Samara Orr

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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 …

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 …

Biomedicine

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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

Psychology

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

Now we know dogs might share some of the rich memories of our lives together<p>Ruby flew down the hall, careened around the corner and stopped just briefly to jump on me before charging off again. His pointy ears and tail bobbed and wagged in rhythm as he ran laps around the house. I had just come …

Dogs

Elusive ruby seadragon seen in the wild for the first time

After its discovery in the form of remains two years ago, researchers have finally found ruby seadragons off the coast of Australia.<p>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, …

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. …

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 …

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.

Pets

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

Angus the English springer spaniel is believed to be only canine hospital employee in the world trained to sniff out notorious bacteria Clostridium difficile<p>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 …

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

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

TRADE At Montreal talks, Canada proposes new approach to breaking NAFTA auto gridlock Subscriber content<p>Business Briefing How U.S. became ‘the Wal-Mart of the oil market’ and an unprecedented threat to status quo Subscriber content<p>U.S. ‘weak dollar’ remarks raise policy questions: ECB’s …

National Lampoon

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, …

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 …

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 …

Italy