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These photos of orphaned baby sloths in Costa Rica have melted our hearts

Daenerys Targaryen may be the Mother of Dragons in Game Of Thrones, but Sam Trull is the Mother of Sloths in real life – which is much cooler, right?<p>Trull is the co-founder and Sloth Director (coolest title ever?) of The Sloth Institute located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. She’s lived there since …

Game of Thrones

8 Foods for Better Sleep

<i>Photo: Well+Good</i><p><b>By Willa Tellekson-Flash for Well+Good</b><p>You've brewed countless cups of chamomile, taken your fair share of restorative yoga classes, and even tried to shut the lights just a little bit earlier. After all, quality ZZZs affect everything from your immune system--and we doubt you have …

Sleep

Why Won't the UK Legalize Ketamine as an Antidepressant?

People have been taking the dissociative anesthetic as a treatment for mental health illnesses for years, but there are specific roadblocks holding it back from widespread medicinal use.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>"It saved my life," says Tiffany Snow. "I would recommend it to anyone …

Depression

Two Kinds of Enlightenment Affect the Brain, Says Dr. Andrew Newberg, And Anyone Can Experience Them

When we start to think about enlightenment we try to divide it into two basic ideas about enlightenment. And one is what I usually refer to as the …

Spirituality

Why You Should Avoid Entrepreneurship

It is a ride many people dream about and most wish they had never gotten on.<p><i>This article was written for visionaries and masochists alike.</i><p>During a particularly tough business cycle, I asked my friend and mentor Rick Voirin about whether it was the right time for me to change the direction of one of …

Entrepreneurship

A psychology professor reviewed decades of research about having kids and came to a depressing conclusion about marriage

Lots of women look forward to motherhood — getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter.<p>All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding part of life. And it's good that so many mothers treasure that bond with …

Parenting

7 foods to boost your mental performance

Research shows that nutrients in food can have a significant positive impact on cognitive performance. Cognitive impairment is increasingly attributed to oxidative stress, a condition that involves excessive harmful molecules called free radicals or oxidants. Since these free radicals can lead to …

Nutrition

7 Ways To Train Your Brain To Be Happy

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Neil Pasricha is on a crusade, and his goal is to help people get happy. He has firsthand experience with the working world’s disconsolate little secret—having spent years helping people lead teams, businesses, and organizations, he realized hardly anyone …

Happiness

The Kalalau Trail Is Hands Down The Most Incredible Hike In America

If you're looking for the most epic hike in America, get ready to pack your bags and head far, far west.<p>The Kalalau Trail on the Hawaiian island of Kauai weaves through one of the world's most famous natural wonders, the Na Pali coast. With 180-degrees of the electric blue Pacific, majestic ridges …

Hiking

A report that analyzed every minimum-wage hike since 1938 should put a bunch of nonsense ideas to rest

"Raising minimum wage risky," the Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader tersely warned.<p>"Raising minimum wage hurts low-skill workers," the Detroit News bluntly declared.<p>"Even left-leaning economists say it's a gamble," Vox solemnly cautioned.<p>Nonsense. We have been raising the minimum wage for 78 …

Economics

Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

Carbohydrates sound so innocent: mere starches, sugar and fiber that the body uses for energy. Yet health-conscious Americans despise them, designing …

Nutrition

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Jammu and Kashmir

15 Small Camper Trailers With Which To Enjoy The Outdoors

What a time to be alive! When the weather is nice everyone is happy and there’s this urge to go outside and enjoy nature at its finest. Sure, you’ll …

Is Your Mind Wandering?

<b>Is your mind wandering?</b><p><b>The Practice: Pay attention.</b><p><b>Why?</b><p>Moment to moment, the flows of thoughts and feelings, sensations and desires, and conscious and unconscious processes sculpt your nervous system like water gradually carving furrows and eventually gullies on a hillside. Your brain is …

Mindfulness

Your Diet Might Be Causing Anxiety and Depression

You are what you eat. We’ve known this for a long time. Michael Pollan’s observation took it a step further: you are what what you eat eats. This is …

Wellness

The spark of life: Science and the Bible meet again

For me, images released recently by Northwestern University scientists of tiny light flashes signaling the moment of human conception are evocative of a larger, cosmic-sized truth espoused by both science and the Bible. Namely, the creation of the universe itself – the mother of all moments of …

Fertility Treatment

10 Things You Need To Know About Depression (Part I)

According to The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in 2014, an estimated 15.7 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. This number represented 6.7% of all U.S. adults. Research also indicates that those in certain …

Immune System

How probiotics may help ease depression

Probiotics have long been hailed for promoting “good” bacteria in the gut— aiding digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and antibiotic-related diarrhea. They’ve also been used to regulate urinary tract issues and skin woes like eczema. Although those benefits have been well known …

Wellness