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Learn to live with it: Becoming stress-free

<b>(CNN) —</b> People the world over believe that stress comes from external sources.<p>One complains of a nagging wife or hysterical husband. Another finds fault with the demands of work or the exploitation of management. Someone else grumbles at summer being too hot or winter being too cold.<p>Everyone thus …

The Definitive Guide to Hacking Happiness

Anxiety and depression are on the rise: One study shows that anti-depressant use has risen over 400 percent in recent years. One in 10 Americans …

We're Sexist Toward Robots

Even weirder than our insistence on assigning gender to machines is that we sometimes treat them differently as a result.<p>Last month, Toshiba unveiled a prototype robot capable of sign language. But the first thing you noticed likely wasn't its 43 actuators or even its apparently "warm-hearted" …

Where Does Happiness Live?

I was sitting in a nearby park the other day, having my home-made lunch. I had included all of my favourite ingredients in my lunch. It was a very good lunch.<p>It was the kind of day that would make everybody happy. It was spring, and the sun was shining.<p>I had chosen to sit under a tree, so that I …

Why Time — Not Money — Is the Key to Happiness

Money can't buy happiness, but time -- and the way we choose to spend it -- can greatly impact how content we feel about our lives, according to …

11 Things Scientists Say Will Boost Your Happiness Today

Don't worry, be happy.<p>Bobby McFerrin was onto something when he wrote those words. There are so many benefits to happiness, and worrying causes so …

5 Ways to Make Yourself Work Out When You Don’t Want To

As the days start to get shorter and the temperatures drop, you may be tempted to slack off on your workout routine. After all, it’s also no longer …

7 Drinking Habits That Are Making You Gain Weight

From smoothies to soda, read this before you sip.<p>Food gets a lot of play in the weight-loss discussion (and with good reason). While solids are obviously a major source of calories and fat, the liquids you take in can also affect the scale in a big way. “It’s so sneaky because it’s such a subtle …

Weight Loss

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate

The real stuff has three main ingredients (cocoa powder, cocoa butter, and sugar) and loads of natural micronutrients.<p>Research has shown that, post-chocolate, women often feel two emotions: joy and guilt. Score more of the former by sticking with at least 60 percent cocoa dark chocolate. (Milk …

Holistic Medicine

In Defense of Kim Kardashian…

One mom explains why she doesn’t take offense with Kim’s bare-all photo shoot for Paper magazine.<p>So by now you’ve probably seen Kim Kardashian’s greased-up butt on the cover of <i>Paper</i> magazine. You may have even eyeballed her equally slick full-frontal pictorial, complete with the “Yeah, I went …

Camera made from one tiny Lego brick actually works

The inspiration began with a pine nut. Ryan Howerter, a graphic design student at Colorado State University, took a photography class and his teacher shared the story of the Pinholo, a minuscule functioning pine-nut pinhole camera. Howerter knew what he had to do. "Being a fan of Lego bricks, I had …

15 Kitchen DIYs That Take One Hour Or Less

Want to spruce up your kitchen but don't have much time on your hands? These 15 super-simple DIY projects take less than an hour to complete.<p><b>1. Repaint your mugs</b><p><i>This Heart of Mine</i><p>Are you the unfortunate owner of a set of mugs you just can't fall in love with? Unless they're a priceless family …

Cute

This is What Little Puppies Look Like When They’re Shaking Off Water

There’s a rule of thumb when it comes to viral dog photography: what’s cute with dogs is going to be twice as cute when you shrink your subjects down …

11 Ways Running Is Great for Your Health

Seriously, what can't running do?<p>"I really should run more." We've all said it at one time or another, but it's truer that most people realize. Case in point: these 11 awesome, life-changing benefits of putting one foot in front of the other.<p><b>It Slashes Your Risk of Heart Disease</b>Running could cut …

Breast Cancer

Berlin Wall Being Rebuilt in a Dazzling Display of 8,000 Glowing Orbs

In 1961, the infamous Berlin Wall was constructed and completely cut off West Berlin from East Germany and East Berlin. The infrastructure was taken down in 1989 and with it reclaimed free movement between East and West. That was nearly 25 years ago, and to commemorate this occasion, light artist …

Germany

Key to Happiness? A New Activity Every 6 Months

Of all my patients, regardless of age, those who are happiest seem to share one activity secret. They each add a new sport every six months.<p>The happiness factor is a welcome side effect of an active and varied lifestyle. For each age group, the benefits of a multi-sport approach are slightly …

Getting a Ph.D. in You!

Who are you? What is your passion? What pisses you off and what could you talk about for hours? Has it been annoying when people have asked you these questions in the past and did it cause you to feel inadequate for not really knowing?<p>I was sitting with a client the other day and we were talking …

Why It Takes Balls to Be Happy

Happiness is the polar opposite of someday. It's the complete antithesis of one day, and it's never to be found in the when. Happiness is here now if you relax enough and have the balls to accept it.<p>You say you want happiness.<p>We all do.<p>But the truth is, you're scared shitless of it. Completely bat …

Happiness

6 Effective Stretches and Exercises for Back Pain

The right exercises can help to strengthen the back and the surrounding muscles, which can decrease stress on the back and allow for better mobility. Exercises shouldn't focus solely on the back muscles.<p>Whether a couch potato, weekend warrior, or elite athlete, we're all susceptible to back pain at …

Muscle

ANGRY BIRDS Movie Gets an All-Star Voice Cast

Rico Transforms Your Old Smartphone Into Smart Home Robot (video)

Once we have upgraded our smartphones sometimes our old smartphones are left to become retro devices in desktop draws. Wouldn’t it be great if we …

MOTA SmartRing Passes $100,000 In Funding (video)

Some of our readers might remember the MOTA SmartRing we featured here on Geeky Gadgets back at the beginning of this month. This week the Indiegogo …

The Most Beautiful Bathrooms in The World

Where to bathe with breathtaking backdrops<p>Where to bathe with breathtaking backdrops—the best hotel bathrooms in the world. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i><p>Courtesy

Tube Amp Meets Tablet

Låmpion is a hybrid tube amplifier and dock designed for audiophiles who want to use their smart devices, including tablets and smartphones, without …

‘Self-Portraits with Men’ Series Explores the ‘What-Ifs’ of Life with Different Partners

Have you ever wondered what you life would be like if you ended up with one of your exes? Or just a random person on the street, somebody whose …

Dessert Has Never Been Cuter Than These Teddy Bear Cookies

Too cute to eat?<p>There is a certain criteria that baked goods have to meet to be considered awesome. They must be sweet -- that's an easy one. They can't be burned -- this one's a little trickier. And now, thanks to Japanese chef and blogger Maa Tamagosan, they have to be absolutely adorable, too. …

5 Tricks to Avoid Being Hungry All the Time

Once, one of my clients half-jokingly requested an exorcism from the demon possessing her body: hunger. Kind of a gruesome analogy but, truth be …