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Samantha Boardman

7 Tips to Survive the End-of-Summer Blues

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Even for people who don't have kids, the "back to school" mindset can awaken anxieties of long ago about returning to school. The change in temperature and light also play a role. Days are undeniably getting cooler and shorter and for those sensitive to light, this can contribute to the end of summer blues. The good news is that there is a remedy:

Morning Routines for Productive People

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

How we spend our mornings sets the tone for the rest of the day. A calm and productive morning is very different from a frantic one. What can you do to make your mornings more productive and less hectic?

Science Says You Shouldn't Bail On Your Plans Tonight

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 07.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Bottom line: If you want longevity and good health, it takes a village filled with good people. Best of all, this is a great excuse to drag your husband or partner to another dinner party.

Stop This Habit Today

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Begin your day with an intellectual mise-en-scene. Plan ahead. Prioritize your list. Above all, put your smartphone away when you are with the people you love. They are your priority, not other people's Instagram feeds.

Do You Really Know Yourself?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 06.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Samantha Boardman MD

Benjamin Franklin said, "There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self." Self-knowledge is a tricky business indeed ...

Slimmer by Design

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Requiring fast food restaurants like McDonald's to post calorie counts on menus sounds like a great way to educate consumers and help them make better...

The Pygmalion Effect: Do Expectations Shape Reality?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Expectations shape behavior in powerful ways. Help others reveal the greatest version of themselves by believing in their potential.

How to Survive a Boring Dinner Partner

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Imagine yourself at a dinner "stuck" next to someone who is rambling on about something you have no interest in. "How can this person be so boring?" y...

The Fountain of Youth

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

If you care about aging well, Dan Buettner is your man. For more than a decade, Buettner has been traveling the world in search of the world's longevi...

Does Art Matter?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 04.15.2015 | Arts
Samantha Boardman MD

The intellectual, social, emotional, and empathetic value of a piece of art may be hard to measure but are undeniable. A recent study found that students who visited an art museum demonstrated greater knowledge, critical thinking and empathy than those who didn't.

How Losing Helps You Win

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

One strategy to overcome the Trophy Industrial Complex is to encourage healthy competition. This is not an oxymoron. Competition can bring out the best in both children and adults.

Learning Resilience From a Master

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Matisse embodies what people refer to today as resilience. With passion and perseverance, he navigated his way through this challenging period and found beauty in the darkness.

12 Secrets to Avoid Santa's Waistline

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

The average American gains between 4 and 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a scary statistic. Parties, family gatherings, stress, alcohol and fatigue are all to blame. The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way. Here are a few tips for keeping slim this holiday season:

Forget Willpower: A Smarter Strategy to Resist Temptation

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

The thing is, it takes a great deal of energy and effort to combat "hot" emotional impulses with cognitive cool thinking. Plus, suppressing emotions is stressful and takes a toll physically and emotionally.

6 Lessons Great White Sharks Can Teach Us About Life

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

A vigilant focus when swimming with sharks is essential for survival. Paying attention to what matters in life is essential too -- part of this is recognizing that first impressions aren't always correct.

Modern Manners

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Being mindful of our surroundings and appreciating the beauty around us, cleaning up our messes and someone else's are ways to show our respect for the world we live in.

The Art and Science of Flirting

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Truly listening involves hearing what the person is saying and also paying attention to their non-verbal communication. Respond by paraphrasing and reflecting on the conversation to move it forward -- it shows them you genuinely care about what they have to say.

Do You Have a Job, Career or Calling?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

One person might say, "I am laying bricks," a second might say, "I am building a wall," and a third might say, "I am creating a cathedral." All three share the same day-to-day labor, it is the perspective that differs.

Charisma 101

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Indeed, some people are so magnetic that we feel a gravitational pull towards them. We describe this quality as "charisma" and most people think of it as something you are either born with or not. In fact, charisma is a skill that can be learned.

Rethink Time Management: 11 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Modern conveniences like vacuum cleaners, super-turbo hairdryers and electronic juicers make life easier. The irony is that everyone feels pressed for time. The following recommendations are not going to add more hours to your day but they may alter how you think about and value time.

9 Tips For A More Productive Morning

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Productive people know that mornings are a great time for getting things done. And science shows that willpower is greatest in the morning. So take advantage of it and do the things that require self-discipline, like going to the gym or doing your taxes, early in the day.

Truly Fashion Forward: A Quantum Leap for the Future of Clothes

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 11.11.2013 | Style
Samantha Boardman MD

As fashion collides with wearable technology, what we wear will most likely be transformed in surprising and complex ways.

When the Reward Is the Experience

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

In other words, flow is the opposite of feeling bored, disconnected or meaningless -- all too common afflictions of modern life. Experts believe there is a direct relationship between flow experiences and well-being.

Samantha Boardman, MD: Beauty Sleep Is the New Black

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 10.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Across the board, women who report consistent poor sleep had increased signs of aging; low self-perceived attractiveness. Other studies show that others perceive people who are sleep deprived as less healthy and less attractive.

PHOTOS: Look Who's Baseling!

Posted 02.06.2013 | Miami

We wondered how long it would take Kanye West to show up during Art Basel! Mr. Kim Kardashian made his appearance without his voluptuous other half Th...