Sarah-Marie Provost

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Frozen Smoothies Are The Easiest Way To Eat A Healthy Breakfast Without Even Trying

And only wash your blender once.<p>Serves 1<p><i>Recipe by Natalie Brown</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3/4 cup coconut milk<p>1 cup mixed kale and rainbow chard<p>1 banana<p>1 cup pineapple<p>1/4 cup frozen mango<p>1 tablespoon almond butter<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p>Combine all ingredients in the blender, and blend until smooth.

An Important but Rarely Discussed Lesson of the Stanford Prison Experiment

<i>Any man can withstand adversity; if you want to test his character, give him power.</i><p>— Abraham Lincoln<p>I recently watched the movie adaptation of the …

Couples Who Do This Together Are Happier

Study after study has shown that laughing is good for the soul. But now we know something else: sharing giggles with a romantic partner keeps the …

NASA Envisions A Cloud City Above Hellish Surface Of Venus

Now if only we can get Lando Calrissian to spearhead the project<p>The planet Venus, named for the Roman goddess of Love, certainly wouldn’t be a very loving place to live. On the surface, Venus hosts scorching temperatures of more than 800 degrees Fahrenheit, a heat capable of melting lead, as well …

The No. 1 Way to Get a Good Night's Sleep

<b>When was the last time you had a good night's sleep?</b> And I mean good -- do you wake feeling-refreshed-and-fully-awake good? Or do you hit the snooze button and feel groggy from the moment you get up?<p>The latter used to be me. I would rarely get a full night's rest. At usually 3 or 4 in the morning …

Yes, Animals Have Feelings (Op-Ed)

<i>Jonathan Balcombe is director of animal sentience at the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy. He contributed this article to Live</i> …

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15 Proven Tips to Be Happy at Work | Inc.com

Breaking news. In 2013, unhappy employees outnumbered happy ones by two to one worldwide, according to Gallup. Based on studies that took place in 142 countries and contained approximately 180 million employees, only "13 percent of employees worldwide are happily engaged at work."<p>Of course, you …

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The Secret of Successful Travel in France

In a response to anarticle by Pamela Druckerman in the <i>New York Times</i> about "being French," someone described his experiences bumming cigarettes when he was broke during his last six weeks in Paris:<p>The phrase "<i>Puis-je prendre une cigarette</i>," made certain people look like my question made them …

11 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Highly Sensitive People

"You're just <i>too</i> sensitive. Don't take things so personally."<p>In a culture that favors the powerful, sensitivity can be seen as a deficiency. Sensitive people can be perceived as delicate, quiet and aloof, but that doesn't mean sensitivity is a negative trait. Being a highly sensitive individual may …

Metacognition and the utility of Self-awareness

<b>Q. How do you define metacognition?</b> <br>Metacognition means thinking about thinking — the ability of the human brain to monitor its own cognition in …

An Open Letter From Introverts To Everyone Else

Hi, it's us, Introverts. We just wanted to write a quick note to everyone to clear the air. We know that we can be hard to read, a little closed off and even irritable sometimes, but we do love you. To help you deal with us, we have put together a list of things you should know.<p><b>1. Weekdays Are Me</b> …

Why Your Subtle Flirting Cues May Not Be Working

<i>By Dr. Gary Lewandowski</i><p>Flirting comes in many forms: a casual gaze that lingers a half second longer than necessary, a light touch, an amorous …

Fitness Friday: How to avoid knee injuries

Many well-intentioned people enter the gym each day with the goal of increasing overall strength and muscle function in order to protect their joints. The knees are typically at the top of the list—especially for golfers because of the stress placed on them over decades of absorbing punishment from …

For elite women soccer players, the artificial grass is not always greener

When players win a soccer tournament, they may credit many things — their teammates, the passion of the fans, a sense of collective destiny. But the surface it’s played on?<p>Yet when the U.S. women’s team won the CONCACAF Championship in Philadelphia recently, its star striker, Abby Wambach, who …

Why happiness is healthy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Happiness -- you know it when you see it, but it's hard to define.<p>You might call it a sense of well-being, of optimism or of meaningfulness in life, although those could also be treated as separate entities. But whatever happiness is, we know that we want it, and that is just somehow <i>good</i>.<p>We …