15 Signs That You *Actually* Love Yourself

There’s a thin line between self-help and self-criticism—at least, according to Danielle LaPorte. The “truth bomb”-dropping spiritual guru (with a coveted spot on Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list) makes the case for radical forgiveness and unrelenting love in her latest book, White Hot Truth.

Her main contention? That in our improvement-obsessed culture, the more you strive for […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Health & Happiness, Newsletter|0 Comments

8 Surprising (And Easy) Memory Boosters

The key to remembering where you put your keys? It could be as easy as these simple tweaks to your daily routine.

Practice good posture
Go thank Mom for nagging you to sit up straight—standing and sitting up straight and tilting your chin up boosts blood and oxygen flow to the brain by up to 40 […]

How to Find Out If Your Doctor Takes Drug Company Money

The vast majority of physicians in the United States take gifts from the pharmaceutical industry. Thanks to the Sunshine Act, you can find out exactly how much your physician (or any doctor) gets from which drug companies.

A long-time editor of a prestigious medical journal started his editorial on physicians’ conflicts of interest by describing a […]

By |May 8th, 2017|Health & Happiness, News, Newsletter|0 Comments

How to Get Rid of Post-Flight Soreness Fast

Do big travel days at the airport leave you feeling horrible? Does your lower back start to cry while your butt muscles tingle with impending numbness after hours on a plane? Do your shoulders ache from hauling around your carry-on all day?

Hopping on an airplane doesn’t have to hurt. While airlines certainly don’t offer the […]

What exercise is most effective to boost your metabolism?

An increase in physical activity will increase your BMR. The main objective is to exercise at a rate where your heart rate increases when it comes to cardiovascular exercise. Resistance training (or weight bearing exercise) is the most effective way to increase BMR—the greater your muscle mass; the faster your body will burn calories.

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True or False: Your gut bacteria can affect anxiety levels

True: Researchers have found that the subjects who took the prebiotics had lower levels of cortisol — a stress hormone which has been linked with anxiety and depression — in their saliva when they woke up in the morning.
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By |April 19th, 2017|Health & Happiness, Nutrition, Trivia|0 Comments

6 Reasons Why You’re Exhausted All the Time

Have you ever woken up more tired than you were when you went to bed? Exhaustion is plaguing our nation, and many of us have no clue why.

In our culture, where overworking and over-stretching oneself is lauded, it is surprising how many people complain about their fatigue on a daily basis. Is no one getting […]

10-Minute Workout You Can Do Every Morning (No Equipment Needed)

You’re totally missing out if you don’t work out in the morning. Morning workouts keep you energetic throughout the day and help you make better diet choices. The good thing is you don’t have to change your schedule to become a morning trainer. Simply spare 10 minutes every morning to do the six exercises below. […]

Does muscle burn more calories than fat?

This question sounds like a weight-loss myth, but it is, in fact, true. Muscle is designed for movement, so it burns energy at a higher rate than fat, which is used to store or conserve energy.  John M. Kennedy, MD, director of preventative cardiology and wellness at Marina Del Rey Hospital in California and author […]

8 Effective Workouts That Are Gentle on Your Joints

A lot of us, especially as we age, complain about joint discomfort and pain. Let’s face it, our joints just get creakier and creakier the older we get–no amount of turmeric is going to reverse that. But, many of us cite this as a reason for not making an effort to exercise. In fact, avoiding […]