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11 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Bananas

Bananas are extremely healthy and delicious.<p>They contain several essential nutrients and have benefits for digestion, heart health and weight …

Nutrition

Why Carb Counters Are Running for the Cauliflower

Shortage of low-carb veggie sprouts food frenzy among dieters<p>Just weeks into her New Year’s diet, Amy Elliott sprinted through her local Sam’s Club in Metairie, La., making a beeline for the produce aisle. Her target: cauliflower, which was on sale for $2.99 a head.<p>“I literally ran to put four …

Nutrition

10 Foods You Should Never Refrigerate

Recipes

The Surprisingly Simple Way to Be More Successful—and Stay Happy

We often get so caught up in our long-term aspirations that we forget to pay attention to the present—but this type of thinking can harm our …

The 10 happiest cities to work in the UK – in pictures

Employees have rated these cities as top for work happiness, according to a survey by business psychologists OPP. Workers explain why these places have got it right for work-life balance and career happiness

Religion can make you happier, official figures suggest

Are atheists really more miserable than the faithful?<p>Karl Marx called it the opium of the people, a drug to dull the pain of everyday existence, while to others it is the meaning of life itself.<p>But new analysis of findings from Britain’s national happiness index suggest that religion really can …

Little Girl Tries to Read to Her Cow Friends, But Gets Smothered With Cow Kisses Instead! (VIDEO)

Cows are incredible animals. They are smart and emotional beings, and they especially love to show their affection for their friends – even if their …

Cute Animals

Love Researchers Pinpoint Happily-Ever-After Secrets

In talking with my English composition class about literature and the media, we discussed binge watching and shows that hooked them. Predictably …

What is gratitude therapy and how can it help me?

Your mental state may still be centred around the practice of mindfulness, but there’s a new psychotherapy craze that’s about to sweep London - and, …

Why Happiness Matters

<b>"Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." -- Aristotle</b><p>Happiness matters, more than you might realize. It's important to your physical and mental health, your resiliency in the face of obstacles and crises, and believe it or not, your happiness is …

Gaza Port at sunset. iPhone photo by Wissam Nassar @wissamgaza #gaza #everydayeverywhere

A Stanford psychologist explains why spacing out and goofing off is so good for you

We believe that the opposite of focus— daydreaming, goofing off, spacing out— is to be avoided. Worse yet, having problems focusing is seen as an obstacle to overcome and even as pathological. Self- help books and productivity bloggers strive to keep us on task with advice and hacks.<p>When we fail to …

6 Things No One Tells You About Coffee

<b>The Health Benefits Go Beyond Your Heart and Your Head</b><p>You've read about the potential positive cardiovascular and neurological effects. But 1 cup (or …

Coffee

@robertclarkphoto A beautiful rare occurrence happened as I was #onassingment for @Natgeo. I was boarding a plane from #Edinburgh back to my home in Brooklyn and I witnessed a phenomenal light show. The hurricane force winds in the British Isles (90 mph+) has forced a huge amount of #icecrystals into the air, these are known as #nacreousclouds.

Photo by @haarbergphoto (Erlend Haarberg) In cold periods, sea fog develops along the coast of Norway and covers the landscape with a thick coat of hoarfrost. Inderøy, Straumen, Norway. Follow @haarbergphoto to see more winter images from our travels in the Nordic countries. #norway #straumen @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

People aged 40-59 are least happy and most anxious, report finds

Pressures of looking after children and ageing parents could be taking major toll on this age group, ONS study suggests<p>“Don’t grow up – it’s a trap!” goes one wry birthday card message. According to a report, this could be right.<p>Middle-aged people are the least happy, have the lowest levels of life …

Self-improvement