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'Stop! Stop!': Canadian women share stories of alleged mistreatment in the delivery room

Brittany Davis says a nurse stabbed her in the leg with a needle seven times to prove her epidural was working, after scolding her for crying out in …

Bengal Kittens and a box. How fun can that really be?

Happy Birthday Bengal Cats Rocket & Rumble Linus Cat Tips

Portraits of Maine Coon Cats Who Look Like Majestic Mythical Creatures

Photographer Robert Sijka sheds new light on one of the internet’s most beloved creatures, cats. The Hong Kong-based creative focuses his attention on the Maine Coon cats, the largest breed of domesticated felines. Their distinctive appearance includes long fur that frames their face like a lion, …

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10 foods to avoid if you have anxiety

Over the past few years, I've endured a series of unforeseen events. Originally diagnosed with anxiety and depression at 14, I spent the majority of my life working through a condition that I immediately attributed to my environment. It wasn't until 12 years later that things took a turn for the …

20 surprising effects that getting more sleep has on your mind and body

If you have a few days off this summer, one of the best things you can do with your time is fix your sleeping habits. Just let yourself sleep naturally during those days and see how much you really need.<p>For at least 40% of the US population that isn't getting the recommended seven to nine hours a …

Nine Simple Tips for Improving Your Table Manners at Fancy Restaurants

Whether you’re dining out at a nice restaurant, enjoying a wedding reception, or trying to look your best at a work event, proper etiquette is …

4 Ways to Calm Yourself When You’re Anxious

How to locate the “off” switch to your jitters.<p>The human brain is good at creating anxiety. The good news is that it's possible to undo your anxiety …

The Reason Stress Keeps You Up at Night and How to Fix It

Whether it’s work demands, relationship drama or financial fumbles, chances are you’ve suffered a sleepless night due to stress or anxiety. No matter how many sheep you count, that pesky problem can leave you tossing and turning until the sun comes up. Before you know it, your alarm goes off, and …

Learn How To Sleep Like A Baby

Sleep like a baby. It's what we all strive for, now that we know how important sleep is. It's that feeling that you have just come out of the deepest, most pleasant, and refreshing moments of your life, and not a sound, a light, or care in the world could have disturbed you. One natural way to get …

Homemade Italian Salad Dressing

Yum! <i>This post is sponsored by STAR FINE FOODS, maker of awesome Olive Oils, Vinegars, glazes, capers, anchovies, onions, and the list goes ON and ON!</i></i> …

Healthy Eating

8 Bad Communication Habits You Need to Break Immediately | Inc.com

Conversations are a big part of our everyday lives. And whether you think of yourself as a world-class communicator or as someone who would rather just send an email than deal with face-to-face chatter, chances are you have at least a few bad communication habits that are driving people crazy.<p>Take …

Public Speaking

How Giving Up TV For A Month Changed My Brain And My Life

Watching a couple hours of TV a day can have major effects on your brain. So what would happen if you quit cold turkey?<p>I’ve never seen <i>Game of Thrones</i>, I don’t know what the <i>Scandal</i> is, and I couldn’t name a single “real” housewife. I thought I didn’t watch much television and that taking a 30-day …

What's The Difference Between All These Running Apps?

A lot has changed since we picked our favourite running apps a few years ago. Now there are tons of apps that save your stats in the cloud and let …

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

Doing that Vegan Thing? Just Don't Make These 5 Common Mistakes

Navigating a vegan diet can be tricky. Here's everything you need to know about plant-based cooking—plus the things most people screw up when giving up meat.<p>We've heard just about every quip about veganism there is: "What's the best way to prepare tofu? Dump it in the trash and buy some bacon" …

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23 Vegan Foods for Weight Loss

You came. You slawed. You conquered just about every fat-burning vegan smoothie you could dream up. And now that your vegan cleanse thing is over, …

Nutrition

How Mindful Meditation Can Actually Change Your Brain

You may have heard Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Katy Perry talk about "mindfulness meditation," but new research has found it's not just a celebrity buzzword.<p>A new study published in the journal <i>Biological Psychiatry</i> discovered that mindfulness meditation, which focuses on breathing and …

21 Kitchen Upgrades That You Can Actually Do Yourself

Including options for renters!

9 Realistic Ways To Stop Procrastinating And Stress Less

People procrastinate for different reasons, but the result is the same: stress. Here’s how to tackle all of the reasons you put things off.<p>Those expense reports you’ve been putting off for months? That power yoga class you never seem to make? Chances are, there are at least one or two projects on …

10 Easy Ways to Stop Eating So Much Sugar

“Eat less sugar” may be a short and sweet suggestion, but the USDA’s most recent dietary guidelines have gotten some pretty long-winded responses …

What Do the Words You Use Say About You?

A lot.<p>Your personality can be determined just by looking at the way you text message. You can make accurate judgments about your favorite author’s …

4 Great Ways to Stay Motivated All Year Long | Inc.com

Now that the New Year has well and truly begun, it is time to discover how to keep that fire burning within all year round by becoming as hungry as a lion chasing it's next meal.<p>The start of a new year sends our enthusiasm to an all-time high as we aim to make this year better than our last. Our …

Motivation

The definitive, scientific answers to 20 health questions everyone has

To help you parse out what works from what's merely myth, here are the definitive (at least for now) answers to some of the most pressing health questions, based on the book "Your Health: What Works, What Doesn't."

17 Cheap Organic Foods You Should Be Buying

Compared to conventional foods, certain organic foods are so affordable that you shouldn’t ignore them while grocery shopping.<p>You’re typically …

12 Things Successful People Do Before They Go to Bed | Inc.com

The very last thing you do before bed tends to have a significant impact on your mood and energy level the next day, as it often determines how well and how much you sleep.<p>Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely …

Sleep

The Best Free Online Courses for Professionals | Inc.com

It's never too late to invest in your career. Fortunately, we live in a time where we all have access to an elite education at our fingertips, not to mention completely free of charge. All you have to do is create a free account at Coursera, and you'll be ready to take your career into your own …

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Here’s How to Scientifically Train Your Mind to Be Happy

Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like accounting and law) can lead you toward a pervasive pessimism that …

Here Are 7 Things That Will Make You Happier in 7 Seconds, According to Research

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