Mary Clark

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Want to lose weight? Train the brain, not the body

Despite massive government, medical and individual efforts to win the war on obesity, 71 percent of Americans are overweight. The average adult is 24 …

Mindfulness therapy for mental health problems? 'It's more useful than drugs' | Sarah Marsh and Guardian readers

New research has raised hope for using mindfulness in treating mental ill-health. We asked readers about their experiences and had a mixed response<p>Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and …

4 Ways to Turn On Your Weight-Loss Hormones Today

Hack your body’s chemistry to shed pounds.<p>Though you might blame intense period cravings on your hormones, those little guys also have the power to make you put down the Rocky Road, build more muscle during every workout, and rev your metabolism. So yeah, you might owe them an apology.<p>Here’s how to …

Why Self-Control Isn’t the Reason You Can’t Meet Your Goals

When we opt for the elevator over the stairs, swear we’ll start eating healthier on Monday, or skip that morning workout, we tend to blame our lack …

Why do we get fat?

Dieting doesn't cure obesity. That's not news, although it was reconfirmed last week in a particularly mediagenic fashion in a study published by National Institutes of Health researchers. The researchers followed contestants from the "The Biggest Loser" television show as these formerly obese …

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5 Effective Brain Exercise Habits to make you Smarter in Life

A busy life should take care of most things really. But if taking that extra step improves life in general then may be we must do it. So far as …

I Ate Like Gwyneth Paltrow for a Week and Now Nobody Can Stand to Be Near Me

"My breath smells like an egg truck crashed into a sulfur factory."<p>Somewhere between the launch of Gwyneth Paltrow's first and second cookbooks, hating her became trendy—like wearing all-white Stan Smiths or doing CrossFit.<p>When you Google "hate Gw," the immediate auto-fill suggestion is "does …

A Letter to my True Soulmate—my Best Friend.

<i>**Author’s note: This is for my best friend and my true soulmate, the one who has shown me that sometimes people do stay even when so many others</i> …

Drinking coffee every day 'reduces the risk of bowel cancer'

Drinking a small amount of coffee every day could significantly reduce the risk of developing bowel cancer.<p>According to researchers at the University …

Three ways to improve sleep quality and brain function

Research shows that sleep is among the most critical factors for peak performance, memory, productivity, immune function and mood regulation – but the speed and information overload of today's pace of life can challenge sleep quality, resulting in a decline in health and cognitive function.<p>Our best …