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Here's What Happened When I Quit Social Media

Bailey Gaddis | Posted 02.09.2016 | Parents
Bailey Gaddis

When I gave up the screen-feed, my life woke up.

Food and Fitness: The Case for Letting Go of Extremism

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

We live in a society where many people tend to gravitate toward "black and white thinking" and extremes. The nutrition and fitness industries are frau...

The Ultimate 2016 Cleanse

Rachele M. Pojednic, PhD | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachele M. Pojednic, PhD

Wellness takes practice and commitment, every single day. It doesn't come in a bottle or a pill or test tube. True health requires a realization that moderation actually is the shiny and sexy alternative -- that the latest purification regimen is fleeting, a distraction that draws your attention away from the true elements of healthfulness.

Tips for a Less Stressed, More Blessed Holiday Season

Teresa Kindred | Posted 12.10.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

I visited my daughter the other day and they were decorating for Christmas. The three year old was singing and dancing around her room while my daught...

Yes, You Can Lose Weight During the Holidays (And Still Be Happy)

Naomi Teeter | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Naomi Teeter

Here are six ways I lost weight during the holidays (and have maintained my weight loss every holiday since):

Fighting Extremism Requires More Than a Good Communication's Strategy

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.02.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

When King Abdullah, in the first of the seven points, calls for the return to basics, it must be emphasized that the basics here should not be limited to "deep values of love peace, justice and compassion." It should also include the basic rights of individuals and the needs for serious political and socioeconomic reforms.

How to Make Friends With Food

Jennifer S. White | Posted 09.22.2015 | Women
Jennifer S. White

After a long time of being outright enemies, and then frenemies, I made peace with my diet; my diet that I can't outrun or out-lift or out-Pilates. Sometimes the simplest answer is the one that works. For me, this was true. Food will always be there tomorrow. So will second chances.

Two to Three Cups of Coffee a Day Can Actually Be Good for You

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

My stance on coffee is: moderation, moderation, moderation. There are great reasons to drink coffee, but like anything else, it matters how much and what kind you drink. Recent research offers good reasons to reconsider coffee, and some tips for being a responsible coffee consumer.

What Are We Doing Today?

Amanda Magee | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Amanda Magee

It's a question I hear, often before the girls are even dressed. Their gangly legs poke out from beneath t-shirts. Sometime over the last year they shifted from their dad's shirts to mine. The hems aren't as long as before, the v-neck dips and are yanked up by still-modest hands.

Is Moderation Just an Excuse to Eat Crap?

Lauren Koski | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Koski

More than a few times lately I've heard people say things along the lines of "moderation is just an excuse to eat crap" and "it's for people who don'...

De-Clutter Your Life

Christa Dowling | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Christa Dowling

Hold on to things dear to you and pay attention to the non-material matters which are most important in life. Think of clearing your mind of consumerism, of greed, of course acting on it and healthy thinking is part of leading a de-cluttered life.

Transform Your Relationship With Food by Doing This One Simple Thing

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Maryann Jacobsen

Whether it's happiness or our diet, when we take time to choose a healthy outlook, we feel more in control. For food, this is a big-picture, balanced approach that is flexible.

How to Encourage Customers to Tell Their Stories in Social Media

Peter Friedman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Peter Friedman

End radio silence in your social channels Storytelling is the oldest form of marketing, whether on cave walls, on chairs in a general store, or in th...

The Middle Way

Rupa Mehta | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Imagine a seesaw. When one side becomes too heavy, it means the other side is not heavy enough. In other words, by becoming too extreme in one area of our lives, we are surely neglecting something else.

Is Alcohol in Moderation Really Good for Your Heart?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

If you enjoy your daily glass of wine I wouldn't worry about the contradictory findings. On the other hand, if anyone ever suggested you start drinking alcohol for your health I'd say that advice isn't yet established.

The One Word This Nutritionist Can't Stand

Katie Cavuto MS RD | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Cavuto MS RD

Let go of your negative associations with eating, with certain foods, with weight and expectations. Stop depriving yourself. Stop trying to define moderation. Stop placing blame and instead choose to be mindful.

A Moderate's Manifesto

Robert Strong | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Robert Strong

I know that I am a moderate because I can't stand to watch Fox News or MSNBC for more than a few minutes at a time. I can say "bipartisan" without gagging. I try not to let consistency get in the way of a good idea.

A Simplifed, Actionable Nutrition Message

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

The key to a sustainable healthy diet is to balance eating for enjoyment with eating for nourishment. But how do you drown out all the confusing noise and figure out what to eat in your day-to-day life?

And Let It Begin With Me

Bethany Thies | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Bethany Thies

It's the end of the common sense world as we know it and I feel... incredibly guilty. Incredibly caught up in the very nonsense I rail against.

Forget the Nutritional Fire and Brimstone on Super Bowl Sunday

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

But why not enjoy all aspects of this day, including the frivolous eating? Despite the constant preaching about the evils of eating foods that really taste good and satisfy some deep hidden craving, I suspect that people will ignore the sermons and eat what they want.

There Is No Denying Life

Jeff Cannon | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

The only way we learn is by making mistakes -- there is no shame in that. The only way we grow is by accepting them -- there is only insight in that. The only way we evolve is by letting them go -- there is only beauty in the enlightenment that follows.

Let's Retire These Damaging Mainstream Nutrition Beliefs, Please

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Our public health situation is so fragile that bland toothless nutrition messaging will not do the trick. The American public deserves helpful and accurate information that can help guide them to health.

I'm a Controlled Alcoholic

Steve Mason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve Mason

The danger is not so much in what people do as in how they do it. Drug abuse is life abuse... but so are all forms of abuse. People abuse religion when they use it to exterminate their neighbors. They abuse credit when they use it to buy a $300 dinner. Should we outlaw credit? Dinner? How about plastic?

Rachelle Carson-Begley: 6 Tips for Effortlessly Green Beauty

Red Room | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By Rachelle Carson-Begley Okay, I'll admit it: I'm a girly-girl. I love to look fresh, pulled-together, and effortlessly beautiful. And years ago, I...

Four Fabulous Lessons on Eating from Julia Child

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Dr. Susan Albers

As I wandered around a bookstore waiting for a flight to Paris for work, I couldn't believe my good fortune in discovering the biography of Julia Child entitled, Dearie, by Bob Spitz.