Tips for Stressful and Frustrating Situations

Tips for Stressful and Frustrating Situations

Henrik Edberg

Henrik Edberg

The stress is rising. You're starting to feel frustrated with situation you're in. Or angry. Or maybe sad and like you just want to pack up and go home. But at the same time you also know that you need to keep calm. To be able to think clearly. To not overreact, make the wrong decision or to not say the wrong thing in a moment of anger, overwhelm..

The stress is rising. You're starting to feel frustrated with situation you're in. Or angry. Or maybe sad and like you just want to pack up and go home. But at the same time you also know that you need to keep calm. To be able to think clearly. To not overreact, make the wrong decision or to not say the wrong thing in a moment of anger, overwhelm or confusion. I'm sure you – just like me – have..

Everyday Ways to Flatten Your Abs

Everyday Ways to Flatten Your Abs

Beth W. Orenstein

Beth W. Orenstein

Hours of crunches aren't the only key to a flat stomach. Simply sneak in a few minutes of these eight exercises every day, and you'll be on your way to tight, toned abs in no time. You think the old adage 'no pain, no gain' is totally true when it comes to your abs? Not so, says Paige Waehner, a Chicago-based personal trainer. There are plenty..

Hours of crunches aren't the only key to a flat stomach. Simply sneak in a few minutes of these eight exercises every day, and you'll be on your way to tight, toned abs in no time. You think the old adage 'no pain, no gain' is totally true when it comes to your abs? Not so, says Paige Waehner, a Chicago-based personal trainer. There are plenty of ways you can engage your core all day long for fitness..

Understanding Diabetes

Understanding Diabetes

Taylor Wolfram

Taylor Wolfram

March is National Nutrition Month, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthy eating. It is also the time of year when the Academy celebrates expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists as the food and nutrition experts. A condition that affects how your body uses energy in the form..

March is National Nutrition Month, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthy eating. It is also the time of year when the Academy celebrates expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists as the food and nutrition experts. A condition that affects how your body uses energy in the form of glucose from food, diabetes can be successfully managed through..

College - Serendipity

College - Serendipity

William McKeen

William McKeen

In my freshman class at the University of Florida, I require the 240 students to subscribe to the New York Times Monday through Friday. I haven't even finished announcing this in class the first day, when the hands shoot up. "Can't we just read it online?" they ask, the duh? implicit. "No," I say and the eyes roll. They think I'm some mossback..

In my freshman class at the University of Florida, I require the 240 students to subscribe to the New York Times Monday through Friday. I haven't even finished announcing this in class the first day, when the hands shoot up. "Can't we just read it online?" they ask, the duh? implicit. "No," I say and the eyes roll. They think I'm some mossback who hasn't embraced new media. "Why not?" Challenging,..

What not to eat: 5 foods nutritionists avoid

What not to eat: 5 foods nutritionists avoid

Keri Glassman

Keri Glassman

Guess what? There are bad foods. I'm not one of those nutritionists who is going to say, "There are no bad foods" and "Everything in moderation" is OK. I will tell you that eating anything every once in a while will not completely disrupt your health. But that doesn't mean fried Oreos aren't bad. That also doesn't mean you're a bad person..

Guess what? There are bad foods. I'm not one of those nutritionists who is going to say, "There are no bad foods" and "Everything in moderation" is OK. I will tell you that eating anything every once in a while will not completely disrupt your health. But that doesn't mean fried Oreos aren't bad. That also doesn't mean you're a bad person for eating them. Aside from those random times when we all succumb..

6 Tips To Buying Healthy Bread

6 Tips To Buying Healthy Bread

James Colquhoun

James Colquhoun

Bread. There's nothing more talked about when it comes to the controversy associated with its digestibility, pros and cons, or the right and wrong ways to make and source it. There is also nothing more delicious than that charred crust and airy, doughy center. No matter your stance, and regardless of sensitivities or allergies, bread making..

Bread. There's nothing more talked about when it comes to the controversy associated with its digestibility, pros and cons, or the right and wrong ways to make and source it. There is also nothing more delicious than that charred crust and airy, doughy center. No matter your stance, and regardless of sensitivities or allergies, bread making is not what it used to be. Often filled with highly-processed..

