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To Be Successful, You Need to Have This First
By Kristin Barton Cuthriell, MEd, MSW, LCSW Peeling back the onion of success and peering deep into its core, I found something so critical that without it all the achievements in the world will never feel good enough. Without it, we will never feel truly successful regardless of money, power, position, possessions, accomplishments, and external validation. This foundational piece is so important that our relationships, our job performance, and our leadership ability will suffer in its absence. "So what is it?" you may ask. It is a strong sense of self-worth. If we do not know our worth, it will impair every aspect o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormones, From Puberty to Post-Menopause
By The Society For Women's Health Research If you're a woman, you probably know that our bodies go through myriad changes during the course of our lives. Hormones play an integral role in those changes at each stage of development, from puberty to post-menopause. This is the first in a four-part series the Society For Women's Health Research (SWHR®)will be publishing about hormones across the lifespan -- read on to learn more! What exactly are hormones? The Virginia Women's Center offers a good definition: A hormone is a "chemical communicator or connector" that carries messages to and from all the organs in the body. A ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Confessions of an Introvert
There's a pervasive belief out there that introverts don't like people (or don't like being around them anyway) and it's just plain old not true. Why so prevalent then? I think it's based on the narrow definition that so many of us have heard: if you get your energy from being around others, you're an extrovert; if you need time alone to recharge your batteries, you're an introvert. That's just too limiting for me. I've never been a fan of black and white definitions. There's just too much colour in the world. {Click to Tweet} I am without a doubt an introvert, I absolutely adore time by myself -- to create, to dream, to f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What the End-of-Life Movement Can Learn From the Natural Childbirth Movement
(Excerpt) Back in the 1970's the Baby Boom generation changed the way babies are born in the U.S. by demanding a more natural approach to pregnancy, childbirth, and postnatal care. This momentous transformation came about through a "perfect storm" of forces that converged over several decades to result in maternity care that was more humane, less medicalized, and more family-centered, according to the book Family Centered Maternity Care by Celeste R. Phillips. Today a similar "perfect storm" seems to be brewing as Baby Boomers approach the later years of their lives and face aging and dying in a society that is fearful an...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yes, Wedding Planning Is Stressful -- But Not For The Reason You Think
It’s common knowledge that planning a wedding is no easy feat. Between finding a venue, coming up with a guest list and orchestrating bridal showers and bachelor parties, couples find themselves managing a lot during the engagement period. Understandably, feelings of anxiety can bubble-up throughout the process. But what's often lost in the conversation about wedding-related stress is the acknowledgement that getting married is a major life transformation. With such monumental change comes a slew of messy emotions we don’t typically associate with the wedding day itself. "Weddings hit on money, family dyna...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom Schools The Internet On The Magic Of Breast Milk In Viral Post
A mom's viral Facebook post is teaching the Internet about the power of breast milk. On Feb. 14, Mallory Smothers posted a photo of two side-by-side bags of her pumped breast milk from two consecutive days. The bag on the right contained milk pumped on the second day, after a night spent nursing her baby, who had started coming down with a cold. Citing a 2013 study from Clinical and Translational Immunology, Smothers offered a possible explanation for the discrepancy in appearance between the two milks. "I read an article from a medical journal not too long ago about how Mom's milk changes to tailor baby's needs in more w...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Space Exploration Could Herald the Beginning of the Post-Human Era
This is the fourth installment of a five-part WorldPost series on the world beyond 2050. The series is adapted from the Nierenberg Prize Lecture by Lord Martin Rees in La Jolla, Calif. Part one is available here. Part two is here. Part three is here. The final part will be published next week. With part four of this Beyond 2050 series, I want to digress into my special interest -- space. This is where robots surely have a future. During this century, the whole solar system will be explored by flotillas of miniaturized probes. These will be far more advanced than the European Space Agency's Rosetta or NASA's New Horizons...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

