Brittany Brydahl

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This Photo Is A Powerful Reminder That Mental Illness Isn't Always Visible

Often, when a story comes out about mental health, the image that accompanies it is of a sad, gloomy-looking woman (not unlike the photo we've used …

Doctors Have No Explanation: This Natural Remedy Cures Arthritis, Sciatica, and Destroys Cancer Cells

The traditional Chinese medicine has used the combination of honey and cinnamon for thousands of years, and this mixture has a long tradition of use …

Billionaire CEO Sara Blakely Says These 7 Words Are the Best Career Advice She Ever Got | Inc.com

Sara Blakely founded Spanx in her late 20s. The company made $4 million in sales in its first year and $10 million in its second year. In 2012, <i>Forbes</i> named Blakely the youngest self-made woman billionaire in the world.<p>She is clearly massively successful. Yet when asked what the best advice she ever …

Dining Rooms

"My life as a 31-year-old sex addict"

From masturbating at work to spending £2,000 on sex clubs this year alone.<p>Jenny's* boss had just left the office to grab lunch when she felt the overwhelming urge to start touching herself.<p>Surrounded by her colleagues - one was sat less than two metres away - the then 29-year-old slowly slid her …

Stanford professor explains how to deal with ‘a**holes’

How do you deal with someone who grinds your gears?<p>A Stanford professor has spent more than a decade researching “a**hole behaviour" and has come up …

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22 Classic Novels That Won't Bore You To Death

Fifty Shades versus the book she told you not to worry about.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Books

A therapist’s guide to staying productive when you’re depressed or heartbroken

“We entrepreneurs can’t afford to date,” I half-joked to a friend the other day. “We can’t take sick days when we get our hearts smashed.”<p>I’m a therapist who helps people learn to be resilient in the face of life’s uncertainties. But even I catch myself feeling anxious about how to stay motivated …

Mindfulness Is More Than A Buzzword: A Look Behind The Movement

The popularity of mindfulness in the western world has skyrocketed in recent years. It’s on the cover of magazines and appears on the evening news. Celebrities swear by it, scientists study it, monks still practice it and business leaders use it to thwart burnout.<p>As mindfulness becomes a buzzword …

Mindfulness

A simple technique called 'anxiety appraisal' can turn nervousness into success

<i>I just can't wait to learn how I will fail to live up to my own expectations.</i><p><i>I lie awake, tight-chested, at 3 a.m., just really looking forward to what fresh hell that meeting will be about.</i><p>Don't mind me, I'm just trying out a cognitive trick that's supposed to help with anxiety.<p>It's called …

Exercise can take 10 years off your brain's age, new study shows - TODAY.com

There’s more evidence that what’s good for your heart is good for your head. A new study shows that people who run, swim or do other moderate exercise have brains that look, on average, 10 years younger than the brains of couch potatoes.<p>Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Study: Those …

10 Signs You're Experiencing More Than Just Stress

Here's how to tell if your issues are deeper than everyday angst.<p>Nobody's perfect. And the stressors we all face on a regular basis can bring out the worst in pretty much everyone. But some people's emotional turmoil runs a bit deeper than your average, everyday angst.<p>The National Alliance on …

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Leading neuroscientists and Buddhists agree: “Consciousness is everywhere" - Lion's Roar

Neuroscientist Christof Koch discusses scientific theories of consciousness with the Dalai Lama.<p>New theories in neuroscience suggest consciousness is …

5 Reasons You're Stressed AF — and How to Deal

Why too many twentysomethings still #CantEven.<p>Since 1930, there's been an upward trend in the number of young people who report mental health issues. Millennials appear to have it the worst. In the past five years, college students have said they're more overwhelmed, anxious, and isolated than ever …

Self-help

Self-Care: Learning to Say No

<i>Photo credit: Ilham Rahmansyah</i><p>Four years ago, I was a youth pastor, sign language interpreter, wedding photographer, radio host, husband and father. In that order. My weeks were full of activity: long days and long nights were the norm. I worked in a school full-time, had after-school activities …

Psychology is in crisis. This scientist's striking confession explains how we got here.

"We shook the data a bit more until something slightly more newsworthy fell out of it."<p>The field of psychology is in the middle of a painful, deeply humbling period of introspection. Long-held psychological theories are failing replication tests, forcing researchers to question the strength of …

Why Do We Repeat the Past in Our Relationships?

<b>“We repeat what we do not repair.” —Christine Langley Obaugh</b><p>"Why would a person marry someone just like their father or mother if their parents were …

How to Break the Pattern of Dwelling on Past Mistakes

Jennifer Bright Reich was in the fifth grade when she attended an open house at her elementary school with her parents and her little sister. …

Why Mindfulness Is Your New Secret Weapon

The 2010 Chicago Marathon came down to a duel between two East Africans: Kenyan Sammy Wanjiru and Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede. The men were ranked one and two in the world, respectively, and their rivalry was fierce. On the line were a prestigious victory and a half-million-dollar purse.<p>Kebede led …

The Real Reason Everyone Freaked Out Over Kim Kardashian's Nude Selfie - Ms. Magazine Blog

Whether you keep up with celebrity affairs or not, you can’t really ignore the Kardashians—and you definitely can’t avoid knowing what people think …

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

How Mindfulness Affects the Brain and the Body

Life today can be stressful. But researchers are finding that a simple version of an ancient practice can alleviate a long list of modern ailments.<p>In …

The Hidden Religion and Science Conflict

More than 150 years have passed since Darwin's <i>On the Origin of Species</i>, and we're still arguing about science and religion. Outrageous public statements from religious and scientific leaders reinforce the impression of endless conflict, whether it's Richard Dawkins claiming that religion is a "God …

Puppy frozen in time for 12,400 years is thawed by scientists in remarkable footage

Scientists have 'thawed' an extinct species of dog - which is thought to have been frozen in Siberian permafrost ice for 12,400 years.<p>The ancient …

Research on Marines uncovered a huge predictor of self-motivation and success

They were fighting in places like Somalia and Iraq, where combat was constantly changing — and they had to make life-endangering decisions in real time.<p>The Corps needed "extreme self-starters," he told Charles Duhigg in his new book "Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life …

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5 Simple Things Happy Entrepreneurs Do

Being an entrepreneur is an inarguably difficult undertaking. It takes a great deal of time, dedication, patience and sacrifice. This is why it …

Happiness

The Surprising Psychology Behind Rock-Paper-Scissors

Rock-paper-scissors, often thought of as a game of random chance, may not be so random after all. According to a study published in <i>Nature</i> and …

Language

Brain Connectivity Varies Between Men and Women

Researchers at University of Pennsylvania have discovered fundamental differences between the neural wiring of the male and female brain. The human …

Commentary: Getting Off Psych Meds Was The ‘Hardest Thing’ She’d Ever Done

<b>By Dr. Annie Brewster</b>By the time Laura Delano was 25, she was taking five psychiatric drugs: an anti-depressant, an anti-psychotic, two mood …

How virtual reality developers are using brain science to trick you

You may doubt that you’ll ever fall for the illusion of virtual reality, but your brain is already working against you.<p>Kimberly Voll has a Ph.D. in …

Virtual Reality