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A MOTHER’S PERSPECTIVE IN THE WAKE OF THE LAS VEGAS SHOOTINGS

As my husband carried our sleeping 5-year-old son up the stairs and into his bedroom from the car late last night, I breathed a motherly sigh of …

6 Foods That Promote Weight Loss AND Boost Your Immune System

Fill up on these items before flu season hits.

How to Embrace Change and Make It a Tool for Growth

Intellectually, we all know that the one constant in the workplace -- indeed in each moment of life -- is change. We know that each moment is never quite the same as the one that precedes it.<p>Yet, for many of us, change is a significant source of anxiety that limits our performance and our potential.<p>…

Mindfulness

7 Foods I Prep Each Week to Make Sure I Eat as Healthy as Possible

Keri Glassman, R.D., shares the 30-minute routine that helps her make more nutritious choices all week long.

6 Ways to Get Your Groove Back on When You're Suddenly Feeling Stuck

It happens to everyone at some point. You're in your flow and life is feeling good. Then something happens and before you know it you're waking up with a tightening in your chest and feeling like a deer in headlights.<p>Instead of over-analyzing and worrying yourself into a frenzy, here are six things …

Hips Hips Hooray! Yoga to Release the Hips and Low Back

<i>By guest blogger</i> <i>Holly Walck</i><i>, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher</i><p>The warm weather has finally arrived, and the walkers, runners, hikers, bikers, golfers, surfers, car washers, and gardeners are out in droves! During this--dare I say "magical" (think fireflies lighting up your backyard)--time of …

Saddlebaby

SaddleBaby is a unique and simple product that enables parents to carry their children on their shoulders hands-free. In today´s busy multitasking …

How Do You Stop Procrastinating? Use This 5-Minute Rule

Hey. You, there. Aren't you supposed to be dealing with that problem with your car insurance paperwork and unpacking from that trip last weekend? I know, also, that there are a ton of dishes to do. So, please tell me -- what in the name of all-holy productivity are you doing surfing the …

Procrastination

Music That Burns, Literally

Those speakers in your living room, sitting there, like dull hunks of furniture? What if instead of just playing music, they became a pair of fire-spewing dragons? You'd play a tune, and the pulsing sound waves, usually invisible, would become bursts (or absences) of flame. Walk around the …

15 Things To Talk About In A Healthy Relationship

Communication is the key to a healthy relationship. However, many people aren’t certain what they should be communicating about. Spend time talking …

Relationships

What Your Sleeping Position Says About Your Relationship

According to a new study, spooning with your partner really does say something about your relationship.<p>Researchers from the University of …

Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown

Leave it to the folks at Reddit to uncover the hidden treasures of the Internet. Recently, they were gabbing about Google's nutrition comparison tool, which was quietly launched at the end of 2013 and escaped us here at The Salt.<p>Using this clever little tool is as simple as searching for two types …

7 Things Resilient Couples Do Differently

My husband and I recently celebrated our 10-year anniversary, and it has caused me to reflect on the twelve years that we have known each other. As a teacher of resilience, defined as the ability to bounce back and grow and thrive during challenge, change and stress, I wanted to examine the traits …

Self Control

Chemicals in Everyday Products Can Ruin Your Health

You think you're doing "everything right" or "eating healthy," but you might be hurting your efforts to get and stay well by not paying attention to the harmful effects of the everyday items you use at home.<p>Chemicals in your household products may be negatively affecting your hormones, says a …

Breast Cancer

6 Daily Rituals You Can't Afford to Skip

<b>1. A morning routine.</b><p>Some people enjoy reading the paper and drinking a quiet cup of coffee, while others use this time to go for a run or exercise at the gym. A few simple minutes of food prep the night before, and setting the alarm for as little as 10 minutes earlier, will help set the right pace …

5 Simple Juices and Smoothies to Help You Detox

On a daily basis, your body is bombarded with huge amounts of toxins. From your beauty products, environmental toxins, processed foods, cigarette smoke, cleaning products, bus fumes, alcohol -- you get the point. The good news is you can reduce the toxic buildup in your body by simply detoxing a …

