Megan Carbray

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The Big O

In the late ’90s, when Nicole Prause started her predoctoral work in psychological and brain sciences at the Kinsey Institute, a center at Indiana …

When It Comes to Your Writing, It’s NEVER Too Late!

Let’s get one thing out of the way: The idea of feeling like it might be “too late” to do something doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with …

Book Review: Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

“Emotionally immature parents fear genuine emotion and pull back from emotional closeness,” Lindsay Gibson writes. “They use coping mechanisms that …

Psychology

Psychologists conducted a survey to find out exactly what makes 'creepy' people creepy — and they had a few things in common

A recent study currently under review for publication by Knox College social psychologist Francis McAndrew and his student Sara Koehnke takes a stab at unpacking exactly what creepiness is.<p>Feeling creeped out is a "universal human response," McAndrew writes, that developed in response to an …

15 Minute Workout: No Weights Gym Workout Moves

Between work, grocery shopping, picking up dry cleaning, dinner plans, making it to the airport in time to catch a flight...there's hardly any easy time to spend an hour in the gym. When you finally DO get there, you just missed the last empty bike in spin class, or maybe that awesome yoga studio …

The Value of Not Understanding Everything: Grace Paley’s Advice to Aspiring Writers

“Luckily for art, life is difficult, hard to understand, useless, and mysterious.”<p><i>“As a person she is tolerant and easygoing, as a user of words, merciless,”</i> the editors of <i>The Paris Review</i> wrote in the introduction to their 1992 interview with poet, short story writer, educator, and activist <b>Grace</b> …

What Works: Meditation

“Oh, I can’t meditate. I tried it. My mind won’t shut up.” This is the most common rejection I hear when counseling people that daily meditation may …

Can Lemon Water Really Help You Lose Weight?

...Or have the people who swear by it been feeding you b.s.?<p>Celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow and <i>Real Housewives of New Jersey</i> star Dina Manzo guzzle hot water with lemon as if the liquid was bottled at the Fountain of Youth itself. They're certain it aids in weight loss—but is the claim too good to …

Wellness

How Much Should You Exercise to Lose Weight?

Breathe: You don't need to sweat 24/7.<p><i>This article was written by Leta Shy and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>The contestants on <i>The Biggest Loser</i> spend hours a day in the gym with one goal in mind—to lose the most weight. But how frequently should you exercise to drop pounds in …

Fitness

8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

Fire up your natural calorie burn ASAP.<p><i>This article was written by Paige Greenfield and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Yeah, yeah, yeah, you've heard it all before—all you need to speed up your metabolism is to build more muscle, drink lots of ice water, and try to spend less time sitting, …

Nutrition

The Cardio Benefits of Yoga

Build a healthy heart without running<p>Should you be doing sun salutations more often? Yoga may protect you from heart disease just as much as jogging and cycling, according to a study in the <i>European Journal of Preventative Cardiology</i>.<p>The researchers looked at over 30 studies on yoga and heart …

Exercise

Awesome April Fools Pranks!

Introduction: Awesome April Fools Pranks!<p>Hey guys, today I'll show you how to get someone good for April fools day. I will show you multiple pranks …

How to Lose Belly Fat at Any Age

Weight loss is definitely possible no matter how old you are.<p><i>This article was written by Marygrace Taylor and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>How many times have you been told that middle age spread—the weight gain that comes with hitting 40 and beyond—is unavoidable? Well, next time someone …

Fitness

The Maximum Amount of Weight You Could Realistically Gain in One Day

Cue one big collective sigh of relief.<p>Of course you try your very best to stick to a relatively healthy diet and exercise plan. But some days, you're bound to go overboard—after all, you're only human. Perhaps it’s that time of the month and you just can’t stop munching; perhaps you had one too …

Fitness

Writing Winning Short Stories by Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin

Resources for Writers<p>Writing Winning Short Stories by Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin<p>Article by Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin ©.<br>Posted in Resources (Better Fiction …

Treat Your Guests to 8 Unique Holiday Drinks

From the House Beautiful archives: eight unique and colorful '60s-style cocktails and after-dinner drinks for all kinds of holiday entertaining.<p>Christmas Snow<p>1 oz. light Puerto Rican rum<p>1/2 oz. Galliano<p>1/4 oz. Rose's unsweetened lime juice<p>1 oz. heavy cream<p>Shake well with ice cubes. Serve in claret …

How to write about sex: tips from an erotic fiction author

Avoid the phrase “throbbing manhood” and tone down the metaphors, says erotic romance author Lily Harlem<p>The standard advice for all aspiring authors is to write about what you know – but judging from this year’s Bad Sex awards, many of our greatest writers have enjoyed a prudent life of …

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Concussions and depression look alike in brain scans - Futurity

Similar brain abnormalities show up in people with depression and those who develop depression after a concussion. Could the discovery guide …

Developing a Writing Plan: How to Write Your Novel or Short Story

Sometimes, as a writer, it’s difficult to think about large, overarching goals when you’re working on a project or planning to start on something …

5 Meditation Tips for People Who Can’t Focus

Meditation is more than just a stress buster. New research shows it can help boost creativity; another review found it could reduce symptoms of …