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Change Is in the Air

Rupa Mehta | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Nature is talking to us; we should listen! Bundle up in that new sweater, eat that pumpkin pie, and crunch through some leaves; truly enjoy the season! But don't forget to supplement the physical changes with emotional ones.

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2014: 'Change My World in 1 Minute'

Nicole Luongo | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Nicole Luongo

According to the Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation (CPIRF), over 17 million people worldwide have cerebral palsy -- for which there is no cure. I am one of them.

5 Habits of Genuinely Happy People

The Active Times | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Ever wonder what people do to stay happy? We all want to be happy, it is one of the greatest feelings you can achieve, but maintaining that happiness...

Conquer Fear, Dream a Little, and Go on That Sabbatical

Carolina Rogoll | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolina Rogoll

Breaking away from your regular routine will let you test whether your life can be significantly better if you live differently. Maybe that means living in a different country, learning a new skill, changing jobs or completing your bucket list. But even as exciting as it sounds and the happiness it promises, the decision doesn't come easy.

No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?!

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

've pruned my online connections. I've birthed new habits. I'm setting boundaries between work and personal time. I'm less scattered and distracted. I'm wasting less time. I have the reins in my hands again. I haven't been this productive or at ease in quite a while.

Can Yoga Change the World?

Sister Jenna | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

When an Eastern or Indian Prime Minister addresses the United Nations and dedicates some of that time to add that there should be an International Y...

Our Teens Go 'Electronics-free' (and Live to Tell About It)

Stephanie Duncan Caceres | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Duncan Caceres

Christian's room was dark, except for a small blue glow. At 2:37 a.m., he was texting in his bed; I entered Matthew's room and discovered the same disturbing scenario, only he was playing a video game.

Sitting Is the New Smoking: Ways a Sedentary Lifestyle Is Killing You

The Active Times | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

The ticking clock and furious patter of computer keys are staples in offices around the world. Regardless of specific business, offices share many sim...

Rx for Achieving a Rock Solid Relationship

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

The good news is, you don't need to be perfect to have the solid relationship you crave and deserve. All it takes (after you choose the right partner, of course) is a little effort, skill and thoughtfulness to make your relationship strong, solid and ready to go the distance.

Moves Guaranteed to Get You Your Best Butt Ever

The Active Times | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

The butt is a powerful tool. The muscles in our backsides help with everything from climbing stairs to running marathons and that's just the beginning.

5 Actions To Take To Get To The Life Of Your Dreams

Mary Morrissey | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Morrissey

I happen to believe that you can live a "fairy tale" life, but I prefer not to use the term "fairy tale." I think it implies that something is unattainable through normal channels. On the other hand, I believe it is perfectly possible to live a dream life.

Lose the Last 10 Pounds: Tips to Help You Reach Your Goal Weight

The Active Times | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Whether you're determined to finally reach the goal weight you set out to achieve several months back, or a lapse in your regular healthy habits led you to gain a few extra pounds, getting rid of that bit of extra body fat can be quite challenging.

How To Fight Jet Lag

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

Light is one of the biggest influences on your body's natural clock, so use natural light and sunshades to your advantage. Regulating light exposure can help you feel better and adjust faster. But it's not as simple as being in the light during the day and in the dark at night, at least not initially. You need to know your east from your west.

7 of Illinois' Healthiest and Least Healthy Counties

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.26.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program has released 2014 national health rankings. Some counties in Illinois are on the right track health-wise, but some have room for improvement.

Why I Bury My Cellphone In A Drawer At Night

Chris Deaver | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

Don't get me wrong: I don't hate technology. Quite the opposite, I've adopted and advocate the latest and greatest like most people, but I came to a realization recently that I had to detox. And I put together a list of reasons why.

Headed to the Hospital? 5 Things to Know Before You Go

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Hospitals should be places of safe health care delivery and recovery from acute or chronic illness. You should also be a smart patient. Take inventory of your kidney health prior to coming to the hospital and share these answers with your health care practitioner so that they are reflected in your medical records.

Serendipity and Santa Claus: 9 Unscientific Observations

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

As the months passed, I thought about serendipity. I paid attention to moments that were surprising and delightful -- finding the perfect T-shirt on sale, getting a tip on a story, making a new friend at a meeting -- and I tried to notice what state I was in when serendipitous things happened.

8 Things Not To Say To Someone Who Is Grieving

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

I'll admit that before I experienced grief firsthand, I, too, was at a loss for words. Now that I've been on both sides, I'd like to offer a few suggestions for what not to say to a newly grieving person.

How I Ditched My Inner Skinny B*tch

Lisa Lewtan | Posted 09.25.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Lewtan

I named my inner skinny bitch Frankie. Frankie used to obsess 24/7 about how to make me eat less. As a hungry girl with an extraordinarily healthy appetite, this was a big problem for me.

5 Easy Ways You Can Burn 100 Calories in 10 Minutes

The Active Times | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

The following list of exercises will likely help you rack up a significant calorie burn in about 10 minutes. If you kick up the intensity and go all out, you might even be able to burn more than 100 calories. It all depends on how hard you work.

How This Piece of Technology Can Help You Be More Mindful

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Normally, we don’t associate technology with meditation -- unless we're using the ancient mindfulness practice to take time away from technology and...

The Future of Getting Lost

Mark Fallows | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Fallows

As controllers of technology, individually and collectively, we must balance technological connection with disconnection, have the discipline to lose ourselves in our unconscious minds, and have the focus to listen to our souls.

How To Vacation Your Way To A Better You

SmarterTravel | Posted 09.23.2014 | Travel

Do something good for yourself on your next getaway. Book a trip that will have a lasting impact on your health and well-being. Maybe it's a yoga retr...

An Interview With AIM Founder: Finding Passion and Purpose After a Felony

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.23.2014 | College
Carol J. Carter

"My biggest obstacle was myself. When I first started thinking of problems that I wanted to solve or areas that I could fix, I would at first think to myself, 'Would anybody want this? What if people don't like this? Will I look stupid for doing this?'"

How To Eat Well On As Little As $4 A Day

Posted 09.23.2014 | OWN

You can eat great for as little as $4 a day. Here's how to manage it, with smart strategies for what specific foods to be on the lookout for. By Ly...