Heather Hotchkiss

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Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut.<p>We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food …

Exploring the mind’s power over the body

<i>Sally Satel is a psychiatrist and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She is co-author of “Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience.”</i><p>In “Cure,” Jo Marchant, a British biologist turned science writer, sets out to show that states of consciousness such as hope, …

Consciousness

21 Things You'll Get If You're Happiest When You Stay In

FOMO doesn't feature in your vocabulary.

Comedy Central

7 Simple Strategies To Help You Tackle Your Goals

<i>This post was originally featured on Column Five.</i><p>It’s a new year. Whether or not you’re the resolutions type, we’re guessing you have some goals …

27 Unique And Fun Date Ideas You'll Wish You Thought Of First

Because Netflix and chill can get old after a while.<p><i>Note: Not all submissions are from Community users.</i><p>"One of the best dates my boyfriend and I ever went on was when I took him climbing. I was able to teach him something I knew a lot about and give him pointers and tips to learn his technique. It …

When to put children to bed? Chart tells parents exact time for bedtime stories

Knowing when to put your children to bed is one of the many challenges of parenthood.<p>Tuck them in too early and they’ll be up at the crack of dawn, …

Bedtime Stories

10 things you’re doing WRONG as a parent

<b>Okay I will hold my hands up – you’re probably doing nothing seriously wrong as a parent.</b><p>But I bet it feels like you are.<p>Whether it is holding …

Crayons

16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; or maybe it's simply that they're easy to be around. You just like them.<p>But scientists generally aren't satisfied with answers like that, and they've spent years trying to pinpoint the exact factors that draw one person to …

Finding a New Path When You’re Attached to the Old and Scared of Failing

<b>“All endings are just beginnings. We just don’t know it yet.” ~Mitch Albom</b><p>The difficulty of finding, let alone staying on a path was brought to mind …

Want to be happier? Ask yourself this question every morning

What’s the first thought that pops into your mind when you wake up in the morning? If you’re like most people, you probably start thinking about all …

7 things every happy person does before 8am

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move forward sometimes. From having a full-time job, to working on your relationships with your loved ones, …

7 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

What does your daily routine look like? If you’re like most people, it involves struggling out of bed, having a quick breakfast, waiting for work to …

The Ultimate Secret to Leading a Fulfilling Life (and 7 Steps to Get There)

We all encounter challenges in life that can be hard to overcome.<p>However, many people have encountered the same kinds of problems in the past. That’s …

This One Ritual Will Help Us Raise More Mindful Children, New Study Shows

<i>Ever feel like health news is too overwhelming, fast-paced, or hard to decipher? Us too. Here, we filter through the latest in integrative health,</i> …

I Used to Struggle With Negative Thinking—Here's How I Finally Broke the Pattern

Like anxiety, negativity serves an evolutionary purpose—our ancestors relied on a shrewd, critical mindset in order to anticipate danger, react …

Happiness

FULL MOON Supermoon in PISCES August 29th 2015~

This is a beautiful spiritual Full Moon that calls us to connect with the deepest part of our Soul and to remember that there's more to life than …

6 Steps to See Yourself More Clearly

I have the most fabulous conversations when I'm alone. Driving, exercising, flossing my teeth, I offer opinions and advice that would change the …

Self-help

57 Vintage Photos Of Couples That Will Make You Believe In Love

Love is real, guys!