the President of the United States. Eric Rutkow, a historian and author, joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Mo...

You're Not Really Doing That, Are You?

David Kirsch | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kirsch

So, as I was making my morning rounds at the Madison Square Club this morning, I saw a couple of things that inspired me to write this impromptu blog....

6 Lessons Great White Sharks Can Teach Us About Life

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 08.12.2014 | 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.

44 Favors You Can Do For Someone With Cancer

Elana Miller, MD | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Elana Miller, MD

When a person first gets a cancer diagnosis, they're often so overwhelmed they have no idea how to ask for help or what to ask for -- but they sure need it. Make your friend's life easier by anticipating her needs and giving tangible, much-needed support. Here is a list of the top favors people did for me that made my day (and made my life much easier!) after my cancer diagnosis.

Are There Other Options Besides Medications for Gout and Osteoarthritis?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Obesity and being overweight are linked to higher disease state complications and progression of both gout and osteoarthritis. So getting yourself into target weight is important for joint health.

What to Do During a Slow Period: Shift From Worry to Opportunity and Strengthen Your Business Strategy

Ciara Pressler | Posted 08.11.2014 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

Want to emerge from a slow period with a stronger business? Here are my top 10 recommendations for what to attack and where to focus your attention.

Why You Should Stop Feeling Guilty About 'Me Time'

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

You won't always have time for a 90-minute yoga session so remember that wellness comes in different shapes and sizes. You can do something as simple as reading an entertaining blog for 10 minutes or finding a healthy recipe to try this weekend.

My Three Life Secrets to Thriving

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Caitlin Roberson

Action influences emotions, which crystalize beliefs. These in turn inspire us to pursue what we hope for with that much more joy, focus and hope. That's what these three practices do for me.

Nurse, It's Me -- I'm Behind the Computer Screen

Dana Gottesman | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana Gottesman

Computerized medical files definitely close the gap in information gathering and data collection, but how is it actually affecting the patient/practitioner relationship?

7 Healthy Tex-Mex Ideas for Your Next Summer Fiesta

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 08.07.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

Since it happens to be bikini season, why not trade in the usual carne asada for a few taco fillings that are a little less, er, filling?