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10 Ways to Break the Cycle of Laziness

These simple tricks will help you increase your daily productivity.<p>Laziness begets laziness.<p>Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven't gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a mess?<p>Good points. But it's time to break the cycle.<p>We browsed two Reddit threads on …

Procrastination

20 powerful tips for parenting teenagers

<i>(Photo by Getty Images)</i><p>Do you want your teenager to become a mature, responsible adult? I’m sure you do, but there will definitely be roadblocks …

Parenting

The Allergy Epidemic—and What To Do About It

Even 20 years ago, it was rare to encounter someone with life-threatening allergies—some light hay fever, sure, but nothing like the omnipresence of …

Wellness

Manatees flock to 72-degree springs to escape cold

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (AP) — Like most sensible creatures, manatees — the sea cows that live in the waters around Florida — seek warmth when it's cold.<p>On Thursday morning, roughly 500 of the gentle, aquatic giants crowded into the Three Sisters Springs as temperatures along Florida's Gulf Coast …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Neuroimaging Study Hunts for Connectivity Clues to ADHD Diagnosis

Interactions between three attention-related brain networks are weaker in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to …

Rice Cookies are the Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies You've Been Looking For

These rose water- and cardamom-scented rice flour cookies come from blogger Taste of Beirut, who currently lives in Dallas, Texas and cooks and writes about Lebanese dishes from her childhood.<p>Simple to make and richly-textured, they're <b>a great answer to the question of gluten-free sugar cookies</b>. …

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that <i>everyone</i> deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited …

Procrastination

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness | Inc.com

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move …

Emotional Intelligence

13 Strategies For Parenting Your Tweens (That Worked On Your Toddlers)

© Shutterstock<p>The “sweet spot” of parenting abruptly comes to a halt when your child becomes a tween. It’s loud and messy and sometimes very ugly. …

Parenting

A Harvard professor reveals a strategy that can help you stop worrying

We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to overcome worry that doesn't involve alcohol or a straitjacket.<p>The answer is thousands of years old — but now science is validating those ancient ideas. You've probably even heard of it: Mindfulness.<p>Yeah, it's all the rage now. But …

Mindfulness

3 Key Nutrients For Better Brainpower

<i>By Nancy Christie</i><p>When it comes to what we eat, we usually worry more about our waistlines than our wisdom. But a diet that contains a wide assortment of healthy foods and nutrients doesn’t just benefit your body; it may protect your brain from cognitive decline as you age. In order to defend …

Nutrition

How to Get the Smoothest Arms Possible, Chicken Skin Be Damned!

Unfortunately, since the only cause is genetic, there’s nothing you can do to prevent getting chicken skin (<i>thanks, mom</i>). "If you don't have the DNA genes for it, then you're not going to get it," says Bank. "The condition won't be caused by doing something wrong [in your skin-care routine]."<p>Even …

Skin Care

One creative way to cope with anxiety

Mandala<p>Anxiety is not an easy to untangle and resolve emotion because its roots can run deep into your psyche. There are times when you’re feeling …

The Best Food For Your Brain Might Be Your Breakfast

If you want to boost your memory, increase energy or just perform better mentally, take a minute to eat breakfast.<p>In the video above, DNews …

Sleep better with six minutes of bedtime yoga

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sometimes, sleep eludes us.<p>Maybe our brains won't shut off or we find ourselves tossing and turning all night, unable to get comfortable. Whatever the reason for your lack of sleep, it takes a toll. Studies abound linking sleeplessness with increased risk of serious health problems such as …

Yoga

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

9 Foods to Help You Sleep

These all-natural sleep aids will have you hitting the pillow—and riding stronger— in no time<p>Tired and stressed? Join the club. Forty percent of Americans report having some symptoms of insomnia within a given year, according to the National Sleep Foundation. And being tired all the time is no …

Nutrition

The Science Behind Motivation

Being motivated is a key part of being successful as an entrepreneur, and as such, it’s a subject that’s always fascinated me. Motivation comes from vision, goal setting, and celebrating small successes, but there’s more to it – there’s actually a science behind motivation.<p>Psychology – Why is …

Will Power

5 ways your body can talk to your brain - Futurity

A new book offers the latest evidence about the body's influence on the brain and tips on how to move to stimulate the mind.

The Brain

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

Mindfulness