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Disease Mongering: Good For Big Pharma, Bad For You

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

There is a growing trend to promote diseases to fit existing drugs. As a culture, we should be suspicious whenever we hear of a new "disease," and ask whether it may just be a marketing ploy.

Owning Up

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Sometimes people believe they need to obtain closure from another person before they sever a friendship. This isn't true.

Muffintop: The New Feminine?

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

A woman should have a little pooch. It's part of what makes us womanly.

Fear, Greed and X-Rays

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Fear and greed are potent motivators. When both of these forces push in the same direction, virtually no human being can resist. And doctors are human beings.

Even Congress Gets Recess, So Why Are Schools Taking It Away From Kids?

Darell Hammond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darell Hammond

Recess -- the one section of the school day that's reserved for child-directed, child-motivated unstructured play -- is slowly disappearing from our public schools.

Hide Your Body, Hide Yourself

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

If you're always looking for ways to not be seen, how do you speak out? How do you move through the world if you have an invisible cloak that has no magical powers other than to keep you in your own shadow?

The Question No One Asks About Healthcare

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Given that we all want health and spend trillions to "care" for it, it's sobering how little thought we give to the true meaning of the term.

Five Ways to Turn Angst into Bliss

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

Whether you see the glass as half full or half empty, the amount of water stays the same. It never changes. The only thing that changes? Your perspective.

"I Have Lived a Blessed Time" - Senator Ted Kennedy

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

This is not news nor a headline. This is reality. And for the past 10 years (ages 14 to 24), I have faced the loss of young children and young adults after their own battles with cancer. Many of these individuals were very close to me.

Should You Get Your Drug Information From An Actor?

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Andrew Weil

Sally Field is a talented actor. But what qualifies her to promote Boniva, an osteoporosis drug that is of limited benefit, has worrisome side effects, and for which there are natural alternatives that merit careful consideration?

How to Put the Kibosh on a Friendship That Seems Doomed

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

How can I avoid hurting someone's feelings and maintain a relationship as a colleague when I don't want to be her friend?

Would You Want To Live To Be 100?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Can you imagine yourself as a really, really old person? I'm talking really old, like 100 years or beyond? In fact it's not only possible you could ...

3 Steps That Turn Hardship Into Hope

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

Various studies show that an optimistic mindset will lift your mood and might add years to your life. But how do you look on the bright side when life is really bleak?

Are You Living the Life You Imagined?

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to help others gain a better understanding of themselves and achieve greater happiness. What were your youthful ambitions?

Why We Need to Declutter Our Friendships

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Audit your friendships -- because having too many bad ones can prevent you from having good ones.

From 'Birthers' To Death Panels: Blame It On August

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Does life seem weirder and crazier than normal these days? Do you feel like you've fallen down a rabbit hole or gotten sucked into the twilight zone?...

Want to See Neighborhoods that Beat the Bust? Take a Walk

John F. Wasik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John F. Wasik

Pedestrian-friendly cities can make huge personal economic sense. If you don't need a car, you can save thousands a year.

Six Ways to a More Spiritual Life

Isha Judd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

You can find inner peace and greater awareness in the middle of Manhattan, just as you can be stressed out and worried while walking on a paradise beach.

Painful Teen Friendship: What's a Mom to Do?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Unless your teen's health or safety is at risk, resist the temptation to solve friendship problems for her.

When a "D" Is Great for Your Kids

Darell Hammond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darell Hammond

With outdoor, unstructured play on the decline, our children are participating in increasingly dangerous levels of sedentary activities, which also leads to hazardous deficiencies in Vitamin D.

Modern Day Harriet Tubmans Help Iraqi Women Escape Violence

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

For the past six years, the daily headlines have been dominated by the war in Iraq and the political and social turmoil and widespread violence among ...

True Intelligence: Beyond The Intellect

Isha Judd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

It's impossible for intellect to see beyond its own constraints; impossible, for example, for it to understand love. The intellect is prized in western society, yet it is so limited in so many ways.

5 Amazing Lessons I've Learned About Perseverance

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

It may seem trite, but my personal reminder in this endeavor is really quite simple: Ignore the Rain. Look for the Rainbow.

The Four Noble Truths

Noah Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Noah Levine

The Buddha taught that life by its very nature is unsatisfactory, that some level of difficulty exists for all unenlightened beings in creation.

I Love My BFF but I Can't Take Her Husband!

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

My friendship with my BFF is very important to me but when her husband is in the mix -- things become very uncomfortable.