Stand Up for Your Back

Millions of us sit at a desk for hours a day, which can be more than a sedentary concern – it can lead to notable back, neck and/or shoulder pain, and one way to counter this is to literally stand up for yourself.  Take an occasional walk around the office or use a standing desk, … Read More

5 Reasons Entrepreneurs and Business Startups Should Journal

The first assignment I give my career coaching and consulting clients is to go out and purchase a journal. Not because I want to hear about what they made for dinner, but because I know they’re about to encounter a lot of information and emotions they’ll need to get out of their heads. For someone exploring career change … Read More

Knowing What’s in Your Supplements

Last week, the New York State attorney general’s office uncovered another example of what appeared to be widespread fraud in the dietary supplement industry. The office accused four of the country’s biggest retail stores of selling herbal products that in many cases were contaminated or did not contain any of the herb listed on the label. For … Read More

Why Dangerous Supplements Linger on Store Shelves

The first cases of liver problems linked to a popular weight loss supplement called OxyElite Pro began in Hawaii last May. But it wasn’t until four months later that the Food and Drug Administration, the agency responsible for getting dangerous products off the market, learned of the outbreak, and the product was finally recalled in November. … Read More

Dr. Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall is the world-renowned and inspiring humanitarian, conservationist, scientist, and foremost authority on chimpanzees. She is best known for her landmark study on the behavior of wild chimpanzees at Gombe National Park in Tanzania, celebrating 55 years of continuing research this year. Born in London in 1934, Goodall was hired by renowned anthropologist … Read More

Detox Your Negative Energy in 2016

Whine less and win more in 2016. You’ll discover more health and happiness, plus possibly realize your dreams! Be Positively Productive Persistent whining shrinks the hippocampus, a vital part of the brain for cognitive function and information retention. Problems with it can lead to brain cell death and boosted stress hormone levels, according to Stanford … Read More

6 Ways to Be More Positive Today and Everyday

Positive thinking helps combat stress, and less stress means fewer ill effects on the body and soul.  Everyday, more and more research shows that to be true! So, pump up the positive, beyond talk of the glass half full, and try these six ways to be more positive today – right away! Gratitude Journal Write … Read More

Don’t Let Tech Break Your Back

Is your smart phone weighing you down?  It could be, quite literally.  New research shows that the weight of your head increases as it bends down, which has a huge impact on your spine, posture, and health. In fact, you might be giving yourself Tech Neck. What’s Tech Neck? Your head weighs about 10-12 lbs.  … Read More

How Do I Improve My Relationship with Food?

Does any of this sound familiar? You decide to go on a diet and proceed to stuff your face because you know you’ll never be able to eat certain foods again. You’ve been dieting most of your life and your weight is constantly yo-yoing: gain six pounds, lose two pounds, gain four pounds, lose three … Read More

Are You Taking Advantage of Holistic Health at Work?

Since the Affordable Care Act passed, companies have a new directive and incentive to look into wellness programs to help their employees. Access to all sorts of health benefits could be right under your nose – you just have to look a little closer. Does your job offer a wellness program, and how can it … Read More

5 Simple Habits To Start Feeling Better Today

You keep saying it: “I want to be healthier,” but you don’t have time for big workouts or enough money to stock the fridge with 100% organic foods. In fact, by the end of the day, you just want to sit on the couch, watch TV and pour yourself a bowl of cereal. It doesn’t … Read More

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of several books. The Huffington Post is one of the most widely read, linked to, and cited media brands online. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, and Arianna has been named to TIME Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and … Read More

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Association of … Read More

Why You Deserve a Break, From Yourself

Do you find that there is a critical voice in your head that follows you around all day and all night? It may pop up as you get out of bed (“Late again!”) or when you look in the mirror (“You look exhausted.”) Or maybe you notice it when you get to work. (“You never … Read More

Is Meat Good or Bad For You?

  Whether meat is good or bad depends on with whom you are talking. Paleo enthusiasts say meat is essential to longevity. Vegans will tell you to avoid it at all costs. There are very real concerns involving meat, including the ethical treatment of animals and their impact on the environment, as well as medical … Read More

Christy Turlington Burns

Christy Turlington Burns is a mother, social entrepreneur, model, and founder of the maternal health organization Every Mother Counts. Christy has been recognized as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People and Glamour Magazine’s Woman of The Year. Having endured a childbirth complication herself, Christy was compelled to direct and produce the documentary “No Woman, … Read More

Which Workouts Keep the Body Young?

