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When Human Interactions Triggers Anxiety: Living With Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is painful to live with. What most people would consider an everyday, ordinary social interaction can send you into a tailspin, trigger anxiety, self-doubt and negative thought patterns. Fortunately, SAD is treatable. In this post, I sat down with Dr. Steve Orma, a …

Depression

Probiotics Are Useless, GMOs Are Fine, and Gluten Is Necessary

A roster of nutrition-myth-busting studies were published this week.<p>The biggest nutrition fads of the last few years have all taken huge blows in the last week. But will anyone listen?<p>Over the last seven days, a roster of myth-busting nutrition studies were published showing probiotics are …

Humans damaging the environment faster than it can recover, UN finds

Degradation of the world’s natural resources by humans is rapidly outpacing the planet’s ability to absorb the damage, meaning the rate of deterioration is increasing globally, the most comprehensive environmental study ever undertaken by the UN has found.<p>The study, which involved 1,203 scientists, …

Sustainability

More Americans Want Socialist Healthcare Than You Think

A new poll is just the latest piece of evidence that while everyone hates Obamacare, the idea of letting the government take over health insurance is actually pretty popular.<p>Bernie Sanders, a longtime supporter of single-payer healthcare, speaks in Puerto Rico on May 16. (Photo by David …

Health Care

How To Sleep Better: 5 Strategies For Tonight

Would you like to get more from your <i>six</i> hours of sleep than what others get from a full <i>eight</i> hours? Did you know that quality sleep is the magic behind effective weight loss, a more youthful appearance, decreased risk of stroke, better mental health, better memory and more?<p>When I interviewed …

Weight Loss

21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and professional, say researchers. It makes communities more productive and …

Learning

Tesla Model 3: The Knives Come Out

This week pubs and blogs tried to burst the Model 3 bubble. Are they right?<p><b>The Wall Street Journal</b> was one of the first to go on the attack in the wake of Tesla Motors' blustery earnings call last week. During that call, CEO Elon Musk said that it would produce 500,000 new cars in 2018 and “close …

Tesla

Japanese Robot Farm Company Going Big And Looking At New Vegetables

Companies like Spread are giving Japan’s agriculture industry a serious upgrade for the 21st century. Spread shot to fame for its highly automated, vertical farming units. The company is now looking at possibilities for widening its business, as well as possibly expanding into new kinds of …

Aquaponics

Stress was destroying my sleep — until I spent a weekend without clocks

Then I found unexpected bliss at a famous device-free "Summer camp for adults" retreat in Mendocino, California's Redwood forest, where I enjoyed one of the best nights of sleep I can remember.<p>Unlike other fun filled vacations, Camp Grounded employs an innovative trick that the founder, Levi Felix, …

​'​Sick​ and​ asphyxiating​'​​ – why we live in an age of anxiety

Anxiety plagues our times. In the UK, 19% of people suffer from depression and anxiety, according to the Office for National Statistics. Forty million Americans have an anxiety disorder; the average age of onset is 11. The disorders range from the generalised (GAD) to the unsettlingly specific: the …

Mind

5 Tea Trends You Need to Try

As the resident tea aficionado at Eat This, Not That!, it’s rare to see me without a mug of tea in my hands. I’ve seen so many people benefit from …

Why Eating Less Won't Help You Lose Weight in the Long Run

Is cutting back on food hampering your body's ability to lose body fat?<p>How many people do you know who starve themselves with the aim of lowering …

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …