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How to Keep Depression From Monopolizing Your Life

Mental health is a tricky thing. It's difficult to understand exactly what someone is going through inside their own head and even harder to help them when they don't really know what they need. A lot of times depression seems as though it is just a deeper sadness but it's actually much more than …

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Change Your Life With the 30-Day Thank You Challenge

If you are looking for a way to boost your happiness, health and relationships with one simple practice, the answer to your search is this: <b>Gratitude</b>. Studies have shown that cultivating an attitude of thankfulness in your life correlates with well-being, strengthened relationships with romantic …

The invisible downside of cheating in life

People who take shortcuts can trick themselves into believing they are smarter than they are, says Tom Stafford, and it comes back to bite them.<p>Honesty may be the best policy, but lying has its merits – even when we are deceiving ourselves. Numerous studies have shown that those who are practised …

Psychology

Energy drinks 'should be banned' for under-16s

<b>Energy drinks should be banned for children under 16, the campaign and research group Action on Sugar says.</b><p>The team surveyed the nutritional labels of 197 drinks found in supermarkets and online.<p>One had up to 10 teaspoons of sugar per 250ml, twice as much as others surveyed. It is thought teenagers …

Diabetes

6 Surprising Factors That Make Men Insecure

His penis size and his hairline aren't all he’s worried about.<p>Dirty Harry didn’t give a damn whether you liked his tweed suit, and John Wayne didn’t feel self-conscious about his dust-covered neckerchief. That’s just how it is with us men: We’re impervious to judgment. At least, we’re supposed to …

6 Surprising Heart Attack Triggers

Some heart attack risk factors are common knowledge. The average person knows, for example, that obesity, diabetes and hypertension can lead to an increased risk. And behaviors like smoking and a sedentary lifestyle are well-known risk factors as well. But a third group of unusual, little known …

Stress Tip: Express Empathy

<i>For 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stress tips here.</i><p>Cultivating empathy and connection is a critical component of stress management, yet far too many people dismiss it as unimportant …

3 Crazy Myths and Facts About Sleep

At night, you can't sleep. In the morning, you can't wake up. Sound familiar? Get back on track with these three myths and facts about sleep.<p><b>Myth #1: Getting up at night for, say, 15 minutes just means I lose 15 minutes of sleep.</b> Unfortunately, when life wakes you in the middle of the night, you …

8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

Fire up your natural calorie burn ASAP.<p><i>This article was written by Paige Greenfield and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Yeah, yeah, yeah, you've heard it all before—all you need to speed up your metabolism is to build more muscle, drink lots of ice water, and try to spend less time sitting, …

What REALLY Causes Stretch Marks

Plus, the best science-backed ways to prevent (and even erase!) the unsightly scars<p>Plus, the best science-backed ways to prevent (and even erase!) the unsightly scars<p>If you’re loading up on cocoa butter to ward off pregnancy-related stretch marks, you might want to save your money: As it turns out, …

Get Your Nutrition Information Here!

Do you try your best to be healthy and eat nutritious food but find it challenging to sift through the barrage of nutrition information? Do not worry! You may not realize but there are trustworthy sources of nutrition all around you. Registered dietitians (RD) are more accessible than ever before …

My Metabolism Sucks But I Still Lost Weight

I used to believe my body was broken. I was convinced my metabolism was weak if not dead. I lost faith in the very thing that I needed the most, my body. It turns out my metabolism is slow, but I beat the odds and I feel amazing.<p><b>The old genetics excuse</b><p>I caught it when I was dubbed thunder thighs as …

Walk Those Blues Away

Walking is on everyone's radar these days, and for good reason. This year's blockbuster movie, <i>Wild</i>, based on Cheryl Strayed's book of her arduous personal journey on foot, won actress Reese Witherspoon an Oscar nomination. While you don't need to take an 1,100-mile hike, walking is universally …

2 Key Ingredients for Finding Happiness

"Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation."<p>-- Ann Voskamp, <i>One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are</i><p>I talk to a lot of people who know a lot about happiness. They know that gratitude is important and that counting their blessings can …

