Gina Ottinger

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5 Anti-Aging Eye Creams That Actually Get Rid Of Under-Eye Circles

If you have dark circles, you know how hard it can be to get rid of them. There are plenty of eye creams available, but you won’t see results unless …

Skin Care

Courage Box delivers mental health strategies directly to your door

A University of Saskatchewan student has launched a subscription box to help those suffering from anxiety and depression find strategies to cope …

People Are Obsessing Over This Mattress

Casper is only three years old and has already developed a cult following — notorious for disrupting the $14 billion mattress industry and completely …

Customer Service

Apparently Lots Of Families Have ‘Poop Knives’ And We Don’t Even Know How To Process This

Brace yourselves: the poop knife is coming<p>Life comes at you pretty fast. One minute you’re just happily going about your day, without a care in the …

Things You Can Do Right Now To Immediately Improve Your Photography

If you want to take better photos (who doesn't?), this article is for you...Becoming a better photographer doesn't have to be difficult, confusing, …

Shutter Speed

Classic Lighting Techniques; Learning from the Portrait Masters

The masters of photography in the 20th century have paved the way for modern photographers. Before digital capture, social media and smartphones, …

This Letter From A 27-Year-Old Who Was Dying Of Cancer Will Change Your Approach To Life

"Be ruthless for your own well-being."<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook

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10 Herbs That Treat Anxiety Better Than Drugs

Many experts around the world say that the mental health problems are much more important, than most people think. And this is the main reason why …

Radical new approach to schizophrenia treatment begins trial

British scientists have begun testing a radically new approach to treating schizophrenia based on emerging evidence that it could be a disease of the immune system.<p>The first patient, a 33-year old man who developed schizophrenia after moving to London from Cameroon a decade ago, was treated at …

Mental Health

9 Feel-Good Stretches That Will Loosen Your Tight Hips

Shakira once said, "Hips don't lie," and she kind of has a point. When you feel like your hips are tight, it's almost impossible to ignore the pain …

Cannabis and schizophrenia: New evidence unveiled

The nature of the relationship between cannabis and psychiatric disorders has been hotly debated for decades. A new study, using genetically modified …

11 Truths About Being Socially Awkward

I have ADHD. I also have an anxiety disorder. My psychiatrist says it’s not uncommon to have both at once, which makes me feel less like a special …

Do You Zone Out? Procrastinate? Might Be Adult ADHD

Do you pop up from your seat during meetings and finish other people's sentences? And maybe you also procrastinate, or find yourself zoning out in the middle of one-on-one conversations?<p>It's possible you have adult ADHD.<p>Six simple questions can reliably identify adults with …

Autism

How Reframing Your Self-Critical Thoughts Can Help Ease Anxiety

<b>“Don’t let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.” ~Unknown</b><p>I know what it feels like to be scared.<p>I …

Time I

25 Powerful Quotes From Zen Buddhism That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Zen Buddhism is a profound philosophy that counters much of what we’re taught in the west.<p>In western society, we tend to think that we’ll find …

9 factors that affect your self-confidence and what to do about them

Handy tips for an instant confidence boost<p>You're getting on with your life when suddenly you have a crisis of confidence and your hopes and dreams …

Angelina Jolie

US Navy SEALs develop mental toughness by reinforcing one behavior

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How can the average person learn the skill of mental toughness without joining the military?</i> <i>Answer by Ronald Fry, author of Hammerhead Six.</i><p>Mental toughness is a state of mind. Anyone can develop the mental toughness of a solider without being part of the …

Self-improvement

Princess Diana and Winston Churchill's mental health experiences to be used to teach children how to cope with 'the black dog'

Princess Diana and Winston Churchill's mental health experiences are to be used to teach children how to avoid 'the black dog' of depression in school lessons.<p>They are among a number of figures who have spoken out about their own struggles and feature in a scheme aimed at reducing the stigma around …

Mental Health

7 Mindfulness Techniques That Literally Rewire Your Brain to Let Go of Anxiety and Worry

Anxiety is a big problem for many people in America. According to recent statistics, more than 3.3 million people in the US suffer from an anxiety …

Mindfulness

These 10 powerful mantras will give you a push when life is tough

Life can be hard sometimes. No matter who you are or what your circumstances, we all encounter tough times.<p>During times when life is tough, you may …

4 Holistic Practices That Dissolve My Anxiety (Even When Nothing Else Works)

I was diagnosed with social anxiety in third grade. Our family doctor wrote a prescription for a therapy pet and offered medication, and then a …

Mindfulness

The pickiest of kids ate dozens of new foods after a two-week training devised by a psychologist

If a child is a fussy eater, there’s probably not one single reason why. It could be genes. It could be the subtle hints the child—or small baby—has learned by watching their family at the table. It could be the psychological connections that their parents have helped forge between certain foods …

Autism

Get an Energy Boost with This Seven-Minute Yoga Routine

If mornings aren’t your thing or you’re prone to an afternoon lull, try this quick yoga routine aimed at boosting your energy. You don’t need any …

A Simple 5-Second Mindfulness Habit to Rewire Your Harshly Self-Critical Brain

It’s easy for us to become self-critical or impatient when we set standards that are unreachable. Perfectionism is a huge reason for …

The 5 Yoga Poses that Will Help You Lose Weight

Half Lift<p>1 of 6<p>Start with your feet together. Hinge forward at the hips and place your hands on your shins. Lift your chest and draw your shoulder …

Helicopter parenting is increasingly correlated with college-age depression and anxiety.

<i>Excerpted from</i> <b>How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success</b> <i>by Julie Lythcott-Haims, out now from Henry</i> …

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

How I cope with the three unwanted voices that live inside my head

I am alone in my New York apartment preparing dinner when I hear the voice of a woman say: “He seems to be OK.” A male voice grunts in response. “He eats better than we do,” she continues. Another grunt.<p>I look around. I'm on the second floor of a three-storey apartment block. Who can see me? It has …

Mental Health