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The surprising reason why morning walks can help you lose weight

Getting up for a sunrise walk can help you lose weight — but it isn't just the walking that makes the difference. Earlier this year, researchers at …

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The world as a classroom

From online classes to semesters overseas, there are a number of methods parents can use to satisfy their travel bug while ensuring their children’s education is kept a priority.<p>There was once a time when long-term travel was the preserve of gap year students, and grown-ups hung up their backpacks …

Father and Daughter Beautifully Recreate Wedding Photos of Late Mother

Father and daughter Ben and Olivia lost Olivia's mother, Ali, when Olivia was just one-year-old to a rare form of lung cancer. This November, after two years of being on a “rollercoaster of emotions” Ben decided to move out of their Cincinnati home that they had lived in with Olivia's late mother. …

Why Setting an Intention Every Morning Will Change Your Life

Here is a typical morning that I know so many face...<p>Hit the snooze button. Make and proceed to gulp down 1+ coffee/tea. Shower. Check phone while eating breakfast on autopilot. Get dressed. Head out the door amongst the bustling crowds, traffic, etc. or in your home office, where you get down to …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Photographer Captures Intimate Moments of Home Birth

For the past three years, Jackie Dives has been a doula, a person who provides physical as well as emotional support during childbirth. She started photographing home births almost by accident, she simply had her camera with her at the very first birth she attended. As she says, “Combining doula …

10 Psychological Studies That Will Change What You Think You Know About Yourself

Why do we do the things we do? Despite our best attempts to "know thyself," the truth is that we often know astonishingly little about our own minds, and even less about the way others think. As Charles Dickens once put it, “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted …

Experience: My dad ran me over No one was allowed to ride in the air ambulance with me, so I told Dad: "If I die, don't blame yourself. I know it was an accident. You didn't mean to do it." http://t.gu.com/opTk6 Photograph: Troy Stains for the Guardian

The world's best sunrises

Kicking back on a beach, cold beer in hand while watching the sun go down is one of travel’s finest pleasures. But there’s something far more rewarding about heaving yourself from bed in the pitch black and blearily traipsing to the top of a mountain or the edge of a cliff to see the sun rise in …