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The 3 Causes of Addiction

When a person compromises his or her life with addictive habits, loved ones shake their heads and wonder why they do it. Even when addicts get clean …

Are Children of Swingers Affected By Their Parents' Lifestyle?

[There was a video here]<p>On last night's episode of A&E's reality show about a tight-knit Ohio community's tighter knit subculture of swingers,</i> …

Sexuality

Survival Secrets: What Is It About Women That Makes Them More Resilient Than Men?

Two women face each other at a small table at the back of a café in Berkeley. A hot autumn sun pulses through the glass. One of the women, sturdy in …

The Trick to Manipulate Your Own Mind

“One thing I’ve learned up to this point in life is that <b>the mind has a memory</b>. And it’s damn smart; it “subconsciously” recognizes patterns. Once the …

Think You Know How to Communicate? Think Again!

Talk is cheap, but not for the reasons I once thought.<p>It's too slim and ignores so many more important facets of communication. I've learned, if anything, that there is much to learn! To unravel and expose the true reasons for how you say why you say what you say when you do.<p>I truly have thought …

Public Speaking

Having Anxiety Does Not Mean I'm 'Crying Wolf'

I have anxiety.<p>Sometimes in manifests in the form of a panic attack. When I am awake and have a panic attack, it usually starts with a pain in my chest. From there my body takes over and convinces itself that I am dying. I get lightheaded and my vision becomes blurry. I hear static and feel like …

My Conversation With Sleep Apnea Expert Richard Schwab

Dr. Richard Schwab is a professor of medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His groundbreaking research has used innovative imaging techniques to study the development of sleep apnea (when tissues in the mouth close during sleep, resulting in repeated airway obstructions and …

Sleep

Assisted suicide review granted by High Court judges

<b>Disability rights campaigners who say assisted suicide policy in England and Wales is too "liberal" have won permission to bring a legal challenge.</b><p>Director of public prosecutions Alison Saunders last year clarified assisted suicide guidelines, making prosecutions of health professionals less likely.<p>…

Assisted Suicide

David Lynch Tweets Support for Dr. Oz

Director David Lynch tweeted Tuesday that he supports Dr. Oz, who is defending himself against a group of doctors who want to see him ousted from …

Releasing Resentments And Opening Up to Love

A while back I found myself in a not-so-happy place for a few days. My work at my counseling job was extra stressful, I had multiple things at home that needed to be done that weren't and my boyfriend and I weren't quite understanding each other with certain things.<p>For the most part, this wasn't …

The Beauty of Alone Time

I didn't realize it until just recently, but I am a huge introvert. When I tell people that I am, they usually give me a funny look of disbelief. As an outward-looking "social butterfly" who works as a corporate trainer and professional speaker, it's hard for people to believe that the person they …

Stealing From Yourself

When I was 6 years old, I was in the checkout lane at the grocery with my mom. She was busy loading groceries from the cart onto the conveyor belt while I was busy checking out all the tempting candy, all of which was at eye level for me. I wanted the gum. The smell of the Hubba Bubba was …

What It Says About Your Partner—and You—If He Criticizes You All the Time

And can you change his bullying ways?<p>You probably have to deal with criticism at work, from your family, and—maybe most of all—from yourself. So when you come home after a long day and your partner calls you lazy for leaving dishes in the sink, it really stings.<p>While no relationship is perfect, …

Engagement Rings

See a Doctor if Your Pee Looks, Smells, or Feels Like This

<b>You Notice Cloudiness</b><br>Consider it a tip-off to the presence of bacteria that could indicate a urinary tract infection (UTI). “The cloudiness comes from the excretion of bacteria and leukocytes, which are cells that fight infection,” says Phillips. Even if you otherwise feel fine and have no UTI …

Why You Get Styes—And How to Cure Them

They’re pesky little suckers, eh?<p>It may look like a pimple, but you don't want to pop this persistent pink dot perched on your eyelid. A stye "is simply an abscess in hair follicle—often an eyelash," says William Schaffner, M.D., professor of medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt …

