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I Don't Want To Travel
If you want to feel out of place tell your friends you don’t want to travel. The looks you’ll receive in return will run the gamut from shock and disgust to quiet pity. Admitting this is pretty much declaring ignorance and isolationism. It’s tripping down the stairs while crawling back into your doomsday bunker. Good, self-actualized people travel. If they don’t, they want to. Somehow getting on a plane and going far away became the highest form of purchasable enlightenment. To experience real life is to experience it somewhere else. As a homesteader I chose the opposite. I haven’t left this f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viral Post Explains Once And For All What A Good Mom Is
A viral post is offering a powerful message about judgment. On March 9, Ohio-based mom Ashle Potter posted a message that’s been making the rounds on social media over the years. “To the mom who’s breastfeeding: Way to go! It really is an amazing gift to give your baby, for any amount of time that you can manage! You’re a good mom,” the post begins. “To the mom who’s formula feeding: Isn’t science amazing? To think there was a time when a baby with a mother who couldn’t produce enough would suffer, but now? Better living through chemistry! You’re a good mom,&...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michelle Obama Gives 'MasterChef Junior' Challenge Winner A Recipe For Life
When it comes to reaching kids, the former first lady still reigns. On Thursday’s pretaped episode of “MasterChef Junior,” Justise Mayberry triumphed in guest star Michelle Obama’s cooking challenge by making pan-seared shrimp with vegetables from the White House garden. But the adorable Justise, 11, won something perhaps even better: a sit-down with the then-first lady at the Kids’ State Dinner in July. As shown in an unaired conversation posted Thursday by Fox, Obama did not disappoint. Asked by Justise what advice she had for young chefs, Obama replied: “There is nothing mor...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Fresh Off The Boat' Explains The 'Asian Flush' Phenomenon
Louis explains the effect of alcohol on the body to Eddie when he gets the Asian Flush. Watch #FreshOffTheBoat here: https://t.co/Euc8WBsDsT pic.twitter.com/XBfuJQoxBy— Fresh off the Boat (@FreshOffABC) March 15, 2017 This week’s episode of ABC’s “Fresh off the Boat” touched on a red-hot issue that has plagued the Asian American community for years: the Asian flush. During Tuesday’s show, aptly titled “The Flush,” the underaged Eddie Huang takes a sip of beer and, to his horror, inexplicably turns beat-red. His dad, Louis, catches him and has to put aside his anger and ca...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom Writes Honest Post About Wishing She Hadn't Breastfed Her Baby
With all the care a new mom gives her baby, it’s easy to forget that she needs to take care of herself, as well. That’s the message behind Australian reality star Maddi Carter’s refreshingly honest Instagram post about breastfeeding.  The former “House Rules” star welcomed a second child with her husband Lloyd Wright in October. “I wish I never breastfed my baby,” the mom wrote under a photo of 4-month-old Marlow.  I wish I never breastfed my baby. A strong statement and many would disagree but here's why... 3 weeks post stopping breastfeeding with my 4 month old I ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Scientist Sent A Superbug To Space To Help Life On Earth
At 9:39 a.m. on the morning of February 19th, 2017, NASA Kennedy Space Center’s historic Launch Complex 39A rumbles to life, waking from a six-year slumber. On the platform where men were once launched to the moon, sit a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule loaded with cargo, ready to be catapulted through Earth’s atmosphere to the International Space Station on a resupply mission. Among the payload, tucked inside a protective box under subzero temperatures, something else sleeps: a deadly, antibiotic-resistant superbug. This sounds like the premise for a sci-fi television drama, but truth is often stranger than ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Guest Contributor: Debra of America on Epidermolysis Bullosa
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today ’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest contributors, including patients, stakeholders, innovators and others, to share their perspectives and point of view. Views represented here may not be those of PhRMA, though they are no less key to a healthy dialogue on issues in health care today.We are pleased to host a Q&A with Brett Kopelan, executive director for Debra of America.
Source: The Catalyst - March 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Guest Contributor Tags: Rare Diseases Source Type: news

Mom's Viral Post Sums Up Why Parenting Used To Be Easier
An Australian mom’s viral Facebook post is highlighting the immense pressure parents face today. On Wednesday, blogger Constance Hall posted a photo of herself having fun with one of her children. In the caption, she shared a powerful message about the cost of trying to keep up with the demands of society. “What happens when we put too much pressure on mothers?” she asked.  Hall recalled that after becoming a mother, she once asked her father how her grandmother managed to raise 11 children. “My dad responded that she wasn’t given half the pressures I was,” she wrote. “S...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Guy's Post-Breakup Weight Loss Transformation Is #FitnessGoals
Getting healthy and fit for your own well-being is is a huge deal regardless of who notices ― but having your weight loss journey go viral makes it extra sweet. Just ask Abrahiem Sarwar. Earlier this week, the the full-time student from San Antonio, Texas watched as a before-and-after photo got more than 300K likes on the popular Instagram account WorldstarHipHop.  It didn’t hurt that there’s a great story behind the 21-year-old’s weight loss transformation: Part of the reason his girlfriend left him two years ago was because of his weight.  At his heaviest, Sarwar was 380 pounds. To...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Public Health Officials Can Make The Truth Heard In A 'Post-Fact' World
As reports of fake news ― real or perceived ― and “alternative facts” become more common, so does Americans’ distrust in public officials and institutions. Respondents to an Edelman survey conducted last year, for example, said they would consider the view of a “person like me” twice as credible as that of a government leader. The public’s trust in businesses, the government, nongovernmental organizations and the media have all declined, the survey found.  Public health officials appear to be feeling the effects of this, with many saying it has beco...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Push or Not to Push: How to Help Your Child Deal with the Inevitable Stresses of Life
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Kathryn D. Boger, PhD, ABPP Some kids acclimate quickly to new situations. They express excitement about meeting their new classmates at the start of the school year, jump right into the mix at birthday parties, and easily adapt if and when their regular routine is disrupted. For other kids, change is challenging. If your child fits into this latter category, you have a tougher job as a parent. Here are some tips for supporting the child who is behaviorally inhibited, struggles with transitions, and shies away in the face of new people and places. Avoid Avoidance What do you do when your ch...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom Of Three Shares Uplifting Body Image Post To Empower Women
In March of 2015, mom of three Rachel Hollis shared an unfiltered photo of her “flabby” tummy exposed in a bikini on Facebook, along with a powerful message about postpartum body image. Now nearly two years after her post went viral, Hollis is sharing the same words to inspire even more mothers. On Thursday, Hollis posted a new photo of herself in a bathing suit with a #TBT message. Hollis, who runs the popular lifestyle blog The Chic Site, posted the original photo while on vacation in Mexico. So when she found herself traveling in Cabo San Lucas, she felt inspired to share another beach photo. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill Nye’s New Netflix Show May Save The World
In a world full of “alternative facts,” it’s nice to have a guy like Bill Nye back. Netflix just released a trailer for “Bill Nye Saves the World,” and it looks a lot like “Bill Nye the Science Guy” for adults — in the best possible way. The 13-episode show, which will debut on April 21 (the day before Earth Day), will attempt to debunk anti-science claims and myths championed by politicians, religious leaders and titans of industry that range from global warming to sex and alternative medicine. Nye will also be doing a fair share of fist bumping with the show’s corres...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just in Time for Valentine's Day: Taking Care of the One You Love
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Jacqueline Olds, MD We are all under the impression that if you really care about someone, taking care of them should be a joy with no thought of being burdened or annoyed. And so, in many couples, one partner may get in the habit of doing things for the other person, first, out of love, then out of habit, and finally out of martyrdom. Each partner usually has some area in a long-term romantic relationship in which he or she feels very responsible and slightly taken for granted, as he/she performs his usual duties. And soon that person starts to feel invisible as she or he goes about their us...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another Cockroach Gets Stuck In Someone's Head (Ew!)
