David Martin

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Let this brain scientist optimize your morning routine

What you do in the morning can make or break your brain’s performance. Here are some simple habits to adopt between wake-up and lunchtime, in the right order.<p>Struggling to focus throughout your workday? You’re not alone. We live in a world of never-ending distractions, making it harder to …

These Brain Foods Have Been Found to Increase Your Focus, Help You Think More Clearly, and Give You a Longer Life

Eat walnuts, sardines, and salmon, and you're off to a fast start.<p>While drinking coffee is a necessary cultural norm that keeps us alert and productive throughout the day, a daily caffeinated fix can have spiraling effects that wreak havoc on the body.<p>Before lighting your torches and starting …

This hydration schedule will help you sleep like a baby, experts say

Do you frequently feel sluggish and irritated for no good reason when you wake up in the morning, instead of feeling rested and refreshed?<p>You might …

Wellness

You're Eating Tens of Thousands of Pieces of Plastic Each Year And You Don't Even Know It

Seafood is only a small part of the problem.<p>We're increasingly aware of how plastic is polluting our environment. Much recent attention has focused …

Seven (or more) things you didn't know about your brain

The brain — the central "control unit" of our bodies, repository of memories and emotions. Throughout history, philosophers have believed that the …

Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in toothpaste and other products, linked to inflammation and cancer in the gut

The antimicrobial chemical triclosan is in thousands of products that we use daily: hand soaps, toothpastes, body wash, kitchenware and even some …

Top 15 Natural Foods That Curb Hunger

Do you get hungry when you're trying to lose weight? Many of us do. But smart eaters know that if you get enough fiber in your diet the hunger is …

3 things that brought this woman back from Alzheimer’s

<b>Mom and son created an action plan for dementia; a year later and she's back to her old self.</b><p>Anyone who has experienced Alzheimer’s in a loved one …

8 vitamins and supplements that are a waste of money — and could even be dangerous

Vitamins and minerals are essential to health, but that doesn't mean megadoses will keep you out of the hospital or make you live longer. Some may be harmful. In most cases, it's preferable to get these nutrients from a balanced diet. High doses of certain vitamins and minerals may be appropriate …

Wellness

Ways to avoid hantavirus exposure as spring cleaning season begins

As spring begins, Saskatchewan health officials are reminding people about the risk of hantavirus in areas potentially infested by rodents. People …

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after news broke that 50 million Facebook profiles were passed along to UK data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and used for political profiling. CEO Mark …

How To Block All The Companies Tracking You On Facebook

Facebook is a great utility if you want to stay in touch with friends and family, share photos, and see what other people are up to in their lives. …

40,000 smoke alarms that may not detect smoke recalled in Canada

Health Canada has issued a recall for 40,000 Kidde smoke alarms.<p>Two Kidde dual-sensor smoke alarm models, manufactured between September 2016 and …

How your next meal could help fight depression and stress

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you find that food deeply affects your mood? Science is beginning to back up such gut feelings.<p>The link between poor diet and mood disorders has been long known, but what has been less clear is the direction of causality. When we're depressed, we tend to reach for lower-quality comfort …

Nutrition

Depression as a Social Disease

What causes depression and anxiety? I have been a practicing psychologist and psychoanalyst for almost 40 years and have seen hundreds of patients …

Depression

New research shows lavender and tea tree oil may be making young boys grow breasts

Essential oils are often marketed as a way to soothe your mind, rejuvenate your skin or alleviate pain. But according to researchers, these products …

Calcium Supplements May Raise the Risk of Colon Polyps, New Study Finds

Calcium supplements may be linked to the development of colon polyps—small, benign growths that could ultimately develop into cancer, according to a …

The Latest: Mennonite investigator again jailed for contempt

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a Mennonite investigator jailed in Colorado after refusing to testify (all times local):<p>9:25 a.m.<p>A private investigator …

Death Row

9 Ways to Become Mentally Tough According to a Former Marine

You can read every leadership book out there, until you’re an expert in the art of managing other people.<p>But ultimately, this knowledge is useless if …

Self-help

Your shampoo and deodorant are as bad for you as car exhaust

That stuff you use to get ready in the morning? It could be as bad for your health and the planet as car pollution. A new study shows that half of …

Chocolate hummus is shockingly good (recipe + nutrition facts)

<b>There's some kind of kitchen wizardry that happens when chick peas meet cocoa powder; here's how to find out in five minutes flat.</b><p>I felt conflicted, …

How To: Properly Calibrate the Battery on Any Android Phone

After Apple's recent fiasco, it's now common knowledge that smartphone batteries degrade over time. But aside from causing terrible battery life, a …

10 things to eat and drink when you’re sick

<b>When struck with a cold or the flu, turn to these symptom-soothers and immune-boosters to help get back on track.</b><p>When you’re sick, you’re sick … and …

15 Chinese Food Recipes That Taste Better Than Takeout

Ditch the kung pao with these easy recipes.<p>February 05, 2018<p>Sometimes I just want to sit in front of Netflix and eat boxes of takeout while I …

Saunas Are A Hot Trend, And They Might Even Help Your Health

It's not even a month into winter, and the cold temperatures have already crushed my spirits. Bundling up every time I leave the house, unexpected school snow days, a sidewalk obstacle course of frozen dog poop: I'm over it. I find myself dreaming of not just spring but warmth in any form. So a …

Wellness

How do you strengthen hip flexors?

People who sit for extended periods of time are at a high risk of developing tight hip flexors. When hip flexors are tight, a person may experience …

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

Tip: How to Improve Upper Back Mobility

Boost thoracic mobility, improve your squat and overhead press, and keep your shoulders healthy. Here's the warm-up you need.<p>If you want healthy …