Health

It Costs You More Not to Get a Flu Shot

It Costs You More Not to Get a Flu Shot

Along with the holidays and winter comes the flu season. As many as 20 percent of us stand a good chance of getting sick in the next couple of months. If you haven’t already, it’s time…

This is Exactly How Much Sleep You Need

This is Exactly How Much Sleep You Need

How much sleep do you get every night? Studies show that most people try to muddle by on less than seven hours, but new research claims to have found the exact amount of time we need.

Men need 7.8…

Why Being Optimistic Keeps You Healthy

Why Being Optimistic Keeps You Healthy

Looking on the bright side of life is not always easy. From daily annoyances to critical social issues, there are plenty of things that can drag down our moods. But the power of positive thinking isn’t just a saying…

How to Avoid Stress

How to Avoid Stress

We've all been there: hearts racing, palms sweating, and panic rising when we realize that there is too much to do and just not enough time. Stress can be immobilizing, and it can negatively affect many aspects of…

New Apps Help You Find Peace and Quiet

New Apps Help You Find Peace and Quiet

If your day is spent among screaming children, honking traffic, yapping coworkers, blowhard bosses and fitful sleep, this thought has almost certainly crossed your mind: Why is it so hard to find some peace and quiet — even for just…

Invest In Your Health

Invest In Your Health

Excuse me, but is this green juice organic, GMO-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free?

Do you ever wonder if all this “healthy stuff” is actually worth spending the extra money on? And if it is…

6 Boosts for the Afternoon Slump

6 Boosts for the Afternoon Slump

Lunch is over and you’re heading into that last stretch of the workday. But you’re having trouble focusing on your long, seemingly insurmountable to-do list for the afternoon.

We’ve all been there. You might even be…

How to Confront Someone the Right Way

How to Confront Someone the Right Way

We don’t need to watch bad reality TV to be exposed to interpersonal drama. As employees, we spend nearly three hours a week grappling with interoffice politics that have nothing to do with our job descriptions, according to…

Cheap Ways to Get Healthy

Cheap Ways to Get Healthy

Recently, I tallied up how much I spend a year on my favorite shoes and it ran upwards of $700 a year. Only, I’m not buying slinky heels or cute ballet flats. Instead, I’m replacing pair…

How to Use Your Guilt for Good

How to Use Your Guilt for Good

If you haven’t felt bad about something in the past 24 hours, might want to check your pulse. Why? Because guilt, over things big and small, is rampant no matter who you are. Take me for instance. I…

Get a Hobby: It’s Good for You

Get a Hobby: It’s Good for You

You know those red felt stockings you can get at the dollar store at Christmastime? That’s what my kids used as Christmas stockings for years. It was unacceptable, really, if you consider my lineage. I come from a…

9 Happiness Habits You Can Start Today

9 Happiness Habits You Can Start Today

In my twenties, I had horrible eating habits and was completely unhappy. I’d go three days without eating in hopes of losing a few pounds, subsisting only on cigarettes and ice pops. Other days, I’d eat…