Should you sweat it out? Or rest and

Should you sweat it out? Or rest and recover?

Ryan Andrews

Ryan Andrews

Everybody gets sick. But it's tough to know what to do about it; do you exercise when sick or not? Should you "sweat it out"? Or get some rest instead? In this article we clear up the confusion. Next time you come down with the flu or a cold, you'll know what to do. Your friendly neighborhood gym. You're warmed up and ready for a great workout...

Everybody gets sick. But it's tough to know what to do about it; do you exercise when sick or not? Should you "sweat it out"? Or get some rest instead? In this article we clear up the confusion. Next time you come down with the flu or a cold, you'll know what to do. Your friendly neighborhood gym. You're warmed up and ready for a great workout. Then, all the sudden, Mr. Sneezy walks by. Coughing, sniffling,..

How Does Low Self-Esteem Negatively Affect You?

How Does Low Self-Esteem Negatively Affect You?

Elizabeth Venzin

Elizabeth Venzin

We live in a world where there is an epidemic of low self-esteem. It affects almost every aspect of our lives, from how we think about ourselves to the way we think about or react to life situations. When negative influences and thoughts are prevalent — generated either from within ourselves or through others — it adversely affects the..

We live in a world where there is an epidemic of low self-esteem. It affects almost every aspect of our lives, from how we think about ourselves to the way we think about or react to life situations. When negative influences and thoughts are prevalent — generated either from within ourselves or through others — it adversely affects the way we feel about ourselves. It also affects the experiences..

Ways Kissing Boosts Your Health

Ways Kissing Boosts Your Health

Alexis Farah

Alexis Farah

Puckering up to your partner doesn't just feel good — it also has some good-for-you benefits. Discover how locking lips can help keep you healthy. Is there anything sweeter than a smooch with your significant other? For centuries, couples have been locking lips to express their love. But kissing can do more than boost your bond and spark..

Puckering up to your partner doesn't just feel good — it also has some good-for-you benefits. Discover how locking lips can help keep you healthy. Is there anything sweeter than a smooch with your significant other? For centuries, couples have been locking lips to express their love. But kissing can do more than boost your bond and spark a physical connection: It can also lead to some major health..

Should you eat like a caveman?

Should you eat like a caveman?

Christie Aschwanden

Christie Aschwanden

The problem with modern diets is that they rely too heavily on modern, processed foods. If only we emulated the eating habits of our paleolithic predecessors, we'd be healthier and less obese. That's the premise of popular "paleo" diets. "We are Stone Agers living in the Space Age," writes Loren Cordain in his book "The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight..

The problem with modern diets is that they rely too heavily on modern, processed foods. If only we emulated the eating habits of our paleolithic predecessors, we'd be healthier and less obese. That's the premise of popular "paleo" diets. "We are Stone Agers living in the Space Age," writes Loren Cordain in his book "The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to..

Why Luck Plays a Big Role in Making

Why Luck Plays a Big Role in Making You Rich

Ben Steverman

Ben Steverman

Robert Frank was playing tennis one cold Saturday morning in Ithaca, N.Y., when his heart stopped. Sudden cardiac arrest—a short-circuit in the heart's electrical signaling—kills 98 percent of its victims and leaves most of the rest permanently impaired. Yet two weeks later, Frank was back on the tennis court. How did this happen? There..

Robert Frank was playing tennis one cold Saturday morning in Ithaca, N.Y., when his heart stopped. Sudden cardiac arrest—a short-circuit in the heart's electrical signaling—kills 98 percent of its victims and leaves most of the rest permanently impaired. Yet two weeks later, Frank was back on the tennis court. How did this happen? There was a car accident a few hundred yards away from where Frank..

5 Toxic Personalities Successful People Avoid

5 Toxic Personalities Successful People Avoid

Tyler Lesile

Tyler Lesile

One of my favorite quotes is by Jim Rohn: "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." These words opened my eyes to the fact that the people we hang out with, the people we call friends, they all have an influence on the decisions we make in life, and therefore the success we have (or don't have). Unfortunately,..

