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This Tasty Tea May Give Your Brain a Boost

Picture a cozy Sunday morning. You wake up, lazily get out of bed, plunk into your fluffiest slippers and brew yourself your go-to weekend tea. Sounds pretty awesome, right? The best part is that tea is doing amazing things for you — it can help with everything from fighting the common cold to …

How to relax your body before bedtime

From bedtime meditation to aromatherapy devices, our new Sleep Sanctuary series shares some top tips to help you get a good night’s sleep – crucial to enjoying a productive day.<p>In this video, we share some tips to help you relax your body and let go of the day's stresses before bedtime.<p>Future …

Sleep

How Your Handwriting Reveals Your Personality

Your handwriting reveals a lot more about your personality than you might think. In fact, there is a science known as Graphology, which involves …

Personality

Why Calendars Are More Effective Than To-do Lists

If there’s one pattern I’ve come across in dozens of articles, books I’ve read, and the 100’s of people that I’ve interviewed, it’s that the most …

Productivity

5 Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Teen Depression

<i>Jill Suttie</i><p>Parents are understandably worried about their teens. Last year's spate of teen suicides in Palo Alto, coupled with high rates of teen depression, make parents wonder what they could be doing to better help their kids navigate the sometimes-treacherous waters of their adolescent …

Mental Health

Having Trouble Staying Motivated? Read This

Motivating yourself is an important aspect to help you achieve success. Motivation comes from goal setting and having a vision, but for some people, …

'I just feel less alone': how Tumblr became a source for mental health care

Mea Pearson first confronted the world of online therapy after returning home from being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, a mental illness characterized by unstable moods, behavior and relationships, in 2012 – a conclusion doctors reached after she attempted suicide.<p>Vulnerable, and …

Mental Health

How to develop a ‘Super Mind’ through meditation, according to this renowned psychiatrist

<i>Psychiatrist and author Norman Rosenthal practices Transcendental Meditation, an ancient practice brought from India to the U.S. in the 1950s. A TM teacher gives the student a mantra or other sound and explains how to repeat it in an effortless way. A successful practice leads to “relaxation, joy</i> …

Meditation

9 Body Language Habits That Make You Look Really Unprofessional | Inc.com

Whether or not you realize it, using the wrong nonverbal cues can create a huge obstacle to your success. Research shows that 60 to 90 percent of our communication with others is nonverbal, which means the body language we use is extremely important.<p>Therefore, the way you present …

Public Speaking

This popular painkiller also kills kindness

If your job, or simply your state of mind, depends on feeling empathy for others, you might want to reconsider reaching for the Tylenol the next time you have a headache.<p>In research published online in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, scientists from the National Institutes …

Acetaminophen

Why Complaining Rarely Gets You What You Want

... and the 3 questions to ask yourself to get what you need.<p>There are many reasons why complaining is a bad habit: It puts you in a bad mood. It …

Self-help

Why Project-Based Learning Hasn’t Gone Mainstream (And What We Can Do About It)

Learning Strategies<p>Why Project-Based Learning Hasn’t Gone Mainstream (And What We Can Do About It)<p>By Peter Glenn     Apr 23, 2016<p>Pixabay<p>Project-Based …

4 Time Management Tips That Will Help You Study

As final exams loom, it's always the worst feeling anticipating how you're about to spend your time: hunched over your textbooks in a sunlight-deprived library, eating ramen noodles at 4 a.m., knocking back cups of coffee to stay awake. The toll it can take on your mind and body, in addition to the …

5 Things Really Successful People Do Every Morning | Inc.com

Tired of hearing that the early bird gets the worm? Counteract that sentiment by <i>being</i> the early bird--you won't know how well it can work for you unless you give it a try.<p>Being an early riser is one of the most prevalent traits among great leaders, CEOs, and other influential people. Here are 5 …

Success

The Real Reason Heroin, Cocaine and Other Drugs Are Really Illegal

<b>By Tessie Castillo</b><p>Looking out at the trail of devastation and death that the heroin epidemic has left in its wake, it's hard to imagine that not long ago one could purchase the drug from a Sears catalogue.<p>Heroin was created by German chemists during the late 1890s and marketed through Bayer, the …

How it Feels When the Person You Love Has Depression

I'd never dated anyone who hadn't been on antidepressants, or spent time in a psychiatrist's office. That dark, brooding, introspective type: it draws me in.<p>I used to joke that only men with depression were attracted to me. It was the only experience I'd had, every long-term boyfriend and even the …

Orgasms are all in the mind for men, women just need missionary

It's even more physical than you thought...<p>Orgasms have been puzzling the logical mind for centuries, but scientists have now got closer than ever to …

My Secret Heroin Addiction Started When I Was 13 Years Old—and Took Me Down a Path I Never Expected

A long road of new low after new low.<p>The other day, I saw a young woman seated on the sidewalk with a sign asking for money. Beside her was an empty stroller. Her body language felt familiar: She was deep in a "nod"—an opiate nod. My stomach sank. This was the nod of a heroin addict. It made me …

Drug Addiction

12 Business Ideas You Can Start Working on Right Now

Ready to become an entrepreneur, but lacking a great idea? We've got a dozen of the best.<p>You've got the itch. You're fed up with your day job. You're totally self-motivated and willing to work a ton. You don't mind taking a little risk if it could lead to something great. You can network like a …

4 Simple Steps to Minimize Stress—and Maximize...

<i>We all face those big careers choices or difficult professional situations that call for some outside advice. For us, Robin DeMarco of Coached by</i> …

5 Powerful Exercises You Can Do Today to Become a Happier Person

Increase your long-term happiness with these simple, short-term actions.<p>Happiness. Such a simple word. Such an important word. Happiness matters for everyone, even if what it means varies from person to person. Despite the differences in what defines happiness for each person, there is consistency …

Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy will not necessarily lead to a higher incidence of cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s alone is …

The Brain

Study: People Who Enjoy Bitter Tastes (Like IPAs) Are More Likely to be Antisocial, Sadistic

Yeah, we'll have one Coors Light, please.<p>Psychologists at Austria's University of Innsbruck are reporting that people who prefer more bitter tastes are likelier to exhibit antisocial personality traits.<p>The findings, which were based on two studies of Americans subjects, suggest that "bitter taste …

Psychology

4 Ways Emotions Can Screw Up Your Decisions

Ever look back at a terrible decision you've made and wonder, <i>"What was I thinking?"</i> Well, there's actually a chance you <i>weren't</i> thinking. Instead, you …

Self-help

Does meditation stress you out? Here's what I do instead.

Has mindfulness mediation become the latest bandwagon to jump on?<p>Over the past few years I’ve written about mindfulness and meditation numerous …

“Coloring therapy” helps ease patients’ stress

<b>FEATURE</b> | Posted Feb. 23, 2016<p>Coloring provides a quiet respite at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center<p>Leukemia patient Sandy Gantt colors to …

Self-esteem

Health News | Latest Medical, Nutrition, Fitness News - ABC News - ABC News

Young American smokers get half of their smoke through hookahs: Study<p>Ohio teacher to donate kidney to 10-year-old girl<p>Should we be concerned with …

Public Health

5 Apps To Help You De-Stress And Sleep Easy

Sleep and mental health are undeniably linked. Daily routines, especially the hectic, busy ones of college students, are easily disrupted by sleepless nights. All-nighters have historically been linked to productivity and discipline, but the reality is far from productive. It's scary to consider …