Developing Positive Relationships

Developing Positive Relationships

Lorri Freifeld

Lorri Freifeld

One of the most profound experiences we can have in our lives is the connection we have with other human beings. Positive and supportive relationships will help us to feel healthier, happier, and more satisfied with our lives. So here are a few tips to help you to develop more positive and healthy relationships in all areas of your life: 1...

One of the most profound experiences we can have in our lives is the connection we have with other human beings. Positive and supportive relationships will help us to feel healthier, happier, and more satisfied with our lives. So here are a few tips to help you to develop more positive and healthy relationships in all areas of your life: 1. Accept and celebrate differences. One of the biggest challenges..

Growing a Successful Business

Growing a Successful Business

Chris Seabury

Chris Seabury

To succeed in business today, you need to be flexible and have good planning and organizational skills. Many people start a business thinking that they'll turn on their computers or open their doors and start making money, only to find that making money in a business is much more difficult than they thought. You can avoid this in your business..

To succeed in business today, you need to be flexible and have good planning and organizational skills. Many people start a business thinking that they'll turn on their computers or open their doors and start making money, only to find that making money in a business is much more difficult than they thought. You can avoid this in your business ventures by taking your time and planning out all the necessary..

4 Ways To Build Meaningful Business Relationships

4 Ways To Build Meaningful Business Relationships

Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark

Notice what's on the walls. Muhney's first relationship-building lesson came early in his career, when he was an IBM salesman in northern Indiana. One Friday afternoon, he dropped in on a CEO, who told him, "Mike, I'd like to talk with you, but I'm literally getting ready to go on a two-week skiing vacation. Feel free to contact me when I..

Notice what's on the walls. Muhney's first relationship-building lesson came early in his career, when he was an IBM salesman in northern Indiana. One Friday afternoon, he dropped in on a CEO, who told him, "Mike, I'd like to talk with you, but I'm literally getting ready to go on a two-week skiing vacation. Feel free to contact me when I get back." Muhney made a point of following up three weeks later..

Everyone is Itching to Get Back Outside

Everyone is Itching to Get Back Outside

Lisa M Maloney

Lisa M Maloney

Oh, heck yes! It's been one doozy of a winter, but spring is finally here — and it's time to get outside and get active again. But let's be realistic, here. The season may technically be spring, but there's a good chance we've still got some cold days and melted snow ahead of us. That's not going to keep us from heading outside, but we'd..

Oh, heck yes! It's been one doozy of a winter, but spring is finally here — and it's time to get outside and get active again. But let's be realistic, here. The season may technically be spring, but there's a good chance we've still got some cold days and melted snow ahead of us. That's not going to keep us from heading outside, but we'd still like to keep our feet warm and dry and clothes unmuddied..

Is Eating Ham Healthy?

Is Eating Ham Healthy?

SF GATE

SF GATE

Ham contains a healthy dose of protein and iron, but the type of ham you eat influences how nutritious the meat is. Lean deli ham is low in fat and makes a tasty sandwich, but it contains a large amount of sodium. Cured ham steaks contain small amounts of calcium and potassium, but can be higher in saturated fat than deli ham. Ham can be an..

Ham contains a healthy dose of protein and iron, but the type of ham you eat influences how nutritious the meat is. Lean deli ham is low in fat and makes a tasty sandwich, but it contains a large amount of sodium. Cured ham steaks contain small amounts of calcium and potassium, but can be higher in saturated fat than deli ham. Ham can be an occasional part of your healthy eating plan, however, if you..

What is a “Good Night’s Sleep” Anyway?

What is a “Good Night’s Sleep” Anyway?

Dr. David Alter

Dr. David Alter

Where Did the Idea of an 8-Hour Sleep Come From? Is our 8-hour work day responsible for the explosion of sleep-related problems that have contributed to the meteoric rise of thousands of sleep clinics and sleep medicine professionals around the country? Every night, sleep specialists silently track the electrical firing patterns arising in..

Where Did the Idea of an 8-Hour Sleep Come From? Is our 8-hour work day responsible for the explosion of sleep-related problems that have contributed to the meteoric rise of thousands of sleep clinics and sleep medicine professionals around the country? Every night, sleep specialists silently track the electrical firing patterns arising in our brains in a desperate search to diagnose the cause of sleep..

Fill up on Fiber

Fill up on Fiber

Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola

Public health guidelines from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advise Americans to eat between 20 and 30 grams of fiber a day, but most adults don't even eat half that much. This isn't surprising, since fiber refers to the indigestible portion of plant foods, and in the largely refined standard American diet, healthful fibers are..

Public health guidelines from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advise Americans to eat between 20 and 30 grams of fiber a day, but most adults don't even eat half that much. This isn't surprising, since fiber refers to the indigestible portion of plant foods, and in the largely refined standard American diet, healthful fibers are often processed right out. Unless you regularly eat whole fruits..

Make a Fresh Start with Spring Foods

Make a Fresh Start with Spring Foods

Jessica Cording

Jessica Cording

Spring is a great time to hit the reset button and reintroduce some fresh foods into your kids' diet after a long winter. Get into the swing of spring produce with these four seasonal favorites. Spinach Spinach is called a superfood for a reason: It's packed with vitamins A and C, which are essential for eye health, immune function and many..

Spring is a great time to hit the reset button and reintroduce some fresh foods into your kids' diet after a long winter. Get into the swing of spring produce with these four seasonal favorites. Spinach Spinach is called a superfood for a reason: It's packed with vitamins A and C, which are essential for eye health, immune function and many other body processes. Vitamin K helps build strong bones...

