Researchers studying gratitude report that practicing gratitude can improve your health and well-being. Robert Emmons, Ph.D. and colleagues at UC Davis randomly divided study participants into three groups, each which made weekly entries in a journal.
Financial experts say it takes most people six to 18 months to pay off their holiday credit card bills. Why should you limit your holiday credit purchases?
Your personality may dictate how long you'll live. After studying 1,633 men over a 12 year period, researchers at Purdue University determined that chronic, excessive worrying can take several years off your life.
Teen suicide is alarmingly common. It is the third leading cause of death for people age 15 to 24 (following accidents and homicide). Studies show that 4 out of 5 teen suicide attempts have been preceded by clear warning signs. Parents and teens should be aware of some of the warning signs of depression and suicide.
Can you recognize the difference between striving for excellence and pursuing perfection? Certainly it is a good thing to have high standards and give your best effort at work. Perfectionists, however, have difficulty recognizing when enough is enough.
In most cases, the mindset that helps make you effective at your job is different from the mindset that is best for your family life. Arriving home from work, still in the mindset of work, can lead to stressful collisions between work and family.
Summer is almost here. With you and your family spending more time outdoors, around pools and water, or in the sun, keep these important safety tips in mind to safeguard you and your family against summer hazards.
According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), lack of sleep is creating a major public safety problem in the U.S. – drowsy driving. The NSF's 2009 Sleep in America poll reports that more than one-half of adults (54%) – potentially 110 million licensed drivers – have driven when drowsy at least once in the past year.
According to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), one in four Americans turn to food to help alleviate stress or deal with problems. However, turning to food in an attempt to relieve stress is an unhealthy behavior that can actually lead to health problems that result in increased stress.
Do you feel like your teen just doesn't want to talk to you? Do you sometimes feel so estranged from your teen that you don't know how to talk to them anymore or what to talk to them about?
Are there too many things on your calendar each day to get done? If your answer is "yes," you may be guilty of a common assumption made by many people, say researchers.
Did you know that experts say it takes 21 days to break an old habit and form a new healthier habit? If you've tried and failed at a New Year's resolution, you can try again using the help of the suggestions below: