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Feeling Down? Fight Back With These Top Tips!

Most people go through periods of feeling down. Some for longer than others. But fighting back is one of the most important things you can do. Sitting down and letting it swallow you up won’t do you or your loved ones any good. Instead, you need to try and push your way out of the slump. Unfortunately, it comes at different points of life. For some, middle age is a particularly hard period to get through. Others get it in their twenties or thirties. There’s no right or wrong. Everyone is d...
Tags: Health, Fashion, US, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Canada, Exercise, Healthy, Health Tips, Hobby, Health & Fitness, Light Therapy, Home Life


Here's a Handy Cheat Sheet for Which Alternative Therapies Actually Work

Apple cider vinegar doesn’t shine your hair or rev your metabolism. Yoga is good exercise but not a miracle cure. Homeopathy is useless. On the other hand, light therapy can help seasonal depression. Alternative medicine is kind of a grab bag, and it can be tough to remember what’s what. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Mental Health, Supplements, Massage, Alternative Medicine, Lifehacks, Homeopathy, Light Therapy, Vitamins, Apple Cider Vinegar


High-Tech Holidays: Best Beauty Gadget Buys

High-Tech Holidays: Best Beauty Gadget Buys Somewhere, sometime, beauty has become the fall-back gift for girls. Whether it was Lip Smackers chapstick packs during our pint-sized years, Bath & Body Works lotions and shower gels during the teen years, or MAC gift sets during our college years, makeup and skincare has always been a safe (and beloved) bet. These were easy picks for forgotten friends, young relatives or coworkers, and the items you could easily re-gift or stockpile on sale. But when...
Tags: Fashion, Mac, Face, Beauty Gadgets, Holiday Gift Ideas, Light Therapy, Beauty Gift Ideas, Facial Massager


Fight acne harnessing the power of light with the Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask!

Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask - $49.99 - an innovative LED device that treats the face in just one step, sending therapeutic red and blue wavelengths into the skin at the speed of light for a dual-action approach that helps disrupt the acne cycle and deliver clearer, healthier skin.It's a neat concept, albeit with a bit of a Friday the 13th, Jason vibe - the mask itself weighs less than a pound, and sits on the face supported by a sunglasses-style frame with amber-coloured lenses to minimi...
Tags: Shopping, Acne, Jason, Light Therapy, Christelle, Stericycle, Neutrogena, Canada Lisamarie, Lisamarie, Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask


Light Therapy for Acne Is a Real Thing, but Is It Worth Trying?

Shining a magenta light on your face to tame acne sounds like more of a gimmick than science. But it turns out products like Neutrogena’s Light Therapy Mask may actually be effective, although they aren’t for everyone.Read more...
Tags: Health, Feature, Acne, Dermatology, Skin Care, Editors Picks, Skin, Light Therapy, Neutrogena, life-hacks


Psychology Around the Net: December 10, 2016

My neck of the woods had its first snow yesterday! It wasn’t anything major — just some steady flurries, really — but it lasted several hours and made me happy. I love the first snow of the season; it’s just…magical to me. It always puts me in a good mood. According to the forecast, it won’t snow any this weekend, but at least I got to enjoy it yesterday. Anyway, off to this week’s mental health news! Get ready for how the 21st Century Cures Act will affect mental health care, a list of essenti...
Tags: Psychology, Celebrities, Students, Children, Study, Sad, New York City, Habits, Insurance, Research, Disorders, Depression, Ptsd, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Treatment, Teachers


Innovative new light therapy could treat bees poisoned by pesticides

Bees treated with light therapy bounce back from pesticide poisoning at surprising rates, a new study found. Pesticides threaten an already unstable global bee population, but this new treatment, which involves installing near infrared lights directly into hives, could significantly improve survival rates. Researchers at the University College London saw a need to improve bee’s odds against neonicotinoid pesticides, which reduce their mobility and render them unable to feed themselves. "Neoni...
Tags: Design, News, Environment, Bees, Pesticides, University College London, Light Therapy, Neonicotinoids, Jeffery


From Drugs to Data, Student Founders at Rice, UH Make Their Pitches

Houston—For the Bayou Startup Showcase, the third time proved to be the charm. Wednesday evening’s demo day of the student startup programs from the University of Houston and Rice University showed a certain maturity, a gelling of operations both in terms of the joint summer accelerator and in the startups themselves. The pitches this year were polished, probably the best cohort in the four classes I’ve seen. The entrepreneurs clearly stated their product and defined their potential custome...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Wearables, Texas, Cancer, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Web, People, Software, Sensors, Innovation, Basketball, Oil And Gas, Food Delivery, Payments


You Asked: Is Seasonal Affective Disorder Real?

