Natalie Keifer

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Is Your Medication Helping or Hurting? DNA Tests May Be a Guide

Eight years ago, Karen Daggett nearly died while on a Valentine’s date with her husband when her prescription medications built up to a toxic level in her body. She felt dizzy and almost blacked out.<p>Daggett, now 71, was taking several prescriptions for an irregular heartbeat, but neither she nor …

Mayo Clinic

A brain scan to tell if you're depressed – and what treatment is needed

We currently diagnose depression based on what individuals tell us about their feelings – or those of their loved ones. People with depression …

5 Questions That Will Make You Emotionally Strong

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I’m gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn’t a good one.When we’re anxious, …

Self-help

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

Remote Controls

6 Psychological Hacks To Get Your Kids To Do What You Want

As a parent, a significant part of your energy goes toward trying to outwit a toddler. That’s kind of embarrassing to admit. But it’s not nearly as …

52 Ways You Can Be Kinder to Yourself

If you're feeling stressed, there are healthy ways to deal with your feelings.<p>If you are stressed, anxious, and feeling fearful these days, the best way to cope, psychologists say, is to be kinder to yourself.<p>The problem is, most of us concentrate on being kind to others but all too often we forget …

The 6 Best Coupon Apps for Saving Money at the Grocery Store

Personal Finance

5 Science-Based Strategies to Quiet Your Mind When Your Brain Is Buzzing

Your brain isn't designed to work at full steam all the time, so regularly simmering down with a few science hacks is a brilliant move for your well-being and career.<p>There's something to be said about the energizing hum that comes along with doing, succeeding, producing. But a peculiar phenomenon …

How I Changed My Life by Remembering Who I Was Before the Pain

<b>“If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.” ~Unknown</b><p>For a skinny, curly haired five-year-old girl, life was magical.<p>Buried in books and …

Positive Thinking

The Mindfulness Habit That Could Transform Your Workday

Americans are more stressed than ever. It seems that as budgets become tighter, to-do lists become longer and it’s harder to get through the day …

The Healing Power of Self-Care in a World of Stress & Anxiety

<b>“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~Lao Tzu</b><p>I’ve always lived with a low hum of anxiety in the background, and lately it’s been …

6 Things You Should Do When You're Mentally Drained (Instead Of Resting On The Couch)

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not <i>used</i> correctly, can also be the most destructive force …

Self-help

An analysis of 10,000 scientific studies on marijuana concretely supports only three medical benefits

More than half the states in the US now allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, as well as at least 16 other countries. Yet of the hundreds of purported medical benefits, only three are concretely supported by scientific evidence: treating chronic pain, nausea after chemotherapy, and …

Multiple Sclerosis

An ancient Buddhist strategy for overcoming paralyzing fear

The first step in taming all-consuming dread of a Trump presidency is to get calm.<p>In the days since November 9, an oppressive cloak of fear and dread has descended upon a great many Americans.<p>The causes are endless: Our government is at risk of becoming “systemically corrupt” under President-elect …

Hey Dads, Your Moods Impact Your Kids Big Time

New research links dads' stress levels and moods to kids' development in major ways.<p>My husband often reminds me I am the center of our family, and my mood affects everyone living under our roof. It's a responsibility I don't take lightly. Each day, the impact my mental health and happiness has on …

The Exact Reason Why Exercise Clears Your Mind

<i>By: Elinor Fish</i><p>A runner's high and burned calories aren't the only perks of your workout. New science says that jog in the park might also be improving your overall mental clarity. Here's how.<p>Do you find it easier to work through an issue while on the run? Does inspiration most often strike after a …

20 Diversion Tactics Highly Manipulative Narcissists, Sociopaths And Psychopaths Use To Silence You

Toxic people such as malignant narcissists, psychopaths and those with antisocial traits engage in maladaptive behaviors in relationships that …

Want Your Kids to Be Successful and Happy? Research Recommends This Parenting Style

A new study asks adults about how they were parented to uncover the best way to raise successful kids.<p>When it comes to folk wisdom on how to raise happy and successful kids, we all do the same thing. We look at the families around us and try to identify what's working and what's not. Then we …

Energy Itself Is This Artist's Medium | City of the Seekers

Lita Albuquerque is the quintessential LA artist, even if there's still no name for her style.<p><i>In the late 19th century, Southern California attracted misfits, idealists, and entrepreneurs with few ties to anyone or anything. Swamis, spiritualists, and other self-proclaimed religious authorities</i> …

Women Need Mindfulness Even More than Men Do

How many women do you know who proudly claim to be better than men at multitasking? Even the media seems to want to “prove” that women are better multitaskers. For example, when a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that there are more neural connections between the left …

For Those With High Standards: 8 Ways to Tell If a Person Is Relationship Material

I spent my early dating life exploring - figuring out what I want and don't want, what I like and could do without. What came from this time was a really clear picture of the kind of relationship I wanted, the kind of person I would like to be close to and the kind of person I would like to …

Rumi 15 Mindfulness Ways To Find Happiness In Your Life

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī <b>( Rumi)</b> was a 13th-century Persian poet, Islāmic scholar, jurist, Sufi mystic, and theologian.<p>Rumi’s philosophy depends on …

Hormone Causes Decline in Cognition After Social Stress

<i>Summary: Researchers explore how stress can influence our cognitive performance.</i><p>Source: Max Planck Institute.<p><b>How does stress influence our cognitive</b> …

How the Brain Makes and Breaks Habits

<i>Summary: Researchers report they have identified a neural pathway involved in switching between habitual behavior and deliberate decision</i> …

Neuroscience

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Parenting

A Meditation Teacher's 3 Tips for Deeper Sleep in Just 7 Minutes

Heartfulness meditation has taken the world by storm. Learn the 3 tips for deeper sleep in 7 minutes.<p>Have you ever had the experience of climbing into bed after a long day and not being able to fall asleep?<p>There have been many occasions where I have felt the anxiety and stress of the day haunting …