Is Yoga an Effective Antidepressant?

Yoga contains at least four “active ingredients” that could help it work as an antidepressant, says yoga researcher and integrative psychiatrist Dr. Sudha Prathikanti.

How Strength Training Helps Keep Anxiety at Bay

Resistance training may help you resist excessive worry and anxiety. Here's what the latest research shows.

Time Spent in an Art Museum Can Be Good Therapy

Researchers Lisa and Jeffrey Smith have spent years studying how people behave in art museums and what they get out of the experience. Here's what the Smiths' latest study shows.

Good Posture May Ease Symptoms of Depression

People with depression often slouch, their droopy shoulders mirroring their down mood. Sitting up straighter may give a boost to their mood and energy level, a new study shows.

5 Simple Alternatives to Keeping a Gratitude Diary

Keeping a gratitude journal boosts health and well-being, but it’s not for everyone. Thankfully, there are other ways to cultivate gratitude. Try these simple strategies instead.

3 Habits That Could Be Wrecking Your Sleep

Eating too little fiber, unwinding with alcohol, or checking social media frequently may undermine your ability to get a good night’s sleep.

Do Statin Medications Affect Irritability and Aggression?

Recent guidelines are fueling a boom in the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. One potential side effect of statins is increased irritability, new evidence shows.

In a Store and on the Phone: A Risky Mix?

Using your phone while shopping is sometimes (but not always) a recipe for buyer's remorse. Here's what you need to know before hitting the stores, based on a new study.

Conquering Barriers to Weight Training for Women Over 50

Women over 50 have been relatively slow to embrace weight training despite proven benefits for the body and brain. Here's how they can start to change that.

Poor Sleep May Impair the Ability to Feel Empathy

Emotional empathy may be in short supply after a bad night’s sleep, a new study shows.

Drawing Is a Simple, Powerful Way to Improve Your Mood

When you're in a bad mood, drawing for just 15 minutes may lift your spirits. But to maximize the benefit, there are a couple of things you need to do, a recent study shows.

Walking Can Lift Your Mood, Even When You Don't Expect It To

Feeling bored and sluggish at work? A new study shows that walking may be good for your mood, even if you’re strolling down a drab hallway and facing a dreaded chore afterward.

5 Essentials for an Office Power Nap

The right napping gear can help you catch 40 winks at work. And that may improve your mood, alertness and job performance.

7 Tips to Get Smartphone Overuse Under Control

How can you control your smartphone use so it’s not controlling you? Lisa Strohman, founder of the Technology Wellness Center, offers some smart phone advice.

Teens, ADHD and Sleep: A Complicated Mix

An ongoing study could change the way we look at the complex relationship between sleep and ADHD in teenagers.

8 Ways to Convince Yourself You're an Exerciser

The way you define your identity has a major impact on how you behave. Here’s how to make “exerciser” a core part of your identity, especially if you haven't been active for long.

Boost Your Verbal Memory While You Burn a Few Calories

Learning a language or memorizing a speech? Try this memory hack.

To Become a Better Writer, Be a Frequent Walker

Novelists and poets have long held that walking and writing are closely connected. Now there’s research to back up that claim.

Walking Through Grief and Healing

Grief is a journey that for some is best traveled on foot. Here's how walking may help people cope with grief after the loss of a loved one.

How to Get the Most out of Your Daily Coffee (and Caffeine)

You can get the mental perks of coffee without overdoing the caffeine. The key is carefully choosing when to drink it.

6 Reasons We're Emotionally Attached to Our Favorite Mugs

Do you cherish a favorite coffee mug and feel ultra-possessive about it? Here's the scoop on the deep psychological appeal of a treasured mug.

Healthy, Relaxing Things to Do on a Snow Day

You could spend your snow day doing laundry … but don’t. Here are eight more relaxing, satisfying ways to ride out a snowstorm.

Feeling Guilty About Back Pain Makes Everything Seem Worse

People with chronic back pain often end up feeling guilty about it. And that guilt, in turn, is linked to increased depression, anxiety and disability.

Being Thanked for a Gift Can Boost Your Well-Being

When thanked for a gift, don’t be too quick to say “it’s nothing.” Accepting gratitude, like giving it, is good for your health and happiness.

Sugar on the Brain

When your blood sugar is already a little elevated, it's even harder to resist reaching for a sweet treat.

Generic Drugs Live Down to Expectations

Generic drugs are the omega dogs of the pharmaceutical world. They don’t get much respect, and that could lead to reduced effectiveness and increased side effects.

How Autumn Leaves Color Our Inner Lives

We love the brilliant hues of fall foliage — but why? Two experts reflect on the sensory appeal and emotional allure of autumn leaves.

4 Surprising Things that Expand Your Waistline

Waistlines are growing faster than BMI levels. Here are four culprits you might not suspect.

How to Stress Less in a Traffic Jam

Rush-hour commuters in the United States lose an average of 42 hours per year to traffic delays. Here's how to navigate traffic jams with less stress.

5 Tips for a More Relaxing Urban Walk

A walk down city streets is generally less calming than a nature hike. But these tips can make an urban walk more relaxing and refreshing.