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10 Daily Habits That Will Radically Improve Your Life

Platitudes won’t help you. I know, I’ve tried to implement them all. They’re frustrating.<p>Go for it! Live for today! Stay motivated!<p>No kidding.<p>I’m …

Self-improvement

This is what you're doing wrong with produce

Many of my clients assume they should be eating fresh, raw produce to reap the most health perks possible. But the reality is, several studies have debunked conventional wisdom about the best ways to store, prep, and cook fruits and veggies. Check out these science-backed tips for getting the most …

Nutrition

The Little-Known Secret Weapon for Ending a Toxic Relationship

"I feel so used!" I cried to his retreating back. The man I'd been dating five years and living with for two years was walking out our front door carrying our coffee table.<p>He'd already taken most of our artwork, every stick of furniture that was his before we moved in, but I had to put my foot down …

Time I

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

Self-help

Lyme Deaths From Heart Inflammation Likely Worse Than We Thought

Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections are skyrocketing. In western Pennsylvania, where I work, Lyme increased 25% just between 2013 and 2014, with Butler County having 412 cases and Allegheny County chalking up a record 822 cases last year. And where I vacation, in Maine, the rate of Lyme in …

Medicine

16 Reasons There Should Be A "Cat Owner Appreciation" Day

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This girl got an amazing tattoo to start a conversation about her mental health

Millions of people all over the world suffer from a mental illness. In fact, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five …

8 ways to fake being a morning person

It's no wonder we can't get out of bed in the morning: about 60 percent of Americans wake up feeling groggy at least a few times a week, according to the National Sleep Foundation survey.<p>To wake up feeling refreshed, there are plenty of things you can do before bed, like drinking chamomile tea and …

New York City

What Eating Organic Food Does for the World

<i>by guest blogger Lisa Bunin, PhD, organic policy director, Center for Food Safety</i><p>Sure, I eat organic food because I think it's healthier for me than food grown with synthetic, toxic agrochemicals or food that's been genetically engineered or injected with growth hormones. But equally important to …

Agriculture

The top ten most unexpected words added to the online Oxford dictionary

Awesomesauce, Grexit and manspreading have all made the cut<p>The online Oxford dictionary has added 1,000 new words to its database.<p>The latest additions have been announced, highlighting the things British people have been talking about in the summer of 2015, such as inconsiderate commuters, …

100 Creative Pet Names You’ve Never Thought to Give Your Dog or Cat

Some people on the B+C team treat their furry family members as if they are their children (namely Anj and myself, stage moms of Brie + Turkey). So naturally, when it comes time to name those four-legged pets the decision turns into a task equivalent to nailing down a baby name.<p>While it’s fun to …

Pets

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

12 Commandments for a Happy Life and Soul

<b>1. Choose happiness. Radiate it.</b><p>Happiness is a choice and an energy you can cultivate on a daily basis. Do your best to live in high vibration energy like love, peace, fun and joy -- for your own wellbeing and fulfillment, and for the positive ripple effect it has on those around you and the entire …

Happiness

The great pesticide drift: What your favorite McDonald’s food is doing to the environment

Data reveal the fast food chain’s “world famous” french fries harm not just our health but the planet’s as well<p>There's no doubt that McDonald's french fries are, as the company regularly trumpets, "world famous." But like many who are touched by fame, those legendary taters have a dark side that …

Agriculture

What stress does to your brain

New research examines the myriad ways chronic stress and anxiety can damage your long-term health<p>Thor Benson<p>August 15, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on ATTN:.<p>Stress can be a dangerous enemy for the brain. In fact, it can have serious effects on your brain's ability to operate …

Stanford University

Drivers with fibromyalgia more likely to be in serious traffic crashes: Study

TORONTO -- Drivers who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia appear to have an elevated risk of being involved in motor vehicle crashes, even years …

Hypersensitivity to Non-Painful Events may be Part of Pathology in Fibromyalgia

This important finding was published in Arthritis and Rheumatology journal of American College of Rheumatology (ACR). It is further indicated that …

How PTSD Became a Problem Far Beyond the Battlefield

Though only 10 percent of American forces see combat, the U.S. military now has the highest rate of post-traumatic stress disorder in its history. Sebastian Junger investigates.<p>The first time I experienced what I now understand to be post-traumatic stress disorder, I was in a subway station in New …

War

11 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

Sleep

Coffee: Do Italians do it better?

<b>Starbucks is everywhere, but not in Italy.</b><p>Yet Starbucks' founder, Howard Schultz, came up with the idea for his coffee chain whilst sipping espresso in a Milan bar.<p>So what? you may say. He took a good product, repackaged it and globalised it.<p>But to many Italians, the coffee served by Starbucks and …

Coffee

This 'totally crazy' synthetic drug is causing a public health crisis in New York City

"It's a zero-to-60 high," said the 47-year-old, who gave his name only as J.C. because of his frequent run-ins with the law. "I've done plenty of drugs in my life, and it only compares to dust," he said, referring to PCP. "But it doesn't last as long."<p>The tutorial was offered in broad daylight on a …

New York City

What Your Gut Says About Your Health

Your Stomach's Role in Your Health<p>Going with your gut feelings is a good practice. Too bad I don't always like what mine are saying. When I'm …

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