Get Unstuck and Live Your Authentic Life

We all have experienced it. Some of you may be experiencing it right now. Others of you have been experiencing it for so long that you not only think it is normal, but that it's a destiny that you're doomed to forever. What is this I am referring to? It is the sense of feeling stuck in your …

5 Things Dogs Teach You About Life

This is Chet. He is my 3-and-a-half-year-old rescue dog, the light of my life and the bane of my existence. What he lacks in good behavior (hint: a lot) he makes up for in being the cutest, funniest and most loving little dog in the whole wide world. He has also taught me a lot about life.<p>Almost …

4 Ways Mindfulness Transforms Your Life -- Just Like the Seahawks!

There's an amazing epidemic sweeping America, and it's a healthy, vital and enriching one. In every walk of life, people are hearing about the value and importance of mindfulness and meditation. For instance, the Seahawks include yoga and meditation in their training, and they just won the Super …

Mindfulness

'Hormone Disruptors' -- Not Just for Menopausal Mommas

<i>by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural beauty expert and safe cosmetics advocate</i><p>Many see "hormone disruptors" and think that they only matter to "women of a certain age." Nothing could be further from the truth.<p>In fact, eight glands in the endocrine system produce and release hormones that regulate …

Finally—a Diet That’s Super Easy to Follow

No crazy restrictions required<p>Diets that eliminate a whole food group or emphasize a single food (think cabbage or grapefruit) never stick. Why? They don’t teach you sustainable ways to change your approach to eating. But here’s one trendy diet that does: The New Nordic Diet can help you shed a …

'Body Atlas' shows where emotions hit the hardest

Finnish researchers have attempted to pinpoint the ways in which our emotions affect our bodies. The study, published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences</i>, asked 773 participants to indicate how certain emotionally charged materials made them feel. The researchers argue that …

52 Tips to Get Unstuck in 2014

Sometimes I dread the new year for this uneasy feeling of making resolutions that may not stick.<p>The problem with resolutions is the follow through.<p>I would get lazy, lost or overwhelmed by something "more important."<p>Each time I would gain some momentum in my life, my mind would create these negative …

The 12 Days Of Fitness

We've found the ultimate holiday season workout, and we're kind of obsessed.<p>Presenting, the <b>12 Days Of Fitness</b>:<p>As you can see, it's an accumulating circuit. Start on day one with a one-minute plank, and add on a new exercise each day until you finish on day 12 by performing all 12 moves. You'll …

Eliminate Your Negative Emotions, Keep Your Positive Emotions

As I've explained in many posts in the past, it is possible to get rid of almost all your emotional stress and suffering by getting rid of your negative emotions, which you can do by getting to the point where you automatically dissolve the meaning you give moment-to-moment events. But some people …

Why You Should Never Eat High Fructose Corn Syrup

Renaissance physician Paracelsus famously said, "The dose makes the poison," meaning that even harmless substances can become toxic if you eat enough of them. Many people ask me, "Is high fructose syrup really that bad for you?" And my answer to this question is "Yes," mainly for this very …

Diabetes

6 Foods That Help Fight the Flu

They're the next best thing to getting your flu shot<p>Getting your flu shot isn't the only way you can help prevent the flu. What you eat can also help lower your odds of coming down with a nasty bug, says Rachel Berman, R.D., health content manager for About.com. Check out her favorite …

Gardening 'linked to longer lives'

Is getting the spade out good for the heart?<p><b>Pottering around the garden or fixing up the house has been linked to a longer life in a study of people over the age of 60.</b><p>Older people can struggle to exercise vigorously, but the study said simply getting off the sofa and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle …

Sofa

Why Intimacy Is The Secret Key To Health

When we talk about intimacy, most people immediately think of intimacy in a romantic way, which as we all know, comes and goes and has its own ups and downs. There is, however, another kind of intimacy, which is one of the greatest ways we humans have available to us to access ourselves. I learned …

The Simple Trick That Helps You Train Harder

Do THIS to make your workouts feel easier<p>Talking yourself up at work or in social situations can make you sound arrogant. But giving yourself props while you’re hitting the trails or sweating in the gym? Go for it—it’ll help you push harder.<p>That’s the takeaway from a small study published in the …