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4 mindfulness skills that can help you manage anxiety

Jennifer Sorensen, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:41pm

Feelings of panic, restlessness, excessive worry, difficulties concentrating and irritability are all common symptoms of anxiety. Here are four mindfulness skills that have proven to reduce anxiety.

Marital stress can make you eat more, study says

Tracie Snowder  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:29pm

Do you crave junk food when you're fighting with your spouse? That might be normal, according to a new study that says people in stressful marriages have "significantly higher" levels of the hormone that makes you hungry.

Study finds peak months for college students' 1st drug use

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 2:31pm

Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with specific types of drugs for the first time during certain times of year.

Organic foods may be more prone to contamination, studies reveal

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:27pm

If you're spending an extra dollar or two in the organic section at your local supermarket, you might want to take pause.

Group selfies responsible for lice outbreak in teens?

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:39am

There may be room for a new dominant hashtag on social media, and it's a gross one: #socialmedialice.

Airport restaurants making meals with 'happy hormones'

Kieron Monks, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:37pm

Checking in at the airport can be a a dispiriting experience, especially when you factor in delays and long lines to get through security.

Do you have a victim mentality?

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:58am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim explains how we use self-pity to get attention, validation or sympathy love, and how to stop having a victim mentality.

Sleeping with contact lenses could lead to vision loss

Carina Storrs Special to CNN  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:25am

Chad Groeschen was working on an outdoor deck for a client a few weeks ago when his left eye started itching. He chalked it up to allergies at first, and then to a sinus infection after his eye got goopy and he could not see out of it. He had no idea his contact lenses were the problem.

How to take a year off and travel

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 20th - 10:26am

For some people, traveling the world is just a pipe dream. But for others, it's important enough for them to pack up and take up to a year off of work.

Study: Happy friends could help teenagers beat depression

Meera Senthilingam for CNN  |  Posted  Aug 20th - 8:46am

For teenagers, surrounding themselves with friends — particularly friends in a good mood — could significantly reduce their risk of developing depression, and improve their ability to recover from it.

3 tips to getting retirement right in your 20s

Walter Updegrave for CNNmoney  |  Posted  Aug 19th - 8:31pm

"I'm in my 20s and would like to start taking steps to ensure a secure retirement and financial future. But like many people in my generation I'm confused about where to start, who to contact and what to do. Can you point me in the right direction?"

Salt levels in fast food for kids are dangerously high

Virginia Harrison, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 19th - 10:02am

Fast food usually packs a salty punch — and that's dangerous for kids.

Way into a woman's heart also through her stomach, study says

Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 18th - 9:17am

If you really want to get lucky in love, forget about taking her to a movie or a bar; you may be better off taking her out for dinner first.

Creating a positive environment at work

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 17th - 6:59am

"Help! I read your article about Not Being a Drama Queen and I have a small business full of women that are driving me crazy with drama and fighting." In this edition of LIFEadvice, coach Kim Giles shares ideas for creating a positive corporate culture and encouraging employees to get along.

Low-fat or low-carb? New study settles debate

Tracie Snowder  |  Posted  Aug 14th - 8:29pm

In the never-ending battle of low-carb versus low-fat diets, scientists may have just discovered the winner.

Airline begins weighing passengers for 'safety'

Karla Cripps, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 13th - 8:28pm

"Now if you could please step on the scale, we need to check your weight." A common request at your doctor's office, sure. But at the airport?

Functions and benefits of feeling your feelings

Anastasia Pollock, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 12th - 8:31pm

Feelings are sometimes uncomfortable or downright painful. But pushing emotions away can actually cause more pain in the long run than just feeling them in the first place. Learn about the function of emotions and the benefits facing them.

Results are in: School starts too early, autism screening, PTSD and more

Ben Smart and Liza Lucas, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Aug 11th - 8:31pm

Here's the fascinating research we're watching from around the world. CNN Health & Wellness has gauged these studies' potential impact on our health.

Teen depression and how social media can help or hurt

Dr. Melinda Ring, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Aug 10th - 10:19am

Recent news stories about cyberbullying, with kids running away, hurting others and even taking their own lives, points to a growing trend with often tragic results.

How to stop being so dramatic

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 10th - 6:58am

"I am, admittedly, a drama queen. I overreact to things and am even prone to temper tantrum-like behavior." In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim talks about how to become more psychologically mature and eliminate emotional reactions.