Jazmyn Wheeler-Burrison

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7 Cognitive Biases That Are Holding You Back

You may believe that your conscious self is in control of your life, but the scientific reality is very much the opposite. Conquer these biases to turn things around.<p>The brain is surprisingly resource intensive, making up about 2 percent of your body weight, but consuming 20 percent of your …

How the Brain Loses and Regains Consciousness

<b>Since the mid-1800s, doctors have used drugs to induce general anesthesia in patients undergoing surgery. Despite their widespread use, little is</b> …

Neuroscience

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

Adventure<p>The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

Yellowstone National Park

We've Got Spring Dresses On Our Mind After Seeing This Week's Cheap Celeb Finds List

While the first day of spring is still days away, we've been dreaming of the warm weather since January. Hollywood's most stylish stars are only furthering our day dreams by wearing absolutely adorable (and affordable) dresses that we are lusting after.<p>Ashley Madekwe made a $63 ASOS dress look like …

Celebrity Gossip

Paris Fashion Week: Designers find a rough, more real beauty on runway

Paris Fashion Week had it all.<p>There were over-the-top stage sets (<b>Chanel</b>'s Brasserie Gabrielle constructed at the Grand Palais, complete with built-in mahogany bars, banquettes and waiters serving coffee and croissants). There were surprise runway cameos (Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in a walk-off …

Gorgeous Green Rooms That'll Give You Serious Goals

This shade isn't as scary as you think.<p>It's Mother Nature's favorite color — and there are so many fresh shades to work with. From a pea-green kitchen to a bath with lime stripes, there's a palette for every palate here.

Living Rooms

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p>Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula …

Recipes

America's Happiest and Saddest States Are Mirror Images

The polling outfit Gallup and a company called Healthways have released state-by-state results of a survey into what they call "well-being," which, …

8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

Made up of 26 atolls scattered in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a beach destination that's totally set apart from other tropical getaways like the Caribbean and Mexico.<p>There are trips we strongly recommend you take and then there are those that we basically demand. Trust us, as travel experts, …

National Parks

5 Tips to Help You Save Money While Traveling

When I started preparing for my trip, I did a lot of research on the planning process on the internet. There are a number of things I did to prepare, and I thought I'd share some tips on how to help you travel for less money.<p>Before I quit my job to take my first trip to Europe, I had no idea what I …

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Five Artists Predict What's Next for 2015

Here's five digital art trends that you might be seeing a lot of this year.<p>Digital art is in a constant state of flux. With the year underway, we tapped leading digital artists for their predictions on what trends will gain traction—and which projects they’ll be unveiling—in 2015.<p>Says London-based …

How to find lifetime love: 10 secrets from couples married for decades

If you want to know about love, ask someone with a lifetime of experience.<p>That's why, when Karl Pillemer set out to collect advice about that deepest of human emotions, he consulted the country's elders.<p>Pillemer, a gerontologist and professor of human development at Cornell University, and his team …

8 popular diet myths totally debunked

From going gluten free to injecting yourself with hormones, there is always a new fad diet to try. But do they actually work? We take a closer look at some popular methods of losing weight<p><b>Cut out carbs</b><p>Carbohydrates are a traditional dieting nemesis, with starchy foods such as potatoes, bread and …

Food List to Embrace on the Paleo Diet

Do you want to start eating healthier? Do you want to lose weight? Maybe you want to do both and have been thinking about trying the Paleo diet. But …

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Detoxing For Weight Loss

A popular method of boosting weight loss is the detox cleanse. There are many cleanses on the market that offer prepackaged powders and pills that …

10 Ways to Lose 25 Pounds

Follow these steps and weight loss won’t seem impossible.<p>Want to lose 25 pounds? Sure, it’s a tall order. But if you follow these 10 steps, it doesn’t have to feel like mission impossible.<p>You can shed weight quickly, depending on how much you have to lose and how focused you remain. Oftentimes, …

The Best Carbs for Weight Loss

Sadly, cronuts didn’t make the cut<p>Considering that you’re a smart, well read woman, you probably know at this point that carbs aren’t evil. Problem is, there are so many different kinds of them—fruits! breads! squashes!—that it’s hard to know exactly which ones are best if you’re looking to slim …

Nutrition

8 Things You Should Never Say To Yourself About Food

<i>By Janet Helm for U.S. News</i><p>Sometimes we're our own worst enemy when it comes to food. Those little things that we say to ourselves before or after we eat may be doing more harm than we even realize. Do you need to re-language your food thoughts?<p>Here's what nutrition experts say are the eight things …

Eating

30 Days Weight Loss Plan

Overweight is a problem that is troubling everyone in this modern day world. Workouts, diet plans and regular weight checks are commonly seen in …

Cancer & The Healing Power of Sound

Bill Thompson, <i>Gong Sound Healing</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><i>Note:</i> Following is a fascinating interview with Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, a leading oncologist who has …

NYC Mayor de Blasio: Expect 'one of the largest snowstorms in the history of this city'

<i>Editors' Note: For the latest updates, follow our live blog here.</i><p>NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio warned residents on Sunday afternoon that New York …

Top 10 Nightlife Cities

Travel<p>The globe’s hottest party spots cater to all tastes—glitzy, gritty, seductive, and strange.<p><i>This list was first published in the National Geographic book</i> The World's Best Cities<i>.</i><p><b>Dublin, Ireland</b><br>Wedged between Trinity College and the old city, the Temple Bar area is a decadent neighborhood of …

10 Secrets of Super Happy Couples

What do happy couples do right? We found 10 surprisingly quirky relationship tips to help you have a happy marriage or relationship<p>This just in from the love lab: Surprisingly quirky—and scientifically proven—ways to maintain a great relationship.<p><b>Pretend you just met.</b>Whether you've been together …

Los Angeles

Markets Get Bumpier as Fed Withdraws Safety Net

Markets are slowly weaning themselves from their over-reliance on the Federal Reserve.<p>To many money managers, this is excellent news because it means the economy and financial markets are becoming more normal after the 2008 financial crisis, when markets seized up and the Dow Jones Industrial …

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Belichick: Pats 'followed every rule'

Bill Belichick stated that the New England Patriots "followed every rule" in preparing their footballs for last Sunday's AFC Championship Game, …

The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read, or Read Again, in 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is perhaps the rarest and most coveted asset an entrepreneur has in their life. The time to read is a crucial but often challenging feat to tackle on every entrepreneur’s to-do list. So when you take the time out of your hectic day …

Mark Carney warns of liquidity storm as global currency system turns upside down

Governor tells audience at Davos that monetary tightening from the Federal Reserve will "test the resilience of the financial system"<p>The Governor of the Bank of England has warned markets to brace for possible trouble in 2015 as the US Federal Reserve tightens monetary policy and liquidity …