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What to eat before and after every kind of workout

Whether you're eating for endurance or snacking for strength training, it’s not always clear what is best to put into your body. Moreover, “what’s healthy on a regular basis is not necessarily a good choice for the race course, or even for a workout,” explained Barbara Lewin, RD, a sports …

We saw magic mushrooms lift long-term depression. It’s time for a change of perception | Amanda Feilding

After 50 years in the wilderness, psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin, found in mushrooms, deserve to be examined for their potential in treating illness such as depression<p>Those of us who have never felt depression will certainly know people who have, and will have shared with them that impatient …

These 4 rituals will make you an expert at anything

We hear a lot about "10,000 hours" being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

Have a Social Life and Build in Downtime

<b>David Agus:</b> The brain is a tremendous organism that helps all of us. And brain obviously functions for our cognitive function, it functions for our …

The Brain

5 Non-Running Cardio Workouts

Whether you're recovering from a recent injury or dealing with chronic pain, running or jogging is typically not recommended, which is why we've come up with 5 alternative exercises for bad knees to still break a sweat while keeping your knees healthy.<p>It seems that knee pain and injuries are far …

Aerobic Exercise

The Core-Strengthening Moves That Will Make You A Better Athlete

If you’re a runner and your pre-workout routine includes simply lacing up your sneakers and heading out the door, hold up. The high-impact, …

Yoga

6 Psychology Hacks You Need To Know To Be A Better Marketer

In order to be successful in marketing you have to be able to do more than learn a script, describe a product and use rebuttals. Your audience needs to understand how the product works and how it will make tasks easier. Showing your audience how a product will benefit them entices them to listen …

Marketing

The 7-Move Upper-Body Upgrade

Target your shoulders and upper chest with this V-shape workout<p>The V-shaped torso is a magical thing.<p>Put two guys with the same amount of muscle and fat on their frames next to one another, and the one with the broader shoulders and slimmer waist will <i>always</i> look more athletic.<p>And the wider your …

Response to PTSD Treatment Associated With Size of Hippocampus

<i>Summary: Researchers report patients with greater hippocampal volume responded better to treatments for PTSD.</i><p>Source: Columbia University Medical …

Neuroscience

8 Hacks That Make Meditation Actually Doable

Is it just me, or is adulting totally overwhelming? Behind my smile, I am usually feeling frantic, harried, and overwhelmed most of the time. Things …

Meditation

6 Ways To Reduce Body Fat While Increasing Muscle

Ladies, you can walk the fine line between increasing muscle tissue while reducing body fat. Here's how!<p>Bodybuilding and fitness articles geared …

Exercise

A Bedtime Meditation For Kids So Good You'll Do It Too

If you're like many parents, you've probably found yourself in a situation where your little one is anxious about their day or worried about …

Bad Experiences Often Remembered Out of Context

When people experience a traumatic event, they often carry very strong memories of the specific negative event but keep only vague memories of the …

A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama teams up with a top psychologist, who teams up a top data viz firm, you get the Atlas of Emotions.<p>The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion. Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment.<p>Reductive? Yes. But that’s exactly the …

Star Wars Buttons You May Have Missed

A long time ago, an interface far, far away.<p>Star Wars is set in a world of wildly advanced technology. But take a good look at the machinery of Star Wars, and you may be surprised to see how wonderfully analog it all is—buttons! levers! vector graphics!<p>Yes, there are hyperdrives and lightsabers and …

An interrogator explains how to catch someone in a lie

How do you scope out a liar? Their darting eyes? Or sweaty palms?<p>Interrogator and psychologist Edward Geiselman says there's a more sure-fire way to spot a con.<p>In an interview with the New York Times, he recommends strategies for improving your lie-detecting skills.<p>His team at the University of …

This is what a day in the life of someone with depression looks like

<b>This is one writer’s account of her depression and suicidal thoughts. She’s described a day in her life with the hope that it will add to the</b> …

Depression

How Taming the Mind is Like Riding a Horse

In traditional descriptions, meditation is likened to training a horse. The sensations, impulses, and reactions in our bodies are like the untamed …

14 Struggles That All Girls With ADHD Have

Your brain is always on overdrive.<p><b>1. This is basically your brain all the time.</b> How is it possible to have so many ideas at once?<p><b>2. You're incapable of doing one thing at a time.</b> Why only write that paper when you can write that paper <i>and</i> text your bestie about her breakup <i>and</i> start researching your …

The Weightlifting Routine That Helped This Runner Put On 40 Pounds Of Muscle

Ryan Hall is the fastest American-born marathoner. After his retirement, he set his sights on the bulking up<p>When Ryan Hall returned to the Boston Marathon in April to make appearances, all anybody could talk about was his size. Since he announced his retirement from professional running this …

Want Sexy Side Abs by Summer? This Workout Will Light Up Your Obliques

How to get those "V" muscles.<p>As a personal trainer, torso twisting is one of the most overlooked movement patterns I see with clients. Picture it: The phone rings and you simultaneously turn to your right, stand up, lean forward, reach with a hand, and twist to an upright posture. That’s a workout …

Workouts

Psychedelic Drugs and the Nature of Personality Change

Psychedelic drugs have been popularly referred to as “mind-expanding.” Some recent research suggests that psychedelic drugs, such as psilocybin and …

Mindfulness therapy works as well as anti-depressant drugs, major new study finds

Therapy based on the controversial concept of ‘mindfulness’ works as well as some anti-depressant drugs, according to a major new study.<p>Inspired in …

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't have to add three leisurely hours to your morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>Several of those habits are listed under the Quora thread, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make my …

Immune System

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 …

4 Easy Exercises to Shift Your Mood in 5 Minutes or Less

We have so many tools available to us when we get present for even a few minutes that can make our life feel much more in flow. When in flow we feel happy, joyful and that energy attracts more and more wonderful people and situations to our lives.<p>So many times when a negative emotion comes up we …

Gratitude

Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain

Using brain imaging, scientists have built a map displaying how words and their meanings are represented across different regions of the brain<p>Scientists have created an “atlas of the brain” that reveals how the meanings of words are arranged across different regions of the organ.<p>Like a colourful …

Brain Imaging

Everything you see is an illusion, scientist warns – and reality is MUCH weirder

It sounds like something you’d hear at a yoga retreat – or from someone who has fried their brain on LSD.<p>But the reality we all see might actually be …

TED Talks

Let's Have a Real Conversation About Women and Mental Illness

Comedian Sara Benincasa and WNBA All Star Champion Chamique Holdsclaw help smash stigmas on the latest episode of "Uninterrupted."<p>May is Mental Health Month, and <i>Women’s Health</i> is doing our part to help end the stigma associated with mental illness. Throughout the next month, we're sharing the …

Mental Disorders

Eat to beat stress: The foods that can help anxiety

What to eat when you feel stressed...<p>Here’s some good news to keep in mind the next time you’re stressed out: eating may be a great trick for staying …