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Why I Chose School Over Sports

Natalie Kalin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Teen
Natalie Kalin

I have a cross country friend who will be attending a Division I school in the fall, and she barely has half of tuition covered with her scholarship. Though she is a good student and will likely graduate well off, her college time will be sunk running in circles.

Where Do You Live?

Rose Tafoya | Posted 07.14.2015 | Fifty
Rose Tafoya

This simple question asked of me recently had me wondering... where do I live? My first thought was, where do I call home, which led me to a questionable response, "I'm not sure how to answer because home is many places for me right now."

When Things Don't Just Suck, They Bite: How Staying Strong Is Not Always the Strongest Choice

Sarah Jacobs | Posted 07.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Jacobs

It's that feeling that the world is vicious. Like in a scary movie, trees and cityscapes come to life with grimaces and cackling laughter. Life sudden...

Inside the Healthy Mind

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

If you have the time to play mobile video games or check your news feed, you have time -- even if it's five minutes -- to turn off your screen and focus on your emotional health. Whether this is through prayer or meditation or simply sitting quietly in a serene place, the "mornings" of our lives can give us the strength from within to achieve optimal mental health.

How Can I Avoid Eating Tempting, High-Calorie Foods?

Lorie Eber | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

These days formidable willpower is required to resist the call of ubiquitous supersized fast food, sugar-laden snacks, and triple portioned restaurant...

The Road To My Depression

Elizabeth Swados | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Swados

Depression may not be funny to live through, but if you look at it in a certain way, if you look at yourself and others as creatures under some silly dark spell, it can help lift the weight.

5 Lessons Learned from Switching to a Vegetarian Diet

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 07.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Ivanovs

How do you spend 22 years of your life eating and craving meat, and then one day you stop doing just that. What has to happen in your life for such a ...

7 Ways To Put A Spark In Your Life

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Lamisha Serf-Walls

Whether it's your job, relationship or something else, life is starting to feel a bit too predictable. Everywhere you turn you are seeing more and more people clicking their heels together as they run off to their next big adventure, while you sit back and make excuses about why that can't be you.

Understanding the Real Source of Back Pain | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Back pain, and everything it represents, is nothing more than the body telling the host that he or she cannot load the spine the way the spine was designed to load in the position of the "S" curve.

3 Steps to Summer Ready Skin

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Zoey Gulmi

Since summer is in full swing, and shorter hemlines are on the horizon, I decided a seasonal beauty overhaul was in order. After all, with sunny spe...

Why We're Not 'Feeling' Health Literacy

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

If we fail to help people understand the complex and powerful emotional factors that may influence health behaviors, and to help people cope with the difficult experience associated with many medical regimens, we are missing a crucial opportunity to improve public health.

Are You Fully Charged?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle McQuaid

After identifying and cataloguing more than 2,600 ideas for improving our daily experience, Tom Rath, a senior scientist and advisor to the Gallup Research Organization and best-selling author, has discovered there are three conditions most likely to differentiate days when you feel fully charged from typical days.

Use the Good Dishes!

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

As a young kid, I could've cared less if I was eating off fine china, ceramic dishes or even paper plates. But even as a child, I couldn't understand why, if our special china dishes gave my mom such joy, she only used them occasionally.

Don't Judge Challenge: Is It Encouraging Self Love Or Is It Speaking Volumes About Out Culture?

Vanessa Alamo | Posted 07.09.2015 | Women
Vanessa Alamo

Challenges like #DontJudgeChallenge have become another form of pressuring young adults, especially females, to strive for an imperfect standard of "perfection." Let's break the cycle and end this madness by practicing confidence and self-love.

The Happiest Places in America | Posted 08.06.2015 | Good News

SmartAsset analyzed data on metrics ranging from marriage rates to bankruptcies to life expectancy to find the U.S. counties with the highest quality of life - the happiest places in America.

Eat Well on the Road

Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN

Photo Credit: © 2015 GRACE Communications Foundation I am a hockey mom through and through. Despite working full time (and related travel), bein...

The Benefits of a Gratitude Journal and How to Maintain One

Lauren Jessen | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Jessen

The timing of when you want to write is up to you. While I try to write in my gratitude journal every night, sometimes it becomes every other night. That's okay. Journal when it feels right for you -- the benefits really are worth it.

Your Pee May Hold a Clue to Your Destiny

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Just like when you really have to go to the bathroom, don't hold it in! Pee is a lifesaver, so at your next physical, ask your physician to check your kidney health with a simple urine test. It holds the key to catching kidney disease, heart disease and so much more!

You Can Eat Well and Enjoy Your Vacation

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

I've got some great ideas for you that will ensure that sticking around town in the sticky weather isn't the only way to cure a case of the vacation induced regrets. Read up on my tips and recommendations and you'll always be prepared to have both a happy and healthy vacation!

Be Present

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Judi Sheppard Missett

Feeling distracted? Overwhelmed by the demands on your time and attention? Does your To Do List keep growing instead of shrinking? It's easier than ...

Make Sure There Is Sunshine in Your Word Cloud

Mary Buchan | Posted 07.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Buchan

Today I'm hoping that you, too, can see all that is right and wonderful about yourself, and that you can choose the words you think and say accordingly. With love. Build a beautiful word cloud. I promise it will help to build an even more beautiful you.

How Many People Does It Take to Make a Good Marriage?

Grace de Rond | Posted 07.07.2015 | Weddings
Grace de Rond

Modern society is suffering because we've lost our tribes. Under the tribal system, marriage is as important to the supporters as it is to the couple. The community comes together to confirm that the two people belong together. Then all the people involved are married to each other.

3 Myths About Low Libido

Pam Costa | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Pam Costa

A year ago, my partner and I made the decision to start seeing a sex and relationship coach. Through our journey, I've debunked a few myths about l...

You Owe Me!

Jeff Hensley | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hensley

Returning from the war, I was shocked at how little had changed at home. People seemed to be living their lives in blissful ignorance of the sacrifices being made daily by their countrymen a half a world away -- countrymen whose lives were on the line every single day.

Everything You Change Changes Everything

Ed Harrold | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed Harrold

Change is expansive, it's freeing, it's liberating, it's growth, it's transformation. When we are willing to change something no matter how big or small, a world of endless possibilities is open us.