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Can You Cheat Death With Hot Sauce?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Hillary Clinton credits her stamina to hot sauce. She reportedly picked up her spice habit in 1992, after reading that hot chilies help the immune sys...

The Moment My Child's Mortality Slapped Me In The Face

Kathleen Brown-Blake | Posted 09.14.2016 | Parents
Kathleen Brown-Blake

You just read that title and thought "I know my kid is mortal. I've faced this." And I would agree with you before my daughter was diagnosed with cancer. But I didn't realize what my child's mortality really was until it slapped me in the face.

Too Many People Are Dying in Northeast Texas

David Lakey | Posted 09.12.2016 | Healthy Living
David Lakey

2,615. That's the number of people who died in Northeast Texas in 2014 who wouldn't have died if mortality rates in the region were simply the same as...

Turns Out Twins Really Do Outlive The Rest Of Us

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Having a twin means you’ve got a built-in buddy at school, a loyal partner in challenging times and a forever sidekick for hilarious hijinks. But th...

Intimate Photos Tell Story Of A Beloved Grandmother's Final Days

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.12.2016 | Fifty

Only someone who has lost a loved one to illness knows the raw emotions felt in the last days of someone’s life. But in a new photo series, photogra...

My Immunotherapy Journey

Melinda Welsh | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Melinda Welsh

When people are surprised to see me, I tell them I'm among the early fortunate. I am grateful each day for my husband, family and friends. Facing death on a close horizon has heightened my awareness that our time on Earth is finite.

As The Sunset Of Life Approaches

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 08.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

If you want to live life to the fullest, not feel you wasted this gift, filling the heart is what life should be about; To serve others unconditionally, with all your heart, enrich others' lives to make your own life worth living.

Humanity Needs More Love

Jasmine Cardinal | Posted 07.27.2016 | HuffPost Home
Jasmine Cardinal

I made the decision to leave Facebook a couple of months ago. I found that the reasons I had joined Facebook to begin with (Widow support groups, and...

When You Make Friends With Death

Katie Mitchell | Posted 07.21.2016 | Religion
Katie Mitchell

Love goes on and on and on. Always.

What's The Best Way To Relieve Stress And Worry? Think About Your Own Mortality

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Steve Siebold

My company works with some of the largest Fortune 500 companies in America. As I travel the country working with their sales and management teams, the...

White Women Suffered Biggest Drop In Life Expectancy In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Five months ago, a report made waves with the finding that middle-aged white Americans are dying earlier, and at markedly higher rates -- a demographi...

Homeless Young Women Are 16 Times More Likely To Die Than Peers In This City

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 12.19.2016 | Impact

A new study is shedding light on the harsh toll of homelessness on youth. New research out of UC Berkeley found that homeless youth in San Francisco h...

I Am a Great-Grandmother

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 03.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

This October I am entering my tenth decade. As all these grand-babies are entering our world, I will be exiting it. I will most likely not know them in their teens. Even if I make it to 100, they will be only 10 years old.

My Worst Fear Came True

Bailey Gaddis | Posted 02.29.2016 | Parents
Bailey Gaddis

Our first day camping was dry until dark clouds pushed in around 2:00 p.m. The rain began and the adults hunkered down under tarps with Cards Against Humanity and jumbo bottles of wine, while the kids played soccer in a progressively expanding mud pit.

Donald Trump Is Winning Because White America Is Dying

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics

Noam Chomsky, the renowned scholar and MIT professor emeritus, says that the rise of Donald Trump in American politics is, in part, fueled by deeply r...

The Courage to Be Mortal: Transform Terror into Commitment, and Entitlement Into Hope

Patti Digh | Posted 02.25.2016 | Women
Patti Digh

(Photo by Lynne Gillis) I asked my friend, Laurie Foley, to speak on the topic, "The Courage to Be Mortal," at the first Camp I hosted in 2013, thirt...

When You Break Open, It Happens by Surprise

Patti Digh | Posted 02.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Patti Digh

This is what broke me open: a bottle of nitroglycerin pills that I will carry in my purse, my blue jeans pocket, my car, my suit jacket, my beautiful hand-painted silk tunic, for the rest of my life.

People and Arms, Rights and Reason

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

Scientists at the National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC just published a research letter in JAMA, reporting on a comparison of life expecta...

The Myth of a 'Good Death'

Judith Johnson | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Looking at the pain and suffering of living and dying within this context suggests that a "good death" for example might not be the one that looks peaceful and isn't messy, but rather the one that accomplishes what that soul needed to have happen to complete its work in this lifetime.

6 Tips for Fun and Success: Notes From the Real World

Adam Sulkowski | Posted 02.01.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Adam Sulkowski

I'm proud to call Greg my former student. At a recent meet-up we realized that, whatever we do, six maxims exist for generating and enjoying good outc...

Finding Inspiration Through Grief

James Stoddah | Posted 01.31.2017 | Arts
James Stoddah

Celebrity culture has grown in recent decades and this is to be expected, as time will claim our heroes and influencers with greater frequency. It's creating a new paradigm in our journey towards accepting our own mortality.

What Dreams May Come

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 01.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Last year, USA Today, took a survey on spirituality. They asked whether or not people believed in an afterlife. "Of those surveyed, 55 percent said ...

Even If You Lose The Weight, Obesity May Still Impact Your Health

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe Published: 01/06/2016 02:21 AM EST on LiveScience People who have been overweight or obese at any time during their lives may...

Finding Joy Through Mortality

Leisa Peterson | Posted 12.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Leisa Peterson

How to Find Inner Joy Through Instant Gratification (Yes, I'm Serious) They say that life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. Our mo...

Happiness Won't Help You Live Longer, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.10.2015 | Fifty

It's said that laughter is the best medicine, but don't expect it to be the fountain of youth, a new study says. Researchers from a large British stud...