Ashley Brown

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Hurricane Harvey Bears Down on Texas: Pictures

Houston

Is sugar the world’s most popular drug? | Gary Taubes

It eases pain, seems to be addictive and shows every sign of causing long-term health problems. Is it time to quit sugar for good?<p>Imagine a drug that can intoxicate us, can infuse us with energy and can be taken by mouth. It doesn’t have to be injected, smoked, or snorted for us to experience its …

Sugar

Your cheat sheet to Asia’s big elections (sometimes “selections”) in 2017

It’s easy to forget that 2016—a year dominated by Donald Trump’s election victory, Brexit, and tragic terrorist attacks in Europe—was a time of seismic importance for Asia as well. Not unlike other parts of the world, political instability and authoritarianism remained on the rise, especially in …

South Korea

32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday

You don't need to be a talented artist to pick up a creative habit.<p>For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to …

Creativity

How to break the habit of checking your phone all the time

Smartphone dependency is everywhere. Take a glance at your day-to-day life and you'll notice your friends are a bit too preoccupied with their …

Pew Research Center

15 fascinating facts about otters

Did you just call me a sea otter?<p>It's really common to watch someone point at a river otter and say, "Look at the sea otter!" especially when that …

10 Incredible Places Across the World Where You Can Observe Animals in Their Natural Habitat

For the animal lover, seeing an animal in captivity is no way to see an animal at all. So we’re lucky to live in a time where it’s increasingly easy …

Wildlife

These Yoga Bags Are Guaranteed to Make You Smile

Brogamats Yoga Bag<p>Even on the most hectic days, all we need is a quick yoga session—preferably with lots of child’s pose—to de-stress. Once class is …

10 awe-inspiring B.C. hikes to do before you die

Hikers in the Vancouver area are spoiled for choice.<p>From Black Tusk and the Stawamus Chief to the Howe Sound Crest Trail and Elk Mountain, the …

The ultimate cold and flu survival guide

Each year, the typical adult can expect to contract two or three colds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skip the annual flu vaccine and you set yourself up for a bout of that as well. But it doesn't have to be this way! Aside from good hand washing (with soap, for at …

Immune System

6 Magic Tricks to Noticeably Increase Your Productivity (and Your Happiness)

Katherine Barr examines the psychology and sociology behind what truly makes us happy.<p>I was recently asked, "Aside from world peace and the elimination of poverty, if you had one wish, what would it be?"<p>At first, I thought, "I would create more time!" But that would just get filled with all of the …

Happiness

29 Proteins That Burn Fat 2x Faster

You already know that eating protein is key when it comes to feeling satisfied with your meals and maintaining a weight loss effort. Protein helps …

Ten Signs Your Relationship Is All Wrong For You

Has your relationship reached its expiration date?<p>It's easy to stay in a relationship even when you know deep down it's not going to last. In the beginning, you look beyond your partner's flaws and the relationship's shortcomings, holding out hope that things will change with time. Later, when …

Meditation Made Easier: Try Guided Yoga Nidra

41<p>SHARES<p>If you've struggled with meditation but buy into its benefits, it's time to try yoga nidra. Healing for everything from PTSD to the everyday …