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Molecule that supports blood-cell production under dietary stress is identified

The production of blood cells is regulated by so-called hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), which reside in bone marrow. It is known that under certain …

Medical Research

6 Of The Most Common Sexual Fantasies, According To Sex Therapists

Your "weird" fantasies are more popular than you think. 😉<p>In everyday life, most of us aren’t walking around talking about our greatest sexual fantasies and desires. For sex therapists, however, such conversations are all in a day’s work.<p>Their clients tend to bring up certain turn-ons time and time …

Sexuality

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Happiness

A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot 'Quiet' Their Minds

<i>In a warp-speed world, it can be difficult to entertain even the thought of slowing down for a meditation. The following mindfulness exercise,</i> …

Mindfulness

Meet the Arizona nurse who shocked the world by taking second place at the Boston Marathon

Sarah Sellers tells Moneyish how she raced past pros like Shalane Flanagan to take the $75,000 second-place prize at the 2018 Boston Marathon.<p>Being …

Runners Share Condolences and Memories of Pro Athlete Jonathan Grey

The 29-year-old died on Saturday, his brother announced.<p>On Sunday, many professional runners and coaches described Jonathan Grey as a competitor who was as fierce as he was friendly—somebody who was unafraid to set audacious goals and stubbornly pursue them. When he fell short, Grey sought …

Scientists have found the source of anxiety in the brain - and how to turn it off

Anxiety is a useful emotion, but it can result in crippling personality disorders.<p>Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, which …

How Much Can You Really Change After You Turn 30?

I am turning 30 in March, and so I was a little unnerved when I recently came across a question that researchers who study personality have …

8 problems caused by low self-esteem - how to boost self esteem

You ARE good enough to go for that job and, no, you don't annoy all of your friends...<p>Studies have linked low self-esteem and poor self-image with a …

Self-help

Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Traffic upsets you. People upset you. Your job upsets you ... Wrong, wrong and wrong.<p>Actually, none of those things upset you. Your beliefs about …

Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids | Inc.com

My eighth grader is back to the books after a week of pneumonia-induced absence. With each missed school day came another layer of overwhelm at the thought of making up all that work.<p>He'd finish a coughing jag and immediately ask me if any teachers had emailed assignments, even though he didn't …

Mindfulness

Want to Raise Successful Kids Who Aren't Perfectionists? This 27-Year, 41,000-Person Study Shows How | Inc.com

I'd hazard a guess that one out of every three interview respondents uses "I'm just too much of a perfectionist" as the weakness to talk about in interviews--as if it were an okay thing to slide by with. (Although I guess it's better than my old go-to response of "I have chronic …

Parenting

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient | Inc.com

Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" According to researchers, one attribute that certainly helps: …

Self-improvement

10 Things You Didn't Know About Coca-Cola

These facts may surprise you.<p><b>Coca-Cola</b> (NYSE:KO) is the world's largest beverage company. Millions of people around the globe associate its brand …

Investing

Has Mindfulness Become the New Kale?

Jackie drops her kindergartener Lexi at school, where the five-year-old starts her day on her mat, listening to her teacher read <i>Sitting Still Like a</i> …

The Psychology of Inequality

Researchers find that much of the damage done by being poor comes from feeling poor.<p>In 2016, the highest-paid employee of the State of California was Jim Mora, the head coach of U.C.L.A.’s football team. (He has since been fired.) That year, Mora pulled in $3.58 million. Coming in second, with a …

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

Self-help

How can we switch off hunger in the brain? Study sheds light

Many of us think that controlling our food cravings and sticking to a diet depend largely on our willpower, but our biology has a different story to …

Researchers Find A Link Between Anxiety And Intelligence

People who think too much may have little reason to worry. Recent studies have shown that there is a link between anxiety and intelligence and it is …

Intelligence

Awe inspiring: do moments of wonder make us nicer people?

Experiencing awe helps us to feel more human, says Caspar Henderson. We would do well to seek it out<p>My daughter recently had to make a rainstick for school, so she pulled a cardboard tube out of the recycling, found some dried beans to create the sound of rain when it’s shaken, and taped up the …

Particles

Want your kids to be resilient? Here’s what not to do.

Amy Morin knows a lot about resiliency. A licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and foster parent, she has devoted her life to helping others resolve problems and conflicts.<p>But she also has personal experience with building resiliency. While in her 20s Morin faced the unexpected loss of …

Parenting

The Silicon Valley execs who don't eat for days: 'It's not dieting, it's biohacking'

Techies are pushing the trend of intermittent fasting for weight loss – made popular by diets like the 5:2 plan – to the extreme. Are they crazy?<p>The last time any food passed Phil Libin’s lips was a day ago, when he ate yakitori at a restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission district. He’ll next eat in …

Silicon Valley

4 Intimate Questions Partners Should Ask Each Other

The experience of intimacy is complicated and easily misunderstood, for new lovers as well as those in committed relationships. Most relationship …

The Science Behind Why "I Think I Can" Actually Works

Source: Bev Childress<p>"I think I can, I think I can...” We've all heard the story of the Little Engine believing it could puff right over that hill. …

Neurology

Natural Selection Made Us Anxious. Meditation Can Help.

Thanks to the guiding hand of natural selection, humans have ended up with enormous brains that let us do all sorts of amazing things. Our incredible …

Meditation

Can Buddhist Practices Help Us Overcome The Biological Pull Of Dissatisfaction?

Are human beings hard-wired to be perpetually dissatisfied? Author Robert Wright, who teaches about the interface of evolutionary biology and religion, thinks so.<p>Wright points out that evolution rewards people for seeking out pleasure rather than pain, which helps ensure that human beings are …

Meditation

A mathematical formula reveals the secret to lasting relationships

According to mathematician Hannah Fry, it may come down to a simple formula.<p>Fry, who works at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis in London, explains in her 2014 TED Talk and recently released book, "The Mathematics of Love," that the best predictor of long-lasting relationships is how …

Mathematics

The Only Time You Are Actually Growing Is When You’re Uncomfortable

If everything is too good, you’re probably stuck not being awesome.<p>Don’t join an “easy” crowd. You won’t grow.<p>Many people are so comfortable they’re miserable.<p>Breaking a habit, trying something new, taking a risk, making new connections, or putting yourself in a totally new situation won’t be easy, …

A Brutal Truth About Following Your Passion and Doing What You Love That Few People Admit | Inc.com

Probably the most common career advice is "Do what you love!" People love hearing it, even though it's all wrong -- except under very specific circumstances.<p>"Telling someone to follow their passion can be disastrous," says Cal Newport, author of <i>So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump</i> …

Self-improvement

Instagram star’s ‘healthy food’ obsession was actually a dangerous eating disorder

A former Instagram star who found fame through starving herself has spoken out about her eating disorder, which she disguised as ‘clean …