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There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

The 10 Best Fat Burning Eating Tips

If you want to get more from your diet by burning fat while feeding your muscles, here are 10 eating tips to burn more fat. Though these tips focus …

Are you on track for retirement? Do the math

What should I have for dinner tonight? What movie should we go see? Where should we go on vacation this year? Many questions in life are relatively easy to answer. But if you’re wondering, “Am I on track for retirement?” it may quickly turn into a frustrating exercise.<p>To know the answer, you also …

Become a Health and Happiness Addict

The brain uses complex patterns of nerve cell firings and chemical releases to represent sensory experiences, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, beliefs, …

Neuroscience

Scarcity mindset is a great way to suck creativity and visionary thinking out of your life

If you consider yourself to be ambitious, this has happened to you. Your alarm goes off, and you’re ambushed by thoughts of the grind ahead; finding that needle in a haystack; denting the universe; the roller coaster that never ends—and many more horrible but unfortunately apt cliches. Today, the …

Self-improvement

4 Meditation Tips For the First Timer

From a guy who trained as a Buddhist monk for 10 years.<p>Life can be incredibly stressful. If the tried-and-true methods for dealing with it—whiskey, some exercise, moving to another country and changing your name—aren't working, you might want to consider meditation.<p>Andy Puddicombe knows that you …

Meditation

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

Procrastination

Prince autopsy completed, ‘no obvious signs of trauma,’ sheriff says

New details surrounding the circumstances of Prince’s death were released by authorities on Friday, but it could be several days before the iconic musician’s cause of death is determined.<p>Staff members who worked at Prince’s suburban Minnesota complex had been unable to reach him on Thursday …

USDOT

When Dixie Put Slaves on the Money

Harriet Tubman is not the first African American to appear on currency in this land—Confederates were quick to feature slaves on their money during …

13 Pillowcases That'll Transform Your Hair and Skin for the Better

Waking up with perfect skin and hair sounds like a myth reserved for the realm of rom-coms. In real life, we get up to weird grooves etched across our faces and hair that's suspiciously less shiny than it was the night before. Happily, more and more beauty and textile brands are coming out with …

Skin Care

World's largest concentrated solar plant switches on in the Sahara

<b>(CNN) —</b> Morocco has switched on what will be the world's largest concentrated solar power plant.<p>The new site near the city of Ouarzazate -- famous as a filming location for Hollywood blockbusters like "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Gladiator" -- could produce enough energy to power over one million …

Renewable Energy

Watch: The first 4 minutes of The Walking Dead premiere just leaked

It’s been a long wait, zombie movie fans, but <i>The Walking Dead</i> is returning to AMC in just a few short days. We’ve seen a bunch of trailers and …

This Is the 1 Thing Ruining Your Relationship

Those of us who spend our lives helping people with their relationships talk a lot about behaviors. We encourage couples to say this instead of that …

Self-improvement

This Is Why You Can’t Afford a House

The rising cost of housing is one of the greatest burdens on the American middle class. So why hasn’t it become a key issue in the presidential …

How I Launched A Successful Startup Without Quitting My Day Job

Successfully moonlighting as an entrepreneur is all about time, money, and motivation.<p>Three months after starting my first job out of college, I began to work on a startup on the side—and I haven’t stopped since. For three years, it was a juggling act: I would keep plugging away at my business …

Commuting