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How anxiety warps your perception

An anxious mindset can change the way you view the world in profound ways. But could a simple new treatment offer a way out of the perpetual fear?<p>As your thoughts run uncontrollably, your heartbeat starts to race and your breathing becomes heavy. Uneasiness is followed by fear, and then without …

Fish and chips and flu pills: sick customer's delivery order goes viral

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Plenty of us turn to takeout when we're feeling too sick to cook. But a Belfast woman's order has gone viral after she asked for a side order of medicine with her food.<p>Feeley's Fish & Chip Shop received the unusual request from Fiona Cuffe on December 30. In the "'additional …

Customer Service

This Is What Actually Happens to Your Body When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation messes with you from head to toe—and a third of the population is losing a lot of zzz's.<p>There's no question that sleep deprivation is an American epidemic, with a third of the country getting less shut-eye than the recommended 7 to 9 hours per night, according to recent research …

Immune System

This is Exactly What Happens to Your Body When You Eat a Ton of Sugar

The maximum amount of added sugar people should eat in a day is 150 calories (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons) for men and 100 calories (25 grams or 6 teaspoons) for women, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Sugar<p>The body can handle, as …

Bad Experiences Often Remembered Out of Context

When people experience a traumatic event, they often carry very strong memories of the specific negative event but keep only vague memories of the …

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Neuroscience: 'Fake It Until You Make It' Actually Works

<i>What are some brain hacks that a neuroscientist or a psychologist knows that most people don’t? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Brian Hoang on Quora:</b><p><b>Fake facial expressions actually …

The Power of Introverts

Today we make room for a remarkably narrow range of personality styles. We're told that to be great is to be bold, to be happy is to be sociable. We see ourselves as a nation of extroverts -- which means that we've lost sight of who we really are. Depending on which study you consult, one-third to …

5 Mindfulness Meditations to Master Your Emotions + Face Stress

Maybe you started yoga for exercise. Then, your mind shifts. Your stress lifts. You’re nicer for no particular reason. If only you could be on your …

Mindfulness

3 Habits That Keep You Anxious & Unhappy

In a world filled with quick fixes and simple solutions, it's easy to get accustomed to the commonality of just "getting by."<p>For years I was guilty …

Meditation Is Even More Powerful Than We Originally Thought

With our stress levels creeping higher than ever before, we could all stand to reap the benefits of this mindful practice.<p>A recent study from Harvard University and the University of Sienna found that the powers of meditation move beyond the cultivation of self-awareness, improvement of …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we've found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to …

When It Comes To Matters Of The Heart, Mindfulness Can Help

It pays to listen to your heart after all.<p>A recent study from Brown University, which explored the potential connection between a person's sense of mindfulness and their cardiovascular health, found that those who are more aware of their feelings in the present moment also benefit from a healthier …

10 Ways to Cope With Stress and Overwhelm

You've got so much to do that you don't know where to begin. That sickly feeling of anxiety is rising. Yet you're frozen.<p>Just when life demands that you be charging ahead, firing on all cylinders, actioning to-do lists and kicking goals, your old frenemy Overwhelm decides to pay you a visit. Don't …

Peace Arrives When You Take Action

There comes a time in life when you know it's time to change and not just in an "I should stop eating frozen pizza every night" kind of way.<p>This is a real, feel-it-in-your-bones change. The kind that knocks you over and asks: "Are you strong enough?" "Are you REALLY ready?"<p>This is the time to leap. …

6 Ways Being Nice To Others Is Actually Good For You

There are exactly three ways to define the word "nice," according to the dictionary.<p>The first is the ability to "give pleasure or joy." The second is defined as "attractive or of good quality." The third is simple and straightforward -- someone who is nice is "kind, polite and friendly." Sounds …

What Is Mindfulness? 10 Answers From 10 Teachers

Sometimes I think there are as many ways of describing mindfulness as there are brands of shampoo. This can be confusing. So we asked many of the experts we interviewed to put it in their own words. Here is what they told us.<p><b>Tara Brach:</b> "Mindfulness is a pause -- the space between stimulus and …

Why Mindfulness Is The Foundation Of Emotional Intelligence

A growing body of research shows that meditation is an effective way to boost focus, zap stress, relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce inflammation, among other benefits. And according to some mindfulness experts, a meditation practice can also be a powerful way to help us get in …

7 Ways to Practice Mindfulness in the Technology Age

I think we've all experienced that awkward moment, when you're speaking to someone and the cell phone rings. For a moment one person glances at their phone, while the other wonders if they're about to be trumped by a phone call. No one likes being ignored in the midst of a cell conversation. It's …

The Healing Power of Kindness

<i>By Lloyd Dean & James Doty, M.D.</i><p>We've all heard the old adage that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what about a smile?<p>An extensive scientific literature review sponsored by Dignity Health and conducted by the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford …

7 Mindfulness Tips for Happiness at Work

So many people are miserable at work! Millions, it turns out. No matter what the "work" is -- corporate leaders, cashiers and food service employees, entrepreneurs -- we're a culture of misery when it comes to work.<p>And the costs of that misery are high indeed, both in the workplace, as well as for …

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type …

Comedy Central

Texting Neck: Hunching Over Your Phone Stresses Your Spine

How Well Does Your Doctor Communicate with You?

Patients have long complained that doctors are rude, they’re bad listeners and they don’t explain things clearly.<p>Those complaints are finally being taken seriously, as poor communication is increasingly understood to be at the root of many of health care’s failures—and a leading culprit in rising …

Six Tips For Better Napping

The sleep experts say napping done right is good for the brain and our work performance.<p>But what’s the best way to grab some extra zzz’s during the day? Here are some tips from the experts:<p>1. Don’t nap too long, especially if it’s a week day and you’re working. Experts warn that the longer the nap, …

20 Things Successful People 'Refuse' to Do

<b>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</b><p><b>1. They don't define success in a monetary term.</b><p>Most successful people define success as happiness, having a peace of mind, or helping others. They see money as something that brings them comfort and opens doors of opportunities. They realize that …

Seven Essential Steps: The Power of Your Mind and Setting Intentions

If you're an ambitious and driven person, chances are you've heard the word intention thrown about:<p><i>Set your intentions...Be mindful of your intentions...Create powerful intentions...</i><p>But the term can be vague and convoluted. Is it a belief? A prayer? Is it having faith?<p>In simple form, your …