Jenna McCartan

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The Danish Way of Parenting review – how to raise the world’s happiest kids

Denmark approaches childhood, and society as a whole, very differently to Britain or the US, argue Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl<p>Having muddled through six years of parenthood without consulting any books on the subject, I was pretty excited about this, my first one. Perhaps it …

Parenting

The Surest (and Trickiest) Way to Get Healthier

Source: Gpoint Studio/Shutterstock<p>Forget about willpower. You can’t rely on it. Willpower won't help you eat less, add more veggies to your meals, …

Self-improvement

New study suggests brain glitch may cause OCD

Scientists may be a step closer to having a good target for drugs that could treat at least some cases of the misery-rendering malady of obsessive-compulsive disorder. A new study in the journal <i>Biological Psychiatry</i> finds that when a certain receptor in the brain goes into warp overdrive, it causes …

How Focusing On Your Mind And Body Can Be The Best Antidepressant

Eat well, feel well, be well<p>Two years ago, it made sense, to put it lightly, for me to go on antidepressants. I was in a rut, a miserable hole of self-loathing darkness with a sprinkling of social anxiety, and so my therapist suggested Wellbutrin. It helped; it gave me just enough energy to face …

Fitness

A Psychedelic Can Cure Heroin Withdrawal

But it can’t cure addiction.<p>At a shamanic ceremony in Mexico, an initiate is deep in his psychedelic visions. Some sort of wreath is placed on his head and the incessant rattling of indigenous instruments strengthens the trance. Candlelight flickers over a puke bucket as the drugged vision-seeker …

Drug Addiction

If you’ve always wanted to try meditation, use this guide to get started

Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan and many other big names swear by it.<p>We’re talking meditation — a practice that’s usually done daily and involves sitting quietly for 20 to 30 minutes to calm and observe the mind.<p>But for what purpose?<p>“To intentionally cultivate …

Meditation

The Surprising Truth About the Power of #Now

<i> Are you overwhelmed and stressed?</i><i>Stuck?</i> <i>Finding it difficult to make decisions?</i>Dr. Max McKeown is known as an author, a strategist, and a speaker. …

Leadership

7 Designers Share Their Tips For Unexpected Color Combinations

Playing with unique shades can pay off in spades.<p>It can be scary to venture outside the comfort zone of neutrals and muted colors, but playing with unexpected shade combinations can pay off in spades. See seven of our favorite color combos from designers at Dering Hall, and read what they had to …

Interior Design

Marijuana Removes Plaque-Forming Alzheimer’s Proteins From Brain Cells

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia and affects memory, thinking and behavior and is on the rise. The number of Americans diagnosed with the …

Needle vs needle: a vaccine for drug addiction?

Research suggests that we could soon see vaccines for addiction. How can we vaccinate against behaviours? And if it is effective, what are the ethical issues?<p>I was recently a guest at a recording of the Wellcome Trust’s brilliant Level Up Human, a comedy/science podcast about improving humanity, …

Drug Addiction

Hyperfocus: The other side of adult ADHD

Writers, entrepreneurs, and creative leaders of all types know that intense focus that happens when you're "in the zone": You're feeling empowered, productive, and engaged. Psychologists might call this flow, the experience of zeroing in so closely on some activity that you lose yourself in it. And …

Mental Health

Effects Of Intermittent Fasting Mental Health

Mental Health

Our Opioid Crisis Reveals Deep Racial Bias In Addiction Treatment

In <i>The Souls of Black Folk</i>, the sociologist W.E.B. DuBois posed a piercing question: “How does it feel to be a problem?” DuBois wasn’t contemplating …

W. E. B. Du Bois

The 20 Best Emotional Intelligence Books to Read Before 30

Are you an entrepreneur? CEO? Parent? Project or HR manager? There's a gold nugget for everyone here.<p>In my 20s--well before founding a company and writing about servant leadership--my library was mostly composed of books about sports, science fiction, and whatever young, self-centered men were …

Leadership

Not Only Will Running Make You Smugger, It Will Also Make You Smarter

If you manage to drag yourself out of bed in the morning and go for a run while the rest of the world is still asleep, you probably don’t need more …

Why don’t I sleep well?

We all have different sleep patterns, and almost anyone can improve theirs. So let’s begin with the three keys to better sleep which might work for …

Shocking new role found for the immune system: Controlling social interaction: It's of 'profound' importance to proper social functioning, researchers determine

It's of 'profound' importance to proper social functioning, researchers determine<p>The immune system affects -- and even controls -- social behavior, a …

Alzheimer’s Disease: Eye Test For Early Detection To Undergo Human Trials

The first human trial in an experimental eye test for Alzheimer’s disease is set to commence as early as this month, according to a recently …