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Why Our Thoughts Are Not Real

Did you ever realize that everything going on in your mind -- every thought, feeling, sensation, everything you are aware of -- is in fact happening only in your private internal world? Your thoughts appear only to you, and are not being heard by anyone else whatsoever. There is one physical world …

The Weird Reason You Have Cravings

Food's texture—not just its taste—could be what's undermining your willpower. Learn how to tune into sensations to outsmart temptation.<p>Your poor sweet tooth: It's always the scapegoat for why you can't pass up those melt-in-your-mouth chocolate bars. And while it's not off the hook—taste (sweet …

Why We're Saying 'No Thanks' To Diet Soda

Diet soda may not be the guilt-free drink we'd all hoped it would be, according to mounting research. In fact, it's exact health effects aren't quite clear.<p>We talked to Dr. David Katz, the founding director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center and a HuffPost blogger, and Dr. Melina …

Seduced by the Illusion: The Truth About Transformation Photos

There is no doubt that we live in a world of manipulation, false promises and exaggerated claims. This is especially true in the fitness industry. I've been a personal trainer for more than 11 years, and clients and friends are always telling me about the next amazing diet or exercise program. Like …

NYC Doctors Are Now Prescribing Fruits And Veggies

Doctors typically give patients prescriptions for medications. But a new program in New York City has doctors prescribing fruits and vegetables to obese or overweight patients.<p>Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley launched the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program …

You Don't Need More Experience -- You Need More Courage

One of my friends recently shared with me, "I have a dream of starting my own business, but I'm not sure if I'm ready yet. Maybe I should wait. Maybe I need more experience." She was shocked when I told her, "You don't need more experience. You're ready now. What you need is more courage."<p><b>The Myth</b> …

Topical Treatment Options for Toenail Fungus

Onychomycosis, or toenail fungus, is a problem that affects millions of people worldwide. Onychomycosis can be mild and only a cosmetic concern. But …

Growling Stomach? The Answer's Not Necessarily a Snack

Whose stomach hasn’t piped up unexpectedly, filling a lull in a conversation, or adding a little soundscape to an otherwise quiet moment? An audible …

How to Work, Sleep, and Exercise Better

Even if you exercise regularly, sitting at your desk all day will kill you. Literally. One study by the American Cancer Society found that men who sit for six or more hours a day are 20 percent more likely to die from a given cause than men who sit for less than three hours. Other research has …

What Is Abundance -- And How Can I Bring It Into My Life?

I meditate every morning, and one of my favorite mantras is from Deepak Chopra and it goes like this, "Today I behold all the abundance that surrounds me."<p>This came from one of Deepak Chopra and Opera's 21-day meditation challenges.<p>It makes me remember that there are treasures all around us, such …