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What Is Emotional Health?

We use the term mental health and of course we talk about physical health, but we very rarely talk about emotional health. And yet our emotions are absolutely integral to the way in which we relate and engage with our world.<p>Just a few days ago somebody asked me what I actually meant when I used the …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Ways to Cope With Stress and Overwhelm

Just when life demands that you be charging ahead, firing on all cylinders, actioning to-do lists and kicking goals, your old frenemy Overwhelm decides to pay you a visit. Don't feel alone. It happens to the best of us. And there is hope.<p>You've got so much to do that you don't know where to begin. …

Time Management

The Best Piece of Gym Equipment for Working Your Abs

Improve your core strength and endurance with this popular fat-burning tool<p>There’s a reason why kettlebells are now a mainstay in gyms everywhere: Few other pieces of equipment are as multifunctional. Because of their unique, unruly shape, they can be used to build real-world strength, improve your …

These People Were Challenged To Thank Those Who Helped Them. Their Moving Responses Say It All

This act proved that showing appreciation is rewarding on both ends.<p>In a video uploaded to YouTube, a life coach asks random passersby to write a thank-you letter to the person who has helped them become successful in life.<p>The coach then unveils a phone booth, and gets the strangers to call the …

What Spiritual Leaders Read Before Bed

The most enlightening among us choose their titles for peace, wisdom and fresh perspective after a long day.

How to Stop Negativity from Dragging You Under

Don't let bad feelings get the best of you. Instead, heal your anger with these simple practices from some of the top spiritual leaders in the world, …

Attack Your Abs and Your Glutes with One Genius Move

Hammer your front and backside at once<p>While guys spend a lot of time working their abs, they don't pay as much attention to their backside. And that's a problem because one of your body's largest and most powerful muscle groups resides there: your glutes. So BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator ofthe</b> …

The 2-Minute Sweat Storm

90 reps, 2 minutes. Can you handle it?<p>If you think it's impossible to sweat buckets in under two minutes, you haven't tried this challenge from Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> He choose three total-body moves—the burpee, the dumbbell renegade row, and the squat to curl to …

9/11 Families Launch Anti-Islamophobia Campaign For Anniversary Of Tragedy

Family members of September 11 victims are taking a stand against Islamophobia with a new bus ad campaign designed to promote religious tolerance and interfaith unity.<p>"Islamophobia is not pretty," the ad reads. "Let's build bridges, not walls. Hate hurts, hope heals."<p>Sponsored by September 11th …

WATCH: Crappy Benefits

Perhaps you've heard this: Human beings do what works. Every action we take is because we believe it benefits us in some way -- as illogical as that may seem at times. Too often, we are caught in habitual behavior that isn't rewarding us in a way we really want. I hope this helps you change …

Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

"If you're solving a problem that is real to them, they're going to come out of the woodwork."<p>Daniela Perdomo, GoTenna CEO

How to Figure Out What Your Dreams Really Mean

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Head Back to School Via Flipboard’s Virtual Classroom

It seems early, but here in California many kids are already back to school. And while we don’t really miss the days of homework and gym class, we do …

5 Things the Dying Want Us to Know

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Breast Cancer

Requiem for a Therapist: A Tribute to Robin Williams

Like so many others, I was saddened to hear of the death of actor and comedian, Robin Williams that was made public Monday. To hear that his death was at the end of a life-long battle with depression that ended in suicide was an additional blow, both as a fellow sojourner with my own emotional and …

This Is The Ultimate Bedtime Routine For Better Sleep

A bedtime routine might sound like something that's only necessary for the grade-school set, but following a nightly schedule can greatly improve the sleep of the biggest of kids adults, too.<p>Sleep experts recommend establishing a bedtime routine, both to calm and relax you as you get ready to sleep …

David Bowie’s Top 100 Books

“David Bowie Is,” the extensive retrospective exhibit of the artist and his fabulous costumes, hit Toronto last Friday (see our post from earlier …

Actions and Intentions in Gaza

People tell us what they mean by what they do. Actions of a certain consistency are the infallible clue to the motives that drive them. A sincerely meant declaration may sometimes prove false, but that is a rare phenomenon; generally, over time, the "exceptional" lie is found to be no exception, …

Israeli Government

These 15 maps don’t explain the Middle East

Violent upheaval in the Middle East has recently spawned all manner of maps purporting to explain how the region got this way. Here, instead, are 15 maps that don’t claim as much. Or rather, they do not seek, like many other maps, to capture some fixed set of core facts about the region. Instead, …

Obama Signs Cell Phone Unlocking Bill Into Law, iPhone Unlocking No Longer Illegal

United States President Barack Obama will today sign a bill that makes cell phone unlocking legal again, writing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act into law following its unanimous approval by the Senate and House of Representatives.<p>Obama has long supported the act, which …

Apple's latest ad shows people saving the world with the iPhone

The "Powerful" series continues<p>Apple's "You're more powerful than you think" series of ads continues with a new one, dubbed "Dreams." While the first one featured the Pixies and creativity, the latest shows the iPhone's humanitarian uses. Doctors, veterinarians, environmentalists, and fireman all …

The Exercise That Could Save Your Sex Life

That's right: There's a workout for your penis<p>You probably think of Kegel exercises as a chick-only thing. She squeezes her pelvic floor muscles to prep her for childbirth or make sex more intense. But it turns out, they're not just for women.<p>A new review in the journal <i>Urology</i> found that …

Make Missionary Sex Incredible

Supercharge the old standard and blow her mind in all-new ways<p>Trying out crazy sex positions is fun, but for nights when you’re wiped out from work and just want a little vanilla lovin’, you and your girl are probably going to fall into that tried-and-true standby, missionary. But just because the …

Watch the Awesome Derek Jeter Commercial Everyone's Talking About

Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Jay Z all pay respect to the retiring Yankees captain<p>Yesterday, Nike premiered a stirring, star-studded commercial paying homage to Derek Jeter, the retiring Yankees shortstop who will appear in his final All-Star Game tonight. In just one day, the clip has already …

Baseball