Elena Belanger

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7 Quotes that Will Stop You from Holding On When You Should Let Go

One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go – whether it’s guilt, anger, love or loss. Change is never easy – you fight to hold on and you fight …

5 Reasons Why You're Unhappy -- and How You Can Start Being Happy Today

So maybe you have the awesome house or apartment, a great relationship, and an amazing job. But despite the fact that everything in your life looks so great on "paper" or upon someone viewing your Facebook or Instagram accounts, for some reason, somehow your just not happy.<p>What I've come to realize …

A psychology professor reviewed decades of research about having kids and came to a depressing conclusion about marriage

Lots of women look forward to motherhood — getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter.<p>All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding part of life. And it's good that so many mothers treasure that bond with …

2 research-backed ways to charm everyone you meet

Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and delights in your successes. Right?<p>And research agrees: <i>Being happy for people during their good times is more important than how we deal with the bad:</i><p>What really makes couples bond? How they handle the good times, not the bad.<br>• What about …

My Boyfriend and I Can't Find a Place to Have Sex

We both live with our parents and we're too tall to do it in our cars!<p><b>I've been dating my boyfriend for about seven months now and we have a really nice relationship. It's just we have a hard time figuring out how to have sex. Or, more specifically, where. We both still live with our parents. They</b> …

This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life …

There's a disorder that makes it impossible to feel pleasure, and scientists are just beginning to understand how it works

In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, scientists stimulated the brains of rats to induce feelings of anhedonia, helping to explain how the phenomenon arises in the brain.<p>Hopefully, this understanding could one day lead to better treatments for depression and other related mood …

Neuroscience

The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths

Are you a visual learner who writes notes in a rainbow of different colors, or do you have to read something aloud before it will sink it? Chances are, you’ve been asked a similar question at some point in your life, and believe the concept of different “learning styles” is perfectly valid. But, as …

Try These Tricks For Better Sleep Tonight

Here's how to tweak your environment for a good night’s rest.<p>Dark, quiet, cool but not cold, not too humid or dry, calm and uncluttered – that's the perfect setup for sleeping. So find a noise-free room, clear a space near your bed and turn down your thermostat, because better sleep leads to better …

A former Googler reveals a 6-second exercise that anyone can use before a stressful situation

Before every meeting, Karen May, Google's vice president of people development, recharges by taking one "<b>mindful breath</b>."<p>Tan is somewhat of a mindfulness guru himself. Before retiring from Google in October 2015, he taught a hugely popular mindfulness meditation course called "Search Inside …

How to limit the daddy damage: How your father treats you is the 'blueprint' for your future relationships with men

My female colleagues and I were analysing the sex appeal of a famously tough political spin doctor.<p>‘And of course,’ I added, ‘he battles depression, …

8 Signs You Have A Strong Personality That Might Scare Some People

When people encounter someone with a strong personality, they don’t understand the kind of person they are dealing with.<p>Some people think you …

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …

8 Bedtime Routines That Will Help You Turn Sleep Into a Spiritual Practice

When we say we're turning something into a "spiritual practice," it simply means turning our attention away from the physical and toward the mental and emotional. When it comes to sleep, there's much more than meets the eye than just a recurring lapse of consciousness that takes up half of your …

IBM’s #HackAHairdryer Campaign is Symbolic of A Larger Sexism Problem in STEM

And the problem of the 'girlification of science'<p>As someone who does social media for a living, I appreciate a good hashtag campaign. It can unite people around the world for a single cause and facilitates conversations that never could happen without the internet.<p>IBM’s #HackAHairdryer campaign was …

7 Nasty Bathroom Items You Should Throw Out Now

Your bathroom is a sacred place. It's also a very dirty place, with lots of tools and implements that are covered with grime, but also really easy …

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

Are Divorced Guys A Turnoff To Women?

<i>I received a question from a newly divorced man asking, "How do women feel when they hear that a man is divorced?" The guy wrote that he wanted to start dating, but that he feared women would turn away, "thinking that there is something wrong with me since my ex-wife left me for someone else."</i><p>To …

The Best Times to Sleep, Wake, Exercise and Eat Are Based on Age, Circadian Rhythms

If you're wondering what the optimal times are to engage in certain activities, listen to your body's circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms are physiological, mental and behavioral changes governed by the body within a 24-hour clock, according to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. …

Are you introvert or extrovert? Or an actual human?

<i>This article was first published in the December 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Tricks To Help Clear Your Mind

<i>What can I learn/know right now in 10 minutes that will be useful for the rest of my life? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Jim Stone, Productivity and Creativity Consultant, on Quora.</b><p>Learn how to Clear Your Mind<p>I poll people regularly about how overwhelmed …

5 Ways To Know He's Not That Into You

Dating can be fun, but after a while it starts to feel like a chore if you're dating the wrong person. Often time we get caught up in our physical attractions to someone and ignore the clear cut signs that this "relationship" is a dead end. To save yourself time and energy, here are 5 ways to know …

How To Tell If You're Dating A Narcissist — & What To Do About It

We are no strangers to the hellish situation known as dating a narcissist. Ramani Durvasula, PhD, knows these relationships all too well. Dr. …

6 Self-Seeking Reasons I'm Thankful For Being Single This Year

I've been single for awhile now, and I'm still learning what being single really means. I'm awkwardly maneuvering between mediocre dates, falling in love in grocery store aisles, and writing off men in general. I'm constantly straddling between wanting to be married right now or wanting to explore …

10 Uncensored Questions About Sex And Health, Answered By A Doctor

"What's the CRAAAAZIEST thing you've ever found inside a vagina?"<p>Planned Parenthood and Tumblr recently teamed up to provide answers to some interesting, important sex and health questions.<p>On Nov. 19, Planned Parenthood's chief medical officer, Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley, participated in one of …

5 Ways to Find Yourself When Life Becomes a Storm

If you told me on my wedding day in May 2014 that I'd become a 34-year-old caregiver in a few months, I would've told you to lay off the vodka! I'd just gotten married that month to the wonderful guy I'd been with for seven years. We'd moved from Toronto seven months prior, and I was working hard …

6 Unconventional Ways to Have a Happier Day

Happiness is a process. In the past months, I have wasted hours of my precious life trying to understand the root of my seasonal unhappiness. I was on the road doing what I love, but I wasn't content. My melancholic attitude became annoying and after some reflection it hit me. I allowed society's …

Searching for Authentic Love

When I was in the 7th grade, Ms. Comely introduced herself to me as the 9th grade Chemistry teacher. I will never forget that visceral naivety that flooded my system. Completely dumbfounded and awe-stricken, I looked her in the eye and said, "You mean... You get to teach about love?" Flushed with …