Anna Acosta

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Brains of Introverts Reveal Why They Prefer Being Alone

Human faces may hold more meaning for socially outgoing individuals than for their more introverted counterparts, a new study suggests.<p>The results …

15 Important Life Lessons for Women

<i>“I don’t know what to do with my life…”</i><p>There have been many times in my life where I have been stuck and not known what to do next. I have agonized …

How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain

Consuming refined sugar can impact mood, decision-making, and memory. Here’s how good it can be to give it up.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I have a love-hate relationship with food. I love it; it generally hates me. Matter of …

Relax, Turn Off Your Phone, and Go to Sleep

As a child, I was a terrible sleeper. My parents would often find me awake at 3 AM with a flashlight under the covers reading a Hardy Boy, Nancy Drew, or Tom Swift book. When I was 9-years-old, my pediatrician prescribed an awful tasting medicine to be taken at night, mixed with pineapple juice to …

6 Things You Can Do to Pass the Time While Giving a Blow Job

You'll never be bored down there again!<p>There’s something undeniably intoxicating about giving your guy the kind of pleasure that will have him moaning to the rafters. Still, blow jobs always seem to take infinitely longer than initially anticipated; and unlike regular jobs, blow jobs don’t come …

Six Foods That Naturally Improve the Health of Your Eyes

Our eyes are the key to our most important sense – our vision. They’ve been called windows to the soul, but more importantly, they’re our windows to …

Memo to Middle East: Solve your own problems

The region must stop relying on the US to do the heavy lifting in confronting ISIL.<p>The expansion of United States air strikes into Syrian territory against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets, from Incirlik airbase in Turkey, marks a fresh escalation of US involvement in the …

Middle East

Why does going to the dentist feel like a trip back in time to the stone age?

In this era of hi-tech surgery and medical innovation, dentistry can feel a little left behind. But is this fair, or just an image problem?<p>Who among us hasn’t had this thought, as a dentist industriously and cheerfully chisels and scrapes and drills away at your teeth: surely there is a better …

Faith in God as cancer fighter: Study links religion and spirituality to better health

With the advances in science and medicine, more effective ways to fight the scourge of cancer are now available, although the cost of treatment …

7 Dangerous Myths about Depression in Men

Shares 758<p><i>In 2013 men accounted for 80 percent of deaths from suicide. Yet, men seldom seek help for depression.</i><p>—<p>There were over 41,000 deaths from …

Why Taking Gym Selfies Is Actually Good for You

What's so wrong about showing off your hard work?<p>The one time I Instagrammed my husband at CrossFit, he got nothing but strong-arm emoji. All I could think was I'd rather do 100 burpees than ever upload a picture of myself in the same position. Maybe it's all the "We get it; you have zero body fat" …

Why I Don't Love You Like I Used To –

It used to drive me crazy. As newlyweds, unsolicited advice came from everywhere. People assumed that being married meant they were experts on …

15 extraordinary places you've never heard of (but really should visit)

What every business traveler should know when visiting Israel

Israel's tech industry is booming and most of the huge tech companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Intel have big operations there. Plus, investors love it. So do tech companies looking to acquire startups.<p>Israel is also known as a major worldwide tourist destination.<p>But a typical business …

Bridget Christie: it’s a scientifically proven fact that wealth makes you obnoxious

‘A man who ordered a takeaway during my show seemed genuinely baffled as to why I even brought it up. He was hungry and needed to eat. What the hell was my problem?’<p>As a standup comedian, I have a heightened sense of other people’s behaviour. In a room of 500 people, I can sniff out the one …

University of California

How lucid dreaming can improve your creativity while you sleep

Imagine falling asleep and being able to pick up writing tips from Hemingway, hit tennis balls with Serena Williams, or pitch your startup to Peter Thiel knowing you can carry these very skills and experiences into waking life.<p>Imagine being able to fly, relax on a beach, or even calm your anxiety …

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Meal Planning Tips for a Healthy Family<p>Feeding an active family a nutritious menu is never easy, especially when time is short and picky eaters …

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Sex trafficking “happens in everybody’s backyard”: A survivor busts the biggest myths and offers advice on how to keep kids safe

<b>(Jennifer Wakefield)</b><p>More kids than you might think could be at risk — here’s how to help<p>Suzannah Weiss<p>August 22, 2015 10:30pm (UTC)<p>Savannah Sanders’s first encounter with sex trafficking at the age of 16 was as a victim. But during the years since, she has tackled this shockingly prevalent problem …

8 Beauty Picks Inspired by the Color of Rosé

We’ve been drinking rosé all summer long and in addition to tasting totally amazing, it’s also THE perfect shade of pink. And we’re not the only ones who think so. The shade, inspired by our all-time fave summer vino, is all over the cosmetics counters this season. From pretty blush lip balms to …

Makeup

Sharing childcare 'improves sex lives' of couples

<b>Sharing childcare makes for happier couples with better sex lives, US research suggests.</b><p>In a study of 487 families, parents who split childcare duties evenly reported greater satisfaction, both sexually and emotionally.<p>But in couples where the woman did most of the childcare, both men and women …

Learning a foreign language may make you immune to 2 key decision-making biases

Investigations into the ways and means to combat these biases have lagged behind, but that's starting to change.<p>Now a team of researchers at the University of Chicago has reported that people are immune to two key biases when they think in their second, less familiar language.<p>The first half of the …

Welcome to London's new luxury hotspot

Which high-end area in central London, home to multi-million pound flats and townhouses, is stealing a march on Mayfair?<p>London’s elite has long looked down on Marylebone, considered to be a lowly neighbour of the capital’s luxury quarter.<p>Despite its proximity to Regent’s Park and short stroll to …

Science finds a new way to tell if someone you know may be a psychopath

No matter how well you did in Psychology 101 in college, it’s still not a good idea to run around trying to diagnose people you know with …

Psychology

A Simple Tip That Will Enable You to 'Read' a Lot More Books

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We can all agree that reading is important. After all, they say the average CEO reads 60 books a year. I'm not sure that's healthy, as I'd rather read one book and actually implement it than 60 books and only gleen one or two tips. But …