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An App a Day: 7 Business Apps That Ease Operations

La Tanya Williams | Posted 01.16.2015 | Small Business
La Tanya Williams

Okay, maybe there isn't exactly an app for government regulations or stress management per se, but there are many useful applications that can improve the lives of those tasked with managing a small business.

4 Ways to Make Cooking at Home Doable -- and More Fun

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Maybe you'll never can bushels of green beans, make your own ketchup, or grind your own hamburger. And that's fine. Cooking in your kitchen doesn't ever need to be an obsessive big deal. All it needs to be is a chance for you to enjoy yourself, learn something new, and feel good about what you've done.

Teaching Your Dog-Tired Mind Some New Tricks

Hope Gillerman | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Hope Gillerman

Many of us can feel low over the holidays, rely on alcohol and sugar to cope, get stuck on the pity path, snap at people we care about, and feel o...

How To Really Let Go Of Stress On Vacation, From Someone Who Does It For A Living

Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Travel Channel personality Samantha Brown has made a career doing what most can only dream of: exploring the world and experiencing just about everyth...

How Chronic Stress Can Create Hormonal Havoc, Part One

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

When you clean up your diet from mind-robbing molecules like caffeine, alcohol, and refined sugars and eat regularly to avoid the short-term stress of starvation on your body, you can maintain an even-keeled mindset throughout the day even when things get hectic.

Just Say NO to Holiday Stress

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

When my husband and I started a family, I assumed that my babies would hand me a one-way ticket to holiday bliss. I couldn't wait to introduce them to all of the little traditions that I remembered from my childhood.

Non-Voyage: 5 Reasons to Let Your Vacation Expire Unused This Year

Laura Berger | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

The United States is the only modern industrialized country that doesn't require employers give minimum annual time off with pay. That makes the vacation days you get a true gift -- one that is precious and essential to your performance in life, both professional and personal.

Holiday Stress Relief List

James E. Porter | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
James E. Porter

Everyone has a different take on why the holidays are so stressful. For some people the holidays are too commercial, for others the holidays mean spending a lot of money and credit card debt. For some people, the holidays are a painful reminder of a loved one who is no longer there.

Are You a Caregiver? Four Ways to Use Mindfulness to Boost Well-Being

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Any way you look at it, the number of adults who regularly care for a sick or disabled family member is staggering. More than 40 percent of Americans -- that tops 240 million -- wear the mantle of caregiver, an emotionally, physically and mentally taxing job.

100 Tricks To Help You De-Stress

The Huffington Post | Healthy Living Editors | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living

Who doesn't get stressed every now and then? Between work worries ("My deadline is when?!") and personal pressures ("Whose turn is it to pick up the k...

5 Mistakes We Make When We're Stressed

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Let's play a game: It's Monday morning, your inbox has hundreds of unread emails, you're in a fight with a loved one and you just spilled coffee on yo...

7 Secrets To Help You Stop Stressing Out Over School

Jamie Gleklen | Posted 12.06.2014 | Teen
Jamie Gleklen

Sometimes, when the workload seems endless, we can't even imagine how we will survive the week. Although stress is inevitable, there are a few steps you can take to make it a little more manageable.

Ask JJ: How Can I Manage Stress Levels?

JJ Virgin | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

You can't eliminate stress, but you can choose how you respond to life's daily storms. How you eat and live plays a significant role.

Is Your Glass Full of Bull?

Laura Berger | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

Maybe pessimism, stress, and fatigue are dominating your path -- and holding you back from the life you want to lead. The good news is that there is a way to shift your perception toward optimism. Here's how.

8 Ways to Bust Your Stress NOW!

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Next time you feel stressed, will you let it get the best of you or will you focus on what you can actually control? Take charge by stepping back and reaching into your bag of stress-busting tips. Your life will be better!

Is the Pursuit of Happiness the Wrong Goal?

Donna Steinhorn | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Steinhorn

Certainly perspective itself contributes to happiness. When we are confronted with someone else's tragedy we are often grateful for what we have in comparison. Or when we ourselves come through a crisis, even the worse for wear, we can be happy in our current improved state.

Don't Eat Your Stress

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Our bodies affect our minds as much as our minds affect our bodies. To maintain good health and wellbeing, we need to realize their interdependence and take care of both. The practice of mindfulness can help to reconnect the body with the mind, and specifically, eating mindfully can help ward off some of our autopilot stress responses related to food.

Snakes, Stress and Brain Science

James E. Porter | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
James E. Porter

Have you ever been walking through the woods, seen a curvy stick in the leaves, and immediately thought it was a snake? And by the time you realized it wasn't, your body had already reacted as if it was? This is a great example of the three parts of our brain not always working in tandem.

Mind Your Busyness In 10 Steps

Melanie Young | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I don't mind being busy. But I mind when being busy becomes non productive or even wasted time. More important, keeping busy should not keep you from enjoying your life and taking care of yourself.

Stress and How to Manage It

Rick Lash | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rick Lash

Stress in the workplace is an increasing concern not just for those in the workforce, but also for large and small-scale employers. How employees manage stress on a day-to-day basis is an issue that many companies now view as a serious organizational issue.

Stop It! 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

Brad Wheelis | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Wheelis

Our lives are so busy these days, it's hard not to feel some stress at one point or another. But life doesn't have to be so stressful. Here are five simple tips to help alleviate anxiety and stress.

Hello, This Is Your Wake-Up Call

Carol Bysiek | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Bysiek

The moment of the epiphany, the actual a-ha, brings immediate conceptual clarity and certainty in the mind. But to manifest that knowledge into changes in the physical and practical areas of one's life takes time, moves more slowly and is a continual and at times lengthy process.

Bed Camp

Jo Laird | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jo Laird

We do real harm to ourselves when we don't listen to our bodies when they cry out for relief. Stress just doesn't make us cranky and short-tempered. Serious health issues can result when we don't listen to what our bodies and mind need and let stress take over.

5 Simple Techniques To Calm Your Nerves

Betsy Polatin | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Betsy Polatin

It's easy to feel overwhelmed when there is "too much" to handle. Training yourself to become aware of your body's sensations during these moments can reduce stress and teach you how your body can lead you back to mental and physical equilibrium.

The Key To Working In A Stressful Environment, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, shared some valuable tips with us about dealing with a stressful work environment. “It sou...