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New research has raised hope for using mindfulness in treating mental ill-health. We asked readers about their experiences and had a mixed response<p>Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and …

Mental Health

We’re out of time on climate change. And Hillary Clinton helped get us here

There aren’t a lot of certainties left in the US presidential race, but here’s one thing about which we can be absolutely sure: the Clinton camp really doesn’t like talking about fossil-fuel money. Last week, when a young Greenpeace campaigner challenged Hillary Clinton about taking money from …

Fossil Fuels

Our Ridiculously Massive Food Waste Is Driving Climate Change

"Part of the climate crisis is our food consumption style in Western countries."<p>Humans waste an exorbitant amount of food -- more than 1.4 billion tons annually.<p>That's roughly 400 million tons <i>more</i> than the weight of Japan's Mount Fuji, which rises 2.3 miles above sea level.<p>If combating global …

Cambodia Launches Plan To Reintroduce 'Functionally Extinct' Tigers

Poaching and destruction of habitat have decimated wild tiger populations around the world, especially in Cambodia.<p>There are no longer any breeding tigers left in the wild in that country, and the species is considered "functionally extinct" there, according to the World Wildlife …

How scientists fool themselves – and how they can stop

Humans are remarkably good at self-deception. But growing concern about reproducibility is driving many researchers to seek ways to fight their own …

Full-fat milk 'may drastically reduce risk of diabetes' - study

People who regularly consume full-fat dairy products are less likely to develop diabetes than those who eat low-fat dairy products, according to new research published in the journal Circulation.<p>The 15-year study, in which researchers analysed the blood of 3,333 adults aged between 30 and 75, found …

Low Fat

Why Science Denialism Is Costing Us A Fortune

In case you haven’t heard, the moon landings were faked, the measles vaccine causes autism, climate change is a hoax, and genetically modified crops (GMOs) are, you know, the pits. If you want evidence, just check the Internet.<p>Scientists like me adopt all kinds of strategies in trying to combat …

Public Health

Scientists are floored by what’s happening in the Arctic right now

New data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggest that January of 2016 was, for the globe, a truly extraordinary month. Coming off the hottest year ever recorded (2015), January saw the greatest departure from average of any month on record, according to data …

Global Warming

It's a miracle! Hollywood finally tells a great Bible story

Let’s be honest. Hollywood does not exactly have the best track record when it comes to producing accurate faith-based movies. Remember the giant rock creatures from “Noah”?<p>So when I heard that Sony Pictures was about to release a faith-based film called “Risen”, I was a bit skeptical. Typically …

100 Free Gift Ideas Your Friends Will Actually Want to Receive

DISCLOSURE:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

Mediacorp

Happy Fermented Friday! This week's share comes from Stacey Menay. She shares her lemon ginger lime kombucha! Yum! If you want your photos shared and the chance to win my Trilogy DVD on how to make Kefir, Kombucha and Cultured Vegetables. Tag us #culturedfoodlife and #fermentedfriday!

5 Character Tests Every Great Leader Passes

The longer I lead and the more I see, the more I’m convinced that character ultimately determines a leader’s true success.Moral failure takes out …

3 Tips To Help You Stop Losing Volunteers

11 Scents That Can Do Wonders For Your Well-Being

To most people, a smell isn't just a fragrance -- it's a memory. When you get a whiff of chocolate chip cookies, you may think of baking in your Mom's kitchen. When a warm breeze blows the smell of fresh flowers, you're instantly rocketed back to your first dance and the corsage your date …

Drinking Soda is Even Worse For You Than We Thought

The latest research presents yet another reason to lay off of sweetened carbonated beverages.<p>Recent studies have already connected soft drinks and other sugary beverages with diseases such as diabetes and obesity—and previous research has found a correlation between soda and a higher likelihood of …

Diabetes

5 Ways to Get Energized and Motivated When You Feel Lazy

<b>“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” ~</b><b>Benjamin Disraeli</b><p>Although laziness is common and a natural part …

Epigenetics: How Your Mind Can Reprogram Your Genes

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>How much control do you really have over your own life in general, and your health in particular? These questions have puzzled many …

Epigenetics: How The World Can Change Your DNA - Health Today: Health And Lifestyle Blog

• by Steve Kux<br>• 4 Years ago<br>• Family, Nutrition, Self Improvement<br>• 381 Views<p>Sharing is caring!<p>In a lot of ways evolution has stacked the deck against those of …

Exercise Can Make You Happier — Here's How

Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed?<p>Exercise is proven to increase feel-good chemicals in the brain, reduce stress hormones, and relieve depression and anxiety according to Happify, a website and app that offers psychology-based games to increase your happiness.<p>And you can achieve these positive …

Fluoride: Just when you thought it was safe to drink the water...

A public health body is once again campaigning for councils to add fluoride to our drinking water. But the science in favour is not as clear-cut as it seems<p>Local councillors are being encouraged by government health officials to put fluoride in the water supply. Before doing so, they might remind …

Logging

Women and Depression: New Research Data on Why We Need To Be Exercising

So many reasons to exercise! Enhanced creativity. More focused productivity. Less anxiety and depression. Less confusion. Better aging.<p><i>Ahhh</i> ... more peace of mind.<p>Depression wears many different faces. And it can have a negative impact on almost every area of living. According to Everyday …

4 Workout Machines You Should Stop Using... and the Bodyweight Exercises You Should Do Instead

Four workout machines that can be replaced by easy and effective bodyweight exercises<p>You spend a lot of time sitting each day—at work, in the car, on the couch. But in the weight room? That's the last place you should be parking your butt!<p>Still, many women hop from one exercise machine to the next. …

Workouts

Let's stop trying to cure cancer, says cancer professor

Most cancers cannot be cured and scientists should give up trying and, instead, look for ways to manage the disease, the director of the Centre for Evolution and Cancer at The Institute of Cancer Research, has claimed.<p>Professor Mel Greaves, an expert in childhood leukaemia, said developing more …