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The Truth About Your Stuckness

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney may have missed it, but we recently passed through another holiday. Groundhog Day. It's a funny little holiday with a funny little traditio...

Could Sunglasses Affect Our Mood?

Nancie Vito | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancie Vito

Not only will sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun's damaging rays, they may stop you frowning, making your world much more calm. Don't dull your happiness with a frown. Some days you need to create your own sunshine.

Positive Thinking May Come With A Very Big Negative

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.01.2016 | Science

So much for the power of positive thinking. Surprising new research suggests that indulging in upbeat fantasies may exacerbate symptoms of depression...

New Survey Explains The Importance Of Sleep

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Are you a sleep worker? No, not a sleepwalker, but a person who goes to work and attempts to function on too little sleep? It turns out, one-third of American workers are sleep working -- not getting enough sleep to function at peak levels, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School.

The Science of Smiling

Andrew Merle | Posted 11.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrew Merle

When we are happy, our natural response is to smile. But if you flip that around, does the reverse hold true? When we smile, is our natural response then to be happy? Science says yes.

How To Program Your Brain To Think Happy Thoughts

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

There are many people in the world with amazing, magical qualities. I have my own, very special magical gift. I can, for a seemingly endless amount of time, re-play a bad experience over and over in my head.

Can Pets Help You Live Longer And Happier?

Berkeley Wellness | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Berkeley Wellness

This isn't to say that you should go out and adopt a dog just because you think he'll help you avoid a heart attack. But even if your pets don't necessarily bring more life to your heart, they'll definitely bring more heart to your life.

Do Carbs Make You Sad?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

We all know that a diet full of white bread and pasta is bad for our waistline. A new study shows that white bread could be even worse than we thought.

Top 10 Foods For A Better Mood

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD

The food we eat can be an excellent source of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. Growing research supports that the quality of our food is not only important to our physical health but also for our mood and can influence depression and anxiety. So try these top 10 "brain-healthy" foods:

How Apple and Pandora Can Pop Spotify's Balloon

Alan Kelly | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Alan Kelly

Spotify, the popular music streaming service, is under pressure from an insurgent Apple Music and incumbents like Pandora. So by way of a play called the Trial Balloon, it's painting a compelling new picture for online music lovers.

Working With Colors to Create Positive Energy

Linda Lauren | Posted 08.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Lauren

When you live your life in color, you live it with a smile. That's why children love balloons. They are colorful, and they make them want to embra...

Two Great Things Exercise Is Guaranteed to Do For You

Sheridan Kesselman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheridan Kesselman

Working out consistently lets you get better and better and feel stronger and stronger and like the way you look and feel. So why not take a plunge into exercising and get the two great things (not to mention the many other great things) exercise is guaranteed to do for you!

How To Use Your Character Strengths To Improve Your Life

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're addicted to personality quizzes, you may have your specific character traits down pat. And, as it turns out, that level of personal insight ...

The Summertime Activities That Are Sure To Lighten Your Mood (According To Science)

Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living

We're officially in the thick of summer -- and that means there are plenty of opportunities to boost your mood through seasonal activities. Happify...

Change Your Mood With These Easy-to-Make Essential Oil Blends

Thrive Market | Posted 07.09.2015 | Style
Thrive Market

Are you down for a few fun chemistry experiments that will uplift you, clear the air, and even relieve your dreaded monthly mood swings?

Overcoming Garden Variety Moodiness

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Ever feel moody without it descending into a full blown mood disorder? Moody usually means that you're disappointed in someone, something or in yours...

5 Ways to Make Your Meetings More Positive

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Once you have the right people in the room, it appears the secret to an effective meeting may lie in creating the right mood. Yes you heard me; it's all about the mood.

7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Summer

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Summer is officially here after what for many people was a long and difficult winter. Temperatures are warm at last, sun shining bright, and air condi...

Why You Should Go Out On A Limb And Spend More Time In Nature

Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living

What do you do to lift your spirits when you’re down in the dumps? Watch TV? Listen to music? Cry and eat a pint of ice-cream? Perhaps a better solu...

These Foods May Help Improve Your Mood

Ayda Ersoy | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayda Ersoy

Remember when you feed your body, you feed your brain too. Try to start really noticing how much effect different foods have on your mood swings. You will be surprised at the results!

6 Natural Ways To Beat Depression

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 06.04.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Whether you talk about it or not, chances are you or one of your friends takes an antidepressant to combat depression...

How To Choose The Best Workout For Your Current Mood

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're in the process of talking yourself out of another sweat session, stop right there. It's likely that the problem lies not with your genera...

The Reason You Can't Accurately Recall The Quality Of Your Sleep

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living

The Question: Can you ever really know if you've slept well? The Answer: Let's face it: most days, it's nearly impossible to view our own sleep hab...

Illinois Is Among the 10 States Whose Residents Use Mood-Altering Drugs the Least

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.07.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinoisans are among the least likely Americans to use mood-altering drugs, says a new Gallup survey.

Choosing Sadness: The Irony of Depression

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.08.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

My depressed friend wanted relief from his misery, sometimes desperately. He struggled, yet ironically, he often acted in ways that maintained -- rather than alleviated -- his misery. Apparently he's not alone in this sad choice.