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Weighted Blanket for Anxiety and Insomnia: How to Make It Work

Messed up sleep can create a long list of secondary issues that can quickly become primary concerns if insomnia or other disturbances continue …

Self-help

Ayahuasca: a Possible Cure for Alcoholism and Depression

Brazil is at the forefront of research into ayahuasca as a therapeutic drug.<p>Jorge* is around 60 years old, works a white collar job, has gray hair, married children, and grown grandchildren. People who work with him would never imagine that he participates in religious rituals using a mind altering …

How Transcendental Meditation Taught Me to Take Risks

Image by John Kelsey<p>Transcendental meditation is having a moment. Everyone from Hugh Jackman to Oprah is an avid fan. Even Wall Street is paying attention, with Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater, the world's largest hedge fund, not only practicing Transcendental Meditation daily, but insisting his …

One Bush to rule them all: Jeb and George W.’s behind-the-scenes struggle for Bush legacy supremacy

<b>(Reuters/Jim Young)</b><p>Yes, George and Barbara Bush imagined Jeb as the presidential heir — but the rivalry gets even more complicated<p>Stephen Hess<p>November 28, 2015 2:29pm (UTC)<p>Reprinted from “America’s Political Dynasties: From Adams to Clinton“<p>George W. Bush, tireless during his father’s 1988 …

Wow, Seth Meyers just stripped down Donald Trump’s lies and Islamophobia so clearly even your racist uncle will get it now

“When confronted about his lies, he doubles down,” Meyers says, before answering back with reality<p>Sarah Burris<p>November 25, 2015 7:12pm (UTC)<p>"Late Night" host Seth Meyers was on fire Tuesday night when he lit up Donald Trump for spending the weekend lying to justify his racism and Islamophobia.<p>Trump …

Donald Trump

100 Things To Be Grateful For

Thankfulness isn't just for Thanksgiving.<p>We take stock of the monumental moments -- that promotion at work, spending another holiday with our loved ones -- but what about the tiny treasures?<p>There's something to be said for the rare moments throughout the day that make you smile. Research shows …

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

7 Habits That Force Your Mind to Stop Worrying

We all worry, but it can get hamper productivity and your mood if it goes on for too long. Here are seven ways to force yourself to stop worrying.<p>Worrying can get the better of almost anybody. Work stresses, personal concerns, and sometimes even irrational thoughts can seep into your mind and …

Self-help

7 Foods That Prevent Overeating

Willpower: It’s the key to successful weight loss, right? In fact, no. When it comes to battling the forces of food cravings, relying on your …

Nutrition

Confucius’ Top 7 Tips for a Happy Life

<i>“It is better to play than do nothing.”</i><i>“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”</i><i>“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never</i> …

Meet the App That Wants to Beat Depression and Anxiety

The just-released smartphone app could help reduce your distress.<p>One in four people experience a mental illness or neurological condition at some point in their lives, according to the World Health Organization. Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and other mental health problems have become the …

Depression

How to Use Cardio to Remove Belly Fat

It is considered that a cardiovascular exercise can shake off belly fat as soon as you do it approximately three times in a week for about 30-45 …

What Is It Like to Date When You Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

For those dealing with BPD, the trust and patience required by relationships can be a complicated issue.<p>Most people first encounter borderline personality disorder (BPD) on screen: It's the condition behind Glenn Close's character in <i>Fatal Attraction</i>. It's what Winona Ryder's character was diagnosed …

Mental Health

What No One Tells You About Depression (But I Will)

Back in 2009, I had my first stay in a psychiatric ward; I was there for a week. At that point in my battle with major depression, my hourly thoughts revolved around various ways to end my life. Since then, my biggest fear has been to ultimately lose.<p>It's 3 a.m. and I'm alone with nothing more than …

The Beginner's Guide to Zen Living: 10 Steps to Transforming Your Life with the Spirit of Zen

The Power of Re-Thinking Happiness -- TEDx Talk

When it comes to our happiness, there are many misconceptions out there about what happiness actually is, and where to begin when it comes to creating a happier life overall. Becoming clear on what happiness truly is, changing your approach, and learning what works for you when it comes to …

The scientific breakthrough that could radically transform the way we treat neurological disorders

New research suggests our brains and our bodies are much more closely connected than previously believed<p>Brett Stetka<p>July 29, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>When the ancient Egyptians prepared a mummy they would scoop out the brain through the nostrils …

Immune System

A 10-Minute Meditation to Help You Solve Conflicts at Work

There are few things at work as stressful as feeling that you can’t communicate with someone who has an impact on how well you do your job and on the quality of your experience at work. How many times have you thought carefully about something you want to communicate to your boss, a colleague, or …

Mindfulness may be as good as meds for staving off depression

<b>THE QUESTION</b> Doctors generally prescribe antidepressants to help people avoid the recurrences that are common with chronic depression. Might mindfulness therapy, which helps people change the way they respond to feelings and experiences that trigger their bouts of depression, offer an alternative …

Loch Ness Monster: 50 fascinating facts

1. Robert Kenneth Wilson, a London physician, captured arguably the most famous image of the Loch Ness Monster, the Surgeon’s Photograph (shown above). It was published in the Daily Mail on April 21, 1934, and the anniversary inspired today's Google Doodle.<p>2. Mr Wilson didn't want his name …

How Yoga is Similar to Existing Mental Health Therapies

The ancient Eastern practice of yoga combines mindfulness training with exercise (hence the term, “mind-body”). For years, practitioners all over the …

This Table Of Exercises Shows You How To Get Fit Without Any Equipment

You can get a complete workout with just your body. This "Periodic Table of Bodyweight Exercises" showcases dozens of moves — from easy to insane — …

The Inside Story of the Civil War for the Soul of NBC News

Brian Williams’s fabrication was just the latest, and worst, of the debacles that have plagued NBC News since NBCUniversal was bought by Comcast in 2011. Who is to blame?<p>On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 4, the beleaguered head of NBC News, 47-year-old Deborah Turness, dropped into a chair in …