Laurie Kelley

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How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

The 10 best national parks in the US

The US is home to 58 national parks, all filled with breathtaking landscapes and rampant wildlife...so narrowing this list down to 10 was difficult.<p>After considering location, accessibility, and scenery, we picked the 10 parks that must make your must-visit list — whether it be for a week-long …

National Parks

20 Things You Shouldn't Do Before Bed

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for your mood, your energy levels, and your overall health. It’s also dependent on what you do during the …

7 Scientific Self-Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

I’m one of those weirdos that prefers reading non-fiction books over fiction books any day of the week — especially when it comes to books about …

Self-improvement

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.<p>writer

Hiking

Medical Myths Are Killing Us

In the past few months, I -- and many of my colleagues in the field of public health -- have been absolutely horrified by the seemingly growing number of preventable illnesses in this country. And by that, I mean illnesses that were less common in the past than today. For goodness sake, I grew up …

Public Health

Obesity epidemic needs new approach

To combat international failure to reverse the global obesity epidemic, authors of a new paper are calling for governments to issue “smart food …

Harvard

7 Things Every Facebook User Needs to Know, Backed by Research

• Your Facebook profile probably reveals your <i>true</i> personality. It’s especially indicative of how extroverted and open to new experience you are but it …

Social Media

How to Fix an Oily Face

<i>Image: Think Stock</i><p><b>Burning Beauty Question: How do you keep shine in-check throughout the day, without removing makeup by using a blotting paper? – Avi</b><p>…

16 Reasons You Still Don’t Have The Love You Want

The other day I bought a used book, and inside the cover there was a handwritten note that said: “you are who you love, not who loves you.” (I don’t …

6 things I wish I’d known about marriage when I got married

The sooner you understand that there’s no such thing as unconditional love for your spouse, the happier you’ll be<p><b>1. There’s no such thing as unconditional love for your spouse.</b><p>I just blew your mind, didn’t I? Here’s the thing: Your spouse isn’t your child. Your spouse is your partner, a fellow …

Football Players Drill Without Helmets To Curb Concussions

The University of New Hampshire Wildcats are heading into a do-or-die quarterfinal football game this week against the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.<p>And whether they win or not, there's one thing you can say about the Wildcats: They are likely the only football team in America trying to …

How the Calorie Theory of Obesity and Disease has Harmed Public Health

<b>Health Impact News Editor Comments</b><p>One of the most damaging theories in human nutrition espoused by government authorities such as the USDA, is that …

Seizing Opportunities to Reinvent Public Health

With fewer hands—and heads—to carry out the critical and evolving work of public health, agencies have little choice but to adapt, says a recently …

Officials: Flu vaccine may be less effective but still get it

Health officials are telling doctors that the flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter.<p>As flu season begins to ramp up, officials say the …

How to Win the War Against Infectious Diseases like Ebola and the Flu

It pains me to admit this, but infectious diseases are better at waging war with human host resistance than humans have proven at wiping them out. …

Shooing The Flu: Oakland's newest flu vaccination campaign

This flu season, Oakland Unified School District’s preschool and elementary school students can now receive the annual influenza vaccine at no …

Air pollution 'causing deadly public health crisis'

<b>New schools, care homes and hospitals should be built far away from major roads because of the dangers of air pollution, a report by MPs says.</b><p>The Environmental Audit Committee argues air pollution is a "public health crisis" causing nearly as many deaths as smoking.<p>It also suggested a scrappage …

California battles whooping cough epidemic

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California officials are battling the worst whooping cough epidemic to hit the state in seven decades as a recent rebound in cases …

Measles outbreak: Michigan parents opt for vaccine waivers

Michigan has one of the highest rates of vaccination waivers in the U.S. when it comes to its youngest school kids — a ranking that public health …

Ebola Response Reveals Double Standard In U.S. Health Care

Since Ebola was first discovered in 1976, there have been an estimated 16 to 22 recorded outbreaks. In August, the World Health Organization designated the most recent outbreak a global emergency.<p>Ebola is a deadly infection and the scope of the current epidemic in West Africa is unprecedented. More …