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Good Stress vs. Bad Stress | Whole9

<i>A Whole9 guest post by Dr Sult, medical doctor, medical educator, inspirational speaker & the author of Just Be Well: A Book For Seekers of Vibrant</i> …

Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson on Michael Brown's Death: 'I Have a Clean Conscience'

Barrett Emke for TIME<p>Barrett Emke for TIME<p>Alexey Furman—EPA<p>David Carson—St Louis Post Dispatch/Polaris<p>Barrett Emke for TIME<p>Barrett Emke for …

Justice

Team Natural: Why Halle Berry’s Lawsuit over Her Daughter’s Hair Matters

When news broke yesterday that <b>Halle Berry</b> had again taken her former partner <b>Gabriel Aubry</b> to court over co-parenting issues, it seemed like easy celebrity tabloid fodder. The two have been in heated disputes over joint custody issues involving their six-year-old daughter, <b>Nahla,</b> before. But this …

Truly Tiny: 4 Apartments Under 100 Square Feet

Think your apartment is small? It may seem positively palatial compared to these five living spaces, all of which are smaller than 100 square feet. …

Apartments

12 Unexpected Uses For Vodka

Forget about martinis and vodka sodas, these surprising uses for vodka are about to change how you look at liquor<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>It's time to rethink how you use vodka. Sure, the spirit is still perfectly capable of creating potent adult beverages, but these new uses for the liquor may leave you …

5 Anti-Aging Skincare Rules | Women's Health

<b>Read Ingredient Lists</b> <br>The front of the package may wax poetic about active ingredients, but read the fine print to see just how active they are. The further down the ingredient appears on the ingredient list, the less of it the formula actually contains.<p><b>Simpler is Better</b> <br>Products with everything …

13 Great Gifts to Stock Up on So You Never Get Stuck Without One

We've got your back.<p>We've all experienced the moment when someone hands you a beautifully wrapped, caringly considered holiday gift—and you have nothing to give him or her in return. It's...well... mortifying. Stock up on these 13 beautiful and thoughtful gifts from Rodales.com (our parent …

4 Incredibly Easy Ways To Practice Everyday Gratitude

With Thanksgiving here, now is the time when many of us pause to reflect on all that we have and give thanks. But research shows there are major benefits to practicing gratitude -- which Robert Emmons, a professor in UC Davis' psychology department and author of <i>Gratitude Works</i>, defines as an …

Stretch Marks: What Really Causes Them

Plus, the best science-backed ways to prevent (and even erase!) the unsightly scars<p>If you’re loading up on cocoa butter to ward off pregnancy-related stretch marks, you might want to save your money: As it turns out, genetics can seriously increase your odds of getting stretch marks, according to …

20 Filling Foods That Help You Lose Weight

If the theme song for every diet you’ve tried would be “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction,” you should keep reading. “One of the biggest challenges when …

Nutrition

Happy Thanksgiving: 7 Tips for Making It Mindful

On Thanksgiving, "mindful" can prevent "meltdown." Here are a few reframes to help you enjoy the holiday in a new way:<p>1. "<b>When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence.</b> How can you love if you are not there?" -- Thich Nhat Hanh. Amidst the logistics and pressures of gathering …

The Surprising Way to Keep Avocados Fresh That Will Blow Your Mind

No saran wrap or plastic bags necessary<p>Avocadoes are packed with healthy fats and potassium—but who hasn't put an unused avocado half in the fridge, only to find the fruit turned a totally unappetizing brown the next day? It's one of the most frustrating things about loading up on avocadoes—but …

Food

10 Wild, Crazy Sex Positions You've Never Heard Of

10 Wild, Crazy, WTF Sex Positions You've Never Heard Of—and Need to Try<p>We are NOT making these up.<p>Let’s face it: You’ve made it through missionary and you’ve done it doggy style, like, a bazillion times already. Enough! Your sex life is begging for some pizzazz. So instead of resorting to your …

A Psychological Principle That Can Instantly Increase Your Motivation

One of the longstanding political debates in the United States concerns public education; no matter what changes we make to the system, there always seem to be plenty of problems to fix. Hiring high quality teachers and regularly evaluating them is a major issue in particular. In 2010, a group of …

Psychology

Learning to Let Go

<i>"Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it." -- Ann Landers</i><p>Anyone who witnessed the 10-1 ratio of Elsa vs. Everything Else this Halloween is probably somewhat …

Positive Thinking

This Woman Became a Bodybuilder—Even Though She Has No Arms

In 2003, after having spent a good chunk of her life checking out bodybuilding competitions in magazines, Barbie decided to inquire into joining one herself. After clearing it with bodybuilding officials, she began to train, and now regularly enters events, reports the <i>Daily Mail</i>. This past weekend, …

6 Foods That Boost Your Mood AND Help You Lose Weight

Stop diet-induced hanger dead in its tracks with these feel-good foods.<p>It's one of the biggest problems with trying to drop pounds: Cutting back on calories leaves you lethargic and just all-around cranky. So we asked Lisa Young, Ph.D., R.D., adjunct professor of nutrition at New York University …

One-Day Diet Solutions

These quick-fix food remedies do everything from flatten abs to tame PMS symptoms...in 24 hours<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Spanx can solve a lot of life's problems, but they can't make you look better in your birthday suit.<p>Nor can they tame PMS, perk you up after one too many cocktails, or keep you …