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Why Setting an Intention Every Morning Will Change Your Life

Here is a typical morning that I know so many face...<p>Hit the snooze button. Make and proceed to gulp down 1+ coffee/tea. Shower. Check phone while eating breakfast on autopilot. Get dressed. Head out the door amongst the bustling crowds, traffic, etc. or in your home office, where you get down to …

French Fries

Depression: 'Second biggest cause of disability' in world

<b>Depression is the second most common cause of disability worldwide after back pain, according to a review of research.</b><p>The disease must be treated as a global public health priority, experts report in the journal PLOS Medicine.<p>The study compared clinical depression with more than 200 other diseases …

World Health Organization

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Dare to Be 100: Obesity Is Not a Disease

Thirty years ago I was a member of the House of Delegates of the AMA. I am certain, in retrospect, that we passed some resolutions that were wrong. But nothing like the one that they passed in June. All newspapers headlined, "AMA declares obesity a disease." Translated, that means about 100 million …

Diabetes

Gather Round: Splendid Outdoor Fire Pits from Our House Tours

I love fall. The only downside is that it means summer has come to an end and winter is around the corner — and with the shorter days and colder …

Outdoor Spaces

Oblique icebreaker gives better access to Arctic waters

<b>Icebreakers trawl the world's frozen seas, cutting a path for other ships in the harsh Arctic winter. Now, a new kind of ship that can drift sideways could make traffic - and trade - easier. Could the maritime technology change life in the extreme north?</b><p>Traditional icebreakers use their weight, …

Oil & Gas Industry

1 Sofa, 6 Different Looks

One sofa, six different styles.<p>Want an instant makeover? No need to redo the entire living room. Just add a decorative pillow (or three). Check out these decorating ideas from designers who share their tips on arranging throw pillows.

Start Your Day In The Mindfulness Zone

"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive -- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." -- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations<p>From the second we open our eyes in the morning, we have an opportunity to set the tone of our entire day mindfully, but most of us wake …

Mindfulness

Oxygen: The Forgotten Nutrient

<i>by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer</i><p>Breathing is essential to life. And because it's automatic, we don't have to focus on breathing the way we do eating or walking, so we rarely think about it. But maybe we should. Taking in oxygen is fundamental to good health, …

Wellness

Basic Tips For Weekly Cleaning

Regardless how hard you try to keep the house clean every day, you still need to spend one day at the end of the week cleaning the whole place. If …

An 8-Minute Fat Loss Workout

Most of us exercise more than we actually need to. Sure, if you want to finish an Ironman triathlon, do a marathon, or compete in some crazy competition such as the Crossfit Games, then you'll need either amazing genetics or a lot of time on your hands to exercise.<p>But if you just want to burn fat, …

Time to Drop the Nap?

"It's not unusual for a two- or three-year-old to start resisting naps," says Vera Frumin, M.D., chairwoman of pediatrics at Holy Redeemer Hospital …

Lifestyle Intervention Beats Diet for Weight Loss: 6 Simple Changes to Make Today

As a nutritionist, for years I've seen the pendulum swing back and forth as to which "diet" works best for weight loss: low-carb, high-carb, low-fat, the fill-in-the-blank diet (rice diet, grapefruit diet, peanut butter diet), you name it. The diet rage of the day just leaves overweight individuals …

Fitness

'Double whammy': Nursing shortage starts in the classroom

<i>Editor's note: This is the</i> <i>next</i> <i>installment</i> <i>in NBC's</i> <i>series "Quest for Care" exploring the shortage of health care providers as the Affordable Care Act rolls out.</i><p>Nurses may be the answer to some of the key health care and employment problems the U.S. is struggling with right now. They’re being tapped …

Health Care

Angel's Glow: The Bacterium That Saved Civil War Soldiers

Angel’s Glow: The Bacterium That Saved Civil War Soldiers<p>Share<p>As the sun went down after the 1862 Battle of Shiloh during the Civil War, some …

How to Actually Start Loving Yourself, Part One

Everyone talks about loving yourself. But actually, truly loving yourself is a pretty big deal. And it takes practice. We live in a world where self-criticism is a way of life, constant background noise in our minds. We are deluged with messages in advertising and media that sell us our …

Relationships

5 Ways to Eat Like a 'Normal' Person (That Dieters Just Don't Get)

If you need to be reading this, you know exactly what I mean when I say the words "normal" eater. If you're a "weirdo" about food -- a calorie-counting, binge-eating, chronic-dieting weirdo -- you've all probably seen "normal" eaters in action, and thought to yourself, "How the hell does that woman …

Holistic Medicine

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Exercise 1 Side Leg Raise<p>Lie on your left side, rest your head on your left arm, and place your right hand on the floor in front of your chest. Your legs should be straight with your right leg on top of your left leg. Without moving any other part of your body, slowly raise your right leg as high …

One-way Mars trip attracts 165,000 would-be astronauts … and counting

The Dutch-based Mars One venture says more than 165,000 people around the world have voiced interest in a one-way trip to the Red Planet — and there's still more than a week left for more would-be astronauts to join in.<p>"The response to the first round of the astronaut selection program has been …

Space Science

Lee Thompson Young Dead of Apparent Suicide: Celebs React to Famous Jett Jackson Star’s Death

<b>Lee Thompson Young</b>'s apparent suicide has left the late <i>Rizzoli & Isles</i> actor's friends, family, and former costars heartbroken and in shock. As …

Should Math Really Be A Required Subject?

The novelist Nicholson Baker makes a case against algebra<p>Nicholson Baker hates math.* The novelist and nonfiction writer spends almost eight pages of this month's <i>Harper's Magazine</i> making the case that compulsory algebra courses in American education are at best, wrongheaded, and at worst, downright …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Motivational Posters That Will Get You Through A Harsh Day At The Office

Lots of people like having motivational posters in their offices because it gives them the kick they need when they get annoyed or disappointed by …

I Lost Weight: A Family Picture On Facebook Inspired Melody Millay To Lose 100 Pounds

<i>Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site!</i><p><b>Name:</b> Melody Millay<p><b>Age:</b> 28<p><b>Height:</b> 5'4"<p><b>Before Weight:</b> 265 pounds<p><b>How I Gained It:</b> My brothers and sister were always involved in sports, but I was very lazy as a child, and I had …

This Baby Panda Reuniting With Her Mom Is The Best Thing You'll See On The Internet Today

Don't worry, Yuan Yuan. We'd probably have a hard time picking a baby up at first, too.<p>After being separated for a month, a panda mom and her newborn baby got reunited last week in the Taipei Zoo. The Associated Press posted a video… you don't even have to read any more. Just watch it:<p>Zookeepers …

4 Surprisingly Simple Steps to Forgive Anyone for Anything

<i>Photo credit: iStockphoto</i><p>In my last post, I talked about forgiveness and how lack of forgiveness can hold us back from becoming who we wish to be. Unforgiveness saps our energy, monopolizes our thoughts and keeps us stuck in the past. Whether the negative incident is large or small, we need to …

A Seasonal Cleaning Schedule: What To Do When {Part 1}

Cleaning the gutters, dusting the ceiling fans, going through the boxes in the attic … there are some chores you just don’t do every week. We all …