If something happens once, it’s a fluke. Twice, it’s a coincidence, but three times is a trend. And getting a cockroach stuck in your head is always unpleasant. Always always always. Doctors in Chengdu, China, had to remove a roach from the ear of a 60-year-old man Friday. The bug crawled miles into his ear on Feb. 1 and made itself very much at home, despite the man’s best efforts at removing it by sticking toothpicks and tweezers in his ear canal, according to The South China Morning Post. After three days, the frustrated man managed to kill the roach by spraying pesticide into his ear. But the bug was ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The City That Didn't Forget Alzheimer's
As my mother's Alzheimer's progressed, I learned that it's often the little things that make a big difference. I remember a cashier at a chain store being patient with my Mom while she proudly purchased some festive socks versus a few rather rude shoppers who nearly toppled the tiny lady who shuffled slowly down the aisle. On many days, I felt lonely and isolated as Alzheimer's tightened its grip on my mother's life -- and mine. I recently heard about a dementia-friendly resolution passed by the city of Azusa, California in partnership with Silverado Sierra Vista Memory Care Community. I wanted to know if my community cou...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Borderline Personality Disorder: Fact vs Fiction
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Blaise Aguirre, MD So you think you know about borderline personality disorder? Think again. Many of us have seen Fatal Attraction where the lead female character is described as having borderline personality disorder (BPD), but the diagnosis is not that Hollywood portrayal. In fact, despite great efforts through a number of organizations, including McLean Hospital, Project 375, and the Linehan Institute, there are still many misconceptions about BPD. And unfortunately, along with misconceptions, comes stigma. I was previously interviewed on W5, a popular weekly Canadian television program...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This 90-Year-Old's Advice To Combat Loneliness Is Making Us Cry
Break out the tissues, folks.  Derek Taylor, a 90-year-old man from London, England, felt lonely and isolated following the deaths of two loved ones. So he decided to do something about it, and now he’s sharing his wisdom with the rest of the world.  “I’d lost a partner, and my sister had passed away,” Taylor told the BBC. “And the older you get, the less people seem to contact you. And I thought, ‘What can I do to stop being lonely?’” Taylor created a list of tips, all of which require action, to help him cope. His suggestions were published in a booklet distr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom's Passionate Post Is For Every Mother Who Has Struggled To Breastfeed
After welcoming her daughter seven weeks ago, a Nashville mom learned nursing is a lot more than photos on social media of “blissfully breastfeeding” mothers. Leah, the mom behind the Instagram account The Nashville Bump, posted a breastfeeding photo on Jan. 24. In the caption, she wrote about the many unanswered questions moms face while nursing. “You truly don’t know what’s going on down there,” she wrote. “Too much? Too little? Too intense? Not enough hindmilk? Not enough time? Plugged duct? Mastitis?” Ok, I'm going to say it for us all. Breastfeeding is hard. I...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom's Gut-Wrenching Post Reveals The Reality Of Parenting With Depression
A Missouri mom has seen immense support online after she opened up about her battle with anxiety and depression and how it’s affected her as a mother.  Cierra Fortner, a mom of two, wrote on Facebook on Jan. 20 that a cashier at Walmart recognized her as a regular customer and said she seemed to “have it all together” with her kids. In her post, Fortner wrote that she thanked the cashier, but had some details she wanted to clear up. “I want her to know I battle a personality disorder every day with anxiety and depression mixed and I’m a two times [sic] suicide survivor,” she wrote. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To tackle the post-truth world, science must reform itself
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Too Many Self-Inflicted Deaths
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Hilary Smith Connery, MD, PhD Self-inflicted injury is now the 8th leading cause of mortality, while suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. That's a stunning number of people dying by their own hand in one form or another, and in addition to galvanizing public health prevention efforts, these statistics pose an urgent need to identify root causes and more effective treatment systems. Treatment works, but beyond having access to appropriate medical and psychological help, the social environment is critical to creating successful recovery opportunities for those suff...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Have A Word For Studying The Post-Truth World: 'Agnotology'
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Technologies are Helping to Improve Mental Health Care
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Justin T. Baker, MD, PhD In today's world, everyone carries a smartphone. Why not capitalize on this and develop apps that will help improve health care--specifically mental health care? This is a question that many start-up companies and McLean Hospital are asking. Ideally, technology should create a sensible balance in supporting and enhancing clinical care for patients while providing real-time behavioral and physiological data for doctors and researchers. This much-needed data will help lead us to breakthroughs in better understanding the biology of mental illness. At McLean, we've been...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom's Honest Post Highlights The 'Dark Sides Of Motherhood And Pregnancy'
