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The 1st Step to Stay Motivated For Your Health

Curmudgeons, cranks and misanthropes beware: Dementia is more likely

OK, it probably <i>is</i> a plot. But a new study finds that if you're distrustful and cynical of other peoples' motives in your elder years, you're more likely to develop<p>dementia. And that's just the latest bad news for grumpy old men and women: Past research has found that having an attitude of cynical …

Dementia

The Most Dangerous Drug and Food Combinations

The grub on your plate could render your meds ineffective—or worse<p>Bacon and chocolate. Chili and peanut butter. Some unlikely combinations end up working well together. But when it comes to diet and drugs, the wrong pairing can unwittingly turn into a recipe for disaster.<p>You don’t need a …

7 Smart Ways to Instantly Upgrade Your Health

Your body and mind will thank you.<p>May 11 – 17th, 2014, is National Women's Health Week. Every day this week we'll be sharing stories and advice about how to take better care of yourself—both body and mind.<p>But achieving a healthier, more harmonious life doesn’t necessarily require a massive overhaul …

9 Things That Mess with Your Hormones

The seemingly innocent habits that throw your body for a loop

More Women Having Kids After Age 35

The number of American women who are having kids after age 35 continues to rise, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More from Time.com:<p>The average age of women at their first birth has also risen over the past 4 decades, and since 2000, 46 states and DC have …

The Energy Secret These 15 Successful People Swear By

Comedian Carrie Snow once said, "No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap."<p>She may be onto something. While we all know that we should be logging seven or eight hours of shut-eye each night for maximum health benefits, many of us fail to make sleep a priority. If you've clocked too little …

8 Signs You Need To Be Getting More Vitamin D

This nutrient is notoriously hard to get from food—so you need to be extra vigilant and keep an eye out for these clues you may not be getting enough<p>The benefits of vitamin D, backed up by tons of research, ring loud and clear: strong bones, improved mood, even more efficient weight loss. But signs …

How The Most Powerful People In The World Define Healthy Living

Politics, economics, technology and foreign affairs will be on the agenda, as usual, at this week's World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. But some more unusual topics will also be taking the stage this year -- from well-being and mindfulness to the question of what it means to …

This Is The Single Biggest Threat To Health And Happiness

As the World Economic Forum opens this year's session in Davos, Switzerland -- bringing together world leaders to discuss the state of the global economy -- it has been hard not to focus on a single statistic, released by the relief organization Oxfam in advance of the proceedings: Currently, the …

Charisma 101

Some people are like sunspots. Adam Gopnik's description of Richard Avedon captures this incandescent quality perfectly:<p>To know Dick Avedon was to know the sun. He radiated out, early and daily, on a circle of friends and family and colleagues, who drew on his light and warmth for sustenance... To …

Top 10 Unsanitary Things You’re Doing and Don’t Realize

Move aside toilet seat, we’ve got 10 of the most unsanitary things you’re doing every day and don’t realize. Trust us, you don’t even have to be a …

Public Health

7 Powerful Truths That Can Improve Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.”<br>– Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort<p>How you live is determined by your …

5 Thoughts For Those Struggling With Depression (Or Life) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There is an old quote attributed to the writer Henry James where he tells his nephew Willie, “There are three important things in human life. The …

How To Take Care of Yourself When You're Depressed | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

So much of depression can be linked back to forgetting to take proper care of ourselves. And the more depressed we feel, the less energy we have for …

Why You Must Uncover Your Innermost Thoughts | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We’ve all been there before. Time after time we try to change a habit or start a new one in our life, but all of our positive action disintegrates …

5 Ways to Feel Freaking Amazing

…even when you're feeling not-so-hot<p>As if you needed another reason to dread the first day of the workweek, women tend to feel their least attractive on Mondays, according to a new study from PHD, a global media and communications agency. The company surveyed 684 women about what days and times of …

Sleep Tips to Wake Up With More Energy

Good sleeping is key to maintaining energy throughout the day. Here's how to get a quality rest.<p>Even if you log a full eight hours of shut-eye at night, you might not be getting the deep sleep you require. That's right--just like crunches and sex, when it comes to snagging Z's, quality counts as …

Fatigue Facts: 5 Things That Make You Tired

Your extreme fatigue might be coming from one of these energy suckers

Wrapping Up Learning Disability Awareness Month With Executive Dysfunction Awareness

We're coming to the end of October, which I know means that most folks with kids are thinking about Halloween. But did you know that October is …

First Estimate On Insurance Sign-Ups Is Pretty Darned Small

The Obama administration later this week will issue much anticipated enrollment numbers for the first month of the Affordable Care Act.<p>But Monday afternoon <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported that fewer than 50,000 people have signed up for health insurance in the federal health exchange the during …

Scientists Have Finally Found The First Real Reason We Need To Sleep

We know we need to sleep. We know our brains and bodies work better after sleep. But what we didn't know, until now, was why.<p>Scientists have just reported the first major mechanical reason our brains need to sleep — certain cleaning mechanisms in the brain work better when we shut the brain down. …

Immune System

Volunteering Could Boost Happiness, Decrease Depression And Help You Live Longer: Study

<i>By Sara Konrath, Ph.D.</i><p>Most of us know that if we eat our fruit and veggies, exercise often, and avoid smoking, we have a better chance of living longer and healthier lives. But your doctor may not have told you that regularly giving to others should perhaps be added to that healthy checklist. A new …

How Stress Breaks Down Your Mind and Body (and How to Fight Back)

Stress is something I’ve been intimately acquainted with since I was a teenager. I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself to perform to a high …

Five Things You Should Know About Stress | Transcendental Meditation® Blog

William Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and director of William Stixrud & Associates in Silver Spring, Maryland, a group practice …

Want The Confidence To Find Your Dream Man? Freeze Your Eggs

<b>Author Sarah Elizabeth Richards talks to real women about dating confidence and fertility choices.</b><p>After suffering a crushing breakup three years ago …

Relationships

On The Search For Love, Don't Wait Too Long To Have Children

<b>Many women are under assumption that they have all the time in the world to have children.</b><p>More and more often, women ages forty-plus are enlisting me …

Pregnancy

5 Ways to Get a Flat Stomach Standing Up

From posture advice to waist-whittling twists, these upright exercises will help you feel slimmer and stand taller.<p>The Move: Swivel Chair<p>The Move: …

Don’t Wait To Be Happy

By Madison Moore,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/Tvuffw<p>What would you do to be happy? Sometimes we set aside our happiness just to make it through …