Sarah Machado

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Thinking about taking a sabbatical? Here’s what you need to know

There are many benefits to taking a work sabbatical. But to ensure that you reap them, you have to be well prepared.<p>What do you do when you’re facing a hard issue at work? If you’re like most people, your first instinct is probably to put your nose to the grindstone and get to it.<p>But more work …

Sabbaticals

Is your home making you unhappy? The quick fix interior tips to boost your mood

Two years ago, Victoria Harrison was unhappy; burnt out from her commute, stressed at work, not sleeping, and living on chocolate and coffee. When she looked at her friends, also successful 30-something professionals in their dream jobs, she noticed something similar.<p>“We were all tired but wired,” …

Is it rational to trust your gut feelings? A neuroscientist explains

Imagine the director of a big company announcing an important decision and justifying it with it being based on a gut feeling. This would be met with …

Hunter Gatherers

7 Easy, Healthy Lunches You Should Cook This Week

These days, stepping out midday and buying a to-go lunch often seems easier than packing one yourself. There are dozens of quick lunch places within …

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

5 Sleep-Habit Tweaks To Help You Adjust To Daylight Saving Time

Here are a few ways to cushion the mental and physiological blow from that hour of sleep you’re about to lose.<p>When your clocks jump forward, you’ll lose a full hour of sleep and wind up with a 23-hour day. The shift may seem pretty insignificant, but it affects your daily circadian rhythms and …

sleephabittweaks

How to Practice Mindfulness – 5 Tips No One Has Told You

Mindfulness is a paradox. It’s the easiest thing in the world and the hardest thing in the world. Let me explain.<p>Look at your right hand. See the …

Mindfulness

How to Eat Clean for a Whole Entire Week

The whole “clean eating” thing sounds daunting, but in reality it just comes down to choosing real, non-processed foods in order to feel like your …

Healthy Eating

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

Wonder what emotional intelligence looks like in everyday life? Here are 13 examples.<p>In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that an ability to understand and manage …

Emotional Intelligence

15 Weekend Baking Projects That Are Worth the Wait

Mix, knead, rise, shape, rise again, bake, rest—the long list of steps required by some baking projects can seem unapproachable to someone without a lot of experience. But don't let that intimidate you, because they often don't take as much effort as you might think. A recipe that lists 25 hours …

Schizophrenia is likely a side effect of our brain’s complex evolution

This discovery could lead to not only a better understanding of our evolution but to new treatment options for schizophrenics.<br>Read More

Schizophrenia

Feeling Good--Vs. Feeling Good About Ourselves (Part 2)

Focusing Less on Feeling Good--and More on Feeling Good About Ourselves<p>Once we recognize what allows us to feel good only temporarily, we can start …

Roller Coasters

16 travel destinations for people who want to get away from the crowds

If uncrowded areas and secluded escapes sound like bliss to you, then you might want to put one of these introverted vacation destinations on your list.<p>Forget the crowds and hype of places like Vegas, L.A., and Cancun, because these hidden gems are much more your style. Some actually cater to …

10 lesser-known amazing things to do in Thailand

Thailand is one of the most diverse corners of South-East Asia: a tropical, beautiful, extraordinary country that draws backpackers, honeymooners and …

National Parks

8 Wellness Retreats to Help You Meet Your New Year's Resolutions

Whether you proudly proclaimed a list of New Year's resolutions on January 1 or simply made a mental note of intentions for the new year, it takes …

The best outdoor activities for Christmas 2017 – from ice skating to markets

Back in the dark days of the 20th century, Christmas in Britain seemed like a primarily indoor affair. Apart from the odd carol concert or trip to the panto, you were expected to hunker down with your family for interminable games of charades and arguments over what to watch on TV. The very idea of …

England

The emotional benefits of small talk outweigh your fear of being awkward

At an early age, you’re taught not to talk to strangers. Originally meant to protect us from childhood harm, this rule follows most of us into adulthood.<p>We keep to ourselves in public places. We avert our eyes on public transport. We stand frozen in the corners of cocktail parties and extended …

Psychology

Do you have the rarest Myers-Briggs personality type?

Only 1.5% of do, apparently<p>Have you ever taken a Myers-Briggs personality test? There are 16 Myers-Briggs personality types in total and they offer …

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

6 Ways to Practice Lagom, the Swedish Secret to a Balanced, Happy Life

Fourteen years ago, Niki Brantmark was invited to spend her summer vacation with a friend on Sweden’s West Coast. “It was the perfect setting for the …

Happiness

Lights Out: 7 night-time rituals that will make you happy and more productive

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Relationships

Jamie Oliver's seared tuna with Sicilian couscous and greens

I love having fresh sustainably sourced tuna once in a while – it’s easy to cook and high in selenium, which helps keep our nails and hair super-strong and healthy.<p>SERVES<p>2<p>TAKES<p>15 minutes plus soaking<p>INGREDIENTS<p>4 ripe mixed-colour tomatoes<br>1½-2 fresh red chillies<br>2 sprigs of fresh basil<br>2 lemons<br>150g …

Tools To Enhance Your Mind-Body Connection, That Aren’t Yoga

It's time to get zen.<p>Flowing through sun salutations is a great way to start the day. It’s easy to see why yoga is many people’s first choice when it …

Tai Chi

How to Make Avocado Brownies with Avo Frosting

Want a smart swap for a healthier dessert? You already know avocados are nutritional powerhouses, thanks to the fiber, B vitamins, folate, and …

Dessert

15-Minute Dinners to Ease Back into the School Year

You might not want to believe it, but it’s happening! Summer is quickly coming to an end and the kids will be off to school in NO time. That means it’s time to break the Instant Pot and slow cooker out of hibernation for easy plan-ahead meals. And, for those days where it just doesn’t happen (hey, …

What happens to the brain as we age?

Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain aging or stopping it …

3 Negative Thinking Patterns to Avoid — What to Do Instead

How you think about the events and people in your life can either help you reframe things in more positive ways that help you cope or take you down a …

Self-help

Here’s how to stop worrying so much

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to …

What Is Intermittent Fasting? A Beginner's Guide to Burning More Fat

Want to burn more fat without changing what you eat? Intermittent fasting isn't a diet. Intermittent fasting is just a different way of eating.<p>For more than a year, I've been following an intermittent fasting eating regimen. I use the word <i>regimen</i> because intermittent fasting is not a diet, at least …

Holistic Medicine