As Vincent Van Gogh Grew Darker, His Works Did Too, Study Says
You probably know that Vincent van Gogh created a painting in the late 19th century called "Bedroom in Arles." It depicts the Dutch artist's electric blue quarters in what's known as his Yellow House, located, yes, in Arles, France.  You may also know that van Gogh actually created three versions of the now iconic bedroom image -- the first in October 1888, the second and third in September 1889. Van Gogh, taken with the original, decided to make the two subsequent renditions after learning that water damage threatened the integrity of the original. The three are currently on view together for the first time in N...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mental Health Focus on Campaign Trail Is a Major Step
Last night at a Town Hall in South Carolina, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush answered a question about drug use and abuse with a broader appeal. "We ought to have a focus on the brain," he said. "You think about the challenges that play out in our society, all of these things relate to the brain." Gov. Bush mentioned addiction, and Alzheimer's. I'd like to add mental health and learning disorders to that list. Just this past week the Duchess of Cambridge guest edited the Huffington Post UK with a focus on children's mental health, and First Lady Michelle Obama wrote that we must "change the conversation around m...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You Need to Know: Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Food Policy
At this point in the campaign race, we know the candidates' beliefs on issues like war, immigration and Wall Street. But what about food? I wrangled all the information I could find--from tweets to votes--to see where the candidates stand on issues of food policy. Keep in mind, I'm not saying who's right or wrong, just pulling together quotes and votes to help us understand how each candidate views the issues. If I have noted "No public comment available" but you know of a public comment, please add it to the comments below with a link to the original source. Hillary Clinton On food security: Clinton has tweeted: "What ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Do You Trust Your Body After Cancer?
If you've survived cancer, do you trust your body to keep you healthy? An ovarian cancer survivor recently told me "I love and trust my body. That doesn't change when I need to give it extra love." Her willingness to trust is particularly remarkable since she has a BRCA-1 mutation, which creates extra vulnerability to various cancers. But in a piece I read this week, written by a two-time cancer survivor, her emphatic answer to this question was "no." "There's no reason," she said, "to think it can't happen again." She struggles with fear, which she admits is a poor motivator to adopt healthy lifestyle practices. The strug...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ryan Reynolds' Post-Birth Advice Is Awesomely Spot-On
During his Wednesday night appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," Ryan Reynolds shared some personal details about the birth of his daughter James and his experience with fatherhood so far. While his wife Blake Lively was in labor, the actor chose to play "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye, he said. Lively, it seems, did not approve of his choice of music. "It was like steak knives came out of her eyes," Reynolds recalled, adding that he must've caught her at a bad moment because she was generally calm and even "making jokes" throughout her labor. During the interview, Reynolds also offered some post-birth advice for d...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Surgeon General
Do you know the name of the U.S. Surgeon General or the purpose and priorities of that position? Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy caught my (team's) attention first with a fun video on Facebook promoting walking and walkable communities. Next, I heard him being introduced as a guest player on NPR's popular comedy program "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!" Dr. Murthy showed his sense of humor while clearly and effectively communicating his four public health priorities and emphasizing the important role of laughter in healthy living. His priorities are 1) tobacco-free living, 2) mental and emotional well-being, 3) healthy eating, a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sensors and Convergence (Part 1)
Unexpected convergent consequences… this is what happens when eight different exponential technologies all explode onto the scene at once. An expert might be reasonably good at predicting the growth of a single exponential technology (e.g. the Internet of Things), but try to predict the future when the following eight technologies are all doubling, morphing and recombining… You have a very exciting (read: unpredictable) future. 1. Computation 2. Internet of Things (Sensors & Networks) 3. Robotics/Drones 4. Artificial Intelligence 5. 3D Printing 6. Materials Science 7. Virtual/Augmented Reality 8....
