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Hacking Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins and Oxytocin

<i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>We might not have a money tree, but we can have a happiness tree. Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the quartet responsible for our happiness. Many events can trigger these neurotransmitters, but rather than being in the passenger seat, there are ways we can …

Parenting News, View and Advice, from Pregnancy to Teens | HuffPost UK

Politics<p>Angela Rayner Shadow education secretary and Labour MP for Ashton-under-Lyne<p>Jenny Lord Mother of three, an experienced midwife and a UK …

8 Answers to Kids' Toughest Body Questions

Why do boys have nipples? What is snot for? We answer these and six more of your kid's toughest body questions.<p>Children are famous for asking about bodily quirks, but moms don't always have answers. For instance, do you know why boys have nipples? George Holcomb, M.D., surgeon-in-chief at …

How To Meditate In 3 Simple Ways

Here at Daily Mediate we get asked a lot about how to meditate, and where to start out when you want to turn your life around with meditation. To …

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5 Yoga Poses To Help You Fall Asleep

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 41 percent of parents and 34 percent of children reported difficulty sleeping in 2014. Part of the problem? Jam-packed evenings.<p>For all people -- not just parents or children -- it's important to properly wind down at night to ensure you clock your …

5 Yoga Poses To Put You In A Good Mood

Feeling sad? Try doing a moon salutation -- seriously.<p>Anecdotally, we all know yoga enthusiasts who swear that the meditative practice elevates their mood and keeps them sane amid otherwise hectic lifestyles. While the science isn't quite airtight, some studies suggest yoga can actually turn on and …

Teach Your Baby to Sleep (In Just 7 Days)

Are you a slave to the baby monitor? Breaking your child's bad sleep habits is one of the most important things you can do for his health -- and yours.<p>Baby Sleep: Get the Facts<p>During the early days of life with a newborn, you're focused on what's best for the baby, so sleepless nights seem like a …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

25 Amazing Ways to Use Epsom Salt

My grandma was a huge fan of Epsom salt—she used it for <i>everything</i>! People of her generation knew the many health benefits of Epsom salt and I’ve …

Alternative Medicine

10 Things I Want to Tell My Kids Before They're Too Cool to Listen

This week, my daughter turns 10, and two things occurred to me about this:<p>How the hell do I have a 10-year-old? Is a real adult going to show up and help out with this sometime soon?<br>• There are so many things I want to tell her -- now, before she is in the onslaught of middle school and too cool to …

As Pregnancy Winds Down... An Emotional Look Inside the Transition from Pregnancy to Parenthood

I am beginning to lose touch with the way life felt before all days and weeks were numbered... before there was a specific date looming in the future. Usually, in the past, when a date has outstretched itself in front of me, it was something temporary that would happen (such as a vacation, a date, …

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Negative thinking is essentially a state of mind that influences a person to look at the downside of every situation instead of focusing on the …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking | Inc.com

It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. Most of us develop a stable of people with whom we like to work. We know their styles, and they know ours. It's comfortable and expedient. It is easy …

Self-improvement

The Trial Of Jesus: the Enigma of the First Good Friday

By a strange irony of history, the surest thing known about Jesus of Nazareth is that he was executed by the Romans for sedition against their …

Teaching Children to Be Responsible

For years, parenting experts have advised us to use reward and punishment to discipline our children. That seemed to make sense. It was logical. If we want our children to exhibit a certain behavior, reward them. Give them a treat. Give them a clear incentive to follow direction, get good grades, …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Creativity

Watch 'Kids React To' Odd Black Bricks, Formerly Known As Walkmans

In case you're not feeling old today, this should help.<p>This week, TheFineBros sat down with a few kids to show them an ancient artifact: The Walkman.<p>The kids are baffled by the sight of this bizarre object, but are even more confused when they try to get it to work. "I feel like I'm Indiana Jones …

5 Sleep-Through-the-Night Strategies

Tired of your baby staying awake late into the night? Learn how to get him (and you!) a good night's sleep with these baby sleep solutions.<p>That newborn of yours took a while to figure out the difference between night and day -- and you expected this. But you didn't anticipate that his whole first …

Stop Accumulating Stuff And Start Accumulating Experiences

Could you spend a month and have bought nothing physical by the end of it?<p>The most important question you’ll ever ask yourself–even more important than “sneakers or shoes?”, “what’s for dinner tonight?”, or “should I stay or should I go?”–is the same one Aristotle asked about two and half thousand …

16 Differences Between Successful and Unsuccessful People

A few weeks ago, Dave Kerpen of Likeable Local received a postcard about successful vs unsuccessful people from a fellow entrepreneur Andy Bailey, …

20 Amazing Facts About Your Newborn

Being adorable isn’t the only thing your newborn has going for him. He’s also got a pretty impressive set of skills and qualities on his baby CV. …

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5 Common Mistakes People Make when Cooking Lentils

Lentils can be taken to new levels if done well. Here's what most people screw up when cooking lentils.<p>Lentils: They're healthy and hard to screw up. You should be cooking them all the time! But you can bring these humble legumes to new heights by avoiding a few minor mistakes people sometimes make …

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13 superfoods that can improve your life

These dietary dynamos fight everything from cholesterol to cancer, helping you live a longer, healthier life.<p>Not all foods were created equal — some …

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How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

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The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …

Italian Food

The 10 Rules Of Night Feeds

While not ideal for your beauty sleep, it’s completely normal for your newborn to wake every few hours during the night to be fed. But to help him …

10 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Children

What do children know that adults seem to have forgotten? Children are more confident, more courageous and enjoy life far more intensely than adults. Sometimes it feels that we spend our entire lives trying to return to who we were as children. Here's what we can learn from our younger selves to …