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Natural Ways You Can Improve Your Family's Sleep, No Prescription Required

In a world where we are constantly on the move, it can be difficult to settle down at night and get the sleep that you need, and even more difficult to get kids and teens to sleep enough. The CDC estimates that about 30-40% of adults aren't getting enough sleep, and other sources report that around …

Sleep

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

100 Things To Be Grateful For

Thankfulness isn't just for Thanksgiving.<p>We take stock of the monumental moments -- that promotion at work, spending another holiday with our loved ones -- but what about the tiny treasures?<p>There's something to be said for the rare moments throughout the day that make you smile. Research shows …

Happiness

One technique that can help you make friends as an adult is surprisingly easy to mess up

But years of research suggests there's one near-universal feature of relationship development: self-disclosure.<p>In general, according to research by Nancy L. Collins, Ph.D., and Lynn Carol Miller, Ph.D., people tend to like each other more after they've shared something personal.<p>The foundation of …

Psychology

You Don't Need More Exercise -- You Need More Sleep First

"No matter how hard you train, if you don't sleep enough, you will lose." My brother, who just won the South German bodybuilding championship in his weight category last Sunday, told me.<p>Like food and exercise, sleep is a major pillar of your health.<p>In any endeavor, weight loss, building muscle, …

Cleveland Clinic

The CEO of Credit Suisse nailed the banking industry's biggest problem in a sentence

"We don't really have a good measure to triangulate returns," he said on Tuesday at the Financial Times banking summit.<p>That's a big statement.<p>It means banking is an industry that doesn't know how to set meaningful profit targets, which is a huge issue when trying to work out a business strategy.<p>As …

Credit Suisse

Mental As: Does positive thinking really improve mental health?

How often have you been told to "look on the bright side" or "focus on the good things" when times are tough?<p>It can feel as though every self-help …

NYPD Killing Of Mohamed Bah Was 'An Execution And A Cover-Up:' Lawyers

New evidence shows police unjustly killed Bah in September 2012, his family says.<p>NEW YORK -- Lawyers for the family of a man who died at the hands of New York City police officers say they have uncovered new evidence that his death was an "execution" and was subsequently covered up by the NYPD.<p>Now …

U.S. Department of Justice

Where is God?

Where is God?<p>It seems like a child's question, a theological query during bedtime prayers or following a holy day at church or synagogue. Usually, the first answer we learned was simple, certain, and reliable: God is in heaven.<p>But "Where is God?" is not really a child's question. It is a question …

Theology

Stress and the Social Self: How Relationships Affect Our Immune System

“We are all tethered to our social worlds by invisible but steel strong wires.”<p>Relationships, Adrienne Rich argued in her magnificent meditation on love, refine our truths. But they also, it turns out, refine our immune systems. That’s what pioneering immunologist <b>Esther Sternberg</b> examines in <b>The</b> …

Immune System

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It's not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program …

The Cop

Darren Wilson was not indicted for shooting Michael Brown. Many people question whether justice was done.<p>Darren Wilson, the former police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an eighteen-year-old African-American, in Ferguson, Missouri, has been living for several months on a nondescript …

Justice

See How This Woman Shut Down Haters Who Didn't Believe Her Weight Loss

She didn't have anything to prove in the first place.<p>A picture is worth a thousand words—and recently, a woman from New Zealand showed that they can be pretty damn effective at shutting down haters, too.<p>Simone Anderson, a 24-year-old freelance hair and makeup artist, says she went from 373 pounds …

8 Positive Ways to Raise Your Vibrations for Complete Healing

<b>Do you want to be completely healed? i.e. mind, body, heart and soul healed.</b> One of the most imperative steps towards healing yourself completely is …

Design Ideas: Modern Architecture Concept Home Showing Luxury Two Storey Room Design Decorated With Colorful Furniture Solid Wood Table Elegant Leather Covered Sofa Simple Staircase Design, brick wall construction, brick wall cost

Modern Architecture Concept Home Showing Luxury Two Storey Room Design Decorated With Colorful Furniture Solid Wood Table Elegant Leather Covered …

3 Reasons Why You Are Overweight

"Those fatties sure love their food" was a comment I overheard in a restaurant last week from a women sitting behind me as she glanced over to a table with an overweight family.<p>I think she is saying what many people believe but what may not necessarily reflect reality. Overweight individuals are …

Diabetes

The Netherlands: A Look At The World’s High-Tech Startup Capital

It’s a fascinating time to take stock of startup innovation in the Netherlands, a rare turning point where you can watch the hard work of the past give way to the immense promise of the future.<p>Behind London and Berlin, the Dutch startup scene is already considered to be one of the most prominent in …

Startups

Here’s Why You May Be Aging Faster Than Your Friends

We all have friends who were born in the same year but look years younger (or older) than we do. Now researchers say that such perceptions aren’t …

What Greek, and German, history can teach us about today's crisis

Greece’s very existence owes more to tyranny than philosophy – no wonder its people reject its creditors’ severity – but Germany has its own baggage too<p>In an arty cinema at the end of the 60s I watched Costa-Gavras’s stylish political thriller Z which satirised the brutal military regime then …

The Endless Fall of Suge Knight

On March 20th, inside the high-security wing of Los Angeles’ Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, the man once called “the most feared man …

Greece: How did it get into this mess?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Greece's affair with the euro began with the grandest of hopes. The country approved the euro in 2001, in time to be among the first countries to use the new currency.<p>At first, the most ambitious attempt ever to create a new multinational currency all seemed to go so well. The predicted …

Europe

Who Owns Your Steps?

Kendra Albert has painstakingly logged a few million steps on wearable fitness trackers over the last four years. But the only proof of her hard-won progress resides on the servers of the company that makes them. For Albert, that data is almost as valuable and irreplaceable as photos or texts, and …

Digital Health

The Pope, Lonely on the Internet

Francis says the Internet is undermining people’s relationships, and the media isn't helping.<p>Of all the media’s favorite blood sports, media criticism has to rank near the top. No one can fret about digital technology like the journalists who seem surgically attached to their smartphones. But the …

Loneliness

You are when you eat

<b>(CNN) —</b> We have all heard the age-old weight loss advice to eat less and exercise more. But a number of recent studies suggest that the key to dieting success is not just in how many calories you eat, or don't, but in when you eat them.<p>"There has been so much energy on what we eat and on …

Weight Loss

Gucci’s new era: three things you need to know

Usually, newly installed designers have months to plot their pilot collection at a house, planning everything from the first stitch to the final bow. For his debut at Gucci for AW15 menswear, a then-unknown Alessandro Michele had five days, thanks to the premature departure of previous creative …

Domestic Terrorism: From the Charleston Massacre to 1964 Slaying of Mississippi Civil Rights Workers

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> Reverend Barber, you mentioned Philadelphia, Mississippi. This past Sunday marked the 51st anniversary of another hateful act tied to …

Woman will appear on $10 bill

But Alexander Hamilton may still be featured on some notes.<p>For the first time in more than a century, a woman will finally get space on the nation’s paper currency — but she may have to share it with a man.<p>The $10 bill, up for a redesign in 2020, will feature a female face, Treasury Secretary Jack …

Everything Known About Charleston Church Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof

Dylann Roof, who has reportedly confessed to killing nine inside a black church, wore pro-apartheid flags, made a ‘lot of racist jokes,’ and was …

Daily Meditation: Connecting With The Earth

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a section from the Pagan Community Statement on the Environment, drafted by …

Meditation