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The Simple Activity That Can Instantly Elevate Your Mood

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living

We know that taking a walk can work wonders, not only for our bodies but for our minds, increasing cognitive performance, spurring creativity and boos...

Rough Day? Here's How To Save It, Even In The Last Minute

Polly Campbell | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

In these chippy moments, it's easy to let the negative vibes take over and fall into a pattern of fatigue-and-frustration-induced nagging, yelling, and complaining guaranteed to create enough drama to ruin dinner and probably the day.

Curate Your Mood to Better Your Life

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Even though it's easier to believe we're the victims of our circumstances, it's empowering to take ownership of how the world around us impacts our well-being. Regardless of the situation you find yourself in, I believe that you always have a choice, and there are always things within your control that you can focus on.

How Successful People Stay Calm

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Travis Bradberry

While I've run across numerous effective strategies that successful people employ when faced with stress, what follows are 10 of the best. Some of these strategies may seem obvious, but the real challenge lies in recognizing when you need to use them...

Autumn Reflections

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 10.31.2014 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

Some time ago someone asked me: "How on earth do you manage to write complete stories about...NOTHING?!" Well...erhm...lots of fantasy I guess... Tha...

Why Men Are Moodier Than Women -- Especially As They Age

Carol E Wyer | Posted 12.07.2014 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

Last week was what I would call a 'grumpy old week'. The media has been full of articles about curing grumpiness, how cats are grumpy and how the menopause along with mood swings associated with it, will soon be a thing of the past. I buzzed from radio station to radio station, giving my opinion on the grumpy story of the day. Then one story threw me: Are Women Moodier than Men?

15 Surefire Ways To Brighten Your Mood

Melissa Deuter, MD | Posted 11.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Deuter, MD

Whether you are starting off for the first time away from home, parents facing an empty nest this fall, or just looking for new ways to cope with stress, these tips are for you! So how can you re-regulate when you're feeling lonely, cranky, or down in the dumps?

Alone on the Summit: The Costs of Adventure

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.26.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Many of us hunger for special experiences, things none of our friends have done or will do. But do these adventures really make us happy in the long run? Are they worth having?

Clothes Really Do Make the Person

Krystal Reddick | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

I've been doing a lot of shopping lately (this could be a manic shopping spree, although the mania is starting to come down). With my 23-pound weight ...

Laughter: The Surprising Secret to Surviving Tough Times

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

You might be wondering, How could I possibly laugh when life knocks me down? Whether you have a bad day or experience a catastrophic life event, there's a pretty thin line between tragedy and comedy.

The Dog Days of Summer and 99 Days of Facebook Freedom - Woohoo!

Mark Weinstein | Posted 09.22.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

At the end of the day we are not customers to Facebook rather we are products that offer cash potential to advertisers (their true customers) based on every online move we make. Facebook knows it. We know it. Zuckasaurus knows it.

Facebook, It's Time We Talk Divorce

Mark Weinstein | Posted 09.04.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Facebook is doing everything it can to rebuild another you, faster, stronger, more perfect, and more capable of maximizing the profit it hopes to extract with advertisers. Sound farfetched? Not when you throw in the opening an English investigation as to whether Facebook violated data protection laws with its actions.

Agenda, Behavior, or Mood - What's Driving You?

Edward Muzio | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

This is what you're actually, observably doing at any given moment, be it eating a candy bar or arguing with your spouse. Label the third one "Mood." This is how you're feeling at any given moment, be it happy, sad, angry, or anything else.

5 Ways Dwelling On The Negative Affects Your Well-Being

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

While it is natural to reflect on upsetting experiences, brooding involves replaying the same scenes in your mind and reliving the emotional distress you felt at the time. Once you are in the habit of ruminating, the urge to brood can be easy to trigger and difficult to ignore.

"You're Edgy and Irritable" My Wife Says

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.24.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

My characters and their dynamisms derive from some hidden (or maybe not-so-well buried) place within me. I cannot "leave them behind" at the office.

Seeing Depression in the Wrong Light

Jonathan Rottenberg | Posted 05.13.2014 | Science
Jonathan Rottenberg

Depression affects one out of five Americans and is poised to become the biggest source of worldwide disability. Why is depression reaching such epidemic proportions? One important, and overlooked, factor: the dreadful effects of modern lighting conditions.

7 Tricks To Boost Your Happiness, Instantly

Susie Moore | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

A lot of people make gratitude part of their daily practice and count the same blessings. Believe it or not, there is a such a thing as a gratitude rut. What is something you have never been thankful for before in your life?

The Guide to Being Happy

Uloop | Posted 04.27.2014 | College
Uloop

There are a few simple ways to feel happy as a college student, and with our lives as hectic as they can get, it's important to find happiness in the small things.

Say It So You Lift Your Spirits

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Even non-Scandinavians and optimists can feel their moods dampen during the dark of night. Luckily there are some easy ways to lift your spirits. Here...

Why There Will Be No Cure for Depression

Jonathan Rottenberg | Posted 04.23.2014 | Science
Jonathan Rottenberg

In an era of tight budgets, supporters of depression research argue that more funding is needed to find a cure. That's logical-sounding but may be totally wrong. Depression's toll has risen even as more research and treatment resources have been poured into combating it.

6 Ways to Defeat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

As with other mood disorders surrounding yourself with understanding, supportive, and encouraging people can help lift your spirits. Find people whom you trust and lean on them for support and plan such activities as movies and dinners.

5 Ways To Incorporate More Joy In Your Life

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

If you can find a reason to laugh every day, you'll find that your mood will improve, your relationships with others will seem more meaningful and effortless, and life's hurdles won't seem so daunting.

Children Warn: Christmas Multi-Tasking Is Dangerous

Kellie Edwards | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Kellie Edwards

It's funny how in times of stress or "busyness," old habits can resurface and I find myself on autopilot again. I forget that I can't get away with it. Doing more than one thing at a time, that is.

4 Foolproof Techniques For Shifting Your Mood

meQuilibrium | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

By making it a point to be patient, to listen, to acknowledge good intentions and exhibit gratitude for them, it warmed up my relations considerably. Imagine that! Be kind to others and nine times out of 10, you get it back.

My Running Challenge

Pamela Kokoros | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Kokoros

Though I feel pain and loss, I have to come to a point where I have to do something that will motivate me and perhaps shed some light on all this mess, that I know everyone at some time or another has to deal with.