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How to Keep Depression From Monopolizing Your Life

Everyone has a different journey and different things that work for them, but I thought I'd share the things that have worked for me. If you suffer from any mental illness and are trying to find a way out of that maze of misery, ponder these suggestions.<p>Mental health is a tricky thing. It's …

Depression

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No High Risk: Marijuana May be Less Harmful Than Alcohol, Tobacco

Health news<p>Recreational pot — legalized in Washington, D.C. on Thursday and decriminalized Tuesday in Alaska — is less dangerous than both alcohol and tobacco, scientists assert.<p>The safety of marijuana versus booze is not a new claim but, for the first time, researchers measured the potential harm …

Cannabis

Change Your Life With the 30-Day Thank You Challenge

So the idea is to thank a variety of people for the help they have sent your way, even if some of it felt hurtful at the time. By doing this you will be sorting through your old memories of both joy and pain and healing many of the wounds you may have been carrying with you over the years.<p>If you …

Immune System

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 …

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 …

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 …

High Blood Pressure

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 …

Wall Street

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>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</b> …

Breast Cancer

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, …

Nutrition

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, …

Workouts

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 …

Community Health

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>I used to believe my body was broken. I was convinced my metabolism …

Dairy Queen

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 …

Muscle

2 Key Ingredients for Finding Happiness

Without repetition, even the best suggestion for health or happiness will not take root. But practice isn't enough. Most of us need another ingredient -- other people.<p>"Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation."<p>-- Ann Voskamp, <i>One Thousand Gifts: A Dare</i> …

Mangan

The Power of Dreams

Find the dream that resonates the most within you, and then purposefully choose that dream. In times of distress, be empowered by the choice to show up as your best self. I can do it by closing my eyes and flashing a picture in my mind of myself having a blast, as if I have already attained my …

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

This had been forgotten in my busyness. Now I remember. I am grateful for my grandmother, who reminded of the beauty of something so simple, yet so rare -- the grace in being wholeheartedly present with each other.<p>Last week, I traveled to India with my husband and two young children. My children …

Orange County

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. …

Vegetables

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> …

Marriage

4 Steps to Decluttering Your Life

Let's face it. Getting rid of old books and knickknacks is much easier than tossing out a relationship, a weekly class, a house that is too big, or a job that doesn't suit your passions. So what do you do to declutter your life?<p>Do you wake up with a full mind overflowing with the have-tos -- …

TV shows

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

The signs are everywhere that give us that chance. Taking time to be aware of your reactions, thoughts and emotions will bring you into a space of clarity and balance where you can make informed decisions guided and supported by your soul... decisions that will usher in release and healing for …

Can Science and Technology Fix a Broken Heart?

I asked Dr. Feinberg to help explain the current state of cardiovascular treatment and heart-related biomedical engineering. In an upcoming piece, we'll break down the innovative projects that he has underway at CMU that get to the heart of our problems with heart treatment.<p>Heart disease is the No. …

Carnegie Mellon University

5 New Ways to Treat New and Old Acne Scars

In recent years the options for treating acne scars have expanded with new and exciting technology that can treat even old scars with minimal downtime.<p>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 …

Inflammation

z redirected 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 …

Gung Ho

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 …

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

Repeat after me: no more takeout.<p>The weeknight hustle is real.<p>After getting home from work or a workout, it’s can feel damn near torturous to spend more energy scrounging up a meal, especially a healthy and still tasty one. (That’s probably why clicking through a delivery app seems so …

Food