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Mental Wellness

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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5 Ways Mindfulness Meditation Could Make Your Life Better

During my college years, I stumbled across a weekly mindfulness meditation meeting near my apartment. I decided to drop by a session, and it turned out to be one of the best decisions I made during my…

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8 Scary Ways Stress Impacts Your Health

Scientists are learning more and more about the impact that stress plays on your health. It's not just your mental health that can be hurt by both acute and chronic stress. Stress can take a major tol…

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Altruism: A Remedy for Stress

Will acts of kindness and generosity enhance our health, increase our longevity and make us happier? I think so. Do you? Could heart-directed altruism be such a remedy? When we act on behalf of oth…

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4 Specific Ways I Practice Mindfulness

A growing body of scientific research indicates that living a "mindful" life is very good for one's emotional and mental health. But what exactly does that mean? Psychology Today says that “mindful…

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5 Reasons Cats Make You Feel Better

They help cheer you up when you're down and they help calm you down when you're agitated. What is it about cats that makes you feel so good? Maybe it's their purr or the way they settle in your lap wh…

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5 Habits to Help You Stay Fit at Any Age

There's a lot of contradictory information on fitness out there — it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But really, it’s quite simple. No matter your age or fitness level, incorporating some physical activity…

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The 20 Happiest Countries in the World

It’s possible that future cultural critics will look back on this era and call it the List Age. We manage to organize full articles into numbered bullet points; there are lists and more lists and ma…

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