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These 5 Habits Literally Add Years to Your Life, According to a New Harvard Study

Harvard researchers studied the lives of 123,219 men and women over 3 decades, to learn exactly how much extra time good habits can add to your life.<p>They say there's no fountain of youth. But, a comprehensive new Harvard University study is the latest report to break down exactly how much extra …

Holistic Medicine

Cannabis 101: Where Entrepreneurs, Lawyers and Caregivers Go To Learn

With Cannabis newly legal in some fashion in most of the United States, an entire entrepreneurial and medical industry is growing up around it. But where can business people, lawyers, growers and others who are interested in learning more about the ecosystem go to expand their knowledge on the …

Cannabis

Mobile phone apps to improve your mind and body for free revealed

You can improve your mind and body for free with a little help from your mobile phone.<p>There are a rising number of wellbeing apps to download to help …

Apps

To survive our high-speed society, cultivate 'temporal bandwidth'

It is hard to imagine a time more completely presentist than our own, more tethered to the immediate; and is hard to imagine a person more exemplary of our presentism than the current president of the United States.<p>Donald Trump is a creature of the instant, responsive only and wholly to immediate …

Social Media

A Fidgeter's Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness

Given that the whole world seems obsessed right now with meditation and mindfulness, my inability to quiet my thoughts, focus, and breathe has me stressed out. So much so that, a few weeks ago, when I caught my most cynical friend sitting in the lotus position in my living room, eyes closed, tuned …

Meditation

The latest wellness trend will make you feel zen AF in three simple steps

Whether we're relaxing with some yoga, trying a spot of forest therapy or testing the 'pick three method', we love a new wellness trend here at …

Self-improvement

The ageless body and how to get it: the exercises and mindset that will get you in shape for summer

It’s never too late to get the summer body you always wanted. Personal trainer Christina Howells shows Maria Lally how it’s done<p>The middle-aged spread, a snail’s-pace metabolism and declining muscle tone once seemed like inevitable waymarkers of the midlife years.<p>But recently they have been …

Middle Age

How Toast Aims To Build The Moët Hennessy Of Cannabis: Colorado Edition

Today’s estimated $75 billion legalized marijuana market enjoyed the highest of times in 2014, two years after recreational weed became legalized in Colorado. Dispensaries opened their doors to the delight of millions of Americans who could finally partake legally in the United States. Growers, …

Cannabis

11 People Define What They Consider Cheating, & They're OK With A Lot More Than You Think

I personally think that's something for partners to discuss and set boundaries with uniquely to their relationship. Personally, I consider actual …

Love

Dementia-related brain damage reversed in mice using 20-year-old asthma drug

A fascinating new study from researchers at Temple University has successfully reversed cognitive impairments in mice with dementia. The research …

Dementia

How to Take Care of Others Without Burning Out

In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers and caregivers are suffering from slow yet painful burnout. Many of the rest …

Mindfulness

Trump on Marijuana: 'I Probably Will' Support End to Federal Ban

President Trump said he “probably will end up supporting” a bipartisan bill in Congress that aims to protect states that have legalized marijuana …

Cannabis

New waves in psychiatric treatment

Magnetic waves to treat depression? The idea may sound newfangled, but that's exactly what psychiatrists around the world have turned to - repetitive …

Psychiatry

Neuroscientists Accidentally Discovered a Whole New Role For The Cerebellum

We've only just scratched the surface.<p>One of the best-known regions of the brain, the cerebellum accounts for just 10 percent of the organ's total …

Neuroscience

7 Visualization Techniques to Calm Your Anxious Mind (Infographic)

These simple tricks can help you relax and live a stress-free life.<p>2 min read<p>Whether you’re juggling multiple jobs or taking care of toddlers, all that running around can often come with a side of anxiety. Instead of letting these nerves get the best of you, it’s important to figure out a way to …

Mindfulness

Cannabis shops set to open in Canada by autumn after Senate approves legalisation

