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Worship: The weekend activity that can boost happiness, health throughout the week, studies find

David Briggs | Posted 08.31.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

The temptations to skip church on Sunday morning are many, from sleeping in to getting an early start on mowing the lawn. But new research on religi...

Why Poor Americans Die Younger: How To Overcome The Health Adversity Of Poverty

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

The challenges of being poor are greater than we generally appreciate. Poverty requires both social and personal commitment to live longer and prosper.

7 Ways To Support Your Community

Pawel Alva Nazaruk | Posted 06.27.2016 | Impact
Pawel Alva Nazaruk

We collected the best ways to change your neighborhood and your community's life, check it out!

Above And Beyond

Karena Virginia | Posted 06.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Karena Virginia

It has ben a very difficult few months for my family. The emptiness burns in my belly every morning and throughout the day. He was only 18. Michael ...

Doing Business At The Speed Of Love

Jennifer Love | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." - Eleanor Roosevelt You know the saying, "Success in business is all about mak...

Can You Hear Me?

Karalyne Martinez | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Karalyne Martinez

Be conscious in the present and concern yourself with the happiness of the pursuit rather than the pursuit of the happiness. Do things from the spiritual heart -- remove your animalistic qualities and save yourself and many of us.

Is Your Congregation a Clergy Killer? How Churchgoers Matter to Mental Health of Pastors

David Briggs | Posted 04.29.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Clergy who serve flocks that support them in their times of need and let their pastors know how much they mean to them are much more likely to be satisfied in their ministry and have a higher quality of life, according to a new study.

Do People Take You Seriously? Here's How to Tell

Tammy Letherer | Posted 04.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tammy Letherer

Why do I apologize so much? In what ways do I minimize myself and my efforts? And the big one, of course: How seriously do I take myself?

Secret Shame: The Spiritual Costs of Online Porn

David Briggs | Posted 04.11.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

As the secular culture marches on in its acceptance of pornography, one group of Americans is not finding it as easy to adapt, research indicates. The widespread access to graphic sexual images may be particularly damaging to religious individuals.

Why Pinterest Is Totally Addictive -- And How To Use It To Your Benefit

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 03.12.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Once you start browsing for ideas on Pinterest, you may find yourself more absorbed than you bargained for, in pins that lead to other pins. You can easily spend the time you intended to spend on a project instead looking for more projects. Although browsing is free, that time and energy you've put into it is not.

A Path Toward Well-Being

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.17.2016 | Impact
Paul Stoller

It's been 15 years since I learned that I had Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a set of blood cancers, which, as they say, can be managed but not cured. When I received this devastating news, I thought that my relatively short life would soon be over.

7 Reasons Why Your New Year's Resolutions Are Failing and How to Fix Them to Succeed

Amanda Richardson | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Richardson

Here's a little 7-step diagnostic to help you figure out why your resolutions aren't working - and tips to put you on the right track to an enjoyable and prosperous year.

Coming Home: How Religion Can Be a Healing Balm for Veterans

David Briggs | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Religious communities can provide important sources of social support. Personal faith can provide solace and a sense of hope to men and women who endure constant stress and may have experienced traumatic events.

'I Don't Have Female Friends Because I Don't Like Most Women'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 11.30.2015 | Women
Samantha Rodman PhD

Explore why you may feel uncomfortable around "typical" women, by thinking about your childhood and likely, in particular, your mom. Then, find things you like to do, meet women at them, psych yourself up to ask for their contact info, and then contact them and hang out.

The Importance of Moms Supporting Each Other

Jessica N Ernst. | Posted 09.24.2016 | Parents
Jessica N Ernst.

Seeing that you are not the only person experiencing the imperfections of motherhood is absolutely incredible. It is uplifting beyond words. We have created a group where we are allowed to be ourselves, and there is no judgment.

Slapped in the Facebook

Lisa T. Schlesinger | Posted 09.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa T. Schlesinger

Can you imagine a life without Facebook, let alone remember a time before it? It's now a part of our daily routine. We share our experiences, political views, photos and losses -- exhibiting ourselves for "our friends."

Does Flextime Lead to Better Health and Less Burnout?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Without question, more and more employees are asking their employers for more flexibility, but does flextime really decrease rates of burnout and lead to better health outcomes? What do you think?

Friendships May Play A Huge Role In Depression Recovery

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.22.2015 | Science

It's not always easy to know how to help a friend who's struggling with depression. It turns out that just being there for that person might be the be...

Saying No to Affluenza: 5 Ways Faith Can Help Parents of Teens Raise Healthy, Caring Young Adults

David Briggs | Posted 07.14.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

How can parents help their own children say no to affluenza? Or to become caring young adults, forsaking refuge in addictive behaviors? One answer may be right down the street: Their local church, temple or mosque.

Wellness Programs: Paternalism-Based, Impersonal Medicine

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Neil S. Greenspan

In recent years, many corporations, universities, and medical centers have initiated wellness programs for their employees. The presumption is that s...

The Well-Meaning Friend

Carol A Miele | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Carol A Miele

Is the term "well-meaning friend" an expression to signify one who does unintentional harm while providing acts of kindness and sincere concern? Or......

4 Ways to Build Resilience in Business

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 05.30.2016 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

The pressures of modern business life are often draining. We juggle priorities -- work, family, friends, interests -- and often the pace feels overwhelming. Whether you are going through significant changes at work, or just in life in general, here are some tips to build your resilience.

AntiCancer Living: The Mix of Six

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. and Alison Jefferies, MEd Cancer is a leading cause of death in the world. In the United States one in two men and one in three...

2 Key Ingredients for Finding Happiness

Kate Mayer Mangan | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kate Mayer Mangan

Without repetition, even the best suggestion for health or happiness will not take root. But practice isn't enough. Most of us need another ingredient -- other people.

I Want Girlfriends But I Don't Get Along With Other Women

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Samantha Rodman PhD

To conclude, here are my recommendations: explore why you may feel uncomfortable around "typical" women, by thinking about your childhood and likely, in particular, your mom. Then, find things you like to do, meet women at them, psych yourself up to ask for their contact info, and then contact them and hang out.