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Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

"Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>"There is one thing we know about fats," Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of …

Nutrition

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

If music gives you chills your brain might be special, research finds

If listening to music gives you goosebumps, you’re not just in touch with your emotions, you might actually have a unique brain, research has …

The Brain

9.7 Million-Year-Old Teeth Found in Germany Could Recast Human History

'It's definitely a fantastic, exciting story.'<p>A startling discovery in Germany has caused scientists to question historical records regarding the …

Paleontology

The best Chrome extensions to boost your productivity right now

Thanks to the emergence of Web-based tools and services, most of us work primarily in the browser these days, and that means it’s our main productivity center.<p>Google Chrome is far and away the most popular browser around and it supports a huge number of extensions, which are essentially plugins …

You Learn One of These 5 Ways (Infographic) | Inc.com

"Work hard" is such bland, blanket advice because the definition varies greatly depending on the person. Setting goals may be easy for you, but emotional intelligence a struggle. Where you have your challenges really depends on who you are and, in a broader sense, how you take in the world.<p>It is …

Learning

Lifestyle changes, not a magic pill, can reverse Alzheimer's

Last summer, a research group from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) quietly published the results of a new approach in the treatment …

This Evernote cofounder says Silicon Valley's favorite fasting diet has changed his life — here's his routine

Phil Libin, who helped create the popular productivity app Evernote in 2007 and led the company as CEO until 2015, was melancholy for a long time. His work didn't excite him.<p>Eventually he pinpointed the source. "It was the carbs," he said.<p>The fall of 2017 marks one year since Libin, who now runs an …

Silicon Valley

If You Say Yes to Any of These 7 Questions, You're Much More Successful Than You Think | Inc.com

Sometimes comparisons can be useful... but where your sense of satisfaction and fulfillment are concerned, they're definitely not.<p>Like if you constantly you compare yourself to other people. Do that and it's easy to feel unsuccessful. If you're an entrepreneur and you compare yourself to Richard …

Self-improvement

11 foods nutritionists say they'll NEVER eat

Some of these will surprise you.<p>While most nutritionists will advise anyone wanting a healthier diet to stick to the 'everything in moderation' rule, …

Nutrition

20 Little Reality Checks That All Of Us Desperately Need, Every Now Then

Staring in the face of reality isn't an uncommon feat, yet I'm sure these truths will pinch you like a necessary evil. Truth Potato is giving us …

Self-help

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems.<p>In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic …

Neuroscience

DIY | Origami Pumpkin Embellishments | Scrapbooking Adviser

Learn how to make these adorable DIY origami pumpkins to use as embellishments on your scrapbooking and Project Life Fall, Thanksgiving and Halloween …

Eight habits of highly emotionally intelligent people

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform …

Manipulative people brainwash their partners using something called 'perspecticide' — here are the signs it's happening to you

Living with a controlling or abusive partner is confusing and draining. They blame you for things that weren't your fault, or that you didn't even do, and you become isolated from your friends and family in an attempt to keep the abuser happy.<p>The way you see the world can also completely change, …

Sociology

I woke up an hour earlier for a year and I'm convinced it ruined my productivity — and my health

But don't be so quick to judge. Listen to my story first.<p>I'm a meticulous sleep planner. In the evening I calculate when I have to go to bed, so that I can get at least eight hours of sleep - nine is even better.<p>I hardly nap in the afternoon and I rarely sleep in on weekends, even if I did …

Jet Lag

6 Smart Things Super Productive People Do to Get More Things Done Every Day | Inc.com

Ever wish you had more than 24 hours in a day to get more things done? I'm with you. In the struggle to be more productive amid so many distractions, we need tools and techniques that work to our advantage without us working ourselves to death.<p>While these may not involve the benefit of technology …

Time Management

Lack of Sleep is (Literally) Killing You: Here's Why and What to Do, According to Science | Inc.com

You probably want to hit that snooze alarm as much as I do or find yourself asleep on a 10AM flight when you should be at peak alertness. It's an indication of how tired we are--everyone knows that.<p>But what you might not know is how much damage our lack of sleep is doing.<p>Professor Matthew Walker, …

Sleep

Eating Before You Go to Bed Is an Awful Idea

A new study finds a link between circadian timing, food intake, and body-fat percentage.<p>It is a scientific fact that foods are at their peak level of deliciousness when consumed between 10 P.M. and 2 A.M. This is especially true when that food is a microwave pizza, which you prepare in the comfort …

Research

13 things parents who raise mentally strong kids refuse to do

In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks and it gives them the strength to keep going, even when they're plagued with self-doubt. A strong mental muscle is the key to helping kids reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But raising a mentally …

Self-help

Here’s how people judge you based on your face

Scientists have identified countless ways that we judge people based on their looks, even when those judgments have no basis in reality.<p>"We form …

Psychology

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Sleep

When 'Super Agers' Get Alzheimer's, They Don't Exhibit Any Symptoms

SAN DIEGO ― Super agers, the group of elderly people whose memory performance seems to defy aging, just produced another surprise for scientists: They can have numerous amyloid plaques in their brains, which is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, yet their memory is unaffected. It’s as if they are …

Alzheimer's Disease

5 stability ball exercises to burn belly fat - TODAY.com

The stability ball is a great tool to incorporate in your exercises, especially when it comes to core work. Adding the stability factor causes your core to contract even more while exercising, making you stronger and your waistline slimmer.<p>Follow these quick exercises to challenge your core and …

Workouts

5 Powerful Habits That Make Your Mind Sharper and Stronger

Give yourself permission to grow.<p><i>How do I grow stronger mentally and change my perspective for good? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer, entrepreneur</b> …

Self-improvement

Prenatal stress alters gut bacteria to cause lifelong problems in offspring

A growing body of research suggests that prenatal stress has a long-lasting impact on an infant's development. A new study adds to the evidence, …

12 healthy eating habits that work, according to science

But as fun as the diets may seem, it's often difficult to stick with them for more than a few weeks. As a result few people actually see any long-term results.<p>Rather than trying one of those, here are 12 science-backed habits that can help boost your health and may help with weight loss as well.

Weight Loss

Trauma affects brains of boys and girls in opposite ways - Futurity

Brain scans of children and teenagers with PTSD show structural differences between the sexes in one part of the brain: the insula.

The Brain

12 Health Benefits of Beetroot Juice

Overview<p>The beet is a bulbous, sweet root vegetable that most people either love or hate. It’s not new on the block, but it’s risen to superfood …

Wellness