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Huffington Post Is Looking For A Sleep Reporter
This reporter will have a firm grasp of all that’s happening in the scientific field of sleep studies, a newsy eye for how sleep (and sleep-deprivation) influences major stories, and an appreciation of the way sleep unlocks new possibilities for us -- as individuals and as a society -- when we embrace it and give it the respect it deserves. This beat sits at the intersection of two of HuffPost’s biggest editorial priorities: becoming the biggest, best online hub for well-being content, and reimagining journalism as part of our What’s Working editorial initiative. What’s Working is all about sol...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

When Doing Nothing Is Doing Everything
"Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving." Bell Hooks This time, after jumping in my car, no maps were necessary as I navigated my way towards New Mellerary Abbey for the 10th time since 2011. Maybe I had gone enough times to know my way, maybe something beyond myself was helping to guide me, or maybe there was nothing mystical to the experience other than the way I chose to view it. As soon as I arrived and settled in my room, that familiar piercing silence rang in my ears. I slowly meandered to the guest library to borrow 10 books: a handful of familiar authors, half of which I'd read, half I hadn't. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Paddle Boarders May Be Luckier Than The Powerball Winners
When you vacation in Hawaii, it's only natural to expect a magical experience. And sometimes, as this pair of lucky paddle boarders found out, Mother Nature does all the work for you. The two paddle boarders were off the west coast of Maui Thursday when a humpback whale breached right in front of them. The area is well known for the presence of whales during the winter months, and a guest at the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas captured the incredible photos from shore.   More than 10,000 whales spend winters in Hawaii for mating and calving season, which means it's not unusual for them to come close to huma...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Jordin Sparks, Tyrese Disagree On The Right Time To Have Sex In A New Relationship
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Mind-Bending Discovery: The Largest Known Prime Number
In conclusion, Miller makes no claim that this is something deep and profound, but says maybe, just maybe, seven could be more special than we had imagined and needs a closer look. Prime numbers are interesting, don’t you think? This story was originally published by The Conversation. Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Four Pillars of Longevity and Well-Being
by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition When I began my undergraduate years at the University of California-Berkeley, I chose cellular biology as my premed major. Enthused as I was with each course, I felt something was missing. Seeking an answer to my angst, I'd often take long, reflective walks around campus, through eucalyptus groves populated by cackling blue Steller's jays and verdant gardens punctuated by bright hibiscus and bougainvillea. And then it hit me: The answer was literally right under my nose. Gazing at the greenery around me, I realized h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Purifying Your Body and Mind: An Organic Yoga Detox
by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher First, if you are reading this blog, you have taken the form of a human being; karmically speaking, this precious human life we've been given is very hard to come by. As human beings, we grow and develop outward--engaging with the phenomenal world via our five organs of action and five organs of perception. This evolution from the core to the skin, from the skin to the world brings with it life's joys and sorrows, pleasures, and pains. The sorrows and pains are considered negative stressors or reactions that disturb our physical or mental balance. Stresso...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comedian Writes About Abusive Relationship In Moving Instagram Post
On Monday afternoon, comedian Beth Stelling posted a jarring image on Instagram. In it, there are four photos: three of them show her bruised legs and arms, and in the fourth she's smiling, performing onstage.  "Same girl in all of these photos (me)," wrote Stelling under the image. "I've had an amazing year and you've seen the highlights here, so these photos are an uncommon thing to share but not an uncommon issue." Stelling, who has appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and has a special on Comedy Central, went on to describe the abusive relationship she got out of last summer, and the shame and fear that surrounds openi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Adopting a Playful Mindset Over the Holidays Can Become Your Lifeline
Image Licensed from Shutterstock The holidays have been known to increase pressure, stress and overall busyness. Over a three week period we attempt to fit it all in. Of course, this time period varies and can become considerably longer, depending on how easily you are swayed by retail pressure to get jump-started in early fall. Every last 'ought to' and 'should go' is stuffed into the whirlwind of it all, tempting us to lose our cool or at the very least, rob us of our joy - and isn't enjoying and celebrating with our loved ones what this season is supposed to be all about? My sense is that the busyness, pressure to fi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The One Word That Will Change Your Career (For the Better)
This post was originally published on Unsettle.org Jiro Ono owns a sushi restaurant. In Tokyo, Sukiyabashi Jiro is a small restaurant inside a subway station. Jiro's sushi restaurant is extremely popular. His prices are high, his restaurant and menu are small, and he has ample opportunity to earn more money with his business. Jiro could expand his restaurant. With only ten seats, Jiro could easily earn more with a simple change like squeezing in one or two more. He could go to a larger location, with double the amount of seats, and leave the quaint space inside the subway station behind. It stands to reason that if he had ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga Blessings for a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season!
by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher This is the time of year when we add more tasks onto our already burgeoning "to-do" lists. Our busy lives get even busier, and we don't devote time to nurturing ourselves. This can cause us to experience the side effects of a life not lived in balance: insomnia, fatigue, and low immunity, to name just a few. Now is when it becomes even more important to schedule a moment of self-care and reap the rewards of that previous pause: peace, joy, and happiness. To help you in that process, I've selected "a few of my favorite" yoga blog posts that are perfect for...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Karma of Coldplay
: A head full of dreams, and a community of shared rhythms What have 96 four-year-olds from Germany got in common with the four 30-something members of Coldplay from the UK? Answer #1: music. Answer #2: co-operation. First hear what Chris Martin told Ashtanga yoga teacher Eddie Stern when he visited the Rubin Museum to talk about karma just before cooperating with Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran, and Sting to produce the fourth annual Global Citizen concert on the Great Lawn in Central Park, New York City. "A group of like-minded people are all becoming something bigger than themselves," Chris Martin declared, with the imp...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 4, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Post Traumatic Growth
Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Our wounds, our failures and our challenges eventually heal. And if we're lucky, we become stronger because of them. Today I want to make sure: You heal stronger. You don't bounce back, you bounce forward. You recover better. What do we do when bad things happen to good people? Failures, challenges and mistakes... they happen to the best of us. I want to introduce you to a completely new way of thinking about the bad things that happened to us. Specifically, this is a concept called: Post Traumatic Growth: (PTG) The positive mental shift experienced as a result of adversity. We...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Get The Thrill Of A Safari Without Ever Leaving Home
More than 8,000 miles from New York City, a team of a few dozen goes on safari every day, films everything they encounter and broadcasts the results live on the internet. The three-hour show starts at 5 a.m. local time near South Africa's Kruger National Park -- 10 p.m. eastern -- and is repeated again in the afternoon. One morning, viewers may spot a leopard sleeping in a marula tree, paws dangling over either side of a branch. A few minutes later, that same leopard may chow on an early breakfast, gulping down the ribcage of an impala she hoisted up to keep away from hyenas. For the evening drive, that leopard may be gone...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Don't Blame the Bird for Your Post-Thanksgiving Feast Snooze
Have you ever heard the turkey is responsible for that sleepy feeling some of us have after our Thanksgiving meal? Some say tryptophan, a substance that naturally occurs in turkey, is the culprit. It's true turkey contains tryptophan. It is also accurate to say tryptophan can lead to sleepiness. That's due to its involvement in producing brain chemicals, like serotonin, that affect sleep. However, the idea that tryptophan in the holiday bird makes us sleepy is pure myth. With some savvy science we can debunk the Great Turkey-Tryptophan Myth and learn why many of us crash for a post-feast snooze. Tryptophan is an essen...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

7 Ways to Host a Thanksgiving Dinner That Supports Eating Disorder Recovery
It's that time of year again: Thanksgiving. A time for food, family, friends, and football. Or, at my place, the National Dog Show, because puppies> football. Actually, puppies> almost everything. But for people dealing with an eating disorder (ED), the warm fuzzy aspects of Thanksgiving are often overshadowed by the looming threat in the middle of the holiday. The giant meal, and all the emotional baggage that goes with it. If you're hosting Thanksgiving for a guest with a history of food-related issues, you can't eliminate every single trigger from your table. But there are some small things you can do that will have a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece: Build a Gratitude Tree
By Yoga Journal This Thanksgiving, try passing the potatoes with an extra helping of gratitude at your dinner table. Practicing gratitude four times a week--by keeping a gratitude diary and listening to a guided recording for fostering gratefulness in life--lowered study participants' levels of depression and stress and increased their happiness within three weeks, according to a recent Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine study. How To Build a Gratitude Tree To share the joy-bringing benefits of thankfulness with friends and family, craft an easy, interactive gratitude tree for your holiday centerpiece. Fi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How We'd Survive The Post-Apocalyptic World In 'Fallout'
