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Pulling an all-nighter could be a temporary fix for depression

Antidepressants can turn a person’s life around, but they can’t do it right away—a new prescription requires at least a month to take effect. Fortunately there’s another, drug-free, way to feel better almost instantly: Just stay up all night.<p>To explain how this works, Louisa Steinberg, a …

Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

Lost? 3 Ways To Find Yourself

A wise teacher once told me that the only guarantee in life is that everything will change, and the only permanent relationship you will ever have is with your mind, breath, and body.<p>I was sitting in a large open aired wooden pagoda in the jungles of Sri Lanka, the year after the tsunami. A college …

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Working Over 25 Hours Per Week After Age 40 Could Lead to a Decline in Cognition, Study Finds

Another reason not to spend more time at work than you need to.<p>A new study from the University of Melbourne finds that working the standard 40 hours …

A British headmaster’s back-to-school letter to teachers is also brilliant parenting advice

The internet is awash in advice on how to make the school year ahead better for students and parents.<p>One teacher banned homework, to the delight of kids. An anonymous headmaster wrote a missive to parents, reminding them that they play a critical role in shaping their children’s attitudes toward …

This 1 Morning Routine Saves Me 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

Why One Neuroscientist Started Blasting His Core

A new anatomical understanding of how movement controls the body’s stress response system<p>Elite tennis players have an uncanny ability to clear their heads after making errors. They constantly move on and start fresh for the next point. They can’t afford to dwell on mistakes.<p>Peter Strick is not a …

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and <i>Finding Nemo</i>. We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through TSA, doing a last-minute work call, calling each …

Steps to Turn Off the Nagging Self-Doubt in Your Head

Most of us lose time to negative thoughts; reframe your thinking and feel more positive<p>Think of the last time you told yourself something critical or negative. Then think of the last compliment you gave yourself.<p>Which is easier to remember?<p>Many of us—whether due to genetics, brain chemistry, our …

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10 things men should do every day (according to science)

We all know the basics – exercise, eat vegetables, never look at booze or bacon, etc – but what else should we be doing every day for a better, healthier, happier life?<p>To paraphrase the slogan of a popular sugary treat, only science has the answer ...<p>1. Play computer games<p>Ever wanted a bigger …

1. They Wake Up At The Same Time

It’s tempting to sleep in on the weekend to catch up on your sleep. Though it feels good temporarily, having an inconsistent wake-up time disturbs your circadian rhythm. Your body cycles through an elaborate series of sleep phases in order for you to wake up rested and refreshed. One of these …

Become a Health and Happiness Addict

The brain uses complex patterns of nerve cell firings and chemical releases to represent sensory experiences, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, beliefs, …

Science says parents of successful kids have these 13 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

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This Is The Most Fun Way To Improve Every Part Of Your Life

You don’t celebrate enough.I’m not talking about just having fun for the sake of having fun. Plenty of scientific research shows that celebrating is …

The #1 Way To Have a Happier, Longer Life

Who wants to live a happy, healthy, long life? Yeah, everybody. Turns out an incredible amount of scientific evidence points to one simple …

How to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids: 7 Important Things to Teach Them

Emotional intelligence is the prerequisite to great relationships. Here's how to teach kids to develop them.<p>We all want our kids to be happy and successful, so it makes sense to work backward and figure out how to make that happen.<p>Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great</i> …

Is fermented food a recipe for good gut health?

<b>Fermentation as a way of preserving food dates back thousands of years, but it is now being held up as a potentially important source of friendly, health-giving bacteria. So should we all be eating sauerkraut and kimchi?</b><p>Allowing bacteria to form in a sealed jar of vegetables over a few months might …

Why rich people eat healthier

Since humans and other plant-eating animals have reason to consume a lot of broccoli, it has come to produce goitrin, a compound that tastes very bitter to people with a certain gene—which serves as a (meager) defense against getting eaten.<p>Other vegetables that come from the very same plant, …

4 Great Ways to Stay Motivated All Year Long

This simple 4 step process can create sky-high levels of motivation.<p>Now that the New Year has well and truly begun, it is time to discover how to keep that fire burning within all year round by becoming as hungry as a lion chasing it's next meal.<p>The start of a new year sends our enthusiasm to an …

This Is Why You Should Sleep on Your Left Side (Backed by Science)

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

The big chill: Periscope is changing how people meditate

Give virtual peace a chance. You might like it.<p>Livestreaming apps like Periscope have spawned a vast and influential meditation community, with …

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How to Get More Energy: 8 New Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to know how to get more energy when life throws curve balls at us.<p>These ideas from psychology research can help you keep going and …

10 Personal Skills That Set the Very Best Leaders Apart

Leadership skills that worked in the past won't carry you into the future.<p>Do you have the personal qualities you need to be an effective leader in the coming decades? Even if you've been successful so far, the answer may be no. The aggressive personality and hard-driving skill set that got so many …

The Simple Cure to Fatigue and Burnout

Returning home emotionally exhausted at the end of the day is a common phenomenon in modern life. I'm not referring to the rare medical condition called chronic fatigue syndrome, but rather to the exhaustion many people feel at day's end caused by a hard day at work.<p>Returning home emotionally …

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The Best Free Yoga Classes Online

<i>The Cut’s guide to self-improvement without spending a million dollars.</i><p>As yoga has skyrocketed in popularity, teachers — typically paid a pittance …

The Best New Science for Weight Loss in 2016

We scoured through hundreds of weight loss studies published in the past year and identified the top five most surprising, helpful, and actionable tips that could help you reach or maintain your healthiest weight in 2016.<p>We scoured through hundreds of weight loss studies published in the past year …

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21 Metabolic Moves That Will Get You Absolutely Shredded

These exercises strip away fat and reveal hard muscle. Here’s how to program them into your weekly workouts<p>Are you stuck in a workout rut?<p>Your first reaction might be to say “no.” But think about your routine for a second.<p>Are you excited to train every day? Are you losing fat? Are your exercises …