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Every Relationship Counts

You've probably heard clichés like "It's not what you know, it's who you know" or that networking is really important. The fact is that it's all about relationships. But just like anything, you can't fake it.<p>Connections are important, but how do you build them? How do you meet people that will help …

We Are What We Become

"Lord! We know what we are, but know not what we may be." -- William Shakespeare<p>When we say things like, "I am what I am" or in Paula Deen's case, "I is what I is," what we're saying really is that what you see is what you get, like it or not, which sounds like a pretty done deal to me.<p>I'm not as …

Want to Lose Weight? This Is the Amount of Water to Drink, According to New Research

You've probably heard before that water can help you lose weight, right? But can it <i>really?</i> That's what researchers from Nutrition Sciences at the Berlin School of Public Health, Charite University Hospital wanted to know, so they reviewed 11 related studies to find out.<p>Of the 11, they found three …

Know Your Fear and Do the Opposite

Fear is our most basic human shadow. Fear of death, rejection, failure, confrontation -- even fear of success ends up unconsciously running our show.<p>In order to overcome fear, first identify what your typical fear response is.<p><b>Know Your Fear Response</b><p><b>Fear freeze:</b> When faced with fear, is your …

Does It Matter How Often You Work Out?

You already know the thirty minutes of exercise, five days a week recommendations. But new research says it may be more complicated… and more flexible.<p>Can’t drag yourself to the gym today? Don’t sweat it—just log extra time tomorrow. When it comes to a few major exercise health benefits, it doesn’t …

Exercise

How to Let Go of Perfectionism

Trepidation. Fear. Exhaustion.<p>That's what I felt the moment I went to press on the Buddha Doodles Gratitude Journal even though I had spent several weeks in production 'perfecting' the project.<p>Deep down I knew that it was a great product, but I felt blinded by my own perfectionism.<p>And then I had to …

Late nights 'sap children's brain power'

<b>Late nights and lax bedtime routines can blunt young children's minds, research suggests.</b><p>The findings on sleep patterns and brain power come from a UK study of more than 11,000 seven-year-olds.<p>Youngsters who had no regular bedtime or who went to bed later than 21:00 had lower scores for reading and …

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hooking Up

New research reveals that feeling blah post-hookup is all too common. Here's how to make sure the only thing you experience after casual sex is total satisfaction<p>A hot-and-heavy night <i>should</i> leave you doing a stride of pride the next day. But if you've ever hooked up with someone, only to find …

Relationships

Choir singers 'synchronise their heartbeats'

<b>Choir singers not only harmonise their voices, they also synchronise their heartbeats, a study suggests.</b><p>Researchers in Sweden monitored the heart rates of singers as they performed a variety of choral works.<p>They found that as the members sang in unison, their pulses began to speed up and slow down …