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22 simple ways to improve your mood, according to psychologists

#22. Write down 3 things you're grateful for.<p>Keeping tabs on the things you feel lucky to have in your life is a great way to boost your mood.<p>In a …

Explainer: What is epigenetics?

Each creature inherits genes from its parents. These provide blueprints for how its cells will grow and act. Those blueprints usually say how those …

Genetics

Epigenetics Helps Solve a Mystery of Early Embryonic Development

Very soon after fertilization, the control of embryonic development shifts from pre-existing maternal gene products to the products of genes encoded …

Your office has a microbiome, and it might make you sick

I worked for a number of years, like many people, in an office building with windows that did not open. For the first time in my life, a slight soreness tingled in my throat almost every day. Each time a denizen of that floor got a cold, it decimated at least a third of the floor’s employees. For …

Saturated Fats In Butter, Cheese And Chocolate Linked To Heart Disease In Large-Scale Study

Experts recommend replacing saturated fat with healthier sources of energy.<p>This year the jury has been out when it comes to saturated fats.<p>While …

Nutrition

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves …

How Scientists Are Fighting Bias In Research By Writing Down Their Theories In Advance

Scientific research is being skewed by researchers and journals changing what they're looking for after the results of the study come in. But some people are finding ways to fight back against their own bias.<p>In the last few years, scientists have been actively campaigning to make their own jobs …

Instead of detention, these students get meditation

<b>Baltimore (CNN) —</b> Into a room of pillows and lavender, an elementary school student walks, enraged.<p>He's just been made fun of by another student, an altercation that turned to pushing and name-calling. But rather than detention or the principal's office, his teacher sent him here, to Robert W. …

Mindfulness

Stella's Place, Toronto mental health centre, founded by concerned mom

Stella Green Sanderson was like any other Grade 10 student — she was into sports, and music — until she hit what felt like a wall.<p>"I just started to …

How My Son's School Is Using Mindfulness To Help Kids Learn

Do you want to know how to help your children handle stress, learn more easily, and pause for one second before they act like total jerks? Um..yes. …

These Wellness Trends Are Set to Blow Up in 2017

No matter how much we resist, somehow we always find ourselves kneeling down to worship at the altar of the latest health and wellness trends. Why? …

How mindfulness makes your brain happy

Everybody is talking about mindfulness, but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you'll hear, "Umm, …

Neuroscience of Meditation: How to Make Your Mind Awesome

So is meditation just another fad that pops up from time to time like bell-bottom jeans? Nope. Research shows it really helps you be healthier, …

A dying cell's last act | Cosmos

<b>When immune cells get sick</b>, they will often self-destruct to protect the rest of the body from harm. New research suggests that before pulling the …

La Trobe University

Why complaining rewires your brain to be negative

SAN DIEGO - Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation.<p>Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but …

How To Say Good-Bye To Stress And Live Your Happiest Life

Stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide. Rather you realize it or not your inability to deal with stress can adversely affect you on your journey to a happier life.<p>Many Americans deal with stress in …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Housekeeping

20 Quotes On Happiness That Will Impact The Way You Think

Sometimes we need a little push and reminder that things are not so bad in our lives, and we have the ability to make ourselves happy. We control our mood and our outlook, and sometimes we just need a little extra help to be content and happy. Here is the ultimate list of happiness quotes that can …

Happiness

Three Steps to Living A Life of Gratefulness, by Brother David Steindl-Rast

An act of gratitude is a living whole. To superimpose on its organic flow a mental grid like a series of “steps” will always be somewhat arbitrary. …

Microbiome: Bacterial broadband

Outlook | Published: 18 May 2016<p>Michael Eisenstein<p><i>Nature</i> <b>volume 533</b>, pages S104–S106 (19 May 2016) | Download Citation<p>The involvement of intestinal …

How To Fit Meditation Into Your Morning Routine — No Matter What

By now, you’ve probably heard: Meditation holds amazing benefits. If it were a pill, it would be a miracle drug. It improves focus, productivity, and …

Mindfulness therapy for mental health problems? 'It's more useful than drugs' | Sarah Marsh and Guardian readers

New research has raised hope for using mindfulness in treating mental ill-health. We asked readers about their experiences and had a mixed response<p>Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and …

Learn How to Let Go of Shame and Forgive Yourself

“Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress; which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.” — Unknown<p>I haven’t always been …

How I Meditate: Spirituality Teacher Suzanne Heyn

<i>​Suzanne Heyn is a spirituality and yoga teacher and creator of online courses. She teaches people how to transform wounds into wisdom by loving who</i> …

Meditation

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

How to stay healthy when you're eating on the go

Unless you work from home and have time to shop, cook and every meal, snack and Nutribullet smoothie from scratch, eating on the run is inevitable.<p>And whilst your intention when you walk into one of those ubiquitous coffee bars or cafes might be to eat well, their menus are designed to draw us in. …