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Do You Have Metabol-Envy?

Lauren Slayton | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Slayton

Yesterday, I sat with a friend, and she said if she could have one wish it would be to be able to eat whatever she wanted and not gain weight. I clari...

Heat Up Your Intimacy by Cooking Together

Gina Keatley | Posted 01.30.2015 | Taste
Gina Keatley

There is no escaping it -- Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and those chalky candy hearts staring at you in the drug store are proof of it. ...

Vegetarianism: Dirty Little Secrets

Lorie Eber | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

I eat mostly vegetables and fruit, some complex carbs and small amounts of fish and chicken. Ironically, I am much closer to being a true vegetarian today than I ever was when I declared myself one as a naïve teenager.

Two Different Paths to Obesity and What They Have in Common

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

It's hard to tease apart metabolic vs. hedonic causes for obesity, and impossible to change the underlying genetics leading to each susceptibility. Both mechanisms explain why it's so hard to lose weight and keep it off.

Lessons From Chronic Pain

M. Shin | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
M. Shin

One of the hardest aspects about living with an invisible disability is that people, usually through no fault of their own, just do not get it. Some people find it incredibly difficult to understand that someone who has no apparent disability could be in pain.

Everything We Really Need to Know About Social Media We Learned in Kindergarten

Janine Francolini | Posted 01.29.2015 | Technology
Janine Francolini

It seems like such a simple idea, to play nice with others. But too often we know social media is associated with meanness. It doesn't have to be that way. It's possible to have social media with soul.

4 Not-So-Secret Secrets to Nail Down Your Unhealthy Eating and Unhealthy Lifestyle Habits Once and for All

Carol Egan | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Egan

Once firmly confident that you've nailed your new healthy habit down, begin again with a new goal. But the coolest thing about the success you just created? It's literally like fuel in your cells and psyche to drive you in creating success again and again.

Time for an Energy Audit

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

This exercise will give you a chance to view your life as the force of energy that you are. When you're done, you'll have a clearer view into the things that cost and feed your energy, along with things that help you conserve it. This kind of awareness is the essential beginning of any change.

Are You Giving Your Body Its Best Shot at a Long, Healthy Life?

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Judi Sheppard Missett

Think of your health like a savings account. Are you saving for a rainy day? There's so much we can do right now to contribute to our future wellbeing and longevity. Ask yourself these questions to get on track for a long, happy, healthy life.

6 Ways We Can Use Taste and Smell to Optimize Our Nutrition

Healthy Harlequin | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Healthy Harlequin

Though talks of tongue and smell might not be the trendiest of health news at the moment, they are no doubt the senses that are most intimately linked to our nutrition -- and therefore indispensable to our everyday journey towards better health.

Your Weight Is Just a Symptom

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

Getting to the root of your weight issue will begin your healing process to total body freedom forever. You deserve that.

Teaching Kids Good Sleeping Habits Early Can Keep Them Healthy For Years To Come

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

Most adults don't have great sleep patterns and probably don't want that to trickle down to their children. By practicing good sleep habits early, you can keep kids healthy and resting well into their adulthood and also get some better sleep yourself in the process.

Finding Harmony in 2015, Part 1

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 01.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jodi B. Katzman

So far, I've engaged my guitar as "musical medicine" several times, and, despite the unhappiness of seeing sick children, there is joy in the experience -- for the giver and the getter. I want to turn this hobby into a habit.

If It Can Rot, Eat It

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.28.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

Fresh food -- the stuff of life that nourishes, builds, and heals and that, with its rich abundance of nutrients, should make up the bulk of a healthy diet -- boasts a fundamental difference from its prepackaged and processed cousins: It is able to rot.

My Painful Meeting With Mindfulness

Jenifer Joy Madden | Posted 01.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenifer Joy Madden

Sometimes, fate needs to knock you right over to get you to pay attention. That's what it took for me to be mindful.

5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier

Amy Pleimling | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents
Amy Pleimling

Kids of all ages can learn healthy eating habits and it is never too late to get started. Check out my top five ways to get your kids eating healthier. You may find the information relevant for you as well.

4 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Mental Wellness

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

Many of the same behavioral activation techniques that are used in the treatment of depression can improve your mental wellness even if you do not suffer from depression.

The Price of Saying Yes

Mila Atmos | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Do less, not more, to honor who you already are. Turn off your smart phone. Take a nap or a walk in the park. Meditate. Read a novel. Say no to the party that you are too tired to go to. Decline the urge to say yes.

Have You Ever Been Pissed Off at a Green Bean?

Gregg McBride | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Confession time... There are some days when something as simple as a green bean can really piss me off. Sure, I'm committed to healthy eating -...

5 Homemade Soups to Keep You Warm Through Winter

Hannah Helsabeck | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Hannah Helsabeck

Making soups from scratch yields delicious meals and helps limit your family's exposure to chemicals and added ingredients found in canned soups. As I've touched upon a little in this post, I always like to take it one step further by using safer food containers made of glass and stainless steel to help limit my use of plastics.

Work It: Breathe Your Way to Mindfulness

Suzanne Bigelow | Posted 01.27.2015 | Business
Suzanne Bigelow

If you find yourself snoozing during a conference call (during which you are NOT multi-tasking, right?) try a 3 part inhalation breath pattern like the Breath of Joy, this practice is based on yoga pranayama that energizes the body.

4 Tips To Keep You Running This Winter

Joe Dyas | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Joe Dyas

One of the best things about the running community is the connections you can make. I know I'm not the only one suffering through these problems. So I decided it was time for an attitude change and try to spin this into a positive. Regardless of if you are a sub-elite trying to break into that next realm or the hobby jogger, these are the tips to stay active this winter.

Knowledge vs. Understanding in the World of Gluten

Celia Kaye | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

The natural reaction to "is that gluten-free?" is generally to look at the ingredients, not to think beyond the box about how it's cooked or where the food is manufactured/grown.

Gourmet Game Day

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 01.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Like millions of Americans, my family loves to watch the Super Bowl every year. My foodie husband, Ed, and I have a passion for the power of good, hea...

Prisoner of Technology Escapes!

Kristen Houghton | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

No matter where we go in 2015 we can be reached at will by the outside world. Cell phones and text messages, Bluetooth and Sync, Skype and email -- yo...