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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

For more than a decade in my work as a psychotherapist, I helped clients identify their existing talents, skills and support systems. Then we’d figure out how to address their struggles by expanding on their existing strengths. For much of my career, I felt like this positive plan of attack was an effective way to […]

The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness

“Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.” ― Anne Lamott As we enter the holiday season, many of us will be joining family members and friends that we may not have seen in awhile. Time with family often dredges up old resentment and anger for a lot […]

8 Things Your Nails Reveal About Your Health

8 Things Your Nails Reveal About Your Health

  Nail symptom: They’re concave enough that a drop of water wouldn’t roll off them. The technical term: Spoon or scooped nails The no-big-deal explanation: Nails can take on a hollowed-out look with normal aging. Why you should get it checked out anyway: Iron disorders like iron-deficiency anemia are the most common cause of spoon […]

8 Ways to Stay Active If You Sit at Your Desk All Day

8 Ways to Stay Active If You Sit at Your Desk All Day

Most of us have a routine when it comes to our jobs: We go to meetings, check emails, and have around five cups of coffee in the span of seven to eight hours to get our work done. But in addition to your everyday responsibilities, I recommend adding one more task to your never-ending to-do list. […]

8 Metabolism Secrets That Help You Burn Calories

8 Metabolism Secrets That Help You Burn Calories

Lift weights the right way It’s no wonder metabolism is a subject of fascination and speculation: The process that turns food into fuel powers all that we do. “Even when you’re sleeping, your body requires energy for things like breathing and repairing cell damage,” says Donald Hensrud, MD, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy […]

WHO Says Funds Secured For Africa Pilots Of World’s First Malaria Vaccine

WHO Says Funds Secured For Africa Pilots Of World’s First Malaria Vaccine

Funding for phase one of pilot deployments of the world’s first malaria vaccine in sub-Saharan Africa has been secured and immunisation campaigns will begin in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. The vaccine, known as RTS,S or Mosquirix and developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, is only partially effective and needs to be […]

The Surprising Truth About Protein

The Surprising Truth About Protein

What comes to mind when you hear the word “protein?” If you were to say meat, you’re not alone. Most of us have been conditioned to equate protein with animal-based food. But did you know that at least 14% of the total calories of every plant are protein? Or how about that a cup of […]

Ibuprofen May Not Be As Safe As You Think

Ibuprofen May Not Be As Safe As You Think

  Over-the-counter and prescription drugs that control inflammation, like Advil, Aleve and Motrin, are among the most popular drugs people take. Without a prescription, they can relieve short-term pain from backaches and headaches, and at higher doses can reduce the inflammation behind chronic conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. But recent studies have questioned their […]

If You Want to Change Your Life, Change What You Think

If You Want to Change Your Life, Change What You Think

I sometimes tend to think of life as a battlefield—albeit, a metaphorical one, very different from the horrors of war. Can anyone deny that bloodless battles rage around us every day, often fought against familiar enemies that loom from the past? The cause of these everyday battle wounds vary: a bitter divorce, the loss of […]

Zika Appears To Affect Women More Than Men

Zika Appears To Affect Women More Than Men

Adult women in Puerto Rico were significantly more likely to develop Zika than men, researchers said on Thursday, raising new questions about the potential role of sexual transmission of the virus from males to females. The study, published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly report on death and disease, evaluated more […]