Positive Thinking

How to answer "how are you?"
Life Advice

3 Authentically Positive Answers to the Question, ‘How Are You?’

Your response to this everyday greeting can be a moment of honest self-reflection.

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Gardening and a long life
Living Longer, Living Better

How Gardening Can Help You Live Longer

Studies reveal the connection between gardening and longevity.

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Picnic on the beach
Life Advice

Why a Simple Sandwich Tastes Better at the Beach

With minimal effort, dining alfresco offers health benefits from stress reduction to boosted immunity—and a renewed focus on food.

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A middle aged woman on the beach positively thinking.
Advice for Caregivers

How You Can Benefit from Flexing Your Gratitude Muscle

As a caregiver, shifting your attention to things you’re thankful for can overcome negative thinking

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the importance of relaxing
Life Advice

The Pleasure and Power of Doing Nothing at All

Summertime is the ideal season to embrace the notion that “being” can sometimes outrank “doing” as a top activity.

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A teacher's advice
Life Advice

Surprising Spiritual Advice in the Classroom

A teacher shares how a young student helped him do his job—and life—better.

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Relaxing outside
Life Advice

Why Getting Outside Is a Natural Stress Reliever

New research shows that just 20 minutes outdoors goes a long way toward lowering a damaging stress hormone.

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Healthy 4th of July snacks
Recipes

5 Red, White and Blue Snacks for Your 4th of July

Healthy, easy and inexpensive ways to celebrate America. 

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Too much empathy?
Life Advice

Is It Possible to Be Too Empathetic?

Caring about others is kind and right. But to stay on the healthy side of this emotion, apply some perspective.

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Describe your stress
Emotional and Mental Health

What Are You Getting Out of Your Stress?

Redefining your stress level may help you let go of negative patterns.

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