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5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't have to add three leisurely hours to your morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>Several of those habits are listed under the Quora thread, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make my …

Gut bacteria regulate nerve fibre insulation

Far from being silent partners that merely help to digest food, the bacteria in your gut may also be exerting subtle influences on your thoughts, moods, and behaviour. And according to a new study from researchers at University College Cork, your gut microbes might affect the structure and function …

Neuroscience

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

Overwhelmed? 10 ways to feel less busy

Work isn’t working; that much seems clear. If you’re a human being with a job and you don’t feel unpleasantly busy yourself, you almost certainly know several people who do, and who rarely stop mentioning it. The feeling of busyness seems ambient, in the air, even infectious – wafting from your …

Time Management

How to get stuff done when you’ve hit a wall

Remember the excitement you felt when you launched headfirst into your latest project? That bliss of knowing every door was open and the opportunities were endless. But then, if you’re like most people, something happens as you near the finish line. You trip. Fall. Get a cramp and take a break. And …

Productivity

Meet the 29-Year-Old Disruptor Turning the Senior Care Industry on Its Head

<i>This profile is part of “The Fortune Entrepreneurs” list. See the full package here.</i><p>Don’t let Josh Bruno’s charming smile and young age fool you. He …

Doctors Strengthen Ties To Nurse Practitioners As Care Teams Proliferate

More than half of the nation’s family physicians say they include nurse practitioners on their care teams, but admit they are lacking when it comes to working with behavioral specialists like psychologists and social workers.<p>A new analysis by the Robert Graham Center, an affiliate of the American …

Health Care