Beth Ann Kraft

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Mindfulness Meditation May Help Reduce Mind-Wandering In People With Anxiety

Several years ago a now famous Harvard study found that people’s minds wander about 50% of the time—that is, if you stop a person randomly (this particular study used an iPhone app to do it) and ask them what they’re thinking about, half the time it has nothing to do with what they’re actually …

Mindfulness

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Morning Ritual That Will Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

Mindfulness

12 Hilarious Times the Saturday Night Live Cast Couldn't Help But Laugh

Despite their best efforts, the professionals at <i>Saturday Night Live</i> find themselves laughing right along with us every now and then. It’s such a …

WATCH: Here's How to Get the Perfect Valentine's Day Glam - From Lips to Lashes

The key to the ultimate Valentine’s day beauty look? Red lips, long lashes and Victoria’s Secret angel-worthy beach waves. And whether you’re going …

Lips

9 foods you should never eat when you're sick

Food probably isn’t the first thing on your mind when you’re battling the flu or a stomach bug.<p>But you have to fuel the tank eventually, and what you choose to do so matters: Some foods and drinks out there can make you feel even worse. (The <i>Men’s Health</i> Better Man Project can provide even more tips …

Table Setting 101: Here's How to Set a Thanksgiving Table that Will Impress Even Your In-Laws

Real talk: You eat all your meals on the couch. It’s fine. How else do you expect to catch up on <i>The Crown?</i><p>Next week, however, you’ll be expected to …

Decorations

Thanksgiving Side Dishes Ranked From Worst to Best

Thanksgiving centers largely around one thing: turkey. Christmas can kind of come down to a fight between a ham and more turkey. And sometimes lamb …

Cooking

4 Detox Water Recipes to Help You De-Bloat

When used in the context of your diet, the words <i>cleanse</i> and <i>detox</i> are quite controversial. This is mostly because some commercial cleanses and "detox" …

19 Times Anna Kendrick Perfectly Described Life In Your Twenties

"Sometimes the best part of the day is imagining what I'm going to eat when I get off work."

Hurricane season activity expected to ramp up, be busiest since 2012

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even as the United States' "major hurricane drought" continues, NOAA's updated 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, which was released Thursday, is calling for this year to be the "strongest since 2012."<p>The decision to increase the number of expected named storms, from 10-16 in the …

9 Life-Changing Habits That Will Make You a Better Person

Life is truly a gift, but even when you know this deep down, sometimes it can really get the better of you. Just when you think you’ve got it all …

24 Teachers Share the Most Ridiculous Things Parents Have Ever Said to Them

It takes a special kind of patience to conquer the challenges of being a teacher. You’re faced with temper tantrums, bullying, utter refusals to …

Teaching

10 Foods You Should Eat More Of If Your Memory Sucks

Step up your memory game.<p>Granted, most of these aren't exactly quick fixes. But over time, they can boost your brain health and reduce your risk of memory loss.

Your New Weight-Loss Tool May Be the 'Bite Tracker' Says Celebrity Trainer Harley Pasternak

<i>Harley Pasternak is a celebrity trainer and nutrition expert who has worked with stars from Halle Berry and Lady Gaga to Robert Pattinson and Robert</i> …

Weight Loss

Meet the First Openly Transgender Speaker at a Party Convention

There are a lot of firsts happening at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this year – the first female presidential nominee for a …

Hillary Clinton

Tamra Judge on Her Fit Physique: 'I Wish I Could Teach Everyone Going Through Menopause'

Tamra Judge is stronger than ever – physically AND mentally!<p>The <i>Real Housewives of Orange County</i> star constantly hears from viewers criticizing her …

21 Books Every Woman Should Read In Her Lifetime

Some are hard-hitting, some are lighthearted, and all of them are definitely amazing.<p><i>Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

See Jon Stewart Take Over ‘Late Show’ to Slam RNC, Trump, Fox News

Jon Stewart took over the live post-RNC <i>Late Show</i> to unleash his pent-up wrath at Donald Trump, Fox News and the divisive message they’re sending …

10 Lies We Tell Ourselves That Keep Us From Living Happy And SMART

I do my best with my writing here and on my blog SMART Living 365 to stay away from politics. That's not because I don't have an opinion, but my intention is to instead inspire and encourage us all to think and form our own opinions from a space of awareness, compassion and personal responsibility. …

Happiness

Half Their Size's Eve Guzman Shares How She Stopped Overeating

<i>Eve Guzman was featured in PEOPLE s 2015 Half Their Size Issue after going from 277 lbs. to 138 lbs. by dramatically decreasing her portion sizes and</i> …

Weight Loss

Fans Are Freaking Out About Britney Spears' New Summer Jam, 'Make Me'

She’s back, y’all.<p>Not that Britney Spears ever really went <i>away</i>, but her massive, deeply loyal fan base is freaking out about her sexy new single, …

Secret To A Long-Lasting Marriage: Put Your Personal Happiness Aside

“If both of you are putting each other first then no one comes second.”<p>–Author Unknown<p>Photo Credit: Pedro Ribeiro Simões on Flickr<p>Shortly after …

Can’t lose weight no matter what? We’ve got 6 tips just for you

So you’re working out like a beast, eating healthier than you ever have… and all of a sudden, after months of dropping the pounds quite easily, you …

3 Ways To Listen To Your Inner Voice For A Happy And Successful Life

Have you ever woken up to a voice that came from nowhere?<p>It has happened to me many times. In fact, it has gotten to a point that when I do hear it, I know enough not to complain but rather listen when it wakes me up in the middle of the night. No, I'm not crazy. I'm a believer. That's right. I've …

Positive Thinking

7 Signs You're Having Vitamin Deficiency

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Weight Loss

This Is What Your Face Reveals About You

The face you have might be the face you were born with, but the <i>messages</i> your face sends aren't predetermined by your genes. I'm not talking about …

Psychology

Long-term marijuana use changes brain's reward circuit

Researchers have demonstrated that long-term marijuana users had more activity in the brain's reward processes when presented with cannabis cues than …

Neuroscience

18 Places Every Woman Should Visit -- By Herself

Photo: Cultura/Rex Shutterstock.<p>Doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic: A solo meal can help you really appreciate food; a solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think; and traveling by yourself can be an incredible opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth.<p>Solo trips are all …

The Gut-Healthy Tonic You Should Drink Every Morning

Award-winning blogger and trusted authority on traditional foods Jennifer McGruther opts for a mug of nourishing morning bone broth to start her day …

Anti-aging

5 Everyday Spices That Can Help You Lose Weight

Growing up Indian American, my mom didn't know how to make any of the "traditional" American food—we usually ate foods like lentils, curries, rice, …