In an encouraging and honest post on Instagram, a mom of two has shared how she’s learned to love her body again and what she wants other moms to know about the many different changes that come with motherhood.  Alexandra, a mom to two sons who are 18 months old and 5-and-a-half months old, posted a photo on Instagram on Jan. 12 of the “tiger stripes” on her stomach. In her caption, she wrote that it took her 18 months “to finally feel beautiful” in her own skin. She also noted that no one prepared her for the mental, physical and emotional changes she experienced after having kids. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jimmy Carter Rates His Presidency And Reflects On 'Gratifying' Post-Presidential Years
As 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter remains proud of his administration’s efforts and accomplishments during his four years in office in the late 70s. But, as the 92-year-old told Oprah during an interview for OWN’s “SuperSoul Sunday,” it’s actually his post-presidential years that have been most gratifying.  “When I was president of the most powerful and influential nation on earth, I had more total influence over peace and progress and things like that,” Carter acknowledges in the above clip. “But the last 35 years since I’ve left the White House...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deconstructing Stigma: Picturing the Beauty in Life
Editor's note: Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life is a public awareness campaign developed by McLean Hospital to spark conversation not only about behavioral and mental health but also about the stigma that surrounds it. The campaign features compelling stories from people across the United States who have been affected by mental illness, including Alan's story below. McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Alan S. Despite attempts to love and care for my mother, I never felt valued growing up. As a youth, I tried to take my own life. I wound up in a series of foster homes. It has been a battle since I w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom's Post Describes The Joy And Anxiety Of Pregnancy After Miscarriage
A mother’s emotional Facebook post is shedding light on the experience of pregnancy after miscarriage.  On Saturday, Allie Boss posted a photo of herself holding her 2-year-old daughter, Rosie, and exposing her midsection. Boss is currently nine weeks pregnant after suffering two pregnancy losses over the past two years. “Pregnancy after miscarriage(s) can be a hard/weird thing,” she wrote in the caption. “There’s emotions that come along with it that you never expected. After losing 2 babies I question everything. Is that pain normal, why don’t I feel sick, is the baby gr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Creationist Ken Ham Gets Into Weirdest Twitter Fight With Washington Post Over Dinosaurs
Creationist Ken Ham is steaming mad over a Washington Post article that claims his giant Noah’s Ark attraction teaches tourists that dinosaurs died in the biblical flood.  Hey @washingtonpost we at @ArkEncounter have NEVER said Dinosaurs were wiped out during Flood-get your facts right https://t.co/BLzQp1mKa0— Ken Ham (@aigkenham) January 1, 2017 Ham, who believes the Earth is about 6,000 years old, fired off several additional tweets directed at the Post over the story.  Indeed, the Ark Encounter doesn’t claim all dinos died out during the flood. Rather, it features dinosaurs living i...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Carrie Fisher's Most Important Role: Confronting Stigma And Reducing Shame
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Catherine Ulrich Milliken, LICSW, MLADC, LCS Actress and writer Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60 on Tuesday after going into cardiac arrest on Friday during a flight from London to Los Angeles. Fisher was a longtime advocate for mental health awareness, sharing publicly her own battle with bipolar and substance use disorders. She encouraged those who struggled with bipolar disorder and substance use issues to join in community and find comfort in shared feelings and experiences. As we remember her advocacy and commitment to confronting stigma and reducing shame, let's explore what we know ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obi Wan Kenobi Is Not Our Only Hope
America has lost a princess. When Carrie Fisher passed, most Americans were quick to point out the impact Fisher had on cinema in the pivotal Star Wars role of Princess Leia; in theater, with her quirky one woman show; and in print, with numerous bestsellers laced with wit, humor and candor. But the mental health community has lost its queen, a vocal, ruthlessly honest and vulnerable advocate, who normalized mental illness and provided a hopeful example of a person living with bipolar disorder and working her recovery. One of Fisher’s greatest lines came in a 2009 interview with the Associated Press when she said, &l...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Simple Ways To Beat Your Post-Vacation Blues
You’re back from vacation which means you’re likely feeling relaxed. But then the emails start to pile up, stress rises and suddenly it’s as though everything feels ho-hum again. Sometimes those post-vacation blues serve a purpose: Experts say they may help you realize you need shake things up at home in order to feel satisfied. But if you’re happy with your home life, it might be more difficult to cope with those negative emotions once you get back. So, how do you maintain the sunny outlook you had while you were away? Below are some tips for keeping the good vibes going after return...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Royal Society's Sir Venki Ramakrishnan Agrees to Post Public Evo Audio
