Lifestyle Archive
  • »Living Well: How to Help a Friend with a Substance Use Problem

    Sat 4 November / Nov 2017. 01:00 AM
    Life was never easy for Dorri Olds. She had her first suicidal thought at age 5 — her mother had yelled at her seemingly out of nowhere, and it shook her in a profound way. By age 11 she had smoked marijuana for the first time, quickly picking...
  • »Mental Health: 6 Questions to Ask a Therapist before You Make it Official

    Wed 1 November / Nov 2017. 01:00 AM
    It turns out that one of the most healing factors of therapy is the relationship I have with my therapist. She knows when to be a sympathetic ear, when to challenge me and accepts who I am.
    I’m free to be open and vulnerable in a safe,...
  • »Living Well: 14 Reasons People Fall in Love with Their Partners All Over Again

    Sun 29 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    Keeping the spark alive in a romantic relationship isn’t easy, especially after the honeymoon phase has come and gone.
    But couples who go the distance never lose sight of the qualities and moments, big and small, that remind them why they...
  • »Is the West Facing a Male Fertility Crisis?

    Thu 26 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    Headlines about a looming male infertility crisis have peppered the landscape in the past few months, thanks to a July study that found the sperm counts of men in North America, Europe and Australia to be on the decline.
    The study, a meta-analysis...
  • »Three Ways Cancer Can Affect Mental Health

    Wed 25 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    Imagine being told that all the things you plan, all the moments you hope to have and all the achievements you aspire to may not happen. That’s what it is like when you hear a doctor say, “You have cancer.”
    While many people know...
  • »Healthy Living: When You’re Not Working Because of Depression and Anxiety

    Thu 19 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    As if the challenges you have to face living with and trying to battle mental illness (in my case, recurring severe anxiety and depression) aren’t enough, there’s also the feeling of shame that goes with it. That’s my experience...
  • »The Infuriating Reason Doctors Are Afraid to Get Mental Health Help

    Wed 18 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    Nearly 40 percent of US physicians are reluctant to seek mental health care-out of fear that it might imperil their medical license, a recent study suggests.
    The reluctance was more pronounced in states where licensing applications questioned...
  • »A New Way to Look at Emotions and How to Master Them

    Mon 16 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    By David Robson (BBC)
    One day at graduate school, one of Lisa Feldman Barrett’s colleagues asked her out on a date. She didn’t really fancy him, but she had been in the lab all day and felt like a change of scenery, so she agreed to go...
  • »An Upside to Having No Social Life?

    Sat 14 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    By Madeleine Dore (BBC)
    The trick to being successful could, in fact, be simple.   
    From my own experience interviewing highly successful artists, writers, and creative entrepreneurs I’ve found one of the most common responses to...
  • »Here’s How to Effectively Talk to Your Kids about Depression

    Tue 10 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    Nearly 20 years later, I still remember the struggle of growing up with a parent who had depression.
    As a child, I didn’t understand what my mother was going through. I remember her seeking treatment and asking my dad where she was. At the...
  • »The Powerful Question Every Parent Needs To Ask Their Child During Meals

    Sat 7 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    When I first started working as a dietitian, I saw plenty of people perplexed about food. They went on diets, ate when stressed, and couldn’t figure out how much food to eat. In short, they had an unhealthy relationship with food.
    I used to...
  • »Spanish Court Bars Catalan MPs' Independence Move

    Thu 5 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Spain's Constitutional Court has suspended next Monday's session of the Catalan parliament, in a bid to pre-empt a possible push for independence.
    The court said such a move would be "a breach of the constitution".
    Earlier Prime...
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