So you've been getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep, yet you still wake up feeling like you've been hit by a Mack truck. What's worse, after spending the day perpetually exhausted (your brain waves barely waving), when it's time to hit the sack, you're wired and ready for take off. What the eff is up with that? You might have what's called delayed sleep phase syndrome — a super common, super treatable circadian rhythm disorder.Read Full Story
Let’s look at the facts — 35 percent of adults are obese and 69 percent are overweight (including the obese), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Americans struggle with losing weight — and for those that have lost it, the struggle lies in keeping it off.Read Full Story
A cure for cancer. How long have we waited to hear those words? Considering one in two men and one in three women will develop some type of cancer in their lifetime, it's no wonder we all wear pink, eat kale, hold silent auctions and loud fundraisers, wear sunscreen and any other number of things we do to help ward the deadly disease away from us and our loved ones.Read Full Story
Here’s the thing about perfectionism: It’s a good thing, until it’s not. I consider myself to be a “recovering perfectionist,” in that I’m starting to let go of the chokehold high standards and perpetual dissatisfaction – and in true ex-perfectionist style, I now focus on my victories instead of my (millions of) flaws. One of my biggest flaws: At 30, I still don’t have one healthy habit in place. Seriously, not one. Why? Because I’ve allowed my inner perfectionist to get in the way of my building them.Read Full Story
Since yesterday's terrible news of actor Robin Williams' suicide, people have been asking how this could happen. How could a man who brought so much light to others not find a light within himself? I'm here to tell you: "Funny" can be a coping mechanism.Read Full Story
We all have hang-ups when it comes to our bod. Case in point: I'm scrawny. And pale. And the only time I like my feet is when I'm not looking at them. We know the guidelines of what is (and isn't) beautiful are an elusive sham, but what we know and what we do are two totally different things.Read Full Story
Unfortunately, being diagnosed with one disease when really it’s another is more common than you may think. A new study by BMJ Quality & Safety found that at least one in 20 adults are misdiagnosed in outpatient clinics every year in the U.S. In other words, 12 million people are diagnosed with the wrong illness every single year.Read Full Story
The Twitterverse exploded with nasty comments when Gap tweeted a photo of a model wearing a plaid shirt dress. "Doesn't the Gap feed it's (sic) models? Seriously she looks ill. Please use healthy looking women in your ads next time," and "Seriously, @Gap? In what world do people look like this? Perhaps you could select models who represent regular gals & not a skeletor ghost." Ouch.Read Full Story
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