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Chasing Away the Blues: Depression Is a Symptom of Stress... and Exercise Is a Treatment

I'm a total stressed-out mess. It's so ironic, because I literally teach a class on how bad stress is for our bodies, and yet I have a hard time internalizing the lessons. There's just so much to do! There is no doubt that our society puts a lot of pressure on us to take on more than we can handle. …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Pictures: Rocky Mountain National Park

Straddling the Continental Divide, Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park boasts some of the most spectacular high-mountain landscapes in the U.S.

National Parks

A Wharton professor discovered a lazy way to stop procrastinating

No willpower or discipline necessary. It's backed by scientific research and even has a cool name: "temptation bundling."<p>And oddly enough, it all starts with "The Hunger Games." Seriously ...<p>How Katniss killed procrastination<p>Katherine Milkman loves audiobooks. Especially the "Hunger Games" series. …

Procrastination

Channel 'Downton Abbey' at These 10 English Manor Hotels

A good vacation is about feeling spoiled, and the Good Hotel Guide’s top English manor-house hotels give Downton Abbey a run for its money. Here's how to live out a Downton or Jane Austen fantasy in real life. This article was originally published on November 19.

Downton Abbey

25 Books You'll Want To Curl Up With In A Reading Nook

You won't be able to put these books down.<p>It's no wonder that reading nooks are a dream home feature for many book lovers. Reading nooks are cute, cozy, and a perfect escape from the daily grind. But what good is a comfy reading space if you don't have any great books to read? Enter the reading …

Books

Scientists Find 15 Amazing Benefits Of Listening To Music

If you love listening to music, you’re in good company. Charles Darwin once remarked, “If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule …

Flute

Stop Trying to Stop Enabling Bipolar Behavior!

Sandra lives with bipolar disorder. I am her psychiatrist or p-doc or shrink (as in Dr. Fink, the shrink). Sandra (not her real name), and I have …

How To Get People To Like You: 7 Ways From An FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

This Is The #1 Ritual You Need To Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

Happiness

When a Friendship Ends: 5 Steps to Healing the Sadness

A girlfriend I've known for 14 years has <b>abruptly ended our friendship.</b> She blast-emailed a photo of herself holding her new puppy and wrote a long paragraph about how "deformed" she looks because a cancerous spot was removed from her nostril.<p>I remember the surgery -- I was supportive during it -- …

The 10 Best National Parks for Retirees

Timing is everything when traveling to the marquee national parks, and summer is high season, meaning you're competing with thousands of people for …

6 Self-Help Books That -- Really! -- Help

The first month of fall makes us all want to jump-start a better, happier, healthier way of living. Here are the strategies and ideas that passed our "I tried it" test.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>40 Books To Read Before Turning 40<p>Like | Follow

TED Talks

7 Subtle Signs of Depression You Shouldn't Ignore | Inc.com

About one in 10 Americans experience depression at any given time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But many people with depression don't even know they have it.<p>Depressive symptoms may range from mild to severe and they can vary greatly. The signs of depression are often …

Muscle

Take These Simple Steps To Maintain Bone Health

Make no bones about it. As we approach middle age, the bare-bone truth about your skeleton is that, especially in pre and post menopausal women, you can only maintain or lose bone density. You cannot naturally regain it. There are some strong prescription medicines out there that reverse bone …

How to Become a Morning Person

From Snooze-Button Addict to Morning Person<p>I have always wanted to be one of those women who jump out of bed and into a pair of running shoes at 7 …

10 Regrets To Avoid On Your Death Bed (And How To Do That)

Lacking impetus and letting fear guide our actions is what leads us to having regrets in life. Don't let your future self down.

Happiness

18 Ways to Create Good Habits -- and Eliminate Bad Ones -- for Life

Forget the excuses! Building good habits lies in following a system consistently, day in and day out.<p>All of us like to mythologize successful …

I Tested 7 Natural Ways To Fall Asleep. Here's What ACTUALLY Worked

For most of my life, I've had a hard time falling asleep. My mind seems to light up with random thoughts, worries, and stresses as soon as my head …

Time I

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

This nighttime routine will help you be more productive in the morning

This way you can get the rest you need, and you will be prepared for an energetic and focused tomorrow.<p>The Nightly Routine doesn't have to be as long as the morning  —  mine is only around 15 minutes or so; however, I wake up feeling refreshed and ready to crush the day.<p>After recently writing a …

The World's Best Yoga Retreats

1 of 8<p>Best for Going Alone<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 8<p>Best for First-Time Yogis<p>3 of 8<p>Best for a Girls Getaway<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 8<p>Best for the …

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

The number of people who visit America's national parks is staggering—over 331 million visits were documented in 2017. Wonder which parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten.<p>writer

National Parks

This Is What Will Happen To You When You Do Meditation

By cultivating this one small habit of meditation, you’ll experience tremendous benefits. See what will happen to you when you do meditation every …

Meditation

10 Deathbed Regrets You Can Avoid by Making Changes Now

<b>“While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” ~Leonardo Da Vinci</b><p>It’s terrifying, isn’t it?<p>There you are—days, …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

A Totally Unexpected Antidote To Stress

There's a better way to decompress than snuggling into your couch.<p>One Sunday afternoon, my 8-year-old daughter and I decided to spend the day exploring. We started with a ferry ride to the city, then wandered up to our favorite little tween clothing and gift shop, where she got her nails done and …

Charlie Brown

How to beat anxiety without medication

A few years ago, my father was diagnosed with a fairly common form of prostate cancer. As a result, he needed surgery to get it out of his body before it spread anywhere.<p>When he got out of surgery, we were informed by the doctors that they could not remove the breathing tube at the moment. He’s a …

Mental Health

The quote that helped me with my anxiety

From staring at the clock until the end of <i>every</i> Tornado Watch, to thinking “uh oh, I’m pregnant!” while still a virgin (true story); you could say …

12 Enjoyable Steps to a More Balanced Life

We tend to go over to the extremes in our search for more pleasure, when instead we should be looking for more balance if we want to live a happier …

Happiness