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Facebook's New Feature Proves Your Ex Is Losing The Breakup

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 11.23.2015 | Comedy

Recently, Facebook launched "Take a Break," a feature that helps you deal with breaking up by limiting the amount of content shown between you a...

Why You Need to Take a Break Sometimes

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

There are times in life when we operate on autopilot, whether that's doing our job, taking care of our family or just going about our daily routine. S...

5 Reasons 'Me Time' Is Necessary, Not Narcissistic

Sarah Bunton | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Sarah Bunton

I'm not suggesting you put in earplugs and take a bubble bath while your baby cries in the other room. Instead, I say we stop pretending to be robots who don't require sleep, breaks or help.

How to Make Yourself a Priority

Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree

I've talked to so many clients who believe if only they could get more done and get it done more quickly they would be happier. Yet I see these same clients work and work until they are stressed out, exhausted, and unable to be very effective at anything they do.

6 Ways to Make Your Breaks Truly Refreshing

Inc. | Jessica Stillman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living

These days, we’re all suffering from an epidemic of busyness. Unless you’re compelled by a lifelong habit (like, say, smoking) to get up from your...

12 Dolphins That Remind Us To Play

Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

How To Really Unplug When You're On Vacation

meQuilibrium | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living

If you say you're off the grid for vacation, you act that way. Because as soon as you respond to one work email, you change the game -- and the expectations. In fact, what you're doing is telling people not to believe what you say, because you do something different.

A Year of Pause

Kevin Cashman | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Kevin Cashman

As we pause during this unique time of transition, why not resolve to taking back our lives through intentional choices? In 2013, let's choose to pause deeply, treat ourselves kindly, and include pause as a best practice for creating more connection, meaning, and fulfillment.

LOOK: 50 Ways To Take A Break, And The Essential First Step Of Remembering

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

I used to think there'd come a moment when my to do list would get done and then I could take a break. Of course, in time, I came to see that this open space seldom arrives on its own -- that life has a way of continually filling up unless I do something to make it otherwise.

11 Ways To Cheer Yourself Up

SavySugar | Posted 05.30.2012 | Women

Even if it's packed with fun events, a busy Summer schedule can feel overwhelming. Weddings, vacations, weekend barbecues - extra activities mean extr...

8 Ways To Kick Yourself Offline

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology

We're all addicted to tech. After long work days with eyes glued to glowing computer screens, dazed workers across the country depart office buildings...

Why Are We So Bad At Taking Breaks?

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

I wish we could start a cultural movement to reclaim the power of the break. For starters, it might help to recognize that by definition, a break is supposed to happen between things, just as a page break is inserted right within a book's content.

Taking Timeouts To Decrease Stress And Increase Creativity

Robert J. Kriegel, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert J. Kriegel, Ph.D.

The human engine, like any other, runs on energy. The more you have at your disposal, the healthier you'll be and the better you'll feel and perform. But you can't continually run an engine in the red zone, at max output, or it will burn out.

The dirty little secret most women don't talk about

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Despite the romanticized myth of BFF, the hard truth is that most friendships don't last forever. In fact, research suggests that when it comes to fri...

The Secret to Insight: Letting Go of the Mind

Marc Lesser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc Lesser

Would Archimedes have had his eureka moment if he'd gone to the baths and immediately started catching up on email while trolling the Internet for half-priced togas?

Unplug And Recharge: Get Out Of Your Head!

Sara Avant Stover | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Avant Stover

Because the to-do's of our lives emphasize thinking over feeling, it's up to you to shift the scales back to balance. A truly healthy individual lives just as much from her mind as she does her heart.