One of my favorite quotes is by Jim Rohn: "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." These words opened my eyes to the fact that the people we hang out with, the people we call friends, they all have an influence on the decisions we make in life, and therefore the success we have (or don't have). Unfortunately, not everyone pushes us to be better. Some people stop us from..

How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity

How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity

Pagan Kennedy

Pagan Kennedy

Do some people have a special talent for serendipity? And if so, why? In 2008, an inventor named Steve Hollinger lobbed a digital camera across his studio toward a pile of pillows. "I wasn't trying to make an invention," he said. "I was just playing." As his camera flew, it recorded what most of us would call a bad photo. But when Mr. Hollinger..

Do some people have a special talent for serendipity? And if so, why? In 2008, an inventor named Steve Hollinger lobbed a digital camera across his studio toward a pile of pillows. "I wasn't trying to make an invention," he said. "I was just playing." As his camera flew, it recorded what most of us would call a bad photo. But when Mr. Hollinger peered at that blurry image, he saw new possibilities...

You Are Worth The Risk

You Are Worth The Risk

Erin Gaw

Erin Gaw

If there's anything certain in life, it's that life is uncertain. As individuals, we are constantly growing and changing. Our goals and perspectives change as we meet more people and experience more adventures. There's no guarantee in friendships either, they may dissipate or stay strong over the years as we navigate through our own paths..

If there's anything certain in life, it's that life is uncertain. As individuals, we are constantly growing and changing. Our goals and perspectives change as we meet more people and experience more adventures. There's no guarantee in friendships either, they may dissipate or stay strong over the years as we navigate through our own paths in life. Many other things can happen without your control –..

The Art of Aliveness

The Art of Aliveness

Alma Tassi

Alma Tassi

In a recent interview on Marc Maron's WTF podcast, actress and writer Lena Dunham shared a thought about her father's profession as a painter. She said, "We have so many options now with media that being just being a straight up painter with brushes and paint is increasingly rare." The classic art form has given way to variety of methods to..

In a recent interview on Marc Maron's WTF podcast, actress and writer Lena Dunham shared a thought about her father's profession as a painter. She said, "We have so many options now with media that being just being a straight up painter with brushes and paint is increasingly rare." The classic art form has given way to variety of methods to express your artistry, although when people imagine an artist,..

Learn how to naturally mitigate back pain without

Learn how to naturally mitigate back pain without drugs or chemicals

Amy Goodrich

Amy Goodrich

Nearly 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their life, using paracetamol as their first go-to medicine to soothe the pain. However, a recent study published in The BMJ (British Medical Journal) found that paracetamol is one of the most ineffective ways to treat back pain and osteoarthritis, and it increase the..

Nearly 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their life, using paracetamol as their first go-to medicine to soothe the pain. However, a recent study published in The BMJ (British Medical Journal) found that paracetamol is one of the most ineffective ways to treat back pain and osteoarthritis, and it increase the risk of liver issues. As paraphrased by the BBC, Dr. Christian..

Broccoli: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Broccoli: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Megan Ware

Megan Ware

These little mini trees are notorious for being pushed off the plates of kids around the world, but broccoli's reputation as one of the healthiest veggies still rings true. Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, collard greens, rutabaga and turnips. These..

These little mini trees are notorious for being pushed off the plates of kids around the world, but broccoli's reputation as one of the healthiest veggies still rings true. Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, collard greens, rutabaga and turnips. These nutrition powerhouses supply loads of nutrients for little..

Make Your Own Luck

Make Your Own Luck

Rebecca Webber

Rebecca Webber

Mary McGuire-Wien and her husband, Charles Wildbank, had been searching for a new home on Long Island for more than a year, but every place they'd seen was either unsuitable or unaffordable. After one long Sunday of unsuccessful house-hunting with their agent, the couple was anxious to get back home, but got stuck at a traffic light right..

Mary McGuire-Wien and her husband, Charles Wildbank, had been searching for a new home on Long Island for more than a year, but every place they'd seen was either unsuitable or unaffordable. After one long Sunday of unsuccessful house-hunting with their agent, the couple was anxious to get back home, but got stuck at a traffic light right next to an old barn that was under renovation. "A guy in a hard..

So, Um, How Do You, Like, Stop Using

So, Um, How Do You, Like, Stop Using Filler Words?

