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This Scandinavian diet created by a Danish CEO and dietitian has been hailed as 'the simplest diet in the world'

When it comes to health and well-being, simplicity is key. If something can fit into your daily routine and not feel like too much of a chore, you're probably more likely to stick to it.<p>Suzy Wengel, a Danish dietitian who's the CEO of a biotech company, believes she has the answer to weight loss …

Weight Loss

Smartphones could be increasing depression, suicide among teen girls

A spike in the amount of time teenage girls in the United States spend online is a likely culprit behind the surge in rates of depression, suicide and contemplation of suicide, new research suggests.<p>The finding stems from an analysis of fatal injury data collected between 1999 and 2015 by the U.S. …

Can I Really Not Come Off Antidepressants on My Own?

If you're one of the millions of Americans living with depression, you may be wondering whether it's safe to come off antidepressants on your own. …

Depression

The number of teens who are depressed is soaring — and all signs point to smartphones

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless - classic symptoms of depression - surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more …

Mental Health

Science Says Children Will Grow Up to Have a Happier and Longer Life If You Teach Them This 1 Habit

The use of two words on a regular basis could be the key to better health and wellness.<p>Growing up, when your parents stressed to always say "<b>thank you"</b>, who would've thought they were also teaching you the secret to lasting happiness--not just proper manners? It turns out, sincere gratitude is a …

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s cross-country team and traveling to Model United Nations conferences. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the …

High School

100 Years of Healthy Habits: Secrets of Chinese Centenarians

At 115, Boxin Huang is the oldest resident of China’s Bapan Village, also called Longevity Village. But he's not extraordinary there, where many live …

Holistic Medicine

When it comes to sex, dating, and drinking, 18 is the new 15 for American teens

Being a teen isn’t what it used to be. According to a huge new study, adolescents in the 2010s were less likely date, drink alcohol, go out without their parents, and have sex than teens in every generation since the 1970s. Fewer of them have paying jobs or drive.<p>The research, published in Child …

Mental Health

The No.1 factor in happiness isn't wealth or popularity — but too many people overlook it at every turn

And no, it's not binge-watching Netflix either.<p>It's autonomy, the feeling that your life's activities and habits are self-chosen and self-endorsed. And when we have autonomy in our life, when we have the mentally exhilarating power of choice, we must spend it wisely.<p>But far too many counter the …

Happiness

Why today's teens are taking longer to grow up

Teens aren't what they used to be.<p>The teen pregnancy rate has reached an all-time low. Fewer teens are drinking alcohol, having sex or working part-time jobs.<p>And as I found in a newly released analysis of seven large surveys, teens are also now less likely to drive, date or go out without their …

Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life

If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p><i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you …

Teens are more stressed and anxious, but they don’t know why. Here’s how parents can help.

The teenage years can be tough, marked with physical and emotional changes, new choices and responsibilities, and evolving relationships with the people who surround us. But a recent report shows that hormones aren’t the only thing troubling the teen years; young people are increasingly showing a …

Teen Drivers Become More Reckless With Age, Study Says

U.S. teenagers are more reckless after their first few years of driving, often becoming overconfident in their abilities and putting themselves at …

The One Question I Ask To Stop Negative Thoughts From Ruining My Day

No meditation needed.<p><i>This piece originally appeared on Shine, a free daily text service, and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>I like to think I’m an unofficial expert on negative thinking. It’s not unusual for me to start and finish the day ruminating on something that <i>could</i> go wrong–but most likely …

Kids need structure more than warmth from their parents, according to a top child psychologist

Children need both affection and structure in order to develop into secure, happy adults.<p>But if parents can only provide one, it should be structure, said Lisa Damour, a psychologist who specializes in adolescent girls, and the author of <i>Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions</i> …

Parenting

Stage One Of Qi Cultivation: Discovering Our Qi

In <i>The Healing Promise Of Qi</i>, Roger Jahnke OMD outlines what he calls the “ten stages of qi cultivation.” Now, each person’s qigong practice is …

10 Things I Want My Daughter To Know When Things Get Real

Right now my daughter is sitting in her pajamas. It is 3:30 on a snowy March afternoon and all she cares about at this moment is snuggling with her …

This 1 Skill Is the Fastest Way to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence (and Achieve All Your Personal and Professional Goals)

Stop talking about EQ and start boosting your self-awareness.<p>The only way that you change the world is by impacting other people. Although popular culture praises individuality--being self-sufficient and self-made through hard work--the truth is that no one becomes successful without influencing …

Self-improvement

Why Do People Apologize When You Say You’re Currently Raising A Teenage Girl? –

Tell someone you’re currently raising a teenage girl and the apologies will come fast and furious. Teenage girls get a bad rap as emotional time …

Swimwear

Mindful eating: 'Suddenly, you have power over food'

<b>(CNN) —</b> It happened by accident.<p>Kathryn Hutchinson, a 52-year-old retired teacher, was accompanying her father to a doctor's appointment last year when his doctor recommended that Hutchinson make an appointment of her own.<p>Hutchinson was diagnosed with prediabetes at the time and was obese, with …

The perfect breakfast for people with depression

Antidepressants and therapy, while both effective, are not the only means available to combat depression. Exercise has been described as a “wonder drug” for reducing symptoms, walking in nature reduces negative thoughts, and meditation can have a powerful positive effect.<p>But there’s another, often …

Nutrition

Parents are flocking to Snapchat

@aleelyons / Twitter<p>First parents invaded Facebook. Now they're coming for Snapchat.<p>While Snapchat's popularity with teens and 20-somethings is still …

Social Media

Kristen Bell Wrote An Essay On Depression And It’s Perfect

"There is such an extreme stigma about mental health issues, and I can’t make heads or tails of why it exists."<p>Kristen Bell is once again shattering the stereotype that mental illness defines a person.<p>Bell wrote an essay for TIME on Tuesday, in which she opened up about her own experiences with …

Mental Health

13, right now

Published on May 25, 2016<p>She slides into the car, and even before she buckles her seat belt, her phone is alight in her hands. A 13-year-old girl after a day of eighth grade.<p>She says hello. Her au pair asks, “Ready to go?”<p>She doesn’t respond, her thumb on Instagram. A Barbara Walters meme is on the …

Scientists Find That Taking A Hike Does Some Incredible Things To The Brain

The great outdoors might just be greater than you think. There are plenty of us who love to spend as many hours of the day outdoors as we can, and …

What it Really Means to Hold Space for Someone

When my Mom was dying, my siblings and I gathered to be with her in her final days. None of us knew anything about supporting someone in her …

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science

Steeping yourself in negativity has seriously terrible consequences for your mental and physical health.<p>Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel …

Gratitude Physically Changes Your Brain, New Study Says

New research reveals the biology of why gratitude is such a powerful happiness booster.<p>Fad diets aside, we all know the basic formula for greater physical health -- eat less junk and exercise more. The same can be said for greater happiness. Sure, mental health is hugely complex, but the research …

Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls

In the '80s and '90s, America's suicide trend was headed in the right direction: down.<p>"It had been decreasing almost steadily since 1986, and then …