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Month: January 2015

How To Change Your Attitude When You Can't Change Your Situation

How To Change Your Attitude When You Can't Change Your Situation

BY DAVID ZULBERG    JANUARY 20, 2015 8:28 AM EST Sometimes changing your physical circumstances isn’t possible — or not possible soon enough, or you may want a less drastic change, but you still want to be happier. You can’t get to a new job right away or you regularly bump into that friend who makes you feel badly, what options do you have left? Change your perception, belief or opinion of the situation — and that will help you…

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Sunny Regions Reflect Lower ADHD Rates: Study

Sunny Regions Reflect Lower ADHD Rates: Study

By Brenda Goodman, HealthDay News TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Sunny days can be a big distraction for those who are tethered to their desks, but a new study suggests that sunlight may actually lower the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Scientists mapped the number of ADHD diagnoses across the United States and in nine other countries. They compared those rates to the intensity of sunlight those regions receive year-round. Regions that got the most sun had rates…

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 10 Inspirational Quotes To Keep You Motivated This Winter

 10 Inspirational Quotes To Keep You Motivated This Winter

BY KAIA ROMAN    JANUARY 19, 2015  Sometimes I envy animals who hibernate. Curling up into a warm and cozy sleep until spring arrives, sounds appealing at times when life feels overwhelming and the winter blahs are in full effect. When I need a little inspiration to keep going, I turn to these 10 quotes — they’re posted on my bathroom mirror, on my desk and in well-loved earmarked books. 1. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed…

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5 Ways Your Diet Affects Your Mood

5 Ways Your Diet Affects Your Mood

Jordyn Cormier     January 25, 2015 While your mood sometimes dictates what foods you eat — hello ice cream – what you choose to eat can conversely affect your moods. While it may seem harmless enough, what you choose to eat for lunch could impact how you feel all afternoon. We all know about the “hangries” — being so hungry that you become cranky and angry — but once you’re fed, your meal can actually enhance or detract from…

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Here's What to Eat to Lower Inflammation

Here's What to Eat to Lower Inflammation

by Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Contributing Writer      January 24, 2015  Ginger, nuts, fatty fish and whole grains are just some of the many foods that have been touted to have anti-inflammatory properties. But do they work? It turns out that experts agree that eating a diet rich in such foods may in fact help lower the levels of inflammation in the body. But they stress that adding or increasing the consumption of any one food is likely not going to…

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4 Ways to Get Through Life’s Most Difficult Times

4 Ways to Get Through Life’s Most Difficult Times

“Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.” It’s pretty easy to be happy and content when things are going well in your life; but what about when circumstances change for the worse? How do you react to this type of change? Dwight Moody once said, “Character is what you are in the dark.” These dark moments are a reflection of your inner strength, courage, and resilience. Most people go through at least one very…

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6 Things You Must Release In Order to Move Forward

6 Things You Must Release In Order to Move Forward

One aspect of being a productive, happy person is growth – both personal and professional. We strive to create new opportunities for a few different reasons: ambition, money, influence, career growth, new challenges, and etcetera. It’s natural to seek opportunities and circumstances that challenge us and force us to be our best. While most of us know the things that we need to do in order to be successful – hard work, long hours, more responsibility – less attention is…

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10 Words Everyone Should Live By

10 Words Everyone Should Live By

BY DR. LAWRENCE ROSEN     JULY 10, 2013  I’ve noticed a trend in wellness circles. Whether in my work with patients or in my yoga classes, I keep coming across the same words. On a given day, one might be the theme of a dharma talk or a TED Talk video someone mentioned to me. (Or, as was the case one strange morning, the same word was featured in both.) I am sure the universe is sending me messages,…

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The Surprising Reason Why Many People Can't Lose Weight

The Surprising Reason Why Many People Can't Lose Weight

BY KIRSTEN MCCULLOCH     AUGUST 22, 2013  If you find losing weight to be difficult, you’re not alone. But your leptin receptors might be. Leptin is an important hormone, secreted by fat cells, that helps control your appetite and your metabolism. If everything is working normally, it works like this: The more fat tissue you have, the more circulating leptin you will have; the more leptin you have, the less hungry you’ll be, and the faster you’ll burn up…

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6 Surprising Things That Affect Your Brain

6 Surprising Things That Affect Your Brain

a Care2 favorite by Megan, selected from Experience Life Brain scientists in recent years have discovered a number of surprising ways that the brain influences our overall health, as well as how our behavior influences the health of our brain. And unlike in the days of old — when scientists believed the brain was “fixed” after childhood, only to start an inexorable decline in the middle to later years — today, research is showing that the brain is perfectly capable…

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