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Inflammation Can Fan the Flames of Depression

Chronic inflammation in the bloodstream can intensify depression, according to a new study at Rice University and Ohio State University. The …

3 Essential Lessons of Love and Attraction

<i>Welcome back to The Attraction Doctor</i><p>With some notable exceptions, I do not often write about my own thoughts or personal life. I prefer to let the …

Relationships

Three Ways Parents Create Anger in Kids | The Exhausted Woman

The best way to understand this concept is through a story. Ulla complained about her 6-year-old son’s angry behavior so she brought him in for an …

What's Wrong With My Relationship? Ask These 7 Questions To Know.

“What’s wrong with my relationship?”<p>I can still remember asking this question over and over again when I was having a really big argument with my …

Employment

10 Top Tips for Dealing With Menopause!

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

Exercise

Here Is the Real Key to Weight Loss (Hint: It’s Not Diet or Exercise)

Practically every client I counsel who struggles with weight loss will say something like, “I just need to workout more.” But the truth is it’s not …

Doing It Wrong: Love in the Modern Age

Why Modern Relationships Suck.<p>We live in a generation of not being in love, and not being together. But we sure make it feel like we’re together, …

Drink to Your Health (in Moderation), the Science Says

Over the past year, I’ve tried to clear up a lot of the misconceptions on food and drink: about salt, artificial sweeteners, among others, even water.<p>Now let me take on alcohol: wine, beer and cocktails. Although I have written about the dangerous effects of alcohol abuse and misuse, that doesn’t …

Why You Should Sext More

On one hand, sexting can tear apart your career and vaporize your credibility. (Not naming names, but you can probably think of a few politicians…) …

The 10 Habits of Highly Unflabby People

So you want to keep an eye on the old waistline, but you hate diets. Join the club. Rather than give you recipes for yummy quinoa-kelp granola, we suggest following these simple rules, rituals, and metabolic sleights of hand. You'll eat better, eat less, and burn calories all day long, even while …

Do Skimpy Clothes Force Men's Brains to Objectify Women?

Science can't shut up about how men can't help the fact that they sometimes seem like they might be thinking with their penises because their brains …

Blade Runner

How to eat whatever you want over the holidays and not gain weight

This holiday season, while you pad your body with figgy pudding and take shots of eggnog off a sugarplum fairy, thou shalt feel no guilt. And, Jeff Wilser suggests in his new book The Good News About What’s Bad For You/The Bad News About What’s Good For You, thou shall not necessarily gain …

7 Things Your Wife Isn't Telling You She Needs

What your wife really needs from you.<p>What does your wife need to be truly content in your marriage?<p>We asked marriage therapists and relationship coaches to share the most common things women say they need from their spouses. Here's what they had to say:<p><b>1. Women want a spouse who's aware of their</b> …

Marriage

Jewish settlers storm al-Aqsa compound: witnesses

A group of far right Jewish settlers have stormed the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem, despite a heavy security forces presence, witnesses said.<p>Sunday’s raid came as Jewish organisations called for their followers to be permitted to visit the al-Aqsa during Jewish holiday …

San Bernardino Shooter Tashfeen Malik Didn't Stand Out Back in Pakistan

MULTAN/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Family members and former classmates back in Pakistan told NBC News Sunday that Tashfeen Malik — the woman who with her husband gunned down 14 people at a California office party — was "innocent" and a "girl next door" when she was here.<p>Others who crossed paths with her …

London Tube Stabbing Triggers Hashtag: #YouAintNoMuslimBruv

The hashtag started trending just hours after a stabbing in a London tube station that authorities have called a possible 'terrorist incident." #YouAintNoMuslimBruv<p>With a camera rolling, a bystander appears to have shouted the phrase at the alleged attacker, a 29-year-old man, while he was being …

Social Media

Man charged with attempted murder over Leytonstone tube station attack

Police investigating a knife attack at an east London tube station have charged a man with attempted murder over the alleged stabbing of a commuter.<p>Scotland Yard named the suspect as Muhaydin Mire, 29, from Leytonstone, who is charged over the attack on a 56-year-old man on Saturday evening at …

Syria's Assad says British airstrikes against IS will fail

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — British airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State group are illegal and doomed to fail, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in remarks published Sunday.<p>Assad said in an interview with Britain's Sunday Times that IS cannot be defeated with airstrikes alone unless there is …

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ISPs

London subway stabbings suspect charged with attempted murder

<b>London (CNN) —</b> A man who allegedly stabbed two people at a London subway station Saturday has been charged with attempted murder. Prosecutors called the attack an act of terror.<p>Muhyadin Mire, a 29-year-old from the London suburb of Leytonstone, appeared in Westminster Magistrates' Court on …

The 3 Most Common Causes of Insecurity and How to Beat Them

Do you find yourself feeling filled with self-doubt and short on confidence? Despite your accomplishments, do you feel like a fraud destined to be …

Psychology

President Obama’s Challenge to Muslim Americans

On Sunday, the president both rejected prejudice and called on Muslim Americans to make a greater show of efforts to protect our country. Good for …

Airstrikes kill 32 Isis fighters in Raqqa, activists say

Forty more are wounded in bombings, says Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, as it is unclear who carried them out<p>At least 32 Islamic State fighters have been killed and another 40 wounded in a series of airstrikes on bases around its de-facto capital Raqqa, activists have said.<p>Rami Abdurrahman, …

Dealing with Toxic Relationships & Finding Emotional Freedom

<b>“We would do ourselves a tremendous favor by letting go of the people who poison our spirit.” ~Unknown</b><p>My husband and I both have living grandparents. …

Britain is no longer a Christian country and should stop acting as if it is, says judge

A major inquiry into the place of religion in modern society has provoked a furious backlash from ministers and the Church of England<p>Britain is no longer a Christian country and should stop acting as if it is, a major inquiry into the place of religion in modern society has concluded, provoking a …

Burnout: How to deal with creative and mental exhaustion

If you prefer to listen, here’s the podcast version of this post on iTunes and Soundcloud:<p>It’s no shocker that working all night and all day with a …