Christopher Mele

Christopher Mele

So, how do you, like, um, stop using verbal fillers that can make you sound, you know, nervous or not so smart? Is there a name for this? Communications experts describe "um," "aah," "you know" and similar expressions as discourse markers, interjections or verbal pauses. They often occur when we are trying to think of the next thing we are..

So, how do you, like, um, stop using verbal fillers that can make you sound, you know, nervous or not so smart? Is there a name for this? Communications experts describe "um," "aah," "you know" and similar expressions as discourse markers, interjections or verbal pauses. They often occur when we are trying to think of the next thing we are going to say, Susan Mackey-Kallis, an associate professor at..

Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?

Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?

Mark E. Williams

Mark E. Williams

From the moment of conception, males experience greater mortality compared to females. For reasons that are unclear, Y chromosome-bearing sperm are more likely to fertilize an egg than X-bearing sperm, leading to roughly 170 male zygotes for every 100 female zygotes. The spontaneous miscarriage ratio is 130/100 and at birth there are slightly..

From the moment of conception, males experience greater mortality compared to females. For reasons that are unclear, Y chromosome-bearing sperm are more likely to fertilize an egg than X-bearing sperm, leading to roughly 170 male zygotes for every 100 female zygotes. The spontaneous miscarriage ratio is 130/100 and at birth there are slightly more male births than female births (about 105 males per..

Peacemaking the Navajo Way

Peacemaking the Navajo Way

Mark Sorensen

Mark Sorensen

Forty years ago I moved to the heart of the Navajo Reservation in northern Arizona. I was a graduate student, working on my PhD at the University of Illinois, and I wanted to live for a while among the People, the Dine', to find out what research for my dissertation would be most helpful to the tribe. Within a few weeks, I fell in love: in..

Forty years ago I moved to the heart of the Navajo Reservation in northern Arizona. I was a graduate student, working on my PhD at the University of Illinois, and I wanted to live for a while among the People, the Dine', to find out what research for my dissertation would be most helpful to the tribe. Within a few weeks, I fell in love: in love with the incredible landscape of red sandstone cliffs..

Health Club Etiquette 101

Health Club Etiquette 101

Diana Rodriguez

Diana Rodriguez

You may be in your exercise zone when you're running, stepping, or pumping iron at the gym, but remember that you're sharing equipment and space with others, which means good manners are mandatory. At the Health Club: Essential Etiquette Most gyms and health clubs have rules that they ask patrons to follow, and they're often posted in visible..

You may be in your exercise zone when you're running, stepping, or pumping iron at the gym, but remember that you're sharing equipment and space with others, which means good manners are mandatory. At the Health Club: Essential Etiquette Most gyms and health clubs have rules that they ask patrons to follow, and they're often posted in visible areas so they're easy to remember. Gym rules are put in..

Bad Hospital Design Is Making Us Sicker

Bad Hospital Design Is Making Us Sicker

Dhruv Khullar

Dhruv Khullar

As a medical resident working 30-hour shifts, I quickly came to cherish those rare moments when I could duck out of the bustling and brightly lit hospital corridors and lay my head on a pillow. Granted, it was often in a barren call room with a stiff mattress and a rumbling heater. There I'd lie, counting the seconds before an alarm sounded..

As a medical resident working 30-hour shifts, I quickly came to cherish those rare moments when I could duck out of the bustling and brightly lit hospital corridors and lay my head on a pillow. Granted, it was often in a barren call room with a stiff mattress and a rumbling heater. There I'd lie, counting the seconds before an alarm sounded to alert me that a patient might have shifted in bed or an..

What Is Community Anyway?

What Is Community Anyway?

David M. Chavis & Kien Lee

David M. Chavis & Kien Lee

"Community" is so easy to say. The word itself connects us with each other. It describes an experience so common that we never really take time to explain it. It seems so simple, so natural, and so human. In the social sector, we often add it to the names of social innovations as a symbol of good intentions (for example, community mental health,..

"Community" is so easy to say. The word itself connects us with each other. It describes an experience so common that we never really take time to explain it. It seems so simple, so natural, and so human. In the social sector, we often add it to the names of social innovations as a symbol of good intentions (for example, community mental health, community policing, community-based philanthropy, community..