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Nun Watching: What Sisters Are Teaching Us About Aging

In 1986, David Snowdon began a study of nuns in Mankato, Minnesota. He was interested in what causes the brain to deteriorate with age in some people while others remain intact. His choice of nuns as subjects has provided a unique source of data that continues to churn out fascinating findings.<p>The …

Alzheimer's Disease

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Preventing Litter Box Problems

Cats can be finicky about their bathroom habits, so unless you want to be dealing with a regular mess at home, keeping your cat's litter box up to …

Pets

Almost everyone who is single is single for the same reason

“Write about the search,” he said. “That’s what’s fucking killing everyone.”<p>“The search?” Did he mean finding a new rent-controlled apartment that wasn’t possessed by fruit flies? Or perhaps a new startup job that boasted an extra one-zillionth percent of equity? In San Francisco we were all …

Using the 5 Love Languages to Reclaim Your Marriage

I had just returned from a four-night mission at a tiny little village on the outskirts of Zabul Province, Afghanistan when I stumbled upon this little gem. I was exhausted, hungry and in desperate need of a shower when an Army chaplain picked me up from the Blackhawk landing zone to take me back …

Biden’s cancer bid exposes rift among researchers

Joe Biden’s proposal for a cancer moon shot has struck a deep nerve in the research community, where cutting-edge scientists blame an entrenched medical establishment for hoarding the data needed to make breakthroughs.<p>Biden, whose son Beau died of brain cancer in May, said earlier this month that …

Joe Biden

Reports of 'unruly passengers' on planes drop; social media might be the reason

The number of airline passengers who are reported for disrupting commercial flights has been dropping for several years. But the decline may have more to do with social media than any improvement in fliers' manners.<p>In 2015, the incidents of “unruly passengers” reported to the<p>Federal Aviation …

10 Things Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day. And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

San Francisco Bay Area
Anachronistic

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

Time Management

Blog Archive

“Volunteers performed three 1-minute sequences of continuous chest compressions on a manikin accompanied by No Music, repeated choruses of ‘Achy …

Is Inglewood the Next Target of Gentrification?

Is Inglewood next?<p>With a nearly $2 billion NFL stadium, which will include a mixed-use shopping and entertainment development, scheduled to open in …

Real Estate

Are You a Pilot? Then Volunteer to Rescue Dogs.

Nearly every single day in America a volunteer pilot is helping someone in some way to do good things. These volunteer pilots serve in a number of capacities, from flying patients to much needed medical care, to flying dogs from certain death in kill shelters or from animal rescues.<p>As a matter of …

Animal Rescue

8 TED Talks That Will Help You Build Stronger Relationships

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TED Talks

Homeless woman gives birth near Vatican, receives aid offer

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has offered a place to stay to a homeless woman who gave birth on a piece of cardboard near St. Peter's Square early Wednesday. She's thinking about it.<p>Italian police said a patrol stopped to help the woman after she gave birth in a square just beyond Vatican …

Vatican

When Do Most Couples First Say "I Love You"? Study Reveals Average Dating Milestones

Some of us get bitten by the love bug very early on in relationships—others take longer to decide. Either way, many people are prone to anxiety over exactly <i>when</i> to say the L word. How much time is normal to wait?<p>To find out how rapidly different aspects of relationships evolve, Match surveyed over …

The Pet Obesity Epidemic: What If Your Pet Is Overweight?

Obesity is a growing major epidemic. (You’ve heard this before? Read on.) Obesity is affecting every age and every location. (“OK,” you may say. Keep reading.) Obesity can lead to life-altering and -threatening chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, bone and joint problems and hair coat …

Diabetes

Five Psychology Podcasts to Broaden Your Mind in 2016

Know yourself, understand others, and live thoughtfully.<p>Now that you’ve finished binge-watching Making a Murderer and Serial season 2 just isn’t …

Self-improvement

The New Face of Hunger

Millions of working Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from. We sent three photographers to explore hunger in three very different parts of the United States, each giving different faces to the same statistic:<p>One-sixthof Americans don’t have enough food to eat.<p>Click below to …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Mindfulness

Scientific Reasons Household Items Make You Happy - How to Make Your Home Happy

1 Green or yellow walls<p>Getty<p>Out of the entire rainbow, a study from Vrije University in Amsterdam found that these two hues evoked the most feelings …

Happiness

How Depression and Anxiety Don't Mix Well in College

I've never been a bad student. I always got As and, while the occasional B upset me, I could usually push past it. I had so much else going on in my life: extracurriculars, great friends and a family I loved spending time with. I didn't love high school, probably because of the occasional teasing, …

Mental Health

What Life Would Be Like If I Loved Myself the Way I Loved You

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Erin Pierce.</i><p>I should have loved myself with the love I gave to you. I should have told myself the encouraging things I told you when you were most vulnerable. I should have given myself the same chances that I gave to you.<p><i>And I didn't.</i><p>If there's one thing that I …

Positive Thinking

4 Jokes About Mental Illness You Need to Stop Making

Person 1: <i>Someone forgot their meds this morning! Lol!</i><p>Person 2: <i>Someone else forgot that someone listening takes meds and thinks this joke is offensive! Lol!</i><p>Don't get me wrong, I think humor is incredibly therapeutic. Even during my darkest times I was cracking jokes. A good, authentic laugh during a …

Science can help you beat writer’s block

Lots of people want to write—but many find the process of actually getting words on the page to be pure torture. As an author, journalism professor and therapist who specializes in working with writers, I can attest to the fact that it’s perfectly normal to struggle with writing. However, there’s a …

Creative Writing

Pretty girls get better grades: Attractiveness does affect women’s scores — but not men’s

A new study shows this bias comes from both male and female instructors, too<p>I pulled many all-nighters in college and graduate school. Long hours, with little to no sleep became my lifestyle, and I’d wake up each morning, do my best to look presentable, and do it all over again. I was an academic …

Research

Is It Depression or a Dark Night of the Soul?

In the fall of 2007, Mother Teresa graced the cover of Time magazine when her private writings were published. Many of the excerpts were filled with …

8 Psychological Insights Into the Brain That Will Improve Your Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The better you understand the human mind, the better you’ll be able to persuade customers to convert. And, if you think about it, marketing is really about applied psychology.<p>What this means is that buyers act in certain ways because …

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