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The National Academy of Sugar

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is at it again. You might think an outfit calling itself an academy would be, you know, academic. But as Jon Stewart put it, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is as much an academy as the "Pasteurized...Show More Summary

So I'm Addicted to Exercise. Who Cares?

I've long insisted that I don't have an eating disorder, a claim that has always made me gleam with pride. It's the same way I will explain to people that I've never had a panic attack with near giddiness. I get that not having experienced these things shouldn't be a great thrill. Show More Summary

7 Things I Wish I Had Known About Hot Yoga

The super-sweaty lessons every yogi needs to learn By Laurel Leicht, SELF I'm not a yogi by any means (my flexibility, or lack thereof, is laughable), but I've flowed through enough Vinyasa classes to know my way around Warriors and Chaturanga. Show More Summary

Childhood Nutrition: 4 Strategies for Helping Your Kids Eat Better

Want to improve what your children are eating? If the answer is yes, I commend you, because childhood nutrition is extraordinarily important. Right from the start, nutrition shapes brain development, metabolism, and overall health. Unfortunately, poor childhood nutrition is a growing problem in North America. Show More Summary

The Power of Mornings

Everyone has a morning routine or ritual. Some people design their morning routine... While others just let it happen to them... Regardless of which category you fall into, be clear that you DO have a morning routine. When I write about...Show More Summary

Move Your Pelvis Like Elvis!

Three easy ways to move your pelvis -- and open your hamstrings! By Yanoula Athanassakis and Lara Heimann In a previous post we wrote that everybody, regardless of athletic ability or injury level, seems overly concerned with hamstring flexibility. Show More Summary

How To Master Dolphin Pose

By Yoga Journal Benefit Opens and strengthens the shoulders; opens the hamstrings; prepares the body and mind to go upside down. Instruction From Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose), kneel, then bring your elbows, forearms, and hands to the floor in front of your knees, shoulder-width apart. Show More Summary

How To Get Into Crow Pose (Yes, You CAN Do It)

By Yoga Journal Ever try a yoga pose and feel like your body just doesn't make that shape? Erin Motz (a.k.a. the Bad Yogi) has 3 ideas to help you rock Crow Pose. The first time getting into Crow Pose (aka Crane) is special for a lot of people, and it definitely was for me. Show More Summary

The FDA, Finances and Feminism: Why the Third Time Was the Charm for So-Called 'Female Viagra'

Money can't buy happiness but evidently is instrumental in gaining FDA approval for controversial drugs with low efficacy and significant side effects. On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Addyi (Flibanserin)...Show More Summary

Your Pain Isn't Your Fault: Why Some Teachers and Gurus Have It Wrong

"The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves." -- Pema Chödrön, "When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice For Difficult Times" You should know that I'm not a big fan of Pema Chodron these days (no offense to her, or to those who love her). Show More Summary

Bystander Effect: If You Need Help, You'd Better Ask for It

This article was originally published on Picture this. You're out hiking in the wilderness -- all alone and miles from civilization. You turn a corner on the trail and come upon a young man in torn clothes, looking disheveled and a little incoherent. Show More Summary

How to Be a Morning Person

Early in the summer I found myself dancing at 6 in the morning with a drink in hand. Years ago this would have been a "normal" experience but this was definitely not the kind of party I was used to. My drink was a green smoothie. The DJ played high energy, uplifting beats and we began the party with sun salutations. Show More Summary

Women Are Significantly More Sleep-Deprived Than Men

"Women are significantly more sleep-deprived than men," confirms Dr. Michael Breus, author of Beauty Sleep. "They have so many commitments, and sleep starts to get low on the totem pole. They may know that sleep should be a priority, but then, you know, they've just got to get that last thing done. Show More Summary

The Crucial Factor in Making Real Change in Your Life

"People don't change." If I had a nickel for every time I heard that sentence, I'd be rich. And it is a sentence, not just grammatically-speaking, but those words sentence the speaker and anyone who has a close relationship with him or her to a future in which substantive life changes are impossible. Show More Summary

Help Others for a Living? Here Are 5 Ways to Care for Yourself So You Can Care for Others

Self-care can be a tricky subject. Some people believe that self-care means not caring for others when it is in fact the exact opposite. It is because we care for others that we must care for ourselves too. We need to "secure the oxygen...Show More Summary

The Top Five Lessons From the Mental Health Court

"Rejecting stigma in favor of equality and human dignity is the essence of social justice." -- Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren It has been 18 years since Broward County, Florida launched America's first Mental Health Court dedicated to the decriminalization of persons with serious mental illness. Show More Summary

How to Stay Sane in a Long Distance Relationship

Think you can go the distance? You better find Phil, everyone's favorite hero training satyr, and put in the work, because it takes Herculean strength and determination. Long distance relationships (LDRs) are hard -- this isn't anything new. Show More Summary

5 Ways Yoga and Mindfulness Can Help Fight Addictions

Yoga combines both exercise and mindfulness (the practice of "non-judgmental attention to experience" in the present moment). Moderate to high intensity physical exercise, including mind-body practices, have been shown to improve attainment of sobriety as well as to reduce anxiety and depression -- symptoms that often trigger relapse. Show More Summary

The 8 Best Things About Entering Your Late 20s

I graduated college when I was 21. At that point in my life, I felt old. I couldn't help but fear entering the real world and working with people my parents' age. I was nervous to gain "responsibilities" and start planning for the "future." I was positive at that moment that my youth was ending. As time went on, I was only getting older. Show More Summary

How Does Someone Who Is HIV+ Have An HIV- Wife And Kids?

(Photo Drawn by my Wife Victoria Pulsipher) "If you are HIV+, how can your wife and children be HIV-?" This is the question I am most frequently asked. There are several aspects to this question that need to be broken down. First, medicine has come long way. Show More Summary

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