Ashley Overbeck

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Porn Doc Is In! —Is Viewing Porn Harmful?

<b>Addiction experts from Compulsion Solutions answer your most pressing questions</b><p><b>Dear Porn Doc,</b><p><i>I'm a married man who likes to look at online</i> …

Addicted to food

‘Like many university students, I had an obsession with weight and food. Today, as a physician, I can see my favourite foods were like drugs.’<p>Late …

How a Habit Becomes an Addiction

Research suggests that only 20–30% of drug users actually descend into addiction — defined as the persistent seeking and taking of drugs even in the …

Omega 3 - The Missing Component for Health and Weight-Loss?

We are often told that we should cut right down on fats. But there are two types of fats that are absolutely essential for our diets - both rather …

Acupuncture Used in Treating ADHD

Monica Robbins, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>The ability to focus and tune out distraction can be challenging for anyone. But for children and adults with ADHD, …

9 Things We Learned About Sleep In 2014

Despite the fact that sleep is essential to our survival, researchers know surprisingly little for sure about our shut-eye. Questions about why we sleep, how much sleep we need and what dreams are really for remain, but this year saw plenty of discoveries that have brought us closer to …

Study Says Making Art Is Good For Your Brain, And We Say You Should Listen

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life," so Pablo Picasso once famously proclaimed. Though we expect the pompous Cubist was being his usual haughty self when he uttered the well known quote, his belief in art's <i>transcendent</i> qualities might not be too far from the scientific …

Stupid Mistakes That All Bloggers Make When They First Start Out

Blog writing is an art form. You may not believe me, but it is. When you first start out writing blogs, you will make a lot of mistakes. Don’t worry. …

Marketing

101 Ideas For Your Blog

Every business needs a blog. It is crucial to remember that content rules SEO, and without amazing content on your site, you won’t be on top of the …

America sucks at recycling, so we’re burning trash again

Americans produce a whopping 4.4 pounds of waste per person per day, more than any other nation in the world. Recycling facilities and landfills …

Banning Styrofoam, Managing Our Waste, and Promoting Sustainability

New York City, following the lead of San Francisco and Portland, has banned styrofoam containers in an effort to change the nature of its waste stream, as the type of styrofoam being banned cannot be recycled. The ban will result in the use of substitute forms of packaging--probably more expensive …

These 5 Moves From The Insanity Workout Will Get You Shredded Faster

Fad workouts have come and gone since the days of Jane Fonda VHS aerobics exercise tapes. Some are good and some are pails of watery shit, so when …

The No-Excuse Workout

Hello. My name is Kendi and I’m an excuse abuser. Give me free time, a gym membership and sneakers and I will give you any excuse I can think of. …

Intense Kettlebell Workouts Improve Aerobic Fitness

NCAA Division I soccer players improved VO2 max by 6% in four weeks.<p>Kettlebells are most often viewed as a strength-training tool, but they can also lead to significant gains in aerobic fitness, according to research published in the <i>Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research</i>.<p>In a small study …

It’s Time We “Legalize” Emotional Eating

Mindful Emotional Eating (MEE) has been nearly a taboo both in self- help and clinical literature on emotional eating. I first wrote about mindful …

Divide and Conquer Anxiety, Stress, and Procrastination

If you are weary of feeling anxious and stressed, are you procrastinating on coping? Let’s take a divide and conquer approach by first separating …

The 5 Biggest Myths About Mental Strength

As a society, we spend a lot of time talking about physical strength. Newsstands are filled with weight lifting and fitness magazines, workout videos …

Why we can't get enough of self-help books

Since the economic crash, the sales of self-help books have grown four-fold as people seek answers to life's many questions.<p>Have you noticed over the …

How To Overcome Your Own Laziness

s<p>You read productivity tips, you've used a million to-do list apps, and you promise yourself every month that you're going to start being productive, …

Procrastination

DIY Chandelier, Adding Crystals To Customize Your Lighting

Good morning,<p>Today I wanted to share with you a little project that I did with my dinning room chandelier. I find myself doing little projects all …

DIY Wood Burning Made Easy

Wood burning made super simple with these easy-to-tackle DIY projects.<p><i>By Anjelika Temple for Brit + Co.</i><p>Confession: We are having a total love affair …

30 Ways Magnets Can Help You Stay Clean & Organized

Magnets are mighty. And they are useful when it comes to keeping everything in its place. Above, Merrythought used this simple, yet clever, system to …

Spices

How-To: DIY Tiki Torches

For those trying to make the most of what’s left of the warm weather this year, here is a great tutorial by Sugar & Charm on making homemade tiki torches from glass bottles.<p>[via Wattlebird]

Crafting

Where is retail going?

There have been a lot of articles written in the last few weeks about the death of malls. I have written about this in the past. I believe the …

For Better Coffee, Try A Better Coffee Cup

I love coffee, and if you are reading this, you probably do to. After all, interest in quality coffee has never been higher. But while people obsess over what beans to make and how to make them, very few consider what they serve it in. And it matters.<p>My brother-in-law is one of the coffee-obsessed, …

Coffee

Feelings Of Guilt During Childhood Linked To Mental Illness

Excessive guilt is a known symptom of adult depression, but a new study finds that such feelings in childhood can predict future mental illness, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder.<p>The link seems to center around the anterior insula -- a brain region …

Better Screening, Treatment Access Needed for Teens With Major Depression

About 60% of teenagers with <i>DSM-IV</i> major depressive disorder (MDD) receive treatment, but only 35% were treated by a mental health professional, …

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

Consider this next recipe a delicious experiment. It is a quick and innovative way to make ice cream and you won’t need a lot of supplies for it. …