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Five Healthy Convenience Foods

Cooking Light | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Cooking Light

Through years of recipe testing, we've learned that there are great time-cutting products out there that meet our standards -- for nutrition and flavor. Here are our top 10.

The Healing Power of Storytelling

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Storytelling is a two-way street. Illnesses unfold as stories, and physicians need to learn how to listen to those stories. The same is true of giving advice, for if good advice is given in the wrong way, the patient will not follow it.

6 Ingredients You May Not Want In Your Food

Food Republic | Posted 06.09.2012 | Food
Food Republic

Garden burgers. Power bars. Protein brownies. Bottled water that makes you thin, young and smart. And we used to wonder what they put in Pop Rocks... ...

Behind-the-Scenes At Oprah's Lifeclass With Tony Robbins And Deepak Chopra

Marianne Schnall | Posted 06.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Marianne Schnall

Being at an Oprah show can at times feel like being at a Beatles concert -- when Oprah first comes out on stage the reception is exuberant and deafening, with everyone standing on their feet clapping wildly.

Ice Cream in the Park, Parenting and Individual Responsibility

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 06.05.2012 | Parents
Rosalyn Hoffman

What mom hasn't been overwhelmed by the awesome responsibility of parenthood? And what mom doesn't want to protect her kid from the world around them? But, it's impossible to screen out the real world.

One Frame at a Time

Ira Israel | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

If we recognize that our lifestyles and beliefs are continuously shifting beneath our feet, why does it remain elusive for us as a species to proactively envision and create a frame for peace, health, and well-being for our planet and its inhabitants?

Video: Gardens That Teach

Kelly Meyer | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Kelly Meyer

With a little creativity, vision and willingness to get our hands dirty, we can remake spaces defined by asphalt and dead grass into productive places of beauty.

Autism 'Awareness'

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 05.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

I am profoundly grateful to each and every one of the autists who are speaking out and expressing their opinions on their blogs and through other forms of media. If we want autism awareness, these are the voices that need to be heard. It is up to us to listen.

A Cure for Anxiety

Claire Fordham | Posted 05.26.2012 | Money
Claire Fordham

Employed Brits pay national insurance on top of income tax that covers pensions, health and social security. It's not perfect, but it works. The relief of receiving medical treatment, no questions asked, is enormous and, frankly, priceless.

Words Of Wisdom That Changed My Life

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.24.2012 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

What happens when you receive life-changing advice? Do you take it all in at once? Or does one particular sentence or even phrase stay with you, becoming a part of the way you look at an issue or challenge?

6 Smart Mama Tips To Save More Than Your Sanity

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 05.22.2012 | Parents
Rosalyn Hoffman

From cradle to college we've shopped the world, made the meals, balanced the books, mastered the technology, and charted the courses to give you the goods on finding what your kids need without losing your shirt... or your sanity.

Rock, Paper, Scissors: A Dialogue -- Part Three

James Napoli | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living
James Napoli

Have you ever gotten to a point in your life where you feel like the old paradigms just aren't cutting it? Have you entertained the thought that maybe "all is vanity and striving after wind"?

LA Wellness Week 2012: Spring Cleaning For You!

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 03.15.2012 | Los Angeles

Sunshine and springtime can be inspiring, especially when it comes to the front closet or the under-the-bed storage bin. But what about doing a Spring...

WARNING: Congress Expected to Cut Funding to Address America's Number-one Preventable Cause of Death

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Spending money now to prevent chronic disease and curb the growing obesity rates in America is the right thing to do. Prevention programs are imperative to controlling the exploding growth in health care costs.

Have You Stopped Dreaming?

Holly Sidell | Posted 05.07.2012 | Women
Holly Sidell

We may not have the luxury of quitting our jobs. We may not have the luxury of going after our dreams full-time. But we have the luxury of remembering that our happiness is in our hands.

How to Buy Healthy Foods, Without Breaking the Bank

Phil Lempert | Posted 04.30.2012 | Food
Phil Lempert

Don't skip the leafy greens! Kale, arugula, and spinach are some of the most nutritious and affordable foods you will find in a grocery store. Here are a few of my tips to eat healthier and save money.

The Happy Birthday Bypass: Final Heart Month Blog -- Day 29

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

In between the first and last of 29 days of blogging on heart attacks, someone I knew and loved had gone from being unable to participate in a heart study to narrowly missing the "widow maker." Heart disease is that stealthy.

Allowing the Time to Heal

Eldon Taylor | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

When you are both patient and healer, remember to be patient and allow time -- time to listen and time to distance and, finally, time to heal.

Taking Breakfast Back (... And Keeping The Weight Off)

Jean Alves, MS, RD | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Alves, MS, RD

If you're ready to wake up to a better you, here's some food for thought on how to go from breakfast newbie to enjoying the breakfasts of champions.

Dancing with the Stars Feb. 25th: American Heart Month -- Day 25

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

On February 25th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. thousands will be flash dancing for their health.

The Moment You Missed at the Super Bowl

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

An elementary schooler got to participate in the biggest sports event in America through Fuel Up to Play 60, a program that uses the star-power of NFL players to get kids excited about exercise.

Making Healthy Choices on a Budget

Women & Co | Posted 04.18.2012 | Women
Women & Co

As a self-proclaimed health nut, I'll admit it: I sometimes get caught up in the things I love to do -- my favorite Pilates class and enjoying an organic meal -- and forget to consider their cost.

Why All Hospital Campuses Should Be Smoke-Free

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

A nurse shouldn't smell like she just smoked an entire pack of cigarettes. If my nose wrinkles at the foul odor of stale smoke on one of the hospital caregivers, imagine how the patient struggling with nausea must feel as the same nurse leans over them to listen to their chest.

How to Improve Your Health by Moving

Marc B. Levin | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Marc B. Levin

Physical activity, exercise and movement are available to you to promote the natural healing of your body, and you are empowered right now to use them if you choose.

What Mom Taught Me About Valentine's Day

Mary Lou Quinlan | Posted 04.13.2012 | Good News
Mary Lou Quinlan

I grew up in a family where "I love you" was part of our everyday lives. Dad was so crazy about Mom that, on his hats, he put rivets that spelled out TGFM, "Thank God for Mary."