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Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

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17 great Twitch channels to follow so you can melt your eyeballs on video games

Chances are that game streaming platform Twitch will generally have a player tacking your favorite video game at any time. But watching Twitch is just part of the fun — there are a lot of great streamers who, either with their immense skill or sharp community building chops, turn their channels …

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Loneliness triggers biological changes which cause illness and early death

Danger signals activated in the brain by loneliness ultimately affect the immune system, scientists have found.<p>Loneliness is not just an emotional state of mind, it actually triggers genetic changes which cause illness and early death, a study shows for the first time.<p>Previous studies have found …

Grow your own happiness: how meditation physically changes the brain

People can boost their happiness by growing a part of the brain which increases positive thinking, scientists believe<p>Aristotle said that ‘happiness depends upon ourselves’ and a new study suggests it is possible to physically grow a happier brain through practices like meditation.<p>Although …

Which Is More Important: Sleep or Exercise?

It’s the crack of dawn, and the alarm goes off. Time to get in that run (or yoga class or weight session) before the day begins. Only problem? You’re</i> …

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7 Reasons Being Single Makes You Healthier, According To Science

By <i>Aly Walansky</i><p>Being in a relationship just to be in a relationship isn't a good enough reason, no matter how badly you need to feel "complete," or fill that facet of your life.<p>Astroglide's resident sexologist, Dr. Jess, says, "I don't believe that it's universally healthier to be single just as …

13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

Genius tips from people whose job it is to make you feel better.

These Illustrations Will Motivate You To Live Life To The Fullest

We're going to let you in on a little secret: You can do anything you put your mind to.<p>Sometimes we just need a push to remind us to seize everything the world has to offer -- whether it's a calming run outdoors or even a new adventure in life. If you're in need of a little boost, the illustrations …

Can You Choose To Be Happy?

I was depressed. I was very depressed. I had tried medication and found the side effects too high a price to pay for joy. I had tried yoga and …

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8 Lessons We Can Learn From The Dalai Lama On His 80th Birthday

In his lifetime, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has become the quintessential example of what it means to live each day with the utmost compassion. He is able to look at the world -- and all of the individuals it encompasses -- without filters or biases, and wholeheartedly believe in a communal …

Revealed: How to lose weight - drink plenty of red wine

Research shows that resveratrol, an ingredient fround in grapes, berries and red wine can help turn flab into calorie-burning 'brown' fat. Just drink responsibly!<p>Wine lovers rejoice! Research has shown that an ingredient in grapes, berries and red wine can turn excess flab into calorie-burning …

What's it like to come out? (If you're not Kristen Stewart)

Photograph: Jojo Whilden/Netflix<p>Orange is the New Black, which joins The L Word as part of the lesbian survival kit.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/16/1434469960798/c2be5a01-118b-4fe6-b5bf-52ac0313f161-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Jojo Whilden/Netflix<p>Orange is the …

Newly discovered vessels beneath skull could link brain and immune system

Decades of textbook teaching could be overturned by discovery, which might also explain links between poor health and brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s<p>Scientists have discovered a previously unknown link between the brain and the immune system that could help explain links between poor physical …

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The Greatest Skill

Do you know what is the greatest skill to master? A skill that has no downside, the one that makes you a better person and this world a better place. …

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How To Create A Morning Routine That Changes Your Life

Through high school and the first years of college I always had problems sticking to habits and getting things done.<p>I can still remember sleeping in …

Getting enough sleep is key to exam success, research says

According to new research, sleep is key to effective learning, while cramming many topics before an exam doesn't give learners a chance to consolidate information<p>A good night's sleep may not be high on the agenda for students across the country but, according to new research, it could be key to …

How to Use the Power of Purpose to Create Your Ideal World

Let's be honest, you are unremarkably average. I am sorry. I know that was a brutal and ugly thing to say, but it's the truth.<p>You are part of the oldest institution in human history. One that not only promotes self-oppression but will sucker-punch you in the face for trying to be different.<p>The …

9 Steps To New Year’s Resolutions That Last Longer Than New Year’s Day

<b>Hold on a second. Let’s not join the lemmings who screw this up every year.</b><p>There is a ton of science on this subject so if we want to do New Year’s …

Science says these 5 daily rituals will make you happy

17%.<p>Via "The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work:"<p>Only 17% of the adult population is said to be flourishing, fulfilling their potential for happiness, success, and productivity.<p>Less than one in five. And the question that follows is, of course: <i>how do I become one of those …

5 Hidden Animal-Derived Ingredients That Vegans Should Know

Packaged convenience foods can be a lifesaver on busy days. But when you look closely at their nutrition labels, many ingredients have long chemical names that seem almost designed to prevent us from understanding what we're eating. Even more unfortunate, a number of these ingredients aren't …

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

Change Your Life With the 30-Day Thank You Challenge

If you are looking for a way to boost your happiness, health and relationships with one simple practice, the answer to your search is this: <b>Gratitude</b>. Studies have shown that cultivating an attitude of thankfulness in your life correlates with well-being, strengthened relationships with romantic …

Better Than Happiness

It may sound strange coming from someone who has written dozens of blogs about happiness and taught a lot of seminars on the subject, to hear that happiness isn't necessarily all that it's cracked up to be. Or put another way, in terms of one's overall quality of life, spirit, and degree of …

10 Surprising Benefits You'll Get From Keeping a Journal

<i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>When it comes to keeping a journal, stereotypes of <i>Sweet Valley High</i> and Napoleon Dynamite quickly come to mind; "Dear diary" is reserved for the high-school sweetheart or awkward recluse. Others see writing merely as a tool, a pragmatic means to an end, certainly without value …

The Scientific Benefits of Mindfulness

Hundreds of mindfulness studies are published every year. The research has found that not only are mindful people more prone to wellbeing, but …

30 Ways to Achieve Your Dreams in 30 minutes a Day

“<i>The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams</i>.” <b>Eleanor Roosevelt</b><p>Your life’s too busy for your dreams.<p>In this rushed world of …

National Sleep Foundation Updates Recommendations For How Much Sleep You Really Need

Some of us feel well-rested after a solid eight hours of sleep. For others, closer to nine feels best. For others still, a little less will do. How much sleep we prefer to get is highly subjective -- but how much sleep we <i>need</i> is a bit more concrete.<p>After web analytics showed the vast popularity of …

15 Brilliant Websites That Will Inspire And Change Your Life

Chris Ellis<p>Read full profile<p>I have to say that I love living in the world as it is today. Even with all its warts, it’s still pretty great. The main …

6 Well-Being Boosters to Kick Winter Blues by an Alaskan Psychologist

I work as a psychologist in a small Alaskan town where winters are long and many people, including myself, experience the winter blues. With my clients and in my own life, I use and recommend the following six strategies for increasing well-being year-round.<p>1. <i>Attitude of Gratitude</i><p>About four years …

2015 Predictions From Vegan and Plant-Based Nutrition Experts

2014 was a huge year for plant-based nutrition. From top tier celebrities, critical nutrition studies, amazing books, cookbooks, documentaries, and a dizzying selection of new vegan products on the market, veganism is quickly moving from the margins to mainstream awareness. What's in store for …