Melissa Meinders

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2 Glasses of Wine Before Bed Could Help You Lose Weight

<i>File this under too good to be true:</i> Two recent studies suggest that drinking wine could help encourage weight loss—especially if you drink it before …

Washington State University

A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?

Lisa Mosconi, an Italian-born neuroscientist and nutritionist, had no idea how important the taste of water was to her until she moved to New York City and took a long sip from the tap.<p>"This is supposed to be the best water in America," she said, "but it tasted awful. It was disgusting."<p>She set off …

Nutrition

A psychotherapist says there are 4 types of shame — here's what they are and how they affect us

When Joseph Burgo first proposed the idea of writing about shame, he found that people were afraid.<p>"My agent, when we went out with the proposal for this book, was very afraid it was too dark and people were going to be scared off," he told Business Insider. "I was told by agents and editors …

Psychology

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

If You're Gaining Weight, These Snack Photos Could Explain Why

We feel you. Sometimes grabbing a couple of Oreos is quick and easy, and it satisfies your chocolate and cookie cravings. But if you're trying to lose weight, seeing these two snacks side by side offers a powerful visual of how snack choices can affect your goals.<p>For about 100 calories, you can get …

Nutrition

The 26 Most Raved-About Retinols and Why You Should Be Using Them

Skin Care

The Under-$30 Skin-Care Buys Our Editors Always Recommend

The word "cheap" gets a bad rap: It's frequently used to describe situations one might otherwise call <i>gauche</i>, like regifting the sweater you snagged …

5 Cheap Natural Collagen Products Dermatologists Swear By For Women Over 30

A loss of collagen in the skin as we age is one of the main culprits behind fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. It’s also one of the more …

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

Listen Up: These Are the 12 Most Effective Weight-Loss Tips You'll Ever Hear

If you're on a path to weight loss, things can get sticky at times. You might feel like you're alone in your challenges, you may feel discouraged, and you could even feel like giving up at one point. Those are all totally normal feelings! To help you stay in line with your goals, here are some of …

Nutrition

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analysing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

Meditation

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

7 tips to keep your brain as sharp as your body

When it comes to our hearts, even the non-medical types among us pretty much know what we need to be doing. In a nutshell: exercising and eating right.<p>But when it comes to our brains, guidelines tend to be foggier. Besides, we figure, since we’re probably as smart as we’ll ever be, what can we …

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

Self-help

This Is The Best Workout For Weight Loss, According To Science | TODAY.com

When you're working out to drop pounds, choosing a plan or even just a class that gives you the most fat-burning power for your hour can be confusing AF. But now, a new study is breaking down which workouts are actually worth your time.<p>For the study, published in the <i>Journal of Sports Medicine and</i> …

Guns

George and Amal donate $500K to Parkland students’ DC march

George and Amal Clooney will donate $500,000 to the March for Our Lives, a demonstration to advocate for gun control in the wake of Wednesday’s …

Florida massacre survivors chant 'vote them out' as students nationwide walk out in solidarity

<b>Tallahassee, Florida (CNN) —</b> From Arizona to Washington, students walked out of schools in support of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students a week after their classmates were silenced by gunfire.<p>And in Tallahassee, Stoneman Douglas students who survived the Parkland shooting massacre …

Guns
Social Media

Republican aide said survivors of Florida shooting were just actors

A top Republican senator’s aide was fired Tuesday after claiming two Florida high school shooting survivors who called for gun control were …

The Mental Health System Can’t Stop Mass Shooters

SACRAMENTO — A few years ago, the police brought a 21-year-old man into the crisis unit where I work as an emergency psychiatrist. His parents had called the police after seeing postings on his Facebook page that praised the Columbine shooters, referred to imminent death and destruction at his …

Mental Health

Here's what Donald Trump and the NRA get about humans that you don't

President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association get something about people that you probably don't, and it's what allows them to manipulate their supporters into hurting themselves and their communities.<p>What they understand is that above all else, humans want to feel as if they're good …

Guns

Man shares tearful letter admitting he was ‘almost a school shooter’

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting carried out by alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz that left 17 people dead and many injured, one …

Conservatives mock Parkland victims after state GOP turns its back on them

Conservatives are delighting in the pain caused to children upset that Florida won’t consider assault weapons ban<p>Florida's House of Representatives has made it clear that their loyalty to the gun lobby outweighs any sense of responsibility they may have to protect their state's schoolchildren.<p>Even …

Donald Trump

Is Your Workplace Toxic? Here's How to Avoid Being Part of the Problem

Shift your negative energy by seeing what's possible.<p>Last week, I was invited to do a Facebook Live session. Arriving at the studio I felt a bit intimidated with all the cameras and lights and action of a live set. The purpose of the session was to promote my new book called <i>Match In The Root</i> …

Facebook Live

This Brow Transformation Is So Dramatic, People Are Mistaking It for Microblading

When a Redditor named Bikinipiglet recently posted a rose-gold eye shadow look she created on the MakeupAddiction subreddit, more people were amazed by her brows than her seamlessly blended shimmery shadow. She later shared exactly how she transforms her thin, overplucked brows into full, sculpted …

How burnout became a sinister and insidious epidemic

Half a million people in the UK suffer from work-related stress, and psychological breakdown can creep up without warning. But what, exactly, is this ‘state of vital exhaustion’, and how can you come back from it?<p>In a bedroom in North Yorkshire at 2am, Sara Cox lay next to her sleeping husband in …

Mental Health

Winter Olympics 2018: Rooting against Lindsey Vonn is for losers, America

Vonn didn't win the gold medal in downhill, but she remains the gold standard for American skiing<p>Lindsey Vonn never made it to the prom. You won't …

Skiing

People with depression use language differently — here’s how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this "language of depression" can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact …

Depression