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If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple --  through air traffic control and the inertial guidance system, pilots are constantly …

Endorphins and the Truth About Why Exercise Makes You Happy

<i>Photo by Curtis Mac Newton</i><p><i>By Kristen Domonell for Life by Daily Burn</i><p>If you've ever taken out a bad day at the office on the nearest treadmill, you know that working up a good sweat can easily turn your day around. And by now you've probably heard that endorphins are the magic bullet behind that …

The Worst Exercises, According To Personal Trainers

<i>By: Erin Kelly</i><p>@erinkellysays<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>If 2016 is the year you vow to dust off your Converse high tops and get back to the gym, there are a few things you should know. Like, you need new shoes.<p>Oh, and the sit-up -- you know, that exercise you had to do for a minute if you wanted the …

How to Use Dumbbells to Tone Your Entire Bod

Most gyms have dumbbells to spare, but are you making the most of them? Being a lover of all things strength training, I've compiled a few of my favorite dumbbell moves to spice up your muscle-building routine. (Because you've probably met your quota for front squats and bicep curls, amiright?) …

Workouts

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

The Internet Has Gone Crazy for This Spaghetti Recipe

And for a really good reason.<p>One of the best things about working at a food website is being so close to our readers. On Facebook, people exclaim "Making this for dinner!" and "Looks so yummy!" — and never hold back from sharing when you think something looks absolutely foul. It's our jobs to bring …

Cooking

British Cartoonist Finds the Humor in Anxiety and Depression

British cartoonist Gemma Correll has authored several books, among them <i>The Worrier’s Guide to Life</i> and <i>A Pug’s Guide to Etiquette</i>. A large part of her …

The Biggest Wastes of Time We Regret When We Get Older

We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and sure, those shortcuts add up. But when I look back, my biggest time regrets aren’t …

Self-help

There's A New Vegan-Ish Diet That's Changing The Rules

And it could make breakfast a lot more fun.<p>If you can't imagine abiding by the laws of veganism, a diet that excludes some of brunch's best offerings, you might be pleased to know about a new food fad that permits breakfast lovers to have their omelets and eat them, too.<p>Many not-quite-vegans are …

10 Ways to Lose Weight Without Even Trying

These little changes to your day could make a huge dent in your belly<p>You won’t lose fat by camping out on the couch. But you don’t have to train for two hours a day and eat nothing but salad, either.<p>The 10 following tips work on how to lose weight easily into your busy schedule—and are all proven …

Fitness

Exploring the mind’s power over the body

<i>Sally Satel is a psychiatrist and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She is co-author of “Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience.”</i><p>In “Cure,” Jo Marchant, a British biologist turned science writer, sets out to show that states of consciousness such as hope, …

Consciousness

Articles about 5 comfy sleeping nooks on Dwell.com - Dwell

A kitchen nook can be one of the hardest working, unsung heroes of a home—and its function goes far beyond just hosting a humble...<p>If you're constantly feeling as if you're waking up on the wrong side of the bed, it might be time to rethink your bedroom design.<p>One of our New Year's resolutions? To …

20 of the Best Kettlebell Exercises of All Time

Kettlebells make your gym and home workouts exponentially better—we’d say easier, but that’s not really the case. An all-in-one fitness tool that …

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I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan

As regular readers know, I’m a big believer in teaching and implementing strategies to promote a growth mindset (see The Best Resources On Helping …

23 Free Health And Fitness Apps You Need To Download Immediately

Whether you're trying to lose weight, train for a 5k, or just track your sodium intake, there's an app for that.<p>Response in this post have been edited and condensed for clarity.

A comic that accurately sums up depression and anxiety — and the uphill battle of living with them

Sarah Flanigan has been fighting depression since she was 10 years old and anxiety since she was 16. <b>"I wish everyone knew that depression is not</b> …

Sarah Silverman isn't ashamed to discuss depression. Here's why.

I recently had the chance to interview Sarah Silverman to chat about her latest film.<p>The movie is called "<b>I Smile Back</b>," and it's a dark, powerful, …

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Talks About His Struggle With Depression

<i>Ballers</i> star and charismatic charm machine Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently opened up on the OWN Network’s <i>Oprah’s Master Class</i> about his struggle …

PM - Study finds online insomnia treatment program successfully treats depression and anxiety 28/01/2016

TIM PALMER: An online program aimed at helping people overcome insomnia has actually been effectively treating them for depression, anxiety and …

Harvard Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy on Mastering the Antidote to Anxiety, Self-Consciousness, and Impostor Syndrome

“Before we even show up at the doorstep of an opportunity, we are teeming with dread and anxiety, borrowing trouble from a future that hasn’t yet unfolded.”<p><i>“We know that we live in contradiction,”</i> Albert Camus wrote in his magnificent meditation on strength of character, <i>“but we also know that we</i> …

Psychologists say one behavior is the 'kiss of death' for a relationship

But the minute you open the door and drop your keys on the counter, you find yourself knee-deep in an argument about how he or she bought the wrong type of pepper.<p>Don't worry: It's perfectly normal to get into arguments like these with your significant other every once in a while, John Gottman, a …

The best self-help Remedies you Can Try To Overcome Insomnia.

Insomnia also known as sleeplessness affects more than 30% of the population. Although some people associate insomnia with not sleeping for several …

When I feel unutterably sad, there’s only one thing that helps: exercise

One in seven people in the UK admit that they have taken no exercise in the past 10 years, according to a poll by the British Heart Foundation. The excuses for this ranged from laziness to bad weather, and some even claimed that they found exercise too boring to contemplate. Up until a couple of …

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This Is Your Body on Sleep Deprivation

<i>Photo by Patrycja Tomaszczyk</i><p><i>By Sara Gaynes Levy for Life by Daily Burn</i><p>Do you know when the last time you got a full night's rest was? If you can't remember, well, you're not alone, but your body is definitely asking for some serious snooze time -- whether you can feel it or not. The American Sleep …

Meet the new you: a self-help guide to shake you up

Rohan Gunatillake, the mind cleanser: ‘Society shouldn’t be trapped in a dysfunctional relationship with the technologies on which it depends’<p>Whatever you know or even think you know about mindfulness, Rohan Gunatillake wants you to consider his perspective. “Mindfulness needs to be normalised,” he …

Books

The United States of Adderall

Amber was out of control. She knew she should stop. But her intense lows -- after that feeling of invincibility wore off -- made her feel like she was being slowly crushed by a truck. And the promise of her highs was so great that it didn't matter how many times she'd told herself she was done for …

10 Tips to Transform Your Physique

GETTING YOUSELF INTO SHAPE IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS IT SEEMS<p><b>Skeptical about your New Year resolution of getting a stunning physique?</b> Here's some good …

Losing My Religion

When did this happen? When did I lose faith in the fundamental beliefs of Christianity that I'd been raised to respect? What caused me to lean toward atheism? Did I miss something in confirmation class?<p>My pre-teen brain wrestled with the lessons that I hoped would bring me closer to participating …

The Drugstore Acne Fighters Dermatologists Swear By

Treating acne isn't always friendly to your wallet: Most of the intensive treatments dermatologists suggest aren't exactly cheap. But every now and then, the pros let us in on more-affordable acne fighters that they love. Here, we've culled the best drugstore products dermatologists recommend for …