Without a doubt. Here’s how to identify SAD—and remedies that really work.
Tags: Winter, Sad, Uncategorized, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Mental Health/Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Light Therapy, Mood Disorders, Winter Doldrums


Does Seasonal Affective Disorder Exist? Can Depressive Symptoms Be Seasonal?

In late January, researchers published the results of their study that seem to call into question whether seasonal affective disorder (SAD) actually exists. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of clinical depression that appears to be related in some way to the changing of the seasons (primarily winter and summer). The new study contradicts dozens of previous studies that have found evidence that seasonal affective disorder does exist. So how do we square the results of the new study with the ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, General, Sad, Research, Disorders, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Winter Blues, Clinical Depression, Dysthymia, Major Depressive Disorder, Mood Disorder, Light Therapy, DSM, Depressive Episode


This Is Why Taking Antidepressants Makes Me a Better Mother

It wasn’t until I had visions of smothering my five-month-old daughter that I knew I needed help. I’ve struggled with depression since I was 15 years old, and I’ve tried to effectively treat that depression for 16 years and counting. I’ve tried talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and light therapy. I’ve tried changing my diet, changing my job, sleeping more, and drinking less. I’ve tried prayer, meditation, yoga and running, and I’ve tried more medications than you can imagine: Wellbutr...
Tags: Family, Parenting, Isolation, Disorders, Meditation, Depression, Yoga, Mother, Anger, Mental Illness, Medication, Sadness, Women's Issues, Pain, Mom, Postpartum Depression


10 Ways to Fight Off the Winter Blues

People with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or the clinical version of the winter blues, aren’t the only ones who struggle with the shorter days, colder weather, and the general blah of the winter season. Less sunlight can affect the circadian rhythm, the body’s biological clock that governs certain brain wave activity and hormone production. If you’re human, chances are you’ve woken up on a gray, wintry day and wanted to stay in bed. For older people, and for folks with a condition like Rayn...
Tags: Minnesota, Minneapolis, Sad, Self-help, Depression, Bipolar, Seasonal Affective Disorder, New York Times, Winter Blues, Jack, Raynaud's Disease, Cornell University, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Light Therapy, Circadian Rhythm


Surviving January — the Most Depressing Month of the Year

January 24 is on record as being the most depressing day of the year. It’s not hard to figure out why. The bills come in from all those generous gifts you gave back when the holiday spirit had you feeling rich. The resolutions you made on December 31 are, well, broken. And it’s cold, dark, and dreary — the roads wear the kind of brown slush that is unbecoming. However, my mood dips long before the 24th. It does a dive the Monday after the New Year — the first full week of January. I call it Yuck...
Tags: Facebook, Suicide, Personal, Depression, Resilience, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Sugar, Healthy Boundaries, January, New Year's, Mental Health And Wellness, Major Depressive Disorder, Holiday Coping, Light Therapy, Grain Free


Psychology Around the Net: January 9, 2016

This week’s Psychology Around the Net brings you the latest info on the relationship between social networks and your health, the danger behind e-cigarette ads and teen addiction, why mental health first aid is as important as CPR, and more. (Oh, and as a bonus, we found five free adult coloring book apps for you to try!) Social Networks As Important As Exercise, Diet Across the Span of Our Lives: Recent research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests social relations...
Tags: Apps, Smoking, Diet, Sex, Friends, Research, Disorders, Stress, Cnn, Mental Health, Depression, Teen, Anxiety, Sexuality, Crisis, Stress Reduction