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16 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Boost Your Happiness Almost Instantly (INFOGRAPHIC)

Whether you have five minutes to relax or a year to focus on building lasting habits, here are 16 scientifically-backed ways to boost your happiness levels.<p><b>Smile.</b> A 2011 study showed that thinking about something positive that makes you smile can actually make you happier (fake smiles don't do the …

New App for Mothers-to-Be: The Gift of Motherhood

In terms of apps, there are good apps and not so good apps. The number of apps for expectant parents is often limited to the ones that time …

Why So Many Women Are Taking The Epidural Trip

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or …

Naturopathic Medicine

What doctors don't know about the drugs they prescribe

When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world -- except much of the time, negative or …

Bad Science

The Psychology of Stress, Orgasm, and Creativity

<i>“The more closely we analyze what we consider ‘sexy,’”</i> philosopher Alain de Botton argued in his meditation on sex, <i>“the more clearly we will understand that eroticism is the feeling of excitement we experience at finding another human being who shares our values and our sense of the meaning of</i> …

My Successful Homebirth after Five Cesareans

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Midwifery Today, Issue 107, Autumn 2013. <br>Subscribe to Midwifery Today Magazine<p>When I found out I was …

The mothers fighting back against birth intervention

Two months ago, a mother of three – let's call her Charlotte – scored a victory after a two-year fight. The Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, where she had gone to deliver her third baby, finally admitted to bullying her into taking precautionary antibiotics she didn't want or need. They had …

Thinking about time can strengthen morality whereas thinking about money may corrupt

Priming people to think about money makes them more likely to cheat, but priming them to think about time seems to strengthen their moral compass, …

Self-Reflection

Researcher on corporal punishment makes definitive case against spanking

A new book by Murray Straus, founder and co-director of the Family Research Lab and professor emeritus of sociology at the University of New …

National Science Foundation

Greater meaning in life enjoyed by residents of poorer nations

While residents of wealthy nations tend to have greater life satisfaction, new research shows that those living in poorer nations report having …

University of Illinois

Getting excited helps with performance anxiety more than trying to calm down, study finds

People who tell themselves to get excited rather than trying to relax can improve their performance during anxiety-inducing activities such as public …

Longer breastfeeding tied to better development

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who were breastfed for more than six months scored the highest on cognitive, language and motor development tests as toddlers, in a new study from Greece.<p>Earlier research tied breastfeeding to better thinking and memory skills. But how it’s related to language …

Teach Kids to Daydream

Mental downtime makes people more creative and less anxious.<p>Today’s children are exhausted, and not just because one in three kids is not getting sufficient sleep. Sleep deprivation in kids (who require at least nine hours a night, depending on age) has been found to significantly decrease academic …

Bill Gates' Polio Vaccine Program Eradicates Children, Not Polio ⋆ VacTruth.com

In the depths of cyberspace lurks a press release written by the CDC, confirming that the OPV, or oral polio vaccination, given to millions of …

International Babywearing Week: October 7-13, 2013

Have All Your Staff Vaccinated and We Will Give You £1.4 Million Extra Funding, Says UK Government ⋆ VacTruth.com

The UK government is now paying medical professionals to get vaccinated.<p>According to <i>MK News</i>, the UK Government has decided there is more than one way …

The Current Vaccine Reality

We are living in the age of disinformed consent. Parents assume their doctors and their public health authorities are providing them with all …