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The Relentless Rise Of Global Happiness

Businessweek | Charles Kenny | Posted 05.12.2014 | World

The last few years have brought their share of tragic and miserable events: war in Syria, violence across central Africa, floods and tsunamis, and a g...

Eating Gives Life

Margaret Marshall | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

You eat from the moment of birth to the moment of death. Eating gives you life and sustains you. It brings you joy, zest, vitality, and builds relationships. It can also bring illness, sadness, chronic pain, isolation, and for some, a premature death. It all depends on your relationship with food.

Here Is How I Get in Trouble

Fred Waitzkin | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Fred Waitzkin

When I'm deep into a writing project, sweating and excited by the flow of sentences and images, I may slip in a quick peek at my iPhone. Then I turn...

A 2,000-Calorie Diet: 'The Best of a Bad Situation'

Leo Brown | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Leo Brown

We all read the same Nutrition Facts label, and it's always based on a 2,000-calorie diet. But we all have different nutritional needs. So where did that number come from?

National Nurses Week: Home Health Aides Who Became Remarkable Nurses

Marki Flannery | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Today's newly certified registered nurses emerge ready to take on a career in one of the most rewarding industries, inspired by their own personal sto...

Sobriety: My Joyful Second Act

Allison Hudson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

I wasn't a perfect match for anything other than rehab, and that didn't come until years later. These guys would soon figure that out. If not on the first date, then definitely by the second or third. Then, on to the next one.

Study Shows Food Advergames Entice Kids to Overeat

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

We're all quite impulsive when it comes to food, and even more so when it comes to high-reward foods. Kids are even more vulnerable, and kids with higher impulsivity are a great target audience for advertisers. All the more reason to try and limit kids' exposure to these ads.

Recognizing Hospice Nurses This National Nurses Week

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

"The care the hospice nurses provided, not only to my husband but also to me, was tremendous. I will always be grateful to them. They were a pillar of...

6 Steps To Help You Stop Worrying And Start Living

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

For many people worrying has become habit and automatic. And like other habits and behaviors, it can be changed

Tidy the Desktop in Your Mind

Jeremyville | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living

f we file away or simply even trash our non-essential thoughts, worries or things we have no control over, then our truly important goals are clearer to see and easier to follow. This decluttering of our mental desktop helps to makes our day lighter and much more focussed.

7 Reasons Why Introverts Are Morally Superior

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.01.2015 | Fifty

Everybody thinks those boisterous types are the life of the party, right? Sure they command center stage with their booming voices and back-slapping w...

Don't Let Your 'Can't Dos' Get You Down

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

I get a certain sense of accomplishment when I reach a goal that others thought I couldn't reach. I enjoy the look of awe on their faces, that moment when they shake their heads and walk away perplexed. At that moment, being the underdog feels pretty awesome!

15 Small Ways to Build Self-Confidence

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

It seems as though being self-confident is the first step towards achieving anything you want. All you have to do is believe in yourself, but most of us wish it were that simple. I tell clients to think of it as a process, as a series of small steps that if taken together have a cumulative power.

10 Get-Fit Secrets From Our Favorite Celebs

SELF | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Totally doable tips to staying slim and fit from some of our favorite healthy ladies. Which star's trick works best for you?

That E-Cigarette May Be Emitting Formaldehyde: Report

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living

Two new studies found that certain e-cigarettes produce formaldehyde, a known cancer-causing agent, the New York Times reported. E-cigarette tank s...

Fierce Gratitude

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Gratitude is never wasted energy. I believe gratitude can be present amidst pain and yes, even, fear. Some argue that you can't be fearful and grateful. Finding gratitude in the bucket of fear is what brings about a sense of hope.

7 Happiness Lessons I Learned From My Mother

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 07.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Judi Sheppard Missett

My mother shaped the woman I would become, the family I would create and the business I would build. In this month that celebrates motherhood, I'd like to share some of my mother's best advice.

Find Your Perfect Sunscreen Match

SELF | Posted 07.03.2014 | Healthy Living

You want an SPF 30. But which one? ID your major issue to find a smart pick.

Lessons I Learned From Grief Counseling

Karen Sewell | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Sewell

Experiencing grief can push us to our limits. Grief can push us past our limits and set new standards for our life going forward. It has amazing power.

The Worst Sleep Disorder of Them All

Sina Nader | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Sina Nader

Researchers estimate that more than 80 percent of people with clinical sleep issues remain undiagnosed, and so it seems that awareness around sleep disorders could use a little boost. With that intention, let's see if we can shed some light on a few things.

America's Most Sleep-Deprived State (Hint: It's Not New York)

Sina Nader | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Sina Nader

We all know that Americans need more quality sleep, and we know the consequences of skimping on sleep. But do you know how sleep-deprived your particular state is? As a Californian, I would have guessed we are relatively more sleep deprived out here, and ditto for New York. And I would have been wrong.

Better Red Than Dead

Gail Becker | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

Yes, I know the title is a bit jarring... but then, again, that's the point. One in every three American women will die of heart disease; that means one woman every minute. That means someone you know... or maybe even you.

Mindfulness for the Uncooperative Mind

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

The only things needed for mindfulness are a mind to practice with, a willingness to try and stay present and an interest to meet yourself and your actual experience.

Chemo With a Side of Kale

Alex Niles | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Niles

My cancer diagnosis came as a shock to me, completely unexpected, not only because of my young age, but also because I have been an active, health-conscious individual throughout my entire life. My answer to that question was to adapt my old habits to my new life.

8 Ways to Turn Your Bedroom on for Love With Feng Shui

Tamara Star | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

Don't disregard the bedroom's effect on your love life. Whether single or in love, enhancing this room affects all aspects of your relationship. And, when we feel loved, in balance and safe in our relationships, all other areas of our life seem to flow.