Divya Kondoor

144 Added | 6 Magazines | 4 Likes | 1 Follower | @Divyak123 | Keep up with Divya Kondoor on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Divya Kondoor”

27 Lentil Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals

We love lentils here at Kitchn. They are magically easy to cook on the stove, and versatile enough to go into a wide range of cuisines. Plus, they …

Healthy Eating

Hang Out With Happy People — It Might Be Contagious

You can actually catch a good mood or a bad mood from your friends, according to a recent study in the journal <i>Royal Society Open Science</i>. But that …

Happiness

Your Brain on Text

Athletes look different from non athletes. Similarly, the brains of literate people are different from those who do not read. The neural differences …

The Brain

9 Life Lessons Most People Wish They'd Learned Earlier

• Popsugar<br>• Living<br>• Advice<p>Life Lessons People Learn Late<p>9 Life Lessons Most People Wish They'd Learned Earlier<p>Shares<p>Experiences come with age, and it's …

The world’s biggest health threat might surprise you

With all the health probs making headlines these days—cancer, obesity, thyroid disorders, the Zika virus—the World Health Organization (sadly) has no …

Mental Health

The Happy Chemicals: How To Naturally Tap Into Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins, Oxytocin

Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the brain chemicals responsible for our happiness.<p>These chemicals are can be triggered all the time, …

How Slow Breathing Induces Tranquility

<i>Summary: Researchers have identified a group of neurons that relay information from the brain’s respiratory system to an areas of the brain</i> …

Here's The Real Problem With Casually Using The Word 'Depressed'

We need to change the way we talk about mental health.<p>People often use words associated with mental illness, like “depressed” or “OCD,” in casual conversation as a way to express annoyance, make a joke or explain their feelings. In truth, this is hugely disrespectful to the one in five American …

Mental Health

Depression may be our brain's way of telling us to stop and solve a problem

At any given time, about 5% of Americans are reporting symptoms of moderate or severe depression. Major depressive disorder is so common that it's estimated one in six Americans will have it at some point in their lives.<p>The prevalence of depression presents economic problems as well — it's one of …

Painkillers

Others May Doubt You, But You Always Have To Believe In Yourself

You have a clear vision of what your dream job is and what you want to do in your life. You feel exhilarated and you are looking forward to getting …

Social Anxiety Disorder: More Than Just Shyness

Introduction<p>Are you extremely afraid of being judged by others?<p>Are you very self-conscious in everyday social situations?<p>Do you avoid meeting new …

Depression

Listening To This Song Reduces Your Anxiety by 65%

(David Wolfe) Anxiety is very common and very serious problem in the United States. It affects around 40 million adults, or 18% of the population. …

How Cold Showers Can Change Your Brain And Boost Your Mental Health

Have you ever taken a cold swim? How does it make you feel? After you get over the initial shock of the cold, it’s usually very stimulating. This is …

Is Depression 'Contagious'?

Source: bikeriderlondon/Shutterstock<p>Is depression contagious? The short answer is yes, but like most things, the answer is complicated: It's not as …

Depression

5 Ways To Increase The Serotonin In Your Brain

<i>Serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter, a type of chemical that helps relay signals from one area of the brain to another…it is believed to influence a</i> …

The Only Person You Need To Make You Happy Is You

113<p>views<p>It is often believed amongst our society, especially within the younger generations, that the simple human emotion of happiness can only be …

27 Health Problems Linked to Low Vitamin D

From depression to cancer, many conditions go along with vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D

Classic Falafel Recipe - Printer Friendly - Chowhound

1In a large bowl, soak the chickpeas in cold water to cover by 2–3 inches. Leave at room temperature for at least 12 hours and up to 24 hours.<p>2Drain …

Easy Cake Recipes

This collection of easy cake recipes include decadent chocolate cakes, a perfectly moist olive-oil cake, and more.

Dessert

20 Foods That Keep You Young

1 of 21<p>Anti-Aging Superfoods<p>Okay, so maybe we can’t actually stop the clock. But we can help you change up your diet so you’re staying stronger, …

Scientists Manually Transmit Mom’s Microbiome To C-Section Babies

That could be good news for the babies’ long-term health<p>Mothers do a lot for their children: feed kids their first solid food, catch toddlers after taking their first steps. Mothers also give babies their first microbiomes, the colonies of bacteria that live in and on our bodies and help us do …

Microbiome

3 Reasons You Should Be Eating Fermented Foods

<i>The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food, part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>Have you noticed that fermented foods are all the rage right now?! I feel like new brands of artisan kombucha, kimchi and sauerkraut are popping up every day. Whole Foods even predicted that …

Pregnant women and new mothers should be screened for depression. Now what?

The United States Preventive Services Task Force just issued new guidelines on screening for depression, and among them is a recommendation to pay …

Mental Health

10 Surprisingly Handy Ways to Use Tea Tree Oil Around the House

Is there anything it can't do?<p>Tea tree oil, distilled from leaves of the Australian paperbark tree, is known for its antiseptic properties. According to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, several clinical studies have found the essential oil to be antimicrobial, antiviral and …

What to Expect When You're Expecting an Abortion

If you’ve decided that you want to have an abortion, you’ll need to be careful when finding a clinic. Many anti-abortion pregnancy centers are set up near abortion clinics and a report by NARAL Pro-Choice America found that most use deceitful tactics and lies to misinform patients about abortion. …

How to Season (and Clean!) Your Cast Iron Skillet for Real

By Rochelle Bilow<p>Food sticking to your skillet? We thought so. Here's how to season cast iron right, once and for all.<p>No piece of kitchen equipment incites such feelings of fear and anxiety (but also love and obsession) as the cast iron pan. If you haven’t mastered the art of cooking with—and …

Yogurt could be the key to happiness: The surprising link between your gut and your mental health

Research suggests the bacteria in yogurt may help relieve anxiety and stress by reducing a specific brain activity<p>Scientists have long known that the brain sends signals to the gut, a process that reveals why stress, for example, can express itself through gastrointestinal symptoms. But it wasn’t …

Brain Activity

9 Fascinating Facts About The Microbiome, The Trillions Of Microbes Hidden Inside Us

The still-mysterious ecosystem of bacteria living inside you determines an incredible amount about your health–and your personality.<p>“Bacteria are living things. They are not trying to hurt you. They are not trying to help you. They are just trying to stay alive, like the rest of us.”<p>So begins the …