Stephen Wholley

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Drinking by Numbers

Berkeley, Calif. — AT a recent physical, I was surprised by the way the usual questionnaire jolted me with one query in particular: How many drinks do you have a week, on average? There was a time about 10 years ago when I’d have said two a week as a baseline; now it’s more like two a day.<p>When did …

Alcohol

How to Overcome Addiction and Make Lasting Changes in Your Life

<i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth." </i>-- Arnold M. Washton, Ph.D.<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

Self-improvement

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra-Successful People

As you may already know I am very curious about habits, behavior psychology and how it all affects success. For over two years I have been …

Get Better Sleep: 5 Powerful New Tips From Research

Ever have trouble getting to sleep? Or staying asleep? Or you get plenty of shut-eye but you’re not refreshed? Everyone wants to get better sleep. …

These 20 Books Are Game Changers, Read Them Before You Turn 30

Readers are leaders. By reading these 20 books before you are 30, you will be ready for a lifetime of learning, applying and growing as a person.

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

P.J. O’Rouke once said, “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”<p>While I do think there is a place for …

Recent Studies Show That Psychedelic Drugs Are Not Bad For Mental Health -- But Alcohol Is

It is a matter of provable fact that psychedelics are the safest compounds within the modern drug culture. The strongest hallucinogen known to man …

I Was Once Overweight, Exhausted & Felt Like Hell. Here's How I Became A Vegan Ironman

I’m not usually one for selfies. They feel like a bit too much. But I’d like to make an exception here to share my health journey. The picture on the …

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming Your Best Self: Build your Daily Routine by Optimizing Your Mind, Body and Spirit

<b>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”</b><p>Aristotle is credited with saying these 15 famous words. And for most of …

This pill prevents type 1 diabetes from developing in mice

If it works in humans, it could get rid of the need for insulin injections<p>A pill staved off type 1 diabetes in mice, and it may one day prevent the disease in people, too.<p>The pill blocks the buildup of a specific acid in the pancreas, which then stops the disorder from taking hold, according to …

Diabetes

Science says parents of successful kids have these 9 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Harvard Business School

5 Tools to Help You Start Your Home Meditation Practice

Buddhaimonia.Meditation changed my life in ways that I can describe in detail and other ways in which I have no words for. But more than something …

Zen
Sean Hannity

“I’m not drinking right now”: Sometimes even non-alcoholics need to stop

I never got a DUI, fell down drunk or even had a hangover. That doesn’t mean I didn’t have a drinking problem<p>It started out as a night like many others. I was making dinner for Helena, the woman I’d been dating for a while. Candles flickered, curls of steam rose from prettily composed plates. It …

Alcohol