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These Music Clips Are Supposed to Change the Way Your Coffee Tastes

By Tanya Basu In 2004, Charles Spence, a professor of experimental psychology at Oxford University, published the first of many papers that marked him as the premier expert of the way sound and food work with our minds to create illusions of taste. Show More Summary

Forgiveness: The Unspoken Gift

Life can become unruly at times, well actually most of the time. During a pivotal time in my life, I discovered the unspoken gift, forgiveness. Who would have thought that the greatest gift in my marriage would be forgiveness. After almost 17 years of marriage, my husband told me he had fallen out of love. Show More Summary

9 Ways to Practice Self Love This Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day often comes with a lot of pressure and expectation about what the day should look like, whether or not you are in a romantic relationship. We have been conditioned to look outside of ourselves for all of the really important things in life, particularly, pure unconditional love. Show More Summary

Swearing and Grief

People think that swearing isn't polite, especially in public. Some of us can't even swear at home without feeling guilty. People also think that talking about grief isn't polite, so those who are grieving have to rein in their emotions...Show More Summary

Expert Dietary Guidance: Gasoline on a Fire?

Let's ignore, for expediency sake, electrical fires. They are a case apart, an exception to the prevailing rules. Much the same is true for highly prescriptive, condition-specific diets, such as low protein intake for kidney failure, or a ketogenic diet for control of intractable seizures. Show More Summary

Name Brand Drug Costs Are Too High and Generics Are Growing Out of Reach

Martin Shkreli is testifying before Congress today. The reason is because he raised the cost of Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 a tablet. The American people appear collectively outraged by this type of price gauging. Martin Shkreli, however,...Show More Summary

Why Feeling Ambivalent About Your Co-Workers Is a Good Thing

By Abraham Riesman and Melissa Dahl There are the people you love. There are the people you hate. And then there are the people you're just not sure about. One moment you're acting like close friends; the next you're driving each other crazy with subtle insults. Show More Summary

Confessions of a Fat Freelancer

Working at home is not conducive to exercise. Add sitting all day (and well into the night) to a family history of diabetes and thyroid disorder, and you have the recipe for one plus-sized challenge. Welcome to my life. image credit: Kokhanchikov I struggle to keep my weight and blood sugar down, and my job doesn't help me stay healthy. Show More Summary

What Is a Healthy Bladder?

By SWHR Interdisciplinary Network on Urological Health in Women members Toby Chai, MD, Yale University, and Candace Parker-Autry, MD, Wake Forest University Many women can take a road trip, jump on a trampoline with their kids, go shopping, or go for a morning run without thinking twice about their bladder. Show More Summary

4 Good Reasons for Out-of-Control Eating

As a psychologist and food coach, I believe there is always a good reason for out-of-control eating -- and it isn't a lack of willpower. In fact, when you start seeing out of control eating from your body's perspective, it always makes...Show More Summary

Making Fleeting Moments Last

In the world of journalism I'm constantly on a deadline. For years I've experienced the adrenaline of working with a limited timetable under high pressure and higher expectations. This rush is something that I'm hoping to keep in my life for a long time to come. Moving to Washington D.C. Show More Summary

From Suicide to Success

I was told last week I was going to be a blogger for The Huffington Post and naturally I was ecstatic. It is one of the world's most read news sources and for many it is one of the coveted trophies of writing, the creme de la creme of blogging achievements. However, this isn't the only reason I suddenly felt a twang of success. Show More Summary

Five Accountability Strings to Pull You Up When You Want to Quit

My feet felt like slabs of concrete and as my body shivered, the thought of a hot shower and a bed to collapse into taunted me like the sirens in Greek maritime lore. As I passed the mile 20 marker, a bed of green grass poked through...Show More Summary

The Gift of My Truth: Recovering From Postpartum Depression

My birthday has just passed and as we tend to do on birthdays, I've been reflecting on this past year. It's been the best year; it's been the worst year and I mean it exactly that way. The dichotomy of this past year is truly almostShow More Summary

How 11 Top NYC Doctors Missed My Lyme Disease

A July 2014 wedding on Long Beach Island, New Jersey was the start of my nightmare. It was a beautiful weekend filled with love for two of our dearest friends who were, after 14 years together, finally legally able to marry. There was lobster and champagne and a crazy Gordon Gekko-style house on the beach. Show More Summary

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #17: Reap the Rewards

People have many excellent reasons for wanting to get and stay healthy. Most of them come down to two basic things: People want to look better and feel better. No big surprise there. Delightfully, whenever we succeed in upgrading our health, we tend to get both of those benefits at once. Show More Summary

Feeling the Pain of Stress? 3 Keys to Finding Relief

It's no surprise that pain causes stress. But did you know the opposite is also true? Stress leads to the release of inflammatory chemicals in the body that can ultimately lead to pain, potentially worsening the way we experience a painful condition. Low back pain, neck pain, and headaches are some common examples of stress-related pain. Show More Summary

How I Almost Went 31 Days Without Alcohol

I don't know when it happened, but I recently came to realization that I needed to reevaluate my relationship with alcohol. It's strange to think isn't it? That you could have a relationship, a connection, with booze. Don't get me wrong, I'm not tossing shots of tequila back at my desk but more often than not 5 p.m. Show More Summary

What Is Convenience Really Costing You?

Is it an understatement to say that you are busy these days? I hear you chuckling, and saying "of course it is"! It's so tempting to grab something quick and easy to eat because it's convenient, right? But, is it really? What is it really...Show More Summary

Dare to Be 100: Leadership Vacuum

Churchill, FDR, and Joseph Stalin are the consensus picks of my cocktail party survey to fill the vacuum of leadership that is apparent in our misshapen world. I seek to find some sanity in today's collective psychosis. Is there a cure...Show More Summary

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