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Strength-training exercises can help fight depression

Combating depression takes heavy lifting.<p>Strength-training exercises like bench pressing, deadlifts and pull-ups can alleviate symptoms of …

Exercise

Change the Shape of Your Arms With These 50 Essential Moves

Your tank tops and sleeveless dresses are so excited to help you show off your toned, strong, chiseled arms. And these arm exercises will help you get there. Some use equipment and some just your own bodyweight, but you'll definitely notice a difference in how your arms look and what they're able …

Workouts

This cult Ayurvedic herb might be the answer to all your digestive troubles

Trying to get your digestion in check can sometimes feel like a never-ending game of trial and error. Conditions like irritable bowel syndrome or an …

Wellness

Smart dog learns to 'buy' treats using leaves

A clever dog named Negro has grasped the concept of commerce. Negro, who has lived on the campus of Colombia’s Diversified Technical Education Institute of Monterrey Casanare for the past five years, has discovered that if he ventures into the campus store with a leaf, in exchange he will receive a …

Pets

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Employment

10 Super-Simple Veggie Dishes Your Kids Will Eat

My two kids go through the weirdest seasons with vegetables (currently we are living through a roasted broccoli and baby carrot season — if either of …

Cooking

If You Want To Master Your Life, Learn To Organize Your Feelings

People who are controlled by their emotions typically have something in common: they tend to only do what feels most comfortable. In other words, their emotions are organized into “feels good” and “feels bad,” not “feels good” or “does good.”<p>Processing trauma doesn’t feel good but it does good. …

Self-help

9 Strength & Weakness Personality Quizzes That Will Tell You A Lot About Yourself

An online personality quiz is the one type of test that almost everyone loves to take. Because, let's face, who doesn't seek to understand themselves …

Psychology

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

Critical Thinking

Stressed out? These are the supplements experts recommend

Not to add another worry to your already-full plate, but chronic stress has been shown to play a significant role in the development of disease. …

Wellness

This Parenting Hack Keeps Kids From Being Glued to Their Devices All Summer

Back when I was a kid, there wasn't much in the way of screen time aside from giant box TVs and the early generations of Nintendo systems, so my friends and I spent the duration of our Summer vacations outside on our bikes, running through sprinklers, and climbing trees. Times have certainly …

Kids

The Every Woman’s Guide to Perfect Posture in 30 Days

Design by Pichamon Chamroenrak. Photographs by James Farrell<p>Thanks to gravity, our feet are well-grounded. But the efforts of not completely face …

Yoga

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

Time I

50+ Free Things to Do With Your Kids That Will Give Them an Epic Summer

As moms, we usually go out of our way to avoid hearing our kids say "I'm bored," especially during the Summer months when we want them to have memorable, warm-weather days to look back on. But keeping kids of all ages entertained can be hard <i>and</i> expensive. You want a healthy mix of family …

Kids

These Yoga Poses Open Up A Chakra In Your Body That'll Help You ~Find Yourself~

Yoga is an incredibly strong mental, physical, and spiritual practice that contains many layers. The physical poses in yoga are simply the surface of …

Yoga

Tone It Up Shares an Exclusive Workout That Will Firm Your Butt and Tone Your Legs

You may know the Tone It Up girls, Katrina and Karena, as some of the happiest women on Instagram. Their sunny personalities and love for all things fitness and wellness have inspired many women to turn their lives around and get their health on track.<p>Tone It Up has a brand-new eight-week fitness …

Workouts

13 Yard Games to Keep Kids Busy This Summer

It's so easy to fall into a comfortable and lazy routine during the Summer. Even though the air conditioning can feel pretty magical, it's nice to have your kids shake things up every once in a while. After all, Summer is the time to play outside and make friends and for kids to enjoy the joys of …

Kids

16 book recommendations for when you have absolutely no clue what you want to read

There's a funny thing that happens when you tell someone you write about books. Almost always, they immediately ask, "Do you have any book …

Books

The Latest Research on Disciplining Children Will Make You a Better Parent—and a Better Spouse

Imagine, for a moment, that you are lying inside an MRI scanner. A giant plastic cylinder surrounds your head and shoulders, and the unit’s interior …

Chuck E. Cheese’s Now Offers 'Sensory Sensitive Sundays' For Special Needs Children

The music and lighting will be dimmed to make the experience more enjoyable for children with autism and other special needs.<p>It’s the place where a kid can be a kid.<p>Chuck E. Cheese’s, the playground and gaming chain for kids, announced this week that it will now hold a “Sensory Sensitive Sunday” …

Autism

Spring-clean your bod with these 6 liver- and gut-cleansing foods

Remember when the word “detox” was synonymous with an extreme diet—like a juice fast or the Master Cleanse—and you basically had to take a break from …

3 Errors Parents Make When Their Kids Bully Them

It’s the end of a long day. You’ve just arrived home from work, completely exhausted. You flip on the TV, collapse on the sofa, and catch the end of …

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

If You Want An Energized, Pain-Free Body, Then It's Time To Rethink Your Every Step

Most days of the week, before the rest of my family is out of bed, I meet a friend for a morning walk. We bring our coffee and chat while our bodies slowly wake up. I don't wear sneakers—just simple, minimal shoes that allow me to feel the ground beneath my feet. My toes and arches respond to the …

When you *really* need an antibiotic—and when a natural remedy will work instead

When it comes to attacking a sickness head on, antibiotics are often the first course of action. And they truly can work wonders when used in the …

These 20 Workouts From Jillian Michaels Are Guaranteed to Tone You From Head to Toe

With countless years of experience in the world of fitness, Jillian Michaels is one of those trainers you can't <i>not</i> listen to. She's done it all, from training celebrities to helping everyday people turn their lives around on <b>The Biggest Loser</b>.<p>Although it's not likely we'll all be able to train …

Fitness

Transform the Shape of Your Arms With These 16 Push-Up Variations

Along with lifting weights, push-ups are one of the best exercises you can do to sculpt and strengthen your upper body. These 16 variations range from easy to challenging, so choose the ones that suit your ability. You'll not only feel super sore after doing these, but you'll look and feel stronger …

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership, fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll …

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How to Discipline Stubborn, ‘Unpunishable’ Children

You might not be able to control their behavior, but you do have control over what they learn.<p>Parents of strong-willed children have a unique set of …

Parenting