It doesn’t take much to feel younger: drive less and walk more or take the stairs rather than the elevator. Regular exercise keeps our brains young, according to a recent study from Harvard. Add to that, recent research in The Journal Physiology, which suggests that older, active adults can have physical health that is closer … Read More

How Pillow Talk Makes You Happier

Pillow talk is much more than a new song by a former One Direction heart throb, it’s scientifically-sound, pre-sleep quiet quality time you share with your partner that could greatly benefit you and your partner’s health, happiness, and relationship. How and how often you do it could make the difference in your relationship. The Proof … Read More

5 Easy Changes to Avoid Heart Disease

Garlic for a healthy heart? According to a new study, it seems we could all benefit! More men and women die from heart disease than any other condition; it’s the nation’s number one killer. Since February is National Heart Month, why not start or reexamine simple life changes that can impact your heart health immediately? … Read More

Dr. Mehmet Oz

Dr. Mehmet Oz graduated from Harvard University in 1982. He went on to receive joint medical and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He then took a position at Columbia and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where, as a surgeon specializing in heart transplants, he has served as vice-chairman and professor in the department of surgery … Read More

How to Find Gratitude Everyday

At the Thanksgiving dinner table family and friends gather to give thanks for loved ones, health, kindness, a warm meal, and/or the ability to be together. But, gratitude can happen in any setting, at any time, and it’s important for your wellbeing to find it in your life, regularly. A range of studies show that … Read More

How to Get and Stay Motivated for Winter Workouts

When the weather takes a turn for the freezing exercise routines often go into hibernation mode.  They key to continued winter workouts?  According to Michelle Segar, PhD, Director of the University of Michigan’s Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center, you must flip your thinking. Understand the “whys” behind your exercise habits.  Research shows … Read More

5 Big Reasons Mindfulness Makes Your Life Better

Be “mindful,” but practice clearing your mind to do that. It can be confusing, but there is a real reason that freeing your mind to use your mind optimally is good for your health and wellbeing. Science now backs up the art of awareness, often practiced through mindfulness meditation, which helps you clear clutter from … Read More

Why and When To Unplug for Better Sleep and Wellbeing

Does it seem like you spend a big chunk of your time with your eyes glued to a screen? If so, you could be hijacking your sleep and wellbeing. According to a recent study, unplugging or at least changing your screens before bed could be the key to getting your sleep and your health back … Read More

3 Yoga Stretches To Improve Flexibility and Your Overall Health

I hear this all the time: “I’m not flexible, so I can’t do yoga.”  Guess what? You don’t have to be. Yoga helps us build and maintain flexibility and strength in a way that’s functional for real health in real life. Even if you can’t do much and know nothing, you can show up, try, … Read More

5 Colorful Picks for Hot Kicks

You can kiss your uncomfortable shoes goodbye, because sneakers are now totally acceptable to wear everywhere — even to the office or on a date! Need proof? In the past few years, sneaker sales surged, with sales of running shoes shifted away from high-performance technical shoes designed for athletes, and moved to cheaper models meant … Read More

Your Top 5 Spiritual Priorities If You’re 50-something

I’ll be honest, I’m a few years from turning 50, and I’m just starting to peel back the label on what this really means. What should I be doing in my 50s to keep growing and fulfill myself spiritually?  From my wise relatives and friends whose lives are enviable, I’m told it’s all about legacy … Read More

10 Signs That You’re In a Healthy Relationship

A goal in life for many of us is to be in happy and healthy relationship but most of us can also agree that accomplishing that is easier said than done. The media constantly feeds us the notion that romance and sex are the key components to a relationship—at least initially, we’re led to believe, … Read More

The 4 Secrets to Increasing Your Team’s Productivity

All managers would like their teams to be more productive. Yet most companies are using the same old methods: strategic plans, goal-setting, streamlining operations, reducing inefficiency. Others are offering employee perks, such as on-site food, daycare, or gyms. Others are offering bigger bonuses or flexible schedules. Kim Cameron and his colleagues at the University of … Read More

Aerobic Activity vs. Weight Lifting: Which Burns More Fat?

