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Quality of Life

The List Of Top Thriving Countries Around The World Will Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living

While we make small efforts each day to seek happiness, health and balance in our lives, the people at Gallup are the gathering data regarding how we ...

7 Reasons Why Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel Desperately Needs an Infusion of Emotional Intelligence

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, in his Sept. 17 Atlantic Monthly article, "Why I Hope to Die at 75," underscored his belief that age 75 is a dandy time to draw yo...

The 10 Cities With The Highest Quality Of Life

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business

If you're looking to improve your happiness, you might consider heading to the Midwest. According to new rankings based on a study by Nerdwallet, the ...

The Best And Worst U.S. Cities For Work-Life Balance

Forbes | Kathryn Dill | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

Last month Forbes took a look at the jobs and companies that are providing employees great work-life balance, exploring jobs as varied as SEO Speciali...

Does Tech Improve Your Quality of Life?

Peter Diamandis | Posted 09.15.2014 | Good News
Peter Diamandis

Have you ever heard people say that technology is getting in the way of human interaction? Or that our high-tech, always-connected world is making us miserable? I've seen those stories too. But what they don't mention is that tech is actually contributing to our happiness.

Are There Tears in Your Popcorn? What to Learn From The Fault in Our Stars

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

The Fault in Our Stars movie portrays the fault in our lives when challenged with illness, and the joy in our lives when these challenges are met.

The Upside of 'Island Time' (And Six Other Wellness Lessons From My Tropical Travels)

Alena Hall | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Alena Hall

As impossible as it may feel to slow down and live by "island time" back home in my hectic, New York City life, sometimes it's a lesson I took from my roots that carries immeasurable value when it comes to leading a balanced, fulfilling life.

The American Cancer Society at 100 Years: Helping Make More Survivors, Like Jaclyn Smith!

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

For the past 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has been helping promote the best science to help control cancer. In support of that goal, t...

Matt Ferner

Nobody Tell Chris Christie, But Colorado Might Have A Better 'Quality Of Life' Than New Jersey

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

On a recent radio program, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) slammed Colorado's recreational marijuana laws, which was not a surprise -- Christie has...

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

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 06.11.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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 10.28.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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 05.13.2014 | 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 04.27.2014 | 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 04.21.2014 | 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.