Canada's Senate passed a law Thursday legalizing recreational marijuana, moving it closer to becoming the first member of the Group of Seven nations to legalize the production, sale and consumption of the drug.<p>Bill C-45, or the Cannabis Act, passed the Senate with 52 votes for, 30 against and one …

Cannabis

Canada’s cannabis laws go up in smoke while India tackles the heat

“First-world problem,” people sometimes scoff when told of the trivial complaints of the well-to-do. And indeed the challenges faced by the rich world are often starkly different to those of the developing world, as this week’s articles from our Upside series show.<p>Canada is embarking on a grand, …

El Salvador

Here are the Disney Princesses reimagined as empowered women

A lot has been said about the Disney Princesses over the years and it usually falls along the lines of criticism. Even though the characters have …

Walt Disney Company

Cannabis Industry And Insurance: California's Next Trend

The cannabis industry has garnered a lot of hype. But the plant’s federal illegality hinders it from functioning as a legitimate line of business. The most common example of this is the lack of financial assistance (read: banking) available to the industry.<p>Another crucial service withheld from …

Cannabis

California Weed Dispensaries Can Legally Sell Customer Information to Data Brokers

California is expected to become the largest weed industry in the United States, but unlike other legalized states, it has no laws in place to protect cannabis consumer data.<p>In the days before the marijuana legalization movement, the relationship between a pot dealer and their customers was a …

Cannabis

The Endocannabinoid System - How Cannabis Affects The Human Body

How Cannabis Affects The Human Body<p><b>The legal cannabis</b> movement started in San Francisco in the early 1990’s when it was discovered that cannabis …

Cannabis

Lack of specific brain tissue may lower people's self control

People who struggle to stick to a diet appear to be missing grey matter in the part of the brain linked to willpower, say scientists<p><b>People who lack</b> …

Self Control

Oprah Winfrey says this is the one trait you need to achieve extraordinary success

If you feel unsure about your future, you're certainly not alone. Even media mogul Oprah Winfreyfaced uncertainty at various points in her career.<p>But …

Oprah Winfrey

The (super enjoyable) Japanese secret to becoming a morning person

In an ideal world, your morning routine would <i>always</i> set you up for a kickass day ahead. But if you’ve got a packed to-do list, it’s all too easy for …

Self-improvement

10 Yoga Poses to Do in Bed to Ease Pain and Have the Best Sleep of Your Life

Whether you sit in an office chair all day, like to garden, or are on your feet for extended periods of time, you're probably no stranger to sore …

Yoga

Global Wellness Day Is The Perfect Time To Jumpstart Your Wellbeing With These Simple Tips

Our wellness is important every day, but occasionally it takes a backseat to the demands of a hectic schedule. But even when we are busy, there are little things we can do for ourselves (and others) and this weekend’s Global Wellness Day can be a great opportunity to introduce a few of these easy …

Wellness

What Is the ‘Kintsugi’ Wellness Method (and Can It Make You Happier)?

When we first heard about <i>kintsugi</i>, the traditional Japanese practice of repairing broken pottery with golden glue, we loved the philosophy behind it. …

Happiness

Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph on the company’s origins, how it has changed and the key ingredients for innovation

Marc Randolph occupies a quiet but critical position in the foundation of contemporary culture and technology: In 1997, he co-founded Netflix Inc. with his former colleague Reed Hastings. But while Mr. Hastings has ridden Netflix through a series of transformative changes – from online DVD-rental …

Innovation

The entrepreneur who turned a former Jiffy Lube into a top yoga destination

It takes some seriously creative thinking to see a former Jiffy Lube location and think, “I know—we’ll turn this into an awesome local yoga studio.” …

Small Business

Our brains need silence to make sense of things

The mind works hard in the moments between the noise.<p>The mind may seem to thrive on stimuli — the honking horns, the pixels percolating on this …

The Brain