Merry Garrett

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Howard Hodgkin prints up for auction to fund museum collection

Blazingly colourful prints by the late Howard Hodgkin, some combining layers of different printing techniques and hand-colouring to achieve the richness and complexity he sought, will go on brief display this summer, before being auctioned to help create a new museum collection of his work.<p>The …

Art

28 Reasons You Should Choose to Be Happy Right Now

One of the books that I like to read over and over again is actually a conversation between two psychoanalysts that took place in 1971. Although it …

Happiness

9 signs you’re successful even if it doesn’t feel like it

If you’re ambitious, you’re bound to feel like a failure from time to time. Lofty goals lead to inevitable moments when you aren’t yet living up to …

Self-improvement

Colonoscopies lead to way more infections than experts thought - Futurity

In some cases, infections resulting from colonoscopies and upper GI-endoscopies performed at outpatient specialty centers were as much as 100 times …

Physiology

2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging. Here's how to incorporate them into your life.

One of the most powerful means of reaping these benefits is exercise — and in many cases, you already have everything you need to get it: a body.<p>As we age, two forms of exercise are the most important to focus on: aerobic exercise, or cardio, which gets your heart pumping and sweat flowing, and …

Exercise

Inside a doctor’s quest to repair his own cognitive decline—and revolutionize brain health in the process

When it comes to health goals, it’s not uncommon for longevity to top the list. Being conscious of what you’re putting into your body, <i>on</i> your body, …

Wellness

How Long Do Tardigrades Live?

Tardigrades are probably the most paradoxical animals on the planet. On the one hand, these microscopic organisms are impossibly cute, seeming like …

Biology

The four lifestyle habits that are behind 500 cases of female cancers a WEEK

From processed meat to lazy lifestyles: The four habits that are behind 500 cases of female cancers a WEEK<p><b>More than 26,000 female cancers could be</b> …

Cancer

Why You Should Stop Being So Hard on Yourself

“We’re all our own worst critics.” Ever heard that one before?<p>Yes, it’s an obnoxious cliché, but it’s not just self-help fluff. Evolutionary psychologists have studied our natural “negativity bias,” which is that instinct in us all that makes negative experiences seem more significant than they …

Mindfulness

Here Are 10 Things You Should Not Refrigerate

Certain items are at their prime when stored at room temperature.<p>1.Hot Sauce<p>It can live happily in the pantry for up to three …

Food Preservation

How a Public Suicide Harms the People Who See It

For unwitting bystanders, the experience can be traumatic.<p>One evening last March, Nancy Bacon saw a stranger die. She had just touched down in Toronto and set off for a business meeting, chatting on her phone as she navigated the rush-hour traffic of the financial district. She was jaywalking, …

Mental Health

How to Know If You’re Living an Unconscious Life?

This is a warning…warning! You may be unconscious. “Well no, you say, I am awake and aware.” BUT…<p>Here is the deal folks: living unconsciously is …

Consciousness

What is the best dishwasher for 2018 and why you should get one

The right dishwasher will drastically reduce the time you spend elbow deep in soapy water in the kitchen, but how do you go about finding the right fit for you?<p>Before investing in a dishwasher there are several things you need to consider. Primary among these is space. A dishwasher needs to be …

Cleaning

Bad Habits to Break If You Have Social Anxiety Disorder

If you have social anxiety disorder (SAD), you likely engage in behaviors that can actually harm your treatment and make your anxiety even worse. By …

Self-help

5 Reasons Your Toe Cramps: How to Get Relief

We all know the scenario: you are in bed, about to doze off after a long day when suddenly you are surprised by a cramping sensation in your toes. …

Pain

The dark side of our genes -- healthy aging in modern times

Scientists collate the evidence for the mismatch between past evolutionary adaptation and our modern lives. They also ask whether natural selection …

Chronic Disease

Half of America is straight up broke: study

The unemployment rate fell below 4 percent in April for the first time since 2000, but a recent study revealed that nearly half of American …

Health Care

7 Ways To Outsmart Your Sweet Tooth

Nutritionist-approved tricks to help you curb sugar cravings.<p>We’ve all been there. The sugar cravings kick in and you give in to temptation; your serotonin levels rise as a result, providing a happy high; then, soon after, you’re primed for a crash.<p>While ignoring these urges can be easier said than …

5 Foods That Will Never Cause Weight Gain, According To Nutritionists

Eating a well-balanced diet and a variety of foods in moderation is the key to maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding sicknesses and vitamin …

Nutrition

Stretching and Flexibility for Sports

Flexibility refers to the ability to move joints through their entire range of motion, from a flexed position to an extended position. The …

Exercise

Struggle with mindfulness? This two-minute walking meditation is a game-changer

Sometimes it’s hard work to get in the calm mind-set that’s kind of crucial for a successful meditation sesh: You may feel anxious, super-distracted, …

Meditation

Better Sleep Through Meditation: 4 Techniques to Try Tonight - Sleep - Health.com

Anyone who's ever experienced a fitful night of sleep knows that "just relax" is easier said than done. But do-it-yourself meditation practices may …

Meditation

Give your old Mac software eternal life

It’s been a long time coming, but having your Mac tell you that some of your apps will stop working brings some immediacy to the issue: If there’s a …

Mac Software

FDA Approves First Nonopioid Treatment for Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

The treatment, which isn’t designed to be a treatment for opioid addiction, is expected to be available in August.<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first nonopioid treatment to help adults manage opioid withdrawal symptoms as the agency looks to continue to encourage the …

FDA

Three iOS tricks you're probably not using

Apple has packed a lot of features into iOS. Problem is, you can't use them if you don't know they are there.<p>Here are three simple, yet highly …

What Causes Waking Up Too Early Among Older People?

If you are an older person who wakes up too early in the morning, you may wonder what causes you to do so.<p>Aging may contribute to multiple unique …

Sleep

When It Happens to Us: A Buddhist Approach to Pain & Disease

This is a fact of life; we don’t like pain. We suffer because we marry our instinctive aversion to pain to the deep-seated belief that life <i>should</i> be …

Why mindful breathing keeps your brain healthy and young

Yogis, non-yogis, long-term meditators, and short-term 'dabblers' alike will all agree that meditation improves focus. But, until now, no studies had …

The Brain

10 Simple Habits That Will Make You More Likable Right Away

Enthusiasm is contagious.<p><i>What are some social life hacks? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Andrew Ferebee, 7-figure entrepreneur, on Quora:</b><p>Growing up, I was one of the shyest and …

Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

Linguistics