The Power of Dreams

<b>Parenthood is filled with conflicting emotions.</b> Sometimes I find that my children are the most magical beings on earth. Other times I find them to be unbearable. There are also times when I just want to run away and never come back. And finally, there is shame that I don't always like my children …

How Meditation Made Me a Better Parent

Over the summer I went through a brutal patch of insomnia. A friend recommended meditation, and so I downloaded the Headspace app and began letting Andy Puddicombe's soothing British accent talk me through 10 minutes of quiet.<p>The insomnia subsided, and I stuck with the meditation practice. As my …

Drinking Tea

Last week, I traveled to India with my husband and two young children. My children are 7 and 8 years old and had never been to India before. In fact, it was their first international trip. Personally, I had not been to India since my medical school days, at least 15 years ago.<p>In the weeks leading …

The 6 Hero Types: Which One Are You?

If you've ever daydreamed about saving the damsel (or dude) in distress, saving the situation, saving the day, or saving a few dollars to give to someone in need, you just might be a superhero and not know it. The superheroes of our world aren't what you think; they aren't fantastical beings in …

EWG's Dirty Dozen Report Lists The Most Pesticide-Heavy Fruits And Veggies Of 2015

One of the most common reasons to eat more organic produce is to avoid harmful chemicals used in growing your food. Pesticides have been linked to developmental problems in children, and may act as carcinogens or throw off the endocrine system, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. …

The Secret to a Long and Happy Marriage

Stop everything and try this now—your bond will thank you<p>No, it isn't compromise, unconditional love, or an even split of the household chores (although those probably wouldn't hurt). It turns out, the key to a long and happy marriage is sex, according to a recent study in <i>The Journal of</i> …

4 Steps to Decluttering Your Life

Do you wake up with a full mind overflowing with the have-tos -- meetings, classes, family, and the all too common "What the hell am I doing with my life?"<p>Does your mind resemble an episode from one of those reality television shows about hoarders? Are you a closet hoarder? Are you holding on to …

Can Lemon Water Really Help You Lose Weight?

...Or have the people who swear by it been feeding you b.s.?<p>Celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow and <i>Real Housewives of New Jersey</i> star Dina Manzo guzzle hot water with lemon as if the liquid was bottled at the Fountain of Youth itself. They're certain it aids in weight loss—but is the claim too good to …

3 Things Your Negative Emotions Are Telling You

We have emotions for a reason. Negative ones, like anger, aggravation, hurt and so on, are very important to pay attention to because within them lurk hidden meanings. These emotions are like flashing red lights alerting us that something below the obvious surface has not been dealt with; so the …

Can Science and Technology Fix a Broken Heart?

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, accounting for one in four deaths. While much has been learned about the risk factors for and the pathophysiology of heart disease and major advancements have been made in the pharmacologic and surgical treatment of this condition, we …

5 New Ways to Treat New and Old Acne Scars

Millions of people suffer from acne. It can start as a young teen or as an adult. Whether your breakouts respond to home treatments or you see a dermatologist regularly one of the most feared complications is acne scarring. This can range from one "pock mark" to an entire face. The strange thing is …

6 Marriage Milestones That Will Make or Break a Couple

Plus, tips that will help cement your bond.<p>Remember that whole line in wedding vows about for better or for worse? Well, they weren't kidding about the worse. Every couple goes through their fair share of trying times, but the interesting thing is that the difficult stuff brings certain duos even …

There's Probably Mold in Your Cereal

Sour milk is the least of your problems.<p>You know the sugar in cereal is bad for you, but there's another ingredient that could be even worse: More than 40 percent of cereal could contain ochratoxin A (OTA), a potentially cancer-causing byproduct of mold, according to a new study just published in …

Breakfast

30 Super-Easy Healthy Dinners That'll Help You Lose Weight

You'll be counting down the minutes 'til you can make these healthy dinner recipes!