Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s returning to normal after my nine months of traveling.
by Maria Popova Why prestige is the enemy of passion, or how to master the balance of setting boundaries and making friends. “Find something more important than you are,” philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness , “and dedicate your life to it.”
Chances are you've experienced it at least once -- studies say 75 percent of adults have. Veisalgia, or what we more commonly call a hangover, is one of the more persuasive negative side-effects of overindulging. The French have my favorite term for it, "Gueule de bois," which translates loosely to "wood face."
James Levine, a researcher at the in Rochester, Minn., has an intense interest in how much people move — and how much they don’t. He is a leader of an emerging field that some call inactivity studies, which has challenged long-held beliefs about human health and .
By HEIDI MITCHELL Medical Director for the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Dr. Susan Rehm joins Lunch Break to explain what you can do to avoid the flu if you can't get the vaccine. Scientists have struggled to understand the correlation between cold weather and the flu.
Back to back. A bioengineered disk ( right ) made by growing cells on a scaffold allows for the same movement and cushioning between spinal vertebrae as a normal disk ( left ). Credit: Robby Bowles
I knew that Anne-Marie Slaughter's essay "Why Women Still Can't Have it All" had officially become a major cultural touchstone not when it was heralded as the most widely read piece in the history of the Atlantic 's website, but when my mother, who still occasionally has trouble finding my own articles via Google, asked for my thoughts on the piece. At that point I didn't have any, since thanks to my travel schedule (and guilt about my own looming writing deadlines), I hadn't had a chance to read it, but at mom's insistence, I have now and here are my thoughts. My first thought is that Slaughter is to be commended for having the courage to say what many women, particularly feminist women, are afraid to. Namely, that no matter how smart, talented, ambitious or gifted a woman is, there is no such thing as a perfect life, so we should stop aspiring to lead one.
One of the secrets of parenting is that it's often a very lonely sport. Especially for dads.
Published: June 23, 2011
If you want to start living a happy and healthy life, here are nine things that you should stop doing right now: 1.
Smoking has often been linked with creative genius. For example, French philosopher Albert Camus is well known to have savored his smokes though his lungs were withered by tuberculosis. And who can imagine Albert Einstein without his pipe, George Burns without his cigar or Jackson Pollock without a cigarette dangling from his lips?
“As we go about our busy lives we unknowingly put our muscles, joints and bones under strain. This stress can mount up incrementally and result in a serious impact on the body such as a sudden fall or a misalignment of the spine. As a holistic Osteopath, I look for and treat these imbalances before they develop into something serious, and re-establish harmony between the body’s structure and its function. Acupuncture, cranio-sacral therapy, massage and cupping can be effectively combined to restore the body’s natural balance and health so that it can begin healing itself. Years of experience have also taught me that often lurking behind physical pain is emotional tension stored, knowingly or unknowingly, in various parts of the body.
New research has found that men who have undergone moderate or high levels of stressful life events are at much greater risk of death
There's no avoiding it, winter is staring us in the face, and before long a respite from the long gray days of the north will be on everyone's mind. Fortunately, some new research suggests there are more good reasons than ever to take a vacation. So, hopefully, the following slides will nudge reluctant workaholics to get away and bring up the national average of vacationing Americans from a measly 34 percent . And remember, since US workers get fewer vacation days than any other developed nation, 14 days a year, it's vital to make every one of them count.