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What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Happiness

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Diabetes

KQED

One day, Adam Holman decided he was fed up with trying to cram knowledge into the brains of the high school students he taught. They weren’t grasping …

Maximize Your Muscles & Energy in 12 Minutes

4 easy moves that help moms incorporate activity into their schedules<p><b>1 Side Lunge with Lateral Raise</b><p>(strengthens: shoulders, upper back, obliques, …

15 On-the-Go Breakfast Recipes

Quick, handheld snacks that your kids can eat on the way to school.<p>Breakfast is brain food, but it can be a challenge to feed the kids healthfully …

Photographer unveils new book, "The Bodies of Mothers"

Jade Beall's Beautiful Body Project aims to improve women's body-image perceptions—one honest photo at a time.<p>Jade Beall/Beautiful Body Project<p>Jade …

See How This Face Painting Genius Turns Her Lips into Art

We like to think of face painting as makeup to the extreme. Sure it takes a little extra time and effort, but we think it’s worth it, especially when you need to stand out at this year’s Halloween party. But we’ve found an artist that really knows how to set herself apart from the crowd… by turning …

Lips

Over 700 Florida Starbucks customers pay it forward in kindness chains

There’s more than coffee percolating at a Starbucks in St. Petersburg, Florida.<p>For the past two days, hundreds of drive-thru customers have been providing random acts of caffeinated kindness, paying for the drinks of the strangers behind them.<p>It started on Wednesday around 7 a.m., when a woman paid …

Coffee

4 Steps That'll Prevent You From Eating When You're Not Actually Hungry

<b>Check for Hunger Cues</b><br>May recommends placing your fist over your stomach, right below the breastbone, and checking for signals of true hunger. "Draw all attention to that area," says May. "You should look for physical symptoms like pangs, growling, and feelings of emptiness—or if the area feels full …

7 Ways to Make Your Pores Look Smaller

<b>Keep Your Face Clean</b><br>That means cleansing twice a day with a pH-balanced cleanser, says dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla, M.D. Consider using a facial brush like Clarisonic Aria Sonic Cleansing ($199, clarisonic.com) or the Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System ($22, walmart.com).<p><b>Wear</b> …

How to Poach an Egg Perfectly Every Time

Luckily, this video can help you perfect your poaching method once and for all. Check it out:<p>So, remember: Use fresh, cold eggs; reduce boiling water to a simmer, and slide the egg carefully into the center of the pot; let it cook for three to five minutes; and remove it carefully with a slotted …

12 Ways to Stop Yelling

Instead of losing your cool and causing yourself to yell, check out these top ways to stay calm while still making your point and setting necessary boundaries.<p><i>Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. Sometimes all it takes is a moment to cool down.</i><p>You told your child to pick up all his toys and get ready for bed, …

Anger Management

Comedian Jamie Kilstein: How Robin Williams Helped Me Out of My Depression

<i>Just a few months before Robin Williams‘s sudden death after succumbing to his battle with addiction and depression, the actor and comedian spent</i> …

6 Sex Tips You'll Only Hear From a Porn Star

<b>Go All Out for Role Play</b><br>Avoid the always-open costume shop that sells that generic French maid outfit for 50 percent off. "Something more elaborate shows that you're making the time and effort to dress up and do something special for your partner," says Drake, who has to prep for movies by wearing …

The Most Important Moment to Creating Lasting Change in Your Life

Try something for me: Close one eye, then spend a minute looking around. Scope out the room, admire the view, scrutinize objects near and far. Now …

Happiness

3 Ways to Get Your Relationship Out of a Rut

<b>1.</b> Ask yourself, <i>What's it like to be with</i> me <i>right now?</i> The heart of intimacy is the management of difference—it isn't about whether you have …

8 Invisible Signs You're Totally Fried

Even though you're not obviously melting down, your burnt-out body and brain are waving the white flag.<p>You've got a minor yet noticeable cut that …

Deepak Chopra: What to Do When You've Reached Your Breaking Point

What does it mean when you find yourself saying—or thinking—"I can't take this anymore." We've all been there, yet these words don't mean the same …

Deepak Chopra

These Breathtaking Sculptures Revive Dying Coral Reefs

"Growing up in Monterey, California, I marveled at corals' natural beauty," says artist, metalsmith and lifelong ocean lover Colleen Flanigan, 43. …

Coral Reefs

The Best Drinks for Dieters

Tired of wine spritzers but wary of beer? Raise a glass filled with one of one of these lower-calorie cocktails instead.<p>What You Want: A Dirty …

The Secret to Improving Your Relationship with Anyone

<b>Your Parents</b><p>Perhaps you and our loved ones could benefit from several years of intensive therapy. But Jeanne Darst, author of <i>Fiction Ruined My …

Don't Use Sunscreen Spray on Your Kids!

Those sunscreen sprays may be handy, but could they be dangerous for your kids? That's the concern behind an ongoing Food and Drug Administration investigation, which is looking into whether inhaling the spray ingredients could be harmful to your health.<p>And that's why <i>Consumer Reports</i> is now …

CyberCycle Silver

With the <b>CyberCycle,</b> you can teach your child the rules of the road before they ever even think about getting behind the wheel for real. Designed for sleek riding slides and maneuvers, this <b>full-function remote-controlled motorcycle</b> has front and back wheels that can be operated independently. Now …

Rainbow In My Room

Any design-minded nature lover will be smitten with the <b>Rainbow In My Room.</b> This <b>amazing and educational device</b> sends a beautiful rainbow cascading across your interior—all at the push of a button.<p>Any design-minded nature lover will be smitten with the <b>Rainbow In My Room.</b> This <b>amazing and educational</b> …

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making play your way

Kids play best – or, they play with the best results from our point of view – when the things they’re playing with are as open-ended as possible. …