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The Sane Way To Have It All

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 10.22.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

While the Enjoli woman of yore was intimidating enough with her bacon and her pan, today the ideal involves even more balls in the air: in addition to raising her children perfectly (and feeding them only organic bacon) and making the most of her potential at the office, she's untouched by the hands of time, doing work that's deeply satisfying and meaningful for the world at large, finding personal and spiritual fulfillment and capable of a perfect downward-facing dog.

Ramadan Reflection Day 22: Overcoming Our Addictions

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.22.2011 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

The break from our daily routine enables us to see how much we actually rely on our addictions to get through the day and then decide whether we want to use the opportunity to overcome them or let them stay with us.

Miles to Go Before We Sleep

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

There may be a new behavioral response in play in the American economy, with people's driving habits being a lot more responsive to economic changes than they used to be. Does this mean we're experiencing structural, rather than cyclical change?

Ask Your Doctor

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 10.16.2011 | Comedy
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Of course, you know by now that almost every television commercial is a drug company selling prescription anti-depression drugs and repeating the mant...

How Austerity Is Ushering in a Global Recession

Robert Reich | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Not only is the U.S. slouching toward a double-dip, but so is Europe. New data out Tuesday show even Europe's strongest core economies slowing to a crawl. We're on the cusp of a global recession. Policymakers be warned: Austerity is the wrong medicine.

4 Med-Free Ways To Treat Depression

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 10.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

When you're depressed, remember this: almost everybody gets better. And there are many ways -- more than we imagine today -- to get better. There's a lot more to treating depression than drugs.

A Double-Edged Jobs Depression

McClatchy Newspapers | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

Ever since the 44-year-old Germantown, Md., resident was laid off from her job as an administrator for a federal contractor in May 2009, she's sent ou...

Chasing the Debt Dragon

Eric Margolis | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business
Eric Margolis

As America goes, so goes much of the world. America needs a new revolution to restore its economic vitality and social peace.

Big Pharma's Newest Gimmick: 'Progressive' Depression

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 10.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

Before direct-to-consumer advertising, the health care system was devoted to preventing over-treatment and assuring patients they were probably okay. Now patients are assured they probably have a progressive disease.

Catherine Pearson

Depression Increases Stroke Risk In Women, New Research Suggests | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.11.2011 | Healthy Living

Depression does more than take a mental toll on people, leading to possible physical complications such as obesity and cardiovascular disease. Now, ne...

FAQs on the Standard & Poor's Downgrade of the U.S. Credit Rating

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business
Natalie Pace

If Congress gets smart, goes back into negotiations immediately and comes up with a credible plan to implement budget savings of more than $4 trillion over the next 10 years, the world will have renewed faith in the its largest economy.

Save the Nation From Economic Collapse

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The gathering storm of a recession threatens America with the danger of a lost decade of economic pain. President Obama and Congress can save the nation by reaching a new agreement to lower the deficit and create jobs by Labor Day.

It's the Stupid Economy

Larry Beinhart | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

OK, a quick trip down memory lane. Kids and young adults, anyone under 25, ask your parents, because I know it wasn't covered in school.

Reduce Anxiety and Depression with Guided Imagery

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Can guided imagery really make you less depressed, less anxious and improve your general outlook on life? Apparently the answer is YES. Research...

How To Talk To 'Angry' Teens

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Traversing the psychological terrain between teenage dependence and young adult independence is fraught with anxiety, confusion and fear.

Depression Around The World: How Do Countries Stack Up?

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.26.2011 | Healthy Living

If you're a woman living in the United States, you're six times more likely to be depressed than a man living in China, says a new study. In the fi...

President Obama Should Fulfill His Ocean Promise

David Helvarg | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

Tuesday July 19 marked the first anniversary of President Obama signing an Executive Order to protect our public seas and the jobs and communities that depend on their health. So where are we one year out?

Why 1 in 5 Boomers Are Depressed

Kathryn Haslanger | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Haslanger

Unfortunately, much of the depression in the elderly goes unrecognized, and therefore untreated, by medical professionals. Many caregivers think depression is a normal part of the aging process, but it is not.

How Do I Talk To Someone With Depression?

Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living

Have a loved one diagnosed with depression? Cancer? The thought of talking to that person can be scary and awkward. What do you say? What is polite, a...

A Tale of Two Nations

Joel Shatzky | Posted 09.14.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

We are, indeed, turning into two nations: a small but steadily growing proportion of the population acquiring greater wealth and a much larger number moving into poverty.

Your Job Can Make You Depressed

Therese Borchard | Posted 09.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

One of the more complex quandaries of depression is knowing when your job is making you depressed, or if you are just clinically depressed and your job has nothing to do with it.

Dating & Mental Health

Meredith Fineman | Posted 09.10.2011 | Women
Meredith Fineman

Today's issue at hand is one I've been wanting to cover for a long, long while. Something that happens often in relationships, dating, hookups, and th...

STUDY: Air Pollution Linked To Depression, Memory Problems

Psych Central | Posted 09.05.2011 | Healthy Living

By Rick Nauert Ph.D. Laboratory research suggests long-term exposure to air pollution can lead to learning and memory problems and even depression....

New Strategies To Curb Emotional Eating

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Americans are stressed out, and seeking treatment for anxiety and depression in record numbers. Experiencing all of those bad feelings each day leads us to consume more and more high-calorie junk food.

6 Tips To Help Summer Depression

Therese Borchard | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

You don't mean to be grumpy. But darn it, you are miserable in the oppressive heat, your kids are home for 90 consecutive days, and you are don't have the stamina to pretend you are giddy that summer has arrived. Sound familiar?