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How Personality Traits Tip Over Into Mental Illness

Psychologists are aware that personality can factor into mental health ― for example, perfectionism leading to clinical depression and anxiety disorders ― but the relationship between certain personality traits and psychiatric illnesses isn’t entirely clear.<p>A fascinating new study published in …

Psychology

How Sleep Affects Your Weight

<i>For</i> SELF, by Amy Marturana.<p>Another good reason to start getting more shut-eye.<p>The amount and quality of sleep you get any given night really sets the tone of the following day. When we’re well-rested, our minds and bodies just seem to work better. When we’re really tired, everything’s harder. We …

Immune System

Flickering lights could be used in breakthrough Alzheimer’s treatment, research shows

Flickering light in the eyes could form the basis of a breakthrough Alzheimer's treatment with the potential to halt or even reverse the disease, …

Dementia

Daily habits that sabotage your peace of mind

I used to wake up each morning and, before I'd even brushed my teeth, I would check my email. This often meant that the first thing I saw every day was a frantic message from my boss. Eventually, I realized I had to set a rule: I wouldn't check my email until after I finished my morning workout. …

Self-improvement

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

CANNABIS DEAL Marijuana firms Aurora, CanniMed reach $1-billion deal in milestone for cannabis sector Subscriber content<p>Canada-U.S. crude price gap grows to widest in four years Subscriber content<p>Campbell Soup closing 87-year-old Toronto facility; 380 jobs to be affected<p>U.S. trade commission …

16 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our favorites:<p>1. …

Self-help

Scientists may have finally discovered the cure for HIV

A British man may have become the first person in the world to be cured of HIV, following a groundbreaking new trial conducted by UK scientists.<p>The new therapy, which is still in the early stages of development, is currently being tested by a team of researchers from five universities. 50 people …

The Science of Memory: Top 10 Proven Techniques to Remember More and Learn Faster

I've always been envious of people with exceptional memories. You know, the kind of people who amass encyclopedic knowledge with seemingly little …

Humanity

Science Says Coffee Can Literally Heal Your Heart

Confirming what coffee-lovers already knew.<p>If you truly need your cup of joe in the morning, no scary study will spook you away from drinking coffee. That's why it's nice every now and then to hear about a study that actually encourages our coffee addictions—such as the latest research from York …

Coffee

The scientists who only come out at night…

An after-hours ecologist, a dream psychologist and a zoologist who braves bat bites… meet the tireless researchers working under cover of darkness<p>Jon Bennie: ‘There’s a fascination with the hidden world which is much less well studied’<p><i>Jon Bennie is an associate research fellow at the University of</i> …

North York

How Does Exercise Benefit Cognition?

We all know that exercise improves our physical fitness, but staying in shape can also boost our brainpower. We are not entirely sure how, but …

Exercise

Not all memories really happened: What experts wish you knew about false memories

Just because you’re absolutely confident you remember something accurately doesn’t mean it’s true<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Every memory you have ever had is chock-full of errors. I would even go as far as saying that memory is largely an illusion.<p>This is because …

The Brain

5 Ways To Increase Your Chances Of Surviving A Plane Crash

The odds of getting into a plane crash are low. Very low. In fact, your odds are only 1 in 8,357 of dying in an "air and space transport incident," as the National Safety Council calls it. In fact, you are more likely to die from a lightning strike than to face an aircraft evacuation. But, the …

Aviation

Here’s Exactly How Much Water You Should Drink Every Day

<i>For SELF, by Amy Marturana.</i><p>You can stop obsessing over eight glasses a day now, k?<p>You’ve probably heard you’re supposed to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily. That’s almost enough to fill a 2 liter bottle—which even the most diligent water-drinkers may find daunting. But the …

Wellness

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Ruth Reichl’s Grilled Cheese is Genius, and Completely Out of Control

Ruth Reichl has been publicly aligning herself with grilled cheese for a long time. And we really should have paid attention sooner.<p>Even before her days at the helm of <i>Gourmet</i> were over, in 2009 she was endorsing slivers of her grilled cheese as a party appetizer on PBS’s A Moveable Feast. Then in …