As the weather warms up and “swimsuit season” rapidly approaches, are you feeling more self-conscious or concerned about getting in shape and losing some weight than you were over the winter? I am. Ideally, our daily lifestyle habits should help us maintain a healthy and consistent weight year-round. But we’re human, and inevitably the winter months in colder climates … Read More

Which Sweat-Tech Is Best for You?

There’s a whole new world of workout gear.  Exercise apparel now promises that you can wick, de-stink, and SPF your way to a healthier and more fresh-smelling you during and post workout. In fact, trademarked fabrics are now commonplace in the athletic clothing industry. What are to the go-to brands?  We break down some readily … Read More

Simple Ways to Be More Present in Our Everyday Lives

Waking Mindfully: What is your routine when you wake up? Hit the alarm clock and jump out of bed? Snooze button for half an hour? Waking is an important part of the day—you wouldn’t have much of a day without it! Honor this time with a refreshing mindfulness practice that feels right for you. For … Read More

What to Say or Do When A Loved One Is Sick

Have you ever been sick and received a “Get Well” card from someone who cared about you? Remember how that made you feel? A kind gesture, thought or word can go a long way when your health is hurting. Here are several things you can do when the tables have turned and a loved one … Read More

The New Guidelines on Natural Sunscreen

Summer is finally here, but before you head to the beach, make sure you’re armed with the right sunscreen and information about what will protect you in the sun, safely. This year, there’s plenty of new information to help you understand the sunscreens that are right for you, offering good protection, but free of ingredients … Read More

6 Ways to Take Control

Living life is can be very challenging at times. Getting the hang of what works for you and what doesn’t may take a very long time. Sometimes you get confused and frustrated by what you’re doing, or where you’re going. You may try to follow your own wisdom, but there are times when your internal … Read More

Sitting Can Drain Brain Power and Stifle Creativity

“Sitting is the new smoking,” according to Dr. James Levine, of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative. Levine is the author of, Get Up! Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do About It, and the inventor of the treadmill desk. Levine believes that sitting is a bigger public health problem than smoking. Luckily, … Read More

How To Be Healthy Without Becoming “That Person”

There’s a fine line between being healthy and turning up your nose at a birthday cake somebody lovingly baked for you. You don’t want to be “that person” – the one no one can be around because you’ve taken your health obsession to the point you don’t enjoy living freely anymore. You’re so rigid about … Read More

Life Is Too Short: 10 Things Not Worth Tolerating

What are you presently tolerating in your life? Are you a few pounds overweight; maybe you’re at a job you dislike, or so disorganized you can’t find anything, much less some time to sit and relax? In order to be happier, more productive, more resilient, and healthier, stop tolerating these 10 things today: Being Unhealthy.  With … Read More

Overcoming Shame:The Powerful Benefits of a Little Self-Love

Are you highly self-critical? Do you beat yourself up over failures? Do you work too much and push too hard without giving yourself time to breathe? Do you feel the need to compete, outperform others, and move ahead of the pack? Do you live with shame or a sense of not being good enough? We live in … Read More

6 Apps To Help You Make Better Food Choices

If you’ve been trying to improve your diet, but don’t know where to start, the help you need could be waiting for you in an app store right now. Of course, it can be pretty tricky to find something if you don’t actually know what you’re looking for. We’ve picked these six free apps to … Read More

Active Listening Is a Key to Great Interactions

Effective interactions with others require actively listening to what others say. Your ears hear the sounds and send them to your brain, but it’s your mind that makes sense of the noise. To really be a good listener, and to help your brain hear the whole message, try these action-oriented strategies to improve your listening. … Read More

The One Piece of Gym Equipment You Should Be Using Everyday

Foam rolling may be one of the best add-ons to your exercise routine to speed recovery and get the most out of every workout. A longtime physical therapist’s tool for rehabilitation, now there’s one in every gym, and we’re using them for so much more than treating injuries. Imagine a massage before and after every … Read More

10 Ways to Relieve Stress in 5 Minutes or Less

I was inspired to write this blog post when my friend sent me an article from called “Confessions of a Burnt-Out Physician.” Having experienced burnout myself, I’m keenly aware of the toll it takes on people who are trying to do good work in the world. Her story has stayed with me as I’ve gone on … Read More

18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation

Many of us have heard of meditation’s benefits. We may have even tried meditation once or twice. And many of us will have found it hard and concluded that “meditation is not for me.” But wait! Did you know there are many forms of meditation? There are mantra meditations, visualization meditations, open-focus meditations, breath-based meditations … Read More

