Sydney Nelson

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America's Insensitive Children?

Perhaps unlike their U.S. peers, kids in Denmark—where happiness levels are the highest on Earth—are taught in school to care for one another from a young age.<p>Contrary to popular belief, most people do care about the welfare of others.<p>From an evolutionary standpoint, empathy is a valuable impulse …

Penguin Random House

The Best Exercises for Inner and Outer Thighs

Looking for more ways to work your thighs than endless squat and lunge variations? It's your lucky day. While you may already know spot toning …

Workouts

7 Timeless Strategies for Finding Inner Strength (When You Need it Most)

<i>“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”<br>― Maya Angelou</i>I’ve been volunteering as a counselor for underprivileged kids for the better part …

Fire Fighting

Astronaut Returns from Space, Can’t Eat His First Meal on Earth

Scott Kelly’s traditional Kazakh welcome bread went untouched.<p>On Tuesday, March 1 at 11:26pm EST, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly touched down on Earth …

Foreign Travelers Share Their Weirdest Experiences in America

From road rules to over-the-top friendliness, here’s what surprised international travelers most about the United States.<p>Non-American travelers …

7 Ways To Make Mac and Cheese In A Crock-Pot

We're going to take a wild guess and say that after a long day at work, spending five hours cooking macaroni and cheese from scratch isn't high on your priority list.<p>Slow-cooker mac and cheese to the rescue: Just throw in the ingredients before you leave in the morning and when you get home, a pot …

Cooking

The Light Slow Cooker Recipes You Need In Your Repertoire

They're easy, too.<p>Slow cooker recipes have one major downfall. While they're delightfully convenient and have the ability to warm your soul on the coldest of days, they often times pack on the calories too. And sometimes, that just doesn't feel alright. You don't have to give up on the slow cooker …

Cooking

I Thought I Was Above Body Image Issues — Until I Lost A Lot Of Weight

As a result of antidepressants, my weight has always been just outside my control. But when I changed my medication and unexpectedly lost a noticeable amount of weight, I was forced to confront body image issues I thought I was intellectually above.<p>The scale at the gym was a dark blue platform with …

How to Lose Weight With Oatmeal

There are some big reasons that oatmeal is such a power player: Not only is it packed with fiber, a nutrient that's been shown to improve health and …

Going Vegan in 2016 Is a Horrible New Year's Resolution

Is your 2016 New Year's resolution to go vegan?<p>It shouldn't be.<p>There's nothing wrong with veganism, but expecting your diet to be any different on January 1st than it wast the night before is unrealistic.<p>Going vegan isn't a good resolution. You'll spend this month indulging in all the foods you …

Workout Facials: Can Exercising Your Face Really Make It Look Younger?

<i>Photo credit: Alicia Cho, Thrive Market</i><p><i>By Dana Poblete for Thrive Market</i><p>When Carole Maggio started her Facercise regimen in 1981 and popularized it in the 1990s, who knew it would blow up to be a full-blown spa treatment--one featured in major international department stores and hip pop-up …

Skin Care

Vegetarian Recipes

These amazing vegetarian recipes include lemony quinoa salad with shaved vegetables and gooey grilled eggplant parmesan.

Everyday Empathy in the Photographs of Michael Dressel

<i>Michael Dressel, Los Angeles, 2014</i><p>Born in 1958, Michael Dressel grew up behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin obsessed with film and desiring to be a painter. In attempting to escape the Worker's Paradise he was captured climbing the wall and spent two years in a Stasi prison, years he calls "the …

Los Angeles

13 Grown-Ass Grilled Cheese Recipes

Grilled cheese: While it's still appropriate for a six-year-old (no crusts, please), it's also a pretty sophisticated treat for all the grown-ups out there.<p>Here, 13 ways to go beyond the basics.<p><b>Beets, Goat Cheese and Arugula</b><p>It's loaded with veggies, so it must be healthy! <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Roasted</b> …

Cooking

How Mindfulness Improves Sleep

New study: even short meditation training can reduce stress and improve sleep quality.<p><i>This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is hosting a summit on Mindfulness and Well-Being at Work; find out more …

Mindfulness

19 Eggless Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy And Delicious

Time to adjust your breakfast eggspectations.

Is This The End Of Dieting?

<b>Fewer and fewer women are choosing to count calories or follow restrictive diets. And they're feeling better than ever because of it.</b><p><i>By Gabrielle Glaser</i>, SELF<p><i>(Photo: Johnny Miller)</i><p>When Mallory Gibson, 29, moved to New York City after college to work as a financial analyst at an investment bank, she …

Nutrition

It's Not What You're Eating That Matters -- It's This

I know we get "proper" nutrition drilled into our heads at a very young age.<p><i>Carrots are good for you. Donuts are not.</i><p>Kale is healthy. Doritos are not.<p>Tomatoes are chock full of vitamins. Double stuffed Oreos are not.<p><b>And then when we are old enough to know what's "good for us" and what isn't, it</b> …

Trying to Get Skinny? Our Oatmeal Will Do the Exact Reverse

Working for Pepper comes with a warning—you’re bound to get fat. It’s useless to even try and lose the blubber. Trust me. Bring some vegetable sticks …

Body Image Trauma

As an American woman I am conditioned to dislike my body. I am especially aware of this after having lived in Ghana for more than a year, where I am …

The Best Trick for Motivating Yourself to Actually Work Out

If you've ever had trouble motivating to go to the gym: Dude, we feel you. Luckily, we've found an easy cheat for getting our ass in gear.<p><b>What you need</b>: Altoids. Oh, and cute workout clothes if you want.<p><b>What you do</b>: Right when you wake up, pop a single Altoid. Wait five minutes, then get</b> …

Five fitness tips that could prevent poor health in retirement

The problem with fat (subcutaneous not dietary) is that it encourages binary thinking. If you can fit into an aeroplane seat or those jeans you've had for a decade, it's easy to assume you're winning: you aren't part of this obesity crisis everyone's talking about, and nobody's going to make a …

You Asked: Should I Eat 3 Big Meals Or Lots of Small Ones?

Compared to the traditional “three squares” approach to eating, the concept of grazing on micro-meals spread throughout the day is popular among …

Is melatonin an answer for sleepless kids?

Desperate parents are searching for natural ways to get their kids to fall asleep<p>My 11-year-old returned from overnight camp with stories about …

17 Meatless Monday Dinners for People Who Hate Tofu

Whether your Meatless Monday is restricted to only one day a week, or you’re full-time living that vegetarian/vegan life, sometimes it can get hard to think up new recipes. These awesome picks are sure to keep your Mondays meatless for many months more.<p>1. Arugula, Brie and Mushroom Pasta: …

7 Subtle and Slightly Bizarre Signs You Need More Sleep

Turns out we could all use a little more shut-eye: Four in 10 Americans don’t get the recommended seven hours of sleep per night. As a result, we’re …

Vegetable-rich-comfort food recipes for eating alone | Cook residency

Weeknight meals don’t need to be an afterthought, nor does a good meal have to centre around meat. Throw caution to the wind and cook up a storm with these quick, flavourful veggie-based supper recipes.<p>Making supper should take minimal thought, shopping and prep work, without compromising on …

6 Things That Might Secretly Be Making You Miserable

As a life coach -- I focus on what my clients want in order to be happy -- how we want to feel, what we want to achieve, what we want to learn. Today's video is a little different -- I am going to focus on what we need to drop, stop, give up entirely. If you want to be happy -- you will need to …