Mary Major

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What does a panic attack feel like? Symptoms, causes, treatment and more

Heart pounding, lungs straining, room spinning, a panic attack can make people feel as if they’re about to die. Then, just as suddenly as it begins, it’s over.<p>What’s happening here?<p>The Anxiety and Depression Association of America describes a panic attack as the abrupt onset of intense fear or …

Washing Machines

Tip for when you feel anxious: Try a grounding exercise - TODAY.com

Anxiety can pack a punch. I would know: I’m one of an estimated 40 million Americans who deals with it.<p>Unlike the stress of everyday life, anxiety has a way of sneaking up on you. It can happen anywhere — being delayed in a hot, loud subway car or walking home after a long day of work. I’ll start …

Nail salon etiquette: How much should you tip?

A mani and pedi should be a relaxing experience, but it can feel stressful when it comes to navigating salon protocol: How much do you tip? What should you do if you hate your filing job? Are you supposed to give your technician a gift if you’re a regular? We’ve got you covered, and have consulted …

Customers

How to wake up in a good mood every day - TODAY.com

Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up like the folks in hotel commercials do? You know: Smiling, arms outstretched, soaking up the sunlight peeking through the blinds. Sadly, if you’re like most Americans, your morning is more “rise and whine” than “rise and shine.”<p>But get this: It’s actually possible to …

Hacking

Kathie Lee Gifford opens up about struggling with loneliness in inspirational video

After losing her husband, Frank Gifford, and her mother, Joan Epstein, in recent years, Kathie Lee Gifford has experienced moments when she’s battled loneliness. As she explains in a new video, she’s relied on her faith to cope with the losses and put things in perspective.<p>“My biggest struggle at …

Hall of Fame

Got a puppy? Oprah Winfrey reveals her secret for getting rid of poop stains

As if Oprah Winfrey wasn’t already talented enough, the former talk-show titan just shared a new, not-so-glamorous skill for Vanity Fair’s Secret Talent Theatre.<p>Oprah, who’s loved 21 dogs throughout her life, knows how to remove a stain or two.<p>Despite her celebrity status, Winfrey takes care of her …

Oprah Winfrey

What NOT to do while sick with the flu — and some remedies that can help

It started with the achy muscles and quickly escalated to runny nose, fever, cough, and chills. You have the flu.<p>At first, you might think to treat it like a bad cold — but the flu is different. Doctors explain what NOT to do when you're sick with the flu.<p>1. Skip the cough medicine.<p>The flu can …

Public Health

How other people’s food allergies are changing what you eat

I'm standing in a space the width of an airplane aisle, staring at frying oils. It's the kitchen of the Stapleton, Colo., location of Next Door, one of the country's most high-profile casual restaurant companies. Until now, I've given very little thought to frying oils. But I'm on a quest for …

Gluten-Free

The ultimate guide to your first stress-free Thanksgiving

Maybe it's your first time cooking for Thanksgiving. Or maybe you're just hoping this is the first time you'll prepare it without inviting stress into the kitchen, too. Whatever the case, I have just the meal for you — along with the strategies to back it up.<p>This lineup feels familiar but not …

14 things you can throw out of your kitchen right now

Ever feel like you're on the verge of being a hoarder, and there's clutter everywhere you look?<p>Experts always tout the new year as the perfect time to get organized, but why wait? Here are 14 things from your kitchen that you can toss or take to your local donation center right now. Yes, right now! …

Cleaning

'Stress in America' survey: Many worry about the future - TODAY.com

America's stress levels are as high as ever, according to a new survey.<p>The annual “Stress in America” survey of more than 3,000 adults finds that many Americans are worried about the future of the country, with 59 percent saying this is the lowest point in U.S. history that they can remember. …

Temple University

This somber Christmas ad will make you want to spend time with your family

The time for holiday-themed TV commercials has come again but one popular German supermarket chain is changing the tune.<p>Penny, a beloved European grocery brand, just released a new Christmas ad campaign with shockingly cheer-less holiday music and no festive foods.<p>In less than two minutes, the …

Special Effects

We smelled 15 holiday candles so you don't have to — these are our favorites

Holiday prep is in full swing, and nothing gets us in the spirit quite like candles inspired by the fall season!<p>To celebrate the season, we've rounded up the TODAY staff for a candle smell test. The rules were simple: They had to take a whiff of the candles and then write down the first word that …

Decorations

Here's how you can make some simple home improvements for under $100

With the holiday season just around the corner, it's time to get your house in order.<p>Amy Astley, editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest, is here with some fun and affordable tips on how to add a splash of fun to your home. From stickers to light bulbs, there are so many simple ways to spice things …

Home Decorating

7 amazing frozen food finds from Trader Joe's, Target and more

Having dinner guests can be stressful enough. But what if they show up without much notice, or worse, completely unannounced?<p>For those entertaining emergencies, it’s smart to keep a few things on hand in the freezer. Since you probably don't want to be known as the host or hostess who relies on …

Ice Cream

These are the 5 best cheeses you can buy at Trader Joe's

If you're a big fan of Trader Joe's, you probably already know that they have a lot of cheese in more stores. Their surprisingly deep selection ranges from standard artisanal American and English cheddars to imported French delicacies like Délice de Bourgogne — to a pretty impressive assortment of …

Trader Joe's

Prime Day Deal Alert: 30 percent off a magic pimple drying cream

I’m a little obsessive about skin care and always on the lookout for something to brighten, plump, moisturize and generally fix up my face without a lot of makeup. The one thing I usually don’t worry about is pimples.<p>I hesitate to say that because it sounds braggy, and I believe in jinxes, karma …

Skin Care

There's a new shingles vaccine and experts say you should get it

There’s a new shingles vaccine and experts say you should get it if you’re over 50 — even if you’ve already been vaccinated.<p>The new vaccine, called Shingrix, works far better to prevent the extremely painful skin rash than the vaccine that is already on the market, studies have shown.<p>The Advisory …

Public Health

I'm addicted to this nighttime face oil (and so is Duchess Kate!)

This nighttime beauty product will work while you sleep. Plus, it smells divine!<p>I’ll admit it: I'm a serial dater when it comes to skin care. I just can't commit!<p>As someone who writes regularly about lotions, serums and face oils, I'm continually trying new products. I know what I don’t like — …

5 best tips to steal from the most popular diets

Diet is a dirty word for good reason — a lot of the most popular ones are far too extreme. Most diets order you to give up carbs, sugar, grains — I could go on and on. Well, what if I told you that you could take all of the best tips from current diets to <i>actually</i> transform your health for the long …

Weight Loss