How to Explain Your Depression to an Employer

If you’ve been struggling with your mental health or recently got a diagnosis of depression, you may be wondering how this will affect your work. You should never have to choose between your job and your mental health. If you’ve been diagnosed with depression you are entitled to reasonable accommodations, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights law was passed in 1990 and entitles all American workers to equal protection under the law.

12 Classic Recipes to Help You Eat Healthier This January

Every January, millions of people around the world resolve to eat healthier. They set lofty goals for themselves, but often fail because they don’t make a solid plan of what they’re going to eat. It’s not enough to write down vague resolutions — set yourself up for success this January by creating healthy meal plans using these tried-and-true recipes.

Balance Your Hormones with These Tricks

From the thickness of your hair to your morning mood, your hormones have a huge impact on your daily life. If you’ve been feeling moody, ill, or just generally “off,” your hormones could be the culprit. Hormones are produced by several glands within our endocrine system, like the hypothalamus, pancreas, and pituitary. Each gland, which can be found throughout your body, produces a unique hormone which regulates a different aspect of our bodily functions.

Cut Through That Empty Feeling

If you’ve ever realized that a chronic, unpleasant feeling in your life is emptiness, you’re not alone. With the advent of globalization and open borders comes freedom, and people are moving around more than ever before. Trips across the ocean are cheaper than they’ve ever been, jobs regularly move to new cities, and families that used to live within a single block are now spread around the globe. On an individual level, it’s now easier than ever to ignore our feelings, and distract ourselves with a potent cocktail that includes but isn’t limited to work, social media, food, alcohol and drugs, and shopping.

The Top Trader Joe’s Products of All Time, Ranked

If you’re fortunate enough to live near one of the 475 plus Trader Joe’s stores that can be found in this country, we probably don’t need to spend any time extolling their virtues to you. Anyone who lives near a Trader Joe’s has experienced firsthand how easy they make it to stock up on fruits, veggies, pantry staples, and healthy snacks.

Ease Hot Flashes Naturally with These Tips

If you’ve ever experienced a hot flash, you probably remember intimately the first time that it happened to you. The sudden feeling of heat, and warmth that pass through your body and make your face feel as if it’s beet red, followed by a chill after the flash passes. Hot flashes can also make your heart beat rapidly, and can bring on intense perspiration as your body struggles to process the sudden burst of heat.

5 Pros of Using a Standing Desk

Whether you work at home or in a busy office, a standing desk could bring a lot of benefit to your life. With over 80 percent of American workers sitting at a desk, doctors are quickly discovering that these sedentary jobs are more harmful than they could have ever dreamed. If you work in an office, you’re not only sitting down from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — you’re also sitting down either in a car or on public transportation, spending your downtime at home sitting on the couch, then finally laying down in bed to start the whole process again.

All About K-Beauty

If you’re at all into skincare, makeup, or beauty regimes then you’ve probably already heard about the phenomenon known as K-beauty out of Korea but if you haven’t, we’ve got you covered. Not only is Korean beauty advanced but it also promotes a drastically different aesthetic and takes on a highly unique philosophical approach than what we’re used to seeing in the rest of the world.

5 Fitness Apps That Make Working Out Fun

Hate working out? You aren’t alone – exercise is a chore, not an activity to look forward to. Yet there is a way to turn a daily workout into a good time. The answer is in your back pocket… it’s your phone!

11 Unconventional but Awesome New Year’s Resolutions

Research has shown that people tend to keep resolutions when they’re SMART, an acronym made up by the time management gurus at FranklinCovey that stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. Resolutions fail when they’re too vague or based on other people’s perceptions and ideas rather than your own. This year make positive resolutions that you’ll actually achieve. Here are some ideas for unconventional but awesome New Year’s resolutions.

The Best Coping Skills for Finding Calm in a Stressful Environment

If you’re living or working in a stressful environment, chances are it isn’t just that aspect of your life that’s suffering from the strain. If we’re caught up in an ongoing stressful situation, there isn’t much of our life that remains untouched by the anxiety, anger, worry, and frustration that comes from dealing with these problems on an ongoing basis. If you’re struggling with how to deal with your emotions in these stressful situations, the best thing that you can do for yourself is come up with some coping strategies.

Hanging up the Stockings: Most Unique Christmas Stockings

To this day, people all over the world hang stockings by the fire in the hopes that they’ll awake to find them filled with treats, toys, and gifts. If you’re not one of them, you’re seriously missing out! Since Christmas isn’t complete until your “stockings are hung by the chimney with care” as the famous poem says, here are 20 of the most interesting stockings you can buy for yourself or anyone else who may be on your list.