Mind

Elizabeth Vargas’ alcohol confession brings painful feelings to the forefront

The news anchor's recent admission prompts one writer's personal reflection on why embracing the pain is a good and healing…

How to create a ‘to-do’ list that actually gets done

A slew of productivity experts weigh in on the tips, tricks, and mistakes to avoid.

A hidden link between diet and depression

Too much of the wrong foods could be affecting your mental health. Fight depression with one of these easy tweaks to your day.

William & Kate counsel grieving children as Princess Di’s fateful anniversary approaches

After holidays in France, William and Kate ease back into royal life this week by lending compassion at a hospice.…

Have you heard of PTG? The unexpected upside to trauma

Beyond PTSD: The phenomenon of "post-traumatic growth," a type of spiritual awakening, can be a balm to those suffering from grave injury or loss. One family shares their personal experience.

Patton Oswalt’s Facebook letter on grief: 3 poignant take-aways

In his darkest days, the comedian unexpectedly moved the Internet to tears with an honest post about the profound loss of his wife. His words…

What I got wrong about women & anger

Feeling anger isn’t necessarily a problem, but it’s not a solution, either. It’s a starting gun telling us to engage.

9 kind things every caregiver should do … for themselves

Caregiving can feel like a 25-hour-a-day job, but even the Energizer bunny needs to recharge sometimes. Sneak these nine little moments of self-love into your…

Most popular color in the world gets a brand new shade

It's called YInMn and this never-before-seen vibrant shade of blue could mean exciting new things for artists' work, or even the color of your next car.

3 things I learned about ‘living in the moment’ by banishing my cell phone

Putting aside technology for the long weekend had some unexpected benefits I didn't see coming.

Why Bridget Jones should have kept a journal, not a diary

We might all save ourselves a little heartache—and feel a little happier—with this therapeutic writing technique.

Why is Fitbit trying to sell you a sleep tracker?

Wearable fitness tech has become commonplace, but now bands like Fitbit and Jawbone are boasting sleep tracking, too—are we surrendering our natural body instincts to computers a little too much?

The magical effects of finding your perfect color

Upon realizing my entire wardrobe was a sea of dark, monotone comfort-colors, I decided to build a more colorful closet. Along the way, something unexpected happened: wearing more color brought out my inner-happiness.

5 daily habits to overcome anxiety in an age of terrorism

With a shooting still fresh in our minds and travel season officially underway, we must tackle the true source of our fears if we are to continue living our lives fully and joyfully.

The spirit of Princess Diana inspires Prince William’s Father’s day essay

Following in Princess Diana's footsteps, royal dad, Prince William, challenged parents everywhere to ask their children a single life-saving question.