Emilia Helin

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19 Superfoods For Your Heart

While deaths due to heart disease have dropped in recent years,it's still the No. 1 killer of Americans [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm]. …

Nutrition

Sex Bucket List

Your Ultimate Sex To-Do List<p>Here's a to-do list you won’t mind checking off: Use this list of new, pleasure-filled ideas to spice up your sex life<p>Shutterstock.com<p>The <i>To Do List</i>, a new movie starring Aubrey Plaza from <i>Parks and Recreation</i>, just hit theaters. In the flick, Plaza’s character is an …

What Makes Good Bacteria Go Bad? It's Not Them, It's You

Imagine a friend of a friend brings his family to stay with you — his family of tiny survivalists. For weeks or months you all live quietly side by side with no problems. You share meals. Your kids play together.<p>Then one day you get sick — maybe felled by a bad cold or the flu. Suddenly certain the …

Psoriasis Raises Risk For Diabetes, Heart Disease And Ulcers, Study Finds

<i>By Amir Khan</i><p>The problems of psoriasis affect more than just your skin, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, which found that people with the condition are at an increased risk for other diseases, such as diabetes, ulcers and heart disease.<p>Researchers from the …

How (And Why) To Stay Positive

When faced with setbacks and challenges, we’ve all received the well-meaning advice to “stay positive.” The greater the challenge, the more this glass-half-full wisdom can come across as Pollyannaish and unrealistic. It’s hard to find the motivation to focus on the positive when positivity seems …

How to Make a Healthy-Habit Change

Some say change is hard. Quitting smoking, dieting, exercising and even flossing regularly are health-habit changes that can be hard to make. Learned helplessness studies show the reason people do not succeed is that they attempt change in ways they think should work, but don't. Logic tells people …

Weight Loss

Are You Living With Passion and Brilliance?

Years ago, following a suggestion from a best-selling author changed my life. I had been writing human interest stories for media and had a desire to write a non-fiction book, so I enrolled in Maui Writers Conference Retreat in Hawaii. All the non-fiction workshops were full, so I landed in a …

Our Children's Health: A Focus on Physical Fitness

With about a month left of my children's summer vacation, I can't help but think back on my own experiences growing up. I remember the days of playing classic outdoor games like Hide and Seek, Hopscotch, and Freeze Tag, or simply biking to the park with friends in my neighborhood. It's no secret …

Fitness

Cancer: Researchers Want to Narrow The Definition of the Word "Cancer"

“In the past 30 years, cancer doctors have focused on early detection using sophisticated screening devices that can catch abnormalities in a highly curable stage,” says Schnabel. “But in many cases, we’ve detected and then treated conditions that if left alone may never have progressed to a more …

The Dark Side of Being a Night Owl

I was seriously creeped out by recent research that linked my particular sleep-wake habits (the fact that I'm a night owl) with some not-very-nice …

Choosing the Best Temperature for Sleep

Everyone has their own unique routine preferences when it comes to sleep. Some like to read before bed, others do not. Some like it pitch black, while other leave the hall light on and the door cracked. From clothing choices to mattress type, each person has his or her own way of sleeping that …

3 Meditation Techniques For Beginners

<i>By Laura McMullen for U.S. News</i><p>Gold stars to those who can make it through this article without wondering about dinner or unattended emails, mindlessly scrolling through Instagram or scanning half a page before realizing you have no idea what the heck you just read.<p>Amit Sood, author of the upcoming …

A Handshake to Be Proud of

<i>Photo courtesy of Nikki Stone</i><p>Just the other day, I was playing a game with my 5-year-old daughter that asked a number of philosophical questions. The purpose of the game was to get young children to think a little more deeply about their lives and their actions. Halfway through the game, a question …

Living a Balanced, Beautiful Life With Ayurveda

Imagine you're outside by a beautiful lake, enjoying the perfection of your surroundings. You feel comfortable, relaxed, as if you are an important part of it all. You are so in tune that it is as if you can hear nature speaking to you.<p>You see a swan glide past, and the swan is thinking to itself, …

Happiness

Different Parts Of Brain Affected By Autism In Women And Men, Study Finds

Different parts of the brain are affected in women with autism than in men with autism, according to a new study.<p>Autism is known to affect boys more often than girls -- one in 54 boys, versus one in 252 girls -- and this new finding provides evidence for researchers that the condition might not …

6 Tips for Effective Leadership

Is anyone befuddled by the fall from grace of so many leaders? Is anyone befuddled by the choices some leaders make as if nobody is watching? Is anyone captivated by the word befuddled? OK, maybe that last one is just me.<p>Let's be very clear. Part of the challenge for leaders is that they are all …

Leadership