Lesley Boulton

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The Stages of Change Model of Overcoming Addiction

The “stages of change” or “transtheoretical” model is a way of describing the process by which people overcome addiction. The stages of change can be …

Drug Addiction

Four Reasons You Should Embrace Being an Introvert

Take a seat, extroverts.<p>In an extroverted society that feeds off outspoken, attention-seeking personalities who argue about pretty much everything, introverts have a tendency to get lost in the noise. The extroversion-introversion dichotomy seeks to explain differences in personality in a linear …

Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit

Victoria Toline would hunch over the kitchen table, steady her hands and draw a bead of liquid from a vial with a small dropper. It was a delicate operation that had become a daily routine — extracting ever tinier doses of the antidepressant she had taken for three years, on and off, and was …

Depression

How to Talk Dirty Without Feeling Like a Creep

It pays to talk things out.<p>For as much as people like talking about sex, they don’t seem to share the same enthusiasm for talking <i>during</i> it. Sure, an …

Engines

A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?

Lisa Mosconi, an Italian-born neuroscientist and nutritionist, had no idea how important the taste of water was to her until she moved to New York City and took a long sip from the tap.<p>"This is supposed to be the best water in America," she said, "but it tasted awful. It was disgusting."<p>She set off …

Want to feel productive? These are the colours for you!

Super efficiency and high levels of productivity are something we all want, but quite often find challenging to achieve<p>Could the right colours in …

5 Anti-Inflammatory Vitamins You Should Start Taking For Better Skin, According To A Dermatologist

Clear skin is something that we all strive for, but it turns out that we’ve been going about it the wrong way! Instead of slathering on serums, …

7 Lovable Personality Traits You're Born With Vs. Ones You Can Develop

We all have lovable things about us. But when it comes to the most admirable personality traits people can have, it may sometimes feel like some …

Remodeling 101: Beyond Gas vs. Electric: A Quick Guide to Kitchen Stoves and Cooktops

Chances are, if you’re in the market for a new range or cooktop, you already know where your allegiances lie when it comes to gas versus electric. …

Meet the woman who gave up shopping for a year — and managed to save $13,000

Four years ago, Cait Flanders was shocked to learn that her sister was saving 20% of her income as a full-time college student. Flanders, however, was lucky if she was putting away 5% of her salary each month.<p>"All of a sudden the wheels started turning," she told INSIDER. "I'm like, why have I been …

10 Little-Known Uses for Vicks VapoRub

While many medical treatments from the early 1900s have been vehemently debunked, a handful have managed to stand the test of time. At the top of …

This Anti-Aging Skin Serum Is SO Good It Keeps Selling Out At Sephora

Sephora is home to so many amazing skincare products, each offering essential and vital nutrients and ingredients for your skin. The beauty retailer …

11 Essential Oils for Eczema to Soothe and Hydrate Your Skin

Eczema is a skin condition that causes dry, rough, and inflamed patches onto the skin. Studies show that over 30 million Americans are affected by …

11 Ways To Make Your Home Look Bright, Even If It's An Actual Dungeon

No sunlight? No problem.

The One Thing I Wish I Knew Before Painting My Kitchen Cabinets

Anyone who’s drastically changed the wall color in a room knows how big of an impact paint alone can make in a space. And it’s a big impact for …

Wealthy shoppers are going crazy over this jacket that costs $90 on Amazon — and it should terrify Canada Goose

The Canada Goose parka has become the uniform of wealthy shoppers looking to survive a New York winter, but now there's a new kid on the block.<p>A winter coat that costs $89.99 on Amazon is making the rounds among some of the city's most stylish dressers and cropping up in New York's notoriously …

Study overturns age-old theory of brain learning

For decades, scientists thought that learning occurs in synapses, or the numerous junctions between brain cells. But now, a new study proposes that …

12,525 Reasons to Try This Absurdly Addictive Asparagus

Absurdly Addictive Asparagus—Hyperbolic? Perhaps. Too good to be true? Maybe not. As easy to make as it is to scarf down? Most definitely. Take it from community member Dylan Mierzwinski, who had this to say about our site’s most popular asparagus recipe:<p><i>“This was so wonderful (all ninety times</i> …

3 Emotional Mistakes That Are Limiting Your Happiness (And Your Potential in Life)

The way you feel affects how you think and how you behave.<p>Your emotions affect every decision you make. They impact your relationships, your work life, your psychological well-being, and your physical health. Studies show your emotional skills can even determine how successful you'll be.<p>Despite the …

This Common Word Makes You Sound More Negative Than You Want To

This tiny word is nearly unavoidable but frequently overused. Everything that follows it tends to make you sound like a downer.<p>The language you use shapes others’ impressions of you, but there’s a chance that some of your most common words don’t put you in the best light. In fact, I’ve already …

Self-help

The 10 Best Perennials to Plant This Spring (According to the Experts)

<i>This is the year,</i> guys—the year we get that gorgeous garden growing and become our cut bouquet-cultivating true selves. Since we need a little help …

Plants

Learn to deal with—and not hide—excessive worry

According to the 2016 Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation/ABA study, 19 percent of lawyers suffer from anxiety. In my experience from working with …

What People Find Most Charming About You, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type

In the last few years especially, the internet has been nerding out about the Myers-Briggs personality test, which was made by Isabel Myers and …

20 things to do with chickpeas

<b>Because few pantry ingredients are as generous as the humble chickpea.</b><p>Chickpeas are so magnificently versatile, it’s no wonder we’ve been eating them …

Download and protect your Facebook data in just a few clicks

The Facebook privacy scandal has users demanding to see how much the social media giant knows about them and how they can limit the amount of data they're giving out.<p>The bad news is that your data may already be out in the wild and in the hands of third party advertisers. The good news is that you …

Social Media

Best moisturisers for 2018 - top choices to hydrate dry and dull skin just in time for spring

Winter can leave your skin looking dull and dehydrated so now is the time to boost your complexion in time for spring.<p>We have enlisted our in-house …

12 Epic High-End IKEA Hacks That Totally Had Us Fooled

Look, I know IKEA. And usually, I can spot one of their products from a mile away. But every once in a while I'll see a hack that's so clever, so …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

Eight moves to improve strength, endurance, and tone.<p>There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves …

Easy Cleaning and Home Organizing Tips | Real Simple

Use these expert tips to help your herb garden flourish.<p>The beloved stain-fighting sponge recently got a makeover, so we're sharing all of our …

Doing 1 Simple Thing Will Instantly Make You Sound Smarter, According to Science

Best of all, it's a change anyone can immediately make.<p>If you think about any one of the extremely successful people you know, it's almost guaranteed that one of their skills is the ability to influence and persuade other people.<p>(Of course that might be because selling is the one skill everyone …