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How Love Happens in Your Brain

If you've ever fallen madly, passionately, head over heels in love, then you know the frustratingly crazy and wonderful traits that go along with the condition: sweaty palms, heart palpitations, tongue tied, can't think straight, and butterflies in the stomach whenever the object of your affection is around. Show More Summary

My Struggle With Football: My Fun Connection With My Son

As part of building a digital video library at Carnegie Mellon University, I worked on a visionary video play analysis project with the NFL video directors from 1995 to 1997. Having had the privilege of learning the nuances of the game...Show More Summary

The Science Behind Why You Get Hangry

Photo: Pond5 By Kelly Fitzpatrick for Life by Daily Burn You know the feeling: You were in a rush out the door and skipped breakfast, or maybe you have a huge dinner planned so you're skimping on your usual afternoon snacks. Slowly but...Show More Summary

5 Tips for Personal and Professional Success

Several years ago, I was known as J.Lo throughout my office. The celebrity name that colleagues gave me had nothing to do any singing talent or a head-turning figure (goodness only knows, I was in the throes of shedding 70 pounds and hardly ready hit the hallways in booty-clinging skirts). Show More Summary

Crazy Sleep Patterns Linked to a High BMI? It's Possible, Says Latest Study

A study published in the February issue of the journal Sleep once again reinforces the need for obtaining the proper amount of sleep -- not just occasionally, but nightly. The study -- said to be the first of its kind -- maintains that...Show More Summary

Why This 54-Year-Old Took A Pregnancy Test

"Am I pregnant?" I've been answering this question for years. (If you must know, for many years.) Earlier this year, though, something unusual happened, and I got an answer for which I was unprepared. Last February I travelled with the extended family, but without my husband, to Key West for spring break, where I had my period. Show More Summary

How I TRI'D: Tough Mudder CEO Will Dean Talks Team Challenges and Life Metaphors

Welcome to How I TRI'D. This is an ongoing series about a very typical in and out of shape 40-year-old woman repurposing, reevaluating and recharging her life while training for The New York City Triathlon, with Team In Training to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma. Show More Summary

3 Reasons You Feel Awkward When Someone Compliments You

By Lindsey Murray At the Producers Guild Awards last month, Shonda Rhimes began her acceptance speech for the Norman Lear Award for Achievement in Television by deadpanning, "I'm going to be totally honest with you, I completely deserve this." She was kidding, and she wasn't. Show More Summary

I Tried a High-Tech Running Shoe Designed Just for Women

By Rozalynn S. Frazier When it comes to running shoes, I'd consider myself an expert. Not only because I have been a consistent runner for the past 10 years and have tackled the big 26.2 multiple times, but because I have the luxury of road-testing an obscene number of running shoes thanks to my job as Fitness Editor of Health. Show More Summary

5 Offbeat Valentine's Day Activities for Single People

I'm single. I admit it. Sure, I've looked for the right guy, without ever having found him. Believe me, I've looked, but so far no luck. I've had relationships, and some have been wonderful, but they've never led to anything even remotely permanent. Show More Summary

Pre-Death Dreams: Their Psychological and Spiritual Value

The recent edition of the New York Times' "Science Times" section featured an article on the research of Dr. Christopher Kerr at Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga, New York. Dr. Kerr's research has looked at the role of dreams in the end-of-life experiences of patients in palliative care. Show More Summary

The Most Common Cause of Kitty Constipation

Constipation in cats is, sadly, a fairly common problem. A cat is constipated when the stool is too large and/or hard to be passed. If your kitty is straining in her litter box but has nothing much to show for it, or if her poop is dry...Show More Summary

Sometimes It's Just that Simple: The Do's and Don'ts of Success

In search of a good read, I surfed my bookshelves, running my fingers along the spines of the books, back and forth, until I settled on Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids, the story of her life with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. (Yes, that's right -- actual books were involved. Show More Summary

FDA Loophole Allows Possibly Dangerous Chemicals in Food

Don't Ask/Don't Tell Food Additive System Puts Many At Risk Since 1958, the FDA has allowed everyday ingredients in food without requiring a lengthy approval process for them. Food companies and their suppliers have never had to prove,...Show More Summary

Valentine's Day Ideas No Matter Your Relationship Status

Valentine's Day. Some love it; some loathe it -- but it always arrives on February 14th whether we like it or not. Most of my Valentine's Days have been solo, and one of my favorites happened by chance. Once, due to a travel mishap, I was stranded in Cleveland on Valentine's Day and had to crash my best friend and her hubby's romantic evening. Show More Summary

The Thin Magic

Sounds True recently published a new, expanded edition of Inside the Miracle: Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholeness, which gathers twenty-eight years of my writing and teaching about suffering, healing, and wholeness, including thirty-nine new poems and prose pieces not yet published. Show More Summary

Take the Olmstead Pledge: A Time to Seize Justice

According to Facebook Chief Operating Officer and author Sheryl Sandberg, "Social gains are never handed out they must be seized." Recently, I was invited to speak at a faith-based community behavioral health luncheon. I spoke about therapeutic justice, ending the criminalization of people with mental illness, and the role of the U.S. Show More Summary

Being Mortal Is a Btch

David Wichs was walking to work in TriBeCa last Friday morning when a 565-foot construction crane toppled onto Worth Street and killed him. He was 38. I didn't know him -- I saw it in the paper. Workers had been lowering the crane as a precaution from wind gusts when it crushed him. Show More Summary

How to Stress Less and Achieve More

Let's be honest. Work is not always easy. Whether you're employed or your own boss, you got pressure to deliver. Today, that usually means higher demands, in less time, and with more distractions. You try to keep up, so you do more work. Show More Summary

Tragic News for People Who Love Seltzer Water

There's a potential side effect of drinking too much. By Nina Bahadur, SELF Photo: Romulo A. Yanes If you drink a lot of seltzer, listen up. You may believe that bubbly water is a super-healthy alternative to soda. This is logical, because...Show More Summary

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