Valerie

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What Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas Really Eats in a Day

Yes, there is chocolate involved.<p><i>As Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, 20, prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, she is really putting her body through the wringer. See what it takes to fuel a gold-winning athlete who spends upwards of 30 hours a week preparing to wow the world.</i><p>DAY 1: …

Forget relaxing - use your stress to become a high achiever

Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life.<p>For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for channelling stress and turning it to one’s advantage.<p>Professor Ian Robertson’s “four-step brain …

Great Depression

So You Want to Meditate? Here's the Simple Way to Start

When it comes to meditation, we all start out as rookies. There are so many different ways to get started and it can certainly be confusing with all …

Meditation

I spent a weekend with dozens of top psychologists, and one thing I heard gave me an entirely new outlook on stress

In general, if I'm thinking, I'm worrying. And so I grab eagerly onto any advice for calming down: Breathe deeply. Meditate. Put things in perspective.<p>I'm trying!<p>But perhaps the best solution to my anxiety that I've yet to come across wasn't intended to be a "solution" at all.<p>Instead, it was a …

Happiness