full-blown panic attack on the air back in 2004, in front of 5 million GMA viewers. It sent him into a doctor’s office, and onto a therapist’s couch, and though that quelled his panic attacks, there were lingering issues, from depression to self-doubt, that kept him both self-medicating (hello, cocaine) and searching for answers. Coincidentally, that’s when Peter Jennings assigned him to the religion beat, which included the self-help universe, and suddenly Harris’s professional quest merged with a personal one.
He admits he was a hard sell, particularly being male, mainly because self-help seems “lame,” he says. But eventually Harris, 42, found surprising solace in meditation. He’s written a new book about his odyssey, “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced
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full-blown panic attack on the air back in 2004, in front of 5 million GMA viewers. It sent him into a doctor’s office, and onto a therapist’s couch, and though that quelled his panic attacks, there were lingering issues, from depression to self-doubt, that kept him both self-medicating (hello, cocaine) and searching for answers. Coincidentally, that’s when Peter Jennings assigned him to the religion beat, which included the self-help universe, and suddenly Harris’s professional quest merged with a personal one.Dan Harris — the deep-voiced co-anchor of ABC’s “Nightline” and “Good Morning America” weekend edition — is cool, calm and collected in front of the cameras. But he wasn’t always so Zen. In fact, the newsman had aRead More »from News Anchor Dan Harris on the Pursuit of Manly Happiness
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – 2 hours 49 minutes ago7 of the Best Irish Pubs Across the U.S.The best way to celebrate a holiday is in the country of its origin. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated with gusto in Ireland, and with all of the traditional fanfare, you'd think that it would be hard to replicate here in America. But did you know that America is home to some of the best and oldest Irish pubs -- some of which have been literally moved piece by piece from Ireland?
What makes an Irish pub so special and different from a traditional bar or pub? It's the atmosphere, the warmth of your surroundings and of course, the people. A good Irish pub is like a warm fireplace: It warms you up, brings a smile to your face, and makes you feel at home. This St. Patrick's Day, there are several pubs holding celebrations during the day, and others in the evening. If you have a chance to get away with your partner, I highly suggest it! Get the babysitter to watch the kids for a couple of hours and celebrate Irish style!
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- The scary news about the Paleo diet.
By Natalie Matthews
People who love the Paleo diet are often quick to dismiss naysayers. (I know because I have, like, eight of these friends, and they're cult-y about it.) But a new study just released this week may give them reason for concern, too.
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The study, published in Cell Metabolism, tracked more than 6,000 adults above the age of 50 for 18 years. Some people were on an animal-protein rich diet like Paleo or Atkins (remember when Atkins was a thing?); some were not. And those who ate the animal-protein heavy diet fared way, way worse than others: They were 74% more likely to die early than those who followed a low-protein diet.
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"We provide convincing evidence that a high-protein diet, particularly if the proteins are derived from animals, is nearly as bad as smoking," said Dr. Valter D. Longo, lead author of the study. (SMOKING. Gah!!)
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Variety broke the news yesterday that Rooney Mara had been cast in the role of Tiger Lily in an upcoming "Peter Pan" revamp titled "Pan," the backlash was swift and fierce. “Great to see Hollywood so thoughtfully responding to criticism that it woefully under- and misrepresents indigenous people!” snarled Jezebel. Referring to the controversial "Lone Ranger," Entertainment Weekly wrote that in the wake of Johnny Depp’s Tonto, “With Mara’s casting, it feels like a giant step backwards. Both could have been great opportunities to cast working Native American actors.”When Read More »from Rooney Mara Cast as Tiger Lily: Another Case of Hollywood Whitewashing?
