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Social Anxiety Tied to Overabundance of Serotonin

Individuals who suffer from social phobia tend to produce too much serotonin, according to a new study conducted by Finnish researchers at Uppsala …

Start Your Day With Our Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich and Have the Best Morning Ever

We fought. We ate. We nodded silently, awestruck, and ate some more. And then we declared: This is the ultimate homemade egg sandwich.<p>We have some pretty strong opinions on what goes into the perfect breakfast sandwich: English muffins and American cheese are non-negotiable. The eggs must be …

Breakfast

Happy Birthday, Audrey Hepburn! 10 Things You Never Knew About _Breakfast at Tiffany'_s

Today marks what would have been Audrey Hepburn’s 86th birthday. The Belgian actress starred in 28 films over the course of her career, but none of her roles was more famous than Holly Golightly in _Breakfast at Tiffany’_s. The 1961 Truman Capote adaptation turned eating a pastry while …

19 One-Liners That Sum Up Parenthood Perfectly

Parenting is so many things to so many people -- everyone's experience is unique. Or, that's what we'd like to think. When we look to Twitter, though, we find that parents have certain, hilarious universal experiences. We've pulled together some of the best fill-in-the-blank responses to "Parenting …

Parenting

That Mother Who Smacked Her Son For Joining The Baltimore Riots Says He Knew He Was In Trouble When He Saw Her!

Toya Graham doesn't play around.<p>As you may have seen, a video of a Baltimore woman smacking her son after she noticed he was wearing a hoodie during …

Justice

Dumbbell Weight Training For Faster Fat Loss

You can use dumbbell exercises and workouts to transform your body in the least amount of time possible.<p>In order to burn fat at the fastest rate …

Samsung Overtakes Apple to Reclaim Title of World's Largest Smartphone Maker

The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics reveal that Samsung surpassed Apple to reclaim its position as the world's largest smartphone maker in the first quarter of 2015. The two smartphone vendors were previously tied in the fourth quarter of 2014 after Apple matched Samsung with 74.5 million …

Puppy On The Beach

Puppies

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ISPs

How to Love Yourself When You're Feeling 'Bleh'

We show our perfect faces for the world, yet behind the scenes we struggle with similar things. When we're vulnerable with those things, we risk connecting with others and realize that we all deal with similar emotions.<p>Lately, I've had this sinking bleh feeling. I'm blessed with many good things in …

Mental Health

Why Your Brain Doesn’t Want You to Keep Weight Off—and How to Fight It

Imagine toiling away at your job every day knowing there was no raise or promotion in sight. It would be pretty hard to bring your A game all the time, right? Same goes for weight loss. “All behavior begins with wanting to change something," says Segar. "To keep doing that behavior, people need …

Fitness

Why lifting weights is better than cardio if you're trying to lose fat

Weightlifting is totally better for fat loss than cardio, because broscience.<p>In this case I’m going to agree with the bros; even though <b>I’m a Boston Marathon qualifier</b>, there is a compelling argument why lifting weights is the best way to burn fat.<p>Hang on; it’s complicated.<p><b>Muscle Mass and …

Fitness

How to De-Clutter Your Closet So You Actually Enjoy Getting Dressed

<b>Put Away Seasonal Clothes</b><br>Even though it's a bit of a pain to make the switch for the colder or warmer half of the year, I always go through my closet and put away any items that are "off-season." This will save you space by not forcing you to have all of your clothes out at once (those winter …

4 Success Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Business…And Your Life | Inc.com

Sometimes simple practices--done consistently--can change your business. These habits can also spill over into your personal life, making every part of your day better. Just as a proper diet and regular exercise can improve your physical health, adopting "success" habits can improve your career and …

Self-improvement

11 Ways to Use Honey to Get More Gorgeous Skin, Hair, and Nails

<b>1. Moisturizing Mask</b><p>Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the skin and ensures it's retained it in the layers where it’s needed most for penetrating, long-lasting hydration.<p><b>Try it:</b> Spread one teaspoon raw honey on clean, dry skin, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. …

The best pop culture tweets of 2015 so far

How Twitter marks the cultural year's high and low points: from the Oscars, to Jeremy Clarkson's 'fracas'<p>January<p>11: The Golden Globes<p>Eddie Redmayne continued his sweep of acting awards for The Theory of Everything, while George Clooney won a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Amazon's TV series …

Mergers & Acquisitions

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

Five myths about fast-food work

<i>Michelle Chen is a contributor to the Nation and to Dissent magazine’s “Belabored” podcast.</i><p>Since fast-food workers started walking off the job in New York more than two years ago, their campaign has grown into a worldwide movement. Demanding $15 per hour and a union, workers in fast food and other …

Fast Food
Social Media

An expert explains the benefits of reflexology massage

“Some of my clients have been coming for nearly 20 years… First they feel better, then they feel well, then they stay well,” laughs the reflexologist …

Why You Can't Lose Weight

<b>1. You overeat healthy food.</b> Nuts, avocados, whole wheat pasta, olive oil, and dark chocolate are all natural and healthy, but they aren't void of calories. You still need to watch how much you eat of the good stuff. For example, avocado offers a ton of health benefits, but an entire fruit is over …

Nutrition

How I Overcame Anxiety By Upgrading My Nervous System

If you’ve ever felt like your world emotionally flipped upside down, like everyday there was another helpless panic attack and that no one could …

Take the #Gimme5Challenge to Strengthen Your Body with Just Five Basic Moves

Let's break down the basics. And they're simple enough: This is a 91-day challenge that involves only five strength-training exercises. Yep, five.<p>What's the trick, you ask? There isn't one! See, with just five moves, you can experience strength that you didn't know you had. Five moves are all it …

The Best Time to Consume Most of Your Calories If You're Trying to Lose Weight

Turns out, those who ate more calories in the first half of the day lost significantly more weight and demonstrated better metabolic activity than those who ate heavily in the evening. On average, the earlier eaters lost 3.75 pounds more and trimmed an extra 33 percent off their waistlines.<p>Granted, …

3 Simple Ways to Beat Stress and Boost Happiness

<i>Unlocking happiness may be as easy as these three tips from YourTango.</i><p>Are you going to let stress ruin your life? Hell no! Start doing these small rituals . . . ASAP!<br>Stress is powerful — manage it or it manages you, right?<p>How many times has stress overtaken you, depleting your energy and stealing …