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21 Ways to Think Positively Every Day

A good attitude always starts with good thoughts. Positive thinking is equally as powerful as negative thinking: you'll start to believe it …

Positive Thinking

Depression is probably much harder on your heart than we realized

According to the new research, which was published in the journal Atherosclerosis, the risk of fatal heart disease in men due to depression is almost the same as the risk from elevated cholesterol levels or obesity.<p>Professor Karl-Heinz Ladwig, lead author of the study, said in a statement that …

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events—rather than the events themselves—that determines …

Canine episodic memory: Your dog remembers more about what you do than you think

<b>TOPSHOT - Mixed-breed dog Frida comes out of the see in Timmendorf, Northern Germany on September 23, 2016. / AFP / dpa / Jens Büttner / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read JENS BUTTNER/AFP/Getty Images) (Afp/getty Images)</b><p>Now we know dogs might share some of the rich memories of our lives together<p>…

Pets

Elusive ruby seadragon seen in the wild for the first time

The ruby seadragon, Phyllopteryx dewysea, is a shy, evasive sort of creature. In fact, it's so slippery that we didn't even know of its existence until February 2015, and only then in the form of tissue samples. To find out more about it, researchers went out seeking a glimpse of the living …

Fish

How to Conquer Cravings, Stress-Eating and 6 Other Weight Loss Hurdles

You know what to do to lose weight: Eat a little less, move a little more, and figure out what works for your body. “No more chocolate,” you declare. …

Fitness

A Couple of Adorable River Otters Play Around in the Deep Snow at the Oregon Zoo

While other animals were having their fun, a couple of absolutely adorable river otters at the Oregon Zoo named Tilly and B.C. created their own …

Otters

How Dogs Can Ease Your Depression and Anxiety

Rosemary and Lily<p>The sun peeked through the blackout curtains of my allegedly-one-bedroom-but-really-a-studio apartment, and I groaned and rolled …

The 10 Most Luxurious Dog Boarding (Aka Pet Hotels) In The United States

#Lifegoals for a pooch. (And let's be honest, their owners, too.)<p>From blueberry facials to Rolls-Royce pick-ups, these are the fanciest dog hotels in the country for your pooch to vay-cay in.

What It's Like to Hear Voices in Your Head Every Day

Rai hears roughly 13 different voices, but she doesn't let them get in the way of her life.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>The first time Rai Waddingham heard a voice it told her to kill herself. Except, well, it wasn't just one voice—it was three. "I was staying overnight at a friend's …

Mental Health

Man's best friend, bacteria's worst enemy: dog sniffs out superbug in Canadian hospital

Hospital ID badge dangling from his neck, Angus considered the empty bed in front of him. After a few strong sniffs, he moved on.<p>Nearing the next bed, his floppy ears perked up before he stopped dead in his tracks, tapping his paw and eyeing his handler expectantly.<p>The two-year-old English springer …

Super Bug

A surreal synchronised wave of light

Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies – ones that can coordinate their flash patterns – exist in just a handful of places on Earth.<p>Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies ­– ones that can coordinate …

Nature

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You Can Improve Your Default Response to Stress

One morning while anchoring <i>The Early Show</i> in New York, one of my coanchors got mixed up and tossed the show to me five minutes before I was slated to appear for my next segment, which was covering breaking news on political corruption in Washington. The teleprompter was cued to a different story, …

Self-help

This modern Texas farmhouse nails laid

When the homeowners first set eyes on a woodsy vacant lot in northwest Austin, they lived just a few blocks away in a house that wasn’t meeting their …

Dining Rooms

Photo Idea: Spin a Christmas Tree with Your Camera Shutter Open

Christmas 2016 has come and gone, but if you still have access to a Christmas tree, here’s a quick and neat photo idea you can try. Turn down the …

Snapshot Monday ~ Cinque Terre, Italy A Definite Must Visit

Cinque Terre is well-known for its rainbow hued houses, breathtaking cliff side vistas, and delicious seafood. Enjoy this week’s installment of …

A Truly Heartwarming Photos Series That Captures the Loving Bond Between Little Kids and Big Dogs

In his wonderful series “Little Kids and Their Big Dogs“, Russian photographer Andy Seliverstoff has captured the truly heartwarming bond of immense …

Pets

Here are 20 face masks that will comfort your angry winter skin this season

All masks are not created equal. Cosmetic face masks come in many options, fresh or preserved, jar or tube. You can also get mess free sheet masks …

The 8 Best Ski Resorts Even If You Hate Skiing

Who says après-ski has to actually come *after* skiing?<p>There comes a time in the cold, dark days when everyone wants to talk about/plan/enjoy a ski vacation. <i>But I don't ski</i>, you might think as you side-eye the weirdos who are willing to pile on approximately 134 lbs. of clothing to go to the top of …

It's Going to Be the Warmest Christmas at the North Pole Ever

While the North Pole experiences its second record-hot year in a row, the GOP’s carnival of dunces continues to sow doubt in Washington.<p>Hopefully …

Circadian rhythms and the microbiome: Disrupting daily routine of gut microbes can be bad news for whole body

<b>(Getty/azgAr Donmaz)</b><p>This offers one pathway to explain a Pandora’s box of possible adverse health effects from aspects of modern life<p>Richard G. "Bugs" Stevens<p>December 25, 2016 12:30am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>We’ve known that bacteria …

Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If you haven’t, he is a master Buddhist teacher who is renowned for his amazing wisdom on self-compassion, mindfulness …

5 Enemies of Success You Must Avoid At All Costs

In the journey of life, we all come across certain challenges that in one way or another attempt to derail our success. Sometimes these challenges …

Motivation

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

Just Like People, Dogs Go Grey Under Stress

As one of the few good things that humans have incorporated into their lives (the other two are television and BBQ), dogs deserve a stress-free life …

This Attractive Personality Trait Will Take You Far in Your Career

While there's no perfect formula when looking for the ideal job candidate, hiring managers certainly look for a few key traits. And according to Lynn …

13 of the world's most gentle dog breeds

Golden retriever<p>Look around parks and family gatherings and you'll no doubt find at least one golden retriever romping with a slew of kids or chasing …

Pets