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5 Items You Should Steer Clear Of After 50

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.30.2013 | Fifty

Let's face it, as we age, there are certain people who just no longer qualify to be our BFFs. Turns out there are some foods like that too. Who needs ...

3 Ways To Eat For Energy, Not Convenience

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

The irony is that we're in a culture in which energy is sold in tiny, expensive bottles or packaged in cellophane with an energy promise printed on the label. In fact, real food will give you real energy -- the key is making sure what you're eating isn't draining you of it.

A Short History of Vegetarianism

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 06.29.2013 | Taste
Heritage Radio Network

Vegetarianism in itself is inherently complicated. Regardless of the choices you make in your diet, the more the dots are connected between health, compassion and ecology, the more nourishing your diet will become for your mind and your body.

Love Yourself Through Conscious Eating

Ashley Turner | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Turner

Lovingly preparing food and cooking for yourself will increase feelings of self-worth, inner security, grounding and be a ritual to receive the love you give yourself -- the most important love in the world.

How To Create Your Own Retreat From The World

Linda Buzzell | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Buzzell

I feel that our gardens have a special function in times of stress. Whether we're suffering from public crises or private losses, all are soothed by time in the garden.

Helping the Wounded Trial Warrior

Don McNay | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Trial lawyers have a unique caveat to their job. They are always making someone mad. Often times, like Atticus Finch's character in Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, they can find that their entire community has turned against them.

1-Minute Mini-Escape: Today, I Am Calm

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Water has a calm strength. I shot this video in Dakar, Senegal. It is beautiful coastal city with temperate weather. Join me for this one-minute Power Living Mini-Escape. To capture its power, say the affirmation out loud.

Connected by Catastrophe

Craig Ing | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig Ing

Why don't we go out of our way, disrupt our daily routines, and demonstrate compassion more frequently? What is it that makes it so difficult?

How To Eat For Your Best Workout Ever

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Whether you hit the gym first thing in the morning -- or, like me, end your day with a long-distance run -- it is all too easy for us to counteract our workouts by our actions throughout the day.

Teens Get More Than Higher Test Scores With Mindfulness Training

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Kids nowadays are under a tremendous amount of stress with a push from our educational institutions and from parents to get the best grades, do the most extracurricular activities and conform to fit into the highest social circles.

What I Will Tell My Unborn Child About the Boston Bombings

Natalie Thomas | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Natalie Thomas

Eventually, when she's old enough, I'll tell her about that dreaded day in Boston. But my focus will be on the citizens, runners, emergency workers and bystanders -- all everyday heroes, who made (and make) Boston an amazing place to call home.

I Suffered From Post-Adoption Depression

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.16.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

For many parents, adoption day is a day of unbridled joy, the culmination of a long journey and the beginning of a new family. But sometimes, reaching...

Holistic vs. Fragmented Health Care

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Denise Nagel

While I applaud educating physicians to be better communicators, a prescriptive "say this... not that" as suggested in the Wall Street Journal is not going to solve the problem. Genuine empathy is only partly conveyed by the words you say.

Are You Making These 10 Health Mistakes?

Posted 04.30.2013 | OWN

By Bob Greene Over the past decade, I've noticed that people tend to make the same mistakes over and over again when it comes to losing weight ...

Why Every Parent Should Know About the Ag-Gag Bill and Animal Cruelty on Farms

Toni Nagy | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green
Toni Nagy

Learning about factory farming doesn't mean that you have to become a vegetarian, or raw foodist who survives on flax seeds. It's about finding a balance that works for you and your family.

Why It's Hard To Stick To Healthy Habits (And What You Can Do About It)

James Clear | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

It's nice to know what you want and having goals gives you a sense of direction and purpose. However, there is one way that your hopes and dreams actually sabotage you from becoming better: Your desires can easily lure you into biting off more than you can chew.

Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL): Gut Benefits and Beyond

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

In my clinic, I teach my patients to use common sense with their health more so than anything else. In the end, being overly cautious is always better than not being cautious enough.

Healthy Living: How a Movie and a Juicer Started My Journey

Cathy Chester | Posted 06.11.2013 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

I'm not looking to be on the cover of MORE magazine. I don't need to look like Christie Brinkley or Marisa Tomei. I'm enjoying the new career I've cultivated during the second chapter of my life. I simply want to be comfortable with how I look and feel.

Top 5 Ways To Annoy Your Co-Workers

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Most of us spend the majority of our time at work, interacting with dozens of people on a regular basis. And while a pleasant office can make the hour...

The 8 Numbers Essential To Your Well-Being

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Hi. My name is Barbara and I'm 56. Is this meaningful to you? More importantly, is it meaningful to me? My age, I mean. Should this number have any impact on how you view me, or how I view myself? In the ideal world, it would not. You would throw me in the same box along with everyone else and look at me through the same lens. But our world is imperfect.

Wellness Delivered to Your Doorstep

Linden Schaffer | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Linden Schaffer

From groceries to household cleaning supplies to an education, it's no wonder wellness companies are jumping on the bandwagon and making it easier than ever for you to stay well. I recently tried three such services in order to give you the scoop on what to expect before you sign up.

7 Little Things That Will Change Your Life Today

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Just like a loaf of bread that's been left out too long, life can sometimes seem stale if we let routine take over. Whether you're looking for a complete overhaul or simply a fresh outlook, here are seven ways to renew your life today.

The 5 Best Gluten-Free Flours and What to Do With Them

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 06.02.2013 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

Here are my favorite five gluten-free flours that I like to keep around the house and some recipe ideas to keep those canisters from getting dusty.

Wise Words From The Ultimate Life Coach

Martha Pasternack | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

Believe it or not, those of us in midlife today are tomorrow's wise elders. What sage advice do you want to leave the generations that follow? Better start thinking about it. It will be tomorrow before you know it!

A Beautiful Death

Lauren Cahn | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

I can't say that my father was ready for death or that any of us was ready for him to go. But I believe that thanks to hospice care, and some miracle of timing and life force and will that I will never quite understand, my dad's death was as beautiful as a death can be.