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Mental Wellness

How to Enrich Your Life

  One of the most wonderful aspects of living from the heart is how it enhances the positive-feeling textures of life. When my heart is open, food tastes better, the roses in my garden look more…

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Student Loans Hurt More Than Our Wallets

A recent Northwestern Medicine report shows that the debt of young adults takes a major toll on their physical and emotional well-being. The study, published in†Social Science & Medicine, revea…

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Warning Signs That Your Cat Is Lonely

I adopted my calico cat, Blaze, when she was 8 weeks old, and I had just left a failed love affair and was living alone Ė again! -- on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Blaze was a beauty Ė a collage of…

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Open Enrollment is Over: Can You Still Get Covered?

Over eight million people signed up for health insurance in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace during the 2014 open enrollment period. Were you one of them? If not, the next open enrollment per…

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How Does Traffic Affect Our Health?

Like many of you, I dislike driving in heavy traffic. But unlike many of you, I usually donít have to. I live and work in Californiaís Santa Cruz Mountains, and my job is just steps from my home. D…

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How to Cope With Social Anxiety

I should have worn something different today." "Why is she looking at me funny?" "I wish I hadnít said that." "What am I going to do if Iím asked a question I canít answer?" For some people, though…

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What My Ali Cat Taught Me About Loss and Grief

When I finally euthanized my beloved cat, Ali, a knife slashed my heart. I'm not much of a crier, but when I said goodbye and handed Ali over to the vet, my face collapsed into a full-out bawl. My …

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Top Women’s Mental Health Issues (Infographic)

Women reportedly cope with "the blues" much more than men. We must remember that these statistics are only based on national diagnoses and that men may be diagnosed less with mental health issues due …

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Have an Orgasm, Skip the Alcohol

If you want to open up some positive communication in your relationship, have an orgasm, but skip the alcohol, according to a new study published in Communication Monographs. When you have an orgasm, …

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6 Strange (But Easy) Ways to Be More Productive

Until cloning yourself or the 50-hour day become possibilities, there are things you can do right now to get more done. The best part? These surprising ideas are all really easy to incorporate into yo…

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