Discussion Meeting 'New trends in evolutionary biology: biological, philosophical and social science perspectives'. I am responding on behalf of Sir Venki Ramakrishnan and Dr Julie Maxton. We do not always publish the recorded audio of the question and answer sessions from our discussion meetings. We have done so for some of our meetings in the past and we intend to do so for this meeting. Unfortunately we did not inform participants in advance of the meeting in November that the Q&A sections of the meeting and the roundtable discussions would be recorded and made publically available. In order to put these sections on...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reality Star Shares Moving Post About Miscarriage The Day Her Baby Was Due
A reality star’s decision to discuss her miscarriage on the day her baby was due has inspired thousands.  Jamie Otis, a former contestant on “Married at First Sight,” has been vocal about pregnancy and infant loss since having a miscarriage in July. Tuesday marked the due date of her “angel baby” Johnathan Edward. The day inspired her to share photos of her ultrasound and maternity pics on Instagram along with a powerful caption. I was SO excited when I was pregnant. I've wanted to be a mommy for a very long time. I couldn't wait for my "baby bump" to get bigger and bigg...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deconstructing Stigma: Confronting the Reality of Suicides in the South Asian Culture
Editor's note: Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life is a public awareness campaign developed by McLean Hospital to spark conversation not only about behavioral and mental health but also about the stigma that surrounds it. The campaign features compelling stories from people across the United States who have been affected by mental illness, including Dimple's story below. McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Dimple Patel Many individuals within the South Asian culture do not share their personal stressors with anyone and prefer to keep these suppressed. The more they keep these negative experiences hidde...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Together, We Are Changing Thoughts About Mental Illness
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Scott L. Rauch, MD I am pleased to introduce you to Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life. This public awareness campaign was developed by McLean Hospital in an effort to spark conversation not only about behavioral and mental health but also about the stigma that surrounds it. While we always had great aspirations for this project, we could never have predicted how moving it would be--both for the hospital staff who devoted their time and expertise as well as for the featured volunteers who trusted us with telling their stories. Together, in a true partnership between...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chipotle's High-Paid Co-CEO Out In Attempt To Recover From Food Safety Crisis
Last year, Chipotle Mexican Grill fired a manager and an employee at a Boston-area restaurant where an outbreak of norovirus infected roughly 140 people. Now, as the food giant struggles to recover its sales, one of the Denver-based burrito chain’s two CEOs ― who is among the highest-paid executives in the food industry ― is out. Montgomery Moran, who oversaw daily employee operations, stepped down on Monday and plans to retire from Chipotle next year, the company said. He had served as co-chief executive since 2009, after a stint as chief operating officer. “Chipotle is based on a very simple idea: We...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PTSD: How Does Genetics Affect Your Risk?
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Torsten Klengel, MD, PhD A majority of the US population is exposed to a psychological trauma during their life. For certain people, such as police officers, firefighters, or soldiers, the risk of experiencing trauma is even greater. However, only a fraction of those who experience such events will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other trauma-related psychiatric disorders. The diagnostic criteria for PTSD, as outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, define a qualifying trauma as exposure to "actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Managers Can't Ignore That Post-Election Workplace Tension
Discussion is key Sure, it would be great if managers had put a plan in place before November 8th to deal with expected fall-out from the election. After all, preparation is a key part of effective leadership. However, all is not lost if this didn't happen; the lack of a prior plan simply means that one needs to be established immediately. Find a way to be proactive in working out the impact of post-election disappointment and disagreements among your employees. The plan should involve speaking to members of your team on an individual basis, and in groups as necessary. Even once a solid plan is in place, remember that i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tips To Survive Thanksgiving In Post-Election Turmoil
The objective answer may seem (painfully) obvious to you, but logic and fact mean nothing to those whose minds have split into us vs. them--which is all of us when we feel desperately unsafe. And we all feel that way right now. The legions of minorities who have been targeted by Trump and physically attacked by his supporters, as well as the straight white people who continue to scapegoat them. (Consider that those who live in homogenous, isolated, communities tend to feel threatened by people who are very different from them, and no amount of explaining the value of diversity to them will transcend their fears enough to e...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Expert-Backed Ways To Make Your House Guests Feel Welcome
