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Music for a Healthy Mind and Body

Music for a Healthy Mind and Body

Patients having an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) test must lie very still for 30 to 60 minutes, often enclosed inside the machine’s tube. Because of that, the most valuable piece of equipment in MRI testing often isn’t the multimillion-dollar scanner. It’s something that costs far less—the headphones that many centers put on patients so they […]

4 Legit Excuses To Take A Mental Health Day

4 Legit Excuses To Take A Mental Health Day

Staying home from work when you’re sick is a no-brainer. Sure, we all know those people who still come in with a nasty cold because they want to prove that a virus isn’t going to stop them from performing their role—we’re a country of chronic workaholics, after all. But for the most part, we know that […]

The 4 Kinds of Naps and What They Can Do for You

The 4 Kinds of Naps and What They Can Do for You

Naptime, noun: Something you resist your entire childhood, then guiltily crave for the rest of your life. Sound about right? Well, more and more scientists are finding that naps not only can improve your health but also could make you better at everything you do. You can even tailor them—with surprising accuracy—to your mental and physical […]

6 Ways to Reset Your Chaotic Brain

6 Ways to Reset Your Chaotic Brain

Awhile back, I took my team offsite to the Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Lake Tahoe—an opportunity to walk my own talk about how rest can interrupt the intense demands we place on ourselves, clicking us back into our natural state of flow, creativity and productivity. We left straight from the office one afternoon after an […]

7 Steps to Reach Your Health Goals

7 Steps to Reach Your Health Goals

We’re huge fans of health goals such as running a marathon or losing 50 pounds, especially when those milestones are achieved healthfully. And because a humongous goal is, well, so humongous, it probably will trigger a cascade of other healthy habits. When people feel the effects of a significant health change, they typically don’t want […]

Easy Ways to Naturally Increase Your Energy

Easy Ways to Naturally Increase Your Energy

People are more overworked than ever. According to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, our parents and grandparents worked around 1,600 hours a year in 1979, compared to 1,800 a year in 2007. It can be easy and convenient to grab an energy drink or large soda when you’re feeling tired. But cheap-and-quick energy sources will […]

Everything You Need To Know About The Liver

Everything You Need To Know About The Liver

Why is the liver important? The liver is the second largest organ in your body, weighing about three pounds. It is located under the right rib cage and is shaped like a football flattened on one side. The liver performs many jobs in your body, including processing what you eat and drink into energy and […]

7 Things You Need to Know About Taking Vitamins

7 Things You Need to Know About Taking Vitamins

Half of you reading this probably take a dietary supplement—a recent study found that more than 50 percent of Americans (and more than two-thirds of seniors) do. Although multivitamins are falling out of favor (possibly a consequence of research suggesting they’re ineffective at preventing disease), the popularity of certain nutrients has skyrocketed: Between 1999 and […]

Ways to Improve Your Bedroom

Ways to Improve Your Bedroom

Your bedroom is kind of like your sacred place right? Well, if it isn’t, maybe it should be. Amongst all of your other goal setting this year, improving your bedroom should be on the list. As with all places, our environment has a huge effect on our mood and wellbeing and since you probably spend […]

Your Brain Actually Shrinks While You Sleep To Help You Learn

Your Brain Actually Shrinks While You Sleep To Help You Learn

Ah, to sleep, perchance … to shrink your neural connections? That’s the conclusion of new research that examined subtle changes in the brain during sleep. The researchers found that sleep provides a time when the brain’s synapses — the connections among neurons — shrink back by nearly 20 percent. During this time, the synapses rest […]