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A Better Kind of Happiness

Nearly two and a half millennia ago, Aristotle triggered a revolution in happiness. At the time, Greek philosophers were trying hard to define precisely what this state of being was. Some contended that it sprang from hedonism, the pursuit of sensual pleasure. Others argued from the perspective of …

Happiness

Researchers Discover That Exercise Isn’t the Most Efficient Method for the Body to Burn Calories

In a surprising report by Vox, researchers have determined that exercise is not the best way to lose weight. This is not to say that exercise is no …

Fitness

10 Simple Habits of Insanely Productive People

Surround yourself with inspiring, sharp, and positive people.<p><i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora --the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of</b> …

List-Worthy

5 Yoga Poses To Do Tonight That Will Help You Ace Tomorrow

After a busy and stressful day, what should be one of life’s simplest actions can often feel like the most difficult: falling asleep. If your thoughts are racing and your body is tense, getting high-quality, restorative sleep may seem impossible.<p>Enter the more than 5,000-year-old practice of yoga, …

Yoga

Top Ten Foods for Building Muscle

Nutrition Articles<p>Top Ten Foods for Building Muscle<p>These are ten foods to include in your diet because they have a superior effect on protein …

8 weight-loss routines to get your body fat under 10%

Now that you've made some headway in the gym, you want to start honing in on the details, like dropping your body fat percentage. How hard could it …

Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper to stay healthy, say scientists

The old adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’ could be the best way to lose weight and stay healthy, Kings College scientists say.<p>A major review of 28 recent studies has concluded that keeping calories down late at night is the secret to combating …

Nutrition
Baking

This Totally Counterintuitive Mind Trick Will Make You Much Happier

Chasing happiness usually backfires. Try this instead.<p>Happiness is an important life goal for a lot of people, so we should spend a lot of time thinking about how to be happy, right? Actually, no. Thinking a lot about happiness is a pretty surefire way to make yourself miserable, according to a …

Happiness

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

Motivation

Trump: Reconsider fiancée visas

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump said Saturday that he is not ruling out eliminating fiancée visas, after one of the San Bernardino massacre killers entered the U.S. with one.<p>"We're going to have to start looking at people very closely because we can't allow this to happen to our country," Trump said. "I'm not …

Donald Trump

It’s Official: New Yorkers In 2020 Won’t See Sunlight

New York City is in a real estate frenzy. In Manhattan, the skyline is rising higher and higher thanks to forthcoming projects by some of architecture’s biggest names: Rafael Viñoly, Bjarke Ingels, SHoP, and Herzog and de Meuron, among others. Across the river in Brooklyn, a similar fleet of …

World Trade Center

How anxiety scrambles your brain and makes it hard to learn

Levels of stress and anxiety are on the rise among students. Juliet Rix has tips to control the panic and thrive academically<p>Olivia admits she’s always been a worrier – but when she started university, her anxiety steadily began to build. One day she was simply too frightened to leave the house. …

Top 10

Nutritionists and Dietitians Dish on What They Would Never, Ever Eat

There are foods that should be eaten in moderation (think, ice cream, cookies, cake, cocktails), and then there are foods (or maybe I should say "food-like products") that should probably never be eaten all.<p>No doubt, items in the latter category may have a certain "tasty" appeal (honestly, who …

Nutrition

Smoking Doesn't Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

Body Language

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

25 minute walk could add 7 years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Motherhood is lonely — and new moms have it the worst

Research finds feelings of post-partum depression fall on a continuum, and 90 percent of mothers are on the scale<p>Entering motherhood is a rite of passage for most women. For many new moms, however, the first months and years can be a lonely place. A new study finds that several types of social …

Postpartum

How To Be Happy At Work: 10 Simple Tips That Work

Do you want to learn how to be happier at work? Here are 10 simple things that you can do that are proven to work.<p>This infographic was crafted with …

Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

Biomedicine

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

The great pesticide drift: What your favorite McDonald’s food is doing to the environment

Data reveal the fast food chain’s “world famous” french fries harm not just our health but the planet’s as well<p>There's no doubt that McDonald's french fries are, as the company regularly trumpets, "world famous." But like many who are touched by fame, those legendary taters have a dark side that …

Agriculture

12 fitness 'truths' that are doing more harm than good

How many times a week do you need to work out to get in shape? If you're trying to lose weight, should you focus on exercise or diet? Is it better to hit the gym in the morning or at night?<p>Whether you want to tone up, slim down, or simply boost your mood, you've likely come across these questions, …

Exercise