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Author: Kathryn Drury Wagner

Is Your Personality Healthy?

A new study helps define what a healthy personality looks like.

Menopause, Check!

Seize this midlife point as a mile marker for better heart health.

Are You Hiding Your Supplements?

Doctors need to know the full picture

Healthier Holiday Drinks

If you drink alcohol, here are some fresh ideas for the season

Grief, the Thief of Sleep

The loss of a spouse can lead to a cascade of ill health effects.

3 Herbal Cures for Thanksgiving Troubles

Natural ways to deal with anything this big holiday dishes up.

The Risks of Disrupted Circadian Rhythms

Disrupted circadian rhythms play a bigger role than previously thought in our he…

Open Wide and Say Probiotic!

We drill down on probiotics for the mouth

How Horses Can Heal Humans

Therapeutic horseback riding helps veterans with PSTD

3 Meditations for Group Healing

In a world that feels divided, mantras for group unity and transformation.…

Why People Stay in Bad Relationships

The answer might not be what you’d expect

5 Tricks for a Powerful Midday

Turn the midday slump into a time of power and productivity.

Does Rosemary Boost Memory?

Drinking rosemary water boosted cognitive performance in one study.

5 Ways Not to Be Irritated All the Time

Constantly annoyed? Here are some strategies.

Sharing Is Contagious

A new study sheds light on why humans do or do not cooperate.

Creating Space to Do Nothing

How to reclaim time to restore yourself.

Transform Stress into Awe

Perspective can change how you encounter an experience.

Yes, Grownups Need a Bedtime

For optimal health, make regular sleep patterns a habit.

Book Review: The Empathy Effect

7 Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences

Book Review: On The Future

Prospects for Humanity

How to Dispel False Beliefs

Research sheds light into how we decide what’s accurate.

Speaking Up, Speaking Out

The importance of speaking your truth.

Rethinking Plastic, Yet Again

Avoiding BPA bottles may not be enough, according to new research.

3 Ways to Connect More with Family

Craving more meaningful time with your loved ones? Here are easy ways to foster …

Optimism Helps the Heart

Psychological wellbeing helps reduce risk of cardiovascular disease.

5 Ideas When Things Are Beyond Your Control

When everything feels up in the air, here’s how to keep worry from taking over.…

Why False Beliefs Stick

Science explains why people cling to ideas, even when they have contradictory ev…

Toward a Healthier Closet

The clothing industry is super wasteful. Here’s how to stop being part of the pr…

Genes Control Our Dreaming

How much REM and non-REM sleep we get appears to be controlled by a pair of gene…

5 Reasons to Take a Fall Vacation

Make time to rejuvenate with a healing getaway.

Why We Procrastinate

Brain structures may explain this personality tendency.

News That Uplifts

If the relentless bad news is leaving you feeling down, there are alternatives.…

A Root Cause of Pessimism, Revealed

New research could lead to better treatment of anxiety and depression.

End the Throwaway Culture: Easy Eco Swaps

Cut down on waste—and save money—by switching to reusable products.

The Surprising Reason You’re Tired

Some sleeping woes can be blamed on the Internet.

20 Affirmations For When We’ve Messed Up

Regain self love, even when not feeling worthy of it.

Your Eyes Reveal Your Personality

Eye movements give insight into more than just sight.

5 Morning Rituals You Haven’t Tried Yet

Start your day off feeling energized and creative.

Does Jerky Make You Manic?

There’s a strange link between meat and your mind.

5 Ways to Recharge Your Batteries

Reconnect with yourself and feel more alive again.

Good News on Bad Moods

There’s a surprising upside to those crabby and irritable moments.

5 Ways to Get Outside

…Even if you’re not outdoorsy.

Problem Solved… Uh oh.

As we reduce our problems, our perception of them changes.

5 Ways to Chill Out

If that weather report involves the term, “scorcher,” here are some natural ways…

Aspirin May Ward off Alzheimer’s

Low-dose aspirin may potentially help, a new study suggests.

Mindful Walking

Ways to allow for reflection while walking.

Left-Handed Mental-Health Treatment

When being a southpaw matters, medically.

5 Reasons to Eat Lentils

Take your (edible) pulses.

A New Option for Weight Loss

Intermittent fasting is trendy. But does it work?

Book Review: The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars

A Neuropsychologist’s Odyssey Through Consciousness

Book Review: On the Brink of Everything

Grace, Gravity & Getting Old

5 Ways to Avoid Losing Muscle Mass

Keeping muscle as we age

Mind-Body Therapies for Migraine Sufferers

Mind-body therapies you might not be taking advantage of.

