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May 24, 2016

Most of us go through our days without taking many moments to pause and reflect on what we’re doing. Although we’re just trying to keep up with the hectic busyness of our lives, it’s important to find ways to take time and be mindful. Stopping to pay attention to the moment can help give us…

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Women’s Day, Everyday Health

May 16, 2016

In today’s busy, crazy, stressful world, many of us turn to television and film for distraction—but they may be more than a great escape. “Fiction is a coping mechanism that does take us away from our everyday world,” says clinical psychologist John Mayer, PhD, who is also a novelist and screenwriter. “But it helps us…

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Teen Vogue

March 16, 2016

A group of girls bundled up in cold-weather clothes huddle together at a bus stop in Manhattan’s Herald Square. Their colorful puffy coats conceal the latest phenomenon to hit high schools across the country. “It’s easier to hide my waist trainer in the winter,” says Christina, 17, as she lifts up her layers to show…

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January 21, 2016

“When one partner asks the other to play a major role in weight loss, the dynamic can get tricky,” confirms Alexis Conason… Read Article Here

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MarketWatch/WallStreet Journal

December 24, 2015

Currently, more than one in three American adults over 20 is obese — up from roughly one in four 20 years ago — and nearly 70% are overweight. And millions of other people are currently carrying more weight than they’d like this time of year, thanks to the annual holiday overeating ritual. Many Americans experience…

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December 17, 2015

Nigella Lawson — a British chef best known as the host of Nigella Kitchen on Food Network — has made no bones about the fact that she is not a fan of clean eating as a health craze. Her most recent slam against the diet trend — that many people who have been avoiding processed…

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December 8, 2015

It’s 9:30 on a Thursday morning in July, and Candace Ryan is getting ready for her second workout of the day. Already dressed in spandex from a 6 a.m. visit to the gym, Ryan wraps her blond hair in a tight bun before clipping her white and orange spinning shoes into the stationary bike in…

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The Daily Meal

June 22, 2015

When you’re overweight or obese, you may have myriad health and fitness obstacles including lower stamina, muscle weakness, and circulation problems, as well as conditions such as high cholesterol or diabetes. All of these factors can seriously limit your libido. Losing weight, exercising, and making positive health changes such as eating a low-fat diet can…

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Style Caster

May 30, 2015

Juicing may be the trendy way to supposedly lose weight—and feel great—these days, but drinking your greens might not be all that it’s cracked up to be. In fact, health experts say that juicing can actually do some serious damage to your body, both mentally and physically. So, before you reach for that liquefied kale,…

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International Business Times

May 27, 2015

Naturally, the image went viral and the Internet went Defcon 5 in angry righteousness. Although the images are unmistakably “fat shaming,” it’s entirely possible the images were meant to shame their creator. The Web is full of what many young women battling eating disorders call “thinspo” or “thinspiration,” i.e., pictures of very thin — or…

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