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Family Relationships: ADHD behaviors can begin at home

A reader asked, “My 11 year old son was recently diagnosed with ADHD. He is having problems at school and also at home. He has trouble doing simple …

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It is no secret that music has a strange way of affectin­g how we feel. It is fascinating to think that a variation of cleverly compiled vibrations …

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Have a Happier Weekend by Planning Your Activities

Got any plans this weekend? Good! The key to a happier weekend is planning it, according to Laura Vanderkam, author of the book <i>What the Most</i> …

Quick Breakfasts You Can Feel Good About

Let's face it: When you first wake up, the last thing you want to do is prepare a healthy feast for you and your family. But a busy morning doesn't have to mean a bad-for-you breakfast.<p>While there are plenty of options that you could grab quickly — doughnuts, toaster pastries, drive-thru sandwiches …

Use Your Hand as a Guide to Portion Control

If portion control is part of your diet struggle, the best tool you have to judge whether there's too much food on your plate is one you already have …

7 Steps To Organize A Productive Week Easily

During busy times, having a process to organize your life into a more productive week can be a life saver.

Inspirational Quotes for 2014

10 Inspirational Quotes for 2014<p>Live by these mantras, and you’ll have one amazing year<p>Ready to make 2014 amazing? We thought so. To help you along, here are 10 so-motivating-you’ll-feel-like-you-can-do-anything quotes!

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​What Is "Mindfulness," and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I keep seeing the word "mindfulness" everywhere, tied to everything from losing weight to being more productive. But what does this …

Ecotherapy | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

The evidence<p>Ecotherapy is a cost-effective way to improve both physical and mental wellbeing, which is accessible and inclusive. Over the last five …

12 Easy Ways to Make Life Simple Again

<i>Life is not complicated. We are complicated. When we stop doing the wrong things and start doing the right things, life is simple.</i><p>Would you like to …

The importance of family support

Fourteen years ago, after working 11 years at mental hospital wards I started working as a community psychiatric nurse. A month later I had to take …

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6 Desk Tweaks To Change The Way You Work And Maximize Your Creativity

The work you do and the office culture in which you do it are extremely important. But so too is the actual surface you work on. Here’s how thinking about your desk, its immediate environs, and your relationship to your workspace can help you become more creative.<p>Each day, we go to work, sit–or …

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Nighttime Routines for an Easier Morning

I've started a new routine of taking 10 minutes each night, to tackle 5 things that have since made a world of difference in the overall upkeep of …

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Just Listen! Your Body Is Speaking to You

If I could pick one ally in the pursuit of happiness, I would pick the body, and that means everyone's body, not just the beautiful, young, fit ones. …

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