Michelle Atkinson

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6 Behaviors That Push People Away From You

While the right people will always accept us for who we are, there are some behaviors we demonstrate that make it difficult for them to do so. …

20 Foods That Turn Back Your Metabolic Clock

Think of these foods as Peter Pan’s dirty little secret.<p>We’ve discovered the Fountain of Youth—and it’s in your kitchen.<p>Although scientists haven’t …

Women ignited the body-positivity movement on Instagram. Now men want in.

As it stands, women remain the leaders of the body-positive movement. They’re sharing their stories. They’re talking about their bodies. They’re …

15 ways to improve your workout motivation

Whether starting a new program or suffering a slump thanks to a weight loss or muscle-building plateau or plain old boredom, finding your workout …

How a dad shapes his daughter’s lifelong relationship with love

By Vicki Larson<p>“Do you think Dad is having an affair?” I asked my mother one day, after he’d spent another late evening at work with an attractive co-worker.<p>I was maybe 14 or 15 at the time — an age when kids are well aware of their parents’ shortcomings.<p>“Of course not,” she said. “You know your …

6 Relationship Bumps That Healthy Couples Should Avoid

<i>By David McFadden for YourTango.com</i>.<p><b>The secret is to avoid drama in the first place!</b><p>Sometimes maintaining a strong, healthy and growing relationship feels easy and natural, seeming to take no effort at all. Other times, that same relationship requires intention, effort, focus and genuine hard …

Why Do Our Minds Wander?

Sometimes the mind wanders. Thoughts pop into consciousness. Ideas or images are present when just a moment before they were not. Scientists recently have been turning their attention to making sense of this.<p>One natural picture of the phenomenon goes something like this. Typically, our thoughts and …

Buddhism

Why your kids should eat dirt

If you open my pantry, you’ll find no fewer than 10 different cleaning products. There are scrubs to disinfect the floors and toilet, non-toxic …

13 Standing Core Exercises Better Than Crunches

Strengthening your core is essential for stability. But that doesn't mean you're stuck with sit-ups.<p>Stand Up for Stand-Out Abs<p>Put your mat away and give your neck a rest. “Standing abs exercises work more muscles than crunches” says Sara Haley, creator of <i>The Daily Sweat</i> workout DVDs and a Reebok …

10 Health Habits You'll Never Regret Doing

If you start now there is still time to garner health benefits bringing fulfillment and enjoyment to your life for many years to come. The secret is to begin now and keep practicing these health habits on a regular basis to watch them come to fruition.<p>We all have regrets in life. Maybe you've …

Holistic Medicine

London mayor Sadiq Khan bans body-shaming ads from public transport

London mayor Sadiq Khan has banned all ads promoting a negative body image on the Transport for London (TfL) network.<p>Khan initially pledged to ban ads that encouraged “unhealthy or unrealistic” body images back in his mayoral election manifesto.<p>His decision came after a Protein World ad asking …

These 3 surprising brain superfoods will literally give you new brain cells

If you’re starting to wonder if the interns at your office actually <i>are</i> smarter than you, plan your next meal accordingly: You can literally grow new …

Could the root cause of depression be in your gut—and not your brain?

By now, it shouldn’t be news to you that there’s a connection between the gut and the brain—doctors and nutritionists will both back this up. But a …

Parents who see failure as negative bring up children who do not believe they can improve, research suggests

Parents who believe failure is harmful have children who think ability is fixed, and risk hindering their determination to succeed, new research …

I Have Borderline Personality Disorder, And I Am Not Crazy

I have struggled with borderline personality disorder and depression for much of my life. The past two years in particular, I was severely ill with treatment resistant depression. Add in the particulars of having borderline personality disorder (BPD) and you get someone who cannot think clearly and …

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

The Danger of Using Personality Tests to Hire Employees

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …