Elizabeth Westenberger

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Funny cat video: Cucumber scares the bejesus out of an unsuspecting cat

Picture this: you’re relaxed and about to finish your meal, as you would do on an ordinary day, thinking about relaxing or what’s next on your …

Pandas are so chill because of what they eat

It has long been a mystery how giant pandas, which have a gut ideal for digesting meat, can survive eating almost exclusively bamboo. Now our …

21 Great Quotes to Read Before Going to Sleep

Everybody loves a good quote, and these words of wisdom can help you settle in for sweeter dreams and better night's sleep.<p>Mood and perspective play a significant role on our mindsets before bed, which can in turn influence our quality of sleep. Think about your own experiences -- is there a …

Sleep

Why Sad Music is Best for a Bad Mood

<i>This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.</i><p>Don’t turn to upbeat songs next time you’re feeling down—instead, tune into ballads that match …

Psychology

Fake 8 Hours Of Sleep In 8 Minutes

When life gets in the way of solid snooze time, the first place it shows is on your dial for everybody to see. Want to avoid all that stress? It's important to know the best ways to trick everyone into thinking you switched off the lights well before those a.m. hours rolled around.<p>Ahead, we've …

One of psychology's most infamous experiments on the dark side of humanity is back under the microscope

Only part of that was true. Over the next two years, hundreds of people showed up at Milgram's lab for a learning and memory study that quickly turned into something else entirely.<p>Under the watch of the experimenter, the volunteer—dubbed "the teacher"—would read out strings of words to his partner, …

Psychology

5 Big Things We Get Wrong When Talking to Atheists about God

I rejected God because He didn’t fix my life. As a child, I’d begged him to heal the rifts in my family, the yelling matches, the unrelenting …

Do These 7 Yoga Poses Now to Relieve Stress

Not only is practicing yoga a great workout for toning muscles and improving flexibility, but it’s also a way to ease anxiety and relieve stress. Just taking a few minutes to yourself to slow your breathing and pay attention to your body will help you relax and hopefully achieve a few moments of …

Yoga

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

10 Ways to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes, Backed By Research

The BBC series Sherlock is currently my favorite show on television.<p>Sherlock Holmes instantly decodes someone’s life story and personality from a …

Sherlock Holmes

How Writing a Journal Prepared Me to Write a Novel

Today’s guest is Laura Nicole Diamond author of debut novel <i>Shelter Us</i>. Laura’s first book was <i>Deliver Me: True Confessions of Motherhood</i>, a collection …

Netflix Lands 'SNL'-Packed Lifeguard Comedy 'Staten Island Summer' (Exclusive)

Lorne Michaels produced the Colin Jost-scripted film, which co-stars Bobby Moynihan and Cecily Strong<p>Netflix is finalizing a deal with Paramount …

Comedy

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You can now watch the funny video starring Bill Hader that Apple played before its big event

Before its big event this past Monday, Apple played a parody video that showed a fictional backstage rehearsal for its Worldwide Developers Conference. The video starred Bill Hader, who acted as the director for the show.<p>The 4-minute clip, which focuses on a Hader preparing for an opening number …

Apple

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

Here's what America would be like if the Nazis and Japanese had won WWII

This weekend marks the 71st anniversary of the Allies' D-Day landing at Normandy, France, which ultimately led to the liberation of France from Nazi control.<p>But what if the Allies had never launched their seaborne invasion, leaving Europe in the hands of Hitler and Nazi Germany?<p>Amazon Studios …

Blade Runner

The secrets to getting a good sleep EVERY NIGHT

<b>The secrets to getting a good sleep</b> – How you feel during your waking hours hinges greatly on how well you sleep. Similarly, the cure for sleep …

Do You Have an Anxiety Disorder—Or Are You Just a Worrywart?

If your anxiety legit bothers you and it keeps you from doing things you want to do in life, you’ve checked off the two main qualifiers of an anxiety disorder, says Steve Orma, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist in San Francisco who specializes in anxiety, stress, and insomnia.<p>According to the</i> …

The Secret to Losing Belly Fat

A study in the <i>International Journal of Obesity</i> revealed that when compared to women who cycled at a consistent pace for 40 minutes, women who worked out for 20 minutes but alternated between eight-second sprints and 12 seconds of low-intensity cycling lost more belly fat after 15 weeks. Work out …

36 Simple Ways To Quiet Your Anxiety

These ideas might help you find some peace the next time your mind and heart start racing.<p>Also see what commenters had to say on these two Facebook posts: here and here.<p>For more information about anxiety and depression, including how to find help, visit the websites for the American Psychological …

7 Ways To Change Your Life In 10 Minutes

You're probably familiar with the daily rituals of monks and monastics all over the world: wake up, meditate, read spiritual texts, meditate, read …

Fears and Emotions Your Pet Wants You to Know

<b>By Dr. Becker</b><p><b>“I’m sick” or “I’m in pain”</b><p>Our animal companions can’t tell us when they’re hurt or feel sick, and many types of pets, such as cats, are …

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

Pregnancy

Why great novels don't get noticed now

'Dear Thief’ was one of the best novels published last year. So why haven’t you heard of it? Gaby Wood meets its author, Samantha Harvey<p>Last year, when literary fiction seemed to fall either into the category of formal experiment (Ali Smith’s How to Be Both; Will Self’s Shark) or into an …

15 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get Stuff Done

So you’re feeling uninspired. You went to Instagram to look for style inspo, then Pinterest to plan your future dream home and now you’re here. We’re flattered, but we really do want you to start working on that project. If your to-do list is looking impossible or you’ve been postponing a …

Time Management

The Breakfast That Could Help You Eat 50 Percent Less at Lunch

<i>By Amanda Woerner for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>What did you eat for breakfast today? If it was oatmeal, you might find yourself feeling fuller longer and …

The Acceleration of Acceleration: How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected

<i>This article co-written with Ken Goffman.</i><p>One of the things that happens when you write books about the future is you get to watch your predictions …

When Does Eating Healthy Become Unhealthy?

For some cyclists, a commitment to a healthy diet can become an eating disorder<p>Filling your grocery cart with organic vegetables and whole grains is a smart way to stay fit and healthy. Yet for some cyclists, a dedication to eating right can cross a line into a disorder called orthorexia.
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Mental Health