The Importance of Zest & Enthusiasm to Your Well-Being

“Life is not tried, it is merely survived if you’re standing outside the fire.” Garth Brooks How do you feel each morning? Do you wake up feeling tired and depleted, or are you full of energy, ready to take on the day? That ability to feel engaged and activated, ready to start the day is not … Read More

3 Stress Busting Yoga Poses for Your Commute

Oh yes, the daily commute is right up there for ramping up stress – nobody loves the crush of people on a train or bumper-to-bumper traffic! However, according to critical research, daily commutes can cause health problems such as spiked and/or chronic high blood pressure, higher cholesterol, lower quality of sleep, back pain, and a … Read More

Running Toward Fear: The Key to Reducing Anxiety

We all feel fear. If we didn’t, our species would have ceased to exist long ago. Fear signals us that something is wrong, that a risk of harm is present, or that we must fight or flee the situation. We survive because fear exists as a reaction. To understand fear, we must look to our histories … Read More

Meet Matcha: Why You Should Know More

It might seem like you blink your eyes, and there’s a new food trend before you, but the latest trend in beverages is actually ancient and might be the healthiest thing you can drink.  Meet Matcha. What is Matcha? Matcha is a powdered green tea, made from de-stemmed, de-veined, shade-grown tea leaves. Powdered green tea … Read More

Three Yoga Poses If You Sit At A Desk All Day

Are you one of the millions of workers with a sore back from sitting at your desk too long? You don’t have to suffer. Regular, nourishing movement during the day, especially if you sit at a desk, can make a huge difference. Lower back pain is the number one cause of lost workdays in the … Read More

How to Make a Tofu Scramble Without a Recipe

Here at Food52, we love recipes — but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don’t always need a recipe, you’ll make your favorite dishes a lot more often. Today: A simpler way to cook tofu, for vegans and non-vegans alike.   For all of the progress we’ve made demystifying tofu, there’s … Read More

The Best Kept Secrets to Exceptional Productivity

Our culture has become one of compulsive overworking. An announcement that a 21-year-old Merril Lynch employee appears to have worked himself to death after 72 hours in the office is just one extreme example. Most “successful” people – whether they are start-up founders in Silicon Valley, university students, wealthy entrepreneurs, politicians, medical professionals, corporate lawyers and even … Read More

5 Ways to Argue Appropriately

As with many things, learning how to argue properly with someone you love is a skill you can develop. There is a right way and a wrong way to do it. Many couples struggle with learning to fight fairly. Here are some ground rules: • The first one to get mad loses. You really can’t resolve anything … Read More

3 Changes to Your Bedroom For Better Sleep, Love, & Health

One-third of your life can be spent in the bedroom, so it makes sense that this personal space can help or hinder your health greatly.  For increased wellness and wellbeing, try these three changes to make you better in the bedroom and beyond. Go Tech-Free for Better Sleep Lack of sleep is a bigger health … Read More

Yes, Cancer Can Be Prevented…

As World Cancer Day rolls around again, it’s striking—and frankly, more than a little dispiriting for us cancer educators—to see how little people know about the disease. Not about the actual disease—for cancer is a complex condition that baffles even researchers and oncologists—but about the risk factors that influence whether we get cancer or not. A survey … Read More

Transforming Criticism Into Connection

Why would anyone criticize someone else? Generally, there are two answers: To hurt someone’s feelings, or to change someone. If you want to criticize people to hurt their feelings, you need to do more than read a blog. But, if you want to learn how to use criticism to build closeness while changing the other … Read More

How Exercise Changes Our DNA

We all know that exercise can make us fitter and reduce our risk for illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. But just how, from start to finish, a run or a bike ride might translate into a healthier life has remained baffling. Now new research reports that the answer may lie, in part, in … Read More

Why You Deserve a Break, From Yourself

Do you find that there is a critical voice in your head that follows you around all day and all night? It may pop up as you get out of bed (“Late again!”) or when you look in the mirror (“You look exhausted.”) Or maybe you notice it when you get to work. (“You never … Read More

7 Myths About Happiness We Need to Stop Believing

Nearly all of us buy into what I call the myths of happiness—beliefs that certain adult achievements (marriage, kids, jobs, wealth) will make us forever happy and that certain adult failures or adversities (health problems, divorce, financial struggles) will make us forever unhappy. Overwhelming research, however, reveals that there is no magic formula for happiness … Read More