Could humans survive a nuclear apocalypse, like the one seen in the "Fallout" video game series? That's the premise of a new video (above) of the American Chemical Society on Tuesday. In a nutshell, the video concludes that we could survive, but only by living for decades in creepy fallout shelters, similar to the ones seen in the game "Fallout 4." But what happens when we need water and food to survive for the long-haul? Check out the video to decide how you'd survive a nuclear fallout -- or whether you'd prefer to stick with a zombie apocalypse, thank you very much.  -- This feed and its contents are the p...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Confessions From a Hugaholic: Or How I Accepted Change by Letting Myself Fall in the Flow of My Life
Today, October 28, 2015 is the one year anniversary of me having a seizure in Tel Aviv hours before being part of the 2014 Tel Aviv 10k Night Run. Looking back on the past year, this has been a different and at times challenging year. A year of change, a year of inspiration, a year of life and a year filled with love. A year I will never forget and one which I have an even deeper appreciation for my family and friends who helped me in my healing. To date, no one really knows the cause of my seizure, just that there were no obvious markers or reasons for it. Since the event I had a battery of tests and I'm happy to say tha...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Runner's Brain
This Sunday over 50k runners will be running the New York City marathon. Along the streets at any given point spectators will be cheering on thousands of runners moving towards the same goal, and the majority of runners know that it will be both their body and their brain that will carry them across the finish line. Running this marathon or any marathon requires not only physical discipline but also mental strength. For runners, this means that the real journey often begins within one's mind. While it is important to be physically healthy, being mentally strong can carry runners farther and faster. Board certified psycholo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Practice Yoga, Part I
by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher "Alignment is enlightenment." --B.K.S. Iyengar For more than 10 years now, I have been teaching Iyengar yoga, the method of hatha yoga developed by world-renowned yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar. Affectionately known as Guruji to his pupils, Iyengar was renowned for his majestic demonstrations of yoga asanas (postures), but his true brilliance was in how he wove the philosophy of yoga into his teaching, bringing it to the forefront and raising the profile of hatha yoga in India and throughout the world. Classically, hatha yoga, regardless of tradition, uses...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listening to Your Authentic Self: The Purpose of Emotions
Answering the BIG Questions In our digital age, we are becoming more and more reliant on reinforcement from the outside to tell us how we "should" feel and what we "should" need and care about. Don't know which product to choose? A quick Google search will give you expert reviews and opinions. Not sure about a guy you like, a short text to your friends can get you a consensus. But you simply cannot find the answer to the BIG questions, like "What is my purpose?" and "What is important to me?" from the outside. Only our internal experience and our emotions can truly guide us towards the answers to the big questions. But em...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mysteries in Ice: A Commemoration of Polar Science and Admiral Richard Byrd's Antarctic Expeditions
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Moments of Life Campaign Shatters Common Misperceptions About Hospice Care
What comes to mind when you hear the word "hospice?" Research conducted on behalf of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in 2012 has shown that a vast majority of those who have had an experience with hospice care providers, such as a loved one who received care at the end-of-life, have a very positive perception of hospice. But many others, who have not had a direct encounter with hospice, have questions, fears and misconceptions about what hospice is and what services it provides. In addition, many physicians know little about the benefits of hospice care and are reluctant to talk about it with their p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All Was Well -- Then My Fiancee Got Cancer
Photo caption: Brent and Emily Stoller on their wedding day in Rancho Mirage, CA. Photo credit: Amy & Stuart Photography Which band do we want? What color should the groomsmen wear? Can our rehearsal dinner video montage be made to resemble A-Ha's "Take on Me"? For my fiancée, Emily, and me, the planning process for our wedding was routine. Until 32 days before "I do," when a new entry was Sharpie'd onto our to-do list: Cancer. ***** These stories all start the same. April 7, 2015 dawned like any other Tuesday. Emily was at the ophthalmologist because she'd been experiencing blurriness, which turned out to be caused by, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's the Opposite of FOMO?
