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An 80-year Harvard study claims to have found the gateway to happiness

There are some things that money can’t buy. True friends and happiness are among them. In fact, an 80-year-long study at Harvard University claims …

University of Michigan

The Advantages of Dyslexia

“There are three types of mathematicians, those who can count and those who can’t.”<p>Bad joke? You bet. But what makes this amusing is that the joke is …

The Brain

What Is Mindfulness and How Does It Work?

It is readily arguable that the single most significant development in mental health practice since the turn of the millennium has been the …

Mindfulness

6 Ways To Improve Your Relationship Using Positive Psychology

If you’re looking for concrete tips on improving your relationship, James Pawelski, PhD and Suzann Pileggi, MAPP's <i>Happy Together: Using the Science</i> …

Happiness

Eat yourself to sleep: the foods that can help get a good night’s rest

According to one study, eating kiwi fruit before bed helps deep sleep. But which other foodstuffs may aid a long and peaceful slumber?<p>Ahead of World Sleep Day next week – an awareness-raising exercise that should surely be renamed World Sleep Night – there has been increased focus on how much sleep …

Nutrition

Neuroscience Says Doing This 1 Trick Can Help Your Children Feel More Fulfilled

It takes just a couple of minutes, but studies show this mindfulness exercise can boost compassion, resilience, and positive emotions. And it's not just for kids.<p>Say you get a nasty email from a client. Or you have to fire an employee. Or you're pitching to investors on zero sleep.<p>Entrepreneurs …

Mindfulness

Great open letter to dyslexic children & parents about exams. One size does not fit all?

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

[1]<p>Is your sex life screaming for an upgrade? Yeah, we hear you. Getting freaky has a way of getting stale the more time you log with your partner. The good news: It's easy to turn things around by switching up your sex positions (no venturing into anal sex [2] territory necessary...unless you want …

Dance

10 Egg Recipes That Will Make You Skip the Snooze Button

Breakfast

It's not just in the genes: the foods that can help and harm your brain

Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?<p>As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, …

Alzheimer's Disease

Insider Knowledge - Understand Investment Bond Charges

Deep-breathing exercises for a clear mind

Fill your lungs and empty your mind - deep-breathing techniques will help you keep a clear head<p>Breathing seems like something we do unconsciously, …

Mindfulness

Richard Branson Says You Should Do 3 Things to Achieve More Happiness in 2018 | Inc.com

Every year, it is estimated that one in four people struggle with a mental health problem. In fact, according to <i>Psychology Today</i>, an estimated 15 million Americans a year struggle with depression.<p>One of my own family members has grappled with depression for decades, so I understand it firsthand. …

Happiness

'Sleep should be prescribed': what those late nights out could be costing you

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it<p>Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new …

Immune System

What Yoga Has In Common With Anti-Anxiety Meds

Have you ever had your mind take you to an unfamiliar, scary place? I'm not referring to what happens when you think about the <i>Blair Witch</i> sequel; I'm …

5 Zen Principles To Live By: Practical Wisdom That Instantly Improves Your Life

I love practical advice that you can immediately apply to your life. And Zen, a school of Mahayana Buddhism, is full of practical wisdom.<p>When I tell …

Five diagnostic tests that could change your life

Scott Laidler explains five simple tests that put your body under the microscope – and potentially offer life-changing effects<p>We are on the cusp of a huge rise in the ‘quantified self’ movement. We’ve already seen massive advances in wearable technology, making it a breeze to track and monitor our …

Wellness

Chimps return favors, even if it costs them

Two new studies look at shades of altruism in chimpanzees, which sometimes forgo rewards and risk injury to help unrelated chimps.<p>We may not always …

Psychology

14 Healthy Date Night Dinners That Will Impress Anyone

Let's set the scene: You and your boo have decided on a night in. Obviously, you're going to need some drinks to start (maybe a bottle of rosé?) and …

Cooking

This 11-Minute Yoga-Inspired Workout Will Blast Your Core Into Serious Shape

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

Exercise

8 ways working parents can squeeze fitness into their days

When was the last time you scheduled an hour in the day just for you? If you’re a working parent, you probably look at the calendar and think, “Who …

Kids

Try This Technique 11,000 Leaders Use to Understand Themselves Better | Inc.com

Of all the advice I've ever given to aspiring entrepreneurs, my favorite is this one quote about owning a business: <i>Entrepreneurship is 10% about business, 100% about people and 1,000% about yourself.</i><p>No, I wasn't a math major, but any entrepreneur will tell you that that math is nonetheless true. …

Self-improvement

How to increase mental toughness: 4 secrets of Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Osama Bin Laden

Why exercising on an empty stomach is the secret to weight loss

You may think you need food to fuel your workouts, but you are wrong.<p>Recently, the advice that suggests loading up on carbohydrates before exercise has been called into question. Yes, consuming carbs before exercise can increase performance in certain fields like sprinting and sports that use power …

9 Types Of Intelligence - Infographic

This infographic shows that being good at math or languages are not the only two ways to be smart.<p>That is what school beat into us by putting certain …

The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

Sharing These 20 Truths with Your Child Could Change Their Life

<i>“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”<br>― Margaret Mead</i>Our children grow up so fast. Before we know it they’re out there somewhere …

Education

The Truth About Karma and How to Use it as a Guiding Force in Life

Just about everyone’s heard of karma. Some people think it’s almost fate. But have you ever stopped to think what Karma really means?<p>The truth is, …

Mindfulness Meditation May Help Reduce Mind-Wandering In People With Anxiety

Several years ago a now famous Harvard study found that people’s minds wander about 50% of the time—that is, if you stop a person randomly (this particular study used an iPhone app to do it) and ask them what they’re thinking about, half the time it has nothing to do with what they’re actually …

Mindfulness