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Would You Do This to Reduce Your Stress? Researchers Say It Really Works

This slightly off trick will help you control your thoughts, feelings, and behavior under stress. Problems? Sure, you can solve them too.<p>It appears that talking to one's self has gotten a bad rap. While once perhaps viewed as crazy, people who talk to themselves do a better job at quickly bringing …

Just an hour of exercise a week could prevent depression, study finds

Just an hour of exercise a week could prevent depression, a study has found.<p>In the largest ever study of its kind, analysis involving more than 30,000 adults revealed those who do not exercise are almost twice as likely - 44 per cent - to suffer with depression, compared to those who were …

Depression

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Even old age can’t dent my mum’s sexual appetite

There was an electrician, a wrestler, a couple of property developers, a fur dealer, a couple of journalists … Aged nearly 90, men are still her hobby, and she encourages me to have affairs too<p>One day, aged 12, I forgot my packed lunch for school, so I walked home at lunchtime. But as I put my hand …

Blond Hair

The 20 Best Documentaries You Can Watch for Free on YouTube

YouTube documentaries are proof that the age-old idiom “the truth is stranger than fiction” often still applies.<p>Documentary filmmaking itself has …

These are the world's 20 cheapest countries to visit (and the five most expensive)

Sri Lanka

15 of Alton Brown's Most Popular Recipes on Good Eats

Alton Brown recently announced that the reboot of his iconic show <b>Good Eats</b>, called <b>Return of the Eats</b>, will be airing on the Food Network in 2018. To gear up for this long-awaited revival, let's venture down memory lane. Of the hundreds (if not thousands) of recipes Alton Brown developed for <b>Good …

10 signs that show you're suffering from more than just stress

How to tell if your issues are deeper than everyday angst<p>Nobody's perfect. And the stressors we all face on a regular basis can bring out the worst …

Box Breathing: The Mindfulness Technique Navy Seals Use

Welcome to App Saturdays! (*insert jazz hands*) Every Saturday we’ll feature an app we love, telling you what it can do and why it’s awesome.<p>Our brains have a great way of never shutting up. Just search Mindfulness in the App Store and you’ll see that people are actively looking for ways to relax, …

Mindfulness

6 Simple Strategies to Instantly Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Teaching you how to live a more inspired life.<p>Whether we like it or not, the demands of modern society generate stress and anxiety. The jobs we work and the material wealth we value make significant demands on our time and energy--both of which have an impact on our emotional state. And since most …

Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff

Money can't buy happiness, right? Well, some researchers beg to differ. They say it depends on how you spend it.<p>A recent study published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> suggests that when people spend money on time-saving services such as a house cleaner, lawn care or grocery …

Personal Finance

The 25 greatest comedies of all time

Thinning Hair? A New Treatment Offers Hope

When Heidi Imhof started losing her hair at 42, she also started losing sleep. Ms. Imhof, a lawyer, was afraid that blow-drying her straight dark hair would hasten the shedding, so she got up two hours early to shower and apply mousse and volumizers. When her hair finally air-dried, she’d pull it …

How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

Wi-Fi

How much money people are really earning from Uber, Airbnb, and 7 more side hustles

Companies like these have made it easier than ever to make a quick buck on your own time.<p>But how much extra dough can you really make through these sites and apps?<p>Online lender Earnest decided to crunch some numbers to find out.<p>They looked at anonymous data from tens of thousands of loan applicants …

Profit

This guy lost 24 kg in just 16 weeks. Here’s how he did it

This guy lost 24 kg in just 16 weeks. Here’s how he did it<p>While you’re still browsing through fitness articles and contemplating how to lose weight …

10 Free Online Courses That Will Make You Happier

Here’s something to smile about: These 10 free online courses are waiting to teach you how to create a happier, more fulfilling life. Learn about the …

Become a Millionaire With These 7 Habits

These seven habits will help you earn a lot of money and achieve financial independence.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the Brian Tracy’s book</i> Million Dollar Habits<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound<p>You must …

Self-improvement

Is turmeric good for you? Yes, but It's complicated.

According to studies, it seems that turmeric has a number of potent benefits. The problem? How to tap into them.<p>Few foodstuffs have had scientists scratching their heads in wonder over its potential more than the widely-lauded spice called turmeric. Native to Southeast Asia and a cousin to ginger, …

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

The best movies of 1997

Hindsight is 20/20. Does it get sharper when the distance between then and now is 20 years? <i>The A.V. Club</i> wasn’t putting together best-of lists in …

Pulp Fiction

25 High-Protein Foods That'll Help You Lose More Weight

While most veggies average between one to five grams of protein per serving, a cup of peas can contain up to 10 grams, making it one of the most …

10 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Help You Overcome Your Fears

There are three natural responses to fear: fight, flight, or freeze. These talks will give you the confidence you need to fight onwards.<p>What are you afraid of?<p>This question is one that holds back many people from their ultimate potential.<p>Whether you are an entrepreneur who is fearful of taking the …

What’s the best meditation style for your personality type?

Everyone has their own fitness personality: Some people can’t get enough of SoulCycle, while others see tapping it back to a Katy Perry song as their …

Meditation

Think You’re Struggling With Mental Illness? These 6 Places Offer Help For Absolutely Free

Mental illness is something that no one can see and yet, it eats you up from the inside. So many of us have felt helpless and emotionally distressed …

McDonald's employee shares some disturbing images of a moldy ice cream machine

A (now) former McDonald's employee shared some disturbing images of the inside of a moldy ice cream machine in one of the hamburger giant's …

Ice Cream

The Difference Between Marketing and Advertising and Why You Need Both in Your Life

Ever wonder if marketing and advertising are one and the same? Spoiler alert: They're not. Here's why successful companies have strategic plans for both.<p>On the surface, marketing and advertising seem to be synonymous; two words that can be used interchangeably to describe a process that helps you …

The 5 best war movies to binge-watch this weekend

Christopher Nolan is bringing us back to World War II this summer.<p>The <i>Interstellar</i> director is returning to the box office July 21 with <i>Dunkirk</i>, a WWII epic that focuses on the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beach during the early part of the war. If the explosive trailer put you in the mood …

Practice Walking Meditation

Walking meditation is a wonderful way to transform something that most of us do every day into a deeply healing, nourishing and enjoyable tool for …