Jessica Gibney

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A Neuroscientist Tackles 'Why Diets Make Us Fat'

When Sandra Aamodt talks about dieting, people listen ... or, they stick their fingers in their ears and go la, la, la. Aamodt's neuroscientific take on why diets backfire is that divisive.<p>Aamodt is a neuroscientist, book author and former editor of a leading brain research journal. She also has …

Diets

In Defense of Food | Shows | PBS Food

Premiered December 30 | Streaming for a Limited Time<p>"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." With that seven-word maxim, US-based journalist Michael …

Agriculture

Healthy Eating Plate & Healthy Eating Pyramid

The Healthy Eating Plate, created by nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health and editors at Harvard Health Publications, was designed to …

In praise of gratitude

The Thanksgiving holiday began, as its name implies, when the colonists gave thanks for surviving their first year in the New World and for a good …

Calming the teenage mind in the classroom

<b>(CNN) —</b> At the start of the school year at Marblehead High School in Massachusetts, students started moving their desks out of the way, grabbing a mat and laying down on the floor for guided meditation before French class. Lexxi Seay, a senior, was skeptical.<p>"I actually never believed really in …

Harvard researchers discovered the one thing everyone needs for happier, healthier lives

My grandmother once told me this little story that stuck with me. One afternoon at a doctor’s appointment, her doctor moved her large purse to another chair and remarked how heavy it was. “You must be very rich,” he said to her. “I am,” she said affirmatively.<p>My grandparents lived modestly, still …

Happiness

Are Your Happiness Goals Too High?

In our competitive culture, we usually think “more is better.” Being Number One, winning at all costs, and “having the most” is deeply ingrained in …

What Happens When We Reconnect with Nature

Humans have long intuited that being in nature is good for the mind and body. From indigenous adolescents completing rites of passage in the wild, to …