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Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig most reliable for weight loss, study says

Dieters looking to maximize their chances for long-term weight loss should consider trying Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers, according to a new review of clinical trials.<p>People who used the Jenny Craig program lost 4.9% more weight after one year than their counterparts, who only got dieting …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

24 books you've probably never heard of that will change your life

"Classics" are classic for a reason, of course, and are certainly worth reading, but there's a wealth of knowledge to be gained from the titles that rarely appear on school reading lists.<p>Ryan Holiday, the author of "The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph," is a …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

6 Risks You Won't Regret Taking

In a TED talk on the benefits of vulnerability, author and researcher Brené Brown offers this one simple truth for the next time you're hesitant to open up: Do it anyway. Because when we avoid risk to save our emotions, "we numb joy, we numb gratitude [and] we numb happiness."<p>Going out on a limb …

Wellbeing: Time to spring-clean your thinking

By<p>Do you feel stuck in a rut and afraid to try new things? Success coach Sharron Lowe shows how we can all achieve our dreams simply by changing the …

How Anxiety Influences Your Health (INFOGRAPHIC)

No one <i>likes</i> to experience bouts of stress or anxiety -- and when it becomes a chronic occurrence, its impact can go from a little annoyance to a health hazard. Whether you're experiencing an isolated, high-stress situation or you're one of the 40 million Americans who suffer from anxiety disorder, …

Turn Negative Emotions into Your Greatest Source of Strength

I always say if there’s anything we’re assured of in life besides death and taxes, it’s stress and pain. While that may seem like a doomsday …

Charges will be dropped against Arizona mom who left kids in car

The Phoenix mother whose tearful mugshot last March sparked widespread public support after she was arrested for leaving her children in the car on a hot day will have her case dismissed if she completes certain requirements, the county attorney said Friday.<p>Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery …