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Infographic: Tips for Improving Your Sleep

In this age of endless notifications on smartphone screens, long work days, and the need to always be "on the go," it's no wonder that so few of us don't get enough sleep. It's becoming increasingly harder to turn your brain off at the end of the day. Show More Summary

5 Recipes For When You Want to Skip the Dairy--But Keep Everything Else

By Erin Hanafy for Well+GOOD Going dairy-free doesn't mean you have to go full-on vegan, but you wouldn't know it by shopping for cookbooks--many lump dairy-free in with meat-free, gluten-free, everything-free. But for those who've embraced a dairy-free life but don't want to cut out everything else, we've found you a champion: Katy Salter. Show More Summary

I can't change my heart disease family history, but I can lower my risks through better lifestyle choices.

By Julie Llamas Rickman I felt so guilty about my heart attack, it took me four years to tell my closest friends. I was embarrassed because I hadn't controlled those lifestyle issues. I had a family history of heart disease, but didn't think I was at risk for a heart attack. Show More Summary

What You Ate In High School Could Affect Your Breast Cancer Risk Level

By Alison Feller for Well+GOOD Remember the high school cafeteria, where lunch was a rotation of cafeteria pizza (ick) and Lunchables (double ick), served alongside the latest gossip? While we can barely remember what we ate last week--let...Show More Summary

A Response to Stewart Lawrence, From a 'Conservative' Yogi

Mr. Stewart Lawrence, somewhat disjointedly, argues in his "expose" on yoga ("Behind the Yoga Boom: Narcissism, Irreligion, or Just Fitness," Daily Caller, February 2, 2016) that we, America, have been duped. But Mr. Lawrence's meandering...Show More Summary

20 Mistakes Smart People Make When It Comes to Finding Their Life's Purpose

Why is it so damn hard to figure out your purpose in life? You would think a world filled with options and opportunity would excite you. But sometimes having too many options can paralyze you. You might think to yourself: What if I make...Show More Summary

How College Students Can Perform Better By Scaling Back

This column originally ran in The Chronicle, Duke's independent student newspaper. This past August, I rummaged through a box of childhood keepsakes to find a crumpled envelope containing a letter I had written in sixth grade to my future self. Show More Summary

Would You Like Kale With That? Big Healthy Changes Are Coming to the Fast Food Industry

By Lisa Elaine Held for Well+GOOD Several years ago, I drove with friends across a barren desert out West. After several hours of no civilization and not a snack in the car, we stopped to enjoy our only dinner option: Burger King. As...Show More Summary

We're Falling Behind on Family Planning: 5 Ways To Get Us Back On Track

Four years ago, I stood with an international alliance of family planning advocates to set an ambitious goal for the world. We pledged that by 2020, 120 million more women and girls would have access to the family planning services they...Show More Summary

Is Cancer Survivorship a 'Complex Chronic Condition'?

I've been told that in ancient China, families paid physicians regular fees to keep them healthy. If someone became sick, the doctor wouldn't be paid until the patient's health returned. This system reflected the culture's value on disease prevention and maintenance of wellness. Show More Summary

To Your Cat, You May Be Just Another Cat

Compared to the behavior of pet dogs, cat behavior seems to present a perpetual puzzle. My guess is that humans will forever try to get inside the heads of their feline companions to learn what lies behind those gorgeous, mysterious eyes. Show More Summary

5 Essential Questions to Ask About the Zika Virus Before Accepting the Hype

Before becoming racked with fear over the Zika virus (a flavivirus, which for the most part, have arthropod vectors, e.g., mosquitoes) we may want to take our time and explore this emerging story in depth, as the fear mongering has begun. Show More Summary

How to Slow Down a Cat Who Eats Too Fast

If you're owned by a cat who's a "good eater," meaning he wolfs down every morsel of food he's offered in the blink of an eye, you're probably also dealing with the occasional reappearance of just-eaten food all over your floor. That's...Show More Summary

How to Live With a Creative Person (Especially if You're Creative Too!)

If you've been to my site HerAfter before, you might have noticed him. Tall, dark and handsome; there's a recurring character in many of our photos, a man also credited for much of the photography itself. He's my partner, and he too is a writer. Show More Summary

Could Sunglasses Affect Our Mood?

It is almost impossible to smile on the outside without feeling better on the inside. -- Unknown. Close your eyes, picture your favorite place, or face, or remember the last time you laughed really hard, and smile. Smile as big as you can. Show More Summary

4 Steps to an Electronics Break

Not so very long ago access to the world was not instantly available on a small, hand-held digital screen. Calls were made during business hours. News was disseminated via newspapers or the nightly newscast. Messages were written on message pads. Show More Summary

But I Thought We Were Friends

As a life coach and the leader of a team of network marketers, I have a multitude of people sharing their personal problems with me every day. I honestly don't mind, I realize that people sometimes just need to vent to other people and want a second opinion to make sure they're making the right decisions. Show More Summary

Surviving the Searing Aftermath of Infidelity

One of the most heartbreaking, brain-searing, crazy-making times for couples is dealing with the aftermath of an affair. I often meet couples for the first time in their scorched earth, post-affair period because they need my help as a therapist then like never before. Show More Summary

The Positivity Problem: Why Yoga Imaging Must Go Deeper

If you look at the images of yogis strewn across the Internet, you'd have to believe that all yoga practitioners are continuously and exceptionally happy. In fact, it may have been one of the reasons you've decided to take up yoga yourself. Show More Summary

17 Incredibly-Simple Ways to Be Happy Right Now

We all just want to be happy, don't we? So why is that we tend to live our lives steeped in worry, anxiety, and fear rather than just being happy? Is happiness just a temporary state of mind, or is something real and long-lasting? No...Show More Summary

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