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Review Essay on "Levels of Life" by Julian Barnes

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 08.21.2014 | Books
Robert D. Stolorow

The friend who gave me the book knew that I had been investigating and writing about the phenomenology of traumatic loss since the death of my late wife in February of 1991 shattered my world.

Why My Dad Committed Suicide

Allison Ellis | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Ellis

Instead of "why," I need to instead continually ask "how." How, as I approach middle age, can I avoid succumbing to a similar fate? How can I best handle the stresses of modern life? How can I treat my own periods of loneliness and depression? This is what I believe my father was trying to tell me.

Diet Soda: Builds Desire, Decreases Satisfaction

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The question of what these sweeteners do to our body -- and by what mechanism -- is far from settled, but this study adds to the realization that looking just at calorie counts, without thinking a little more about the actual ingredients, might not be enough to lead to long-term weight control and health.

Why Doctors Are Now Charging Fees For Things They Used To Do For Free

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.21.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Some doctors seem to have embraced the airlines' model for doing business -- you know, the one where they now charge fees for things they used to just do for free.

6 Tips That Prove Meditation Is Way Easier Than You Think

SELF | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living

Unlike some types of meditation, you don't have to say a mantra or try to picture your "third eye" during mindfulness practice. Instead, you're focusing on the here and now -- thoughts, sensations and emotions.

9 Great Foods For Weight Loss

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Howard | Posted 08.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Forget counting calories or fat grams, or filling your pantry with “diet” foods or drinks. If you want to control...

5 Ways People Die Before They're Actually Dead

Shola Richards | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Shola Richards

Sadly, many people die thousands of little deaths before they finally make it official, and that is not the life that I want for my two little girls. That's why I am sharing this gift with them now.

It's Official! Juice Cleanses Are Worse Than You Thought

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.20.2014 | Comedy

If you ever thought the idea of a juice cleanse sounded appealing, maybe it's time to rethink some life choices. "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon i...

What Robin Williams' Death Means To Those Suffering From Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living

Robin Williams’ passing has ignited a national conversation around mental illness. Jenny Harmon, who’s been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, j...

What I Want My Children to Know About Food and Fitness

Nicole Scott | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Scott

I try to live a healthy, well-balanced life, not just for me, but for them. I hope they don't have to experience these struggles -- instead, I hope they'll have a better starting point than the one I had when it comes to living a balanced life of food and fitness.

Signs That Thyroid Disease May Have Been Missed by Your Doctor

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

You needn't have a medical background to know my symptoms were not normal. My hairdresser was watching my hair fall out by the handfuls for months, and she kept asking me about potential thyroid issues.

The Struggle to Belong

Tim McDonald | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

Our society allows us to talk about depression openly when a celebrity or well-known person's struggle with it is revealed. That same society does not create a welcoming environment for an average person to talk about depression.

The 6 Keys to Living the Sweet Life

Chris LuVogt | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris LuVogt

Most of us want a better quality of life, happiness, and longevity. But few of us bother to really take note of how we are progressing towards these goals, and too often get caught up in the details of "life" while ignoring how well we are actually living. Luckily, there is a simple trick to help you stay on track and turn your life into a truly sweet one, and all it takes is a humble sticky note.

How I Got Healthy: Part One: Panic Attacks and a Work in Progress

Julie Sacks | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Sacks

While the anxiety attacks are gone, and I feel really great most of the time, I am still a work in progress. I am eager to embrace what's ahead for me as I continue to grow and evolve. I truly feel lucky to be happier and healthier, but always learning.

Is Your Weight Coming Back?

Margaret Marshall | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Take back your control. Don't be made to feel inferior by the commercialism of weight loss, the false promises, and the celebrities who are paid for their endorsements. A healthy weight loss is not a race, because there is no finish line.

6 Things The World Can Learn From France

Le Huffington Post | Sandra Lorenzo | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

French people don’t work hard enough. They’re haughty. They smell. But aside from these small flaws, the French have a few good things going for t...

Depression: The Everywhere And Everyone Illness

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Some day we will look back and wonder how we did not measure and treat depression, and other behavioral health disorders more effectively. We are on the transformation road now. It will be uphill and bumpy. So is all change.

7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Figs

SELF | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Known as the "fruit of the gods," figs are in season now, but they're nothing new. In season from from June to early Fall, the sweet fruit were used by the Greeks as signs of prosperity and for early Olympic training. For the food nerds among us, a mini fig tutorial.

The Right to Know Reader: Our Current Laws Do Not Protect You From Toxic Chemicals

Earthjustice | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green

Of the 80,000-plus chemicals that have been approved to be on the market in the United States, approximately 17,000 are "secret." If you believe that our current laws and regulations protect you and your family from all these chemicals, you are mistaken.

5 Lessons Learned From Leaving Facebook

Audra Rundle | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Audra Rundle

Facebook, I don't hate you, but I don't miss you either. We had a nice run, and I learned a thing or two from my time with you, but I think it's time we broke up. I'm in love with the world instead.

Why Being #1 Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

Anthony Meindl | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Meindl

I went to Wimbledon earlier this year and I was also lucky to have watched the bikers in the Tour De France cycle past me at an incredibly fast clip. ...

The Naked Truth: A Closer Look at Ourselves

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa M. Sodeika

Are you comfortable in your own skin? I'm referring to being comfortable with your figurative self, stripped of any material belongings that distinguish you and boost your self-esteem.

A Good Night's Sleep Could Help Get Homeless People Off The Streets

The Atlantic | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact

“Joe,” a man who has been homeless several times, knows how difficult it can be to get enough sleep without permanent housing. “Where and how...

5 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Life

Ellie Savoy | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellie Savoy

Born and raised in England by parents who liked to keep things simple, I somehow ended up over-reaching and over-stressing in my life. My weight increased annually along with my stress and exhaustion levels. Simplicity has thankfully returned to my life over the past three years.

Why President Obama Deserves A Vacation, Too

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Everybody deserves a vacation, even the President of the United States. Eric Rutkow, a historian and author, joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Mo...