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The Best Gyms In America

SELF | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

State-of-the-art equipment, innovative classes, on-site salons, rooftop lounges and car washes -- if the fitness world had its own Oscars, we would nominate these ultra-luxe locales.

Prayers, Facebook and Weight Loss

Don McNay | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

Until recently, my attitude toward prayer had been guided by President Harry S. Truman who said that "people who pray the loudest are the ones you lock your hen house from." Praying out loud was something I never did. Until Facebook came along.

Helping the Anxious and Sensitive Child in the Classroom

Gary Nelson | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Gary Nelson

Children who suffer from anxiety disorders have mixed feelings about school. Most of them want to attend, but too often fear stops them from reaching their potential. The good news is, children are malleable, and fears can be conquered.

Lightning in a Bottle Festival Announces Dates and Location for 2015

Morena Duwe | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Oh Lightning in a Bottle, you beautify my soul, gathering minds of greatness is your pure and cosmic goal. We dance, we listen, we clean, we glisten, not animals who survive but spirits who are alive.

How to Melt Stress With One Simple Change

Leslie Carr | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Carr

If our days begin in pandemonium, they're usually lived in pandemonium -- and when we look at things from this perspective, we see that the single biggest opportunity that we have to combat stress begins within the first 20 minutes or so of waking up.

9 Reasons to Resolve Not to Diet in 2015

Jennipher Walters | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennipher Walters

Diets don't address many of the root issues of weight gain: emotions, habits and unconscious behavior. In fact, they promise that when you diet, you'll become the perfect person. But, spoiler alert, even at a smaller size, you're still the same person. Do the more challenging emotional work and the results will pay off for good.

The One New Year's Resolution Every Person Living With Chronic Illness Should Make

Lottie V. Ryan | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Lottie V. Ryan

If this is your only intention for 2015 it will be a far better year than previous years.

In Which I Inadvertently Subject Myself to One of the Most Controversial Psychology Experiments of All Time

Daniel Yudkin | Posted 12.18.2014 | Science
Daniel Yudkin

Before I ate my sandwich, I removed a little pill bottle from my bag, shook two of the white oblong pills into my hand, and popped them into my mouth. I spat them back out. Something wasn't right.

On Finals Week (Why Everyone Should at One Point Streak Through the Library)

Connor Belson | Posted 12.18.2014 | College
Connor Belson

Here's to the time we dropped everything--inhibitions, worries, rationales, and our clothing --and took part in the campus tradition of streaking through the undergraduate libraries.

Tips For Drinking Safely This Holiday Season

Substance.com | Posted 12.18.2014 | Style
Substance.com

Drinking should always be a choice -- not something you feel pressured into, no matter what the occasion.

How to Thrive in 2015: Are You Selfish Enough?

Lucie Lincoln | Posted 12.17.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Lucie Lincoln

Whatever they are, try and carve out time for this self-care, and when the selfishness question rears its head, gently remind it you are looking after number one, so you're number one at looking after the world.

Uber for Health Care? Think Again

Saquib Rahim | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Clearly there are some health care startups that will meaningfully improve health care. But there is justifiable concern that too many are focused on the wrong patients and wrong problems using technology with limited applicability.

How To Be A Survivor: Flu Season 2014-15

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

This year, since the flu shot may not contain the proper viral particles, everyone, but especially those with compromised immune systems, needs to be more aware of their risk for developing the flu. Here are five tips to be a flu survivor this season.

Strength of Mind in Motion

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

When strength wins in the mind, it wins in the body. Inner strength literally becomes action. What we think becomes what we do, which eventually becomes who we are.

Snacking Is Linked to Weight Loss, But Is It the Snack or the Break?

Ali Cherry | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ali Cherry

The noun snack means a small amount of food eaten between meals, but the function of a snack is a boost in energy. Many of us may be able to get our boost without the unwanted side effect of weight gain, with a "nature snack" like a walk outside or an "ear snack" like listening to a song.

The Incredible Impact Walking Has On My Mind

Iris Krasnow | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
Iris Krasnow

Scientists tell us even three 20-minute walks a week help us live happier, healthier and longer. As a committed walker since I did the 30-mile Hike For Hunger in high school I love what this exercise does for the body. Yet what I crave most of all is what it does for my head.

From Idea to Patent to Product: A Young Entrepreneur Takes on At-Home Fitness

Carol J. Carter | Posted 12.16.2014 | Small Business
Carol J. Carter

As a student at University of Maryland, Obidi Orakwusi needed a summer job but couldn't find one without a car. He decided he would create a job for himself and sketched the first concept of the Mega Bar on the back of a job application.

My 12-Step Digital Detox for a Healthier and More Productive 2015

Martin O’Leary | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Martin O’Leary

I've decided it's time to fight back and take action against my digital overlords. However, the reality is I actually love these digital distractions, so rather than going cold turkey, I've come up with a realistic 12-step plan to a healthier and more productive life in this digital world.

Should We Really Shrink Our Plates?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Manipulating the food environment can be a great tool for effortlessly improving people's eating habits, but this analysis suggests cafeterias should await further proof before they overhaul the dishware.

Forgiveness

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

Before you forgive, you have to expand your perspective regarding the other person or situation. Whether or not you truly know the individual who harmed you, one thing is certain about the human condition: A person's external actions are a reflection of their mindset on the inside.

Why I Couldn't Look Myself in the Mirror

Sugandha Chapman (Sig) | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Sugandha Chapman (Sig)

Beyond the window, I see the mind and the heart of someone who chooses to listen to herself, her emotions and watches them pass by -- acknowledged but not burdened by them. Who doesn't use food as a quick, cheap fix for those feelings.

Do Challenges Devastate You Or Define You?

Judith Johnson | Posted 12.12.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Judith Johnson

As a life coach, I spend a lot of time helping clients to pay close attention to their autopilot reaction to challenges in their lives. What you consider to be challenges and how you respond to them are defining factors in the quality of your life.

The 10 Easiest Ways to Help Boost Your Immune System

The Active Times | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Almost everyone loves winter, but absolutely no one loves flu season. Unfortunately, the two tend to commence right around the same time.

Avoid the Holiday Crazy

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Judi Sheppard Missett

Holiday toy drives, donations to food banks, visiting a nursing home, making homemade cards, donating money, and serving meals at a shelter are great ways to practice gratitude. See if you can get your friends and family to go together. Doing something for others can make your holiday experience especially meaningful -- and put that fight over stuffing into perspective.

15 Foods To Add To Your Diet In 2015

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Some of the foods listed in here may be brand new to you and some may be foods you've eaten for years. One thing is certain though: regardless of how new, old or trendy these foods may become in the next year, all of them will help to improve your health. After all, good health is a trend that never goes out of style.