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The Connection Between Sleep and Appetite

Eating and sleeping are two of the most basic human functions, both essential to survival. They are also two biological processes that are deeply entwined, as science is increasingly discovering. There are foods that promote sleep (including potassium-rich fruits and dark leafy greens) and foods …

4 Brain Benefits of Tea

Brew a batch to strengthen your mental muscles<p>Tea has a rep for being one of the healthiest drinks in the world, thanks to its abundance of disease-fighting antioxidants. Yet when you need a quick pick-me-up, the herbal brew often takes a backseat to coffee. Plenty of research shows that tea has …

19 Signs You Need To Unplug From Your Smartphone

Are you attached to your digital devices? If the thought of being disconnected makes you sweat, you're not alone. Americans are spending more time than ever with their screens, logging an average of more than five hours per day.<p>So how do you curb your addiction? Whether you're addicted to Facebook …

7 Practical Tips for Reducing Stress

<b>Deep Breathing vs. Shallow Breathing</b><p>Breathing deeply can help to reduce your stress and provide oxygen to your brain to help you focus. Most people do not know how to "deep breath" and so they end up breathing shallow breaths which can cause hyperventilation.<p>Place your hand on your stomach and push …

11 Things You're Doing That Could Shorten Your Life

Are you sitting down while reading this? Well that could be shortening your lifespan.<p>Let's be honest: From the moment we're born, we're all dying just as we're living. But certain mundane things we do every day may actually be helping us get there faster. None of this means we should even try to …

4 Commonly Asked Questions About Starting a Meditation Practice

Are you whole-heartedly contemplating adding the practice of stillness and awareness into your life? If so, let me express how thrilled I am for you. To assist you in this <i>complex</i> and <i>astounding</i> journey into mind, body and soul, here are four questions that generally spring up from my …

5 Health Benefits Of Peppermint

In the midst of all the indulgence and decadence this time of year, it's comforting to know there are some very real health benefits to some of the most common flavors of the season.<p>Between candy canes and Christmas bark, peppermint is giving cinnamon a run for its money as stand-out spice of the …

Why A Regular Bedtime Is Important For Children

Children who have irregular bed times are more likely to have behavioral issues than children who have a regular bedtime routine. A survey of 10,00 children showed that irregular bedtimes are linked with difficulties such as hyperactivity, acting out and being emotionally withdrawn. Researchers …

The Psychology Of Materialism, And Why It's Making You Unhappy

More money, more problems? It might just be true. Americans today, compared to 55 years ago, own twice as many cars and eat out twice as much per person, but we don't seem to be any happier because of it. Rather than rising levels of well-being, we've seen mounting credit card debt and increasing …

The Health DOs and DON'Ts of Wearing Sunglasses

You wear sunscreen to protect your skin, right? So it makes sense that you should give the same amount of care and concern to your eyes, especially in the summer months when we spend more time in the sun. This seems intuitive, but only 12 percent of Americans say protecting their eyes is their top …

Are You Busier Than the President? There's No Excuse for Not Exercising

Are you too busy to exercise? Our current president exercises regularly. So does George W. Bush, who now bicycles, but once was a runner. And Bill Clinton is a jogger. Are you busier than the president of the United States? I don't think so. You can make time for exercise if you try. The length of …

Multitasking Is A Don't: 12 Reasons To Stop Doing It

<i>By Amanda MacMillan</i><p>We all do it: Texting while walking, sending emails during meetings, chatting on the phone while cooking dinner. In today’s society, doing just one thing at a time seems downright luxurious, even wasteful.<p>But chances are, you’re not doing yourself (or your boss, or your friends …

The 5 Best Foods For Speeding Up Your Metabolism

"Metabolism is the process of transforming food into energy for the body," says Heather Bauer, R.D., C.D.N., and founder of Bestowed, a subscription service that introduces consumers to healthy foods. "It's directly related to weight gain and weight loss and therefore to overall health."<p>Some people …

5 Things Happy People Do

Sages going back to Socrates have offered advice on how to be happy, but only now are scientists beginning to address this question with systematic, …

Happiness

Letter To Working Mothers: Stop Feeling So Guilty

Dear Working Mother,<p>You are doing a great job. And your kids will turn out just fine despite the hours you spend away from them. Truly.<p>Of course you probably don’t always feel that way yourself. If you are like most working moms I know, you may feel like you’re forever coming up short when it comes …

20 Ways to Find Joy in Every Day

Want to feel a little lighter, shine a little brighter and watch your mood go sky-high? That incomparable state that's one part inner peace, one part …

Happiness

10 Of The Best Yoga Poses For Sleep

Sleep deprivation and stress can be a vicious cycle. We often have trouble falling sleep because we're worried and anxious, and in turn, the fact that we didn't get enough sleep makes us stressed the next day. According to a recent Huffington Post survey, sleep deprivation is a major source of …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Editors' Picks<p>Summer is no time for laces.<p>17 Photos2 days agoView More<p>What She Said<p>Master the fine art of managing (sexy) expectations.<p>By Sophia …

Yoga For Anger: 3 Moves To Help You Calm Down

<i>By JC Peter for Spirituality & Health Magazine</i><p>Anger: We all know it, many of us well. But at a yoga party, it would be <i>gauche</i> to bring up the raging intensity sitting in your gut. We’re all focusing on the positive here, right?<p>Not exactly. Yoga is, in part, a practice for life. It’s natural and …

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here’s a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily.<p>Recently something terribly obvious–yet powerful–occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one …

Infographics

9 Habits of People Who Build Extraordinary Relationships

The most extraordinary professional relationships are built by ordinary actions like these.<p>Professional success is important to everyone, but still, success in business and in life means different things to different people--as well it should.<p>But one fact is universal: Real success, the kind that …

Self-improvement

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Too much sleep can be harmful to health

It's no secret that there are health risks associated with not getting enough sleep. Studies have shown that people who sleep less than six hours a night over long periods of time have increased risks of obesity, weakened immune systems, high blood pressure and cholesterol, heart disease and stroke.<p>…

Sleep

How To Go To Bed The Right Way

You can’t do your best work if you’re too tired to get out of bed. Here’s how to make sure you’re sleeping well and rested.<p>“I love the image of being a baby again,” Zen Habits author Leo Babauta once wrote, “in my head, it conjures up not only sleeping peacefully (though in reality many babies …

Sleep

11 All-Natural, Instant Energy Boosters

8 Keys to Creating a Loving, Joyful Relationship

Do you believe that if you have to work on a relationship, it's not the right relationship for you? Having worked with couples for 45 years, I can tell you without a doubt that this is NOT true!<p>However, "working on a relationship," doesn't mean that it has to be hard. It primarily means that you …