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Please Don't Visit This Type of Doctor Unless You Absolutely Have to

Why? Because if you do, you have a 99% chance of emerging with a "disorder" along with a prescription for a risky substance that can likely cause far more negative health consequences than all...

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Moods Are Contagious: Good and Bad

12 Oct 2017 | 18,779 Views

If you're wondering why you're feeling blue, think about a recent conversation you had with a friend. There's a good chance your mood may have been soured by a negative friend, as research increasingly shows moods are contagious. Fortunately, it's possible to catch your friends' good moods, too.

Should Antidepressants Be Given Prophylactically to Nondepressed Individuals?

05 Oct 2017 | 125,374 Views

It would be comical if it wasn't true. Researchers are investigating whether to take this pill (which works no better than a placebo) and use it to prevent a condition it doesn't even fix. It's absolutely absurd, and the side effects could be devastating.

Empathy: Caring for Others Is Good for You

21 Sep 2017 | 23,956 Views

Humans are hard-wired to experience empathy, but it comes more naturally for some people than others. Learning to hone your ability to practice empathy not only may benefit society but also your life on a personal and professional level by strengthening your relationships, enhancing your work life and more.

Following the Advice of Ancient Philosophers Can Make You Happier

14 Sep 2017 | 164,543 Views

Want to silence the negative feelings that threaten to unglue you, in just seconds? Instead of spending your life struggling with the stress of negativity, use these hacks used by centenarians and others who used these simple tips to find and indulge in all life's little daily joys.

Loneliness More Hazardous to Your Health Than Obesity or Smoking

24 Aug 2017 | 128,701 Views

New 300,000-person study proves it boosts risk of premature death by 50 percent - comparable to death risk of obesity or smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It's reaching epidemic proportions, yet most people consider it irrelevant. Watch out: This innocent gaffe can prove quite deadly.

Gratitude — The Hidden Key to Health and Happiness

10 Aug 2017 | 155,261 Views

It sounds hard to believe, but just by doing this one simple thing, you can set off a swag of mood-regulating chemicals in your brain including serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and oxytocin, while inhibiting the stress hormone cortisol.

Do Fidget Spinners Help Anxiety and ADHD? Experts Are Skeptical

20 Jul 2017 | 27,064 Views

Fidget spinners have taken off as the latest go-to gadget among kids, in part due to claims that they relieve stress and increase focus, which is useful for those with ADHD, autism and anxiety. Controversy has quickly ensued among those who believe fidget spinners may be more of a distraction than a source of relief.

Study: Viewing Puppy Photos Can Increase Loving Feelings

13 Jul 2017 | 17,899 Views

When people viewed photos of their spouses alongside positive photos, it led to greater relationship satisfaction. Can you harness this power of associative learning in your own relationships and other areas of your life?

Documentary Investigates the Causes and Ramifications of Stress-Related Burnout

24 Jun 2017 | 134,390 Views

Because this is often used as a barometer of success, you may not even realize how much of a dent it's making in your life. After all, you're being rewarded well. But how much of it is denial about the downside of your situation? Tread carefully.

Health Benefits of Family Meal Time

25 May 2017 | 21,085 Views

Making the time to eat together as a family has multiple benefits to children's physical and emotional health. The more times you share a meal during any given week, the greater the payoff will be - and it doesn't have to be dinner only; family breakfasts are beneficial too.

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