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5 Ways Dwelling On The Negative Affects Your Well-Being

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

While it is natural to reflect on upsetting experiences, brooding involves replaying the same scenes in your mind and reliving the emotional distress you felt at the time. Once you are in the habit of ruminating, the urge to brood can be easy to trigger and difficult to ignore.

The Hormone That's Hurting Your Health

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ashley Neglia | Posted 02.26.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Over the last few years, cortisol has been blamed for a surplus of health problems, including depression, weight gain...

5 Ways To Incorporate More Joy In Your Life

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

If you can find a reason to laugh every day, you'll find that your mood will improve, your relationships with others will seem more meaningful and effortless, and life's hurdles won't seem so daunting.

Trust Me

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

The decision to trust or distrust someone occurs instantly. That moment -- whether it is a handshake, a telephone call, or an email -- locks in a relationship trajectory that may last for weeks, months, or a lifetime.

The Lasting Damage of Child Abuse

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

The effects of childhood sexual and physical abuse last a lifetime. Abused children may grow up to be adults prone to depression, anxiety, substance a...

Quality of Conversations

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Did you ever notice that, during a meeting or brainstorming session, one comment from a powerful voice can stop the innovation process?

5 Ways To Release Yourself From Stress

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Stress may be unavoidable, but that doesn't mean it is not manageable. By taking care of your body, being mindful about the things in your life that cause anxiety and stress, and training yourself to cope with stressful situations, you can avoid many of the negative side effects of stress.

It's Not You, It's Your Hormones: How Metabolic Mayhem Whips Up a Muffin Top (And 5 Foods that Reverse Belly Fat)

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Visceral fat knows how to protect its existence: it keeps that muffin top firmly intact despite your strongest efforts to banish it. Want a culprit to blame? Look no further than your hormones!

WATCH: Can Stress Actually Kill You?

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.30.2013 | Science

Next time you're stressed out, maybe just grab someone you love for a cuddle session. "It may just save your life," Mitchell Moffitt, co-creator of...

A Simple Self-Esteem Boost That Improves Emotional Strength

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Self-affirmation exercises are an effective way to boost our self-esteem and by doing so, increase our emotional resilience and become better protected against the various psychological injuries we encounter in daily life.

How to Stay Cool Under Presentation Pressure: A Lesson From Golfer Jason Dufner

Connie Dieken | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Connie Dieken

How did Dufner stay so cool under intense pressure to win a major championship? More important, what can YOU learn from Dufner's transformation from a guy struggling to retain his PGA Tour card to a champion hoisting the coveted Wanamaker Trophy?

Conversational Intelligence

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 10.17.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Conversational Intelligence is our most powerful and human and hardwired skill of connecting with others through conversations. When leaders turn to each other to draw out our best thinking and translate that into action, we are exercising our Conversational Intelligence.

WATCH: How 'Mutant' Fish May Help Humans Suffering From Depression

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.09.2013 | Science

It turns out humans aren't the only ones to have the blues. Fish can become "depressed-like" when experiencing chronic stress, according to a new stud...

A Surprising New Link Between Stress And Weight

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.20.2013 | Healthy Living

Another link between stress and chronic disease has been found in a small, observational study from Deakin University in Australia. Overweight and...

Just Breathe

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

The numbers of asthma attacks and allergies continue to rise, which shows that these medications are just a Band-Aid for a larger problem. They aren't targeting the root cause of asthma and allergies: inflammation.

Preventing Rejection at Work

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Here are some conversational rituals designed to help the people on your team regroup, and become part of the group -- to alter their inner, mental spaces by changing the outer, social environment.

Sugar Cravings and a Sweetie Pie (Plus 7 Ways to Curb the Jungle Drums)

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Sugar cravings might be one of the most insidious downward spirals in health management. If you eat something high in refined sugar, your blood glucose level skyrockets... and then crashes.

The 3 Major Stress Hormones, Explained

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Thanks to the work of our sympathetic nervous system, the "fight or flight" system that takes over when we're stressed, when you see your boss's name ...

5 Ways Stress Accelerates The Aging Process

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.11.2013 | Fifty

Chronic stress has been shown to have a number of negative health impacts, from insomnia to weight gain to an increased risk for heart disease -- not ...

Surprising Ways Stress Affects Your Body

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

According to a recent study, 60 to 80 percent of visits to primary care doctors may be related to stress, yet only 3 percent of patients receive stress management counseling. Why is it that so few people are getting help from their health care practitioners when it comes to stress?

Cortisol: Turn Your 'Bad Boy' Hormone Into Goldilocks

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

You know the bad boy you dated in high school or college? You knew he was bad news, you even knew it would end badly, but you dated him anyway. That's cortisol.

Why Entrepreneurs Are Animals -- And How That Can Help You Get Ahead

Brazen Life | Posted 05.05.2013 | Small Business
Brazen Life

Ever regretted a business decision you made in the heat of the moment? Most of us have. And most of us have felt the urge to yelp with excitement when we win a big success, too. That's your inner animal at work -- literally.

5 Ways Stress May Be Killing Your Sex Life

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 03.17.2013 | Women
Dr. Logan Levkoff

Stress is one of those weird issues that can not only affect your sex life, but also be alleviated by having sex. So if you want to get rid of stress, why don't you just go have sex? OK, that's all.

4 Fast Ways To De-Stress At Your Desk

Jon Wortmann | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

Work. Just the word can cause your stress level to rise. But what most of us don't realize is that we can use our brains to control our stress response wherever we are right now. Here are four ways to de-stress without even leaving your desk.

What Do You Crave?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Cravings are, to me, some of the most interesting and most frustrating things when making lifestyle changes that involve food, alcohol or smoking, particularly because these habits often have a physiological origin.