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How to Live on $0 a Day: Financial Doldrums Got You Down? Look on the Bright Side

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Pre-stirred yogurt: This was one of the first costly luxuries I gave up. Yes, it's exhausting having to actually stir the yogurt flavoring, but it's a great way to combine breakfast and exercise.

Most Depressing Ad of 2009

Anne Z. Boxer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Z. Boxer

The current TV ad for SeroquelXR is so depressing it is hard to watch. One full viewing was enough -- after that it was zapped by the remote after the first treacly musical note.

Integrative Mental Health: A New Model For Depression Relief

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Depression, a complex and multifaceted problem, is frequently treated with an oversimplified, expensive therapy that, sadly, is often ineffective.

No Hurricane Worries? Not So Fast

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Here's the bad news about the quiet, almost peaceful hurricane season in 2009: Right away, people start thinking this is the norm. They start to relax and maybe even make fun of hurricanes.

Is Your Mood Affected By The Season?

Psychology Today | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

When the days get short and dark, many people develop a predictable set of symptoms. At their extreme, they can be very difficult and disabling. Toget...

Dust, Drudgery And Bliss: Happiness And Volunteering

Mark Setton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Setton

After so many years concentrating on what makes depressed people depressed, scientists are now beginning to study what makes happy people happy.

Politicians Can Count on Popular Despair After Copenhagen

Sanjay Khanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanjay Khanna

The possibility that a climate agreement won't be reached is increasingly becoming a reality. For society, the failure could be much more dire than just melting ice caps.

FDA Considers Caving to Scientology and Making Mental Illness Treatment Illegal

DJ Jaffe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

As far-fetched as it sounds, the FDA is considering making it more difficult to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and psychosis.

Medication Alone is No Panacea for Depression

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

There is no doubt that antidepressants, which I have taken since 1996, have helped me. But these pills are no panacea, and they will not automatically make a shy person the life of the party.

Our Narrow View Of Depression Is Compounding The Problem

Michael Yapko | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Yapko

Depression is more a social problem than a medical one, and no purely biological cure will be found for it any more than biology alone will cure other social ills such as poverty or child abuse.

Giving For Health: How Volunteering Can Help Cope With Disease | TARA PARKER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

How giving can lead to mental and physical changes in health isn't entirely clear, although studies suggest that altruism may be an antidote to stress...

Dish The Dirt: Denise Austin On Saddlebag Slimmers & Fit Bottoms

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

Polar opposites in childhood, finding middle ground as adults, I met up with Denise Austin, fitness guru, to discuss saddlebag slimmers and fit bottoms.

Workplace Health May Be Declining | Sarah Klein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Amid the highest unemployment rate in recent decades and massive job losses around the country, most workers feel happy to at least be employed. What ...

Iris Robinson: Mrs. Robinson's Affair With Teen Rocks Northern Ireland

AP | DAVID MORGAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — A political scandal riveting Northern Ireland has a certain cinematic feel: an affair by 58-year-old woman named Mrs...

Real Food Rehab: Where To Find Inspiration In Hard Times

Dana Joy Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dana Joy Altman

The last two years have been soul-searching times. Throw in the recession and the holidays, and that's a lot of pressure. But there's one thing I've learned in my attempts at self-preservation: it's crucial to seek out inspiration.

Iraq War Veteran Opens Fire On Police In Indiana

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LYNN, Ind. — An ex-Marine who served in Iraq has been charged with three counts of attempted murder of a police officer after firing on police. ...

Sleeping Earlier Guards Teens Against Depression, Study Says

BBC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Of 15,500 12 to 18-year-olds studied, those who went to bed after midnight were 24 percent more likely to have depression than those who went before 2...

Getting Through The Night At The End Of Days

Catherine Ingram | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Catherine Ingram

It's a sad awareness that is becoming the zeitgeist of our time. It is being spoken in scientific, environmental, spiritual, academic, and governmental circles. We humans may not make it much longer.

City of San Diego Attacks the Symptoms of Poverty

Justin Hudnall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Justin Hudnall

City workers and police officers then immediately descended on the homeless people's possessions, tossing everything into an attending garbage truck and compactor, crushing everything.

How to Live on $0 a Day: Assuaging Rage, One Prick at a Time

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

If you're quivering with rage just thinking about Wall Street, it's time to take action. I've discovered a way to achieve a semblance of inner peace without therapists, tranquilizers or weapons.

The Mass Production of Mental Illness and What To Do About It

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Dr. Richard P. Bentall, professor and practitioner of clinical psychology in Britain, exposes the highly dubious nature of reigning presumptions about the causes and treatment of mental illness.

Empower Stockholders To Dictate Executive Salaries

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Headlines shout about overly generous executive compensation packages. Some say it is disgusting, obnoxious and egregious.

Psychiatry's Dirty Little Secret

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

Of people prescribed an antidepressant to treat their Major Depression, only about 25% enjoy complete resolution of symptoms, another 50% feel some relief, and the last unfortunate 25% get no relief at all.

Turning Down $250 Million Is Not a Smart Move for ION or Minority TV Audiences

Deborah Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Deborah Douglas

Can you image what TV might look like if it looked like the people who watch it, often in higher proportions than the people being targeted by an overwhelming white, male corps of writers?

Athletes Risk Lifetime Of Suffering From Head Injuries

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

A well-known cause of dementia is dementia pugilistica, or what has commonly been called being "punch drunk." In some cases, the presentation is virtually indistinguishable from Alzheimer's dementia.