New Year’s Resolutions Gone Bust? Here's Help

Whether you planned get fit or get less screen time, there’s a good chance you’re already giving up on those goals. We've got you. For many, January represents a blank slate, a new beginning. It’s the perfect time to make some promises to yourself and plot out your best year yet. Promises such as exercising more, eating healthier, losing weight, trying less screen time and saving more money are the most popular resolutions for 2023.

Some People Thrive After Trauma. Here’s Why.

Psychotherapists and mental health experts — plus a former sniper — share insights on why certain people thrive after great adversity. The pandemic was a collective, global trauma. Even if you were lucky and navigated the last few years without losing loved ones, a job or becoming ill, the experience of living under lockdowns, the uncertainty of a dangerous virus spreading through the world and the curtailment of freedom was a lived trauma.

Warm Up at an Onsen Inn

The macaque monkeys who regularly take to Japan’s natural hot springs with icicles hanging from their fur may do so simply to enjoy a reprieve from the cold winter temperatures. But there’s another intriguing reason these animals have made hot spring bathing part of their routine. Researchers at the Jigokudani Monkey Park in Joshinetsu Kogen National Park in Nagano prefecture have found that these simians take a steamy dip to benefit from the relaxing properties of the warm mineral-rich water.

What It’s Like to Fill in the Gaps in Your Health History When You’re Adopted

For the first 18 years of my life, my family history was a complete mystery. I was adopted as a baby, and while at times that reality has been painful, I was extremely fortunate to have been raised by two of the kindest people who were simply meant to be parents. But despite having an idyllic childhood, I spent a lot of time imagining my birth family. I wondered what they looked like, what their voices sounded like, and if they shared my interests and passions. What I never really wondered abou
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