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A Year of Lessons: What I Learned From Working and Traveling in Chile, Turkey and Myanmar

Women’s iLab | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Women’s iLab

Working, living, and generally spending all of our time together with these people, often in challenging environments, tested our patience and raised our threshold for stress and aptitude. It was simultaneously the most challenging and the most rewarding year of my life.

How Do You Want to See the World?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

My parents' caution was well-meaning, but it left me with a sense of anxiety and a pervasive belief that doom and catastrophe are always right around the corner.

Liquid Diets Are Not My Cup of Tea

Melanie Young | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I just don't find the appeal of a liquid meal as pleasurable as eating -- and chewing -- real food. I'd rather boost my energy taking a walk outside, doing yoga, getting a good night's sleep and eating a delicious meal prepared with farm fresh vegetables and fruits and lean proteins.

5 Pieces Of Advice From A Recovering 'Type A'

Amanda Walkins | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Walkins

You see, I am a recovering Type A personality. It's something I'll never truly leave behind because it's such a part of me. But I proactively choose to mitigate these issues in my life now. Having read their list of "11 Things Every Type A Person Wants You To Know," I would like to offer the following five easy changes every Type A person can make to enjoy life more.

Why I Finally Finished Creating a Mandala Coloring Book I Had Worked on for Almost a Decade

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sky Mandala Marcano

To be honest I saw a bunch of people talking about coloring books for adults. Realizing the enjoyment people were getting from coloring. I started t...

10 Rules Fit People Live By

Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living

By Catherine DiBenedetto Personal trainer Joel Harper has spent two decades helping his clients (from Olympic medalists to Dr. Oz) reach their ...

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,...

10 Ways You Really Can Change the World

Sheridan Kesselman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheridan Kesselman

Things seem pretty dismal, and you feel helpless, a victim who can't help, can't bring about change, but you're wrong, you absolutely can and if you follow these 10 steps, I promise that you will.

Simplicity Works in Cancer Prevention -- For You and Your Kids

Graham A. Colditz | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Graham A. Colditz

The good news, though, is that hidden in the crush of research studies are very simple steps that we know help lower the risk of cancer. In fact, half of all cancers could be prevented just by doing things like: eating a healthy diet, exercising, keeping weight in check, not smoking.

5 Ways to Save Your Eyes From Screen Fatigue

Popular Mechanics | Alexander George | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

My obsession with eyestrain started in junior high. Within a year of getting my first laptop, I had to be fitted for my first pair of glasses. From th...

32 Ways to Reclaim Your Sanity When a Move Goes Terribly Wrong

Mary Novaria | Posted 05.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Novaria

They say moving is one of life's greatest stressors -- right up there with death and divorce. I'd like to see the stats on moving as a cause of deat...

Drumming Improves Quality of Life in Many Ways

Rose Caiola | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

I found that drumming tapped into the beat of my heart; it reminded me of hearing my child's heartbeat while in my womb. The beat of the drum slowly became hypnotic, my body began to move rhythmically along with it, and within moments I was transported to another place in time. It was peaceful, calming.

The Possible Disease-Fighter in Your Spice Rack: The Many Benefits of Turmeric

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When it comes to most types of cancer, Southeast Asia tends to have lower rates of incidence compared to the rest of the world. (1) What's their secre...

How to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

Alejandra Aguirre | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Alejandra Aguirre

We all know that working out is good for us and we should do it more often, but sometimes we just can't find the motivation. In my 30 years of teaching fitness classes, I've noticed a few things that help in the motivation department.

Why I Stopped Dreaming of Vacations and Made a New Life Instead

Lindsey Banks | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Banks

We quit our jobs, sold a lot of our material things (which was a lot harder than I ever imagined), and started figuring out ways to cut costs. We had no jobs waiting for us at our destination, just some passions to pursue.

10 Ways To Let Go Of The Need To Control

Lauren Stahl | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

Often times, the path we so desperately want to be on is not the most valuable or productive one. Letting go of control means more joy, freedom, peace, connection and support. So here are 10 ways to let go of control and embrace the art of surrender.

6 Phrases A Chronic Illness Sufferer Would Rather Hear You Say

Chanel White | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

While it is a nice sentiment to point out that we are tenacious individuals that can handle what life throws at us, it is more comforting to us when you acknowledge the times we feel overwhelmed and lost.

Why I Love My Age

Chris Freytag | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Freytag

What do I like about being 49? Like a fine wine, we can all grow better with age. With 50 around the corner, I know what's important. Not to be doom and gloom, but I'm reaching the mile marker, the midpoint of life, and I want the rest of my years to be happy.

Are You Hunching Over Your Desk Right Now?

Allure | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Allure

Are you standing or sitting up straight right now? You should strive to be, since having good posture is an indication of how healthy you are mentally and physically. I asked Lindsay Newitter, who teaches the Alexander Technique, a method of holding and moving the body without tension, to give us some advice on how to achieve better posture.

Stop Everything and Do These Stretches

SELF | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
SELF

Consider this your reminder to stop what you're doing, unroll your yoga mat and take a few minutes to give your body a little love.

Patterns of Performance: What We All Can Learn From the Practices of Elite Athletes

Brad Stulberg | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Brad Stulberg

Performance is performance, whether it is a ballerina perfecting a pirouette, a pitcher throwing a flawless curve-ball, or an author devising the perfect prose. While narrowing focus within a particular field is required to gain expertise, looking across domains -- in this case, from intellect to athletics -- is useful to unlock novel performance insights.

Another Peek Behind the Curtain: How a Psychiatrist Diagnoses and Treats Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

One of the most important things is understanding the difference between mental illness and wellness. The more we talk about mental health the way we talk about physical health, the more we can decrease the stigma and shame that often impedes those in our communities from getting the help that they need. Please share your stories, join the discussion and stay tuned!

Preventing Cancer

Howard A. Zucker, MD | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Howard A. Zucker, MD

Cancer has touched all of us in one way or another. Whether it was a relative, a colleague, or a neighbor, we all know someone who has experienced the anxiety of waiting for test results, endured the rigors of chemotherapy, or felt the heartache of death in cancer's unrelenting grip.

Meditation And Yoga May Ease Diseases That Cause Gut Pain

Washington Post | Esha Day | Posted 05.19.2015 | World

If you thought meditation was good only for your emotional well-being, think again: A new study suggests it may also alleviate the symptoms of two gut...

50 Years Of Sexist Pharma Ads May Actually Affect Who Gets Treated For Depression

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living

(Photo credit: Serax) Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 1967 While vintage advertising usually conjures images of...