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How To Tame Normal Teen Anxiety

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Sometimes, kids just need to hear about others experiences so they cannot feel so alone and have the courage to talk to others.

Joan Rivers and Chelsea Handler: Antidotes for Self-Doubt

Maria Senise | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

Okay, here's the deal: I love Joan Rivers and Chelsea Handler. Both are women who don't apologize for anything they say, think, or do, and became incr...

The Case Against Straight A's

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have seen too many kids get stressed out, anxious and even depressed in their mission to get straight A's. Let me tell you why I dislike the pursuit of straight A's.

One Way To Help Your Children Handle Stress And Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living

It’s hard for anyone to deal with stress and anxiety, but it’s especially hard for children. Michele Kambolis, a clinical therapist and author,...

Being Ridiculous Is Absolutely Necessary

Maria Senise | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

We laughed so fricken hard that day, my lungs hurt. It felt SO good. Sometimes, nothing beats acting completely silly, off-the-chain ridiculous, and just kind of stupid simply because you can. I needed that day.

Why You Should Get Help For Your Fears and Anxieties

Stan Popovich | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

Remember that you are the person who is suffering and not your friends and family. Don't let the opinions of your peers prevent you from getting your life back. Your health is the most important thing and must be your number one priority. Do what is best for you.

Experiencing the Beyond: Transcending, the Fast Track to Fulfillment

Rona Abramson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Rona Abramson

"Exploring the explorer" is critical. Diving deep into our own consciousness and fathoming the essence of our own nature is where meditation can succeed in ways that other journeys can only hint at. The key is in the process of transcending.

8 Tips For Dealing With Mental Health Stigma In Today's Society

Stan Popovich | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

In some cases your friends and relatives might give you a hard time regarding your mental health struggles. Here eight suggestions on how to deal with mental health stigma from your peers.

Review Essay: Out There by Sarah Stark

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 09.12.2014 | Books
Robert D. Stolorow

"When a person says to a friend, 'I'll see you later,' or a parent says to a child at bedtime, 'I'll see you in the morning,' these are statements, like delusions, whose validity is not open for discussion.

This Is When Teens Feel The Most Depressed

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living

For most people, a cell phone is a way to play Candy Crush, compose a Facebook status or check their emails in the mornings -- but for teens strugglin...

Yagana Shah

These Common Drugs May Increase Risk For Alzheimer's

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.10.2014 | Fifty

Users of sleep and anxiety drugs may unknowingly be increasing their risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. A study published in the British Med...

Confessions of a Self-Proclaimed Phone Addict

Ashley McDonald | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ashley McDonald

Perhaps I should put down my phone a little. Maybe we all should (fellow college students, I'm talking to you). Because yeah, life is moving pretty fast, and if we don't stop and look around once in a while, we could miss it (couldn't resist). Do they have AA groups for this sort of thing?

Attitudes of Gratitude: Religious Friends Cultivate Thankfulness

David Briggs | Posted 09.10.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Keep your friends close, and your religious friends closer.

Influence of Culture on Brain-Based Conditions

Ilyana Romanovsky | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ilyana Romanovsky

If we didn't have culture, we would be either dead or very seriously socially free. Humans are designed to live as cultural animals. Our brains ...

Stress-Free Is As Near to You As Your Own Thoughts

Don Joseph Goewey | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Don Joseph Goewey

If you take a close look at stress over the course of a busy week, you're likely to discover that stress is happening in you far more than it's happening to you. It has more to do with the anxious way you relate to people and events than with the events themselves.

What Happened When This Rapper Was Forced To Face His Depression Head On

Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Donny Goines, 34, is a hip-hop artist from New York, New York. This is his story. The feeling of depression can only be described as a suffocating ...

WATCH: Crappy Benefits

Brad Yates | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Perhaps you've heard this: Human beings do what works. Every action we take is because we believe it benefits us in some way -- as illogical as that ...

Homework Is Stupid and I Hate Everything!

Tamar Chansky | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

We need to teach kids that a little bit of struggle is a normal and expected part of anyone's climb on the learning curve.

Back-to-School Anxiety

Richard Weissbourd | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents
Richard Weissbourd

Whether or not your child is feeling anxious about the start of school, you can use this time to talk to principals, guidance counselors and teachers about the importance of creating a classroom and school that feels safe and welcoming.

To The Lonely Freshman: Your Isolation Is Not Permanent

Matt Camarda | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Matt Camarda

Your isolation may feel permanent; it may become hard to imagine a future in which you've found your place. It may feel like cold comfort to hear that adjusting takes time, but it's the truth. I've been there.

Spiritual Struggles of College Freshmen May Increase Risk of Addiction

David Briggs | Posted 09.03.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

The more incoming students contended with issues such as doubting their faith or feeling punished by God, the greater risk they appeared to be for a variety of addictive behaviors, from gambling to recreational drugs, a new study indicated.

Here's All The Ways We Could Have Died Last Week

Katie Tandy | Posted 09.02.2014 | Comedy
Katie Tandy

Guys, did you know that your life is in danger? Well. It is. But fret not. Because weather.com has kept a keen eye on the grim reaper and every one of his manifestations.

Punch the Bag, Punch the Thoughts

Maria Senise | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

Lately, I've been wanting to bang my head against the wall in an attempt to rid my mind of its rampant, intrusive thoughts. Knowing that will only lead to a headache without resolution, I've been resorting to punching the bag instead. Boxing, man; boxing is where it's at.

18 Convincing Reasons To Give Yoga Another Try

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living

“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.“ --Rodney Yee While pounding on a treadmill, lifti...

Adopting These 2 Habits May Just Make You Happier

Kellie Edwards | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

Gratitude is part of the puzzle; the other main part is being kind to myself. I have cranky, sad and lethargic moments too. But instead of criticizing myself at those times OR faking gratitude I have experimented with another practice backed by science.