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Quality of Life

5 Things to Do When Symptoms Are Not 'All in Your Head'

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 04.11.2014 | Health and Fitness
Deborah J. Cornwall

You don't need to be an M.D. to take charge of your own diagnosis in this way, but you do need to be patient, persistent, and knowledgeable enough to share the right information and ask the right questions of the right medical partners.

National Sibling Day: The importance of Siblings and the Care That We Must Provide Them

Jay Scott | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

In life, there are only a handful of people who can say they have known you for your entire life. Among them, of course are your parents, but also those who stand beside you, your comrades, your siblings.

Staying Positive With Dementia: 'There's Still A Lot Of Good Life Out There'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.10.2014 | Fifty

Ron Grant is adamant that his dementia won't define his life. “There’s still a lot of good life out there,” said Grant, who was diagnosed wit...

The Stress of Being a Computer Programmer?

Howard Chu | Posted 03.31.2014 | Huffpost Code
Howard Chu

Ultimately it comes down to this: if you find your career so stressful it can literally drive you insane, you're obviously in the wrong career.

Quality of Life Is The New Money

Debbie Robins | Posted 03.13.2014 | Business
Debbie Robins

If you want to align the behavioral patterns of your organization so they actually mirror your vision and value statements, culture is the key.

Terminal C: Lessons Learned for Happiness

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

Every day we have an opportunity to learn a lesson, if we listen closely and see. I am grateful to learn and for these opportunities to make my life better so I can enjoy life, and hope you can take advantage of these little opportunities, too.

How to Develop a Body of Qualities

Frank Wildman, GCFT, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank Wildman, GCFT, Ph.D.

If we can improve the quality of our movements, we can better preserve our bodies and continue to do the things we enjoy for a much longer time.

Why Taking Pleasure In Life Is Really, Really Good For You

Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

Love life and it will love you back, a new study says. A British study found that older adults who enjoy life also enjoy better physical abilities ...

6 Medical Tips On Choosing HPV Vaccination For Your Daughter Or Son (Or Not)

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

No one wants to talk about it, but HPV (human papilloma virus) is common, sexually-transmitted, and can cause suffering and reduced quality of life. This is serious stuff, and you should take a moment to think about it now.

A Family's Struggle: Dealing With End of Life

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Advanced illness is unfortunately an aspect of life. While our culture no longer whispers the name of serious conditions such as cancer, we far too often go silent on the subject of dealing with a disease that is likely to take the life of someone we love.

How Do You Make a Major Life Decision?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.25.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

I recently had dinner with a former client whom I had worked with about 15 years ago. Cassie (not her real name) was in her teens then and she is now ...

Why Mississippi Is More Religious Than New Hampshire

Nigel Barber | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics
Nigel Barber

A minority of New Hampshire residents see religion as being important in their daily lives (46 percent) in contrast to a large majority of Mississippians (85 percent). How can such huge differences be explained?

Is Religion of any Practical Use?

Nigel Barber | Posted 12.24.2013 | World
Nigel Barber

Rival religions expend a great deal of effort in magnifying minor differences between them. Yet, the major world religions fulfill similar functions and endorse analogous codes of conduct. They may also provide similar emotional and practical advantages.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Learning to Let Go

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

The long list of feelings we experience around loss comes from holding on to our perceptions about the way things "ought to be." When we are able to let go of these perceptions, it is as if we open a door to a brand-new world of possibility.

Why Study the Arts and the Humanities?

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 12.07.2013 | College
Daniel R. Schwarz

The entry into other worlds and minds does give us a larger context for thinking about how to live and how to confront and understand present personal and historic issues, even while also giving us pleasure for its own sake.

Don't Let Things Fester

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

Look at yourself -- look at your health, your relationships, or that "dead end" job. Is it time to get a life situation under control, like the fleas? Only you can decide when it's the right time to do so.

American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network Takes it to Congress

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
SidneyAnne Stone

There is a growing need for palliative care programs, which may be attributed to the increasing number of people living with chronic illness in the United States and the need for education and training of healthcare providers is rapidly growing as well.

Bullish on France

Charles Kolb | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Charles Kolb

Last year while visiting Le Havre, I talked with a young waiter working two jobs to save enough money to go to school to specialize in international law. I asked him how much money he needed, and when he told me 4,000 euros, I almost laughed.

My Southern Happiness and the Quality of Life

Stefanie Williams | Posted 11.09.2013 | New York
Stefanie Williams

What makes me happy... I don't know for sure just yet. But I know I felt closer to finding that answer a few thousand miles south where life felt more like living than waiting. Does that make me a bad New Yorker? Does it make me a quitter?

Obama and Why Hollowing Out the Middle Class Is Damaging

Nigel Barber | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Nigel Barber

With the shrinking of the middle class, the population gets split into rich and poor. Moving up the ladder gets increasingly difficult. Why is that such a big deal?

Making Peace with the End of Life

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 09.10.2013 | Fifty
Susan Ann Darley

As a society, we are now confronted with complex end-of-life challenges. Personal financial concerns, soaring medical costs, extension and quality of life issues, loss of independence and over-medicating, to name a few.

The Subtraction Game

Eldon Taylor | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

What is fear but an emotional assumption that we lack the ability to negotiate a desired quality of life?

The NYPD Put Me Behind Bars for Riding My Bike on the Sidewalk, and You Could Be Next?

Daron Murphy | Posted 08.26.2013 | New York
Daron Murphy

If you're a longtime bike lover like me, you too will appreciate the ascendancy of your favorite two-wheeled vehicle as a new age of public transportation dawns upon our city. And if you do ride a bicycle in New York, hopefully you won't get thrown in jail like I did just a few months ago.

Leaning Our Own Way

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 08.19.2013 | Women
Robin Amos Kahn

We do not all want seven-figure salaries with bonuses if it means our life becomes a 60+ hour work week, insane amounts of stress, no pleasure and the idea that we have to know the football scores if we are going to sit in a room full of men.

It's Time to Improve the Odds for Young People in Foster Care

Gov. Jack Markell | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Gov. Jack Markell

As a parent of a 17 and 20 year old, I understand the balancing act of parenting teens. We still operate under those protective instincts we had when...