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The Things You Can’t Control: The Best Tool I Know to Overcome Pointless Worry

Not being able to predict how something will turn out—a job, a relationship, a health concern, etc.—is stressful and sometimes paralyzing.  As a patient...
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An Everyday Way to Boost Your Emotional Wellbeing

It's nice to be recognized for being nice, but the emotional benefits of doing something good for someone else abound regardless of whether the...
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Sunshine: Cutting-Edge Medicine

For many years, I had a dark and dingy office with a soot-smeared window in a sterile hospital building. It was minimalist, to say...
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What Is the Sexiest Male Scent?

Studies have proven that we are what we eat. As in, it registers in our smell. And in a recent experiment, men who gobbled...
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The Joy Of Being Wrong

I recently asked a friend who has been married for over 45 years what the secret was to their enduring bond. “It’s simple,” she...

Think Twice About the Old Adage: It’s What’s On the Inside That Counts

It was junior year of high school when I discovered the boy I had a crush on had a crush on someone else. Heartbroken,...
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SPANX WANTS YOU TO MULTITASK

Can you walk and chew gum at the same time? Lyndon Johnson is credited for creating this idiom during an interview talking about Gerald...
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Should You Lie About Why You Are Late?

Like all parents, I tell my children that they must always tell the truth. “So why do I have to write a thank you...
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What Are the Three Key Ingredients of a Good Day?

I recently came across a paper outlining the three key ingredients to a day well spent: 1. Do Something Alone Such as reading, listening to music,...
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Seeing Green…With Creativity

The next time you need a boost of creativity, whether embarking on a creative project or struggling to solve a problem big or small,...

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Self-care. As buzzy and hash-tag-worthy a mantra for well-being as it currently is, too much focus on the self — or rather, not enough...

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Self-knowledge is tricky business and often misconstrued. For instance, saying, “I know myself, and I don’t like outdoor festivals” is less about self-knowledge and...

This Gadget is Scientifically-Proven to Help You Lose Weight

As we head into summer, and we are inundated by marketing messages heralding the start of beach season, I’m simultaneously struck by how many...

Don’t Let A Single Story Define You: Rewriting Your Past

When I was in training to become a psychiatrist, an old-school mastermind in the field asked the class what I thought was an obvious...

Asking Questions Makes You Look Smarter

I learned a lot in medical school. How to prescribe the right antibiotic to combat a bacterial infection, how to approach a combative patient,...