5 Green Gift Essentials for Your Gym Junkie

We know you know a gym junkie – someone in your life whose life IS the gym, power yoga class, or spinning. Sweat is their middle name, and for the holidays, giving is going to be easy, as there are more products than ever – created just for your fit friend. We’ve picked five green … Read More

Gifts for Lovers of Books, Coffee, Cocktails & Good Food

Remember that feeling of panic when Christmas is days away and you have no gifts wrapped? Not this year! We’re introducing our 2014 holiday gift guides — with ideas for everyone on your list, arranged by personality and price. Today: Got a friend who only drinks Ecuadorian coffee, or one who will only drink whiskey from a whiskey glass? Don’t panic — you don’t have to … Read More

How to Stop Taking Things Personally

As social beings, we define who we are in part, by, and through the relationships we have. Most of us interact with an assortment of people on a daily basis, from our most intimate relationships to strangers on the street. Obviously, how involved we are with certain individuals will color the level and intensity of … Read More

Warm Salads to Carry You Through Winter

Today: Bulk up your winter salads with warm ingredients to satisfy you on the coldest of days. As the temperature continues to drop, we find ourselves less and less satisfied with our standard lunch salad. We keep cool through summer by crunching on a big bowl of vegetables, but come winter, we’d rather spend our lunch hour warming ourselves from … Read More

3 Yoga Poses to Help You During Holiday Travel

A little movement, a conscious breath, or an extra stretch can help you cope with holiday travel, which brings on its own kind of physical and mental stress. Think about it: you’re out of your routine, dealing with crowds, and you’re sleep deprived. Here are three yoga poses to help you cope; you can do … Read More

Juicing? Our Guide to Find Your Perfect Juicer or Blender

Everyone’s doing it. Juicing, blending – it’s just how we’re getting our daily dose of fruits and veggies these days. You want to dive in, but just one trip to the juicer-blender section and you’re overwhelmed with choices and descriptions you don’t understand. First, Ask These Key Questions For juicers, Breville, Omega, and Cuisinart get … Read More

Revised Food Labels Still Won’t Tell Whole Story

Are you among the half of Americans who say they check the nutrition labels on packaged foods when shopping? If you can read the information without a magnifying glass, do you understand what the many numbers mean to your health? Do you look only at calories, or do you also check the amounts of sugar, … Read More

How Music Can Boost a High-Intensity Workout

Intense, highly demanding exercise has many health benefits and one signal drawback. It can be physically unpleasant, which deters many people from beginning or sticking with an intense exercise program. An encouraging new study, however, suggests that listening to music makes strenuous workouts feel easier and may nudge people into pushing themselves harder than they … Read More

How to Trust Your Gut and Use It Wisely

Butterflies in your stomach, a voice in your head, a sixth sense not to walk down a certain street…is gut instinct real?  Research says yes.  Here’s the science behind gut instinct and information on how to hone yours. What Gut instinct is the intersection of the brain and belly.  The brain perceives something (a sound, … Read More

Dr. Alejandro Junger

Dr Alejandro Junger is the New York Times-bestselling author of Clean and Clean Gut. He completed his training in internal medicine at New York University Downtown Hospital and his fellowship in cardiology at Lenox Hill Hospital. After his medical training, he studied Eastern medicine in India. Dr. Junger is also the founder of Clean, a … Read More

Bright Green Pesto That Won’t Fade

This is not the first time that I’ve devoted a week of recipes to pesto genovese – basil pesto. But it is the first time that I can vouch for a basil pesto that retains a gorgeous green color. I’ve been forever flummoxed by the color problem with pesto, the way it goes from bright … Read More

Does Fighting Really Energize Your Sex Life?

