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8 Common Defense Mechanisms

8 Common Defense Mechanisms

Rejected from a job you wanted. A social setting you don’t feel comfortable in. A stressful argument with your partner. For many of us, any situation that brings uncertainty triggers an unconscious protective measure that allows us to cope with unpleasant emotions. And in the short-term, many mechanisms can be adaptive. We don’t dwell. We […]

4 Things You Must Know About Your Metabolism

4 Things You Must Know About Your Metabolism

A Common Exercise Revs It More Than You Think Your metabolism is the sum of all the things your body does daily that use energy—from digestion to exercise. If walking is your go-to workout, you’ll like this news: You’re probably burning more calories than you think. Recent research from Southern Methodist University found that equations […]

Are You Guilty Of Self-Sabotage?

Are You Guilty Of Self-Sabotage?

Some things we do are bad for us. They may not seem bad, and we may not even know we are doing them. But these seemingly innocent things can bring us down, make us feel sad or angry or sabotage our lives. If you find yourself guilty of any of the following, it may be […]

6 Critical Things Zika And Lyme Disease Have In Common

6 Critical Things Zika And Lyme Disease Have In Common

News stories about the Zika virus affecting pregnant women in Florida, or precautions Olympic athletes had to take in Rio de Janeiro to prevent Zika from spreading further, intrigue us. It’s no surprise, given that Zika has been declared to be a “global health security threat” for some time now. What may be more alarming […]

7 Ways To Reduce Stress and Anxiety

7 Ways To Reduce Stress and Anxiety

When it comes to combating stress, Deepak Chopra’s advice is surprisingly simple: “Take care of yourself,” he told Entrepreneur during a recent phone interview. Unfortunately, taking care of Number One is easier said than done for entrepreneurs. They’re often a weary lot that burn the candle at both ends. Most work long hours hustling their […]

12 Ways You Are Unknowingly Wrecking Your Back

12 Ways You Are Unknowingly Wrecking Your Back

The spine is one of the most sensitive parts of the body. A movement in the wrong direction or months spent slouching over a computer can affect your spine for years to come. And one small vertebra shifting out of place can cause more excruciating pain than you would initially think. According to Prevention, back […]

Beyond Fight or Flight: When You’re Not the Textbook Version of PTSD

Beyond Fight or Flight: When You’re Not the Textbook Version of PTSD

I heard the voices of the professor and the students all around me. I couldn’t make out specific dialogue, but I was definitely aware of the drone. I myself was on the ceiling, floating. My home away from home since I was a kid. We’d been discussing the Fight or Flight Response in class. The professor explaining how in times of […]

Storing Medicines: Up, Away and Out of Sight

Storing Medicines: Up, Away and Out of Sight

It is estimated that every year more than 500,000 parents and caregivers call poison control centers because a child got into medicine or was given the wrong dose of medicine. That’s almost one call every minute of every day. And roughly 60,000 young children end up in emergency rooms every year because they get into […]

5 Lessons From CrossFit That Will Make You More Successful

5 Lessons From CrossFit That Will Make You More Successful

If you ever saw me in person you would know right away that I am not someone who spends my time doing CrossFit workouts. In truth, given the opportunity for exercise (which I do not get nearly enough of), I will more likely be kayaking on the Hudson River or cycling. But I was inspired […]

What Actually Is The Mediterranean Diet – And Does It Work?

What Actually Is The Mediterranean Diet – And Does It Work?

It is said to be better at lowering cholesterol than statins, and able to prevent dementia and heart disease, and will not make you fat. Anything that good for you might be expected to smell foul and come in a medicine bottle, but the Mediterranean diet is generally considered to be delicious, except by those […]