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31 Days to Waking Up Happy for Life

1. Catch Some Zzz's—the Right Way<p>Turkish researchers found that people who tend to sleep on their right side have mellower dreams, with themes of …

Happiness

19 Science-Backed Reasons to Meditate

With more and more people touting its life-changing benefits (we’re looking at you, Anderson Cooper!), it’s safe to say that meditation has gone …

Fighting Stigma One Story at a Time

I had my first psychotic break in 1995 when I was 15 years old at a camp for highly intelligent kids who thought they might go to law school someday. I was having visual and auditory hallucinations. Apparently that isn't normal. I had a few misdiagnoses but was eventually diagnosed as bipolar I and …

Mental Health

Eleven tips to de-stress your life

Have you ever wondered why after a stressful experience – like getting into a fight with your spouse or hearing that your office is announce massive layoffs, you have a physical reaction like a headache or stomach pain?<p>Being stressed isn't a fun experience. On top of the physical symptoms, stress …

University of Michigan

The Struggle Is Real: Explaining Depression to My Mother

SABRINA BENAIM: Explaining my depression to my mother, a conversation.<p>Mom, my depression is a shape shifter. One day, it is as small as a firefly in …

Five Ways Cycling Makes You Happier, Smarter, and Sexier

As if you needed more reasons to ride!<p>You already know cycling is great for your physical fitness. But did you know it also has profound effects on your brain? We did some digging and chatted with experts to find out exactly how.<p><b>Staves Off Depression</b><br>“Clearly exercise is beneficial for mental …

Teens

Unhappy & Don't Know Why? It Could Be One Of These Reasons

We all experience moments of insecurity, frustration, stress and depression. If you feel down and out it could be from your habits or beliefs. Here …