These 2 Microworkouts Are Super Short and Effective

These 2 Microworkouts Are Super Short and Effective

Kristin Canning

Kristin Canning

Your schedule is jam-packed, and you've lost all hope of making it to the gym. But here's some good news: You can still fit in a serious workout even when you have almost zero time. Really! Research suggests that a 10-minute sweat session with 1 minute of high-intensity exercise (think sprints, on foot or a stationary bike) can lead to the..

Your schedule is jam-packed, and you've lost all hope of making it to the gym. But here's some good news: You can still fit in a serious workout even when you have almost zero time. Really! Research suggests that a 10-minute sweat session with 1 minute of high-intensity exercise (think sprints, on foot or a stationary bike) can lead to the same benefits—including improved cardiovascular health, increased..

The Neuroscience of Trust

The Neuroscience of Trust

Paul J. Zak

Paul J. Zak

Companies are twisting themselves into knots to empower and challenge their employees. They're anxious about the sad state of engagement, and rightly so, given the value they're losing. Consider Gallup's meta-analysis of decades' worth of data: It shows that high engagement—defined largely as having a strong connection with one's work and..

Companies are twisting themselves into knots to empower and challenge their employees. They're anxious about the sad state of engagement, and rightly so, given the value they're losing. Consider Gallup's meta-analysis of decades' worth of data: It shows that high engagement—defined largely as having a strong connection with one's work and colleagues, feeling like a real contributor, and enjoying..

How to Become a Peaceful Person

How to Become a Peaceful Person

Rahul Singh

Rahul Singh

There are several benefits of being a peaceful person. When you are at peace, you feel happy and content from inside. Your mind becomes less noisy, and your thoughts and actions are more stable and purposeful. To become peaceful, all you need to do is create the right conditions, and peace will automatically find its way inside you. So today,..

There are several benefits of being a peaceful person. When you are at peace, you feel happy and content from inside. Your mind becomes less noisy, and your thoughts and actions are more stable and purposeful. To become peaceful, all you need to do is create the right conditions, and peace will automatically find its way inside you. So today, I'd like to share with you the steps that actually helped..

Fitness Foods to Help You Get in Shape

Fitness Foods to Help You Get in Shape Faster

Cynthia Sass

Cynthia Sass

Eats for athletes As a sports nutritionist, I'm always on the lookout for research about how various foods can enhance athletic performance, speed recovery, and build muscle mass. When I pass this info on to my clients, they often feel the effects quickly, and I relish remarks they share like, "Wow, what a difference!" or "I feel 10 years..

Eats for athletes As a sports nutritionist, I'm always on the lookout for research about how various foods can enhance athletic performance, speed recovery, and build muscle mass. When I pass this info on to my clients, they often feel the effects quickly, and I relish remarks they share like, "Wow, what a difference!" or "I feel 10 years younger." Here are 11 foods currently on my "eats for athletes"..

Psychological Benefits of Spring Cleaning

Psychological Benefits of Spring Cleaning

Liv Kelleher

Liv Kelleher

Spring is on the way, and you know what that means: no more tights, wearing other colors besides black, fresh flowers, sun, and of course, spring cleaning. Cutting clutter is one of the small annoyances that comes with the weather changing, but it's also an opportunity to get rid of the old and make room for the new. Throwing a few things..

Spring is on the way, and you know what that means: no more tights, wearing other colors besides black, fresh flowers, sun, and of course, spring cleaning. Cutting clutter is one of the small annoyances that comes with the weather changing, but it's also an opportunity to get rid of the old and make room for the new. Throwing a few things out, donating your unworn items, and cleaning up your space..

Why Full Body Detox

Why Full Body Detox

Jon Barron

Jon Barron

Why We Need A Full Body Detox Jon Barron and The Baseline of Health® Foundation have touted for years that regular detoxing your body - ALL major organs - is essential to maintaining health. It is simple: you can down all the vitamins, herbs, and antioxidants but you won't see your health turn around if your colon is filled with putrid fecal..

Why We Need A Full Body Detox Jon Barron and The Baseline of Health® Foundation have touted for years that regular detoxing your body - ALL major organs - is essential to maintaining health. It is simple: you can down all the vitamins, herbs, and antioxidants but you won't see your health turn around if your colon is filled with putrid fecal matter or if your liver can't clean toxins out of your blood..

Adult-Onset Allergies

Adult-Onset Allergies

John Donovan

John Donovan

Let's be clear: Allergies aren't kids' stuff. Well, they're not just kids' stuff. That scratchy throat you thought was just a cold? The runny nose you figured was the flu? That run-down feeling you just can't shake? Sure, you may be paying into Social Security or have a kid in college. You might even have grandkids. But even though you're..

Let's be clear: Allergies aren't kids' stuff. Well, they're not just kids' stuff. That scratchy throat you thought was just a cold? The runny nose you figured was the flu? That run-down feeling you just can't shake? Sure, you may be paying into Social Security or have a kid in college. You might even have grandkids. But even though you're an adult, you could have allergies even if you've never had..

Sense and Superstition

Sense and Superstition

Jane L Risen

Jane L Risen

SUPERSTITIOUS people do all sorts of puzzling things. But it's not just the superstitious who knock on wood. From time to time, we all rap our knuckles on a nearby table if we happen to let fate-tempting words slip out. "The cancer is in remission, knock on wood," we might say. In fact, it's so common we often don't think about it. But it's..

SUPERSTITIOUS people do all sorts of puzzling things. But it's not just the superstitious who knock on wood. From time to time, we all rap our knuckles on a nearby table if we happen to let fate-tempting words slip out. "The cancer is in remission, knock on wood," we might say. In fact, it's so common we often don't think about it. But it's worth asking: why do people who do not believe that knocking..

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..