FOMO, or the Fear of Missing Out, is a modern day plague. True, FOMO may not smell as putrid as diseased livestock, harm you as much as pestilence, or creep you out as much as frogs on your pillow, but it is pretty bad, and it seems to be getting worse. When we compare other people's online highlight reels to the personal blooper videos playing in our heads, we end up feeling pretty lame. FOMO is fueled by passively looking at our friends' fabulously cultivated lives on Facebook. When we compare other people's online highlight reels to the personal blooper videos playing in our heads, we end up feeling pretty lame and anx...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Post-Mortem on the APA's Dead-On-Arrival Policy Statement On Video Games
Back in August the American Psychological Association (APA) released a new policy statement on video games in which they acknowledged video game violence can't be linked to violent crimes, but asserted that such games provoke milder acts of aggression. I held off commenting on this policy statement, curious to see what reaction it would get from the press. Initially, the policy statement got picked up by the gamer press which, predictably, was rather skeptical. Then followed a small flurry of page-6 regurgitations of the APA's press release in newspapers. Very soon after, however, news organizations such as BBC, CNN, SkyNe...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mom With ALS Shares Incredible Breastfeeding Story In Viral Post
Just two weeks after learning she was pregnant, Amanda Bernier received a heartbreaking diagnosis: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.  After 24 weeks of close monitoring and another five months in the hospital ICU, the new mom delivered a healthy baby girl. Now paralyzed from the neck down and hooked up to a ventilator, the first-time mom is determined to continue defying the odds by breastfeeding her baby. In a Facebook post that's been shared over 26,000 times, Bernier describes her journey to deliver and and nurse her daughter, whom she calls Peanut. "Nobody knew if I would be able to," she begins. "My do...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Post-Ebola America: How We're Still Responding To The Outbreak, One Year Later
If Ebola Hits Again, This State Is Doing Everything Right Read story>> How U.S. Hospitals Are Defending Themselves Against The Next Big Outbreak Read story>> One Year Later, U.S. Nurses Feel Unprepared For The 'Next Ebola' Read story>> CREDIT: Anna Almendrala, Caroline Yang (center) CREDIT: Anna Almendrala, Caroline Yang (center) try{ var w = jQuery('#hpin-container').width(); if (w>= 929) { jQuery('#hpin-container').removeClass('hpin-mobile-container'); jQuery('#hpin-container').addClass('hpin-desktop-container'); }else{ jQuery('#hpin-container').removeClass('hpin-desktop-container'); jQuery('#hpin-container')...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Britain’s National Health Service Approves 'Groundbreaking' Clinical Trial To Test Cancer-Sniffing Dogs
In August 2009, Dr. Claire Guest’s labrador began behaving peculiarly. Usually a gentle dog, Daisy -- who Guest had been training to detect diseases with her keen sense of smell -- refused to get into the car, and instead collided into Guest a few times before “prodding” her in the chest. Daisy’s strange behavior prompted Guest to check the area where the dog had nudged her. Tests later revealed that she had early-stage breast cancer. Her doctor told her she was “incredibly lucky”  to have found it so early. “All I could think was, what a difference Daisy has made,” Gues...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Reasons to Plan Ahead for the End-of-Life
When you dare to think ahead to the last days of your life (if you dare to think about that), what do you imagine? If you are like 70 percent of Americans, according to research by the Dying Matters Coalition, you dream of spending your final days at home, in peace and comfort, surrounded by loved ones who care for you compassionately until your last breath. But in reality, even though most people would prefer to die peacefully at home, the CDC reports that 70 percent actually die in a hospital, nursing home or long-term care facility. Why is it that so few people are able to realize their dream? The problem lies in the f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tennis Pro Mardy Fish Pens Post On His Struggle With Anxiety
"Don’t play.” I am hours away from playing in the biggest tennis match of my life: the fourth round of the U.S. Open … on Labor Day … on my dad’s birthday … on Arthur Ashe … on CBS … against Roger Federer. I am hours away from playing the greatest player of all time, for a chance at my best-ever result, in my favorite tournament in the world. I am hours away from playing the match that you work for, that you sacrifice for, for an entire career. And I can’t do it. And I can’t do it. I literally can’t do it. It’s early afternoon; I’m in the transpo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga for Men, Part II: Closed Twists
by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Dear Male Yogis, Last month, in Yoga for Men, Part I: Forward Bends, we learned a sequence that shines some light on poses that are both challenging and necessary for men's bodies to practice. We started the process of stretching the muscle groups around the hips, low back, and backs of the thighs. I hope you learned something about the way your body stands, sits, and bends forward. In today's sequence, we're going to go deeper and build upon the work we've done by adding in some "closed" twists (turning toward a bent leg), and we'll end with a pose that ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news