5 Ways to Deal with Allergies Naturally

Achoo! Want to reduce seasonal allergies? Try these methods.

Vaccinate Against Stress

Beneficial bacteria may become the basis for an immunization.

5 Ways to Get Closet Clarity

Our relationship with clothing is complex and can spill over into the closet. Ti…

5 Ways to Deal with Jet Lag Naturally

Help to rebalance your body’s schedule, gently.

Leg Health Connects to Your Brain

Want to keep your noggin happy? Pump those legs!

Nip Regret in the Bud

Practical suggestions to avoid that nagging sensation of regret.

How to Respond with Compassion

A certain type of meditation creates calm when encountering the suffering of oth…

8 Little Ways to Practice Nonviolence

Here are a few small ways to practice personal nonviolence.

Breath is Fertilizer for the Brain

The yogis have been right, scientists say.

5 Ways to Streamline Your Finances

Money mess runneth over? Here’s how to get a grip.

An Easy Tool to Curb Spending

Reflecting on what we own can help us shop less.

6 Ways to Deal with Nighttime Anxiety

Vanquish middle-of-the-night stress.  

Does Fizz Fight Autoimmune Disorders?

A new study suggests drinking baking soda may help combat common diseases.…

3 Earth-Friendly Swaps for Summer

Easy ways to be eco-friendly while having fun this season.

A Natural Stress Reliever for Women

You won’t believe what it is…

8 Ways to Pare Down Your Health Regimen

In a world that pushes toward the complex, there are still simple ways to stay h…

Is a Healthier Diet More Wasteful?

How to waste less fruits and vegetables.

Book Review: Grateful

The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks

3 Ways to Reduce Commitment Overload

Some deep fixes for feeling chronically overwhelmed.

Is It Dangerous Being a Night Owl?

A new study suggests evening types have it a bit rougher.

Self-Discovery through Your Circle of Friends

If your friends bring out the best in you, what can you learn about yourself dur…

5 Ways to Sit Less to Save Your Brain

5 creative ways to move more.

Another Reason to Eat at Home

Dining out increases overall exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.

7 Ways to Simplify Your Digital Life

Tame the digital overwhelm with a few easy tactics.

For More Success, Write About Failure

Reflecting on past fails can change your body’s response to stress.

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Cancer Risk

4 in 10 cases of cancer can be prevented, say researchers.

How a Neighborhood Can Promote Happiness

What surrounds your home is important to wellbeing.

10 Ways to Simplify Your Next Trip

See the world without losing your mind or your way.

Stop Chasing Happiness

Striving for a state of happiness actually alters the perception of time.

5 Ways to Declutter Your Social Life

Streamline your friendships for greater life satisfaction.

For Pain Relief, Join Hands

Reach out and touch your loved one, suggests a new study.

5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Chi

Feeling less than zippy? Get your chi flowing with these methods.

A Surprising Perk of Anxiety

Reasonable levels of anxiety boost the memory, a new study shows.

Ready to Try Crystal-Infused Water?

Your neighbor has a trendy water bottle. Let’s look inside.

5 Swaps for Cleaner Cleaning

A study shows toxic products can be as bad on the lungs as smoking.

Book Review: Hormonal

The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones—How they drive desire, shape relationships, influence our choices, and make us wiser

5 Ways to Listen from the Heart

The secrets to supporting a stressed-out partner.

Depression Still Undertreated

Only one-third of people diagnosed with depression actually start treatment.…

10 Ways to Avoid Plastic

Single-use plastic is piling up. Here’s how you can help staunch the flow. …

Reduce Cravings with Mindfulness

Can meditation help you avoid a Snickers or a cigarette? A new study says yes.…

Using a Bucket List for Goal Setting

Turn your wildest dreams into forward motion.  

Can You Wire Your Brain for Creativity?

Maybe. Some people seem to engage networks that don’t usually team together.…

3 Ways to Use Meditation to Boost Creativity

Three ways to up your creative forces.

You Can Quit Work, But it Won’t Quit You

Work commitments have lingering effects, a new study shows.

5 Ways to Deal with Difficult People

Feeling like you might throttle someone? Try these tactics instead.

Is Brain Training Worth the Time?

Cognitive training protects against declines in mental abilities as we age.…

Kathryn Drury Wagner is a writer and editor based in Savannah. She is the author of Hawaii’s Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!.

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