Since Thanksgiving day is the most heavily traveled day in America, it’s possible a relative or friend plans to spend a night or two in your home. You know the drill: Have a couch or bed ready. Make sure toothpaste is in an obvious spot. Perhaps brew coffee in the morning and arrange for breakfast. All of this makes for a good host. But being the host is also an opportunity to build a closer relationship with your guests ― and part of that has to do with the psychology of surprise, according to Tania Luna, psychologist and author of the book Surprise: Embrace The Unpredictable And Engineer The Unexpected.  Sur...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Handy Self-Care Guide For When Politics Come Up At Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is typically associated with feel-good food, friends and family. However, since this year it comes on the heels of a nasty election season, there may be an added guest at the dinner table: Hostility. Last week, The New York Times reported that some families were cancelling their Thanksgiving plans over their political divides. But for those moving forward with their holiday plans, it doesn’t come without negative emotions. Research shows that the election was a significant source of stress for more than half of Americans. Take those anxieties, combine them with awkward conversations with your distan...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The First Post-Election Threats To Abortion Access Are Already Here
Less than a week after Donald Trump was elected president, Texas Republicans filed two bills that would gut abortion rights in the state. One would require that all fetal remains be buried or cremated ― essentially, a state-mandated fetal funeral (and a regulation that Vice President-elect Mike Pence signed into law in his home state before a federal judge blocked it from going into effect last summer).  The other would make it illegal for women to terminate a pregnancy after 20-weeks in the case of severe fetal abnormalities. Combined, the two bills not only send a clear message that abortion rights will be a targe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post-Election Life Advice: Leave The Screen World
If I’ve learned anything since the election it’s this: human existence is split into the Real World and the Screen World.  The Real World is amazing! People eat together. They laugh with their mouths. Museums, books, hugs, sex, high-fives! It’s a wonderful place, if you get a chance to go. Bucket list! The Screen World, on the other hand, is horrible. We live in the Screen World through our laptops, phones, and the flat-screen TVs that line the walls of offices, apartments, bars, train stations, airports, cafes, gyms and more! We’re told to live in the Screen World because we have to be aw...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big Post-Election Changes Coming to the Business of Science
The day after the election, one thing was clear to me: The business of science is going to change on a number of fronts. Every new administration brings uncertainty over federal funding of science, but this election could have even further reaching effects, especially on the heels President Obama who has said: "Being pro-science is the only way we make sure that America continues to lead the world." Scouring social media and news reports this week and talking with several peers all involved in the business of science communications and consulting, a few themes emerged: 1. Tech bubble floats farther away "We've been livin...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Powerful Post Reminds Parents To Enjoy The Noise While They Can
After a chance encounter with a stranger at the grocery store, one mom is sharing an important lesson with her fellow parents. Media personality and mom of three, Jaime Primak Sullivan, wrote a Facebook post about finding perspective amid the chaos of parenting.  In the post, Sullivan explained she was sleep-deprived the day after the presidential election and struggling to keep her two youngest children calm in a new grocery store.  “Max, Charlie and I walked in, and immediately they saw flowers, then balloons, then free samples,” she recalled. “Here is where I lost control, my system brea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are We Looking at Psychiatric Disorders the Wrong Way?
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD The first psychiatric patient I evaluated--42 years ago--presented with delusions and mood swings. Based on those symptoms, our attending physician diagnosed her with schizoaffective disorder. We medical clerks were confused by that assessment. Schizoaffective disorder encompasses a combination of symptoms of schizophrenic and mood disorders, and such a mixed diagnosis seemed like a violation of our education. We had been taught that illnesses are distinct, with specific causes, symptoms, and treatments. As I went on to study psychiatry and its diagnostic criteria fu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Post-Election Pain Is Real Grief
For more than half the nation and much of the world, we are in a period of mourning. After waking up to President-elect Donald J. Trump ― what many can only describe as a nightmare ― Americans face emotionally charged weeks and months ahead.  For those wondering how to face the oncoming days, it’s important to stop and acknowledge that this is an event that signifies a monumental loss. That post-election grief you’re feeling is real, and it’s every bit as legitimate as the pain that stems from a difficult breakup or the loss of a loved one. And that pain is certainly not something to be push...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post-Election Grief Is Real; Here's What You Can Do About It
Many people in this country today are in mourning and it’s very real. I’ve been a therapist specializing in grief for a decade and in that time I’ve seen our country grieve together on many occasions. But none so pronounced as this. Last night as I sat watching the returns with friends, my phone began pinging with texts and emails from my clients. “I understand grief on a new level,” one read. Another said he felt personally responsible for the outcome. Yet a third said her sadness over the election results was reigniting the grief over the loss of her mother. If you are feeling similarly you are not alone. Loss ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news