7 Nighttime Habits that Help You Get to Sleep

At the end of a long, busy day, these soothing wind-down routines help your brain get ready for sleep.

Link Shown Between Sinusitis, Hay Fever, and Depression

Your sinus and nasal health are closely tied to your psychological health, several recent studies show. A researcher explains how they may be connected.

Six Reasons to Love Tuesdays (and One Reason Not To)

Happy Tuesday! Here’s the good, the bad, and the healthy of the most underrated day of the week.

What’s in a Name? A Lot, When It’s the Label for a Disease

The name given a disease may influence how successfully people cope with it, a recent study suggests. Are some common diseases due for rebranding?

Using Your Smartphone Camera as a Mindfulness Tool

Point, shoot, observe. Your phone’s camera may help you focus on the moment and foster mindfulness. It all depends on how you use it.

6 Healthy Reasons to Wake Up Earlier

Get your day off on the right foot. Making time for wellness first thing in the morning sets a positive tone for your whole day.

How a Sense of Purpose in Life Improves Your Health

Why bother getting out of bed in the morning? Having a good answer to that question may help you stay healthier and even live longer.

How Your Body Changes Your Visual Perception as You Walk

Your body helps shape what you see on the walking path. Here's the latest research—and what it means for walkers and hikers.

How Cooking Dinner Helps You Bounce Back from a Tough Day

Hard day at work? Cooking could be your recipe for recuperation.

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.