BRING DOWN YOUR STRESS LEVELS IN JUST TWO MINUTES A DAY

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill […]

WORK LIFE BALANCE ADVICE FROM FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

Michelle Obama’s  speech yesterday on work life balance was so interesting that we’ve posted the entire transcript. It is worth reading. The first lady: Acknowledges one income doesn’t cut it anymore How hard it is for single parents, and that 22 million working women  don’t have a single paid sick day. Mayflower Hotel Washington, D.C. […]

5 STEPS TO MAKING YOUR WORK DAY LESS STRESSFUL

The office doesn’t have to be a stressful place. If you structure your day correctly, working will make your life better and happier. Work and stress seem inexorably linked. In fact, a study from Northwestern National Life suggests that one-fourth of employees claim that their jobs are the top source of stress they’re required to […]

SEE HOW IBM’S SUPER COMPUTER WATSON CAN HELP YOUR HEALTH

IBM wants its supercomputer Watson to help you get healthy—by analyzing your genes. A startup called Pathway Genomics is teaming up with IBM to create a fitness and diet tracking app that uses DNA sequencing and Watson’s intelligence to give custom health recommendations.

EMOTIONAL SIDE EFFECTS OF MS: THE PSEUDOBUBLAR EFFECT (PBA)

If you find yourself crying or laughing uncontrollably, you are not alone. Although most people have never heard of pseudobulbar affect (PBA), it’s estimated that two million Americans are suffering from this neurologic condition. Ten percent of these are people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Often misdiagnosed as clinical depression, PBA is a neurologic disorder that’s characterized […]

A FEW WORKOUT TIPS FOR THE LADIES

Time is the number one reason that women don’t make their own health and fitness a priority. At least that’s what was reported by the majority of the more than 2,000 women who participated in a recent study looking at health, fitness, and nutrition habits. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis reported that age, […]

IS CALIFORNIA NEXT FOR LEGAL WEED?

SEATTLE (AP) — Marijuana activists who have longed for decades to end America’s drug war pocketed more major victories Tuesday, with Oregon and the nation’s capital approving the recreational pot use. The advocates believed they also have another win, too, in Alaska, as a legal pot measure held a steady lead. The only major loss […]

FITBIT TO DROP THREE NEW STYLES INCLUDING THE “SUPER WATCH”

Fitbit, one of the dominant players in today’s increasingly saturated fitness tracking space, today announced a trio of wearables of the wrist-worn variety. While the wearable space already has an overwhelming number of offerings, like the Garmin Vivosmart, the Misfit Flash, and Polar’s smart fitness watches, wearing something on your wrist is, as Apple emphasized […]

CHECK OUT THESE HEALTHIER WAYS TO DINE OUT WITH COWORKERS

Most of us enjoy dining out, especially with our peers. It’s the time when we get to learn more about each other, share laughs, and make lasting memories. But a good time usually involves lots of drinks and fatty foods. This may be a problem when you are trying to stay on track with a […]

JA RULE OPENS UP ABOUT SOME OF HIS HARD TIMES IN PRISON

During an interview with Vlad TV, Queens, New York rapper Ja Rule spoke on the two years he spent in prison. According to the musician, who was released from prison last year, his time spent in prison consisted of stays in a variety of places including general population, solitary confinement, and involuntary protective custody (IPC). […]

S. EPATHA MERKERSON SPEAKS ON DIABETES AND HEALTH ADVOCACY PROGRAMS

The Law and Order franchise wouldn’t be the same without Anita Van Buren. The face is so familiar, she’s lasted longer than every other main character on the series — that staying power has to be acknowledged. But her staying power in her personal life is even more important, especially knowing that S. Epatha Merkerson, […]

SKYLAR DIGGINS TEAMS UP WITH NIKE TO DROP A WORKOUT APP

With fall schedules being tougher during the busy season, it can be challenging to get a workout in, even for dedicated athletes… like Skylar Diggins. So, her and Nike have introduced a new workout to the Nike+ Training Club App, intended to help athletes squeeze in some training. Diggins’ “Zoom in 5 Workout” is the […]

THESE HEALTHY SNACKS CAN HELP GET YOU THROUGH THAT AFTERNOON WAL AT WORK

We’ve all experienced the “afternoon slump,” the time when our stomach begins to grumble and we feel exhausted. Since the majority of us don’t have the privilege of a siesta, we can make healthy snack and lifestyle choices to feel refreshed and renewed. In general, it is best to keep a regular exercise schedule to […]

WAYS TO KEEP A HEALTHY BALANCE WHILE DEALING WITH YOUR HECTIC PERSONAL LIFE

Imagine working your butt off for five years straight. Working 70 to 80 hours a week with little to no sleep is just the norm for you. Never mind the premature greying, and migraine headaches that you’ve developed all for that magical moment of being named partner. Think about all that you’ve missed from weddings […]

12 HELPFUL TIPS TO HELP YOU GET A BETTER NIGHTS SLEEP

Family life, social life, and professional life are a few of the many factors that can lead to sleep deprivation. Many of us wear many hats and play various roles. We are providers, nurturers, caterers, givers, and bosses. But we often forget to be human and take care of self. Being a boss means I […]