Tag: mind

Everything You Know About Obesity Is Not Wrong

Indeed, weight is an imperfect metric of health. But to suggest it’s always and completely irrelevant to health is overstating things. (iStockPhoto) Last week, HuffPost published a story called “Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong.” In it, the author, Michael Hobbes, weaves science and people’s stories together to challenge popular perceptions about obesity. He

Chili's New Pumpkin Spice Product Will Blow Your Mind

If you’re a fan of everything pumpkin, we’ve got good news for you. Chili’s is now serving a pumpkin margarita, and it sounds like our creepy cocktail dreams have come true.  The margarita — aptly named The Great Pumpkin — is the chain’s $5 beverage of the month. And while previous offerings have included a

How to get in the vacation mind-set to ease your stress

How to get in the vacation mind-set to ease your stress – even if you aren’t going anywhere Three-quarters of Americans get some paid vacation time from work Research shows that time off reduces stress levels and makes people more productive when they return   But making the most of that time is difficult in a

52 ways to find peace of mind

A new book co-authored by a professor in the Department of Psychology offers 52 bite-sized chapters to help people navigate anxiety, stress and fear. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 30 percent of U.S. adults experience an anxiety disorder (such as panic disorder or social anxiety disorder) at some point in their lifetime.

Study shows creativity is state of mind that can be trained

As an undergraduate student at York University, Joel Lopata was studying film production and jazz performance when a discrepancy became apparent. “I noticed students in the jazz program were really developing a language of creative engagement, whereas in the film program, we weren’t having the same education. It was a lot more theoretical than practical,