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10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Light Therapy

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD | Posted 01.17.2017 | Healthy Living
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD

When I recommend light therapy to people suffering from the winter blues, I often hear people say, "I've tried it but it doesn't work." When I ask more detailed questions about how they are using the light box, I've found these common mistakes that make Bright Light Therapy less effective.

Here's A New Way To Prevent The Winter Blues

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 11.09.2015 | Science

Yes, winter is coming -- but that doesn't mean the winter blues are inevitable. Scientists have long known that some of us suffer from seasonal affec...

What Are Circadian Rhythms and What Happens When They're Out of Whack?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Simply put, your circadian rhythm is your body's internal clock. Operating on a roughly 24-hour cycle, it governs our sleep-wake cycle and plays a large part in everything from hormone release to body temperature.

What Are the Best Natural Remedies to Treat Insomnia?

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Either you're afraid of side effects, or you just don't like that next-day foggy feeling that comes with some sleep aids. Here are eight alternative, natural remedies that might help.

7 Simple Tweaks To Boost Your Happiness At Work

Liz Wilkes | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Liz Wilkes

Stop being a passive victim of your workspace! Here are some simple tips for making your desk a sanctuary of calm, productivity and happiness.

Looking For Answers: Sleep Problems In The Transportation Industry

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The news that sleep may have played a role in New York's Metro-North train derailment is a terrible reminder that sleep isn't just a personal health issue -- it is also a matter of public safety, when it comes to the rest of people who we entrust with others' lives.

Superheroes And Their Sleep Disorders

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

It appears we will have to wait until May 3 to see how Iron Man conquers his insomnia -- which I'm guessing will have something to do with Tony simplifying his life. Fortunately, you don't have to wait that long to address your sleeping hindrances.

Seaside Fog and Fiber-Optics: How Light Shapes Your Thoughts

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.07.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

I'd moved into a place near the beach in the hope of enjoying some world-famous California weather -- but every day, until the sun burned away the fog around lunchtime, the only weather I saw was the thick mist that blanketed my porch.

Winter Blues Setting In? Here's What You Can Do (WATCH)

Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and how do you know if you have it? In the video above, Howdini's Denise Richardson talks with relationship ...

How To Be Happier In January Than July

Posted 03.19.2015 | OWN

By Jena Pincott Do you suffer from the winter blues -- or something deeper -- this time of year? Here are nine ways to get through the most bitter ...

'My Mind Seems to Wake Up When It Is Time to Sleep!'

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

People with delayed sleep phase feel sleepy much later in the night and need to sleep in to get sufficient sleep. As a result, they often suffer the effects of chronic lack of sleep, since most people have commitmernts to fulfill -- such as being in school or at work -- in the morning.

A Bright Idea For Beating Depression And The Winter Blues

Kathryn Haslanger | Posted 03.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Haslanger

The shorter days of winter, coupled with holiday stress, can make people more vulnerable to a range of depression, from mild to severe. And as many of you know all too well, being a caregiver tends to put a person at a higher risk for these conditions.

May's Best Beauty Finds

Pandora Young | Posted 07.25.2011 | Style
Pandora Young

Finally, a waterproof liquid eyeliner that's actually waterproof. Smudge-proof, swim-proof, even tear-proof! And it comes in 15 shades. I'm so happy I could cry.

Mental Recession: Like Manna From Heaven

Liz Spikol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Liz Spikol

As a mental health journalist and someone who suffers with bipolar disorder, if there's one thing I know, it's how to solve a "mental" crisis.