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How to Thrive in 2015: Are You Selfish Enough?

Lucie Lincoln | Posted 12.17.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Lucie Lincoln

Whatever they are, try and carve out time for this self-care, and when the selfishness question rears its head, gently remind it you are looking after number one, so you're number one at looking after the world.

Uber for Health Care? Think Again

Saquib Rahim | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Clearly there are some health care startups that will meaningfully improve health care. But there is justifiable concern that too many are focused on the wrong patients and wrong problems using technology with limited applicability.

How To Be A Survivor: Flu Season 2014-15

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

This year, since the flu shot may not contain the proper viral particles, everyone, but especially those with compromised immune systems, needs to be more aware of their risk for developing the flu. Here are five tips to be a flu survivor this season.

Strength of Mind in Motion

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

When strength wins in the mind, it wins in the body. Inner strength literally becomes action. What we think becomes what we do, which eventually becomes who we are.

Snacking Is Linked to Weight Loss, But Is It the Snack or the Break?

Ali Cherry | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ali Cherry

The noun snack means a small amount of food eaten between meals, but the function of a snack is a boost in energy. Many of us may be able to get our boost without the unwanted side effect of weight gain, with a "nature snack" like a walk outside or an "ear snack" like listening to a song.

The Incredible Impact Walking Has On My Mind

Iris Krasnow | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
Iris Krasnow

Scientists tell us even three 20-minute walks a week help us live happier, healthier and longer. As a committed walker since I did the 30-mile Hike For Hunger in high school I love what this exercise does for the body. Yet what I crave most of all is what it does for my head.

From Idea to Patent to Product: A Young Entrepreneur Takes on At-Home Fitness

Carol J. Carter | Posted 12.16.2014 | Small Business
Carol J. Carter

As a student at University of Maryland, Obidi Orakwusi needed a summer job but couldn't find one without a car. He decided he would create a job for himself and sketched the first concept of the Mega Bar on the back of a job application.

My 12-Step Digital Detox for a Healthier and More Productive 2015

Martin O’Leary | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Martin O’Leary

I've decided it's time to fight back and take action against my digital overlords. However, the reality is I actually love these digital distractions, so rather than going cold turkey, I've come up with a realistic 12-step plan to a healthier and more productive life in this digital world.

Should We Really Shrink Our Plates?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Manipulating the food environment can be a great tool for effortlessly improving people's eating habits, but this analysis suggests cafeterias should await further proof before they overhaul the dishware.

Forgiveness

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

Before you forgive, you have to expand your perspective regarding the other person or situation. Whether or not you truly know the individual who harmed you, one thing is certain about the human condition: A person's external actions are a reflection of their mindset on the inside.

Why I Couldn't Look Myself in the Mirror

Sugandha Chapman (Sig) | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Sugandha Chapman (Sig)

Beyond the window, I see the mind and the heart of someone who chooses to listen to herself, her emotions and watches them pass by -- acknowledged but not burdened by them. Who doesn't use food as a quick, cheap fix for those feelings.

Do Challenges Devastate You Or Define You?

Judith Johnson | Posted 12.12.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Judith Johnson

As a life coach, I spend a lot of time helping clients to pay close attention to their autopilot reaction to challenges in their lives. What you consider to be challenges and how you respond to them are defining factors in the quality of your life.

The 10 Easiest Ways to Help Boost Your Immune System

The Active Times | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Almost everyone loves winter, but absolutely no one loves flu season. Unfortunately, the two tend to commence right around the same time.

Avoid the Holiday Crazy

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Judi Sheppard Missett

Holiday toy drives, donations to food banks, visiting a nursing home, making homemade cards, donating money, and serving meals at a shelter are great ways to practice gratitude. See if you can get your friends and family to go together. Doing something for others can make your holiday experience especially meaningful -- and put that fight over stuffing into perspective.

15 Foods To Add To Your Diet In 2015

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Some of the foods listed in here may be brand new to you and some may be foods you've eaten for years. One thing is certain though: regardless of how new, old or trendy these foods may become in the next year, all of them will help to improve your health. After all, good health is a trend that never goes out of style.

Get High Off Your Own Supply

AJ Mihrzad | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
AJ Mihrzad

Stop searching for money, love and happiness. Allow it to find you. The key is not to look outward, but rather to look inward. Inner peace is within your grasp at all times. All you need to do is look inside your heart to find it.

I Can't Believe I Ate That!

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

Intuitive eating means learning to eat because you're physically hungry, not emotionally hungry because you are tired, bored, angry, depressed, or wanting connection. It's a powerful reworking of your relationship to weight loss, your body, how you deal with your emotions, as well as your relationship with food and eating.

5 Health Hacks to Conquer Holiday Hangovers

Dr. Rhea Mehta | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rhea Mehta

Whether or not you're a health nut, it's challenging to stay on your game over the holidays, especially if you're doing family dinners and party hopping. The influx of toxins from food and alcohol make it tough to fully immerse yourself in the intended joy of the season.

New Book Is a Message to Parents With Drug Addicted Teens

Janet Mason | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

There's a lot of wisdom in this thin volume. Kaye tells us her story -- including information about her brother who died early on from drug addiction and about her daughter, Jennifer, who finally stopped lying to her mother, and told her that she was addicted to heroin and that the "recovery from heroin is one in a hundred."

The Missing Picture of Vision Boards

Pamela Levin | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Levin

While vision boards are helpful because they give you an opportunity to daydream, to dream, to pretend, to imagine, they also can lead to false hopes because just creating a board with pictures doesn't help you to "see" the entire picture.

There Is No 'Right Way' to a Career

Connor Belson | Posted 12.06.2014 | College
Connor Belson

I still have yet to see where the curveballs in my life will bounce me. I know that they will not be taking me to medical school next year, but that does not mean they will not take me there in two years, or four, or even 10.

The 50 Best Ski Resorts in North America

The Active Times | Posted 12.05.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Last year when announcing the top 50 resorts we began by stating the obvious: there are a lot of great ski resorts out there. While that hasn't changed, our list of the top 50 certainly has--thanks to our readers.

I've Got Your Back: Tips to Lessen Back Pain

Patrick Roth, M.D. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrick Roth, M.D.

According to medical studies, our efforts to alter the workplace to avoid back pain have been scrutinized by evidence-based medicine and found to be largely ineffective. The reason is because the causes of back pain are so varied person to person.

Warning: Submerged Obstacles

Abigail Carter | Posted 12.05.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Abigail Carter

We heard footsteps on the roof and the sound of the leaf blower. Huge chunks of debris began flying past the window and onto the ground. I had not eve...

The 12 Days of Work-Life Imbalance: Holiday Tips From 12 Women in Tech and Female Entrepreneurs From Silicon Valley (Part 1 of 3)

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Caitlin Roberson

I used to think a lot about work-life balance and often felt really out of balance. Call it what you will -- adaptive transitioning or the delayed...