Mary C. Ford

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5 Anti-Inflammatory Drinks You Should Have Before Breakfast To Blast Belly Fat

Eating protein-packed foods and combining cardio with strength-training exercises are two ways to help blast belly fat — but you can actually drink …

Nutrition

Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality | Brian Little

Archaeologists find gates of Hell in Saudi Arabia

When researchers are searching for remnants of structures and settlements constructed by ancient peoples they typically focus on areas that are …

Mediterranean style diet may prevent dementia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.<p>Now you can add lowering your risk for dementia to the ever growing list of reasons to follow the Mediterranean diet or …

Holistic Medicine

8 signs of success that have nothing to do with money or fame

You're told you must be driven to make it to the top.<p>The truth is, you don't have to do anything. Contentment provides happiness just as much as success does.<p>If you want to strive to be successful, I applaud that, but it's easy to be seduced by ambition if you're not careful.<p>If you're not careful …

Virgin Olive Oil Protects Brain Tissue Against Alzheimer's In New Study

This has been a fantastic month for olive oil. A recent study showed that it stops brain cancer tumors in lab tests, and now a new study shows that it protects brain tissue from the toxic substances thought to cause Alzheimer’s disease.<p>The experiment used a well-verified Alzheimer’s mouse model to …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Human beings evolved to move. Our bodies, including our brains, were fine-tuned for endurance activities over millennia of stalking and chasing down prey. “We’ve engineered that out of our lives now,” says Charles Hillman, a psychology professor at Northeastern University who has spent decades …

The Brain

6 Tricks That Will Speed Up Your Metabolism (for Real)

Our metabolisms get blamed for a lot and it's a word that is bandied about in our frustrated conversations with girlfriends. Our inability to …

7 Signs That You're an Emotionally Intelligent Person

Some people are naturally inclined to be more emotionally intelligence, but it's a skill and awareness that can be developed over time.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Emotional intelligence is an underrated quality for entrepreneurs, and a crucial one for …

Emotional Intelligence

21 Cheat Sheets For Getting Superhero Abs

Exercise routines, diet tips, and recipes for people who want a shredded midsection.<p>As BuzzFeed Health has reported, getting those abs to pop is about way more than doing a zillion crunches, or even lightly keeping an eye on your diet. It's actually a lot more labor-intensive, requiring most people …

10 foods that can help prevent diabetes

Diabetes is an epidemic in the United States, with about 29 million people who have it, another 8 million who are undiagnosed and 86 million who are considered pre-diabetic, according to the American Diabetes Association.<p>Type 2 diabetes, the most common form, is a disease in which the body’s cells …

The Resurrection Answers Three Big Questions

SEAN MCDOWELL BLOG<p>Photo credit Kodi Tanner<p>The Resurrection Answers Three Big Questions<p><b>The Resurrection Answers Three Big Questions</b><p><b>Sean …

If You Want to Be Truly Happy, Stop Worrying About These 24 Things in Your Life

We are each responsible for our own happiness.<p>If you want to be happy you have to find the things that make you unhappy.<p>If you want to move forward, there are always things you need to let go of first. It's a process that shouldn't happen just once a year. Taking stock should be an ongoing …

Happiness

How Iran became a cradle of civilization

Ancient Persians were visually oriented and close to nature. Artifacts that only narrowly escaped theft are now on show for the first time outside of …

Archaeology

12 Habits to Dramatically Improve Your Sleep

Better sleep means better business. Here's how to get the best rest of your life-without sacrificing performance.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article was written by</i> <i>The Oracles</i> <i>member James Swanwick, who is an</i> <i>author</i><i>, entrepreneur, co-founder of</i> <i>Swanwick</i> …

Televisions

10 ways smart people stay calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

Yes, you can improve your memory. Here's how.

Think like a memory athlete<p>Think back to grade school. Do you remember those standardized tests where you were given lists of meaningless words to memorize? Then, after taking a challenging math or reading section, you had to write down as many words from that list as you could remember? If you …

The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself When at a Crossroads

Are you facing a big decision? Are you stuck in a difficult spot? Answering these 5 questions will lead you to your best outcome.<p>A close colleague is wrestling with the fact that his business partnership is literally sucking the life out of him. He launched his company several years ago with a …

Leadership

Why You Should Eat More Avocado

Here is some very good news for guacamole lovers everywhere: A new review of scientific literature suggests that eating avocado may help prevent …

Nutrition

11 Habits of Remarkably Happy People

Being happy isn't just better for your emotional well-being--it also makes you more successful.<p>Despite how appealing turmoil, negativity, and pessimism can sometimes seem, being happy isn't just better for your emotional well-being--it also makes you more successful than those who are not.<p>Check out …

Happiness

What's the Fastest Way to Attract Others to You? Do Any of These 8 Things

These are sure-fire ways to build your professional relationships and increase your tribe fast.<p>If you're in a people business of any sort (then again, who isn't?), it should be your highest priority to connect with the human side of your customers, vendors, peers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.<p>…

Happiness

Here's What The Nuts You Snack On Actually Do For Your Body

Each nut has its strength.<p>We’ve all heard that nuts make a healthy snack in moderation, despite their high fat content. Even Barack Obama has admitted to eating a handful of (seven) almonds every day. A study from 2015 found that eating a small handful of nuts a day could help you live longer, and …

Our Power Lies In How We Choose to Respond to Our Pain

<b>“The strongest hearts have the most scars.” ~Unknown</b><p>Maybe it’s true, that the strongest hearts have the most scars.<p>And maybe the pain and the …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Give up the bad habits that drain your mental strength.<p>As a psychotherapist, I've witnessed countless people beating the odds. Despite the tragedies, hardships, and challenges they faced, they persisted.<p>My training had taught me to build on people's existing strengths. But over the years, I've …

Self-help

The One Vitamin You Should Take To Speed Up Your Metabolism, According To A Nutritionist

A slow metabolism can do detrimental damage to your body. Symptoms of a slow metabolism include lack of hunger, weight gain, and muscle pains. Don’t …

Breathing's Link to Calmness and Stress, Revealed

We take it for granted that breathing and feelings go hand in hand: Deep breaths make us calm, and short, shallow ones signal a sense of panic. This …

Neuroscience

25 Minutes. 13 Moves. One Total-Body Pilates Workout That Burns So Good

There are some sweat sessions that leave you wondering if you even got a good workout. And then there are others that make you shake, sweat, and feel …

Don't stick your head in the sand – how to prepare for old age

As we live longer, the numbers of people needing care is also soaring. So what help can those trying to access a creaking, cash-starved system expect?<p>When I was 16, I spent two months in Italy with my maternal grandparents – then both 88. My grandmother had fallen over some months previously and …

Social Work

19 Times World Market Decor Looked Next Level

There are few things that bring us joy as much as styling affordable decor in a way that looks high-design and way more expensive than it actually is. And there are few stores that are better at finding these fabulous, on-trend pieces than Cost Plus World Market. We combed through Instagram to find …