Mental Health

Mental health contributes to your overall wellness. Learn about types of mental illness and how you can improve your overall outlook.

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Here’s Why a Grown-Up Bath Is the Stress Melter You Need Right Now

Skip the shower and opt for the tub. Here's why it's a good idea and how to get the most...


How a Quilt Helped Her Survive the Grief of Losing Her Newborn Baby

The warmth and kindness of quilting helped her heal after tragedy.


Always in a Hurry? 12 Ways to Stop Being in Such a Rush

Isn't it about time you slow down? Yes, not rushing around all the time IS possible, and this is how...


Is Your Therapy Working? 9 Signs Your Therapist Is Helping You

Are those pricey sessions paying off? Changes in your attitude and lifestyle may tell you if your therapy is working....


Why You Should Quit Facebook Next Week

The time has come to cut back.


12 Ways to Wake Up Happier Tomorrow Morning (and Every Morning)

With these positivity-boosting strategies, you can be happier right now.


7 Healthy Reasons You Need to Start Going to a Sauna

If you want to live a long, happy life, it's time to start sweating—and this time we don't mean exercise.


The Surprising Condition Many Commercial Airline Pilots Have in Common

It's fairly alarming, but no reason to fear your next flight.

Does BMI Really Matter? What the Science Says

The latest research shows that body mass index (BMI) is no longer the most accurate measurement of health, so what...


Are You a Highly Sensitive Person? Here’s What You Need to Know

Find out what sets you apart and how to adjust your life to avoid overstimulation, fatigue, and stress.


9 Warning Signs You’re Lonely and It’s Hurting Your Health

Elderly people are particularly likely to be lonely. Here's how to tell if social isolation is causing health problems.


Are You a People Pleaser? Then You Need These 12 Tips to Set Healthy Boundaries

Connecting with and pleasing others shouldn't come at your expense. Here's how to set and hold healthier boundaries.

 


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Why Forest Bathing Is the Hottest New Mind-Body Trend

We're not suggesting you take a bath in the woods, but soaking up nature could be the most relaxing thing...


Can Coffee Make You Less Depressed? What the Surprising Science Says

In addition to a caffeine spike, your next cup of java could give you a surprising mood boost.


9 Body Confidence Tricks You Need from Plus-Size Models

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, but sometimes it can be hard to remember that on a day when...


Feeling Stressed? This One Simple Habit Will Protect Your Health

Wish you could insulate yourself from the toxic effects of stress? You can, per a new study. Here's how.


This One Factor Predicts Whether Your Depression Will Return

If you're prone to depression, a specific thinking pattern could be what keeps pulling you down.

I Started Using Lavender for Stress Relief and Here’s What Happened

Whether you're a Type A like me or you just need some help chillaxing, lavender may be the drug-free solution...


11 Little Tricks to Stop Being Socially Awkward

Even the most confident communicators can sometimes feel insecure at a party, meeting, or other friendly get-together. Use these pro...


Is It Clinical Depression or Everyday Sadness? How to Tell the Difference

Many of us suffer the winter blues, but at some point it crosses a line into a legitmate mental health...


32 Secrets of People Who’ve Crossed Major Items Off Their Bucket List

Ordinary people just, you know, doing extraordinary things. (And you can too!)


Are You a Pushover? 9 Ways to Stand Up For Yourself

Being a pushover can have a negative effect on your own life. Here’s how to stand up for yourself.


A Psychologist Explains How Making a Bucket List Can Make Your Life More Meaningful

And how a simple visual aid helped her summit Mount Kilimanjaro.

Can’t Fall Asleep on Sunday Nights? There’s a Scientific Explanation

There are good reasons you experience insomnia on Sunday nights.


5 Pet Peeves That Are Totally Justified, According to Science

Here's the reason why annoying things are so annoying, and why your survival could depend on them.


7 Reasons to Smile More—Backed By Science

Too stressed to smile? Here’s why grinning is winning for all aspects of your life, and how you can cultivate...


8 Reasons Video Games Might Just Be Better for You Than Books

When we play games, we devote a special quality of mental attention that activities like reading or watching TV often...


7 Ways Naturally Calm People Handle Stress

Anyone can borrow these easy tricks and habits that savvy people use to stay calm in stressful or angry situations.


12 Clear Signs Your Shopping Is Out of Control

Could you be among the more than 15 million Americans with a shopping addiction? Here are some signs that your...