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Yale's most popular class teaches happiness: 6 lessons you can practice now

When Yale University psychology professor Laurie Santos set out to teach a new course on how to be happy, the reaction was stunning.<p>“Psychology and the Good Life,” which began this semester, is the most popular class in the history of Yale College, with more than 1,200 students enrolled, the Yale …

Happiness

How I Stopped Chasing Happiness and Started Enjoying My Imperfect Life

<b>“I want to live my life without stress and worries. I don’t need to be rich or famous. I just want to be happy.” ~Unknown</b><p>Have you ever set a goal and …

The Reason Your Dental Work Isn't Covered by Medical Insurance

Why modern dentistry's roots are in the barbershop and its insurance system is like AAA for your mouth.<p>I was at the dentist recently for a toothache. He snapped some X-rays, gave my mouth a quick lookover, said I appeared to have cracked the tooth (likely from my severe TMJ) and would need a root …

Health Care

There’s A Blood Type So Rare, Only 40 People Have Had It. They Call It ‘The Golden Blood’

A, B and O.<p>These are the most common blood types. The ones we all know. Then there's one called the Bombay Blood group which is considered extremely …

Dark chocolate is now a health food. Here’s how that happened. - Vox

The Mars company has sponsored hundreds of scientific studies to show cocoa is good for you.<p>A year after James Cadbury, the 30-something great-great-great-grandson of the British chocolatier John Cadbury, launched his luxury cocoa startup in 2016, he introduced an avocado chocolate bar.<p>Cadbury …

13 Vegetables That Will Make You Gassy

It's not an issue we frequently discuss, and yet everyone has this problem at some point in their lives: gas. It's a fact that everyone has gas in …

Is it actually healthy to stop eating red meat?

You'll have some vital nutrients to replace.<p>We all hear about how bad red meat is for both the planet’s health and our own. Planet-wise, there’s no argument: The detrimental effects of greenhouse gases from livestock production on the earth’s atmosphere can’t be overlooked. So, for the month of …

9 Foods You Should Avoid Eating For Lunch

But here's how you can upgrade your midday meal instead<p>You always hear that breakfast is the most important meal—but what you have for lunch can make or break a big chunk of your day, too.<p>Choose the right combination, and you can maintain energy all day long. But select the wrong balance, and you …

5 health benefits of eating chocolate

A nutritionist on chocolate's surprising health benefits<p>Scientific studies have shown that chocolate has the feel-good factor, thanks to a mix of …

Should You Go Vegan? These Are the Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

More people are going vegan than ever before. Even just a few years ago, you probably didn't know many people who ate a strictly plant-based diet, …

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying—and 17 You Should Eat More Of

The best and worst choices in every food group, according to registered dietitians.<p>Best veggie: Dark, leafy greens<p>The best greens are the darkest and …

5 Foods You Should Eat If You Want Better Skin

5 Foods to Eat If You Want Better Skin<p>You are what you eat, and you better believe it.<p>October 16, 2017<p>We all know you are what you eat. Though it's …

Why Denmark is considered one of the happiest places in the world

In Denmark, finding happiness can be as easy as riding a bike.<p>When TODAY correspondent Cynthia McFadden and National Geographic author and explorer Dan Buettner ventured to the Danish city of Copenhagen to find out why it has ranked as one of the happiest places on earth for 40 years, they found a …

Sleeping without your underwear can do wonders! Here's how

You will be surprised to know the health benefits of sleeping without your underwear!<p>Do you go to sleep with your underwear on? If yes, you should …

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Save America

There’s a reason some people laugh when I say that mindfulness meditation can save the United States—that it can dampen the political polarization …

How Do We Find Meaning in Life?

Human beings certainly gravitate to religion and it seems we all have an tendency to believe in some sort of karma. Your mind may <i>require</i> meaning. …

What every teacher should know about ... memory

In a new series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: a project on long-term memory<p>There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to improve how they work with students – …

What Do Vegans Eat? 12 Delicious Vegan Dishes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

What is a Vegan diet?A vegan diet is one that avoids all animal products, including animal flesh (meat, poultry, and fish), dairy products (milk, …

Vegan

Old-Fashioned Chow Mein Tuna Bake

Do you have childhood memories of tuna casserole? Most Baby Boomers were served a chopstick tuna casserole in the 1960s—this simple, old-fashioned …

Vegans Shouldn't Ignore the Existence of Eating Disorders

In the fight to dissociate from "clean eating" and spread an ethical message, vegans like myself risk forgetting that disordered eating can exist alongside veganism.<p>To go vegan is to develop ultimate awareness of what you're putting in your mouth. You find yourself walking supermarket aisles, …

Mental Health

Is coffee healthy?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yes, go ahead and grab that cup of joe, or two, or more. Doing so may improve your health and help you live longer, suggests new research.<p>In a new observational study involving close to 20,000 individuals, people who consumed at least four cups of coffee daily had a 64% lower risk of early …

Nutrition

How to meditate when you can’t sit still

I want to meditate. I really do. Everyone from celebrities to fitness instructors to neurosurgeons tell us it’s the answer to all that ails us. Having trouble at work? Meditate. Struggling with health issues? Meditate. Want to find your purpose in life? You guessed it: Meditate.<p>Although growing …

The 6 Healthiest Alcohols You Can Be Drinking

Getting drunk isn't the only thing alcohol does for you.<p>September 19, 2017<p>People usually refer to the act of drinking as "unhealthy," but it doesn’t …

12 Things You Need to Know Before Going Vegan

Switching to a vegan diet? Here's what you need to know before making the change.

Researchers: Depression may be a physical illness linked to inflammation

Physical Roots of Depression<p>Although current treatments for depression mostly focus on brain chemicals such as serotonin, scientists now think …

Immunotherapy

5 High-Protein Foods That Will Bulk Up Your Smoothie

No protein powder? No problem. Add these nutritionist-approved ingredients to your next blend<p>If you already have your go-to smoothie recipe down to a science, you know that protein is the secret to blending one that will actually keep you full all morning long.<p>Adding a quality protein powder (like …

What Even Is Whey Protein & Do You Need To Be Using It?

Protein powders are kind of everywhere, and not just for people who are trying to get "swol" or achieve "gains." While many trainers and fitness …

If everyone became vegetarian, would the planet actually be better off?

Cutting back on red meat is probably the best place to start, but eating the right types of veggies is important, too.<p>People forego eating meat for a variety of reasons. Some do it in an attempt to eat healthier meals while others make the shift because they think cows and pigs are simply cuter …

Putin: Leader in artificial intelligence will rule world

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says that whoever reaches a breakthrough in developing artificial intelligence will come to dominate the world.<p>Putin, speaking Friday at a meeting with students, said the development of AI raises "colossal opportunities and threats that are difficult …