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​The link between chronic illness and shame

Chronic illnesses take a toll on both the body and mind. Not only is there suffering and sickness, but many people with chronic illness or pain often experience depression as well. Feelings of sadness are normal, but there’s one feeling…

What ailments does medical marijuana help?

People talk a lot these days about medical marijuana. On the most recent count, 33 states plus Washington, D.C., have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana. Cannabis as a health treatment is lauded for illnesses ranging from cancer to migraines,…

How exercise can make you happier

A swimmer runs with relish toward the Atlantic Ocean in Devon, England, in July 1926. (Photo: Fox Photos/Getty Images) The human body is meant to move. We’re all athletes at heart, fine-tuned by natural selection to run across savannas, leap…

How to start running (and stick with it for life)

Maybe you’ve seen them striding past your office window in the morning, or congregating in packs at the park in the evening. Maybe your coworker likes to dash out for a quick jog at lunchtime, or maybe you saw a…

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Marriage isn't the ticket to better health after all

Times change — and people change with them. Which is why it’s important that we revisit conventional wisdom, the stuff we think we know. For example, being single now is a different experience today than it was in the past….

Marriage isn't the ticket to better health after all

Times change — and people change with them. Which is why it’s important that we revisit conventional wisdom, the stuff we think we know. For example, being single now is a different experience today than it was in the past….

Fitness&Well-Being

Sunlight exposure can affect your gut bacteria

People living at higher latitudes may be safer from the dangers of too much sunlight, but they also face a greater risk of having too little vitamin D in their bodies, a deficiency that affects as many as 1 billion…

Sunlight exposure can affect your gut bacteria

People living at higher latitudes may be safer from the dangers of too much sunlight, but they also face a greater risk of having too little vitamin D in their bodies, a deficiency that affects as many as 1 billion…

How deep sleep scrubs your brain of toxins

Deep sleep is important for all aspects of your health, so it makes sense that during that time, there’s a lot of activity going on in your brain. Brain waves that occur during this period — when you’re in your…

10 reasons swearing is good for you

There’s something about a good curse word that has a healing effect. Whether it’s a G-rated oath or a full-scale f-bomb, profanity helps in some situations, and science backs that up. Researchers say there are plenty of ways that cursing…