Gwen Hesson

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Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s <i>apis mellifera</i> population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the …

15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality

A breath of fresh air<p>In the late '80s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in …

41 Easy Things To Do With Mason Jars

Whether you're decorating, organizing, or preparing gifts, there are a myriad of adorable ways to use leftover jars. You'll want to throw a backyard party just to take advantage of these lighting and centerpiece ideas.

No Sew Projects Round Up

Looking for a fun project to whip up, without using your sewing machine? How about 34 of them? After browsing the web, I came up with 34 incredible …

Chocolate Tasting Dinner Party

If you know me then you will know I have a thing for Chocolate. I am sure I am not alone in my addiction. This fun Chocolate tasting printable from …

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Have Super Sex All Month Long

Your menstrual cycle can affect your libido in incredibly hot ways. Follow these tips for more pleasure every day of the month.<p>You might hate your hormones for causing mood swings, cramps, and sporadic breakouts. But there’s a new reason to give them a break: Scientists are discovering that your …

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Life Lessons From Shel Silverstein

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

What Carbonation Might Have To Do With The Soda-Obesity Link

Sugar in soda is a known culprit in promoting diabetes and obesity. But a new study takes a look at <i>another</i> potential player in the soda-obesity equation: carbonation.<p>New research published in the journal Gastroenterology suggests that carbonation in sugary drinks can affect the brain's perception …

Addicted to Sugar? 7 Steps You Need to Take Before You Can Break Free

Last month, I devoted my blog to reviewing some of the more surprising adverse health outcomes associated with excess sugar consumption. While most of us know that sugar is not the best substance to load our body with, many individuals struggle with tactics in actually breaking free of their …

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Food Addiction Is Real

<i>by guest blogger Pam Peeke,</i> MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition<p>One year ago I launched my book, <i>The Hunger Fix: The Three-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction</i> <i>(Rodale 2012)</i>, on Katie Couric's show. Within five days it became a <i>New</i> …

How to Boost Your Cardio Burn

Get more cardio from your yoga, Pilates, and barre classes<p>Many mind-body classes are known for their steady rhythm and focused poses—but some today are amping up their classic methods. Whether it's yoga, Pilates, or barre, there are plenty of ways to score cardio points during your practice, in the …

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6 Healthy Reasons to Be in a Relationship

If you want to be in a relationship, why do you want it? There are a number of unhealthy reasons for wanting a relationship, and these reasons often lead to relationship problems or divorce. The most common UNHEALTHY reason looks something like this:<p><i>"I want someone to love me. I didn't get enough</i> …

How to Become a Runner in 5 Easy Steps

Four years ago I was overweight, had trouble sleeping, made poor diet choices, worked long hours, and was on the precipice of a mid-life crisis. I decided that I wanted to be here to see my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I wanted to be active and set a good example for my family.<p>So, I …

Actually, Who Are You Not to Be?

Recently, as I found myself sitting in front of my laptop, tapping away at the final touches of my book proposal, I've drifted away from my usual writer's bliss and instead have been, oh you know, totally freaking out! You see, the deadline to submit the proposal to my dream publisher, Hay House, …

A Simple Self-Esteem Boost That Improves Emotional Strength

Our self-esteem is far from stable. It fluctuates day to day and sometimes hour to hour. Getting praise from our boss, completing our first 5K run, or acing an exam will make our self-esteem go up, while failing to stick to our new diet, getting turned down for a promotion, or getting snubbed by …

Perfectionism Leading to Anxiety

"What's wrong with trying your best? Or striving to be perfect?" This is what my clients with anxiety disorders ask me when I challenge them not to try so hard. Their questions are understandable, though, because their striving to be perfect has been rewarded. After all, anxiety and success often …

A Religion of One's Own

In January Gotham/Penguin will publish my new book A Religion of One's Own. For years I've avoided reducing rich ideas to ten steps or seven guidelines. But then I realized that there's a certain poetry and magic is such reductions and formulas. Therefore, I offer ten ways to fashion a religion of …

The Thing I Do Regularly That You're 'Not Supposed to Do'

Yep, I can be pretty rebellious.<p>Case in point: I do one of the biggest things people tell you not to do, pretty darn regularly. "Out with it!" you say? Okay, if you must know.<p>I compare myself. All the time.<p>Here's the thing though, I only compare myself to myself, which is a very important …

The Slow-and-Steady Cardio Routine

How to get in the zone when you're getting your cardio on<p>Steady-state aerobic exercise puts your body in a place where it's capable of operating and functioning for a long time, says Paul Arciero, Ph.D., a professor of health and exercise sciences at Skidmore College. "Your heart rate, breath, and …

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DIY: 5 Ways to Give Yourself an AMAZING Massage

Between talking, texting, typing, and cross-training, life can really take a toll on your body. It's no wonder that prescription pain medication sales have jumped 90 percent since 1997, according to an Associated Press investigation. That's a lot of pills, especially when massage can be just as …

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Are You a Financial Disaster Waiting To Happen?

Hemera<p>Have you ever checked your bank account and had a moment of panic? The feeling that you are stuck under a pile of bills or have debt mounting …

The Smart Shopper

Caught the travel bug? Here are six travel destinations with views you don’t have to share with the crowds.<p>Mariko Jackson Mar 19, 2018<p>Hold on to your …

How to Improve Your Credit Score - Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

<b>1. Set up automatic bill pay reminders.</b><p>If you're not paying your bills on time, you're hurting your credit score. A late payment is never good, but …