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Inspirational Books to Read in 2017 to Help you Live Your Best Life

<b>With the start of a new year comes a fresh slate and the perfect opportunity to set challenges for the year ahead to ensure that 2017 is one of your</b> …

Books

The Controversial History of Carrie Fisher's 'Shockaholism'

Despite its history, electroconvulsive therapy worked for the actress.<p><b>By Jonathan Sadowsky, Case Western Reserve University</b><p>Carrie Fisher’s ashes are …

Work-life balance 'increasingly stressful for fathers'

<b>Nearly half of working fathers would like a less stressful job so they can spend more time caring for their children, a study has found.</b><p>About a third would take a pay cut to achieve a better work-life balance, the charity Working Families said.<p>Employers are not doing enough to help dads take a more …

5 Benefits You Will Experience Once You Become Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

As human beings, we often view “stress” as a dirty word. We try to avoid it at all costs. But sometimes a little bit of healthy stress can push us …

7 Ways To Make Your Job Meaningful Again

Has your job lost its sense of purpose for you? Try these tips to get it back.<p>While most people work to make a living, more than half of us go to work every day to make an impact on society or our community, according to a May 2016 survey from Adobe. If you’re finding it tough to get excited about …

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 …

The secret to great digestive health might be a germ

As you have probably heard, our digestive tract is home to some 100 trillion bacteria that out number our own cells by 10 to one, essentially making …

Is Your Mind Controlling You? How to Get Rid Of Bad Thoughts And Stay Present

Your thoughts are on the front line when it comes to your life. They are the foundation for everything. At the most fundamental level, a positive …

Mindfulness

4 practical ways to teach critical thinking in the classroom

19 December 2016<p>There’s an often-touted debate in modern education about the nature of the teaching in schools. For a long time, it has been believed …

Here's How Medicare Is Changing in 2017

Medicare provides essential healthcare coverage to tens of millions of Americans, but every year, the program sees some changes to the way it offers its benefits. In 2017, not only will Medicare participants see typical changes in costs and coverage options, but they'll also see political pressure …

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

Mental Health

Here’s how to get out of a bad mood, according to science

Much like being sucked into a black hole (we imagine), bad moods after arguments can seem like a crushing vortex from which it is impossible to …

Carrie Fisher is a prime example of what it means to live with Bipolar Disorder productively

Fisher said it takes a "tremendous amount of balls" to live with bi-polar.<p>Carrie Fisher's legacy shines bright in the galaxy.<p>I'm not talking about …

Mental Health

The Science Behind Explosive Hangover Poops

Ah, the New Year. A time for resolutions, for self-betterment, for dumping out the old and bringing in the new. Unfortunately, if you celebrate New …

Doctors struggling to cope with growing number of overdose patients with brain damage

As the number of drug overdoses continues to rise in B.C., doctors are struggling to cope with the increasing number of patients facing irreversible …

How long does it take to change your life, change a habit or to form a new one?

Highly successful people don’t get where they are by accident. They have learned to make something that they do – or many things that they do – a …

Success

Forget the gold bikini. For people with mental illness Carrie Fisher was a queen | Hannah Jane Parkinson

I’ve never seen Star Wars but discovering Fisher through Stephen Fry’s documentary on manic depression immediately made me feel less alone<p>I’ll let you in on a secret: I have never seen any of the Star Wars films. Perhaps more egregious still: I have zero desire to see any of the Star Wars films. …

How Carrie Fisher Championed Mental Health

“If you claim something, you can own it,” Carrie Fisher told <i>Vanity Fair</i> in 2009. “But if you have it as a shameful secret, you’re fucked.”<p>Fisher, who …

‘Natural’ Sleep Supplements Carry Serious Safety Concerns

Millions of Americans per year use supplements such as melatonin and valerian as a nondrug way to help them sleep, but there’s little evidence that …

Being Mom To A Middle Schooler Can Be The Toughest Gig Of All

Although her oldest child, Ben, is 10 years old, Andrea Scher, 44, feels like a new mom again.<p>Scher suffered from maternal depression after Ben was born, eventually recovering with the help of antidepressants and psychotherapy. She was understandably relieved that her depression didn't return after …

I went overboard policing my kids’ diets. Here’s why I changed my ways.

By Casey Seidenberg<p>Casey Seidenberg<p>Bio<p>Ten years ago, my husband became sick with an autoimmune disease, and nutrition played a significant role in his recovery. What did I do when he got better? I became the food police, imagining that if I could control the food he and my kids ate, I could keep us …

Diets

11 Brutal Truths About Emotions That You Really Need to Hear

Make emotions work for you. Instead of against you.<p>Since it was first introduced decades ago, the concept of emotional intelligence has been heralded by many as the secret, intangible key to success. But as this concept has increased in popularity, it's also become widely misunderstood.<p>So, what is …