Karen Richardson

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Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

This is how pneumonia affects the body

Some strands of the pneumonia virus use iron to spread the disease around the body, researchers have found. The discovery could be used to inform how …

23 Messages For Anyone Who Just Received An Anxiety Disorder Diagnosis

<i>By</i> Sarah Schuster<p>Everyone experiences anxiety. Not everyone lives with an anxiety disorder. And for those who do, getting an “official” diagnosis can be scary, confusing, intimidating — or all of the above. But just because you have an anxiety disorder doesn’t mean you simple can’t “handle” anxiety …

By Applying This Rule, You Can Overcome Procrastination In 2 Minutes

Today we are expected to work in highly disruptive environments. We sit down at our desks, turn on our computer and immediately we are hit with …

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11 Body Language Habit You Should Start Changing Today

These habits are some of the hardest to break but are worth the effort.<p>It's not what you say, it's how you say it.<p>It's an old cliché, but it's true. That's why body language is such a crucial part of communicating. The way you act can warp the entire meaning of what you're saying.<p>That being said, …

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Solange Knowles Pens Essay on Being a Black Person in a White Space

On Friday evening, after an evening out with her husband and 11-year-old son, Solange Knowles went on a tweet storm about how she was treated at a …

Weight Loss Made Easy

Losing weight takes dedication, motivation, and hard work. But you can make weight loss easier. There are easy tricks that can help you to slim down …

Weight Loss

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re …

BuyBlack Google Extension Will Help You Find Common Items From Black-Owned Companies

One of the major complaints Black shoppers who want to buy from Black businesses have is that they just can’t find Black-owned businesses. But now a …

The FDA finally banned antibacterial soaps

Fear is a potent marketing tool. Consider how a Listerine advertising campaign in the 1920s literally turned bad breath into a disease (and sold a ton of mouthwash along the way) or the run on potassium iodide in North America after the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in 2011.<p>Then there are …

An Expert Explains Why You Feel So Lonely All the Time

Failing to connect with other people can seriously screw with your dopamine reward system, says psychiatrist Amy Banks.<p>We're living in what you might call an epidemic of loneliness. Recent research has shown that many of the people we feel close to probably don't reciprocate the feeling. Millions …

The National Anthem’s Shocking Line About Slavery

A little known fact about the National Anthem is making Colin Kaepernick’s controversial protest even more valid than it already was.<p>The 49ers’ …

Inspiring doc 'Black Women in Medicine' profiles glass-ceiling-busting physicians

It runs less than an hour, but the inspiring documentary "Black Women in Medicine" packs in enough smarts, context and emotional clarity for a far longer film. Writer-director Crystal Emery shines a vital spotlight on an unsung segment of one of the most respected professions.<p>The movie is filled …

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When You Eat Pickles Often, Something Surprising Will Happen To Your Brain

I have been writing something about myself or my everyday for almost 5 years now. It has been one of the greatest and most freeing experiences in my …

Mom’s Parenting Cartoons Will Have You Nodding In Solidarity

Nailed it!<p>Adrienne Hedger has been drawing cartoons ever since she was a kid. Now that she’s a mom with two kids of her own (and a dog whom she also considers one of her children), the artist focuses her work on an exciting, frustrating and totally hilarious topic: parenting.<p>Hedger’s cartoons touch …

How to protect yourself from common diseases you might not have heard of but could easily catch

Apart from when we get flu or the norovirus, few of us spend time worrying about infectious disease.<p>But with the focus currently on the Zika virus …

Wading through the ‘bad hair‘ barrier for black girls

Olympian Simone Manuel’s first-place finish in the 100-meter freestyle last week was more than a personal accomplishment: It was a cultural milestone. When she finished the race in 52.7 seconds, an Olympic record, she became the first African-American to win an individual gold medal in swimming.<p>Her …

'Black Women in Medicine': Film Review

Trailblazing docs and fresh grads assess the progress of black women in the medical field.<p>African-American teens may not be the only viewers …

Untold story of NASA Black women scientists featured in film 'Hidden Figures'

When it comes to America’s dominance in space, the role of Black female scientists has been tragically neglected by history. All of that will soon …

19 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

Success starts with the little things.<p>Success doesn't happen in an instant. It happens through the progression of lots of little successes, strung together over time.<p>If you want to build something big, if you have a vision, a dream, or even just a clearly defined end goal, the question is not how …

Here are 25 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of psychological research to suggest that certain activities can help …

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Is your gut making you sick?

New research suggests that the range and quantity of microbes that live in our guts could have a powerful effect on a range of conditions including depression, MS and obesity<p>A gut full of diverse microbes – bacteria, viruses and fungi – is essential for a healthy mind and body. And evidence is …

Constant Multitasking Is Damaging Millennial Brains, Research Shows

And their employers are making things worse.<p>You probably know that multitasking makes you less productive not more so. Neuroscientists, psychologists, and efficiency experts have been telling the world for years that since the brain can't actually pay attention to more than one thing at a time. …

Human nasal bacteria might be superbug killer

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists searching for a solution to ever-resistant, infection-causing bacteria may have found an answer much closer to home than expected -- up our noses.<p>Researchers from the University of Tubingen in Germany have discovered that a nose-dwelling bacteria, Staphylococcus lugdunensis, …

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8 Reasons Why You Must Make a Happiness List Right Now

Your career is going great but your life isn't full of joy? Here's what to do.<p>What do you do when your career is moving along nicely, your relationships are going smoothly and your health is good--but you just aren't as happy as you'd like to be? That was the question facing me about two months ago.<p>…

13 Ways I Help Myself Feel Happier Than Anyone Else I Know

"Are you always so happy?" a half-asleep coworker asked me one morning as I was laughing in the break room with another colleague.<p>Um, how should I …

Happiness

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal setting, here's what the high achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …