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Better sleep may be the key to treating depression, anxiety and schizophrenia

We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness—a vague term including conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression, and mood and psychotic disorders. With millions of people suffering from such conditions, it is crucial that we find ways to improve diagnosis …

Mental Health

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

15 Best Super Bowl 2015 Commercials

Forget the Patriots and the Seahawks -- and do your best to erase Deflategate from your football lexicon -- the real touchdowns were scored during breaks from the big game. Super Bowl = Commercial Christmas, with so many eyeballs locked on the TV screens. Super Bowl XLIX happened Sunday, February …

NFL

How-To: Cookie Shot Glasses

Milk and cookies in shot glass form, now that’s something I can get behind! This recipe is kid friendly (no alcohol), and perfect for a fancy get together, like a bridal shower. And that’s just what Rachel from The Stay At Home Chef made them for.<p>Be aware that you will need to purchase a special …

4 Things I Wish I Knew BEFORE I Started Losing Weight

<b>1. Eating Peanut Butter Out of the Jar Isn't Healthy</b><br>While peanut butter is full of heart-healthy fats, it's not void of calories. I found myself spooning it straight out of the jar, wondering why my jeans weren't any looser. This is important to remember with all healthy foods: Just because they …

3 Evening Habits For Weight Loss

<b>Stop after dinner.</b> It can be easy to mindlessly snack away while you relax, so make an effort to stay aware of why you're reaching for your pantry door. If you're doing it out of habit or because you're bored, try spending more time out of the kitchen or drinking peppermint tea instead of snacking. …

3 Signs Your Relationships Are Making You Anxious & Unhappy

It's finally 2015, which means that New Year's Resolutions are now in full swing. People are focused on putting their plans into action. They're …

Day 9: Reducing Your Anxiety Using One Simple Visualization

This series supports the free Future of Mental Health virtual conference I’m hosting from February 23 – 27, 2015. Please get your free ticket to the …

Mental Health

The Mayo Clinic Diet app review: lose weight fast

Introduction<p>Sometimes you just need to lose a bit of weight and in a short time so the question is, how do you do it? The Mayo Clinic Diet app for …

10 Ways Your Smartphone Can Help You Keep New Year's Resolutions This Time Around

The New Year always starts off with lofty ambitions and admirable goals — lose weight, meditate, get organized, save more money. However, while 45 percent of Americans “usually” make New Year’s Resolutions, a mere 8 percent are successful in achieving them. Most people abandon their resolutions …

Blood Tests

12 Ways to DIY With Essential Oils

Essential oils are definitely making a comeback and with all the health benefits they provide, it’s no wonder. Along with smelling great, there are so many different ways to sneak them into your daily life. If you’re looking to swap your beauty and cleaning products for natural ones, essential oils …

Essential Oils