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Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways To Reverse This Effect)

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University finally have the answer. They found that stress reduces the volume …

The Danish Way of Parenting review – how to raise the world’s happiest kids

Denmark approaches childhood, and society as a whole, very differently to Britain or the US, argue Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl<p>Having muddled through six years of parenthood without consulting any books on the subject, I was pretty excited about this, my first one. Perhaps it …

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Simple ways to improve your mood, according to psychologists

Jason Kempin / Staff / Getty Images<p>It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of …

What You Can Do to Stop Being Moody

Our attitude determines our actions for good or bad. Be more in control.<p>Are you a moody person, someone who sometimes finds your emotions at odds with your leadership?<p>Do your emotions sometimes get the best of you to the point that it affects your attitude and mindset?<p>People often talk about …

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The Madness Of Humanity Part 4: Science Vs. Religion

<i>This is the fourth in a series of essays concerning our collective future. The goal is to bring forth some of the main issues humanity faces today, as we move forward to uncertain times. In an effort to be as thorough as possible, we will consider two kinds of threats: those due to natural</i> …

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When Success Looks A Lot Like Failure

Marc Andreessen tweeted something great last week:<p>I love this. So much of success relies on your ability to learn. But learning can begin with good intentions and quickly backfire, because what caused something to fail or succeed is often specific to one scenario and can't be extended to other …

How to lose weight while you sleep

Getting a better night’s sleep is one of the easiest ways to lose weight. And, impressively, it’s one of the most effective. Case in point: In one …

Bad Habits That Can Wreck Your Career

Our blog contains some great advice for people embarking on a new career or finding the perfect job. But, knowing what you want from a career can …

PARENTING LESSON #1 ~ Learn From Your Parents' Mistakes

<b>BENIGN NEGLECT</b> <br>I've read some dreadful stories about terrible things parents have done to their children. My parents never abused us, they never …

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Millennials are having less sex than any generation in 60 years. Here’s why it matters.

I spent most of yesterday morning mulling over Tara Bahrampour's article in the Washington Post headlined "'There isn't really anything magical about it': Why more millennials are avoiding sex." The crux of her argument relates to a new study in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior that finds …

Detox Your Sleep

<i>by guest blogger Cassidy Randall,</i> <i>marketing director of</i> <i>MADE SAFE</i><p>If you're going to choose one room in your house to detox, start with where you sleep.<p>The body does important rejuvenation, repair and detoxification work when resting. But if the environment you sleep in is toxic, you're adding …

Why we should pity attention-seeking narcissists

There are some surprising and unpleasant downsides to thinking you are the centre of the universe.<p>We can probably all recognise those attention-seeking people in our lives – and increasingly it seems in politics and pop culture – who have a hugely inflated sense of their own importance and …

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10 Parenting Hacks To Raise Happy Kids

All parents strive to raise healthy, successful, smart kids. Yet, all of these factors are very dependent on one other important one – that the child …

Here's What Happens To Your Body When You Hike The Appalachian Trail

After trekking 2,000 miles of mountainous terrain on foot, I transformed physically and spiritually, but that didn't mean I wanted to totally erase my old self.<p><b>In 2009, I set out</b> to hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Over the five months it took me to cover those 2,000 miles of …

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12 Ways to Know You Genuinely Have Emotional Intelligence

Genuine people have a profound impact upon everyone they encounter. Discover the unique habits that cause them to radiate with energy and confidence.<p>There's an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the …

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Teachers Share The Most Ridiculous Things Parents Have Ever Said to Them

Teachers share threats, insane requests, and absurd accusations from parents<p>As summer winds down teachers are preparing their classrooms while …

Does A Psychopath Who Kills Get To Use The Insanity Defense?

<i>In light of John Hinckley Jr.'s release from a psychiatric hospital 35 years after attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, Shots is exploring the use of the "not guilty by reason of insanity" plea. We're talking with legal and medical professionals about how the plea works, and how it</i> …

49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed later on — when you find out the information was inaccurate or flat-out wrong?<p>It's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and …

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How nature helps us overcome trauma

Writers have long explored the healing powers of nature. Fiona Macdonald looks at how 21st-Century authors are weaving memoir with landscape in dealing with difficult times.<p>In his book The Moth Snowstorm, Michael McCarthy mentions research carried out in a hospital in the 1980s. Architecture …

To Chip or Not to Chip: Would You Get a Biotech Implant?

Many of us balk at the idea of biotech implants as an affront to privacy and good old-fashioned humanity - but what if it could restore your eyesight …

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The young have always been a rebellious bunch. Now, after decades of drugs, orgies, paralytic nights out and illegal raves, they’ve gone and turned their noses up at sex. New American research suggests that so-called millennials, currently in their early 20s actually prefer staying in with a Diet …

5 Ways to Make Your Relationship Smoking Hot Again

It’s a simple fact of life: When you’ve been with someone for a while, you probably don’t feel like jumping their bones every second of the day like you did when you first got together.<p>We know it happens, but what’s up with that? “Familiarity is the enemy of eroticism,” explains licensed marriage …

Why You Should Let It Go And Be Happy

Feeling stressed, worried or upset about a situation? In this article, Elizabeth Harmon looks at why you should learn to let it go, in order to find true happiness.<p>As humans, we can find it easy to feel negative about situations. The problem is, negativity can often build up and get on top of us. …

17 signs you're intelligent — even if doesn't feel like it

Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in "As You Like It": "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."<p>That conventional wisdom is backed up by a Cornell University study …

13 Brilliant Gadgets and Tools to Help Stress Management

Need to de-stress? These mindfulness and biofeedback tools and apps will help you relax.<p>Do you struggle with too much stress? That almost seems like a trick question. These days, most of us seem to be battling stress most of the time. And as we know, stress can literally kill you. Stress will also …

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Here's Your Millennial Leadership Guide For Success

Boy, I wish I knew about these before I hit 30. Live and learn.<p>While this article may resemble yet another listicle to hack your way to leadership glory, quite frankly, it has a personal testimony attached. They are laser accounts of how I reinvented myself as a leader.<p>I'm not tooting my own horn. …

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3 Top Career Happiness Lessons From Senior Citizens

More than 1,500 seniors share their best advice for a successful and happy career.<p>When it comes to career advice, we often turn to professors and scientists. Or, just as often, we ask business icons for the secrets of their success. These are fine sources of insight, of course, but there's one …

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