Alexis Jeiel Lallana

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This Is How Your Brain 'Hears' Things When You're Asleep

The sleeping brain goes through a cycle of caring and not caring about your surroundings.<p>When we fall sleep, the brain continues to process words it hears. It can tell a cat from a hat. But as we go into the dreaming stage of sleep, the brain seems not to care about the external world anymore.<p>In a …

40 Fun Ways to Drop a Jeans Size

Transforming your body can be a major commitment—but if you simply want to drop back down to the jean size you always were, it doesn't have to be an …

Can green tea boost your brainpower and treat disease?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The images that come to mind when thinking of green tea are likely associated with calmness, purity and relaxation.<p>The ancient beverage has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine as a means to relieve people from various ailments, but more recently the tea -- and its extracts -- have …

Sleep: A New Treatment for ADHD?

Everyone knows how important sleep is, and parents all over the world will tell you how important sleep is for their children. A poor night's sleep cannot only ruin a child's day, but his/her Mom's, Dad's and teacher's day as well. The effects of poor sleep are especially heightened in children who …

Create a Calm and Positive Mindset With These 7 Simple Cues

The other day I was bounding up the stairs to get something I’d forgotten when I had this realization: Although getting older, I am still healthy …

5 Reasons Mornings Are the Best Time to Run

A case for settling to age-old debate once and for all<p>Morning runs versus evening runs: It's a debate as old as your grossest pair of running …

Tips for success: 11 ways to silence your 'inner critic'

<b>Too many women are letting their "inner critic" stop them from succeeding in life, according to the head of a chain of all-girl schools.</b><b>But how do you go about silencing your "inner critic"? We've compiled some advice from BBC News readers - and a few well-known faces.</b><p>To contribute your advice, …

30 recipes you should master by the age of 30

If your student days are over but you still haven't progressed from beans on toast or ready meals, improve your repertoire with one of these simple recipes - 30 dishes worth mastering, from bung-it-in-the-oven baked fish to a crowd-pleasing shepherd's pie, before you hit 30.<p>30 recipes every cook …

7 Bad Habits You Can Drop Today to Become Ultra-Successful | Inc.com

The internet is chock full of advice on which habits will boost your success--in the morning, nighttime, and anywhere in between.<p>I can attest that the right habits will do wonders. However, the thing about habits is that they're so ingrained in our minds and so routine that we barely notice …

Self-improvement

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

7 Common Characteristics of Unproductive Employees

Terminating employees can be a difficult thing for any manager or organization. Here are seven signs to determine if it's time to let an individual go.<p>When it comes to a business setting, you can think of "unproductive" in three different ways. First, an employee can be so outgoing and bubbly in …

Six tips that could make you smarter

<b>(CNN) —</b> For years scientists have been looking for ways to enhance our intelligence -- from eating fish oil tablets to playing the latest video games.<p>The jury is out on whether these techniques are truly effective in improving intelligence, but studies have shown that your IQ can change -- so why …

The Brain

11 Quotes To Remember When You Feel Depressed

Sadly, many people suffer from depression worldwide – in fact, according to the World Health Organization, an estimated 350 million people have some …

Think You're Pregnant? 8 Prenatal Do's and Don'ts

Trying to conceive? In the early stages of pregnancy? There are some things you can do to support a healthy gestation.<p>When you're trying to get pregnant, that window of uncertainty between your ovulation and a missed period can feel like an eternity. But you don't have to sit around twiddling your …

The Condition You've Probably Never Heard Of

We all have different relationships with food. However, one thing is often a common thread in all of our minds, and that is the desire to use any …

How To Answer 'What Makes You A Good Fit For This Job?'

Dear Liz,<p>I adore your common-sense advice for working people and job-seekers, and now that I’m job-seeking myself, I could use some advice! I decided to leave my job, which is going nowhere. I’ve launched my first stealth job search. I’ve had two interviews so far and I’m getting a little more …

Employment

12 Ways to Feel Happier at Work

Yes, even at the job you hate.<p>Job satisfaction is something we have a weird tendency to file away for later. In less-wonderful moments, we stare daggers at the cubicle wall and think, <i>If I only had a better title/salary/manager, I'd be enjoying this more.</i> So prepare to have your mind blown: When it …

Happiness

This Is What Happens When You Drink Only Water For 30 Days

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. Water is important to your good health. Find out what can happen when you drink more …

13 Tricks to Opening a Beer Without a Bottle Opener

Because drinking shouldn't require special equipment.<p>Like the many hacks that have uncorked countless wine bottles sans corkscrew, there are plenty of tricks to popping off a beer's metal cap when you are without a bottle opener. All you need is a little leverage.<p>1. Keys<p>Use your dominant hand to …

Here’s the Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day

All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even <i>conflict</i> with each other. What we need is a system.<p><b>What schedule do the pros use? What</b> …

Top Kitchen Trends for 2016

It’s kitchen time! Looking to bring a new look to your culinary space? We’ve got you covered! As you read today’s post, you will notice that some of …

Kitchens

Eight Career Skills You Need To Be Competitive In 2016

The mix of hard and soft skills it takes to get hired change as quickly as business does. Here’s what it will take this year.<p>Good help is hard to find. At least that’s what one-third of hiring managers say, and the talent shortage isn’t just in technical fields. Good sales reps, managers, …

Fat may fuel prostate cancer growth

<b>Being overweight or obese may increase a man's risk of aggressive prostate cancer, researchers believe after doing animal and human cell studies.</b><p>The French investigators found that fat cells release a protein that drives prostate cancer's spread in mice.<p>Human fat cells release the same protein, …

8 Signs From CES That Our Sleep Is Going To Get A Lot Better

We’ve all been there. The slack jaw, the sluggish step, the dead-eyed stare. No, this isn’t lunch break on the set of “The Walking Dead” -- it’s what we look like after a night of terrible sleep, and unfortunately it’s a daily waking nightmare for millions of people. But we just might be able to …

7 ways to get fit without leaving your home

Each January, millions of people make goals to live healthier and get in shape. But trying to hit the gym each day can feel like more effort than it’s worth, especially when it’s freezing cold outside, you’re worried about how you look in those workout clothes, and the price of a monthly membership …

Why Guys Fall Asleep Immediately After Having Sex

And how to keep his sleepy eyes open in the future.<p><i>This article was written by Cassie Shortsleeve and provided by our partners at Men’s Health.</i><p>Ever wonder what it is about sex that makes men want to pass out immediately afterwards? Yeah, we feel you.<p>To find out why the hell dudes can go from doing …

Sleep