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The Tips I Give All My Patients To Lower Inflammation, Balance Hormones & Restore Gut Health

Inflammation is my specialty. But more and more, I'm convinced that hormones, inflammation, and gut health are like a trifecta. When you have one …

Wellness

Why it pays to be grumpy and bad-tempered

Being bad-tempered and pessimistic helps you to earn more, live longer and enjoy a healthier marriage. It’s almost enough to put a smile on the dourest of faces.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>On stage he’s a loveable, floppy-haired …

Psychology

5 Ways To Create A Powerfully Productive Mind

How often do you feel busy, but feeling as if you’re not actually getting anything done?<p>Days go by and you feel consistently overwhelmed with so many …

Mind

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 …

Happiness

The 18 apps you should use every day to be more productive

That's why we've assembled a list of apps that will make you more productive, and take away some of the stress from your life.<p>From fan favorites to cutting-edge newcomers, these apps help you sketch out an idea, take detailed notes, or stay in touch with your team.<p>Whatever your day consists of, …

Apps

Regret-Proofing Your Relationship

Regret is a strange thing, especially when it comes to love and romance. Very few of us can say, as Edith Piaf did in her famous anthem, "Non, je ne regrette rien." For even the happiest person, there is often a sense of something left undone or unsaid, of the wrong choice made, of an opportunity …

Making BBQ Ribs Is Finally Easy Thanks To This Genius Hack

It literally cuts hours off the cooking time.<p>Most rib recipes require almost a full day of cooking, whether it's grilled, smoked or baked. Ours takes only 30 minutes—thanks to one brilliant trick.<p>The secret: boil the ribs until tender then throw them on the grill. The simmering part takes just 20 …

BBQ

10 Habits That Help You Learn Twice as Fast

Founder and CEO of Skill Incubator<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world is in constant change due to advances in technology, science, and innovation. What was considered “hot” a year ago may no longer be relevant today. Just look at all the new social media …

Malcolm Gladwell

How To Train Your Brain to Push Past Perfectionism

Perfectionism isn’t hard-wired, it’s learned. Which means we can unlearn it too, with these methods.<p>The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. After all, think about all of the quick, important decisions high-level people …

Top 15 Amazing Basement Design Ideas – DIY Basement Finishing Costs Updated

<i>Ready to remodel that basement? What should you do with it?</i><p><b>Did you know?</b> That dark, cold, and empty basement can deliver some of the best returns on …

Home Improvement

The Best Fruits for Your Grill

Bored with beef? Grab a banana, an apple, a fig, or any of these incredibly tasty, grillable fruits.<p>Chances are, you have a backyard grill or, at the …

BBQ

6 Steps To Avoid Losing It During Relationship Conflcits

Tough relationship conversations can turn into a perfect storm.<p>They can flood the streets of love with the sewage of personal attacks. From what I've learned, beating up a loved one is never a fair fight. You know their deepest vulnerabilities, their most important values. This gives you the power …

10 Simple Habits of Insanely Productive People

Surround yourself with inspiring, sharp, and positive people.<p><i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora --the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of</b> …

Mark Zuckerberg

8 Ways to Declutter Your Life

If you have ever taken the time to realize how cluttered your life is with work, school, finances and entertainment that doesn’t leave much time for …

Productivity

8 signs your husband is still madly in love with you

Even after all these years<p>One Netflix and no-chill Friday too many and it can be easy to fall down the what-does-this-really-mean-for-our-marriage …

4 Things You're Likely Doing That Will Eventually Kill Your Marriage

Read this before it's too late.<p>According to renowned marriage therapist John Gottman, there are four behaviors that can reliably predict the end of a marriage -- and you're probably guilty of them.<p>For 40 years, the psychology professor and his team at the Gottman Institute have studied couples’ …

Signs You've Found Your Life Partner

We've been socialized to swoon over flowers, chocolates, and other romantic gestures. "But romance only takes a relationship so far," says Toni Coleman, psychotherapist and relationship coach. "Successful relationships happen when we choose with our heads as well as our hearts. In fact, what we …

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, …

How to Motivate Yourself When You Feel Lazy AF

If you feel like you're in a bit of slump right now, you're not alone. These unmotivated, uninspired times can occur when we lose our focus and rush …

Motivation

10 Affordable Ways To Fill A Large Blank Wall

It's big, it's intimidating, and nearly every apartment for rent in Baltimore, MD, or Houston, TX, has it. No, we're not talking about that pile of laundry that you swear you'll get to soon -- it's that glaring, huge white wall. Even if your landlord lets you paint, an unadorned expanse can make …

How To Love Your Spouse, Even When You're Angry

"Tim, why can't you ever get home on time? You know I need your help with the kids, especially today, when they've been sick and I've been home with them all day."<p>From the other room, Tim rolls his eyes and thinks, <i>I can't even get into the door before she starts into me. Doesn't she realize how</i> …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

4 Powerful Ways to Show Your Spouse You STILL Choose Them EVERY Day

Once upon a time, your spouse was your FAVORITE person on Earth. His or her every thought, word and deed captivated you ... so much so that you pledged your undying devotion to each other "until death do us part."<p>Flash forward a few years (and perhaps a few kids) later and suddenly your spouse …

Relationships

How to Produce Stunning Change in Your Life Immediately

A productive list of practical techniques to bring real change to your life.<p>We all want positive change in our lives. We seek to succeed, and to break free from the doldrums of the everyday rat race.<p>We also know that motivation can be fleeting. So how can we buckle down and shock ourselves into the …

Time Management

5 Productivity Techniques that will Squeeze work out of you like Magic

Leaders and entrepreneurs who are at the top of their game know how to achieve what they want in less time than others. We can learn a lot from the …

Time Management

How to Make a Relationship Last: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

Love is wonderful, love is joy, love is the greatest thing in the world… Love is also an enormous pain in the ass. Marriage is hard work.<p>(Older …

Relationships

14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day

Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most importantly, what …

Time Management

Your "Ideal Partner" Will Always Create Problems

Anyone who finds themselves in a dysfunctional relationship will either try to make their partner "perfect" by changing them, or try to change themselves to be the "perfect" partner.<p><b>Here's the truth:</b><p>Every person is imperfect.<br>• You can't make a person change.<br>• Therefore, you must love an imperfect …

9 Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Six Ways The Most Productive People Send Emails

Here’s what the experts (and the data) say about sending emails fast and getting useful responses faster.<p>There’s nothing like an overcrowded inbox to make you long for the days of smoke signals and carrier pigeons.<p>But unless you’ve been living under a rock without a Wi-Fi signal, email plays a huge …