Miia Kontturi

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What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

This Study Will Make You Happy You’re So Emotional

There are lots of reasons not to bottle up your emotions. The general consensus is that you’re happier, healthier and have better relationships when you let those feelings out. And now a new study says you can add one more benefit to the list: Your work will be better if you use it to express your …

University of California

19 Whisky Cocktails You Must Drink This Burns Night

Scotchy scotch scotch. Subtext: Burns Night is coming.

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6 Reasons Why Your Hangover Lasted More Than One Day

Reminder: You’re really not in college anymore.<p>Hours on hours of headaches, tiredness, stomach pains, and anxiety: Hangovers stink. And sometimes they stick around for longer than they should. Instead of suffering one day of misery, you may wind up in pain for 48 hours, cursing Saturday night all …

Wellness

The Best Breakfast For Weight Loss

<b>Question:</b> What are the best foods to eat in the morning for weight loss? —<i>Dylan Maehrlein</i><p>One word: Protein. A slew of research shows that a high-protein breakfast, like eggs and bacon, trumps high-carb eats such as cereal. In addition to helping you feel more full after your meal, the effects last …

5 Steps to Better Sleep

It is in our best interests to maximize our ability to sleep if we want to maximize our quality of life. If you have come to accept a lack of sleep, tiredness, low energy and dark circles around your eyes as the norm, check out my tips below.<p><i>Valua Vitaly via iStock</i><p>Sleep is a part of daily life that …

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5 reasons you're not having an orgasm (and how to make it more likely)

When you can’t have an orgasm, it may seem like you’re missing out on the holy grail of sex. There are plenty of other reasons to engage in some horizontal (or vertical, if that’s your jam) cardio with another person or with yourself, but it can still feel like you’re barred from some exclusive …

This Is Why You Should Sleep on Your Left Side (Backed by Science)

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

How Your Own Brain Is Making You Run Slowly and What You Can Do About It

By Josh Adams<p>You don’t give 100% when you run. Your brain is involuntarily keeping your body from hurting itself with exertion. It never lets you hit …

5 Ways to Eat Healthy-ish All Year Long

When your job involves tasting mozzarella sticks and pies all day like our editors, you learn a few things about how to eat (mostly) healthy-ish the rest of the time. On our latest foodcast, our editors share how they balance cookies with kale.<p>Mozzarella sticks. Onion rings. Cookies. Several pies. …

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12 science-backed tricks for appearing smarter than you are

But that doesn't mean you can't <i>appear</i> to look more intelligent.<p>In fact, there are plenty of science-backed ways to convince others that you're a modern-day Einstein.<p>We rounded up 12 of them, so you can impress everyone from your beau to your boss with your seeming brainpower.

Boston University

Just How Stressed Are You? The Golden Globes Edition

stress chart golden globes<p>On this last day of the weekend, you might have woken with just the slightest tinge of panic. It’s a very different feeling than you generally experience on Saturday morning, when you rise to a ripe 48 hours of freedom laid out in front of you like a warm, flaky croissant, …

Golden Globes

'Sesame Street' Remodels After 45 Seasons: Will Kids Freak Out?

We spoke to a school psychologist, a Harvard Medical School professor, and the director of Sesame Workshop's education and research team to find out what impact the changes might have on young viewers.<p>Oscar the Grouch's new trash can. Photo courtesy of Sesame Workshop<p>Here's a question for the hive …

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done

Being more productive starts with willpower and discipline. Here are seven mind tricks for becoming more productive and disciplined.<p>We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do …