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Seven Ways to Reduce Stress in Anxious Times

Wine. Chocolate. Binge-watching “The Crown.”<p>How are your coping strategies working for you these days?<p>Therapists have, for months, been reporting a significant increase in clients who are stressed and saddened by current events—hurricanes, fires, the threat of nuclear war. In some cases, they say, …

Mindfulness

Need to Calm Yourself Down? Try This Military-Approved Breathing Technique

Whether you’re dealing with co-worker chaos or pressure to perform on a project, it’s difficult to excel at work when you're extremely stressed. …

How to know if you're sleep deprived, even if it doesn't feel like it

How to tell if you're sleep deprived, even if it doesn't feel like it. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>1. You're craving sugar and carbs</b><p>Lack of sleep produces a hormone called ghrelin. Ghrelin makes you hungry for fatty and sugary foods.<p>It's also harder to stop eating. Leptin, the chemical …

Sleep

Eating sugary foods may be linked to depression, study finds

In a new study, published in <i>Scientific Reports</i>, my colleagues and I found a link between a diet high in sugar and common mental disorders.<p>The World Health Organization recommends that people reduce their daily intake of added sugars (that is, all sugar, excluding the sugar that is naturally found …

Depression

The One Question I Ask To Stop Negative Thoughts From Ruining My Day

No meditation needed.<p><i>This piece originally appeared on Shine, a free daily text service, and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>I like to think I’m an unofficial expert on negative thinking. It’s not unusual for me to start and finish the day ruminating on something that <i>could</i> go wrong–but most likely …

Self-help

This is how music can help you achieve mindfulness

We spoke to mindfulness studio The Indigo Project about the strong correlation between good music and good vibes.<p>Most of us are so overloaded …

The Meditation Cure

A basic practice of Buddhism turns out to be one of the best ways to deal with the anxieties and appetites bequeathed to us by our evolutionary history<p>Much of Buddhism can be boiled down to a bad-news/good-news story. The bad news is that life is full of suffering and we humans are full of …

Meditation

How to take care of others without burning out - Scope

In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers, and caregivers are suffering from slow yet painful burnout. Many of the rest …

5 Ways To Deal With Social Anxiety On Your Own

To a degree, social anxiety affects many people. The phenomenon is defined as the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. Loosely, it’s pressure of feeling negatively judged and evaluated by other people. For those suffering, it can be rather difficult to …

Depression

Vegan Pesto You'll Want to Put on Everything

If basil is bursting from your garden and you've always wanted to make homemade pesto, but don't love that it can be high in calories (one-quarter-cup serving is 276 calories), here's a lower-cal recipe that delivers all that fresh, sweet basil flavor, but with fewer calories and no …

Food