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5 Powerful Mantras to Help You Quiet Anxiety, Beat Self-Doubt, Manage Stress, and More

Use these simple slogans to rewire your thoughts, and feel calmer and more confident every day.<p>What if you could stop worrying (or feel more …

Self-help

How yoga, meditation benefit the mind and body

Yoga and meditation have both become increasingly popular in the Western world, and practitioners praise their psychological and physical benefits. …

A Stoic’s Key to Peace of Mind: Seneca on the Antidote to Anxiety

“There are more things … likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.”<p><i>“The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut observed in discussing Hamlet during his …

Alan Watts

My Bread: The Revolutionary No-Work, No-Knead Method

• <b>Author:</b> Jim Lahey<p>Jim Lahey’s "breathtaking, miraculous, no-work, no-knead bread" (Vogue) has revolutionized the food world.<p>When he wrote about Jim Lahey’s bread in the New York Times, Mark Bittman’s excitement was palpable: “The loaf is incredible, a fine-bakery quality, European-style boule that …

'No' not always the answer for children's bad behaviour

Parents of children with persistent and severe behavioural problems are being told to think twice before using words like "no" or "don't do that" when disciplining them.<p>A conduct disorder can be identified by persistent and severe anti-social behaviour across different contexts, including home, …

Behavior

Trust in Love

Take a breath right now, and notice how abundant the air is, full of life-giving oxygen offered freely by trees and other green growing things. You can't see air, but it's always available for you.<p>Love is a lot like the air. It may be hard to see -- but it's in you and all around you.<p>In the press …

Yoga Poses For Beginners: 8 Moves For New Yogis

<i>By Beth W. Orenstein</i><p>There are many great reasons to add yoga to your exercise routine. Yoga improves muscle tone, flexibility and balance, and it helps you relax and reduce stress, thanks to its signature pranayama breathing (which just means steadily inhaling and exhaling through your nose). Some …

We Can Learn a Lot From Children

I love watching children. They have so many natural behaviors that can teach adults how to love food -- but not too much -- and how to fit physical activity into our day. Here are some of the important lessons we can learn from observing children:<p><b>Eat when you're hungry.</b> From the time they're born, …

Kids

An Exercise on Happiness: The Physiology of a Smile

We've all heard the old adage "it takes 43 muscles to frown, and just 17 to smile," a fact that of course begs the question: Why don't we all smile more often? We know that a smile can light up someone else's day as well as our own, but still, it seems that these days smiles are in short supply. …

Happiness

9 Tips for Couples Who Want to Be Rooted in Love

1. Saying less and listening more often gets you more of what you most desire out of the relationship.<p>2. Do not interrupt, especially when you most want to.<p>3. First, respond to your beloved's question. Answer it directly, kindly, without preface, qualifiers, or countering questions.<p>4. Looking …

Happiness

Bill Gates Offering $100K for a Better-Feeling Condom

Condoms are hands-down the best way to prevent both unplanned pregnancies and STIs, but for all the good they do, most guys still whine about …

How She Does It All -- And You Can, Too!

Here's the short answer: She doesn't.<p>Once upon a time I worked for a wonderful woman. She had six kids, an outrageous amount of email, a thriving international family business, speaking engagements, live events to plan, a dog, a goat and a massive amount of obligations.<p>Every now and then she would …

Positive Thinking

5 Super-Skinny Smoothie Recipes

OK, the stats are in: 100 percent of us love smoothies.<p>Fine, I made up the stat. But—while I'm sure there are some who are smoothie-averse, there's so much to love about smoothies. They're easy, they're filling, they're delicious—and, with the right ingredients, they're healthful and can even help …

What Causes Tiredness? The Surprising Things That Make You Sleepy

3. Medication<p>Many drugs have veiled energy-sapping side effects. Chief among them are some classes of antidepressants and certain beta-blockers used to prevent migraines or treat high blood pressure. If you start a new med and feel more lethargic than usual, see your doctor for an alternative. (If …

Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes | Women's Health

10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes<p>Easy and tasty sweet potato recipes, each with about 300 calories or less<p>Rodale Images<p>One Sweet Veggie<p>For a humble root vegetable, the sweet potato sure does have a lot going for it. The orange tuber packs 438% of your daily value of infection-fighting vitamin A and, …

7 Things I've Let Go of Stressing Over

For more than a year after I graduated from college, I had a recurring dream in which the school called to notify me that I had forgotten to take a final exam and had been given my degree in error. In the dream, I discover with horror that I never actually graduated. I am then forced to quit my …

A Healthy Fried Chicken Recipe from Chef Bobby Deen

Almost every popular food has a better-for-you counterpart, but it’s rarely as tasty as the original. Some foods are so far gone but so damn good …

Are You Man Enough for Hilarie Burton?

<b>[MF] Thanks for taking the time to talk to Men's Fitness.</b><br>[HB] Oh, no, thank you. By the way, you don't have to be polite with me. I'm not that</b> …

Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (March 29 - April 4)

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, Center for Healthy Sex has created daily meditations to help you reach your sexual and relational potential. (You can subscribe for free here.)<p>Even momentarily …

Fat-Burning Yoga

<b>Move 1: Backbend</b><p>Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Lace your fingers behind you (palms facing up). Inhaling, bend from your upper back, lift your chest, and press your shoulders down.

Do Birth Control Pills Control Who We’re Attracted To?

Is your type more like Arnold Schwarzenegger or Zac Efron? Better check the medicine cabinet before answering. Weirdly enough, taking oral hormonal …

Cellulite: How to Reduce Its Appearance

So what is cellulite exactly? Basically, the layer of fat beneath your skin gets squished and squeezed by bands of collagen, fibrous connective tissues that are arranged in a manner that makes bits of fat pop out and up, resulting in the dimpled appearance, says Alicia D. Zalka, MD, a …

Libido Boosters: A Pill For Women May Be Coming Soon

New drugs are being tested to treat a slacking sex drive<p>Having trouble getting in the mood? A quick fix might be on the way. Two new drugs are currently being tested to treat female sexual dysfunction. Fingers crossed—women may even get their own version of the little blue pill in just a few …

Day 30: 31 Days of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

<b>Daily Inspiration: Day 30 of 31 Days</b><p><i>"We gain strength, courage and confidence every time we look fear in the face. We must do that which we think we cannot do." -- Eleanor Roosevelt (First Lady, activist, 1884-1962)</i><p>Often, we think we can't do something and we believe that thought to be true. We …

Motivation