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Mental Wellness

6 Healthy Living Tips from Around the World

The particular ways people maintain their health is due in no small part to their culture. People from different countries can really learn untapped health habits from each other, widening their healt…

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Mental Health Has a New Spokesperson: Kim Kardashian

At some point in the last few years the Kardashians decided to trade in selfies for social change. Okay, so maybe they havenít quite given up on selfies, but they have taken it upon themselves to be s…

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How to Prevent and Reduce Loneliness After Age 50

People tend to perceive aging as a slow, miserable decline into decrepitude and loneliness; the friends and family you grew up with getting ill and dying, one by one. But new research from Brunel Univ…

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The Real Reasons We Laugh

My two-year-old basically lives to make people laugh. If something he does makes you giggle, he does it over and over, laughing harder and harder every time. It's like your laughter infects him, and…

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How Nurses (and Other Caregivers) Can Add More Balance to Their Lives

This week I was a guest speaker to several different nursing groups where I spoke on the subject of living a more balanced life. One thing that all caregivers have in common is trying to stay healthy.…

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Can Your Depression Affect Your Pet?

ďAre my mental-health issues having a negative effect on my dogís behavior?Ē I am frequently asked this question by my clients. They want to know if their mental-health disorder is contributing to …

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Your Brain on Exercise

Itís well-established that regular exercise can help us achieve physical fitness, improved health, and even possibly that perfectly sculpted body we all secretly desire, but little thought is often gi…

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How to Stop Negative Thoughts From Getting You Down

Negative thoughts? We've all had a few, and it's natural. Scientists have found that trying to be constantly upbeat can make you even more unhappy and suppressing bad thoughts can make them even worse…

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What Prolonged Sitting and Standing Does to Your Body

You've probably already heard the new fear-mongered saying: "Sitting is the new smoking." If you work in an office where you sit in front of a computer for most of the day, this news has probably desc…

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3 Yoga Moves That You Can Do Anywhere

The yoga moves below are ones that you can†do on the fly, no matter where you are. Stuck on a conference call that doesn't really apply to you? Waiting on a delayed flight at the airport? Take a f…

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