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Fight 'Blue Monday' with yellow — and other positivity tips

Nicole Carpenter, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 12:10pm

Blue Monday is the third Monday of the new year, and apparently the most depressing day of the year too. Here are a few suggestions to create positivity throughout this and any day, especially through end of winter.

Are bad people skills holding you back?

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:03am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares why people skills are so critical and how to improve some of yours.

'Goat yoga' is a thing — and hundreds are lining up for it

Aj Willingham, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 13th - 8:34pm

It's actually a little hard to believe we, as both a goat- and yoga-loving society, have slept on this concept for so long. Leave it to Lainey Morse of Albany, Oregon to realize something as glorious as goat yoga.

Anti-cigarette billboard coughs if you smoke near it

Ivana Kottasova, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 13th - 10:47am

When smokers walk by a certain billboard in Stockholm, something strange happens: The billboard coughs at them.

This might be how stress and heart attacks are linked

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 12th - 8:03pm

Scientists have long known that stress can influence your heart health, but exactly how this relationship takes place has been something of a mystery — until now.

6 in 10 Americans don't have $500 in savings

Kathryn Vasel, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 12th - 10:47am

If you were suddenly hit with a $500 unexpected bill, would you be able to cover it? If the answer is no, you're not alone.

Café offers free meal to those who complete 6-minute HIIT workout

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 12th - 10:28am

A London café is offering patrons a free meal, but you’ll pay for it with a little sweat.

How to keep your New Year's fitness resolution from failing

Jordan D. Metzl, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 11th - 6:32pm

If you're like most Americans, you've made getting more fit and losing weight your New Year's resolution to kick off 2017. Unfortunately, your resolution will most likely fail.

Goal setting? Create a culture of change first

Connie Sokol, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 11th - 10:31am

It’s January, which means dive in, set high-level, well-intentioned goals — in two weeks forget what they were, then drown your non-attained sorrows in a really quality cheesecake. Wait! Not this year, because you're all about a culture of change.

Maybe that workout can wait till the weekend

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 9th - 12:19pm

It has become a habit. Each week, the weekdays fly by so quickly that you only find time to exercise on Saturdays and Sundays.

5 bad habits that will damage your relationships

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 9th - 6:58am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, coach Kim shares five bad habits you might have that affect the quality of your relationships and how to change them.

Take a swing at aerial yoga at home

Dana Santas, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 6th - 8:31pm

Over the past decade, aerial yoga classes with names like "anti-gravity," "flying" and "acrobat" yoga have appeared on studio schedules — and with names like those, there's an intimidation factor.

Eat Mediterranean diet for a healthier and younger brain, studies say

Jen Christensen and Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 5th - 8:33pm

As we age, our brains naturally shrink and our risk of having a stroke, dementia or Alzheimer's rise, and almost everyone experiences some kind of memory loss.

Is cereal healthy?

Lisa Drayer CNN  |  Posted  Jan 5th - 12:49pm

Cereal is healthy only if you choose wisely.

Morning sickness drug's efficacy called into question

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 4th - 8:34pm

One minute, you have that blissful pregnancy glow, and the next, you're green with nausea. You're not alone. Many moms-to-be are prescribed some type of treatment to ease their morning sickness, but a provocative new paper questions the efficacy of Diclegis.

Why you shouldn't use cotton swabs to clean your ears

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 3rd - 8:34pm

The doctors' advice hasn't changed much, but it's still so unsatisfying: You should not use cotton swabs to clean your ears.

The best New Year’s resolution you can make in 2017

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 2nd - 8:47am

In this special edition of LIFEadvice, coaches Kim and Nicole share a unique resolution idea that will improve the way you feel about everything you experience this year.

What to eat before, during and after a workout

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 1st - 6:08pm

Scientists have long known that what you eat before, during and after you exercise can make or break a workout and possibly affect your fitness results.

17 things to look forward to in 2017

Emily Smith and Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 1st - 11:26am

Moaning about 2016 is so last year. If you're ready for a little positivity, here's a bunch of cool stuff we can all look forward to in 2017. Bring it on!

Become more optimistic with these daily practices

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 30th - 7:34pm

Being pessimistic may keep your heart from being broken when a best-case scenario fails to come to pass, but there are some real health benefits to seeing the glass as half full.