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Sleep deprivation can cause anxiety and depression—and the problem goes both ways

Good sleep is essential for our mental well-being. Just one night of disturbed sleep can leave us feeling cranky, flat, worried, or sad the next day. So it’s no surprise sleeping problems, like difficulty falling asleep, not getting enough sleep, or regularly disrupted sleep patterns, are …

8 Centuries-Old Etiquette Rules for Talking Politics

After a year and a half of televised shouting matches and incessant attack ads, it’s easy to forget that a civilized political discourse <i>is</i> possible. …

How To Transfer Video Or Music Files To Your iPhone, iPad Or iPod Without iTunes

Do you ever wish you can just drag and drop music and videos you to your Apple device without using iTunes? Ever found the video you’re trying to transfer is rejected as it’s in the wrong format? There’s a fantastic program that lets you bypass iTunes altogether – it even converts your files on the …

What are ‘thinking skills’ and can we teach them?

…from a purely theoretical standpoint alone, it hardly seems plausible that a strategy of inquiry that must necessarily be broad enough to be …

The Abs Workout That'll Make You A Better Runner

An abs workout for runners? Believe it. While the best way to become a better runner is to—you guessed it—actually <i>run</i>, the workouts you do when …

This DIY Magic Erasing Sponge Is A Cleaning Hero

Remove stains and smudges in a flash.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Airtight container (optional)<p>½ cup hot water<p>1 tablespoon baking soda<p>1 teaspoon borax<p>Melamine sponge<p>1. In an airtight container, mix hot water, baking soda, and borax until dissolved.<p>2. Add a melamine sponge to the mixture and press to …

Hear “Weightless,” the Most Relaxing Song Ever Made, According to Researchers (You’ll Need It Today)

As I write this, it’s election night, and I do not need to tell you about the thick haze of fear in the air. I have already had a couple friends ask …

These five plants don’t just look good — they improve your health, too

It should come as no surprise that plants play a vital role in maintaining our atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through the well-known process of photosynthesis. (Thanks, high school earth science class.)<p>But certain plant varieties go a step further by reducing airborne …

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I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that a few of my readers might be feeling a little stress and anxiety this morning. There's not much a blog post can do to alleviate the underlying causes of your worry, but I'm based in Europe and have been up for hours, so I have had plenty of time to …

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The Happiest People Don't Let Their Minds Wander, According to a Harvard Study

There is an old saying: Happiness is a state of mind. As it turns out, it's true.<p><i>How does one overcome depression and anxiety? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mellissa O'Brien, mindfulness</b> …

5 Techniques for Decluttering Without Emotion

So, you're a "stuff" person. It's okay—a lot of people get emotionally attached to their things (myself included!) to a point where it's hard to get …

6 Fitness Rules You Should Stop Believing

When you’re strapped for time, trying to carve out 30 minutes five days a week for your workouts can feel like an exercise in just trying not to go …

40 Minutes of Lucid Dreaming

<i>Jordan Shakeshaft, Life by Daily Burn</i><p>There was a time a few years back when I couldn’t sleep more than four hours a night. I would stay up thinking …

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