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How a Brain Researcher Discovered the Fountain of Youth in a 93-year-old Athlete

Olga Kotelko helped researchers discover just how beneficial exercise is for the brain.<p>Aga Burzynska is rock climbing on a bluff outside Fort Collins, CO, as she often does. While she reaches for craggy fingerholds in the veined surface, Burzynska, a neuroscientist, calculates and recalculates, her …

Why Your Brain Actually Works Better in Winter

It was terrifyingly cold in New York this weekend, and this cold snap occurred right as we’re entering the postholiday doldrums. It’s around the time …

The Brain

How To Calm Your Monkey Mind and Get Things Done

Comedian Drew Carey outsourced the development of his productivity strategy to David Allen, author of the cult classic, Getting Things Done: The Art …

Time Management

3 Steps for Getting What We Want From Others

As a single parent raising three boys, I often felt outnumbered, outsmarted and outrun. I had two rules I didn't bend on, though. Don't go in my purse, and don't talk to me through the bathroom door. The bathroom was my sanctuary where they couldn't get me. And still today as young men, they'll …

7 Things People With Emotional Toughness Do Differently

<i>By Nicole Weaver for YourTango</i><p>Not all of us are naturally strong. Some have anxiety or are insecure, which easily puts cracks in your armor. So, how do you toughen up to gain the utmost confidence? Here are seven ways to mentally toughen you up!<p><b>1. They take control.</b><p>There are two types of people in …

8 Powerful Ways to Make Habits Stick

Many of my clients see me because they want to change. There's something in their lives that is so routine, yet so undesirable or unhealthy. Maybe it's a poor diet, dating toxic men or women or laziness. They seek change, yet it eludes them. Most behaviors, good and bad, become automatic or …

5 Ways to Connect With Our Kids and Why We Should Start Practicing Them Now

In all of my studies surrounding parenting, there is one reoccurring variable that continues to support healthy child-parent relationships, and that is making the effort to genuinely connect with kids. It's not always easy, but making the effort to communicate, and create nurturing relationships …

How to Build Emotional Intelligence in Your Child

You have probably heard the term "emotional intelligence" many times but what exactly is it? And why is it important for children to develop their emotional intelligence?<p>Emotional intelligence, or emotional quotient (EQ) is a "person's ability to identify, evaluate, control and express emotions." …

175+ Beautiful Designer Bedrooms to Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>It can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With over 175 different styles, there's an idea for everyone …

70+ Colorful Bathrooms to Inspire Your Next Makeover

These happy-hued spaces will brighten up your day, even if you're not planning a remodel anytime soon.<p>Crisp, cool blues ... fiery reds ... there's inspiration here from every color in the rainbow. Want more ideas? We've got 135+ designer bathrooms right this way.

11 Clever Uses for Safety Pins

There are lots of reasons to keep a stash of these tiny tools around. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Sure, safety pins are helpful for fixing a dropped hem or ripped seam in a pinch, but you already knew that. Here are some more ways they can solve problems all over the …

How Your Best Friend, Bridesmaids, Maid of Honor Feels at Your Wedding

No matter how crazy you've driven your BFF with wedding-planning talk over the past year, the truth of the matter is she loves you and she legitimately can't wait to see you walk down the aisle. In fact, she'll probably get more secretly emotional about it than you will. So maybe she's not the …