“Of course, we fight!” John said, “All couples do; that’s normal!” He looked at me incredulously, as Mary quickly added with a tight smile, “But then we have ‘make-up sex.’ And that makes things better.” Nevertheless, they sought therapy over their concern about the long-term impact of this “normal” pattern. Perhaps you share John and Mary’s experience or views. … Read More

5 Yoga Tips for Over-Achievers

If you’re grunting and gripping your way through a yoga class, trying to force your way into poses or go harder and faster than everyone else, you may be an over-achiever heading toward injury and missing the point of yoga entirely. Take a breath or two to rethink your yoga practice.  Here are five tips … Read More

5 Ways to Instill Compassion in Your Children

Raising compassionate children is no small feat these days. Because of the egocentrism of children’s early years combined with the increasingly prevalent messages of selfishness, narcissism, and indifference that popular culture communicates to them, children are not likely to readily learn compassion on their own. This means that you have to make an extra effort to instill … Read More

Yoga Pants Etiquette – The Dos and Don’ts of Your New, Daily Uniform

Yoga pants are magically more comfortable than any other type of pants in existence.  It makes sense that you never want to take them off, but there are definitely dos and don’ts to wearing yoga clothes around town outside of the studio. If you find yourself feeling so comfortable wearing your yoga pants more often … Read More

Sit Less, Live Longer?

If people need motivation to get up from their office chairs or couches and become less sedentary, two useful new studies could provide the impetus. One found that sitting less can slow the aging process within cells, and the other helpfully underscores that standing up — even if you are standing still — can be … Read More

Drink Soda? Take 12,000 Steps

People who consume the sweetener fructose — which is most people nowadays — risk developing a variety of health problems. But the risk drops substantially if those people get up and move around, even if they don’t formally exercise, two new studies found. Most of us have heard that ingesting fructose, usually in the form … Read More

The Decisive Marriage

Do you have a decisive marriage? New research shows that how thoughtfully couples make decisions can have a lasting effect on the quality of their romantic relationships. Couples who are decisive before marriage — intentionally defining their relationships, living together and planning a wedding — appear to have better marriages than couples who simply let … Read More

Is Breakfast Overrated?

For years, we’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But scientific support for that idea has been surprisingly meager, and a spate of new research at several different universities — published in multiple articles in the August issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition — could change the way … Read More

Legal Marijuana for Parents, but Not Their Kids

When the antidrug educator Tim Ryan talks to students, he often asks them what they know about marijuana. “It’s a plant,” is a common response. But more recently, the answer has changed. Now they reply, “It’s legal in Colorado.” These are confusing times for middle and high school students, who for most of their young … Read More

Is It Worth Buying Organic Wine?

In the process of a creating a greener lifestyle for yourself, you’ve changed all sorts of things. But have you taken it as far as buying organic wine – and does it make a big difference in flavor, taste and price? The difference between conventional and organic is this: conventional winemakers are allowed to add … Read More

Do Brain Workouts Work? Science Isn’t Sure

For a $14.95 monthly membership, the website Lumosity promises to “train” your brain with games designed to stave off mental decline. Users view a quick succession of bird images and numbers to test attention span, for instance, or match increasingly complex tile patterns to challenge memory. While Lumosity is perhaps the best known of the brain-game websites, with … Read More

Why Is Listening to Your Favorite Music Good for Your Heart?

What is your favorite song right now? Do you have an anthem that always inspires you? Intuitively, we all know that the music we love makes our hearts sing and makes us feel good. Now scientists have confirmed that listening to your favorite songs literally reduces your risk for heart disease by improving endothelial function … Read More

The Quickstart Guide to a Decluttered Home

One of my favorite habits that I’ve created since I changed my life 9 years ago is having a decluttered home. I now realize that I always disliked the clutter, but I put off thinking about it because it was unpleasant. The thought of having to deal with all that clutter was overwhelming, and I … Read More

Can Exercise Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk?

Exercise may help to keep the brain robust in people who have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to an inspiring new study. The findings suggests that even moderate amounts of physical activity may help to slow the progression of one of the most dreaded diseases of aging. For the new study, which … Read More

5 Easy Ways To Boost Your Happiness Right Away

You don’t have to wait for happiness to happen. Just take a few small actions to invite more positive vibes into your life. Smile, because we’re sharing these five easy ways to get happy right away. Sing in the Shower Each Morning Hot water melts the stress away and soothes aching muscles. Add some singing … Read More

Mark Hyman, MD.

