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Why People Happily Spend Money on Snacks, Smartphones, and Slot Machines--But Not Coaching or Therapy.

I recently entered my 29th year of practice in the field of emotional health.<p>Through the decades, I've seen a number of things change--hairstyles, clothing trends, music, cars, technology, and communication preferences.<p><b>One thing hasn't changed, though.</b><p>Today--as always--many people are fine with …

77 Books That Changed My Life and 3 Recommendations to Read More Books

If you want your life to be different… READ!<p>Words are thoughts that when shared are accepted as good ideas or bad ideas. Every single word you hear …

Can Oprah rescue Weight Watchers?

Magicians call it misdirection. Don't look at what I'm doing with that hand. Look at this hand instead.<p>It seemed as though Wall Street, and more than a few reporters and commentators, were bedazzled this week after Weight Watchers announced that Oprah Winfrey was buying 10% of the struggling diet …

Discover the Exercise We Call the ‘Angel of Death’

There's no time for daydreaming during this move<p>There are a lot of exercises that take almost no thought to perform. (We’re looking at you, curls and calf raises.)<p>The kettlebell halo isn’t one of them, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>(For an incredible workout that’ll make your abs, …

Workouts

6 Guys Spent a Week Eating 6,000 Calories a Day. Here’s What Happened

Researchers take a peek at what happens inside your body when you binge<p>The average guy eats about 2,500 calories a day. So what would happen if you ate more than double that amount for a week straight? Some seriously scary stuff, according to new research published in the journal <i>Science</i> …

Nutrition

In 125 years, millions of people have looked at this painting. No one really saw it until recently.

I'm not easily impressed, OK?<p>I know Van Gogh was a genius. If the point of this were "Van Gogh was a mad genius," I would not be sharing this with …

5 Reasons Smoothies Are the Best Breakfast For Weight Loss

Believe the hype: smoothies are one of your best breakfast bets if you want to lose weight. Here's why.<p><b>They're filling:</b> You can throw just about anything in your blender, even foods you'd never think to eat for breakfast, and as long as they're mixed in with some fruits or protein powder you won't …

Weight Loss

It only took an hour for this red-hot, $4.5 billion startup to boost its value by $1 billion

In case you haven't heard of Zenefits, it's one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley now. It provides free human-resources software that makes it easy for companies to sign up for insurance and other related services.<p>In fact, the company's been growing so fast that investors are almost lining …

Here are 5 things you may regret at the end of your life, from a nurse who works with the dying.

You might think watching people die would depress a person. It actually taught her how to live.<p>Bronnie Ware spent years as a palliative care nurse, …

These Are The Mind Tricks Restaurants Use To Make You Spend More Money

Be suspicious of the menu design, and other tips from restaurant industry insiders.<p>When you make decisions at a restaurant, you’re exercising your own free will: True or false?<p>Sorry to take away your agency, but the answer is mostly false. The second you walk into a dining establishment, you’re …