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WATCH: 3 Ways Sunshine Makes You Happy and Healthy

We all feel a little happier on a sunny day or riding in a car with the windows down. Sometimes the most calming place to be is sitting on the beach listening to the sound of the waves crash on the beach. Have you ever wondered why these...Show More Summary

I Don't Give A Crap About Being Perfect

From the moment we're born, people ooh and ahh over our tiny features and silly gestures, never taking their eyes off our adorableness, just waiting to see what our next move will be. But somewhere around five years old, the cute haze wears off and we cease to be so alluringly irresistible. Show More Summary

The Power of Disconnecting: How a Trip to Africa Saved My Mental Health

Last Sunday, I returned from a two-week volunteering trip to a remote village in Tanzania. My time was spent teaching at the local primary school, building bunk beds for the orphanage, working at the AIDS clinic, doing manual work like gardening and shoveling, and playing with an endless amount of children. Show More Summary

Stop Calling Me Skinny

"Stop calling me skinny." You don't hear that too often, right? Yeah, I thought so. I said this to my girlfriend the other day -- and she was quite surprised by it. She asked, "Why would that bother you so much?" I really didn't know the answer to that. Show More Summary

Thoughts and Emotions

This summer's Disney-Pixar movie "Inside Out" makes us think about our thinking. But, I wonder, first of all, "Can we even think about our thoughts?" In fact, over the summer with campers at Lausanne Collegiate School, beginning with...Show More Summary

The Outrageous Hype Behind Butter Is Back

If you follow nutrition headlines, you undoubtedly saw the announcement last year that butter was back both in the New York Times and on the cover of Time magazine in June 2014. Although these media articles were quickly analyzed and...Show More Summary

Fitting in Is Missing Out

If there's anything in life I'm sure of, its that it is incredibly hard to fit in. This is a relatively recent realization for me, but I'm 100 percent certain of it. Its pretty commonly accepted that the opposite is true, but it's also pretty commonly accepted that the safest path through life is a well worn road. Show More Summary

Mental Illness, Societal Oppression, and My Rebuttal to Bruce Levine

In a recent piece posted on, Bruce E. Levine made the bold statement that: For nearly two decades, Big Pharma commercials have falsely told Americans that mental illness is associated with a chemical brain imbalance, but the...Show More Summary

5 Tips for Reaching Your 100th Birthday From the World's Oldest People

By: Jeremy Glass Credit: Flickr/Ilya One of the many perks of living in the year 2015 is the realistic possibility of reaching age 100. We've got modern medicine, competent doctors, and helpful apps to help us keep an iron clasp on life,...Show More Summary

2 Questions You Must Ask Yourself When You're Feeling Stuck

photo credit: I'd like to think via photopin (license) Feeling stuck can be the most frustrating feeling in the world and by definition it depicts a picture of dis-empowerment and lack of progress, but it doesn't have to be that way....Show More Summary

This Breast Density Troublemaker Goes to Japan: The Impact of Shaking Up the Status Quo

Since the shock of my advanced-stage breast cancer diagnosis in 2004, I have relentlessly focused on empowering women with information about the strongest predictor of mammography missing cancer: dense breast tissue. After reviewingShow More Summary

Sticking It Out: 6 Research-Based Pointers for Sustained Behavior Change

What do you tell your best friend who has been struggling to stick with a weight loss program? Best practices around sustained motivation tell us that we need to think holistically, help our friend form new habits and control their lives. Show More Summary

Why a UN Financing Conference Should Matter to You

Last Wednesday, July 15th, world leaders at the United Nations Financing For Development conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia agreed that "price and tax measures on tobacco can be an effective and important means to reduce tobacco consumption...Show More Summary

The 3 Most Delightful Techniques to Defeat Your Stress

We've all been stressed before. And it can create knots in your back, arguments in your relationships, and affect your performance at work. Whether it's meeting deadlines for an assignment, getting good grades, or simply dealing with your day-to-day challenges, there will always be issues that will cause you to stress. Show More Summary

Stripping Down to What's Real

There's been a promising trend online and in advertisements towards loving the skin we're in. From the just released MAKERS series #YourBodyRules, featuring famous women dishing on body image, to one of the most inspiring series I've ever seen, StyleLikeU's "What's Underneath" campaign. Show More Summary

From 'The Taste' to the Mat: One Entrepreneur's Journey Inward

You may recognize Cassandra Bodzak from ABC's The Taste (she once fed Anthony Bourdain vegan cupcakes), or from, where she teaches viewers how to make things like cucumber popsicles, and chia seed pudding. I recently asked Bodzak, a New York-based healthy living and meditation guide, how she came to start her own business. Show More Summary

After Charleston: Spiritual and Emotional Health to Rebuild Togetherness

In the aftermath of the racially charged killings at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church, Americans are engaging in collective reflection that feels different than after other similar tragedies in the past. People are turning introspection into extraordinary public displays of empathy and understanding -- change is happening. Show More Summary

How Giving Up My Phone Forced Me To Live My Life

Text, tweet, sleep, repeat. Text, tweet, sleep, repeat. This mantra was so ingrained in my brain that I didn't even notice it was there. I was living a life in my screen and barely noticed what was around me. And if I ever did sneak a look away from the screen, the outside world was a blur. Show More Summary

The Superbugs in Our Food Supply Must Be Stopped

The food safety system in the U.S. has traditionally monitored a few well-known bacteria. We look for bugs such as Listeria, Salmonella and Campylobacter because they cause millions of food-borne infections every year. Today, my colleagues...Show More Summary

The Beginner's Guide to Running

Most people who love running now say some version of this about their first time out: When I first started jogging I couldn't do it for more than two minutes. I was out of breath. My body hurt, my lungs hurt and I thought: This isn't fun. Show More Summary

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