Twitter also lit up with angry and disappointed tweets like:
happy and healthy husband is the key to having an awesome marriage. “We studied older, more conventional couples, but results may apply to younger generations since people tend to become more traditional as they age,” lead author, James Iveniuk, a PhD candidate in the department of sociology, tells Yahoo Shine. Chalk it up to cultural norms: “Even in the most modern marriages, there are gender role expectations,” he says. “Women are innate caregivers and police the emotional temperature of the home, so if a husband is sick or being difficult, women are often the ones to smooth things over, versus men who are more avoidant.” Here are four more factors that make marriages tick.Turns out the adage, 'Happy wife, happy life," may not be true. New research conducted by the University of Chicago finds that a Read More »from 5 Surprising Secrets To a Happy Marriage
An average-looking husband: So, you didn’t marry David Beckham — that’s a good thing. Plain-looking men make better husbands, according to the Journal of Family Psychology. Researchers
- How do you fit in time to exercise with a toddler and another baby on the way?Working out when you're a mom? Challenging. Working out when you're a pregnant mom with a toddler? Next to impossible.
This wasn't always the case. I used to be able to go to the gym when I wanted and for however long I wanted...guilt-free. Once I became a mom, I realized what a struggle it is to fit workouts in. Now that I'm pregnant with my second baby, it's a struggle finding the time and the desire to exercise.
So when do I get my own workout in? Some days I don't. Other days I have to work out more effectively and efficiently and I have to make it a priority, or it doesn't happen. Here's my approach to making it happen.
Some days you won't get a real workout. As long as you're fitting exercise in on most days (4-5 days a week), you're doing better than OK. Don't beat yourself up over it. Just try eating a little cleaner those days when you don't. When you don't get to work out, do not feel guilty. Eventually you will realize that by giving yourself some "me time" andRead More »from An Expert Weighs in on Exercising During Your Second Pregnancy
- Aaron Goodman/FITNESS MagazineBy Ginny Graves
Either your jeans shrank or your belly grew, and chances are it's the latter. You're exercising and eating right, so what's up with the bloating? Sometimes the culprit is obvious (hello, Aunt Flo and last night's burrito!), but other times your healthy habits are the cause. Read on for five surprising reasons your belly can balloon -- plus advice on how to deflate it fast.
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Tummy Puffer: Downing Fluids Before Your Workout
It's important to drink plenty of fluids when it's hot out to prevent dehydration, especially when you exercise. Also, steadily sipping water encourages healthy digestion by keeping food moving through your system, says Christie Achenbach, RD, a dietitian in Destin, Florida, who specializes in nutrition for exercise. But chugging too much water before your workout makes your belly swell.
Deflate-it fix: To avoid that sloshy, overfull feeling, drink about 16 to 24 ounces of water one to two hoursRead More »from 8 Simple Ways to Get Rid of Belly Bloat
- Don't reach for the big guns just yet.
Here are some common ailments which you can cure with over-the-counter meds -- so you can prevent potential antibiotic resistance and harmful side effects.
What to do: Treat pain with an over-the-counter analgesic like acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn).
When to see a doctor: If you or your child has a fever above 100.4°; if there's any discharge from the ears; or if symptoms don't improve after two to three days. Check in with your M.D. sooner if the discomfort is severe.
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2. Sore Throat
What to do: Soothe the irritation with ice chips, lozenges or moisture from a humidifier or vaporizer; you can also take an OTC pain reliever.
When to see a doctor: If symptoms don't improve after five days, or get worse after two to three. A fever over 100.4°, pus at the back of the throat, difficulty swallowing or recent contact with someone who has strep throat warrants a visit.Read More »from 5 Times You Should Skip the Antibiotics
- Don't go for that burger at lunch just yet.
How much protein should you really be eating? Popular diets like Atkins and Paleo tout a combination of animal-based lean proteins and fruits and veggies to help people lose weight, but a new study is challenging their commonly-held advice.
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U.S. and Italian scientists tracked more than 6,000 men and women for 18 years and concluded that people between ages 50 and 65 who had moderate-to-high protein intake are four times more likely to die of cancer and heart disease than those following a low-protein diet. They were also at a higher risk for diabetes. What counts as "high-protein"? A diet in which at least 20% of calories came from protein; "low-protein" meant less than 10%.
"The majority of Americans could reduce their protein intake," said study co-author Valter Longo, a University of Southern California gerontology professor and director of the school's Longevity Institute. "The best change would be to lower the daily intake of allRead More »from Study: Too Much Protein Ups Your Cancer Risk
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