Mental Health

Quitting smoking: The benefits aren’t just physical

There’s a reason why quitting smoking is one of the most commonly recommended preventive health tips: Frequent smoking can increase risk for heart disease and stroke by up to four times and lung cancer by up to 25 times. In…

Mental Health

Who’s caring for the caregivers?

If you’re someone who is in what’s called the “sandwich generation,” you spend a lot of time caring for others—both your aging parents and your children. As a result, you probably spend very little time caring for yourself. And this, it…

Mental Health

How sharing her story keeps one woman sober

This is the third part of a series exploring alcoholism in Michigan written by Carly Keyes, a recovering alcoholic who is on a mission to improve awareness about the disease and ensure others find the help they need. Read her…

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Another reason to love what you see in the mirror

Over the years, women have struggled with body image—constantly trying to achieve the ideal shape that’s in vogue in that moment. But what women don’t realize is how fickle society is. What was considered beautiful in the 1960s was not…

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Mood lighting: Light intensity affects our emotions

It’s no secret that lighting, whether natural or artificial, has an effect on our mental state. We’ve all heard of and experienced “mood lighting:” candlelit dinners, moonlit walks, the sunrise and sunset. These are all things we generally recognize as…

Mental Health

Adults aren’t the only ones who get stressed out

It’s easy to romanticize your childhood as a time where your biggest concerns were who to sit with in the cafeteria and what you were going to spend your allowance on. But the reality can often be a lot different….

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How your smartphone can make you smarter

Close down that Flappy Bird game! And while you’re at it, exit out of Candy Crush Saga and Angry Birds as well. Games, apps and social networking sites aren’t going anywhere (they make up 64 percent of the time users…

Mental Health

Long commute got you down? Try these 6 tips and see if your mood improves

When the world thinks about cars, a reflex action is to think about the great state of Michigan. Being the automotive capital of the world, our state uses public transportation far less than it does individual motorists.  The city of…

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The #1 mistake most employees make

Hoping to score a big promotion this year? The smartest thing you can do is to turn off your smartphone late at night. It seems like the opposite would be true — be available 24/7 and your boss will love…

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