Monica Oliver

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Endothelial Dysfunction and High Blood Pressure Treatment

Years ago at a lecture, the speaker asked attendants "What Exactly is High Blood Pressure?" Each physician in the audience gave an answer by defining …

Man aims to run in all 59 national parks, looks for friends (and love?) on the way

Many people dream of quitting their office job and going on the run. One man recently left New York City to do just that.<p>Bill Sycalik is taking a long break from ordinary life to run a marathon in all 59 U.S. national parks. The 45-year-old left his management consulting job and Queens apartment in …

The Tories must tackle the real cause of obesity: inequality

Why is anyone surprised that a Conservative government has yet again caved in cravenly to industry and produced a shaming non-policy on childhood obesity? That’s what Conservatives do in any clash between business and the environment or general wellbeing, a bias towards profit neatly disguised with …

Income Inequality

WHY IT MATTERS: Income inequality

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: The rich keep getting richer while more Americans are getting left behind financially.<p>Income inequality has surged near …

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How I Treated Multiple Chronic Illnesses With Meditation

When I was 16, I was diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis.<p>At the time, I figured it was a typical case of high school contagious "mono," better …

Meditation

30 Powerful Habits That Encourage Happiness and Mental Strength

Practice any one of these and you'll notice a difference within 90 days.<p><i>What have you tried for 30 days that changed everything? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mike Leary, Psychotherapist</b> …

Exercise And The Brain

What is David’s quantity? Exactly where did you keep your spectacles? What’s your neighbors’ family name? Are all these concerns bothering you? Then …

Psychologists spent a month tracking the moods of 28,000 people, and what they did when they were the happiest surprised them

We like doing things that feel good because, well, they feel good. It's something psychologists call the "hedonic principle." Basically, the principle goes, we try to do pleasurable things whenever possible and avoid un-pleasurable things whenever we can.<p>Given our pleasure-seeking track record, …

Neuroscience research reveals a simple daily ritual that can make you happier

Actually, I'm wrong…<p>The research says we're really big on touching — our phones, that is. People touch their phones 85 times a day.<p>But how many times a day do you touch <i>someone else</i>? Probably not nearly as often. That's kinda messed up, don't ya think?<p>You need to touch people more. It will improve …

7 Beliefs That Make Success and Happiness Automatic

Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.<p>1. "Happiness is not something outside of me, but flows outward from me."<p>Most people are chasing happiness. They believe it's on the other side of success. That you must first do or have something before you can be …

Your Thoughts Can Change Your Reality – Says Scientist - Law of Attraction Blogs - A Spiritual Community

What if someone told you your own thoughts possess the immense power to change your reality?<p>Is it really possible to alter the present and the future …

10 Things To Do For Your Mental Health

Mental Health is what we all strive for on a daily and long term basis. But what can we do to get there? Here are some tips.<p><b>Ten Things to Do for Your Mental Health</b><p>1. <b>Get Enough Sleep</b><p>Sufficient sleep energizes your brain cells, keeps up your motivation for daily life activities, and gives you a more …

Big Bang of Body Types: Sports Science at the Olympics and beyond

David Epstein talks about his 2013 bestseller The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance and his recent Scientific …

Eye-Opening Video Will Make Adults Reconsider The Way They Talk To Children

Food for thought.<p>A powerful video is highlighting the way kids’ interactions with adults may affect their education.<p>The Atlanta Speech School released “Every Opportunity,” a video that shows a day at school from the perspective of one young student. While he begins his day with enthusiasm, his …

24 Things Special Education Teachers Want You To Know

We posed this question to the special education teachers in our Mighty community on Facebook: “What’s one secret about your job you wish the rest of …

Perpetual bliss would completely undermine our will to accomplish anything at all – that’s why perfect contentment has probably been evolved out of us<p>In the 1990s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman led the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of human happiness squarely at the …

Happiness