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The 10-a-day diet tested: 'I feel like a sentient composter'

New research suggests that we ought to be eating 10 portions of fruit and veg a day. Stuart Heritage plies himself with the good stuff, and Guardian cook Felicity Cloake judges his efforts<p>Like everyone else in the world, my blood ran cold when I heard that we are now expected to eat 10 portions of …

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13 Ways To Deal With Kids Who Misbehave

Seems like almost every parent today knows that spanking is verboten. Everyone except that parent who says, "My father spanked me, and I turned out fine." To him I want to say, <i>You don't remember how you felt while you were being spanked -- the terror, the helplessness, the anger</i>.<p>Working with …

6 Ways to Supercharge Your Dopamine Levels So That You'll Never Feel Sad or Stressed Again

If you’re feeling pessimistic, sad, distrustful, lacking confidence or as if you're about to have a panic attack, it may not just be because of …

Helping Teachers inside the Classroom and Out

Here are some recent headlines:<p><b>Florida Lawmakers Pass Bill That Would Allow School Staff to Carry Guns</b> <b><br>Michigan House to Explore Arming Teachers</b></b> …

Why Teachers Are So Tired

Are you tired after teaching?<p>Better question: When was the last time you <i>weren’t</i> tired after teaching?<p>If you’re like most teachers I know, including …

Say Goodbye To Vertigo, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue, Thyroid Problems And Much More!

Modern society has forced us to lead unhealthy lifestyles, consume processed and unhealthy foods, live in a contaminated environment, deal with …

7 Simple Hacks That Will Radically Improve Your Productivity

Detach from technology, and you'll be amazed what you can accomplish.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just nine percent of us are successful in following through on New Year’s resolutions. That low number suggests that maybe, just maybe, creating a resolution that you’re …

Productivity

10 Secrets for Ending Your Sugar Cravings For Good

What holds most of us back — and gets in the way of success — are those sugar cravings that seem impossible to break.<p>Did you know that sugar and …

Setting goals is easy. Making things happen is another story. You've got to be S.M.A.R.T

Setting goals is easy. making things happen is another story. You’ve got to be S.M.A.R.T.<p>We all talk about resolutions when January comes around, but …

Motivation

Watch: The Science Behind Yoga

SIGN IN SIGN OUT<p>Sign-in to UPLIFT TV<p>New to UPLIFT TV? Enter your email address above to sign-up.<br>You can view all the UPLIFT films and receive news …

How to Break the Habit of Overthinking

One of the greatest addictions of humans, according to well known spiritual teacher and author Eckhart Tolle, is thinking. While it’s an addiction …

How to Reboot Your Brain

The whole brain works as a unit to keep you alive. Isn’t that heart warming? Someone cares. You. – Ruby Wax<p>Neuroscientists are continuously …

5 Things That Make English Difficult for Foreigners to Learn

A billion people are learning English around the world and most of them are struggling with the same things. In 12 years of teaching ESL (English as …

How to be happy: a guide for teachers (and everyone else)

Staff in schools are notoriously vulnerable to poor wellbeing – try these simple psychological tricks to stay positive<p>What makes someone happy? A famous study [pdf], conducted almost 40 years ago, found that lottery winners tend not to be happier than other people. Once the initial buzz of winning …

Happiness

List of hijacking hotspots in the big cities | LNN

Johannesburg<p>Kelvin Street, CR Swart<p>The corner of Kelvin Street and CR Swart.<p>Pretoria Road , CR Swart<p>The corner of Pretoria Road and CR Swart.<p>Elgin …

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27 Beautiful Bible Verses For Every Woman In Need Of Love, Reassurance And Strength

1.<p>“God is within her, she will not fall.”<p>— Psalm 46:5<p>2.<p>“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”<p>— …

How Morality Changes in a Foreign Language

What defines who we are? Our habits? Our aesthetic tastes? Our memories? If pressed, I would answer that if there is any part of me that sits at my …

Language Learning

Person Asks Online For Advice On How To Deal With Grief. This Reply Is Incredible.

23 Hipster Baby Name Ideas From The Dictionary of Medieval Names

Looking for a unique name with some historical cachet? The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources is the place to go. It is a hefty work …

50 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature

<i>Buzzfeed asked their community to tell them about their favorite lines from literature. Here are some of their most beautiful replies.</i><p>2. “In our …

30 Albert Einstein Quotes that will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Networking seems like the last priority while trying to balance a full time job, a social life, grocery shopping, and everything in between.<p>Luckily, …

How To Ruin Your Life (Without Even Noticing That You Are)

Understand that life is not a straight line. Life is not a set timeline of milestones. It is okay if you don’t finish school, get married, find a job …

Surprise! Children’s Books Figured Out Life Long Ago.

LIT_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_336x280<p>There’s a reason certain children’s books stay with you long after you’ve left elementary school. Deceptively simple, …

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Is Stress Affecting Your Thyroid? — Women’s Health Network

We all know that too much stress isn't good for our health, but we don't always make the connection between stress and low thyroid problems or even …

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