Skin Care

'Taking in All the Pain of What They Witness'

Actor, director and social activist Danny Glover is no stranger to the drug problem: His family of origin was directly affected by it. "All three of my brothers had issues with substance use," he told me in an interview to help launch the Drugs Over Dinner initiative. "One of my brothers had gone …

The One Tool That Will Change Your Day

It's so easy to look at my life and be filled with a petty grievance, annoyance or irritation -- my neighbor's kids are shouting in the pool, a client cancels last minute, I have a cavity.<p>But then I have to remember how good things really are.<p>Today was a glorious sunny day, and as I parked my car …

3 Exercises for When You're Really Freaking Sore

When choosing an activity for your active recovery, pick one that gets you moving but isn't so challenging that you risk breaking down your muscle tissue even more, says Cosgove. This means that if jogging is easy for you, go on a jog. If you think that might be too strenuous, take a nice, long …

New Shingles Vaccine Works Better

A new vaccine to protect people against shingles seems to work better than the current vaccine, protecting more than 97 percent of people against the condition – even the very oldest.<p>The vaccine, made by GlaxoSmithKline, isn’t on the market yet. But if the trend holds up in more advanced trials, it …

Public Health

I'm A #DamnGoodMom, And So Are You

One of the best things about finding a community of mothers to join is that there is always someone there to commiserate.<p>You overslept and kids missed the bus? Someone else has done that. You couldn't figure out why Junior wouldn't sleep, so you let him snuggle on your chest from 3am until the end …

Parenting

How to Do Eyebrows: Get the Best Eyebrow Shape

Eyebrow Shaping 101: Pluck the Perfect Eyebrows<p>Perfectly groomed eyebrows balance your features and frame your eyes. Read on for failproof tips on how to get them.<p>Aimee Levy<p>Locate Your Starting Points<p>Want perfect eyebrows? Here's where to start. Flip your tweezer (try <b>Tweezerman Slant</b> tweezer, $23, …

Why Not Start Addiction Treatment Right In The ER?

When patients brought to the ER have uncontrolled blood pressure, neglected asthma or diabetes that hasn't been dealt with, doctors often start treatment right then and there.<p>But what happens when the patient turns out to be addicted to opioids, such as oxycodone or heroin? In case of an overdose, …

Medicine

15 Things Only Loved Ones Of Alzheimer's Patients Would Understand

Alzheimer’s is a physical ailment that damages the brain cells, leading to dementia. The decaying of brain cells causes severe memory loss, as well …

Alzheimer's Disease

Brain-injured patients need therapies based on cognitive neuroscience

Patients with traumatic brain injuries are not benefiting from recent advances in cognitive neuroscience research -- and they should be, scientists …

Women show persistent memory impairment after concussion

Women may have a more difficult time than men in recovering from concussion, according to a new study published online in the journal …

Where Uniqueness Lies - Issue 1: What Makes You So Special

If you dropped a dozen human toddlers on a beautiful Polynesian island with shelter and enough to eat, but no computers, no cell phones, and no metal …

Charlie Bothuell V, Boy Found in Basement, Says His Home Was a 'Terrible Place'

Charlie Bothuell V, the Detroit boy who went missing for 11 days last summer before being found in his parents’ basement, testified at a hearing …

Crime

15 Ways to Beat Procrastination and Be More Productive

<i>Scroll to the bottom for the handy infographic</i><p>“I’ll do it later.” “It can wait.” “I still have two seasons left of my favorite show on Netflix.” Our …

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Stunning Drone Photos Capture World Landmarks From a Bird's-Eye-View

New Zealand-based photographer Amos Chapple captures the world from a bird's-eye-view in his gorgeous series titled <i>Air</i>. We've recently admired Chapple's eye-opening images of the coldest city in the world. Here, in warmer climates, he uses drone technology to snap stunning pictures high in the sky. …

Drones