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Does It Make Sense to Scrap Psychiatric Diagnosis?

Allen Frances | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

I am always skeptical of suggested new 'paradigm shifts' and worry that ambitiously striving for them will wind up causing more harm than good.

Teen Suicide and Contagion

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Greenberg

The idea of a teen committing suicide and of a young life being abbreviated is almost too painful to think about. A new study suggests that the phenomenom of "suicide contagion" is sadly alive and well among teens.

Attention Corporate America: It's Time to Make the Workplace a Less Stressful Environment

Brian Curin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Curin

Through my experiences over the past year, I've learned the hard way that chronic stress is a silent killer, playing a key role in many significant he...

How You Manage Time Could Be The Key To Happiness

Lorenz Sell | Posted 07.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorenz Sell

If time holds us captive, it simultaneously offers the key to our liberation. Our shackles belong to the past and the future. In the present moment there is no past or future that is not contingent upon our attention to exist. Learning to manage our attention is the best way to manage our relationship with time.

Luxury Problems

Robert Levithan | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Levithan

I have come to understand that our petty issues do not leave permanently, but that we can joke them away or use them as fodder for compassionate introspection.

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald: Is Your Stress Response Stuck In The 'On' Position?

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 05.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

The survival instinct designed to give us tools to fight or flee has turned on us. Now that it is on inappropriately, this response can have the opposite effect. Instead of saving our lives, it can contribute to insomnia, depression, panic attacks, and a host of other health concerns.

7 Things I Stopped Stressing About

Laura Schocker | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Schocker

Despite being a stage-five worrier, I try to keep my anxiety in its proper perspective. But after researching and writing a piece published earlier this week about what stress is doing to your body, I realized I still have a long way to go when it comes to handling the ever-present stress in my life.

Health, Balance and Happiness: Lifestyle Changes at Work and Home That Can Save Your Life

Brian Curin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Curin

Now, just months after my lifesaving surgery, I'm healthy, living life to the max... and on a mission to help others prevent a similar ordeal by spreading the "pace" not "race" message.

4 Unconventional Strategies For Beating Stress (That Actually Work)

Susan Portnoy | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Portnoy

I'd been thinking about a change for years, but it all came to a head when my position was eliminated at work.

Recharge Each Day For Optimal Use

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.23.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Let's stop thinking about rest as the opposite of effort and start thinking about it as the foundation of effort. What can you do to build in a little more relaxation or pleasure, to draw you out of the moments that wind you up and leave you so tight you feel like you might snap?