Dr. Hyman plays a major role in the groundbreaking documentary Fed Up, which addresses food addiction and childhood obesity. Produced by Katie Couric and Laurie David, it was released May 2014. “This is the first generation of children in history that will be sicker and die younger than their parents. For their sakes and ours … Read More

A 4-Step Program to Recover From Your Inbox Addiction

That little smartphone alert telling you a new email has arrived has conditioned you to scoop up your phone and swipe it, no matter where you are or what you’re doing. Checking email, text and updates has become a terrible itch we are all scratching to our own detriment. A Rutgers University study said this … Read More

The Generous Marriage

From tribesmen to billionaire philanthropists, the social value of generosity is already well known. But new research suggests it also matters much more intimately than we imagined, even down to our most personal relationships. Researchers from the University of Virginia’s National Marriage Project recently studied the role of generosity in the marriages of 2,870 men … Read More

Now, a Kiss Isn’t Just a Kiss

There are activities common to most humans that we enjoy immensely, without much thought, and as frequently as opportunity and instinct provide. On occasion, researchers feel they need to know why. Recently, experimental psychologists at Oxford University explored the function of kissing in romantic relationships. Surprise! It’s complicated. After conducting an online survey with 308 … Read More

The 3 Healthiest Ways to Prepare Your Veggies: Which is Best?

Eat your peas and carrots. It’s the kind of dinner-table mantra parents have repeated at meal-time for generations. It’s good advice because, as we know, vegetables are good for us – rich with vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants that protect your health.  However, this partly depends on how you prepare them. Deep-fried onion rings and … Read More

4 Types of Co-Workers You Need to Know About
To Do Well At Work

Ever wonder why your co-worker walks into your cubicle, barely greets you, but asks you for help?  Conversely, ever have a co-worker ask you about your kids, your weekend and everything else… and you wonder, “Is there a point to this?” A lack of understanding between co-worker personalities had led to more than one office … Read More

Why You Should Add Chia Seeds to Your Shopping List

Ch-ch-ch-chia. These days chia seeds have grown beyond the kitchy pet plant and TV jingle to become one of the hottest food trends around.   Why all the fuss?  Minimal calories.  Maximum nutrition. Get Lots of Nutrients In A Small Portion Chia seeds pack plenty of health benefits in a standard serving size. In just two … Read More

The Five Steps to Mindfully Releasing Anger

Past anger—whether a grudge, resentment, pent-up rage, or a slight committed by someone you were close to years ago and never forgave—is like a millstone hanging around your neck. The people and situations you haven’t moved past can create emotional and physical problems that will affect your health, and lead you to act that anger out … Read More

Stress May Affect Fertility

Can stress affect a woman’s ability to become  pregnant? A new study says it may. Over  four years, 401 women who were stopping  contraception and trying to have a baby  underwent saliva testing for two stress-related substances: the enzyme alpha-amylase, and the hormone cortisol. The women  provided a saliva sample upon enrollment in the study, … Read More

Anna Hammond

Anna is the charming and passionate creator of many successful educational programs for children and young adults in both academic and community environments. She joined The Sylvia Center as Executive Director in 2009, with a mission to transform the way children eat by creating and implementing farm-to-table programs. A couple of months before launching Vie, … Read More

Which Yoga is Right For You? Know Before You Go.

Friends and family rave about how yoga has helped their back pain, reduced their stress and changed their lives.   Where do you sign up for that?  A web search makes your head spin with overwhelming options and Sanskrit names you don’t understand.   Choose the right yoga style for you, and start a journey that will … Read More

Top picks this Summer when reaching for All-Natural Sunscreen

Nothing can top a fun day spent outside in the summer sun – and nothing can ruin the fun as quickly as sunburn. In addition to pain and discomfort, overexposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays can also age your skin prematurely and even cause certain types of skin cancer. Fortunately, it’s easier and … Read More

Collecting Data on a Good Night’s Sleep

Computers and mobile devices are enemies of a good night’s sleep,interrupting slumber with text alerts and disrupting natural sleep rhythms with their glowing blue screens. But a new generation of apps and devices may also be the way to improve sleep. Manufacturers are coming out with gadgets like cellphone alarm clocks that wake people at the most … Read More

Are Your Water Bottles Poisoning You?

You’ve heard the mantra countless times, “Drink more water.” You dutifully buy plastic water bottles in bulk, carry one with you, and keep them in the car and at the office. But your efforts to stay well-hydrated may not be as healthy as you think. Most plastic water bottles are made with a chemical called … Read More

4 Ways to Spring Detox Like A Yogi

Look down at your shoes in these next few weeks, and you’re likely to see more mud than usual.  The weather elements match how you probably feel – heavy, murky and muddy, right?  It takes an extra special effort to shed the blahs and “insulation” as we transition from winter to spring. Long before health … Read More