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My depression doesn't look like everyone else's, but that doesn't mean it isn't real

I sat in the doctor’s office recounting my family history of mental illness, as well as my own. I answered the doctor’s questions. She didn’t think I …

Open Your Chakras: Yoga Erotica is Here

If you’ve ever been in a yoga class and come out of your zen only to realize that all the Ujjayi breathing and downward dogging feels (and sounds) rather sexual, then you already have a head start on the opening chapter of Tamara Faith Berger’s new book, <i>Kuntalini</i>, the latest volume in the New …

7 Empowering Thoughts to Tell Yourself Next Time You're Stressed

It's only Tuesday, and you're likely still drudging through the priorities and responsibilities Monday had to bring. But when it comes to to-do list, nothing is less empowering than getting down on yourself. Acting with fear, trepidation, and worry wastes valuable time not just in the workplace, …

How Nature Benefits Your Mental Health

Recently, scientists have been working out whether grass and trees could be used to treat depression and anxiety.<p>Have you ever come home from a day in the countryside and felt... better? Mood altered, anxiety soothed, mind hushed? It seems obvious that getting out of the clanging grind of the city …

Mental Health

Five Unhealthy “Health” Foods

These health foods are actually bad for you.<p>Not everyone is on a quest to lose weight, but many probably want to “eat better.” Eating better could mean any number of things—eating more real foods and less processed ones, choosing local, and preparing even one more meal than you typically used to at …

Nutrition

Top 33 Mindful and Peaceful Jon Kabat-Zinn Quotes

Jon Kabat-Zinn, born on 1944, June 5 is an American born Professor of Medicine Emeritus and the creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic, Health Care …

25 Bad Words That Make Other People Feel Inferior

Entrepreneur VIP<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you know that in every language, there are more negative words than positive ones? It seems we need lots of words to describe our negative feelings, but we're content with a handful of …

Self-help

Your Partner Can't Be Your Only Source of Love

<i>(Photo: Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection)</i><p><i>By Mandy Stadtmiller</i><p>I've been feeling really down lately, like a hamster on a wheel or a gray egg avatar on a Twitter screen. My husband is worried about me.<p>"Let's just watch another episode of <i>The Wire</i>," I toss off when he tries to ask me about what's …

Women Who Breastfeed Are Shamed for Smoking Weed. Is There a Good Reason?

The leading expert on what drugs are safe for nursing mothers says women should absolutely not ingest marijuana while breastfeeding. Others argue his research is based on a shaky foundation—and it's disproportionately stigmatizing low-income women.<p>For questions about whether a drug is safe for …

Cannabis

Women are more likely to have sex with other women because of evolution, scientist claims

Women are more likely to be sexually fluid than men because evolution historically required them to have sex with co-wives in polygynous marriages, …

I don't care if my husband cheats, as long as he comes home to me

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>The benefits of being married outweigh the advantages of being a single woman in India.<p>LIFE<p>| 4-minute read | 17-05-2016<p>…

Brain testing app will help diagnose mental health issues

Savonix is a company that claims to take the "analog processes" of cognitive assessment into the digital age. The firm is launching an iOS and Android app that, for the next six weeks, will let anyone examine their own mental ability. Users will have to undergo a series of tests that test the …

Mental Health